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Yenot by DragonstormStudios
Yenot
Eнот - Yenot - Raccoon in Russian.

A gift for my paternal grandmother.

Watercolour, ink and gel pen on 5"x7" illustration board.

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Hello folks!

The matter of commission pricing has been a tough one. It's so easy to fall into the trap of "What if it's too much, is my art really worth it?" and to simply price low.

However, I'll be honest, it takes me a while to draw anything. Anyone who has ever seen me add meticulous detail to a colour pencil drawing knows this very well. I'm getting faster, but I can't cut corners when I draw, or the quality will suffer. But I've always been nervous to raise prices, cause I've never felt my art to be worth it. But after sending some art to the US today, I realized that my client base is global. I'm on contract, and I'm heading to university again, off of co-op. I have so many people following my work on here, Furaffinity, Weasyl...and I'm so grateful for that. Grateful that you enjoy what I create. Every favourite and comment is a warm fuzzy in my belly and an honour.

That being said, I can't afford to price low anymore. It's not just confidence in ability, it's also that I'm chopping away at my school debt, among other expenses, and the amount of time and health I pour into my art (passions, am I right?) versus my payback is disproportionate. I guess it's also that they're all original pieces, traditionally hand drawn so there will never be another of its like available to own.

So I've raised my prices significantly.

The client will get a package containing the high res file and a smaller version, on top of the original artwork if shipping costs are paid for.

Thank you for your understanding, I hope this decision makes sense.
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: Even in Death
  • Playing: With Reality
  • Eating: Flesh
  • Drinking: Fle - wait crap
Toshra Freedlance - Commission
"oh my God, please help me
neck deep in the river, screamin' for relief
he says, it's mind to give, but it's yours to choose
you're gonna sink or swim, you're gonna learn the truth
no matter what you do, you're gonna learn the truth, sayin'

ate the bread that once was stone
fell from a cliff, never broke a bone
bowed down to get the kings overthrown

and I'm all alone and the fire grows
and I'm all alone
and the fire grows."

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Toshra Freedlance belongs to her owner, and is a character in Elegy - a postapocalyptic LARP that I attend.

;D EYY BLOOD

Watercolour, ink and gold paint on 8x10 Illustration board
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Eyeing the Quarry - Commission by DragonstormStudios
Eyeing the Quarry - Commission

One of my specialties is taking written descriptions and creating character artwork out of that. I've done that at conventions on commission and I do that fairly frequently either as a standard commission or when contracted. I do enjoy creating visuals from words, music, and poetry. :3

 

In any case!

 

Here is Estra, a beautiful red-headed lioness with a golden body so toned you'd think that she's a Custodes. A bit of an esoteric reference, but I hope that just made someone smile somewhere.

 

This is a character design, and was incredibly fun to draw. Hope you like it, mate!

 

Estra belongs to her respective owner.
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Ysengrin and Reynard by DragonstormStudios
Ysengrin and Reynard
There are many a tale of wolf and fox, but none so famed as the fables of Ysengrin and his villain, Reynard!

On one spring day, a fisherman came to the pond to catch some fish. Reynard the Fox was presently there, watching. As soon as the fisherman finished, he loaded his catch upon a horse-drawn cart, and headed home. The cunning fox ran ahead, and lay prone on the side of the road. The fisherman saw the fox and thought “oh! My wife did ask for a fox-skin scarf.” He took up the fox and placed him on the cart. As soon as they got fair enough ahead, Reynard began pushing fish off the wagon to the side of the road. Once all the fish were gone he leaped off himself to gather them – and the witless fisherman returned to his rather angry wife!

Reynard ate his catch by the road, and soon his friend Ysengrin the wolf was there. “Ho, Reynard! What have you there, and how did you come about it?”
“I caught this fish myself,” Declared Reynard, “and I will teach you to do so yourself if you please.”

“Teach me,” demanded the hungry Wolf, “you will see I am an apt scholar.”
The cunning fox took his companion to the pond, and directed him to place his tail in the water, but the wolf hesitated. “Surely, will the fish stay on my tail?” “You are wise!” Exclaimed the fox, and picked up a hook the fisherman discarded, tying it tightly around Ysengrin’s tail.

The wolf hesitated again. “Why should the fish eat the hook?” “You are wise!” Exclaimed the fox, and picked a bit of fishmeat from between his teeth, placing it on the hook. “Now you are ready to fish. Place your tail in the water, and do not move a muscle or you’ll scare the fish hence!”

Ysengrin did as told with great solemnity, and Reynard went off to do his business. Twice he returned to check on the silly bored wolf, and cried aloud “Ho there! Stand very still, lest you scare the fish!” At which the wolf returned to stock stillness. At last Reynard left to sleep, and when he returned the next morning he saw that Ysengrin had fallen asleep, his tail still in the water. Suddenly his tail jerked, but the wolf made no movement. Seeing opportunity, Reynard screamed into his ear “Ho there! It’s a fish, pull it out, pull it out!”

The shock and the suddenness made Ysengrin start, and he howled in pain, flicking his bum and fleeing into the woods. At the same time a fish came forth from the water – it had bitten off Ysengrin’s tail!

Thus did Ysengrin curse Reynard for giving him a stumpy tail – and the fox had his breakfast.

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Watercolour and Ink on 5"x7" illustration board

Goodness this is fun!
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dragonstormstudio.com/commissi…

Hello folks!

The matter of commission pricing has been a tough one. It's so easy to fall into the trap of "What if it's too much, is my art really worth it?" and to simply price low.

However, I'll be honest, it takes me a while to draw anything. Anyone who has ever seen me add meticulous detail to a colour pencil drawing knows this very well. I'm getting faster, but I can't cut corners when I draw, or the quality will suffer. But I've always been nervous to raise prices, cause I've never felt my art to be worth it. But after sending some art to the US today, I realized that my client base is global. I'm on contract, and I'm heading to university again, off of co-op. I have so many people following my work on here, Furaffinity, Weasyl...and I'm so grateful for that. Grateful that you enjoy what I create. Every favourite and comment is a warm fuzzy in my belly and an honour.

That being said, I can't afford to price low anymore. It's not just confidence in ability, it's also that I'm chopping away at my school debt, among other expenses, and the amount of time and health I pour into my art (passions, am I right?) versus my payback is disproportionate. I guess it's also that they're all original pieces, traditionally hand drawn so there will never be another of its like available to own.

So I've raised my prices significantly.

The client will get a package containing the high res file and a smaller version, on top of the original artwork if shipping costs are paid for.

Thank you for your understanding, I hope this decision makes sense.
  • Mood: Tired
  • Listening to: Even in Death
  • Playing: With Reality
  • Eating: Flesh
  • Drinking: Fle - wait crap

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I am a traditional artist who is always interested in exploring new media combinations. With every work I do I strive to improve, and as a result my style is constantly evolving. I enjoy illustration, and my genres often dip into worlds of fantasy and science fiction.

I don't just stick to drawing either. I'm also an avid cosplayer! Whether its sewing, propwork, (Oh yes prop work) makeup and/or acting, I love it! Each costume is a challenge because it makes me to try something I've never done before. If you ever see me in costume, feel free to stop on by and say hi! Maybe I'll draw you something if my arms aren't busy holding up wings. ;D
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lilkittie Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015
Hey there! :) Visited your booth this weekend at ConBravo (I was the girl with the friend who was having trouble transferring her pencil crayon prints to digital). I love your work, it's absolutely stunning! Your choice of colours is just beautiful. Also, I wanted to let you know that the link to your deviantart from your main website takes you to "dragonstormstudio", without the s on the end.
Keep up the awesome work!
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Pentacoil Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Welcomes you to the family.
Feel free to submit any time :) (Smile) be sure to read the rules.
They are nothing fansy, 
the rules are more what you'd call "guidelines" AGREED.
Thank you for joining :D (Big Grin)
I realy like your style
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windsormagistus Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
thanks for the fav, your works are awesome btw!
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Kjdragon Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday :cake:
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CreeppingDeath Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Student Digital Artist
happy birthday!
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Ksantor Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
С днём Рождения! =)
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Happy B-day.:happybounce: 
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Happy Birthday!! :)
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Happy B-Day ^_^
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