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About Varied / Hobbyist Core Member KseniaFemale/Russia Recent Activity
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Q: Doc, do you take commissions?
A: Why, yes, of course. Not often, though.

Q: Are there any general rules for your commissions?
A: Not really, but there are several taboos. First of all, I generally paint PG-13-rated images; I can add blood or sexual themes, yet I don't enjoy painting porn. I don't do detailed backgrounds unless you are willing to spare extra money. Also I'm not amused when you ask me to paint somebody whose anatomy I don't know well or somebody I don't like, just because this way I cannot be sure of the image quality.

Q: So you only paint the stuff you like, don't you?
A: Yes, and I think that's fair. See, it's simple: the more I like the characters, the more effort I put into painting them. Since there's quite a lot of characters I do like, it is safe to say I can paint almost anything.

Q: How can you tell if you can paint some particular image?
A: I always check if I can physically paint the image you'd like to have as a result before starting the serious work, so that I can guarantee it's possible.

Q: I want this and that to be done, now take my money!
A: No, I shall not. You pay me for work only when it's finished and approved from both sides.

Q: How long does it take to finish a commissioned work?
A: That depends on the specific work. Some get done within one evening. Some get revisited for weeks.

Q: What is the average number of commissions in progress you are usually working at?
A: One. I don't take several commissions at one time, because I want to be fully focused on one task and do it right.

Q: How do I know if you're working on a commission?
A: Check the top of this FAQ: there's my current status. If it says "off", that means I'm working on something (or: I'm tired, ill, asleep, on vacation, in a wood, collecting mushrooms...) and cannot take any orders right now. If it says "on"... there you go, I'm open for ideas!

Q: What's your pricing policy?
A: Easy to calculate. First we talk things through and I check if I can do what you want, and then we can choose from the following options:
• a rough sketch, lines only, non-printable size — 10 $ (extra character: + 3 $)
• a detailed sketch, grey shading, non-printable size — 15 $ (extra character: + 5 $)
• a detailed graphic drawing in shades of grey, printable size - 35 $ (extra character: + 10 $)
• a rough painting in color, non-printable size — 30 $ (extra character: + 10 $)
• a detailed printable painting in full color — 50-70 $ (extra character: + 10 $)
• adding detailed background starts with 15 $ and depends on the complexity of the work.

If you want a fully painted detailed design for printing on t-shirts, book covers, posters, etc., and the quantity of the prints is going to be over 100 pieces, the price starts from 300 $ (but is negotiable in any specific case).

Q: I want a pink dragon with butterfly wings and the face of drunken Benedict Cumberbatch carrying Clark Gregg dressed in a pirate hat and kevlar thongs into the sunset over the valleys of the Seven Kingdoms!
A: What were you smoking? Please, share! Also, I'm sure we can talk this over and make the image a bit saner. Or, I can do it... if you promise you'll NEVER show it to Benedict Cumberbatch and Clark Gregg, unless it was them who suggested the idea!




Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
Mostly female.
Mostly human.
Mostly harmless.


V is for Valentine
Because the dreaded holiday approaches... :heart:
Mature content for the anatomically accurate heart of some mammal you never knew.
Knight by erebus-odora

A dear friend of mine suggested this idea… It came out of the blue, really, for she just remembered the Lost Hope’s ballroom and wondered if I could place Richard E. Grant {not gonna lie: once you try painting his weird face, it’s difficult to stop experimenting with angles} there, as a member of Faerie court, or a knight, or anything in between.

That was the moment my mind was blinded by St. Elmo’s lights, I guess, for I have no better explanation for the result. 

Side note: I could have probably been a nice clothing designer if only the clothing I paint weren’t all mixed fabric and metal anachronisms. When my friend asked me about the clothing style of “an average fairy knight”, I just said, “WHY CAN’T WE TRY EVERYTHING AT THE SAME TIME?!”

Agave :: commission by erebus-odora
Agave :: commission
Commission for a lovely lady that wanted something based off a press photo of Bakkhai to remember... and I just couldn't resist.


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Estheryu Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016
very nice gallery!
nice to meet you here!
have a nice day!:love:
dixiekasilke Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning gallery. I just love your style! :nod: :D :+devwatch:
Mister-Hizum Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2015  Student General Artist
Спасибо за вотч ^_^ Очень рад закомству) Про твое таро легенды ходят
Tygriess Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Hobbyist
Happy Birthday!!
Kimblewick Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015   Digital Artist
Happy Birthday! Hope it's a wonderful day :)
TagadaComatose Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015
Happy Birthday!
libertimages Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Dear Ksenia, as "dark grey" you might be, I wish you a great, wonderful, happy B-Day !!!Airborne Glomp! 
LosVelka Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Have a wonderful birthday! I sadly can afford only a free gift 
winterschok Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015
Happy Birthday!
Sunflower-Bunny Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Hi, I really like your Grimm and Hannibal art! Your conceptual pieces are beautiful!
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