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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 - 5 $ (extra character: + 2 $)
• a detailed sketch, grey shading, non-printable size - 10 $ (extra character: + 5 $)
• a detailed graphic drawing in shades of grey, printable size -25 s (extra character: + 5 $)
• a rough painting in color, non-printable size - 3o $ (extra character: + 10 $)
• a detailed printable painting in full color - 40-50 $ (extra character: + 1oS)
• 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!




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Mostly female.
Mostly human.
Mostly harmless.


Trigger Warning: Front Page Doodle by erebus-odora
Trigger Warning: Front Page Doodle

I don’t normally treat all my books like this; but at some point I’ve realised I like it when a book has a story attached to it. Of course I’m aware that any book [naturally] has stories in it, but I like the ones who differ from the other copies of the same content. Once, I’ve ordered a novel that had an old flight ticket in it (from Boston to London). Or, I’ve bought a book that had a money bill in it. Or, my friends once gave me a book which was too old and had all those fancy scrawly writings on the front page…

I also enjoy putting small pieces of paper with my sketches inside books in bookshops; I just can’t help it. I think of people who’d buy the tome with my sketch in it and who’d be surprised by it, and maybe it would make them smile. Maybe I just love surprising people, maybe I just love to share the stuff I can do, maybe both — who knows?

Anyway: Neil Gaiman’s new book arrived at my snowy city these days, and I decided I just had to add something. Just for the sheer fun of the process. Just because one day one of my great-grandchildren might find this book and say: “Look, this one is different from all the others in our library, I wonder why!..”

…and start reading it.

Yes. That would certainly be a nice future.

Mr. Arison by erebus-odora
Mr. Arison
because he’s one of people who make me smile [and paint] despite being literally a world away
Non Timetus Messor by erebus-odora
Non Timetus Messor

Non Timetus Messor - “Fear Not The Reaper” - Sto Helit family Motto, imagined and written by sir Terry Pratchett.

Because no words are proper now.

BOSCH :: No Sugar In My Coffee by erebus-odora
BOSCH :: No Sugar In My Coffee
This is:
a. free to be used;
b. printable [YES, ON FABRIC, TOO];
c. is made for pure fun.

Go and support Bosch Amazon series
And go give a hi-five to Michael Connelly and Titus Welliver and all the team.


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Feyjane Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Привет! Я слышала вы сотрудничаете Кларком Греггом, это правда?)
erebus-odora Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Мы давно общаемся, это правда.
Я ему рисовала на заказ (и точно еще буду)), это правда.
Мы вместе сейчас не делаем никаких проектов, это факт)))
Feyjane Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
рада за вас! ^___^
erebus-odora Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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PinguinJoe Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Вы просто находка!
zestoneman Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work
Bewitchedrune Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you for adding my Mary Poppins cosplay! Hexentanz 
Blackismycolor Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
Happy Birthday! hope that it is/was a happy one!
jamesgunner123 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
....happy birthday to you miss...=3
Mighty-Raven Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday, you have amazing art! :)
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