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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.


ex_machina by erebus-odora

The most insane things come alive when I have nothing better to do during the lunch break and happen to have some drawing tools nearby.

See, I was totally awestruck by Ex Machina movie. I still am. It is so gentle, and calm, and laconically beautiful, and aesthetic, and absolutely terrifying, and every frame of it is a masterpiece. It still gives me shivers because of its beauty. So, since I had a bunch of copic markers, one black liner, a bottle of white ink and a white pencil, this happened. I’m not sure she is Ava; she is my perception, my memory of Ava, with slightly wrong proportions and too shiny eyes.

I think of selling her or giving her as a gift to somebody. Because I still think that at some point she might turn her head and look at me.

James Wesley sketchdump by erebus-odora
James Wesley sketchdump
I suppose you all should watch Daredevil and decide if you like this character as I do.
Welcome to the club, if you do ;}
human nature : lady by erebus-odora
human nature : lady
took me longer than the previous one, but for me it's tougher to paint the hummingbirds :rose:
The Libertine :: Neil Gaiman by erebus-odora
The Libertine :: Neil Gaiman

I dare say neil-gaiman is the man who introduced me to twitter {he doesn’t know that, okay, but he was the reason I went all global and social}. And re-telling the tales. And the fact that short stories can be true gems, stolen from a different plains of reality and captured in a few pages. His mockery of H.P. Lovecraft, his respect for Arthur Conan Doyle, his genuine interest in every shade of life — I can’t really name anything that hits a false note inside me when I think of all the wonders Neil Gaiman brings into my life.

I just had to include him to my collection.

The colour is poisonous green, with flares of emerald shades; the flower is ivy; and the song is “The Libertine” by Patrick Wolf, which is not something that can describe this person, but something that can describe the stories he tells.



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JohnPatience Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
Thanks for the fave  :)
Tauchawee Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just wanted to say that I love your artwork, especially your Grimm pieces! They're just gorgeous! 
erebus-odora Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! :blowkiss:
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 
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