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COMMISSIONS AND WHAT I’M DOING WITH THEM: FAQ

COMMISSION STATUS :bulletgreen: ON

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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ex_machina by erebus-odora
ex_machina

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.

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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 ;}
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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:
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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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:iconjohnpatience:
JohnPatience Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
Thanks for the fave  :)
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:icontauchawee:
Tauchawee Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi! 
Just wanted to say that I love your artwork, especially your Grimm pieces! They're just gorgeous! 
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:iconerebus-odora:
erebus-odora Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! :blowkiss:
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:iconfeyjane:
Feyjane Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Привет! Я слышала вы сотрудничаете Кларком Греггом, это правда?)
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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)))
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:iconfeyjane:
Feyjane Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Здорово!)
рада за вас! ^___^
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:iconerebus-odora:
erebus-odora Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Спасибо)))
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PinguinJoe Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Вы просто находка!
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zestoneman Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work
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Bewitchedrune Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you for adding my Mary Poppins cosplay! Hexentanz 
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