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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.


Short Change Hero :: Clark Gregg by erebus-odora
Short Change Hero :: Clark Gregg
Should I even explain?..))
This man is the one who opened for me opportunities and ideas I had never considered possible. He changed my view of the world - quite literally. Add here that he's one of the sweetest people I know; trust me when I tell you that he's truly able to revive one's faith in humanity. Naturally he's on my #OneDocToPaintThemAll list!)))
Adding The Heavy, "Short Change Hero" to the whole concept just... felt right))

Ooh, fun fact.
Depending on your mood he looks either happy or confused in this image; I checked that on innocent volunteers)))
Can't Let Go :: Titus Welliver by erebus-odora
Can't Let Go :: Titus Welliver
This was simple.
Because of the colours of the sunrise, weird water flowers, headaches, coffee, and noir detective stories. I never had doubts about the song, too, because Caught A Ghost's "Can't Let Go" is in opening titles for the Bosch series where Welliver stars as the lead actor. And - yeah. Those eyes. I guess I can never be tired of painting the light reflecting in them.
Silence :: Michael Caine by erebus-odora
Silence :: Michael Caine

As you can see, my crusade goes on…

This is the most traumatic painting in my experience so far, right next to painting David Suchet’s Poirot when they announced “The Curtain”. Because SIR MICHAEL CAINE, and nothing can help me here. It took me hours to decide in which age to paint him. It took me even more to develop the asymmetry in his eyes. I do hope I succeeded, though, because this painting sucked a piece of my soul.

He’s the one who deserves not just a floral pattern, but stars and a crown.

And the song is Delerium & Sarah McLachlan’s “Silence”, because Michael Caine is the one who chose it for his playlist back in 2007, and nothing fits better.


Whispering :: Mark Strong by erebus-odora Red Right Hand :: Colin Firth by erebus-odora

Whispering :: Mark Strong by erebus-odora
Whispering :: Mark Strong
It suddenly makes sense to make more images like this with the men I like painting, so...
Expect more floral patterns, song quotes, and adorable human beings.

This one's inspired by Mark Strong's Kingsman character, Merlin; it seemed appropriate to include the lines from Alex Clare’s “Whispering” just because it does fit the image...
The previous one's here:
Red Right Hand :: Colin Firth by erebus-odora
Brace yourself and stay tuned. I'm SO not finished.
Red Right Hand :: Colin Firth by erebus-odora
Red Right Hand :: Colin Firth

So I did a.


Because I’ve been haunted by this song and this idea for so long.

And now I did it.

Like, I’ve been developing the floral pattern at work while trying to look like I’m listening to what people say. And poppies, they just. Make sense. Because sleep and oblivion and painkillers. And red colour. And my friend has pointed out that with all this writing on the sides this looks suspiciously like an Eastern Orthodox icon. And it bloody well does. And I don’t know what to do with myself now because this is finished and I’m trying very hard not to freak out because I’ve just made something that looks impossible to me.

...and have a lovely afternoon. ©

P.S.: If you find me lying around somewhere with a dazed expression on my face, just hand me a blanket.




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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 2 days ago  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 
Blackismycolor Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
Happy Birthday! hope that it is/was a happy one!
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