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Commission 020 - Sorras by ravenshield
Commission 020 - Sorras
Commission for :devblaziken-bot:, of her Dragon Age: Inquisition character, Sorras - Thank you! . u .

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Artwork © ravenshield
  • Listening to: Super Metroid (Orchestral) - Beyond The Glass
  • Reading: About SCIENCE
  • Watching: NASA TV
  • Playing: Mass Effect 2 [Second play-through] C :
  • Drinking: Water and Coffee
Hey folks - so here's the story, briefly: I'm looking to make a little extra money to supplement my income and possibly make a few folks happy with some character art in the process. I'm opening up for commissions, if anybody would be interested in that. C :,

Since I work as often as possible, what I'd like to offer here is basic character art. Meaning, I won't be doing backgrounds, scenes, or anything like that. Just pretty generic character work; that way I can give you guys a good turn-around time and avoid burning my self out in the process. Keep in mind, this is all digital work done in Photoshop and no traditional media will be used, nor will any actual prints be mailed out; commissioner will be emailed a high-resolution format of the work done, and no finished work will be posted to my DA account unless the commissioner gives their permission to do so. Characters belong to all of their respective owners, of which will always be credited and linked back to, where possible, in post descriptions. I do however retain rights to the artwork itself and do not authorize for my work to be used commercially or for any otherwise financial gain of others; it is for personal use only please. 

I would like to offer four options, with four separate prices:

Sketch work for $10.00 each, one character. They'd be fairly tight sketches in a single colour and will always be full-body images, unless of course you don't want that.
( EXAMPLE: Jet Force Gemini00 by ravenshield, WIP DnD - Halloway by ravenshield )
Lineart work for $18.00 each, one character. These are finished lineart, so they're clean and smooth, and black and white. The only stuff I add in colour is hair, because I don't typically outline hair - if you don't want it in colour, just give me a heads up. These will always be full body unless requested otherwise.
( EXAMPLE: M:DC - Jolly 07 by ravenshield, Jet Jaguar 01 by ravenshield )
Coloured work is $30.00 each, one character. This is the whole thing from start to finish, but in my colouring style, which is basically flat colours with some flat shade and simple highlight. Again - full body, unless requested otherwise.
(EXAMPLE: - Jet Force: Squad Gemini - by ravenshield Commission 011 - Zafi and Nemea by ravenshield [backgrounds extra] )
Chibi/SD work is $8.00 each, one character. These will all come completely finished; so sketch, lineart, colours. I am also willing to do very simple backgrounds with these. Such as in the examples. They will always be full body, unless requested otherwise.
( EXAMPLE: - Long Distance Relationship - by ravenshield, - Rhythm Vipers - by ravenshield )
Tattoo Design work begins at $65.00 and moves up from there, dependent on size, complexity, and whether colour is to be used or not. These images run higher as they are handled with the greatest care and I require much more input from the commissioner throughout. I think it is also fair to be requesting more for this work, as the average cost charged by most tattoo artists is $100-$200 per hour. I understand that their work is specialized, but when using a template, such as the work of another artist, I think it's appropriate to credit the original artist for their time in creating permanent work for one's body. Final cost would be discussed and agreed upon prior to me beginning the image. I would ask that you describe in great detail what you're looking for, providing any additional reference material you've got, and I will gladly get back to you with a quote. 
( EXAMPLE: Commission 012 - Tattoo Design [Jordan] by ravenshield, more examples forthcoming, once I receive commissioner permission to provide them here. )    

Adding an additional character to any category will be a charge of 50% the standard cost, per character.
Simple backgrounds may be added to any Full-Colour image only for an additional cost of $3.00. 
Any request that will require a severely increased number of hours to completion based in complexity/technicality will result in additional costs that will have to be discussed and agreed upon before any work begins.    

I will generally be drawing characters in fairly generic positions, or at least something that fits their personality; though if you have a decided upon pose, feel free to let me know, but please keep it reasonable - I may be inclined to charge an extra cost for more complex poses, as detailed in the rules above. Please allow me a bit longer turn-around time for more complex images that I might have to do a little research and practice for. I'm pretty open to all character types: fanart and OCs; humans, animals, anthros, therios, monsters, and robots [though be gentle on the robots and mechanical subjects, as I consider organic subjects my main skill set.]  

If you're interested, please note me about it and just let me know how many works you're looking for, which kind of work you're looking for (sketch, chibi, etc.), and that's it. I'll get back to you as soon as possible to discuss it with you and let you know how soon I can begin and/or where your place is on a waiting list. Once that's handled and I'm ready to take your request, you can go ahead give me all the details, specifics, and reference images (which are certainly not required, but are great!). Since I haven't seen how this all works out with my schedule yet, I can't quite quote any solid turn-around times, though I like to shoot for 2-3 weeks on average. I do promise to keep you fully updated on the progress throughout, including the situation of any delays. I do regular, watermarked, progress updates and allow for moderate amendments to be made prior to the finalization of any image, though I'd ask that these generally remain limited and happen at the sketch phase. I want everyone to be completely satisfied with the result of their commission, and I'm more than happy to affect some changes early on, but there is also only so many times I can draw/redraw an image before it becomes more costly in my own time than I am being compensated. I appreciate the understanding! 

Payment would be via PayPal and is generally accepted at any time throughout the course of the commission, but required at image completion. Once paid in full, I will send a non-watermarked version of the completed image. 

Just as a full disclosure, I want to reserve the right to refuse any request at my discretion.

Thanks a lot for taking the time to read through my blathering and hopefully I've managed to interest some folks into purchasing some art. : D


Kat Szabo
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Favourite genre of music: Epic Orchestral; Dramatic Film and Game Soundtrack; Ambient Electronica; Space Opera; Acoustic Folk; Solo, Blues, and Jazz Piano; Big Band; Power and Love Ballads.

Favourite style of art: Traditional and Digital Illustration.

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Omegachaino Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015
love your work on metroid , really inspiring, thanks =D
Fugiri-Shi Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015
Happy B-Day!
ravenshield Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, B. Thank you! ; u ; 
Sorry I could not get back to you sooner. I was out of the country up through yesterday. 
I appreciate this though, thank you!! I hope you've been doing well; how's things? 
RoboMommy Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
ravenshield Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello there, Luana! How are you? : D
RoboMommy Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Got my ups and downs and daily headaches/migraines, but I can't complain overall. =) Just living more inside myself than out in the world for now.

Hope you're well, too. :hug:
headdesk Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
It's METROID from Subeta btw. x3
ravenshield Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, hey, Metroid!! Glad to see you here! Thanks for the watch. : D 
EveVictus Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the llama! :llama:
ravenshield Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, of course! Thank you as well; I appreciate it. ^ u ^ 
Take care! 
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