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#Traditional #Digital #Canon #OCs #Discussion #Taking commissions
Hello again, art! I haven't been around as of late, but I'd like to get the ball rolling again! That and money is tight, so yeaaaahhhhh.

I use the GIMP program, with an Intuos 4 Wacom Tablet. I won't be selling prints, just digital works.

For my pony commission, I'm offering sketches, coloured sketches, and digital paintings. Digital Paintings are the big guns, and could take a while to complete, and they'll be the only ones with backgrounds. The amount of characters in a picture will affect prices and the time it would take.

I will only work on up to one commission at a time, since I'm not much of a multitasker.

E-mail me if you want a commission done. I may not always be checking this thread. Paypal is the only payment method I can accept; and my account uses the same e-mail.

Prices
(prices may vary with each request)

Sketches: $10
+$2 per each extra character
+$5 if you want it with cleaned up lineart

Coloured Sketches: $20
+$5 per each extra character
+$10 with extra cleaned up lineart
+$20 for realistic shading and lighting

Paintings: $50+
Prices rise depending on how complicated it would be.
A note to those wanting backgrounds and non-organic objects: I'm still a novice with such things, so please bear that in mind.

Examples below. Please also look at my portfolio and art blog!
http://talaportfolio.blogspot.ca/
http://artoftala.blogspot.ca/

Also, I'll probably just dump some of my own non-commission work in here too, so yeahhh.

Lezdodiz!
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>> No. 115740
>>115739
And right now, Twilight is thinking Great, Spike over roasted the beans again... :3

Question: are you looking for and/or open to critique, feedback, constructive compliments, etc?
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>>115740
I'm not really looking for any, but anyone is certainly welcome to it. I tend to make pony art my relaxing, no worries art.
>> No. 115768
>>115748
Ah... good to know. I always like to ask first.

>I tend to make pony art my relaxing...
It shows, actually. The figures in your work often have muted expressions, I love that kind of emotional subtlety. It's not something you see done well very often.
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>>115768
Thank you very much! If there's one thing I find important in artwork, it's the emotion it's supposed to express. That and proper weight and fluidity in a character.
>> No. 115797
>>115780
I draw comics, it's kinda my thing. Getting the right emotion across is paramount for the kind of stories I do.

The six basic expressions, anger, joy, fear, disgust, sadness, and surprise, are simple enough. Expressing them with subtlety is a little more challenging.

Byond that, however, are complex emotions... e.g.: Bob will soon be meeting his father, who he hasn't seen in ten years: he's looking forward to seeing him again, but a little afraid of what his father will think of the man he is now, and he's getting nostalgic of their time together on the family farm before Bob went off to college, but mostly he's trying to focus on the road while he's driving. Try putting all that on one face.

Not just faces, for that matter, there's also body language. Heck, I've found hands alone can be just as expressive as the face.

The thing is, with complex emotions, characters seem more like complex people, with complex lives. These kinds of characters can't simply be "read" at a glance, which makes them more interesting and engaging because it takes more time to contemplate and analyze them. Especially when those emotions are contradictory: >>115748 looks happy, sad, and relieved all at once. Shyness, as far as I can tell, is a combination of fear and happiness, as seen in >>114901: happy face, fearful body language.

Getting a character's expression just right usually means having all their features working together. Personally, I don't think that can be done deliberately by thinking through exactly what each individual feature should look like. It's an intuitive sort of thing. To pull it off, an artist needs to possess a natural ease with their tools and a solid familiarity with fundamental theory, so you can draw without thinking about it. Being aware of the rules without being conscious of them. That only comes with experience and specific kind of confidence.

At any rate... I ramble, sorry.

I checked out your portfolio, by the way: beautiful work. I love the birds in page 10, and the portraits on page 8.
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>>115108
>Itena
How you doing gril?
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>>115797
Nah, it's cool. And thank you.

>>115824
>gril
>grill
I'm doing good Saucepan.
Also, that filly is cute.
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>>115831

Hey, you. Hope all is well and good in the land of Itena.
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>>117744
Hi RS! It's been kind of... work is sort of my life right now. I sleep, go to work, come back and browse the internet a little and sleep. I don't know how to get out of this pattern yet.
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>>117749

Well, there's always the weekend to veg out and relax if you can manage it
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Did a thing. Part 1.
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>>124087
Spoiler'd thing based off da movie.
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>>124088
More princess badasss
>> No. 124114
can i get commission?
>> No. 124261
>>124114
Sure! Shoot me an email or skype me at itenapony. You can find my email at my top post.
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oh Itena, it is beautiful!
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>>124311
Shucks.
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1/2

Lol I mixed up RS and OC. It's RS gaiz.

Last edited at Wed, Jun 26th, 2013 01:53

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2/2
>> No. 124583
My dA's been updated! I dumped a whole load of crap on it, checkit!

http://itena.deviantart.com/
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The other day's doodles for dubs results!
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An artwork I've been working on!
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http://artenasparkle.tumblr.com/

My new Pony Art Tumblr! Checkit!

And yeaaahhh I'm posting the same picture! screw it!

Last edited at Wed, Jul 10th, 2013 15:01

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I don't really like this too much, but here we go.
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Not pony but eh
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I drew a Sun Princess gaiz.
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>>124790
Fixed some small errors.
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Starring his new pet crow, Orion!
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Done real quick.
>> No. 125193
>>125192
Yay! Non-Princess stuff! :D
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>>125193
I'm so sorry it's not the best Princess, I'll make sure to post so much more princess stuff in the future!
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>>125194
.......

My face when:
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>>125195
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>>125196
my face when rebuttal In a couple hours...

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>> No. 125201
>>125200
Scratch! scratch! scratch! :D I like these.

Last edited at Thu, Jul 25th, 2013 17:06

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In commemoration of the Luna drawing I accidentally deleted just now.

Remember to save everyone.
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Zipping with the library ladder!
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A cute couple!
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E-Mail: [email protected]
Skype: itenapony - (if you do not already have me, please message me a request and mention within it that you want to discuss commissions)

Digital Commissions only. No NSFW.

Prices
(prices may vary with each request)

Face/Bust Sketch: $10
+$2 per each extra character
+$7 for cleaned up lineart
+$7 for colour
+$7 for shading
Backgrounds not included

Sketches: $20
+$5 per each extra character
+$10 if you want it with cleaned up lineart
+$30 for backgrounds

Coloured Sketches: $30
+$10 per each extra character
+$15 with extra cleaned up lineart
+$30 for realistic shading and lighting
+$50 for backgrounds

Painting: $80+
+$10 per each extra character after two characters
Backgrounds are at no extra cost for paintings!

Anything you wish to commission me not in these categories? Talk to me anyway, we can figure something out.
>> No. 129140
itena do you have that picture still of what i commissioned years ago?
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