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I probably should have mentioned it in my last post (since it had art in it) but I've come up with a commission pricing and policy... thing that I think I like. I posted it over on my DA page: I'll post it here too.
Commission art is available!

Just $30 will get you a one character pencil drawing on, at least, 9 x 11 inch, thick bristol paper. $10 more per additional character in the commission. Drawings can be of any character you want. I do reserve the right to turn down any request that I'm just not comfortable drawing. I don't mind nudity. Basically, don't ask for straight up porn and we'll probably not have any problems.

Drawings often contain ink, marker and / or colored pencil if I get really into the drawing, but no promises. I have been known to do commissions on paper larger than 9 x 11 if the mood hits me, but, again, no promises. In other words, it will be 9 x 11 inches and in pencil for sure, but I often do more (never less) than promised. Random bonuses, I guess. I like to make my commissions special.

Feel free to contact me by comment or email (atomicpanda at and we'll work something out!
What I didn't say and should add today it that that's my basic deal. I'll do as much as anyone is willing to pay me to do, artistically speaking, of course. If anyone wants more than a nice pencil drawing we can work something out.

Wish times weren't so tough. I sure could use some commissions. :(
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Two commission slots open.
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Two part commission done! Took longer than I'd have liked but at least it's finished and I can get on to the next thing.

Each half is around 30 x 11 inches. The person who ordered it, I'm sure, didn't think they'd be this size but I wanted to do something special.

It's marker, watercolor and acrylic on thick, rag watercolor paper. Stuff was murder on markers. Hope he likes it. Think I might have some 'Bell tomorrow to celebrate.
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A few little bits and this half of the commission is done. I really want to finish it all quickly because it would be really nice to take more commissions but I don't think it would be right until the one I got is done.

By the way, it's ink, marker, watercolor and acrylic on some nice cold press, cotton (I think) watercolor paper. Stuff is murder on markers though. It can suck a Sharpie dry in record time.

Speaking of Sharpies, the new Sharpie pen is pretty nice. Going to try inking something with it tonight, I hope. The tip feels like a Zig Millennium but there seems to only be one size.
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First half of a two part commission about half way done.


Just got to wait for it to dry then I can finish it. The second half will be the same size and kinda tie in with this part. Hope it turns out well. He's waited long enough.

Edit: By the way, that's an 18 inch ruler. So, these are pretty big.
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The restaurant near my place, the one who's septic system occasionally makes it smell like god farted on my apartment complex, has a new item on their menu. It's called "Fruit salad." No, it's not the fruit salad we're used to. It's more of a ... let's say a person new to English and American cuisine was asked for a fruit salad and they put the words "fruit" and "salad" together in their mind and voila, "fruit salad." Though, I don't know where the toast and ice cream comes from.

Yes, toast and ice cream.

Let me see if I can remember how it's written up on the menu,
A bed of crisp lettuce topped with fresh cut fruit and two scoops of ice cream or sherbet. Served with toast and your choice of dressing.
If that isn't bad enough, the menu includes a picture of it.

How is that supposed to work? Does the dressing go on the ice cream and fruit? What's the toast for? After much thought the only thing that I could possibly come up with to tie this monstrosity together was warmed up peanut butter over the whole mess. Now, hold on a sec, hear me out. Peanut butter is good in ice cream so I figure it must be good on ice cream. Peanut butter is good on toast. Peanut butter is good with jelly and jelly is made from fruit and peanut butter is ... supposedly good on celery and ... celery is kind of like lettuce? Sort of?

On second thought ...

What I'm wondering is, is this actually a recipe? I mean, is this something that is served anywhere else? Is this something the restaurant chef came up with when he was high or is it some wacky, I dunno, Midwestern dish? Could it be popular is some other country? Has anyone seen this offered before? Does anyone know of any other place that sells a plate of lettuce covered in fruit, covered in ice cream, covered in salad dressing with a side of toast?

If anyone actually reads this and cares, I can get a picture next time I'm in there. Not of the actual item, I'd never order it, but of the menu picture and description.

Speaking of things that don't work, me. I don't get this up and down mood thing. I was all jazzed up about working. Got a commission done and another half done then went bllllllaaaaaarrrrgg, flopped on the floor of my apartment like a beached whale.

No, I didn't actually flop on the floor like a beached whale but I might as well have.

I think why it happened is that I had time to see what I'd made and was depressed by how not so good it was. Yes, I know, "Shut up, Ed. It's good." I can't help that I'm my own biggest critic. I wish I could. I look at stuff I made and, even if I liked it when I first finished it, all I see is flaws. It's like my work gets worse as it ages. It's like soda going flat.

I realize that if I were working more and not taking the time to obsess about how shitty my art is, if I didn't give myself time between finishing drawing to really start hating the previous piece, I'd probably be pretty productive. I just worry that, working like that, I'd be 'that guy' the guy who's art never changes, the guy who's stuff always looks the same and even slowly gets worse, that guy who cranks stuff out and clearly doesn't give a damn. I don't want to be that guy. Unfortunately, that means I'm that other guy who has lots of ideas and says he's going to do things then doesn't do shit.

Anyway, I'll try and start again. I'll try and get something done today. Hopefully, it will be the hula commission, though, I do kinda want to do a Chiggers picture for [ profile] hopelarson.

Bottom line, if I don't have something finished and posted today I'll go eat a "Fruit salad."
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I like it. I see problems but, then again, I'm my own worst critic. A lot of the colors seemed too subtle for my scanner. But, anyway, there ya go. Used just about every medium I have that makes colored marks on paper. ^_^

On another subject, good lord, it's so damn hot here!
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My gothy / punky mermaid drawing from last post is for sale. $70 if anyone is interested.

I've also rethought my commission prices that I posted awhile back. I think I was...
A. Smoking crack.
B. Really not wanting to do commissions and was trying to scare people off.
C. A and B above.

Despite protests that I shouldn't undersell myself I've lowered my prices.

$20 pencil one character
$30 pencil two character

$50 ink one character
$70 ink two character

$70 color one character
$100 color two character

I'm going to go ahead and take two more commissions since I'll be done with my current one today. So, yeah, fire away. Just a heads up, I will turn down requests for things I just have no interest in drawing. Not very professional, I guess, but I'd rather do that than agree to do a commission and never get around to it due to having no desire to draw it. I'm doing it for you, folks.


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