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Traditional
Blue Atlas by athelo
A traditional watercolour or acrylic painting of your character with a textured or simple background. Will also ship you the original at an extra cost.
Experimental
Shelter by athelo
Commission - Influenza by athelo
To the sun by athelo
Let me have complete stylistic control experimenting with your character in a different brush/light colour/location. Will include landscaped background and be completely unique to your character!
Reference Sheet
ATLAS Reference by athelo
Full reference sheet including at least two profile turnarounds, tail/wing detail (if applicable), hand/feet detail, eye detail and colour chart, as well as written information (if applicable).
Digital Paint
Commission - Deth/Kaoka by athelo
Nefrados Reference by athelo
Blue Lightning by athelo
Full body digital painting of your character with fine detail and textured background. Can add a simple or detailed background for extra cost.
Flat Colour
FR Commission 5 by athelo
FR Commission 4 by athelo
Wysp by athelo
Flat coloured lineart of your character, including textured background
Sketch Sheet
Atlas Sketchdump by athelo
Commission - Alastor by athelo
A page of at least 5 uncoloured sketches of your character/creature
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Yay, I fixed up a commissions thing on the bottom left there so you can still check out my prices. I'm all Atlas'd out at the moment, so being able to draw other people's characters would be a pretty neat break about now!

Anyway, having a bit of a conundrum. Work doubled my hours so I've been pretty tired lately, but I'm still adamant on keeping up some kind of background artistic expression, outside of commissions. But there's that fear of having a completely blank slate and not knowing how to start. And I don't know where to focus my attentions. I mean, when it comes to writing and world-creating and all that, where do you start? And how do you keep track of information? I went to the London George Martin & Robin Hobb talk the other week hoping they'd answer something along those lines but it never came up. I've seen people set up their own Wikis but that doesn't seem personal enough. Maybe a website, but that's an awful lot of effort for the minimal fan base I've got right now.

As for blank canvases, I literally have six waiting to be used and a beautiful big easel that's been sat there for months waiting to be broken in. But I only have a handful of half-baked ideas. Do I launch into them and figure it out as I go? I've always been a real big planner so that goes against my instinct. Not that I wouldn't smash that instinct into a bloody pulp if it meant creative progress.

So, basically, if you have a head-world or fantasy characters, how do you personally keep track of all the information?

And how do you tackle the fear of the blank canvas?

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athelo

Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United Kingdom
I create worlds and creatures and junk.

Art Tumblr: clairespiller
Personal Tumblr: allthemagpies
FR: lammergeist

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Ganjja Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many thanks for the watch, it means a lot <3
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OtakuNeko2499 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome to HybridHouse group! Your artwork is simply stunning, I hope to see more of it submitted to the group! Have a great day! (:
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AnnoyingRobin Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful art work you have. Truly inspirational!
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Shy-Waifu Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh gosh! Thank you so much for the watch!
Its an honor, I really love your Flight Rising art and
concept art <3 ;o;
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FuriDeamon Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much for your watch!!! >u< <333
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