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The various contents of my mind... here for you to rifle through. Critiques and feedback would be appreciated on newer works.

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Destructive Creation by pallanoph
Destructive Creation
You can't create without taking something away. Everything is a cycle, ink flows like blood. Everything is decay, and from the decay springs something new.

A ballpoint drawing in the current Moleskine that I wanted to polish up for a black and white rendition, as someday I'd really like to do a color version in gouache and ink.

Prints and merchandise with this art found only in my society6 shop:…

Art © April Schumacher. Do not plagiarize, manipulate, claim copyright, heavily reference/trace, or use for profit, please and thank you. (If I see this being sold as flash art, I will be extremely displeased.) If you'd like to share this on tumblr, I'd much appreciate reblogs from my original post here:… Thank you!

Ballpoint (Bic!) in Moleskine sketchbook, 5x8" approx.

Sorry for posting and running, I'll get back to notes and comments soon!
Don't Blink by pallanoph
Don't Blink
Sure, I'll upload this here, too. But only because it's color. :B

A fun color/coat marking concept for my pallanoph character, Tjardek. Stripes formed by spotty blotches is somehow more difficult than I thought. His color came out more gingery than I had anticipated, but I like it. (I blame tigers.) I will probably come up with colors/markings for other outdated characters between commissions.

As you can see, he has a shitty sort of personality. Way to be a problem solver, Tjardek. :roll:

Pallanoph leg anatomy (especially those odd rear ankles) continues to be... amusing. As is conveying the idea of flexible toes with semi-retractile claws and opposable dewclaws! (They're not dogs, so they don't need compact "dog feet" to run long distances. They're sprinters!)

Derwent (studio, artists, and coloursoft) and Caran d'Ache colored pencils on... some slightly rough mystery sketchbook paper.

Pallanophs, Tjardek, and art © April Schumacher. Please do not plagiarize (heavily reference/trace), manipulate, claim copyright, or use for profit, please and thank you!
Rosie by pallanoph
Colored pencil portrait commission for Riitual of a lovely bay mare named Rosie. :) This one went rather quickly, despite my comparatively busy schedule as of late (it is the holidays, after all!)

Derwent and Caran d'Ache colored pencils (traces of Prismacolor here and there) on Canson Mi-Teintes pastel paper. I'm pretty firmly deciding that I won't be buying any more Prismacolors.... ever? The shattering of the lead alone is enough to seriously irk me. I can throw a Caran d'Ache Pablo or Supracolor Soft on the ground and it'll be fine (okay, I dropped it multiple times, but still!) But hey, if Prismacolors work for you, and you don't drop them like me, then don't worry about it.

Commissions are still open, though my progress on them may slow a bit. I expect I'll have plenty of free time once January rolls around, but until then, I imagine I'll be a bit scarce around these parts. (I still have plenty of notes and messages to answer here...)

Art © April Schumacher. Please do not plagiarize, remove credit/claim copyright, manipulate, or use for profit, please and thank you. 
High Tide by pallanoph
High Tide
(Had a fun day with technology, but now I can upload things from my laptop again! Wooo!)

A speed paint commission for Wolfrott of their sea dragon, playing with an ocean trout on the beach. This was quite fun, but I think it ran a bit long for a speed paint. :XD:

Commissions are indeed still open, please look in my gallery for the list since the links are not displaying. (wtf. Why.) I also have a list of subjects I would rather not/will not draw here:…

Phthalo blue (green shade) and lemon yellow make the most delightful bright turquoise. :D

Watercolors on Arches 140 lb hot press watercolor paper, 8.5 x 11". 

Art © April Schumacher. Character © Wolfrott Unless you are the commissioner, please do not use, thank you! :)
Relic by pallanoph
dA ate my description... I don't feel like writing it back out again.

Pallanoph doodle in Moleskine, inspired by Norse ship figureheads. I've been working (tentatively) on elaborating on the history between humans and pallanophs between commissions, which (for me) is a daunting task.

Ballpoint pen. Pallanophs and art © April Schumacher. Please do not plagiarize (trace/heavily reference), use for profit, or claim copyright. Please and thank you!
That's right, $5 off ALL ITEMS in my shop and FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING on orders (free shipping excludes framed art prints, stretched canvases, and rugs). In order to get the promo discount, you must follow/copy and paste this link:…

This offer ends November 9, at midnight Pacific time. Go go go! Grab mugs, t-shirts, phone cases, pillow cases, hoodies, clocks, or heck, just plain old prints! You can even find the ever popular Soviet Bear merchandise there. I've got new stuff I have not posted here for sale there. 

In other news, commissions are still open! I may document the queue and progress where you can keep track of it, if you like. I'm grinding away at the list and hope to have the majority of them finished/near finished before the year is up!

Here's the handy commission guide, should you need it: Commission Price List 2014 by pallanoph
  • Mood: Anxious
  • Listening to: Boards of Canada
  • Watching: King of the Hill
  • Playing: the budget game
  • Drinking: room temperature coffee


April Schumacher
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
A freelance illustrator that graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, May 2008. Currently living in St. Paul MN, AKA "Pig's Eye Landing." :B

Interested mainly in book illustration and creature design. Currently fettered by her involvement in personal projects/world development for a novel in progress. Also suffering from "sketch syndrome."

She has also worked with Orion Group Publishers in London, as well as creating promotional works for local musicians.

Artist Rights by taruto Do not use any work in my gallery in any way without my permission. This includes blatant plagiarism in all of its forms, which is not the same as "inspiration." (Please use your own creativity.) If you wish to ask for my permission, please take use of dA's convenient note system as opposed to posting on my profile page. Please and thank you. :thanks:

:icondonotuseplz::iconmyartplz: All art contained within this gallery is to me, April Schumacher. All rights reserved.

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Zhrayde Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wow! Such a beautiful and impressive gallery! Watching.
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Jotoons222 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
ah omg your art is amazing!!!! i must watch you now 
egagliardi Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
Your work is awesome :DD
LizRay Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014
very beautiful gallery; i love your art^^
fotomanisch Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for the :+fav:!
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