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About Traditional Art / Professional Member April SchumacherFemale/United States Group :iconelite-equine-artists: Elite-Equine-Artists
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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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Loon: Star of the North by pallanoph
Loon: Star of the North
If I want to spam you with inktober and birds, I will spam you with inktober and birds. And if you don't like it... You know where to go. :mwahaha:

Loons are one of my favorite birds, despite me rarely seeing them. They live too far north, and I don't get to go camping in remote areas like I would prefer. Still, hearing them call at night is simply awe inspiring.

And if I needed another excuse, they're Minnesota's state bird. 

India inks on bristol, prints available here:… Original for sale, note me if interested!

Art © April Schumacher. Please do not plagiarize, repurpose, use for profit, or claim copyright. Thank you!
Iberian Lynx: Drifting by pallanoph
Iberian Lynx: Drifting
Yet another result of the Inktober challenge I'm participating in on my Tumblr. I've been meaning to draw or paint a lynx for so many years, and decided now was as good a time as any.

Iberian Lynx are one of the most endangered cat species in the world, with roughly 200 individuals recorded. Decline has been linked to habitat loss and fragmentation, disease in prey populations (myxamatosis in rabbits in particular) and accidents involving humans (accidental trapping and car fatalities.) With luck, captive breeding efforts will boost this critically endangered species' numbers.

Daler-Rowney sepia acrylic ink on bristol paper. I'll be offering prints on Society 6:… Original for sale, note me if interested.

Art © April Schumacher. Do not plagiarize, repurpose, use for profit, or claim copyright, thank you!

If you want to share this on Tumblr, please do so through my post:… Thank you.
Where To? by pallanoph
Where To?
Those of you who have been following my Tumblr know that I've been participating in Inktober! I've been trying to keep my works really quick (less than two hours each) which is easy when it's something monochromatic/something you can't erase and edit.That, and... well, perhaps ink has always silently been my best friend.

Here's one of the pieces I thought would look nice on its own: a moose with a magpie on her back. Lazy bird, hitching a ride!

All prints, etc. can be found on my Society 6 here!…  I may compile more of these inktober pieces in a large dump if you want to see them here. I'll think about that later. In the meantime, I've been working on commissions!

Daler-Rowney sepia acrylic ink on stonehenge paper. Original for sale, note me if interested!
Strength and Cunning by pallanoph
Strength and Cunning
Alternative title: Pallanoph vs. Moose. 

This should give folks a good sense of scale when it comes to pallanophs' size, though it's possible that Mirthond is shown a bit larger than she is intended to be. (Then again, why can't she be large?)

I tried to show her getting a grip on the bull moose's antlers; this way she can keep those deadly antlers somewhat restrained, and get a clear shot at his throat at the same time. Don't worry, pallanophs generally dispatch prey as quickly as possible. 

Despite their careful planning, strength, and agility, it doesn't always end well for the hunting pallanoph. Perhaps soon I shall draw a hunt gone wrong!

Complaints regarding me posting even more pallanoph work should be directed to the Complaints Department. "Uuughguguh I HATE these stupid pallanoph things they're so LAME ohmaiGAWD." Come on though, honestly, what do you expect? :B

Powdered graphite and 6B, 8B pencils. Progress shots on my tumblr: Commissions are still in progress. I'm wrestling with one right now as I type.

Pallanophs, Mirthond's lovely face, and art © April Schumacher. Please do not plagiarize, repurpose, alter, use for profit, etc. please and thank you!
Finally! The last two commissions from my old list are well on their way, and given my funds, I think it's time to re-open commissions!

You can find the new and improved Commission Price Guide here! Commission Price List 2014 by pallanoph

Some things to note: I do not currently take digital commissions, as my computer is not really fit for such an undertaking at this moment. Full paintings have a turn around time of about 2 months, give or take (this will also depend on what else is sharing the plate.) If you have a deadline, please let me know well in advance. I have a list of things I would rather not draw, which you can read here:… If you have any further questions regarding subject matter, please feel free to ask! If I do reject your subject, please don't take it personally. I want to be able to control what I draw, and things that peak my interest always make the best finished works. That said, given the popularity of canine subjects, I will be limiting the amount I take. I do not want to be a canine artist, please understand that. (Besides, there are thousands of canine artists out there willing and happy to take your commission! Go to them!)

Average working size is between 8.5 x 11 inches (21.59 x 27.94 cm) to 11 x 14 inches (27.94 x 35.56 cm). Larger sizes will cost more, ask for a quote!

I'm still doing payment plans for anything over $100 USD. If this is the case, I require a deposit of $50 minimum up front. Sketches and other bottom tier commissions should be paid in full up front. All pieces aside from sketch commissions will include thumbnail sketches, refined final lines, and color studies (if color is involved) for your approval before the final piece is started. It is important I get your approval before I move to the final piece, as edits in some traditional materials may be hard to make! Good references will make it easier for both of us. 

For anything more involved than a sketch commission, you may want a commission form. I will send it for you to complete, so I can get a better idea of what you want out of your commission. Better idea=quicker work! This will take care of most of my "analysis paralysis." :lol:

You can contact me through notes here, or through email at All payments must be made through paypal! (Absolutely NO points.) I am firm in my prices, these are already bargains!
  • Mood: Dazed
  • Listening to: Boards of Canada
  • Watching: paint dry
  • 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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