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About Traditional Art / Professional Member April SchumacherFemale/United States Group :iconelite-equine-artists: Elite-Equine-Artists
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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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Kuvari Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I couldnt resist drawing one of your gorgeous characters, so I drew Neng! I figured I should let you know, since he's your character so here he is!… Hug 
StardustMilkshake Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so you love creating new creatures? ME TOO!! 
OzaNeko Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
I think i'm in love with your art Heart 
EsotericNightWalker Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your gallery is amazing!!!!!!!!!Heart 
Masked-lion Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Your art is phenomenal! 
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