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Strawberry Lemonade Kirin by pallanoph
Strawberry Lemonade Kirin
Custom kirin for Majardia

This one took a bit of time in terms of coming up with the physical design, but in the end, I think this one is one of my favorites. I'm not someone who normally likes pink, but... Love this color palette. Mmm!

Custom commissions in this theme start at $60 USD! I have two existing pieces for sale in my gallery, beet kirin pallanoph.deviantart.com/art/B… and lemon plum kirin pallanoph.deviantart.com/art/L…

Caran d'Ache and Derwent colored pencils on Strathmore grey toned paper.

Art © April Schumacher. Please do not plagiarize, use for profit, etc., thank you!
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Alright! I thought I would start with some basic information on the Aequis. As of this point in time, Aequis designs can only be purchased from me, or from others reselling designs at a maximum of $5 more than what they originally paid for the design.

When posting art of the designs bought, all you need to do is credit me as the creator of Aequis/design in question and you're good to go. The character is all yours!

Minor edits are fine, so long as the design resembles the original. If you've got any questions on this, feel free to ask!

The age of the character, sex, personality, location, etc. are all up to the buyer.

Someday I might consider doing a multiple design option, if someone would like to have more than one. I'll have to figure out how to approach this. (Some folks might not want their Aequis to be lonely, though they could always socialize with others, ha!)


I am also hoping to add a range of designs in different price tiers, depending on complexity of design, whether or not bases are used to create them, and reference sheets that come with them. All of them will have final art done traditionally and will be eligible for shipping, $5 domestic (US) or $10 international, based on average shipping costs. Otherwise, a high-res file of the original art will be sent to the buyer.

Base tier: Offered in groups (by type, i.e. grassland, arctic, island, forest, etc.) varied bases will be used, designs will be simplified (no time consuming patterns!) These won't have a full ref sheet included with the design, but the original art will be available. Estimated price range: $25-45 USD. Prices subject to change!

Intermediate: unique poses for each design, moderate pattern/color complexity, reference sheet included. Estimated price range: $60-85 USD.

Complex: Highly detailed design, complex/unusual traits/coloration, uniquely posed, full reference sheet. May apply to “semi-domestic” designs. Estimated price range: $95-115+ USD.

Customs: Starting at $85 USD. Reference sheet included, give as many details as you need! More complex requests will cost more. Ask for a quote if interested!


Some other things to consider/basic information:

They can be conditioned to work alongside humans or other beings if they are well cared for and given some freedom and the respect they demand.

Tendency towards social/solitary behavior has a lot to do with subspecies in question. Arctic types form smaller groups/tend towards solitary lifestyle. Grassland/forest types have more access to food and space, so they will be more social and live in larger groups.

Aequis prefer to live in areas with hilly to mountainous terrain. Anything that gives them a good vantage point to observe from/take off makes life easier. Cliffs, bluffs, plateaus, mountains, hills, (giant trees?) will be where they make their nests/found their communities.

They are carnivorous! Under the beaked upper lip are very sharp, almost serrated teeth they use to slice into flesh, swallowing chunks whole. The shorter carnivorous digestive tract allows them to weigh less, and also allows them to make use of more nutrient dense animal proteins. They hunt by striking their prey from above with their hard, sharp hooves, any killing blows that need to be made (if at all) after the attack are delivered with the sharp, curved inner toes, which easily puncture even tough hides. The majority of the meal is eaten on the ground, after which the leftovers are broken up with battering hooves and carried off to other flock members/young.

Aequis are oviparous, and lay clutches from 1-2 eggs at a time, rarely 3-4. (Highly dependent on food levels.) Young take 3-5 years to fledge, and in many circumstances, are looked after by both parents and other members of the flock/community. Young regularly intermingle from an early age.

The average lifespan of an Aequis in the wild is 40-60 years. They may live longer in areas with plenty of food or with other beings providing for them.

They are an intelligent species! Think advanced corvids/primates. They have their own language, and can be taught others, though they may not learn/express these additional languages as well as their own. Many are, however, excellent mimics, and can be convinced to act as messengers. In some cases, an Aequis can accommodate a rider, provided the rider is light and good at holding on. Aequis will only permit those that respect them to ride them. (Pretty much all favors depend on the person being decent to the Aequis and respecting their terms.)

Aequis do not inbreed! Recessive traits are RARELY consistent as a result. Therefore, any odd design quirks that do not regularly occur will be treated as rare.

Subspecies can cross, this is most likely to occur where their ranges overlap.

Semi-domestic types exist with humans or other sentients, but unlike domesticated animals on earth, Aequis do not exist in extreme forms, due to aforementioned taboo of inbreeding. Varying color schemes may arise, or feather types, but overall, no extremes in form, and nothing that would hinder the health, function, and livelihood of the individual. (There is NO breeding for pigment deficiencies, though they sometimes occur on accident.) There will be no brachycephaly, intentional dwarfism, or over-feathering to the point where an animal can't properly fly.

If you really wanted to, you could dye their feathers, I suppose. Though with molting, it'd have to be a repeated task!

If you have a question, feel free to ask it so I can come up with a proper FAQ for them!

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A Silvery Glimpse by pallanoph
A Silvery Glimpse
A colored pencil commission that has been in the works for far too long! Here's MistingWolf's Vapor. (She is a maned wolf/cheetah hybrid who can manipulate water, and in this case, she is creating her own mist.)

So some scenery and lighting practice, after all those floating critters! Feels good. Though I suppose in some circumstances, colored pencils only get so dark. :lol: It's a bright moon, and the mist is being illuminated. :D

Derwent (coloursoft and artists lines), Caran d'Ache (supracolor II soft and pablo) and one living prismacolor colored pencils on Daler-Rowney Canford paper in gunmetal grey. 9x13" (22.86 x 33 cm). More hours than I can possibly count, as usual, especially as I have no less than 5 commissions going at once. :la:

Character © MistingWolf
Art © April Schumacher. For commissioners use only, please!
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Aequis: design sale batch 1- claimed by pallanoph
Aequis: design sale batch 1- claimed
Minor price adjustment! I can't knock them down any lower, sorry!

Batch one of the Aequis are up! Each of them has a full ref sheet that will be sent to the buyer. This round is a test, so the prices are a little bit lower for the time being so I can gauge demand. All of them are unique in shape, size, and color, and drawn in colored pencil, gouache, and watercolor. (Lots of time was spent on their sheets!)

Owners get to decide personality, sex, etc. of the character. Designs can only be re-sold for the price paid for them. If interested, the ref sheets can be shipped domestic free of charge (+$5 USD for shipping anywhere outside the US). For the time being, Aequis can only be bought from me. 

For more information on the Aequis, you can either ask me or visit my tumblr pallanophblargh.tumblr.com/ and browse the "aequis" tag.

#1: A grassland type, fast moving and brightly colored. This type tends to be a bit smaller than some other types, but not at the expense of their attitude and personality. This one has a double crest at the top of their head and a bristly beard under the chin.

Owned by BlackChaos666!


#2: A large Aequis of the arctic variety, this individual is coated in a thick layer of insulating feathers, right down to their toes. These are some of the largest known Aequis.

Owned by sarahmarlen!


#3: An islander, this sleek individual is good example of the seafaring type with long pointed wings and tail streamers. 

Owned by elektroyu!


Again, any questions or suggestions, feel free to throw them at me. I don't bite!

Aequis and art © April Schumacher.
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Beet Kirin by pallanoph
Beet Kirin
This one just about gave me tendonitis, especially given the fact that I was moving back and forth between this and another colored pencil commission. Break time. 

The third kirin in the produce inspired series, this fellow is based on one of my favorites, a beet root. YUM. Unlike the others, he's on a full 9 x 12" sheet (22.86 x 30.5 cm) and is therefor going for a higher price: $90 USD, which includes shipping. Payment via paypal only!

Thank you for looking! There will be more coming when I have time for them/when my elbows stop screaming.

Colored pencil (primarily Derwent and Caran d'Ache with some unshattered old Prismacolors here and there) on Strathmore toned paper.

Art © April Schumacher. Please do not plagiarize, use for profit, or claim copyright, please and thank you!
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Alright! I thought I would start with some basic information on the Aequis. As of this point in time, Aequis designs can only be purchased from me, or from others reselling designs at a maximum of $5 more than what they originally paid for the design.

When posting art of the designs bought, all you need to do is credit me as the creator of Aequis/design in question and you're good to go. The character is all yours!

Minor edits are fine, so long as the design resembles the original. If you've got any questions on this, feel free to ask!

The age of the character, sex, personality, location, etc. are all up to the buyer.

Someday I might consider doing a multiple design option, if someone would like to have more than one. I'll have to figure out how to approach this. (Some folks might not want their Aequis to be lonely, though they could always socialize with others, ha!)


I am also hoping to add a range of designs in different price tiers, depending on complexity of design, whether or not bases are used to create them, and reference sheets that come with them. All of them will have final art done traditionally and will be eligible for shipping, $5 domestic (US) or $10 international, based on average shipping costs. Otherwise, a high-res file of the original art will be sent to the buyer.

Base tier: Offered in groups (by type, i.e. grassland, arctic, island, forest, etc.) varied bases will be used, designs will be simplified (no time consuming patterns!) These won't have a full ref sheet included with the design, but the original art will be available. Estimated price range: $25-45 USD. Prices subject to change!

Intermediate: unique poses for each design, moderate pattern/color complexity, reference sheet included. Estimated price range: $60-85 USD.

Complex: Highly detailed design, complex/unusual traits/coloration, uniquely posed, full reference sheet. May apply to “semi-domestic” designs. Estimated price range: $95-115+ USD.

Customs: Starting at $85 USD. Reference sheet included, give as many details as you need! More complex requests will cost more. Ask for a quote if interested!


Some other things to consider/basic information:

They can be conditioned to work alongside humans or other beings if they are well cared for and given some freedom and the respect they demand.

Tendency towards social/solitary behavior has a lot to do with subspecies in question. Arctic types form smaller groups/tend towards solitary lifestyle. Grassland/forest types have more access to food and space, so they will be more social and live in larger groups.

Aequis prefer to live in areas with hilly to mountainous terrain. Anything that gives them a good vantage point to observe from/take off makes life easier. Cliffs, bluffs, plateaus, mountains, hills, (giant trees?) will be where they make their nests/found their communities.

They are carnivorous! Under the beaked upper lip are very sharp, almost serrated teeth they use to slice into flesh, swallowing chunks whole. The shorter carnivorous digestive tract allows them to weigh less, and also allows them to make use of more nutrient dense animal proteins. They hunt by striking their prey from above with their hard, sharp hooves, any killing blows that need to be made (if at all) after the attack are delivered with the sharp, curved inner toes, which easily puncture even tough hides. The majority of the meal is eaten on the ground, after which the leftovers are broken up with battering hooves and carried off to other flock members/young.

Aequis are oviparous, and lay clutches from 1-2 eggs at a time, rarely 3-4. (Highly dependent on food levels.) Young take 3-5 years to fledge, and in many circumstances, are looked after by both parents and other members of the flock/community. Young regularly intermingle from an early age.

The average lifespan of an Aequis in the wild is 40-60 years. They may live longer in areas with plenty of food or with other beings providing for them.

They are an intelligent species! Think advanced corvids/primates. They have their own language, and can be taught others, though they may not learn/express these additional languages as well as their own. Many are, however, excellent mimics, and can be convinced to act as messengers. In some cases, an Aequis can accommodate a rider, provided the rider is light and good at holding on. Aequis will only permit those that respect them to ride them. (Pretty much all favors depend on the person being decent to the Aequis and respecting their terms.)

Aequis do not inbreed! Recessive traits are RARELY consistent as a result. Therefore, any odd design quirks that do not regularly occur will be treated as rare.

Subspecies can cross, this is most likely to occur where their ranges overlap.

Semi-domestic types exist with humans or other sentients, but unlike domesticated animals on earth, Aequis do not exist in extreme forms, due to aforementioned taboo of inbreeding. Varying color schemes may arise, or feather types, but overall, no extremes in form, and nothing that would hinder the health, function, and livelihood of the individual. (There is NO breeding for pigment deficiencies, though they sometimes occur on accident.) There will be no brachycephaly, intentional dwarfism, or over-feathering to the point where an animal can't properly fly.

If you really wanted to, you could dye their feathers, I suppose. Though with molting, it'd have to be a repeated task!

If you have a question, feel free to ask it so I can come up with a proper FAQ for them!

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  • Playing: that game where I attempt adulthood
  • Drinking: ESPRESSO!

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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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4gr8kidz Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are amazing!
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FireFairy319 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your artworks are simply stunning. The way you design your creatures is so unique I just can't stop looking at them! 
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spiralofvertigo Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm happy to find you here; I've been following your tumblr for awhile now and it's always wonderful to see your beautiful Pallanophs on my dash as well as read about your worlds! So I'll be watching you here too. <3
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Nara87 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Your work is beautiful and inspiring! :heart: 
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Psittaca Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Been following you on tumblr for a few months now (I've asked you about acrylics and colored paper!) and I just now found your da. Heck yeah
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