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Not quite yet! But hopefully soon. I need to work at getting a clean plate, so to speak, as I still have two contest prizes, and a large commission I need to finish before I open up new slots. Not to mention, I still need to piece together revised pricing guidelines, commission forms, etc. to make this process a bit more organized.

So recently I've been doing a lot of freelance work for a local studio specializing in artistic fabrication for museums, nature centers, installations, etc. and that took every bit of my time for the last 4 months. BUT. We ran out of work to do, so now I'm sitting at home, twiddling my thumbs between hacking at the to-do list and hacking at weeds in my garden. SO. Once that list is gone and everything's tied up, I'd like to have a second go at commissions, and to be more organized about it!

I'm also considering offering some new options outside of my standard traditional media (pencil, ink, watercolor, acrylic) and possibly sell some scratchboard or woodburning commission slots. Also, some gouache mini-vignettes/busts, etc. would be super fun for playing with color and a slightly different style.  The scratchboard would likely be the most expensive option, given the tedious nature (and the fact that edits can be a little tricky to fix with ink, sometimes) but woodburning (with or without additional mixed media) might be fairly affordable. Most of it depends on the amount of detail one wants. Again, you'll hear more if there's enough interest, and once I put together a pricing guide.

I also feel like I need to add a list of what I will not or would rather not draw. This is where I sense I might hurt some feelings, but since there are so many artists who specialize in said subjects, one could just commission another artist. If someone insists I draw said subject, they will be presented with an additional fee they must agree to.  The one exception to this is if you have previously discussed the subject of your commission with me and gained approval.

Most of you already know what I draw, for the most part. Newcomers can ask for a list of subjects I'd rather not draw, but one shouldn't take a potential rejection personally. Not everything can be my cup of tea! If you want me to post a list somewhere, feel free to say so! Any and all questions are welcome.

This place is totally dead! Or is it just me? If you need pallanoph stuff, come find me on Tumblr!

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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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synderen Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AH *o* I follow you on tumblr.. I didn't realize you had a deviantart! I'm a huge fan of your work, I love your creature designs :D
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HaphaxCorvid Featured By Owner Edited Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi Pallanoph! I admire the fact that in a 'community' leaning towards digital artist, you still stick and hold onto beautiful traditional artwork-and it shows! Your work is splendid! Both traditional and digital have their ups and downs. Your artwork has so much life and personality given to it.

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kashidom Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Since you're a bit stuck with canines, I'd suggest you do some feline art between your commissions ..some of your canines look a lot like large felines and it'd be a bit of an interesting diversion/practice I think ^-^

Perhaps you could try your hand at reptiles, small or large.. or maybe cryptids in majestic/expressionist or surreal/tribal form ..perhaps like grafts on woodboard texture backgrounds? c: could also do your variation of whisks-of-smoke style sketchings, like AlectorFencer did some time ago — those kinds of "let your inspiration out"-things are awesome if you have the skill (and you do)


:D ..also; nice work, I just watched you, keep it up!
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IzaPug Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
amazing tradicional work!
Y-Esk Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
Happy Birthday! :cake: :boogie:
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