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Regal
Graphite portrait of the desert type Aequis, in all their glory. They may look haughty and aloof, but they're pretty good natured and calm, as Aequis go. I'm not ashamed to admit I have a soft spot for this type, haha.

Caran d'Ache Grafwood pencils in sketchbook. Aequis species and art © April Schumacher (me)
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Say WHAT? Check out this tumblr post to see updated designs for Aequis types here
I hope to add on to this journal with more Aequis references/resources, etc. Next up is basic marking and colors by type, and details on crests/tails.

As for customs, I hope to be reopening them by March 1st. Why the long wait? Because I'm still fully immersed in time consuming client work, I'd feel dreadful for accepting payments now for Aequis custom slots that may not get started until April, at the earliest. Hopefully this will keep folks from feeling cheated. That being said, if you are impatient and don't feel comfortable waiting more than 2 months for a design or commission from me, please do not order. I have only 3 hours a day to work on commissioned work, and no one wants a sloppy, rushed final product. I put hours of work and care into everything I do, please understand this. If I feel you are being too pushy, I will refund your commission. Thank you for understanding!

I'm looking to take on 4 slots for starters, and base prices will likely be raised again after these are filled. (Which is more than fair, considering how many hours I put into them. I estimate to start them at $120 after this next round is filled, just a heads up!) Otherwise, keep your eyes peeled for pre-made designs at lower price points. (If all goes well and I can be extra productive this year, I will be putting out planetary themed Aequis for auction!)

Speaking of, there are still two available pre-made designs.

Available Designs:

Aequis: Tropical Terrestrial type debut by pallanoph Available for $80 USD Aequis: Pluto by pallanoph Available for $55 USD

Custom Design Status:
Queue currently closed, estimated re-opening March 1st. Average wait time is 1-3 months, depending on position in queue. 

Custom Pricing Details:

As of July 2016, all Aequis designs start at $100 USD. This base price includes all Aequis non-hybrid types (ie. grasslander, islander, mountain, etc.) with on-type coloration, etc.

For hybrid types: Three pricing tiers.

Common hybrids: Perching x perching, ground x ground, habitats overlapping: +$10 (ex: Mountain x Arctic, temperate islander x southern islander, Grasslander x desert)

Uncommon hybrids: Perching x ground, as long as habitats overlap. Potential deliberate breeding: +$20 (ex: temperate arboreal x Mountain, tropical terrestrial x tropical arboreal)

Rare/Semi-domestic hybrids: perching x ground, habitats incompatible. +$30 (ex: tropical arboreal x desert, wetlands x mountain, etc.)

Examples of Aequis hybrid tiers can be found here: pallanophblargh.tumblr.com/pos… Eventually I should have a chart for these!

Uncommon traits for all types: Albinism, hypermelanism, piebaldism/leucism, asymmetrical markings. +$5-15 depending on rarity.

Working on comprehensive type guide/accepted color/pattern guidelines when time allows. In the meantime, feel free to note/email me your questions and suggestions! Email is april.illustrator@gmail.com. All payments to be made via PayPal Invoice. No points, trades, etc. will be accepted unless I offer.

That said, if there are any suggestions you have for Aequis, feel free to voice it in the comments!
  • Listening to: 'Bolero' by Ravel
  • Reading: depressing news with real facts.
  • Watching: X-Files
  • Playing: Please the Client
  • Eating: meat n' greens
  • Drinking: Cafe borgia mocha!
Golden Eagle: Detail
A screenshot at 100% zoom for my golden eagle illustration found here: fav.me/daxxmrd

What shortcuts? :B

Photoshop CS6, Wacom Intuos Pro medium tablet. Hours uncounted, too many.

Art © April Schumacher.
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Golden Eagle: Over Winter Hill Prairie
Thought I'd show part of what's been keeping me so busy these past few months. (As there are other projects I CAN'T show you...)

The first of three illustrations completed for the National Eagle Center in Wabasha, MN! This image showcases a golden eagle, the other two (once finished) will depict a first year bald eagle, and a fourth year bald eagle, showing differences in plumage and silhouette. The location depicted are the "goat prairie" bluffs not far from the Mississippi river in southern MN.

The print size for this illustration is 24 x 60 inches (60.96 x 152.4 cm) at 300 dpi. Photoshop CS6, Wacom Intuos Pro (medium). Hours: unknown, but estimated to be well over 40.

Detail shot here: fav.me/daxxofa

Art © April Schumacher, please do not use for profit/repost as yours, thank you!
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Hate or Glory
It's been nearly a year since a pallanoph has made an appearance around these parts. Not a good track record, if your username is "pallanoph." :XD:

Nharath, the anti-hero in the forever-in-progress pallanoph novel, has many choices to make on his journey. Whether or not he treads the higher road remains to be seen, and that depends largely on Adelaide, his unlikely human companion. 

2017 needs to be the year I start working on the writing in earnest. If this means I have to close off commissions for a few months this summer, than so be it.

Nharath, pallanophs, and art © April Schumacher. Do not plagiarize, heavily reference, trace, repost without credit/claim copyright/etc. please and thanks.

I'll refrain from the usual disclaimers and give everyone the benefit of the doubt. Hopefully I won't need to retract that.
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Say WHAT? Check out this tumblr post to see updated designs for Aequis types here
I hope to add on to this journal with more Aequis references/resources, etc. Next up is basic marking and colors by type, and details on crests/tails.

As for customs, I hope to be reopening them by March 1st. Why the long wait? Because I'm still fully immersed in time consuming client work, I'd feel dreadful for accepting payments now for Aequis custom slots that may not get started until April, at the earliest. Hopefully this will keep folks from feeling cheated. That being said, if you are impatient and don't feel comfortable waiting more than 2 months for a design or commission from me, please do not order. I have only 3 hours a day to work on commissioned work, and no one wants a sloppy, rushed final product. I put hours of work and care into everything I do, please understand this. If I feel you are being too pushy, I will refund your commission. Thank you for understanding!

I'm looking to take on 4 slots for starters, and base prices will likely be raised again after these are filled. (Which is more than fair, considering how many hours I put into them. I estimate to start them at $120 after this next round is filled, just a heads up!) Otherwise, keep your eyes peeled for pre-made designs at lower price points. (If all goes well and I can be extra productive this year, I will be putting out planetary themed Aequis for auction!)

Speaking of, there are still two available pre-made designs.

Available Designs:

Aequis: Tropical Terrestrial type debut by pallanoph Available for $80 USD Aequis: Pluto by pallanoph Available for $55 USD

Custom Design Status:
Queue currently closed, estimated re-opening March 1st. Average wait time is 1-3 months, depending on position in queue. 

Custom Pricing Details:

As of July 2016, all Aequis designs start at $100 USD. This base price includes all Aequis non-hybrid types (ie. grasslander, islander, mountain, etc.) with on-type coloration, etc.

For hybrid types: Three pricing tiers.

Common hybrids: Perching x perching, ground x ground, habitats overlapping: +$10 (ex: Mountain x Arctic, temperate islander x southern islander, Grasslander x desert)

Uncommon hybrids: Perching x ground, as long as habitats overlap. Potential deliberate breeding: +$20 (ex: temperate arboreal x Mountain, tropical terrestrial x tropical arboreal)

Rare/Semi-domestic hybrids: perching x ground, habitats incompatible. +$30 (ex: tropical arboreal x desert, wetlands x mountain, etc.)

Examples of Aequis hybrid tiers can be found here: pallanophblargh.tumblr.com/pos… Eventually I should have a chart for these!

Uncommon traits for all types: Albinism, hypermelanism, piebaldism/leucism, asymmetrical markings. +$5-15 depending on rarity.

Working on comprehensive type guide/accepted color/pattern guidelines when time allows. In the meantime, feel free to note/email me your questions and suggestions! Email is april.illustrator@gmail.com. All payments to be made via PayPal Invoice. No points, trades, etc. will be accepted unless I offer.

That said, if there are any suggestions you have for Aequis, feel free to voice it in the comments!
  • Listening to: 'Bolero' by Ravel
  • Reading: depressing news with real facts.
  • Watching: X-Files
  • Playing: Please the Client
  • Eating: meat n' greens
  • Drinking: Cafe borgia mocha!

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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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bluewingfairy Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017
good morning my friend, Valentine's Day.
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Allo-cat Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017   General Artist
You have a stunning gallery. :)
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IzaPug Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Professional General Artist
yur artwork
always inspiring and astonishing <3
thx for share your talent with the world <3
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N1GHT0WL5 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017  Student General Artist
LordByrun Hey! Are you already watching this artist? I thought you might like their amazing art, mainly because of the bird-species :> 
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Goose-King Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2016  Student Filmographer
Normally I don't leave comments, however I am knocked off my feet by your artwork and I feel like I have to let you know how much I like your work. 
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