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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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Restraint by pallanoph
Tjardek, looking calm for once. 

A slightly scribbly (rough brushstrokes, that is) study in gouache to re-familiarize myself with the medium. Also to get back into the world of color before hurling myself back into commissions. (Which are still very much open, by the way!)

Tjardek and all things pallanoph belong to me, as does the art. As such, please refrain from plagiarizing (tracing, heavily referencing without permission, manipulating/recoloring) claiming copyright, using for profit, etc. 

Critique, etc. is always welcome.
Blackwing and Jet by pallanoph
Blackwing and Jet
Another sketch commission, this one is for jet3270! These keep turning into light drawings if I take longer to get to them (holidays, augh!) but I'll need to find a way to start speeding up. *curses at clumsy scaly hands*

I think y'all know how much I enjoy drawing equines. I suppose it's obvious, since I spent most of my young life doodling them. :XD:
Additionally, putting more than one flying pose onto a sheet is always a party. :D

Commissions still open, as I am nearing the bottom of my list. My commission guide can be found in my gallery.

Art © April Schumacher. Please do not use unless you are the commissioner, thank you!
Won't Slow Me Down by pallanoph
Won't Slow Me Down
Who needs two functioning wings when you can run fast and jump high?

Sketch commission (closer to a drawing, ha!) for Scarlet-Harlequin-N of their orekroark character, Jhousk. Had a lot of fun posing this guy before I settled on this for the final. :D

Sketch commissions, etc. are still open, refer to my pricing guide in my gallery (I can't link because dA is being an ass.) Also, a list of things I'd prefer not to draw can be found here:…

Graphite on bristol, which I need to buy more of. 

Orekroarks and character © Scarlet-Harlequin-N
Art © April Schumacher. Please do not use unless you are the commissioner! Thank you.
Destructive Creation by pallanoph
Destructive Creation
You can't create without taking something away. Everything is a cycle, ink flows like blood. Everything is decay, and from the decay springs something new.

A ballpoint drawing in the current Moleskine that I wanted to polish up for a black and white rendition, as someday I'd really like to do a color version in gouache and ink.

Prints and merchandise with this art found only in my society6 shop:…

Art © April Schumacher. Do not plagiarize, manipulate, claim copyright, heavily reference/trace, or use for profit, please and thank you. (If I see this being sold as flash art, I will be extremely displeased.) If you'd like to share this on tumblr, I'd much appreciate reblogs from my original post here:… Thank you!

Ballpoint (Bic!) in Moleskine sketchbook, 5x8" approx.

Sorry for posting and running, I'll get back to notes and comments soon!
Don't Blink by pallanoph
Don't Blink
Sure, I'll upload this here, too. But only because it's color. :B

A fun color/coat marking concept for my pallanoph character, Tjardek. Stripes formed by spotty blotches is somehow more difficult than I thought. His color came out more gingery than I had anticipated, but I like it. (I blame tigers.) I will probably come up with colors/markings for other outdated characters between commissions.

As you can see, he has a shitty sort of personality. Way to be a problem solver, Tjardek. :roll:

Pallanoph leg anatomy (especially those odd rear ankles) continues to be... amusing. As is conveying the idea of flexible toes with semi-retractile claws and opposable dewclaws! (They're not dogs, so they don't need compact "dog feet" to run long distances. They're sprinters!)

Derwent (studio, artists, and coloursoft) and Caran d'Ache colored pencils on... some slightly rough mystery sketchbook paper.

Pallanophs, Tjardek, and art © April Schumacher. Please do not plagiarize (heavily reference/trace), manipulate, claim copyright, or use for profit, please and thank you!
That's right, $5 off ALL ITEMS in my shop and FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING on orders (free shipping excludes framed art prints, stretched canvases, and rugs). In order to get the promo discount, you must follow/copy and paste this link:…

This offer ends November 9, at midnight Pacific time. Go go go! Grab mugs, t-shirts, phone cases, pillow cases, hoodies, clocks, or heck, just plain old prints! You can even find the ever popular Soviet Bear merchandise there. I've got new stuff I have not posted here for sale there. 

In other news, commissions are still open! I may document the queue and progress where you can keep track of it, if you like. I'm grinding away at the list and hope to have the majority of them finished/near finished before the year is up!

Here's the handy commission guide, should you need it: Commission Price List 2014 by pallanoph
  • Mood: Anxious
  • Listening to: Boards of Canada
  • Watching: King of the Hill
  • 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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kiindra Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Your art is so beautiful I'm gonna cry 3
batworker Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
Thanks for the fave!
Zhrayde Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wow! Such a beautiful and impressive gallery! Watching.
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Jotoons222 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  New member Hobbyist General Artist
ah omg your art is amazing!!!! i must watch you now 
egagliardi Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
Your work is awesome :DD
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