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This is a feature of the artists who placed in my recent What Makes Your OC Special Contest. They certainly deserve some DA Love and attention. So do yourself a favour and check out their pages. Here are a few teasers to spark your interest...

In reverse order (as is traditional :P)

:iconprincess-coco-154: with what makes Siren Special by Princess-CoCo-154

This young artist has produced a plethora of character based art in a short time here on DA.

:iconsundaysunny: with Krackers by SundaySunny
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beauty and the beast by SundaySunny
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And Finally, Drum roll...
:iconultimategalaxia: with Contest Entry - FabledLord by UltimateGalaxia
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I am also offering points and cash commissions. See the Commissions Tool directly above. Or send me a note for further details.

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Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United Kingdom
Who am I?
Well if you're really interested you can read this… my introductory journal entry.
You may have noticed that since Christmas I've done a few more A2 sized pieces of art.  It's thanks to my wife buying me an easel making it much easier (Easelier :P) to work in that format.

The difference in the amount of detail I can put into the picture is amazing.

Unfortunately it doesn't come across on DA.  A4 sketches can easily be scanned in perfect detail for submission here.  But the same can't be said for A2.  I've tried taking photo's on my 8mp camera phone but they don't come as well as I'd like;
You're My Favourite Lost Thing by Raqonteur     Amber Hunt Character Reference Sheet v2.0 by Raqonteur

So what is the best way to get my (hopefully) beautiful new and bigger traditional drawings on DA?
Any advice would be much appreciated.

I did look at the possibility of an A2 scanner but they are hideously expensive (I can't afford or in anyway justify £7000 for my hobby :P)


Single Character Colour Drawing
The Girl From Slime Caverns by Raqonteur
Making A Splash by Raqonteur
Open Wide And Say... Aaaaaargh by Raqonteur
Krackers - A Grave Matter by Raqonteur
Ariel Pin-up by Raqonteur
A fully coloured and shaded drawing of the character of your choice in either semi-realisitic or anime style.  You can choose from waist up, three-quarter or full body.

All work is carried out on A4 paper
The original drawing can be purchased by arrangement, though I will keep a scanned copy on my account here.
Fully Shaded Character Pencil Sketch with Simple Background
Commission - A Little Birdie Told Me by Raqonteur
Commission - Nya-Na-Nya-Na-Nya-Nya by Raqonteur
Thinking Of You by Raqonteur
Think Outside The (Goggle) Box by Raqonteur
Commission - What Do You Mean It's Not Bath Time by Raqonteur
A monochrome pencil drawing of the character of your choice, either semi-realistic or Anime style.  You can choose from Waist Up, Three Quarter or Full Body.

All work is carried out on A4 paper
The original sketch can be purchased by arrangement, though I will keep a scanned copy on my account here.
Traditional Character Portrait Pencil Sketch
Amber Hunt Portrait by Raqonteur
Stacey by Raqonteur
Thinking Of You by Raqonteur
Anyone For Tea? by Raqonteur
Christmas Gift Art 2013 #1 by Raqonteur
A head and shoulders portrait/study of a Character, in pencil, partially shaded.   You can choose from realistic or anime style.

All work is carried out on A4 paper
The original sketch can be purchased by arrangement, though I will keep a scanned copy on my account here.
Original Character or Fan Character Story - Literature Commission
This is a story featuring either your original character or a brand new character.  The more details you provide of what you want, the closer it will be to your vision.  You can provide me with a complete plot or just a title or theme, or anything in between.
This type of work involves a lot of feedback and communication (questions :P) to keep the details right (I can't just guess the name of your first love for example :P)

15.00 GBP or 2500 points.


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martawanda Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! Passing by, I wanted to wish you a good day :) (Smile)Hi!
Raqonteur Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for that, and for stopping by.  I hope you enjoyed the amenities :)

I wish you a very good day too
UltimateGalaxia Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Found this zodiac snippet for people born today :p....

"Gifted with a wild imagination, Pisces have an unrivalled talent for story telling or anything artistic for that matter." true, man, so true.. :XD: Happy Birthday

Wow, I just noticed that little artist feature you put on the side there.. ha, thanks man

Raqonteur Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :)
What a lovely thought.

Heh, the feature was the final part of your prize for winning the contest.  Glad you like it :)
Happy Birthday
Raqonteur Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you.  That's very sweet of you :)
About that other order.
Raqonteur Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your second commission is now ready

I assume it was another Naruto crossover since you didn't actually say.  But I can edit the text if necessary.

You have a choice between the version linked here, or an identical one without the heart background, should you prefer.  Just let me know.
This will do. I approve. :)
UltimateGalaxia Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've come up with a theme for my contest, in case you were interested:…
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