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Single Character Colour Drawing
The Girl From Slime Caverns 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
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
Christmas Gift Art 2013 #1 by Raqonteur
Stacey by Raqonteur
Anyone For Tea? 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)



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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 have to post these rules:
2.- Each person has to share 13 things about them
3.- Answer the 13 questions asked to you and invent 13 questions the people you tag will have to answer.
4.- Choose 13 people
5.- You have to legitimately tag 13 people.
6.- You can't say that you don't do tags.
7. - Tag-backs are ALLOWED
8.-YOU MUST MAKE A JOURNAL ENTRY. NO COMMENTS. Unless you're commenting about the actual entry.
9. - You have to finish this within a week. If not; you'll have to do whatever the creator tells you to. Art, rp, etc.
10. - Be creative with the title. No "I've Got Tagged" things.
11. - Cussing is ALLOWED.

I was tagged by :iconultimategalaxia:
I choose to tag the following people:
:iconultimategalaxia:  :iconphoenixdreamangelmsb:  :icononimoroboshi:  :iconpetrotasia:  :iconsauroctonus:  :iconsapphirecomics:  :iconakaszik:  :iconbirdhousebirdy:
And any of my watchers or anyone else who want to take part :P

As far as I am concerned you can ignore the stuff about having to take part or tagging other people. If you like these type of things please feel free to partake. If you don't or simply don't have the free time, feel free to ignore it. It's just a bit of fun.

13 Things you may or may not know about me

01)    This is the first 'Tagging Game' I've ever taken part in
02)    I hate Windows 8. So many annoying little bugs.
03)    I much prefer drawing girls to drawing boys.Girls are simply prettier :P
04)    I only draw traditionally, and on a single sheet of paper. I have no digital or DTP skills to speak of. And no patience to learn them.
05)    I'm sort of teaching myself to play the electric guitar
06)    I have an opinion on everything and I only need the slightest reason to share it :P
07)    I consider myself a writer first and an artist second. That's why my pictures always tell a story.
08)    I was born, raised, educated and live in the UK. Which is why my punctuation is outside the quotation marks!
09)    I work night shifts. This is the reason you get replies and comments from me at the     strangest times of day.
10)    I love Coca Cola. But I'll drink other brands when I must.
11)    If they hadn't invented Curry I'd probably be a lot slimmer :P
12)    I can run 6.5 miles (10.4km) in a few seconds under an hour. Not too shabby for someone who's a couple past the year when 'Life begins at...'
13)    I think special effects are overrated. And they certainly can't replace an intelligent storyline. No matter how big the explosions are, or how many you have.

:iconultimategalaxia:'s Questions
1 - What's your preferred gaming system? (and if you're a PC gamer, just say PC MAstEr rACe!)

I'm not an avid gamer. I played Everquest (An MMORPG) for over six years on the PC but finally lost interest. Now I pick up the X-Box 360 on rare occasions (when the kids aren't using it :P)

2 - Favourite Pokémon? Or Pokemonssssss??
My eldest son is the Pokemon fanatic, not me. Though I am quite happy to watch the TV series.
If I had to name a favourite, I'd probably say Umbreon. I just love the sleek design and the colour scheme.

3 - What are you currently obsessed with right now? (like game series, anime, etc.)
I don't really do obsession.
That said, I am rather impatiently waiting for the next DVD of the Fairy Tail anime to be released.

4 - So, what exactly is your icon supposed to be?
Erm... Me :P
It's a self-portrait pencil sketch.

5 - Share an unpopular opinion (on anything) that you hold
Daniel Craig is not a good James Bond. He's not Bond at all as far as I'm concerned. The suaveness, class, and very Englishness of Bond are missing from his character. He's not Bond, he's just another thug with a gun (and a license to kill). The new Batman (Dark Knight series of films) suffers the same problem. In going for realistic they've lost the very epicness and eccentricities that made these characters special.

6 - Any games from E3 that you're excited about? (For me, it's Dark Souls 3!)
Not being a gamer, I don't actually have a clue what's being released at E3.

7 - What's a favourite deviation of yours, that you made?
Oooooh. That's a hard one. I would have to divide it between stories and drawings.
I love every story I've ever written. They are all works of love. My favourite is probably It's completely different from anything else I've written. And I still tear up now if I think about it too hard.Otherwise for the characterisation or for sheer fun
Drawings-wise. Probably, I just love the concept.  There are probably loads of others too. But I still have a soft spot for my very first deviation
8 - ...And what's you favourite deviation created by someone else?
Probably something by :icondestinyblue: , or Do yourself a favour and go check out her galleries now. Alternatively or What's a Furry? by jollyjack by :iconjollyjack:. Scarlet is such a wonderfully cute and sweetly niave character.

9 - Now, out of all the deviations you made, which one's your most disappointing? (in your opinion)
Oh Lord. All of them :P
Seriously though. I've deleted or redrawn a lot of those I wasn't so proud of. ;Of those that are left, probably as the hair and pose didn't come out quite as well as I hoped, or this page of my manga where the character close ups are fairly horrible and the speech bubbles obscure everything anyway :( I really, really need to redraw that page.

10 - What would your persona look like??
Definitely not furry :P Possibly female. Most likely with long red hair. It's not that I have any secret desire to be a female, I'm quite happy as a male. It's just I like drawing/writing female characters. In some ways I bond more with those characters.

11 - Anything you regret doing or not doing?
Hmm... I'm not really into regrets. There are things I shouldn't have done, and things that went badly. But those are the things that shape you most. You learn from them. Maybe I would prefer if I hadn't done some of them, but regret is sort of like feeling sorry for yourself. It doesn't really achieve anything.
As for things I haven't done. Well, I'm not dead yet, so there's still time to do them. I fully intend to complete any bucket list long before I'm due to kick it (If only I can find the time... and the money :P)

12 - If you could improve anything, in terms of drawing/writing skills, what would you choose to improve?
That's easy. Grammar. My grammar is terrible. I've been told so many times. I'm starting to learn new habits (I hope), but really I could do with going back to school. The only problem is I work nights so evening classes are pretty much a no-go. And it's all too possible I'm too long in the tooth to change my ways.

13 - Lastly... I can't think of anything else so let's do something interesting.. pick your favourite character from anything. Now think of another (favourite) one from the same series and list that one instead. > : ) So, no obvious answers!
Ace was the seventh Doctor's (Dr. Who that is) assistant, way back in the eighties or nineties. She was a child of the times, independent and rebellious, and slightly insolent in a way that previous assistants had never been. But with a good heart (of course) and likeable/personable. She refused to call the Doctor by that title, and insisted on calling him 'Proffessor' instead. She was also from a violent near-future (if I recall correctly) and kept a store of home made high-explosives Nitro-9, which the Doctor always forbade her to bring along but she did anyway. And it occasionally came in very handy.
(Rose Tyler defeated the Daleks by opening Time Vortex. Ace didn't have anything fancy like that so she used a baseball bat :P Oh. And a rocket launcher)

And now for my 13 Questions to you...
01)    What was the last movie you saw at the cinema?
02)    What was the last movie you were made to see against your will? (by parents/spouse/BFF/etc)
03)    Do you prefer a Kindle (or other E-Reader), or an actual paper book when you read?
04)    And on that score, what was the last book you read?
05)    Change of pace... what was the last sporty/fitness thing you did?
06)    Which is your genre (of anything)
07)    Now for something personal. What drove you to become an artist/join DeviantArt?
08)    And what keeps you here, keeps you coming back?
09)    Who is your favourite detective (in any genre/media)
10)    What was the last foreign country you visited?
11)    I feel we are too dependant on technology. It's ever-present. If you had to do without 1 IMPORTANT piece of technology for the rest of your life (phone, laptop, television, car, etc). What would it be? (Choosing something you don't use often is cheating)
12)    When was the last time you said 'Thank You' to someone, and why?
13)    Lastly a mindbender. You're given one wish. It can be anything you like, with one proviso. The granting of the wish cannot positively effect you in any way, no matter how minor.  What would you wish?

Good luck :P

I Got Featured

Just a little bit of shameless self promotion here.

There are some wonderful DAers out there who give up their time and effort to sift through the millions upon millions of entries on this site and pick out a few of what they believe to be the best.

It's an amazing feeling to log on and find one of your pieces has suddenly, out of nowhere, been selected to be featured in that way. So I thought I'd share those features here.

Artist feature 2 - Junsorry guys xD didn't manage to wait any longer :la: maybe I'll make 2 features pr. month..  hmmm.. we'll just see, right ;)
Raqonteur Is a guy from the UK. He's a hobby traditional artist.
He's making quite simple pencil drawings and "sketches", but I found them quite charming in their own way, and kind of facinating if you look at them for a while and realize how simple some of the lines are, and how much it actually looks like the person/character(/other) it's supposed to look like =P
Worth taking a bit of time to just look at, even if it's not your style or interest ;)

NightMagican is a danish hobby artist who makes stunning traditonal art and some digital art too, i belive =P worh cheking out their galery ;)
'nuff said x)

dA Literature : Prose (#4)Power to the Prose
It has come to my attention, and many others attention, that prose doesn't get as much attention as poetry does in the literature community. It is also very, very hard to find good, decent prose when you have to wade through all the other, mis-categorized pieces in the prose section of deviantART. Well, I have come up with a solution to this problem. I am starting a feature to introduce different prose pieces to the deviants of dA. I have gone through and combed through the pieces to find some really good ones. I plan to do one every two weeks (or once a month, I haven't decided yet). 
So, it's been awhile since I've last updated this feature. I had gotten so busy that I haven't had time to worry about it. Not to mention, I've been sleeping to the max I possibly can to make sure I don't overwork myself. So, without further ado, where is my newest feature.
Featured Prose
Daily Lit Recognition for April 7, 2015Daily Lit Recognition for April 7th, 2015
We are proud to feature today's Daily Literature Recognition!
You can show your support by :+favlove:ing this News Article.
Please comment and :+fav: the features and congratulate the artists!
Featured by: Faded2Indie

Holding on... by srinath-ste-v
Although short in duration, this poem is plucks at
the heartstrings and fills the reader with a sense
of knowing, and is easy to relate to. Powerful.
Featured by: AyeAye12 

the cycle unborn by tauntology
Enjambment cuts a striking image, making
this disturbing topic even more so.

This is different to the contest prize features which you can see here…

Thank you for visiting my page. What was it that attracted you here? 

10 deviants said Other (Please Comment)
9 deviants said You commented on/faved my work. I was curious.
7 deviants said Stories
4 deviants said None of the above. I just came here to Troll you :P
2 deviants said Fan Art
2 deviants said A Contest
1 deviant said Sketches
1 deviant said A Commission/Art Trade
No deviants said Portraits
No deviants said Stock Photography


Raqonteur has started a donation pool!
125 / 1,000
I've gotten a lot out of the DeviantArt Community, it's time to put something back. I plan on using any donated points either to run further contests or to commision pieces from other artists and thus support them.

You must be logged in to donate.


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Lotus-Pen Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Student Writer
Thanks for joining :iconnurturing-narratives: :dummy: Welcome aboard!
Pirate-Skunk Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
hey! i saw you looked at :iconcharacter-haven: ~
and just thought i would ask if you were interested in joining?
if not you can just ignore this comment ~
Raqonteur Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its not polite to ignore people :p
Thank you for taking the time to personally invite me but I must decline at the moment.  

I found your group when tracking back someone who had favourited or commented on one of my pieces.  But I simply don't have the free time to devote to another group properly.

Good luck with your group though. 
Pirate-Skunk Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thats fine ~ thank you for the thought! 
kasse333 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Just wondering do you speak french? cause I do ( im a french canadian)  and your name mean ''raconteur'' storyteller in english so ...I dunno maybe its an english word too ?
Raqonteur Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know a little bit of French I learned at school.  I've tried to learn a bit more here and there but never got very far :P

Raconteur is in the English dictionary.  It comes from the original French and means 'One who tells stories with wit and skill'; sort of like an after-dinner speaker.
I can't speak in front of a crowd myself, but I do think I write stories with reasonable ability (and lots of modesty :P)
kasse333 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Ahh okay :P thank you for your reply:)
onimoroboshi Featured By Owner Edited Mar 7, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
PS.  I'm still suing you over that llama, however, as SSPS is refusing to open my emails on the matter, and I've been getting veiled threats from PETA--the other one.
onimoroboshi Featured By Owner Edited Mar 7, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Your story previews are all very intriguing, and I look forward to reading each and every one of them... anyway, your two zombie tales are of special interest to me, as I've been a huge fan of of the genre since seeing the 1944 Lewton-Tourneur Busby Berkeley classic I Danced With a Zombie Bathing Beauty in 1967.

In all seriousness, I really am looking forward to your takes on the zombie theme, which really is one of my favorite horror sub-genres.

Nor do I have any doubt that after reading your twisted Disney Princess tales, I'll be seeing them in a new, darker light...

Anyway, I trust you'll be illustrating all of your new works in your usual inimitably imaginative manner.  

It's rare to find an artist and writer, or vice versa, who excels at both, and in that regard you, sir, are a rare find indeed, and I greatly admire the talent displayed in your other creative endeavors as well, plus you're as fiendish a disputant as one could hope to cross words with. 
Raqonteur Featured By Owner Edited Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, I'm blushing over your kind words.  Though not quite as much as when writing the 1st story on my list :P  (And it's not what they get up to, it's the sheer intensity of it).

I've included some links to previous horror stories I've written in the comments on that journal, including at least one zombie story.  Feel free to check them out. 
But in the meantime you could also try this one
A Rose By Any Other Name

I must admit I haven't really illustrated many of my stories.  I tend to have ten more ideas for drawings or other stories while finishing the one I'm writing, so coming back to something I've finished sometimes seems unproductive.  That's not to say I won't, after all I've redrawn great ideas that were let down by earlier art, so don't rule anything out.  And, of course, a new drawing is a great advertisement for an older story.

Again thank you so much.  I was a writer long. long before I was an artist, though I still think of myself more as a dabbler than an actual artist.  I've only been drawing seriously for about 2-3 years now.

I've always enjoyed bandying words and debate, logical or otherwise.  I guess my aim was always to live up to how Sulu described Mr. Spock's (the inimitable Leonard Nimoy R.I.P.) verbal skills in a very early episode of Star Trek... "Cross swords with Mr. Spock and he'll cut you to pieces every time".

Or in the words of my wife "If you were as quick to come up with money-making ideas as you are with smart-alec replies, you'd be a millionaire by now".

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