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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 may, or may not have noticed.  My Premium/Core membership has dropped out.
I've been a Premium member for around 3 or 4 years.  Whilst I don't like the new Core name and theme, I was quite happy to pay for it at the old price.

Didn't happen.
For the first time in 3 years, my payment was declined.  No explanation why.

I contacted the help desk...
Still no explanation why the payment was declined.  Nor any offer to put a new membership through at the old price
Their answer, in full, pretty much boiled down to

Oops.  Sorry about that.  Please re-enroll at your convenience (and at the new price which is 165% of the old price)

Needless to say, I didn't take them up on their kind offer.
Nor will I for the many years I intend to remain with DA.
Well done DA.  Your thirst for extra funds has just cost you my membership fee forever.
And wonderful customer service.

Not a Happy Camper!


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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.

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Akaszik Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015

First, not obvious achievement that I like to congratulate you on, is completing all OC-training tasks so far! You was also a nice art-trade partner. Task “Enjoyment” was great fun.

You have enrolled for this third round of OC-training with a picture colored with pencils. Then you started to using copic markers and tasks submissions have vibrant hues. For a genre you exploring it is a plus.

Lettering in third chapter page ("Alycia Anger") gets better. In addition using ink to enhance outline seems to be more efficient technique for a comic than fine but laborious pure pencil drawings (at least I guess it is so).

You told on Sep 8, 2015 that the story and characters were growing almost organically, especially since Alycia joined OC-training. So I wish you great joy while drawing new pages. Yeah, felicitations! 

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. 
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