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To celebrate the forming of this group, I've joined forces with :iconakaszik: and :iconsharka-larim: to host a joint contest.

The crux of the contest is to crossover your OC with any of the settings (below) created by these three authors;

You can do this in several ways;
* You can show your character in the setting, with a recognisable background from the setting
* You can show your character dressed in the fashions of a setting
* You can show your OC interacting in some manner with one or more of the canon characters from the setting.

The contest is open to both visual artists (traditonal or digital art, photomanipulation, cosplay, etc) and Literature artists.

Here is the link to the original contest journal



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.

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: innocencedied2nite

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? 

9 deviants said Other (Please Comment)
8 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

Journal History


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.

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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".

onimoroboshi Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I thank you, sir, for your thanks.  My oni-face is red even now, and I'm the blue-skinned type.  And thank you also for the link, which I'll link onto shortly.  Ever wonder might have come out of it had the Bard had modern horror or sci-fi memes been available at the time?  No, me either, I was recalling a friend asking me more or less the same question whilst we watching Forbidden Planet about 10 years back, and I wound up being red faced then, too, when I asked, 'Bill who?'  

I guess I still qualify as a Trekkie after all.  If memory serves (which it don't do like it used to), it was Sulu who made that cutting remark, to Spock's hapless opponent, the increasingly rattled Ensign Bailey, in The Corbomite Maneuver (the first regular Star Trek episode produced, but 2nd aired, I think).  The Vulcan's coup de gras was, I believe, and in paraphrase, 'If you can't keep your emotions under control, I suggest having your adrenal gland removed.'

During its original airing, I tape recorded episodes off the TV speaker, which took nothing away from enjoying them as it was like listening to a radio drama.

My girl friend often says much the same to me as your Mrs. to you, but a tad more tartly, and with a different suffix on smart.  I love her to pieces but she can be a pain in the alec on occasion. 
onimoroboshi Featured By Owner Edited Mar 2, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I wish to register a complaint!  The llama you sent me was not only not fresh and tasty, but was in fact quite dead, and if that's what you call tasty, your definition of the word is one with which I'm not familiar.

Also, regarding your otherwise fine drawing of Daphne Blake, her navel is just a little too high, and a bit off center, and I'm less than happy with the inexplicable absence of a philtrum.

Have a care, sir.  I shall be keeping a closer eye on you in future.

And while it's far too late for me to return that llama for exchange (waste not, want not), if the next one isn't alive and kicking and delicious I shall report you to PETA (People for the Eating of Tasty Animals).
Raqonteur Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I knew I should have never asked Shroedinger to package my Llama, not after that debacle with his cat.

And I addressed the matter of the philtrum here (Shameless self-promotion moment:P)
Prize - Who Were You Expecting: Hot-Dog-Water by Raqonteur

I'm afraid you were mistaken about the supposed gender of the LLama you were eating too, and it posted a complaint according to PETA (Personally Edifying Transexual Animals)
onimoroboshi Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
The philtrum gag hit me as soon as I saw Daphne's smirk (about three or four minutes after I clicked on the pic), as in the Superman novel Last Son of Krypton, by Elliot S. Maggin, it's said of humanoid races that only those with a philtrum can smile.

I must admit, or confess, whichever is more contextually sound, that I, too, was at fault in (but not liable for) The Case of the Lamentably Late llama (dibs*).  Had I opened the box at the right moment, said llama might have been alive, much taster, and I--well, best to not go there (ten times of an evening is a bit too much regularity).  Of course I'm uncertain of that, but it's the principle of the thing.  I would like to have consulted Dr. Heisenberg or Carl Sagan on the matter, but alas, both are dead, or were the last time I looked.  I considered that Tyson fellow, but how could I trust such a delicate matter to someone who doesn't know a planet when he sees one, especially when in future another llama's life might hang in the balance.  He does, however, make excellent breaded chicken fries (oxymoronical!) and that's a solid fact.  Whitey, my black cat, says that that chicken remark was based on a horrible stereotype, but that's a black cat for you, and I still say all boffins are balmy (and not a one I know doesn't like chicken), at least for the moment. 

Had I but known I was dining on a 'other' llama, I would have been more sensitive, perhaps almost as sensti--please excuse me for just a moment... I thought it a little queer that the LAFE (Llams Approved For Export) stamp was actually a sticker, probably printed in (insert non-English speaking foreign country that no cares if you make fun of) as the ink was a bit runny, but not quite as runny as I prefer my... whatever that really runny cheese was in the Monty Python cheese shop sketch. Remember the offensive sounds bit--hang on a mo'...

I shall have to check on your philtrum adjustment after signing off here--not that I don't accept your word as a gentleman of course; I have so far twice clicked on the thumbnail (always thought that sounds cheap and nasty), forcing me to start this reply all over again (that's a tautology, in't it?), and I'm not about to try remembering how to spell 'Maggin'--Irish, is it not.  Or Scottish.  Bandy legged, kilt wearing, haggis eating, bag-pipe blowing gits.  I can say that cos my real first name's Kenneth, and I've got Irish blood, too.  Plus German.  Not any blood of an Englishman, though, which might come in handy if I ever come across a giant bean stalk and get curious.  That's how Gulliver got to Brobdingnag, wasn't it?  Well, no point in making a big deal over it. I'd know for sure if every Gulliver movie I've seen hadn't left that part out, which weren't too swift.  Ba-dump-bump.

And on that note...

*Coming soon to my gallery, seriously; you get co-creator credit, if you want it, so long as I can be free and easy with cheap and nasty; you wouldn't believe how many cheap and nasty things I run into on a daily basis where I live.  And out on the street, too.  If not, I'll avoid trademark infringement by using cheap and narsty.  Cheap and Narsty, coming to you tomorrow at 8 on BBC 3, right after the debut of season 2 of Survivors (I wish).
Raqonteur Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The Case of the Lamentably Late Llama sounds like a spoof of a certain consulting Detective you've mentioned before.  Undoubtedly a follow on from the Case of the Constipated Cow
No Shit, Sherlock! by Raqonteur

And as Sherlock would probably tell you, there's no such thing as 'English' Blood (or any other really) since we've all been invaded or colonised (or Immigrated) beyond recognition.  I would point you in the direction of 'An utterly Impartial History Of Britain (2000 Years of Upper Class Idiots In Charge)' by John O'Farrell as evidence (and an enjoyable read :P)
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onimoroboshi Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Ho-ho!  I knew this was going to be a fun and interesting place.  As MacArthur said, Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back in time for breakfast., or close enough (he did smoke a pipe). 
Raqonteur Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And here was me thinking it was Arnold (Ace) Rimmer.  Oh no.  Wait.  That was "Stoke me a Clipper, I'll be back for breakfast".  :P
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