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Commission Rates by Taellosse

Okay, the image does most of the talking, I hope.  I am happy to discuss specifics with anyone interested, to figure out an accurate price for what you want.  Nor are character portraits the only thing I'll do!  I can draw real-person portraits from photos, and as you can see from some of my recent postings in my gallery, I can also do other sorts of illustration.  Please feel free to drop me a line and we can talk it over.


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Alon Rand
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
Current Residence: Western MA, USA
Favorite genre of music: Alternative, Rock
Favorite photographer: Ansel Adams
Favorite style of art: fantasy realism
Operating System: Windows 10
MP3 player of choice: iTunes, and my iPhone
Shell of choice: lobster
Skin of choice: Caucasian
Favorite cartoon character: Samurai Jack, Gir
Personal Quote: "Short term expediency always fails in the long term." -Frank Herbert


Whispers of Heaven 3-8 - Dragon Attack!

The 12th illustration for Whispers of Heaven.  Again, going out of order a bit, but we wanted to get this one done for use in forthcoming promotional materials.  By this point in the story, the Rose family have reached Fallor, the town where their parents grew up.  Brannyn has become a city guard, and is on his evening patrol with his first partner, Baedon, when literally out of nowhere a dragon attacks the inn!

Whispers of Heaven and all the characters therein are copyright Krista Rose.

Birthday Beer
A quick commission I was asked to throw together by a recurring customer.  The delivered art is white on a transparent background, but that doesn't look very good here, so I put it on a black background instead.
Desert Tree
I was flipping through some women's magazine from work, looking for inspiration (the ads in those mags often have excellent photos to base compositions off of), and found this article about something or other, with photos of this woman posing around this fabulous dead tree sitting on a beach below the high tide line. This picture is created using one of those images as a starting point. And no, it is not traced at all, any more than anything else I do is ever traced.

I put it in a desert instead of a beach, and have made the model an angel with a sarong-ish thing. With the possible exception of the tree itself, getting those wings right was probably the hardest part of this one. Drawing those feathers so they appeared to be pointed at the right angle was quite a chore.

In order to manage a satisfactory level of detail on the angel, I actually drew everything in rough, scanned the area around the figure in, then printed it out blown up to fill an 8.5x11 sheet of paper, which I then used to trace out the rough on a separate sheet of my drawing pad (11x14). From that point on, I drew the tree and background, and the figure separately. I left most of the rough of the figure in place on the original scene, and when the sketch was done, I scanned both in, and replaced the figure. Unfortunately, the addition of the wings was a little taller than I'd planned when I started the figure, so the top 3 feathers on the nearer wing, and the top 2 on the farther one, had to be drawn out of place, then cut and pasted where they belonged after scanning. Still its turned out quite well so far, I think.

You can see a detail shot of the woman here.

ETA: I've just uploaded a new version of this picture, as of 2/19/2017.  It's a bit cleaned up, and a higher resolution now - and is also available as a print!

Pencil on sketch paper, composited and cleaned up in Photoshop©


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kestraelflight Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Student General Artist
Hey, happy birthday (:
Taellosse Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!  I am now a positively ancient 36.
kestraelflight Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Student General Artist
I solute you then for making it thus far.:salute: rvmp 
Dagger-13 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great gallery, I love your traditional stuff :D
Taellosse Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!  There's still more coming!  I've got 18 months of art to put up all at once!
zjuzjaka Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008
thank u..))
Slawa Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
Lotay Featured By Owner May 11, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thx for the :+fav: :D :D
NineInjections Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for the fav !
devilsarm Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008
thanks for fav.
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