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Nada by sVa-BinaryStar
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Commission work that went sore - first case of some someone ordering and then not paying! Yey. I love spending 10 hours on something and having nothing to show for it!  At least I can stick it in my portfolio?   Goodie.  

I have two jobs now so my drawing has really slowed down since January.  Which is really sad for me because I want to keep some form of art in my life at all times but there's just not that many hours in a day.  So art is the first thing that suffers.  Just need to manage my "free time" better.  
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Just letting everyone know I'm open for commissions.  I had this idea,  in my recent drawing of Danny, I changed the hue of the ref I used and added the white star to match the horse he was representing.  I know I can do this with other fictional characters too!  So I thought I would offer this to you guys!  I can draw your harpg horses, Nordies, Famies, or any breed and draw it like a realistic portrait like my recent drawings!  More natural markings are prefered but I'm not opposed to considering other patterns.  So if anyone is interested in ordering a realistic traditional drawing of a beloved character, just note me or email me! (I'd get the email faster)  The drawing will be mailed to you for your enjoyment.  If you'd like more information, just sent me a message! 


Follow my WIPS, watch video clips, keep updated about commission openings!!  And just general horse art chat!  This site will be for my traditional works and getting to know you guys more on a personal level, I love talking to people, so if you like my page and if you ever leave comments, I'll respond!  Of course I do here as well-but over there, who knows, I might just have to friend you too! :D 

Abigail Baines-Equine Artist

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Hilliana80 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
Happy Birthday! :) :cake:
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PolarisAstrum Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL-FACES AROUND :love: :heart:

I hope you have a fantastic day :tighthug:
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Captured-In-Pencil Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for your comments on my Journal. You can see my facebook page at www.facebook.com/capturedinpencil.

If you havent already done so, you need to get out there locally. Its good to focus on one subject, as you have with the equine world, so focus on getting some posters up at your local vets, stables and horse training grounds. Pick a favorite drawing that demonstrates what you offer and have that on your poster.

Set up a Facebook page (not a personal profile) for people to visit, and a website. The website needs to be simple and to the point. I use weebly, its easy to use and free!

If I could offer one bit of advise (or opinion) I think you need to have a clearer pricing structure. Saying you would 'like' to charge 'x' amount and it may cost 'y' doesnt sound too appealing if I was looking to get a commission done. Just a thought :) (Smile)
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sVa-BinaryStar Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
So you're suggesting I shouldn't post my price at all?  Or that I should lower it all together?  Otherwise, I don't know what to charge.
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Captured-In-Pencil Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Certianly not to lower it, you are very reasonable for what you offer. Again, it is just an opinion so I am by no means right, but my suggestion would be to have clearer pricing. Firstly, if I wanted you to draw my horse, I see you charge by the hour (or what you would "like to charge"), but there is no indication of how long a drawing would take. It also implies that the final cost could vary wildly depending on how long you spend on it.

I would strongly recommend a website (weebly is very easy to use and free). If someone is interested, they would like even just a rough idea of cost before they enquire. For example, if you were to price by size rather than by the hour, I would see what I would get for my money. It also shows that for a few pennies more I could get a larger size, and so might even spend a little more that intended.
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sVa-BinaryStar Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
Ooook now I get what you were saying. The 'like to charge' was written in a comment I think, and just insinuates I'd shoot for getting $10 an hour but the 8x10 is set for $65, no increasing if I go over 6 hours or anything. The 'prices start at $65 means, the next paper size up is like $85, and so on. But I get what you mean it does seems like it says prices are subject to change. I was wondering if I shouldn't take that bit off completely and just gave people inquire about the price.

Anyway, thanks for chasing with me about this, I'm literally just getting started and have no outside input yet so I love your feedback!
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sVa-BinaryStar Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
Thanks for the advice! I was just at the local fair with some works and got to talk to a few people. Though I need to do more off that I know. Facebook page is up, need to do a website, poster and cards. Long way to go still!
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Captured-In-Pencil Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Ahh, the fun of the business side of art :p
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BlackGlassButterfly Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I miss you and I love you! I hope things are getting better for you! Talk to me any time. :heart:
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dat-inu Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot for the watch :dummy:
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