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What would be a good way to take commissions in?

I have no idea. I mean, it is wonderful, surprising and uplifting to have people ask "Why just requests and not commissions?", but I'd need to know what is the best option to take them in. I thought about DAZ Gift Cards, because they are easy to use and allow the commissioned person to get the resources easily, almost instantly. What do you think?

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The winter winds have blown
the lost child of the mountains,
the one with reversed sword
as well as troubled heart.
To leave one settled path
and step onto another
requires your soul's good balance.
No one returns unchanged.
~ Keeper Annals*

(*regarding Merem and Jurre's "sticky situation")

Fare Thee Well by Gnewi

The view was breathtaking. High, proud mountain ranges were pointing up into the sky. Clearly visible from the rocky outpost the young pale woman chose, the silent sign of gods' presence. It was the place. The place she longed for - silent, solitary and untouched by both humans and her kin. The chilling cold didn't ward her off. The woman, despite her delicate appearance, almost snow white hair flowing around her shoulders like a morning mist and bright blue eyes, was strong. The harsh life hardened her. She hoped to leave the cruel memories of what had happened in her mountain kingdom of Ebeer. Men cannot be trusted. They arrive, melt you inside and leave like a deadly arrow. This would never fade in her memory, no matter how hard she would try.

She intended to live on, but how can one do so if your heart was torn apart? She could not bear this any longer. The chieftain or not, she could neither stay in the Ebeer Mountains or leave for Central Debas. Not after what had happened. A mourning lily, a sign of grief, was properly placed between her head and her right ear. Her best clothes - meant to be a bridal gown, turned out to be fitting for a funeral of a queen - made of dark wool, laid on her her finely. The hair was cut as a sign of grief.

Old Merem was dead.

She could not do otherwise. Her father Rison's life would not last forever. She was meant to rule her people and she would do so no matter how badly he had hurt her. The decision of leaving for the untamed mountain ranges the Southerners called Furaha Ya Moyo wasn't easy, but well-timed. Her father was still strong enough to wait for her, whereas conflicts between humans and Jurre's kin were causing more and more victims. This made her mind: she would travel to the Furaha Ya Moyo, find a proper place to live and lead her tribe there. A new land. A new reality. A new beginning.

And let the fluffy animal she saw there, high up the Furaha Ya Moyo, be her royal sign. The bright, dreamy eyes, shadows cast by long, feminine eyelashes. The llamas enchanted her. So graceful, so agile, so proud... The real virgin rulers of this extreme land. Would they ever become domesticated?

She had all the new life to see so.

So, basically, Merem's got a new kingdom on her own and needs some pets to caress and help her. I set up royal stables for her and managed to domesticate the animals. Would you like to help us and interbreed?

How to do so, one may ask?

It's simple. Write a request for a llama. If you ask kindly and didn't receive one from me before, you'll be given it in no time (no time means once I get your message, so don't fret and wait patiently). You don't have to watch me. You don't have to favourite this journal entry. You don't have to give me one (thought you should do so with Merem and her creator, Gnewi). You don't have to carry on with features, points, cakes or whatever. Just ask kindly.

However, any mean of appreciation of Merem, who is not mine, but Gnewi's, sent to her account are greatly appreciated! Also, check the journal entry regarding featured deviants and give them some attention they truly deserve please. Thanks and fret not if your llama spits on you! It shows it loves you! :mwahaha: :giggle:


PS I made it a donation pool, because not having a PM makes it impossible to install "Custom Box" widget. 77 is just a symbolic number to let you know my llama stables are unlimited and need new blood!

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Arlesienne
Wonder, wonder, little fly...
Welcome to this den of visualised horror, also known as my DeviantArt account.

Most of deviants use their galleries to share their works, make profit from their art, provoke, amaze, etc. I am a troubling exception. It may sound weird, writing it just in front of your account. Most of people want the others to rate and comment their hard work. Yet, "what we call normality is only a circle of light around the fireplace", as Terry Pratchett said.

First of all, I'm too busy and lazy to upload my hand-drawn sketches (not to mention I'm not a sadist to lure anybody to look at them). Being a translator, I spend most of my time between ready commissions, works-in-progress and appropriate literature. Anyway, after a day of work, I like to relax by either reading, making custom jewellery (mostly different mokume gane techniques), writing scraps of horror and macabre that are too painful to show the others or drawing. Some time ago, I learned about photomanipulations, mixed media and so on. And then realised that I've done this before. As a translator on an international website, Slavonic Corner's moderator and map designer, I make awards for contests from time to time. Those are wallpapers (the most easy mean of prize to carry around as it's an international website) and avatars. After reading about photomanipulations, I thought that I could try my luck at this. It's quite similar, after all, to what I've done before. I also reasoned that I can make some wallpapers for my friends and myself to use and my DeviantArt account, previously used for aesthetic purposes only, might be useful as an online disc. Therefore, my gallery's fate was sealed.

To be honest, I really honour all real artists - stock providers and their users. I don't think of my works you can find in my gallery as of works of art - of any value. Coming up with a concept and putting other people's stocks together doesn't make the outcome an art. But I enjoy what I do and hope it won't irritate anybody. Anyway, you were warned.

Above all, I would like to thank and congratulate all the people for sharing stock I used, use or will use. You are truly talented!

Best regards,
Arlesienne

:iconpervmonkeyplz::iconmonkeyloveplz::iconmonkeywalkinplz::iconmonkeychuckleplz::iconyoyoranranruuplz::iconmonkeyclap::iconmonkeyflexplz::iconadmireplz:

PS My rules can be found here. Don't ask me about the ridiculous war between my tag line and Stinky. I still lack an avatar. Stinky has only accidentally popped in and rejects any requests to move himself out.

EDIT: Our favourite magician DevPeter persuaded Stinky to move out! And look how wondrously my brand new avatar he gave me (I mean DevPeter, not Stinky) looks! Avatar by devPeter

Stinky made the deal: he resides within devID and my avatar is Stinky-free.
Simple, Free Image and File Hosting at MediaFire

I still think I got a bargain.

Just think ho gorgeous the new avatar is!!! Cats in love by DSSiege11

I'm not sure I should trust Stinky - it's Stinky after all - but I cannot resist the opportunity to wear this little miracle, at least for a time!




SR Fan Stamp by Keeper-Anakara

What stock renders would you like to see? 

50%
10 deviants said Females wearing historical or fantasy-influenced clothes.
15%
3 deviants said Pigs and piglets.
10%
2 deviants said Females wearing contemporary clothes.
10%
2 deviants said Males wearing historical or fantasy-influenced clothes.
10%
2 deviants said Architecture and flora pieces. OR... Something else (suggest in the comments). Sorry, I cannot make more options in a single poll.
5%
1 deviant said Gorillas and chimpanzees.
0%
No deviants said Shwapka, my favourite Anubis.
0%
No deviants said Children wearing contemporary clothes.
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No deviants said Males wearing contemporary clothes.
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No deviants said Children wearing historical or fantasy-influenced clothes.
Hello, guys!

I think everybody keen on 3D knows October is the month of PC Membership Anniversary. This year's celebrations seem fairly engaging. There is 30% off both annual and quaterly fees, Creature Creators for Generations 4-6 - 50% for everybody and 70% for PC+ members, Spooky Items Category - 60% for everyone and $0,99 for PC+ members (if I was to suggest anything, I would go with Dinner Waitress Clothes and something from West Park series - you can always retexture the props). There is also that introductory discount of 30% back on items from the last month's releases. I wonder why Lilith 6 HD Addon ended up there as well though.

Probably, the most significant thing for people who consider joining PC+ are freebies PC+ members can get at the moment. This includes:
Platinum Club Mega Pack containing 25 previously-PC props

PC Mega Pack

Fantasy Camp II

Fantasy Camp II

RW Ivy Swing

RW Ivy Swing

Little Devil Poses for V6

Little Devil Poses for Victoria 6

Umbrella Patio Table

Umbrella Patio Table

Starship Cyclone

Starship Cyclone

...and, of course, everything from this category as usual...

Fortunately non-PC members got one freebie as well: Rolling On. Other freebies, apart from Starship Cuclone, can be turned into freebies upon any purchase. On FastGrab, Summer Character and Hair for V4 and V5 is still around at 70% off for those who still don't have her. For Gen2F, there is Lady de Lioncourt Dress. And for any figure, Wisteria Pool House for some relax during the eerie days.

Best regards,
Arlesienne - your personal madman

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jepegraphics Featured By Owner 4 days ago   Digital Artist
Thank you for the Llama. Very much appreciated! :)
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Arlesienne Featured By Owner 4 days ago
All my pleasure! I searched DA to see whether you're here, but Jepe didn't return anything relevant. Now I found out through DAZ forums you are here, the nick is just slightly different :). All those guys you make... Awesome. Do you plan some dark-skinned ones? There is never enough of African 3D men, I say :P.
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jepegraphics Featured By Owner 4 days ago   Digital Artist
Thank you for your nice words. To answer your question - I would love to, to be honest, but you maybe know that my characters and skins are based on real photos and to get photo resources of dark-skinned people isn't that easy. And right now I'm working on a white male again. But maybe after that - all is possible. :)
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Arlesienne Featured By Owner 3 days ago
If they weren't based on real photos, they wouldn't be so gorgeous :P. I am sure getting good ones is difficult, but should you ever get an opportunity, please consider making an African man. I bet your work would be fantastic :).
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TheSwanMaideN Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014   General Artist
Thank you very much for the fave! :)
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Vaskania Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the :+fav: :D
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Mom-EsPeace Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
Thank you again, my friend, for taking another look! I am always grateful for the support!Heart Balloon Emote Tight Hug 
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Mom-EsPeace Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014
I want to thank you for faving my hands! I know there are a lot of hands on here, so you noticing mine is an honor. Your work is wonderful, and since I have been experimenting with using 3D images in my work, I will definitely be back to take another peek!
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Arlesienne Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
No, seriously, it is my pleasure. I couldn't find nice hand stocks until I stumbled upon your page, so it is me who's grateful :). I'm very glad you found something interesting in my gallery; please feel free to use the stocks and any kind of request is fine as long as I have the necessary resources, so feel free to ask! :)
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Mom-EsPeace Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
That's a very nice compliment, thank you! And the offer is also returned. If you ever need reference stock or whatever. I will go out of my way to hunt it down if I don't have it!
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