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Hey guys! I'm a little short on bills this month, AND my commission queue is nearly EMPTY! So, I've decided to have a 15% off commission sale. ^-^ I'm going to run it for a few days to maybe a week; basically until I feel like I have enough work. Commission sales are pretty rare for me, so if you've been sitting on an idea I'd recommend snagging it now. :3

You can see all the commission styles I offer here: Rikkoshaye's Commission Prices! by Rikkoshaye

And if you're interested, just note/email me with your idea and mention this journal to get the deal. :)

Thanks guys! If you have any questions please ask. I may have some other fun stuff up this week, like little adopts and things. We'll see how everything pans out. :3

- Rikko
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Hey all, I use multiple social network sites to share different stuff than I do at my art galleries.  It's generally all art related so I figured I should refresh everyone's memories. :3  Strangely there isn't a huge amount of overlap between these so following multiple shouldn't get spammy.  :D

Instagram: www.instagram.com/rikkoshaye/
My most random social network site.  I have unique pics of art in progress mixed with cute pet pics.

Twitter: twitter.com/Wooperworks
I have a lot of life updates on here.  So, if I haven't worked on art in a few days I'll usually talk about it on here, or else if I find a neat art tutorial/video/inspiration I'll share it here.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Wooperworks
I share art progress here (especially for traditional art), as well as convention pics.  I also share some finished art, usually a few days earlier than my art sites.

Tumblr: www.tumblr.com/blog/wooperwork…
I'm still trying to get this site off the ground.  I don't like tumblr personally so for now it just gets my favorite stuff.
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I'm like 15 views out!  The first person to screencap my 30k kiriban will get a little doodle or something.  Good luck!
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  • Watching: TinyKittens Livestreams
  • Playing: Civilization V
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Hey guys! I'm in the mood to do some artistic freedom commissions. Would anyone be interested? This is the cheapest I've had them in a while.

INFO:
- $25 base, +$15 per additional character
- These are PAY UPON COMPLETION!
- It's artistic freedom, so the pose and style is up to me. :)
- I'm planning on completing these in-between other commissions over the next two weeks.
- I always endeavor to give you a little more than you paid for with AF art. It's the least I can do! :)

I also want to try a realistic portrait of a character, just as a test. I have no idea how this is going to turn out, so if someone wants it I'll give it to you for $20. Taken! Though if you want one just tell me in your comment below, the price will be $25 each.

Various examples of what you could get:
I wanna cast...Magic missile! by Rikkoshaye 033 - Nidorino by Rikkoshaye  Samantha by Rikkoshaye

Interested? Great! Please comment with this form below:
Reference(s):
If your commission isn't done by 12/4, are you okay with me still completing it?
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I still get a lot of favs on my old Pokemon art so I'm kinda thinking about it.  I don't think I'd start over, I'd just continue at Nidorino.  Would any of you guys be interested in seeing more of that series?
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Hey everyone!  Decided I should finally push that Sanctum Polis journal off my main page from like... 2 years ago. XD  Not much has been new with me, just making art and trying to branch out with everything I've been working on.  I recently reevaluated my commission styles and adjusted it to something that better fits me, so with my recent art dump you can see all the changes and stuff.  (And of course the final updated price sheet, which is right over there *points to the left*)

I get the majority of my business through fur affinity, but if anyone here is interested in buying art from me you're more than welcome.  Drop me a note or email anytime and we'll get the details sorted out. :)

I've also started going to conventions!  My first one was this summer with Furry Migration, and at the end of February here I'll be going to Fur Squared in Wisconsin.  A few years ago I NEVER would have considered doing the convention rounds, but after my first try at it I was smitten.  Perhaps I'll make it to Anime Detour this year as well, and maybe even Midwest Furfest or Anthrocon!  We'll see what happens.

Personal-life wise, things have been pretty crazy, and I'd say that a lot of these changes in my life are a direct result of some personal turmoil over the past year and a half.  I'm Christian and so it's been pretty shocking how much God has helped me through all these times; without Him there is no way my art (or me!) would be getting better at all.  So I'm very thankful for that.

And I think that's about it for me!  You all should be back up to speed now.  I'm really trying to keep all my art websites updated, but there is only so much time in the day.  So we'll see what happens.  :)  As always, thank you all for being here and enjoying my art!
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  • Playing: Darkest Dungeon
  • Eating: Culvers
  • Drinking: RC Cola
Hey everyone!  I can't believe it's finally happening; our kickstarter for Sanctum Polis is officially up!  :D  I've been making sprites for this lovely game for about a year now, and am extremely excited that now all of you can see and help with our project.  

So what exactly is Sanctum Polis?  Sanctum Polis is a classic style 32-bit RPG that follows the main character Caxton as he unveils the secrets of Solaris Notre University.  It's a classic JRPG style game where you juggle your daily classes with venturing into a dream world at night, along with character interactions, puzzles, and turn-based combat.  Our kickstarter page has a plethora of information, so if you're even vaguely interested I encourage you to go check it out!  :D

Interested?  Check out our Kickstarter here!  www.kickstarter.com/projects/1…

Thank you to everyone who gives it a look!  If you have any questions please feel free to ask.  See you on the other side Dreamwalkers!
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  • Playing: Neopets
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Heya everyone, long time no journal!  Over the past year or so I've been having some major problems with deviantart, and I'm wondering if anyone else is experiencing these issues.  Basically, when I first load up the site all of the art and other functions of the site work perfectly fine.  However, after submitting a deviation or two or browsing through some stock photography suddenly the images won't load anymore, and I can't seem to upload any new content.  The problem seems to last for about an hour, and is so obnoxious that I haven't been bothering to upload much of my art here anymore. 

My main browser is Firefox, and once the problem starts happening it seems to persist across all browsers.  Which makes me think its an ISP or modem/router issue, but I'm only semi-knowledgable about how all of that works so any info people might have would be wonderful.  In general I've been really bothered with DA lately and find the site to be ugly and cumbersome, but I still want to post my art here if at all possible.  Is this a common issue?  Does everyone have to deal with this?

Either way you're all wonderful and I'm looking forward to reconnecting with you all via more consistent art updates.  Despite my lack of uploads here I've been extremely busy with commissions, and I'd like to share them with you guys too!  Thanks for reading and any info you may have.  ^-^
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  • Watching: Penny Arcade TV
  • Playing: Neopets
  • Eating: Easter Candy (yes, its old)
  • Drinking: Water
UPDATE:  OKAY I'M ALL UP TO DATE NOW!  35 submissions total, ugh so tired.  XD  Thanks for dealing with that guys.  :)

Ugh man guys, I have NOT been keeping up this gallery like I should!  I get so much attention over on my FA that my DA here has been left in the dust over the past month or two.  I have over 30 submissions I need to post and some notes/comments to get back to, blarg.  I'll probably have to do it as a big art dump or something, maybe without many artist comments, heh.  And DA isn't the only one!  I have a nabyn and a weasyl that are even worse off than this gallery, eep.  I should really just take a whole day and get all of my galleries up to date, maybe this upcoming Saturday or something... we'll see.

Anyway, long story short, BRACE YOURSELVES, ART IS COMING!  :O
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Hi everyone!  So before I start wandering and lose everyone's attention, if any of you would be so kind as to wander over to my Wooperworks page on facebook (www.facebook.com/Wooperworks) and check it out that would be awesome!  I'm planning on posting WIPs there, mini art rants, and even having some exclusive deals there (like free art and so on!) so if that kind of thing interests you feel free to throw it a like.  ^.^

Okay, now that I'm done with that, MY CINTIQ IS AWESOME!  You've probably all heard me blabbing about it in some of my artist comments, but it cuts my worktime down by half and my work looks like a million times better so I'm in LOVE!  (Okay, not a million times, but it's noticeable!)  I've been using regular tablets for years now, and even though I've became quite accustomed to drawing in one place and looking in another, there is this level of precision that you just can't quite get without looking directly at where your pen is touching.  It feels really awesome to have that control back.

I'd also like to throw out a thanks to everyone who has commissioned me lately!  You've all been paying for my food and rent, and most of all you've been giving me tons of subjects to test my new tablet on!  I really appreciate it, as a starting artist having all of these cool people interested in my art is very flattering and humbling.  So thank you everyone!  I'm doing my best to make stuff that you like in a fast and timely manner, and all of your support has been fantastic.  ^.^

Alright, that's it!  Thanks for reading everyone!  :D
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OH MY, I guess I'm 19 views away from 15,000 pageviews!  If anyone can catch the 15k and screen cap it, I'll draw you some free art!  GOGOGO!  :D

EDIT: It's been caught!  Thanks guys.  :D
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GEES DEVIANTART, I have been ignoring you!  I looked at my past journals today and realized that it has been a full year since I've written anything to you fine folks!  Wow, that is just unacceptable!

I have, however, obviously been active here!  I've been even more active on furaffinity, scrounging around for commissions and meeting some very kind people in the process.  But you, my poor deviantart friends, I'll admit that I have been ignoring you somewhat!  I'm more known for my Pokemonathon entries over here, and I've decided that it's about time to get rolling on that bandwagon once again.  I also have a few artworks to post over here, for anyone who may be interested in more more professional pursuits.  (a.k.a., commissioning me, ahaha!)

I'm planning on normalizing my art schedule somewhat, so expect a more frequent influx of art from here on out.  And, hopefully, more personal art as well (so, more Pokemonathon!)  I'm really looking forward to this upcoming year art-wise, and you should too.  Hope 2012 is going well for you all so far!  :)
  • Reading: Dracula
  • Watching: Planet Earth
  • Playing: League of Legends
  • Eating: Cabbage Soup
  • Drinking: Water
Hey there Deviantart, I've decided it's about time I made another journal.  I haven't posting as much art lately, but I have been making a bunch.  I've gotten quite a few animated icon commissions over on teenycom (community.livejournal.com/teen…) but since they're animated I don't really know how to post them here.  The only viable option would be to upload them one at a time, which I find would be quite spammy.  So, instead I uploaded them to a single livejournal post, which you can see here: rikkoshaye.livejournal.com/977…

Go check it out!  :D

I always want to update this thing but I never have much to say; I see a lot of other users posting about their personal lives, but honestly, that's just not for me.  I guess I don't think personal problems should be posted all over the internet, especially since most of them won't be problems anymore a few days later.  And also, I'm generally a happy person!  I don't have much to complain about.  :)  I'm on Winter Break as of this writing, which is always nice.  My next Pokemonathon piece is about half finished, and I really feel as if I should whip up another bone zerg soon.  It's been too long and my gallery could use a little more Starcraft-y goodness.

Also!  I'd like to encourage everyone who reads this and likes video games to check out the free game League of Legends.  It's basically like DOTA if any of you are familiar with that.  To those of you who aren't, it's a game where you control a character and battle against other player controlled characters in short 30 - 60 minute games.  It's very fun and extremely addicting, and even though I wasn't very interested in player vs player combat before I started League of Legends, its quickly become one of the best games I've ever played.  Check it out and invite your friends!  Unlike most free games, there is no way that you can pay money to make your character better then anyone else's, so even if you never give a single cent of money to the game creators you can be just as good as anyone you go against.  I find that to be rare in free to play PVP games.  :)

Well, that's about all I have to say for now.  I'm sure I won't make another journal post for a few more months, but hey, you never know.  I hope everyone is having a good break and holiday season.  :)
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  • Playing: League of Legends
  • Eating: Christmas Candy
  • Drinking: Diet Coke
So, I'm rolling quickly towards my 10,000th pageview (wow!) and for any of you who know me, you all know that I like to do kiribans!  It's still about 50 pageviews away or so, but if any of you guys are able to screenshot the 10,000k hit it I'll gladly doodle something up for you.  I haven't done one of these since my 5k hit last year, so it seems to be about time.

Otherwise, I have a question for all of you.  I have a few things to get out of the way of course, such as a gift for the lovely Cresun and a few more sprites for a friend on FA, but other then that what are you guys most interested in seeing from me next?  There is Pokemonathon of course, and then those Bone Zerg which are always adorable.  I also draw a lot of random monsters in my spare time, so if that is something you're interested in you should say so!  I know that I personally enjoy certain deviations from artists more then others, so if you love seeing Pokemonathon pictures from me and just delete everything else, that's something I'd like to know!

That's all I have for now.  I hope one of you catches the 10k!  And thanks for all the faves and watches I have been receiving lately.  It's always nice to log on to DA and see that you have messages.  :)
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  • Watching: Full Metal Alchemist
  • Playing: League of Legends
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  • Drinking: Water
Hey everyone!  I'd like to say hello to all my new watchers, thank you so much for your interest and support!  I just got done with my finals last week, and thankfully, it all went well.  Now I have tons of time for art, commissions, and job hunting!  For all you Pokemon fans look out for Ekans soon, I've been itching to dig my fingers back into Pokemonathon so that's the number one thing on my list of "to dos."  Otherwise, P:okemon, commissions and friend art will be the main theme for this summer looking at the way things have been going lately.

If things go well for this summer and I manage to make enough money, I'd love to get my hands on a DS and HeartGold.  The game looks really fun and I've been wanting a DS for a while anyway, but scraping together the money between rent and utilities and food kind of sucks.  Out of all the Pokemon games I've ever played, Pokemon Blue is still my favorite though.  It's pretty ugly compared to the games now, but it has a good set of Pokemon that are all obtainable, and the battles are fast.  Like, seriously, whip out your old blue and new DS games and compare the battle sequences.  Blue, though simplistic in its move animations, blasts you through battles in a timely manner.  But in the newer games, I find myself getting annoyed as I wait for complicated attacks to animate out, or for passive abilities such as intimidate or speed boost to animate their effects.  I guess its kind of nit-picky, and yes I could just turn off the animations and deal with what is left, but I like seeing moves animate you know?  This issue is probably the biggest annoyance for me with the current games.  Well, besides the fact that unless you go to special Pokemon conventions its impossible to "collect them all" anymore, but that is a completely different matter altogether.

Anyway, so there you go, a mini Rikko-rant.  I thought I should maybe update this journal with a little more then "I'm done with school, YAY!" which I seem to do every year anyway.  I hope you all are doing well.  :)
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Hey guys, I just wanted to give you all a quick heads up on what's going on with me.  Midterms are about to hit and I (like most college students) procrastinated and am really, really behind.  I've been trying my best to catch up and so far so good!  But, this means that all my other art is on hold so, you'll all have to hang tight until about the end of next week.  On the bright side, some of the stuff I'm doing for class will be Deviantart-postable, so you can look forward to that at least!

I also was one of the lucky few who was chosen to participate in the Starcraft 2 beta!  Though I hardly have any time to play with my current slew of projects, what little free time I do have has basically been going to that.  So far it's been really fun, and if any of you were lucky enough to snag a key, we should play a game or two sometime.  :)

Hope you're all doing well!  Expect me to be back and posting soon, I just need to take a little time off to deal with that annoying thing called real life.  ;)
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  • Eating: Cookies
  • Drinking: Diet Coke
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Commission Status: Open!

TO SEE PRICING AND EXAMPLES, CLICK HERE: sites.google.com/site/rikkosha…

Current Slots:
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So as most of you guys have surely figured out, I recently decided to take on a challenge to draw all 151 Pokémon.  It's going to be a long process, but if I can keep a steady pace I hope that I'll be able to get them all completed!  People seem to be enjoying them so far, which makes me glad.  :)

I also have been working on a website for myself recently.  When I was around 14 or 15 I used to spend a ton of time on making my own website, and it was up until Yahoo Geocities closed down completely not too long ago.  The theme then was to collect and share as many dragon pictures as I could find, as well as post a bunch of my own art.  I'm guessing this new website will result in the same kind of thing.  :)  A part of me is considering re-posting dragon pictures, just as a throw-back to my old interests.  How lame is that?  :)

Here is the link, there isn't too much there yet, but it should be growing quickly:  sites.google.com/site/rikkosha…

Anyway, people have been taking an interest in my stuff lately so I'm going to try to keep my commission information up and current.  If you're interested, please feel free to contact me!  By far the best way to get a hold of me is either by deviantart note, or else e-mailing me a Rikkoshaye[at]gmail[dot]com.  Hope you all are having an awesome holiday.  :)
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Hey everyone, long time no post.  :)  As you can see I've definitely been active lately; my summer in North Dakota went great, even if it was a little lonely at times.  Otherwise, I'm back!  School is the same as ever, and work for me is non-existent.  So, I thought I might as well post up my basic commission information for anyone who might be interested.  

Want some sweet art from me?  Hit me up with a note or else email me and rikkoshaye[at]gmail[dot]com.  I'm pretty open to all ideas so if you want anything that's not on this list, let me know and we'll work something out.  :D


[[Commission Status: OPEN!]]

- All commissions can be either digital or traditional, your choice!

- All prices are for one character, simple background pieces.

- If you purchase a traditional piece, you may add five dollars onto the price and I will ship you the original! Digital commissions also include a high-rez version of the file once completed.

- I accept paypal, checks and money orders.

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Regular Commissions:

Sketch: $10
Example: tiny.cc/4phzg

Color Bust: $15
Example: tiny.cc/8953D

Simple/Flat shaded Full Character: $20
Example: tiny.cc/k5nTj and tiny.cc/mNZEq

Shaded Color Full Character: $28
Example: tiny.cc/cJsY2 and tiny.cc/SRnpg

Add a character: $5

Add a complicated background: $5
Example: tiny.cc/8aBXB and tiny.cc/h3Gb2


Specialty Commissions:

Bone Characters: $20
Examples: rikkoshaye.deviantart.com/art/… and rikkoshaye.deviantart.com/art/… and rikkoshaye.deviantart.com/art/…

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Current Commissions:

:iconkcravenyote: Kace Bone Commission:  Finished!

:iconravenheat: Dragon Tattoo: 80% (Tweaking)
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  • Playing: Muramasa
  • Eating: Chocolate
  • Drinking: Dr. Thunder
Summer is here yet again and as a poor college student I find myself in search of work!  In a week or so I will be moving temporarily out to North Dakota for the summer to live with my dad and find a job or two.  I'm not sure how that will effect my art, but we shall soon see!  Either way it is good to keep you all updated, and if there is an unusual amount of inactivity from me that is why.

I recently started up a blog where I spew random creative thoughts and works in progress, so if any of you watchers are interested in that kind of thing feel free to stop by.  I tend to update whenever I have a picture worth sharing so you never know when I might add a post or two.

Sketch/Writing Blog:  rikkoshaye.blogspot.com/

Otherwise, school went well and I'm continuing right along.  Hope you all are doing well!
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  • Playing: Starcraft
  • Drinking: Water
Hey all, just a short journal today.  I realized that I'm getting close to 5k page views; I know that people don't usually watch out for this sort of thing, but if you happen to stop by right on the 5,000 mark, feel free to take a screenshot and I'll doodle something up for you.  Just thought I'd get the word out.  :)
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  • Playing: World of Warcraft
  • Eating: Sausages!
  • Drinking: Sierra Mist