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Portfolio Website: www.taypayart.com

CONTACT: 

• SKYPE: Taylorpaytonart
• PHONE: 952-564-1062
• EMAIL: taylorpaytonart@gmail.com

Commission Info:

- Payment only via Paypal.

- I will start painting after receiving half of the total payment. After receiving the final piece there is no option to refund.

- If for some reason I'm not able to finish your commission, you will be completely refunded.

- You will get a high quality file (300 DPI) of the artwork.

- I deliver all commissions within 30 days (usually sooner)

- Commission Terms:

       a) The artwork I generate for you via the commission can only be used for non-commercial and non-promotional purposes. banners, layouts, avatars, signatures, are all fine. 

      b) I do commercial work however, but you must let me know up front if that is the case. I will happily discuss it further.

- I reserve the rights to the Artwork, and the right to show it off for portfolio purposes.

- If you are interested send me a note with a description of what you want, your budget, and your timeline. I will then decide if I will take the commission.

- After accepting the commission, I'll deliver a sketch or two, if you are happy with it, we'll go ahead with the payment!

If you have any questions other questions feel free to ask. I'm very easy to work with and will take good care of your project.

Thanks!

-T

Portfolio Website: www.taypayart.com

CONTACT:

• SKYPE: Taylorpaytonart
• PHONE: 952-564-1062
• EMAIL: taylorpaytonart@gmail.com

Commission Info:

- Payment only via Paypal.

- I will start painting after receiving half of the total payment. After receiving the final piece there is no option to refund.

- If for some reason I'm not able to finish your commission, you will be completely refunded.

- You will get a high quality file (300 DPI) of the artwork.

- I deliver all commissions within 30 days (usually sooner)

- Commission Terms:

       a) The artwork I generate for you via the commission can only be used for non-commercial and non-promotional purposes. banners, layouts, avatars, signatures, are all fine.

      b) I do commercial work however, but you must let me know up front if that is the case. I will happily discuss it further.

- I reserve the rights to the Artwork, and the right to show it off for portfolio purposes.

- If you are interested send me a note with a description of what you want, your budget, and your timeline. I will then decide if I will take the commission.

- After accepting the commission, I'll deliver a sketch or two, if you are happy with it, we'll go ahead with the payment!


*the more the information you can provide the better. Descriptions, References, colors, poses, etc...If there are specific details, please tell me to fix them in the sketch phase.

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- Prices depends on the complexity :D (Big Grin). I'm experimenting with non-fixed prices, so you can just send me a note with the idea and I will tell you the price, with no commitment!




**Commission template grabbed and modified from :iconfdasuarez:

Look, it’s no secret that we all want to enjoy the art we make. But all too often artists are mired with thoughts of inadequacy, fear, self-doubt, destructive criticism, and just plain lack of inspiration and low energy.

I could go on and on. There are literally thousands of ways that we as creatives sabotage our efforts to create the work we want to create.

How do we defeat these “creativity killers” and actually let our work shine like it’s meant to?

I believe that all we need to do is shift the way we think, and thus the way we feel, act, and draw.

Leonardo Da Vinci said it best “There can be no smaller or greater mastery than the mastery of oneself.”

And with that, I want to share with you 5 ways that I’ve discovered that have been positively pivotal for me in my artistic development.

I’ve made a living through my art and freelancing for over 2.5 years now, and I continue to grow my income and abilities year after year. I say this not to impress you, but you impress upon you that what I’m about to give you works.

I’ve taken these techniques from books, other artists, videos, articles, deep meditation, and a bevvy of other sources. I’ve found them to be so effective that I feel obliged to do my part and share them with artists like yourself.

So give these an earnest attempt, and tweak them to your liking. Over time you’ll likely develop your own, but please allow me the honor of giving you a basis to work with:

1. Breathe deeply, calmly, and slowly before and during the creative process.

Take a minute to gather yourself before beginning. Stop any irrelevant thoughts that may have been floating about in your consciousness prior. Shift your attention toward your breathing and calm yourself with each deep breath.

Allow tension to release in your jaw, chest, stomach, neck, or wherever you’re holding it. You can use your mind to ease this tension with every breath.

Finally, simply smile — You’re about to embark on yet another creative journey, and whether it’s a quick doodle or the beginning of a 40-hour painting, you’re now in a state that will permit you to access more of your creative faculties.

2. Take frequent breaks, step backwards from the monitor/easel/sketchbook and assess the “impact” of the work from afar.

Taking breaks every 25–35 minutes will prevent you from cultivating Repetitive stress injuries, which will detract from your joy when it comes to drawing.

I like to use breaks as an opportunity to stand up and zoom out. In today’s day and age people see thumbnail-sized images before they ever take a look at the work in detail. It’s up to you to make sure that the thumbnail version of the work is interesting and well-designed enough to merit a longer look.

If it isn’t, then worry not, because these frequent breaks allow you to correct your course before investing too much time in the details.

3. Direct your thoughts into positive (or at least neutral) territory

As you’re working, keep your mind on things that are relevant to the piece by asking yourself questions regarding where you want to take it. Don’t allow the inner-critic to berate you or your creation whatsoever.

Shove such thoughts aside, as they are mostly destructive in nature. Destruction is diametrically opposed to creation, so we want to immerse ourselves in as much positivity as possible.

This is especially helpful when it comes to spotting and correcting mistakes, which brings me to the next point.

4. Profit from Failure

Part of being human is failure. From the greatest artists you’ve ever heard of down to the humble child learning to walk. Each has failed innumerable times in their endeavors.

We largely have a stigma when it comes to failure. We think that it means we’re inadequate or broken in some way, when really the opposite is true.

We are perfect in our failures, because they’re leading us to where the next success is.

Life is a series of cycles, ebbs and flows. Success cannot exist without failure.

So befriend failure, profit from it. Even if you make the same mistake a couple of times, there’s not need to fret. Clear your mind and probe the dirt of failure until your find the seed of success within.

I always recommend planting that seed as soon as possible.

5. Use every tool at your disposal

We are fortunate to have a plethora of tools in our ever-growing artistic arsenals.

These are things like process, references, programs, tutorials, and the like. Everything you need to improve your work rests both within you and outside of you, and they exist in the present.

It’s comforting knowing that the wells of your potential are as deep as the ocean, so long as you acknowledge them as such.

Many artists treat themselves and their work like they’re hardly more than a pothole filled with debris and muddy water. Shallow, unwanted, and inhabited with less than desirable materials.

But this is only true as the fulfillment of one’s own perceptions.

No one outside of you can dictate the way you feel about your art, that administration is yours and your alone. Remember that you can always tap more of your potential and find the solutions to every problem you face.

I offer an 8-week Beginner Drawing Course to help you (re)discover your artistic tools and wield them more thoroughly.

Conclusion:
And there you have the 5 key steps.

I can guarantee that these techniques will be of great use to you if you’re willing to implement them with earnest effort.

It also bears reminding that your journey is purely unique, and it does you no good to compare your life or development with that of another.

Keep digging deeper into the wells of your potential — breathing deeply and letting creativity and joy flow forth from your works. It’s never-ending and ever-expanding development with you as the centerpiece.

To master your own thoughts, feelings, and emotions, means that mastery cascades into your works as well.

I recommend that you re-read this post daily and practice at least 1–3 of these techniques every time you find yourself gifted with the opportunity to do so, as they all unfold deeper and work better with persistent application.

If you want a more solid grasp on basic drawing concepts so that you can express yourself even further and expand your artistic arsenal, I have several courses and tutorials on the matter.

I sincerely wish you the best of luck and fortune in all of your endeavors, creative or otherwise.

Sincerely,

-Taylor

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Commission Info:

- Payment only via Paypal.

- I will start painting after receiving half of the total payment. After receiving the final piece there is no option to refund.

- If for some reason I'm not able to finish your commission, you will be completely refunded.

- You will get a high quality file (300 DPI) of the artwork.

- I deliver all commissions within 30 days (usually sooner)

- Commission Terms:

       a) The artwork I generate for you via the commission can only be used for non-commercial and non-promotional purposes. banners, layouts, avatars, signatures, are all fine.

      b) I do commercial work however, but you must let me know up front if that is the case. I will happily discuss it further.

- I reserve the rights to the Artwork, and the right to show it off for portfolio purposes.

- If you are interested send me a note with a description of what you want, you budget, and your timeline. I will then decide if I will take the commission.

- After accepting the commission, I'll deliver a sketch or two, if you are happy with it, we'll go ahead with the payment!


*the more the information you can provide the better. Descriptions, References, colors, poses, etc...If there are specific details, please tell me to fix them in the sketch phase.

-------------------------------------------------------------

- Prices depends on the complexity :D. I'm experimenting with non-fixed prices, so you can just send me a note with the idea and I will tell you the price, with no commitment!




**Commission template grabbed and modified from :iconfdasuarez:
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This little digital parcel is packed with 50+ brushes created solely for digital painting. You won't find them ANYWHERE else on the web.


I've also put together a Narrated Video Tutorial of the Adventure  Time Fan Art painted. In the tutorial I talk about artistic fundamentals and immutable workflow tips that will take your painting to the next level.


As if that wasn't enough, I've taken all of my best artistic knowledge and compiled it into a neat little PDF that I've entitled "The Growing Artist" In this little book I reveal to you the simple artistic secrets I use personally to develop my work. (Here's a hint-- Talent has NOTHING to do with it.)


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I thought about charging $25.00 for this veritable bundle. But as an artist, I realize that some of us don't have the biggest budgets.

That's why for the first 100 students to purchase this mini-course, the price is only $10.

Now, I can't have my brush pack and tutorials saturating the community, so after 100 people purchase this pack, I'll have to raise the price to $15.

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If you go through the tutorial, the manual, and use my brush pack and find that one one of them was useful to you in the least, I will gladly refund your money. Email me at pwrpainter@gmail.com within 30 days with proof of purchase and you'll have you full amount sent via paypal.


Not only that, you get to keep the tutorial, brushes, and the manual for free.

Pretty sweet deal, huh?

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There are so many great artists out there that could really use a resource that offers free videos, processes, resources and the like! My goal is to level up the abilities of artists everywhere at a rapid rate using accelerated learning methods that I've researched and tested myself.

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  • Watching: Breaking Bad
  • Drinking: h20
Hey guys! :D

I'm busy at work creating free tutorials related to digital painting, art motivation, and everything in between. I've written down the most popular youtube and deviantart topics to cover, but these are for the free videos I'm posting.

I want to know what digital artists would pay for in a $5.00-$10.00 in-depth yet simple video/voice tutorial.

How long would you like it to be?

What subjects, fundamentals, or techniques, or processes would you like to learn?

What kind of style most appeals to you?

and most importantly...What is the #1 thing you want to get out of watching the tutorial?


I'd really love some feedback as I'm a bit stuck on this point.

I want to create very affordable and insightful tutorials, but I want to make sure I'm not spinning my wheels by making a 120 minute video that no one is interested in or doesn't provide value...

So this is an opportunity for me to solve art-related issues for the community and pass down the knowledge I gain through my thorough research.

Thanks in advance guys <3.
  • Listening to: The Pillows - Horn again
  • Reading: Ca$hvertising
  • Watching: BREAKING BAD!
  • Playing: No time for games right now...
  • Drinking: dr.pepper.
It has recently come to my attention that one should set their goals higher than they could ever hope to accomplish.

If you get to where you want to be then what's the point? you plateau and have to go through the arduous, taxing process of trying to redefine your goals higher than the ones you've already achieved.

I never want to be done achieving my goals; I want to push to the stratosphere and beyond in terms of my ambitions.

So I've decided that I'm going to be one of the most skillful, imaginative, accomplished, veritable, and capable illustrator/concept artist that the world-wide industry has ever seen.

How am I going to do this?

I'm going to draw, paint , and study every day I possibly can. I push my limits now, but not NEARLY as hard as I could be. I want to temper my abilities to a caliber so high that not even I can envision myself getting there.

It's not that I'm displeased with where I'm at, because that doesn't offer much motivation-- only bad feelings and a self-imposed uphill battle.

I just know what I love what I do, and I want to do it even better.

I wrote this journal mainly so that every time I come to my page I can re-read it and remind myself just what it is I'm moving towards.

And I just want to say thanks to those whom support me in my frighteningly-maximized endeavors <3. I'd like to believe that anyone can push themselves to achieve almost anything-- all it takes is a vision, and the blood, sweat, and tears to make it a reality.
  • Playing: FFT
Happy Holidays everyone!

I'm Taylor Payton, AKA Meloncat or Dirgeance.

The reason I'm opening this thread is to hopefully garter a few commissions to rectify some of my financial woes. Either way I believe I've cultivated my abilities to the point where I can appease the tastes of those whom would like to use my services.

If you commission me, you will receive a high resolution 300-600dpi file in the image format of your choice. I Do not provide source files(.PSD,FLA,etc)sorry.

What I specialize in:

-Fantasy ( my preferred genre)
-Figures (Male and Female)
-Black and white (I can do color though)
-Genres ( Steampunk, Sci-fi, Post-apocalyptic)
-Digital Painting
-Original Characters

What I'm willing to draw:

-Nudity
-Blood
-certain degrees of gore
-Softcore stuff in general

what I DO NOT draw:

-Yaoi
"Darker" fetishes (if you have to ask, it's probably a no.)
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My prices:

Black & White:Full-body figure (whatever pose you choose) 15$
- Add $10 for each additional figure

Black & White: Bust or headshot $10.
-Additional busts & headshots $7

Black and White: Compositional illustration (I'll likely spend at least 5+ hours on one of these) $35, no more than 3 figures.

Add color to any of these options for $10 ($15 for the compositional illustration one)

=~ALL PICTURES WILL BE CREATED IN PHOTOSHOP~=

::How the process goes::

You note me what you like me to draw/paint and provide any reference you think is pertinent, otherwise I'll just look up refs on my own if necessary.

I take 1/2 of the total payment up front, then I make some thumbnails (small, rough sketches) for you to select from.

You select the thumbnail that best represents what you'd like the final to look like. Following your selection I begin working on the final-- I'll be sending you watermarked updates as I work to make sure we're on the same page. When it comes time to send the final, I'll send you a link to a smaller, watermarked version of the finished work. After I receive the other half of the payment, I remove the watermark and give it to you at 100% of it's original size.

After which you're free to do whatever with it :].

To contact me:

-You can send a note on DA

-email me at truetaylorpayton(at)gmail(dot)com

or add me on instant messengers:

Aim: Bearzhorz
MSN: tjfp88@yahoo.com

I guess that about wraps it up, if you have questions please don't hesitate to ask, chances are we can work something out!



P.S.: As far as revisions go, small details are free (to a point), larger-scale changes are $5+.

P.P.S. For examples of my work, the 5 newest deviations in my gallery represent most of what I'm offering.

P.P.P.S. my paypal email is dirgeance(at)gmail.com
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Will get a free illustration request of their choice :].

screenshot or it didn't happen.
  • Playing: I wish I had Skyrim...
Maybe I should start on something special? :].
  • Playing: I wish I had Skyrim...
balion.tumblr.com/

yeah, there are a few things I post on Tumblr that don't make it to DA. If you even remotely enjoy anything I make, then I suggest maybe following me on there? I'd be glad to follow back :].
  • Playing: I wish I had Skyrim...
Hmm.

This kind of bothers me.

But it also doesn't?

I don't know.

I was looking through my gallery and I used to submit a ton of 'em, I nostalgia'd pretty hard.

Though I  feel like I should be animating at least a little bit in my spare time.

We'll see if I don't pump something out this weekend or somethin'.

Also, still making progress on the "100 girls" project....it's just not going exactly as planned. I'll have a lady-themed study/sketchdump up soon.
  • Listening to: Bag Raiders -Sunlight
  • Reading: The Road
  • Watching: Breaking Bad
  • Playing: I wish I had Skyrim...
  • Eating: Frutiy Cheerios
  • Drinking: Fruity Cheerio-flavored milk.
I've been drawing a fair amount lately. Not as much as I'd like, but  I'm getting in at least 2-4 hours a day. I need to take this dedication and convert it into more beneficial practices.

Here are some things I plan on researching and studying, call this an experiment in improvement.

I plan on drawing/sketching/doodling/painting 100 women.

-40 from photos (purely for anatomy, proportions & value)
-25 from various artists whom I feel have an adept grasp of the female form (for style and SOME anatomy study)
-25 from life ( these will likely be more gestural than anything)
-10 without reference to help me solidify all the studies I'm doing. for every 9 studies I'll do one without reference. These will vary in their finish.

The numbers themselves are arbitrary, but I'll document every single drawing I make so as to ascertain an idea of whether or not I've improved by the end of this little project.

Resources I'm planning on exercising:

Various Loomis books
idrawgirls.com
certain photo or stock photo websites   
movies (screencaps have great lighting)
4chan's /ic/
life

::::::::::::::::::::::10/30/2011::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

**************CURRENT PROGRESS*************

9 from photos.
1 from life

###########ADDITIONAL NOTES#############

Referencing photos seems to be going okay. Not great or anything, but I feel I'm only learning a fraction of what I COULD be learning. Sitting down and referencing a few pics allows me to get a general sense of where the musculature rests and the proportions fit together...I'll be attempting my first without reference girl and we'll see if I've made any real progress.

----------------------Sticking Points------------------------
-Hair
-The torso region
  • Listening to: Teacher take attendance
  • Reading: CSS Stuff
  • Watching: Breaking Bad
  • Playing: Dark Souls
  • Eating: Protein Bar
  • Drinking: Green Tea Ginger Ale
1. Introduction
2. Love
3. Light
4. Dark
5. Seeking Solace
6. Break Away
7. Heaven
8. Innocence
9. Drive
10. Breathe Again
11. Memory
12. Insanity
13. Misfortune *DONE* >>>>>>fav.me/d3njtrs
14. Smile
15. Silence
16. Questioning
17. Blood
18. Rainbow
19. Gray
20. Fortitude
21. Vacation
22. Mother Nature
23. Cat *DONE* >>>>>> fav.me/d414c6j
24. No Time
25. Trouble Lurking
26. Tears
27. Foreign
28. Sorrow
29. Happiness
30. Under the Rain
31. Flowers
32. Night
33. Expectations
34. Stars
35. Hold My Hand
36. Precious Treasure
37. Eyes
38. Abandoned
39. Dreams
40. Rated
41. Teamwork
42. Standing Still
43. Dying*DONE* >>>>>> fav.me/d3k7yhu
44. Two Roads
45. Illusion
46. Family
47. Creation
48. Childhood
49. Stripes
50. Breaking the Rules
51. Sport
52. Deep in Thought
53. Keeping a Secret
54. Tower
55. Waiting
56. Danger Ahead
57. Sacrifice
58. Kick in the Head
59. No Way Out
60. Rejection
61. Fairy Tale
62. Magic
63. Do Not Disturb
64. Multitasking
65. Horror
66. Traps
67. Playing the Melody
68. Hero
69. Annoyance
70. 67%
71. Obsession
72. Mischief Managed
73. I Can't
74. Are You Challenging Me?
75. Mirror
76. Broken Pieces
77. Test
78. Drink
79. Starvation
80. Words
81. Pen and Paper
82. Can You Hear Me?
83. Heal
84. Out Cold
85. Spiral
86. Seeing Red
87. Food
88. Pain
89. Through the Fire
90. Triangle
91. Drowning
92. All That I Have
93. Give Up
94. Last Hope
95. Advertisement
96. In the Storm
97. Safety First
98. Puzzle
99. Solitude
100. Relaxation


Maybe I'll actually do them all this time >_>;;.
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  • Reading: Essential AS 3.0
  • Watching: Not much...
  • Playing: FUCK COD.
  • Eating: No food :(
  • Drinking: Kool-aid
Could use some inspiration for the impending weekend as far as what to draw goes.I'm up for anything really, but I'll pick and choose which ones I want to draw, haha.

Pics will most likely be done in photoshop or sketched out in one of my sketchbooks :D.
  • Listening to: Hum of my computer
  • Reading: Various Pdfs on drawing
  • Watching: ADVENTURE TIME!
  • Playing: Games feel like kind of a distraction.