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Commission Price Update

Thu May 4, 2017, 11:21 AM
My commissions are now officially back open.

"But Ren, your commissions have been open this whole time...wtf?"

They have been open, but only in a vague sense. For the most part I was only taking chibi commissions...with a few full body commissions here and there when I thought I had the time.  In the meantime I've been re-evaluating my prices and figuring out ways to get more commissions done faster. I've never been very good at time management so sometimes commissions would take weeks and weeks, and other times they'd be done the very same day, which made it really hard to pin down fair prices. I wanted to be affordable but some commissions were so intense that in the end the time spent wasn't proportional to the payment received. This frustrated my wife who has always felt that I haven't charged enough for the work I do. But it was a hobby more than anything so I didn't feel a great need to do anything about it. Now, however, we will be depending on my commissions for part of our income. Plus, with our two-year old running around time is more precious and I can't spend all day for weeks at my computer working casually on commissions. I have to schedule time for art just as if I were scheduling my work hours.

Soooo, what all that means, basically, is that I've increased my prices to reflect the time commissions usually take me to complete. This will help me have a better "turn around time" and it will improve my process altogether. That also means that if I don't think I can complete a commission within the time I'm charging for it I will have to turn it down. And extra detailed requests will have to cost extra for the extra time they'll take to draw.

I've also shortened the list of "won't do's" which means more options for you, the commissioners! Not-Safe-For-Work images, sexy themes, furries and LGBT themes are all on the table (check my new price sheet for details!).

One other thing to note is that I've taken down all commissions and commission related artwork and posted it up on :iconcommissions-rrart: instead. If you want to commission me you'll need to do so there. This account is going to be for my personal projects only from now on and I won't answer any notes that relate to commissions anymore. With that in mind, here is a link to my new price sheet/rules found on commissions-rrart:

My Commission Prices - OPEN! by Commissions-RRart

Make sure to look at the new form I require you to fill out when requesting commissions.

I hope to hear from you soon - lets art!

-renrookart


Babies!!

Mon Jun 16, 2014, 8:45 PM
So, I think its come to a point where I should let all my watchers know - I am the preggers. It was a rather unforeseen development but, of course, a welcome one. Given my family history, I expected it to be harder for my husband and I, but that's life for you - always unpredictable, eh?

Anyway, needless to say, I haven't been feeling well - the first trimester is a bitch. I'm on on off the internet as I can stand it, and when I am on Deviantart its usually just for a few moments to check my messages and then I'm off. Usually to vomit whatever I dared to eat in the last few hours. I do have one commission still in the works, though, and I wanted that Deviant to know that I haven't forgotten his drawing - it will be picked right back up as soon as I'm able. As for my slots, they're open but only tentatively. I can't make too many promises and peeps should know that if you commission me now you're simply going on a list that I'll attend to once I'm capable.

Anyway, that's the latest news from me. Stay good all!

Ren


Whaddup!

Fri Apr 11, 2014, 9:12 AM
Hello friends!

Sorry I have been away so long. There are reasons, I assure you but they are personal and so I do not wish to go into detail. I've been organizing my Deviant Arts and trying to get some old and 'in progress' projects done so I can upload new stuff. So far so good, but it will be a couple weeks yet before I have anything new to show off. Most of the projects I'm trying to finish off are listed on my main page under "in progress" or something. One thing I'm really pushing to get done is that meme I started so long ago with Lego and Timmhenson. I think I took it a little too seriously and ended up tuckering myself out trying to get it perfect. Oh well, you win some you lose some. Am I right?  In the mean time I thought I'd get back in touch with the few people who watch me! All you lovely people, I LOVE YOU! 

And since I love you so very much I am opening up some slots for requests! Limited time only, of course. It will last as long as it takes me to get a new commission price sheet done, and who knows how long (or short) that will be. I'll take three requests at a time and all you do is suggest - I'll decided if I just sketch or if I take it to color, based on my time and/or interest. Once the batch of three is done I'll take more.... and so on, until the new price sheet is completed.  Pretty cool right? I hope so! 

Also, if any of you lovely people have any suggestions on how I can make my commissions more interesting and/or appealing let me know. I'm redoing my price sheet so now is the time for change! 

XOXO,

Renrookart


UPDATE! READ ME YO!

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 3:21 PM
Hello hello & hello.

So. I am slowly getting on-top the pile of stuff that needs to get done. Commissions are still closed while I get some art done that is owed. First and foremost I would like to give out sketched chibis that I owe to deviants who either donated to the OCClub or who placed in the top three spots of our first contest. Contest winners were advised to contact me about their prizes, so I'd like to remind them to do so! I really have a hard time keeping track of this kind of stuff on my own so its important you contact me about your prize otherwise you may never get it and that would be so gosh-dang unfair! YOU DESERVE YOUR ARTS!! 

For those of you who donated to the club I owe you a spot for your commissions in OCClub's official donor spotlight journal. If you do not see your commissions listed here then please contact me and I'll make sure you're added ASAP! If you donated more than 30 :points: please please PLEASE contact me about the art I owe you! I know that I owe jackofalltrades0097 a colored adopt and I owe xSugar-ZooZoo a lined chibi + prop. Other than that I am not aware of anyone else I owe art to so please contact me if I did not mention you and I owe you stuff.

So yeah. Contact me if you want your stuff doods!

Peace,
Renrookart



Commishes on hold

Fri Sep 6, 2013, 9:05 AM
Hey all you lovely people,

YOU CAN'T BE MAD AT ME!!! But I am sorry about the long hiatus I've been on, and must continue to be on for just a little bit longer. There has been lots going on - family drama, health things, and off-the-internet commissions of dooooooom! Seriously, I had like....three projects come in where the client asked for the final drawings to be kept off the interwebs. Completely fine except it only added to my MIA-ness here on DA. O_o;;; So yeah, sorry 'bout that.

Not that I'm the only one with lots on her plate, but I will be MIA just a little longer on account of reasons. My dad's transplant finally got approved so that surgery is coming up and I want to be there - obviously. I've also been trying to repair my relationship with my mum if only because my dad wants us to, and he's pretty much the best guy ever. (Besides my hubby). And, finally, I've been struggling with my energy levels lately so I think I might be getting sick or something. Can't tell for sure yet.

So yeah, imma going to be offline dealing with those things and catching up on a few side projects to boot!


projects such as:

THE MEME WEB!

jackofalltrades0097's custom adopt for her generous contribution to the OCClub! *hugs*

Another collab with Suuxe

Christmas gifts drawings for my nieces and nephews

Several adopts that I doodled while I was offline these past few months. XD

A few others that I can't specifically recall at the moment

PLAYING ANIMAL CROSSINGS: NEW LEAF

PLAYING FINAL FANTASY XIV: A REALM REBORN

Oh man, I almost didn't cover what I started this journal for....commissions are on hold for the time being. I will reopen them once all the above chaos/projects clear up a bit. Once open again I'll be having a little sale so ya'all can look forward to that. XD</s>


Anyway - LOVE YOU ALL! *big hugs*


~Ren



Boo!

Wed Aug 21, 2013, 1:20 PM
Hello everyone,

Wanted to reach out to all my friends here on DA and say how sorry I am that I haven't been more active. Been a lot of shit crap hitting the fan lately-- Most of it is pretty standard family drama but my poor dad is getting worse and worse now, and I can't say for sure what's going to happen in the near future. I don't write about it much but he's very ill and on the list for donor. We had some family that volunteered to donate but they keep ordering more tests and saying they're not compatible. I fear that even if they do cut through the red tape and approve the donation there is a very good chance my dad will reject the organ. *sigh* Meanwhile he's degenerating pretty fast. I've resolved to spend more time hanging out with my family, specifically my dad. Don't want to loose him and regret not saying everything I want to say. 

Anyway, its a pretty heavy journal today. Sorry about that.


Um. Yeah, love ya'all.

Renrook



Animal Crossing, yo!

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 30, 2013, 12:08 AM
Skin by SimplySilent


So yeah, this is really just for those of you who do play. 

I have become slightly obsessed with this game - which is odd because when my husband suggested it I was like....eh, I dunno, sounds boring. It's pretty awesome though, I especially love creating little outfits for my toon. Its very enjoyable. I'm no pixel artist but I think I do alright. I've saved a few designs off the interweb that blow mine out of the water. Blow them WAY out of the water - so, I digress, I'm no pixel artist. 

But anyway, if you guys are interested I keep some of my designs up on this tumblr account. I have a twitter too but its mostly for golden keys in Boarderlands 2. LOL. I don't think I've tweeted once since I started the account. 

Bah, off track again.


Enjoy. 

Later doods. 


Postponage!

Mon Jul 15, 2013, 3:29 PM
For those of you awesome peeps participating in our second web meme, I have an update for you. We have postponed the 'due date' on account of how crazy life is. XD Keep working on it though! The new deadline will be mid August sometime. I haven't hammered out a final date so keep checking this journal - I will update it when the date is final!

NEW DEADLINE: MID AUGUST (SPECIFIC DATE TO COME SOON)

:new: I'm still racing to complete some commissions. Until they are cleared away I can't, in good conscience, work on this meme. So we still do not have a set due date but keep working on yours! Heaven only knows this meme will take time. LOL

Here is the original post explaining the web meme. It has all the links and lists all the participants. If you want to join you are most welcome to do so!!

Web Meme UpdateI just wanted to update (and remind) my watchers of the web meme currently underway. If you don't know a "web meme" is where a group of deviants fill out the same meme and then post it at the same time with links to everyone else's finished meme. The idea is to get everyone some exposure but also to do something fun as a group. ANYONE is welcome to join us! In fact the more the merrier. But mind the deadline! The first meme was a bit chaotic as we did not set one, but this time we know better. We are aiming for July 15th. All participants are expected to be done and ready to post by that date; however, if more than one of us has trouble metting it, we'll extend it.
:star: THE RULES FOR THIS MEME WEB:
1) must use an OC to fill out the meme.
2) mind the deadline as best you can.
3) put "web meme" in the title of your upload, so its easier to tell we're doing this as a group.
4) go wild - color it, or don't, do busts, waist-ups, or full body. No rules on that front.




Web Meme Update

Wed Jun 5, 2013, 10:31 AM
I just wanted to update (and remind) my watchers of the web meme currently underway. If you don't know a "web meme" is where a group of deviants fill out the same meme and then post it at the same time with links to everyone else's finished meme. The idea is to get everyone some exposure but also to do something fun as a group. ANYONE is welcome to join us! In fact the more the merrier. But mind the deadline! The first meme was a bit chaotic as we did not set one, but this time we know better. We are aiming for July 15th. All participants are expected to be done and ready to post by that date; however, if more than one of us has trouble metting it, we'll extend it.

:star: THE RULES FOR THIS MEME WEB:

1) must use an OC to fill out the meme.

2) mind the deadline as best you can.

3) put "web meme" in the title of your upload, so its easier to tell we're doing this as a group.

4) go wild - color it, or don't, do busts, waist-ups, or full body. No rules on that front.
(Although for this particular meme you should probably go full body ;))


Anyone can participate! Just respond to this journal that you want in and we'll put you on the web list. Next step, pick one of your OCs, download the meme, and get posen' -


OUR WEB SO FAR:

:iconmelonconcarne: | :iconladydeliz: | :iconazedarach: | :iconjackofalltrades0097: | :iconlegovasavouchi: | :iconrenrookart: | :icontimmhenson:    |    :icondeedraws:

This is always far more fun with more people so don't be shy, we'd love to have you. Its open to all OC types -- animal, furry, hybrids, anthros, mythical creatures, etc. Its also open to all art skill levels -- amateur all the way up to professional! We want to see all-ya'alls arts so join in already!! Even if you don't wanna join, spread the word. The more people who know about this, the more people who get caught by the web!


~Ren

P.S. Don't forget - My group - OriginalCharactrClub - is hosting a contest open to everyone. More info here: fav.me/d67ue35.




OUR PREVIOUS WEB!!!!

:iconrenrookart: Meme Web: Asdis by RenrookART :iconrenrookart:
:icontheidealmistress: :thumb369574818: :icontheidealmistress:
:iconlegovasavouchi: Age Meme: Lou by LegoVasavouchi :iconlegovasavouchi:
:iconjackofalltrades0097: :thumb370126125: :iconjackofalltrades0097:
:icontimmhenson: :thumb370134570: :icontimmhenson:







CONTEST ALERT!!

Tue Jun 4, 2013, 11:53 PM
Greetings all my lovely watchers!

I am blogging to make ya'll aware of a contest Lego and I are coordinating. :iconoriginalcharactrclub:, the group we took over, is finally ready to start doin' stuff. Fun stuff. Like contests. We want as many participants as possible so we are opening it up to ANYONE, not just members or watchers. Since the group is an OC group we'll be drawing OCs for the contest - who didn't see that one coming?

However, we do not have an OC selected as the subject matter yet...if you participate there is a chance we'd be drawing your OC. That's right! Its easy! If you want to join the contest just follow this link - fav.me/d67ue35 - and comment with a link to your OC. We'll assign your OC a number and when enough deviants have committed to participating, we'll use a random generator to pick. In other words, if your OC is chosen everyone will be drawing your OC for the contest! Isn't that exciting!!?

The contest is still open to everyone but an OC as been selected and a deadline set, so start your engins!





:new::new::new::new::new::new::new::new::new::new::new::new::new::new::new::new::new::new:

The OC (chosen randomly via this generator - www.mathgoodies.com/calculator… ) IS NUMBER 8!

:star::star: OOKAMI IS THE WINNER!!:star::star:
THIS IS THE CHARACTER WE'LL BE DRAWING SO GET TO KNOW HER AND GET READY TO DRAW HER IN YOUR BEST STEAMPUNK DESIGN!!!
We will be judging on creativity and execution not artistic ability so just do your best!

:thumb348826350:
If you would like to know more about the character just visit xWitheringwilloWx's profile and comment or note her with any questions!


Deadline for Entries: June 30th.
:pointr: Which means you have until the end of this month to get your drawings done! I will be closing the contest at 8 pm (MDT) and then me and Lego will begin deliberation.

Post your entries to this folder: originalcharactrclub.deviantar…
:pointr: For those of you who are not members, just note the group with a link to your entry and we'll add it.






THE RAFFLE IS CLOSED BUT THE CONTEST IS STILL OPEN TO ANYONE WHO WANTS TO PARTICIPATE!!!
In other words, you don't need to include a link to your OC but if you want to participate please let us know by commenting


PARTICIPANTS:

:iconphenolphthalei2:  |   :icontreacheroustorment:   |   :iconstorm-nightshade: |  :iconladydeliz:  |   :iconsmiley1starrs:  |  :iconnemeaux:  |   :iconxwitheringwillowx:   |   :iconrebekahkroeplin:   |   :icongutters-voice:   |   :iconcincinq:   |   :iconshackelforce:   |    :iconkichoutenshi:    |   :iconazedarach:   |   :iconzuhrah:    |     :iconfawds0118:  


A very big thank you to everyone who donated a prize!!

First Place Prizes:

Llama, 30 :points: & Colored Chibi from RenrookART
Llama, 15 :points: & a colored waist-up sketch from LegoVasavouchi
Llama & colored semi-realistic pixel bust from treacheroustorment
Llama & 25 :points: from LadyDeliz
Llama & one full-body, colored drawing from Nemeaux
One headshot from  Chickenese
One half body from Zuhrah

Second Place Prizes:

Llama, 20 :points: & Sketched Chibi from RenrookART
Llama, 5 :points: & a colored bust sketch from LegoVasavouchi
Llama & colored pixel chibi from treacheroustorment
Llama from LadyDeliz
Llama & one waist-up sketch from Nemeaux

Thrid Place Prizes:

Llama & 10 :points: from RenrookART
Llama & bust sketch from LegoVasavouchi
Llama & b&w pixel chibi from treacheroustorment
Llama from LadyDeliz
Llama & one waist-up sketch from Nemeaux



Devious Journal Entry

Journal Entry: Sun May 26, 2013, 3:17 PM
Skin by SimplySilent


So....yeah.....

I've had a death in the family - my cousin committed suicide just last night and I am currently trying to figure out if I can afford to travel and make it to the funeral. I might be MIA from DA for a little while as the family works together to get through this tragedy.

Adopt us!!

Journal Entry: Sun May 26, 2013, 12:24 AM
Skin by SimplySilent


Hi everyone.

My second batch of adopts wasn't selling like the first batch did and so I have switched gears to an auction! (Mostly because I think that was what helped the others sell so well last time XD).

Autobuy is back up to $12 or 1200 :points: but if the bets rise above that (which I seriously doubt) AB will no longer be available - additionally, if bets go above the AB price I'll be throwing in a b&w bust sketch of the adopt for the winner.

Check them out and place your bets! I hope they all find a home... :) *wink wink, nudge nudge*

:thumb373092415:


I am also currently work on (in between work on prodigal-gamer's gigantic commission) octohybrid adopts using the base I put up for sale via the P2U format - renrookart.deviantart.com/art/…. I have been spending a lot of time of the designs and the coloring so look forward to those adopts, coming soon!!

peace out!

Renrookart

Adoptables - Don't miss out!

Journal Entry: Wed May 15, 2013, 10:07 AM
Skin by SimplySilent


Hello everyone.

I did my first batch of adoptables - Monster (demon) themed - which are now available for immediate purchase, or to bid for. Don't miss out on these little cuties. Once you buy them they are essentially yours to do with as you'd like. Of course you can't resell them or claim them (or their race) as your own creation, but other than that you can use them for RPs, comics, novels, keep them as your OC, change their design, gender, personalities....anything!

Take a peak and see if any of them tickle your fancy.

:thumb371500285:


Current high bids and buyout prices are listed at the bottom of the artist comments.

Happy bidding!

Fringe.....yikes.

Journal Entry: Tue May 14, 2013, 3:34 PM
Skin by SimplySilent


My art station is equipped with a tv on which I watch shows when I'm drawing, inking, or coloring. Helps me keep my concentration from wondering away from my project. I've been running out of shows to watch and picked up Fringe a little while ago. It was okay at first - a typical strange -and gross- crime show. But then it took a turn for sci-fi thriller. The show is always taking 180 degree turns like that.

So bad.

Fringe, why you so bad?

The actors are terrible too. None worse than Olivia who has the range of a child actor. Peter Bishop isn't that much better.

The only decent character worth anything so far is the {home universe's} Walter Bishop. Everyone else delivers their lines like cardboard.

I guess its not all the actors' fault since the writers have control over their lines and those are really what suck. One liners and crappy dialog. Its going the way of Lost, sadly. Although, the plot still makes more sense than that show, though its not as entertaining.

Rant over.

Bai bai now.

Renrookart

Free Big Macs

Journal Entry: Thu May 9, 2013, 11:21 AM
Skin by SimplySilent


So my husband just called. He left work a little while ago and had to drop by McDonalds for some quick food since he didn't have time to make anything. Well, he ended up being late anyway because McD's was super busy....why? They had a promotion going where the first 100 people to buy food after eleven got free Big Macs for a year! He was one of the 100!! So once a week we get a free Mac. Woohoo.

The hubby doesn't even like big macs so this deal is all for Shannan. Hmm hmm I'm loven' it!


That is all,

Renrookart

Web Meme?

Journal Entry: Sun May 5, 2013, 11:36 PM
Skin by SimplySilent


The first web is up:

Check us out and, if you would, fav all of us if you fav one. That would be fantastic!!

:new:

SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE NEXT MEME WEB!



OUR WEB OF MEMES!!!!

:iconrenrookart: Meme Web: Asdis by RenrookART :iconrenrookart:
:icontheidealmistress: :thumb369574818: :icontheidealmistress:
:iconlegovasavouchi: Age Meme: Lou by LegoVasavouchi :iconlegovasavouchi:
:iconjackofalltrades0097: :thumb370126125: :iconjackofalltrades0097:
:icontimmhenson: :thumb370134570: :icontimmhenson:





As this was a ton of fun, we are looking to start a new meme web. However, we will be more organize this time! The last web was a chaotic free-for-all with no time limit - and that was a mistake. Several participants had to drop out because they waited too long and ran out of time to do it. So, in order to avoid that and other problems, we have a deadline this time - July 15th. All participants are expected to be done and ready to post by that date; however, if more than one of us has trouble metting it, we'll extend it.

THE RULES FOR THE NEXT MEME WEB:

1) must use an OC to fill out the meme.

2) mind the deadline as best you can.

3) put "web meme" in the title of your upload, so its easier to tell we're doing this as a group.

4) go wild - color it, or don't, do busts, waist-ups, or full body. No rules on that front.
(Although for this particular meme you should probably go full body ;))


Anyone can participate! Just respond to this journal that you want in and we'll put you on the web list. Next step, pick one of your OCs, download the meme, and get posen' -



So.....who wants in?






:new:

Participants in the next Meme Web:

:iconmelonconcarne:

:iconladydeliz:

:iconazedarach:

:iconjackofalltrades0097:

:iconlegovasavouchi:

:iconrenrookart:

:icontimmhenson:


PING

Journal Entry: Sun May 5, 2013, 6:04 PM
Skin by SimplySilent


I just joined the 10,000 club. Wooooooot *does a dance*

Do You Believe?

Journal Entry: Sat May 4, 2013, 7:20 AM
Skin by SimplySilent


Hey there lovely people. I'm not much of a blogger - most of my journals here are rants about stupid people I encounter or updates on my commission status and such. But I'm going to give proper blogging a try in order to spread the word about this journal:



Some of you may not know but my interest in art began with unicorns and dragons. I would collect neat birthday cards that people gave me and trace the dragons and unicorns from them, pretending I could draw. (Hey, I was 7, I didn't know better). Growing up I always was more interested in weird cartoons featuring extreme fantasy worlds than things like....roadrunner and the coyote.  

Dragon Heart was possibly one of my favorite fliks. And not just because it was the first movie wherein the dragon wasn't evil. XD

Anyway, the point of all this exposition is to explain why I'm featuring this journal. The artists produce a lot of fantasy art including lots and lots of dragon pics, which is awesome. If you like dem dragons you should fav this journal and visit their pages. Share the dragony love!

Meme Web

Journal Entry: Fri May 3, 2013, 1:52 PM
Skin by SimplySilent


Hello all,

So I want to upload that age meme sometime soon and I wanted to see how everyone was doing on theres. I know jackofalltrades0097 and myself are done; LegoVasavouchi and timmhenson are still working (how's the progress guys?)

I haven't gotten word back from TheIdealMistress yet on whether she's still in on it or not.

EratoTiaTuatha and LifeUpsideDown had to drop out, too much on their plates.


I would like to get these up by next week so my questions is this: will that give everyone enough time to finish their memes? I'm flexible on the due-date, I just want to set something so that everyone has a goal and more motivation to work on theirs.

What say ya'all?

Edit:

TheIdealMistress is done and has already posted!

:thumb369574818:

So..........I'm giving everyone else a day! Get your's all ready by May 5th so we can all post ours too and start linking to each-other's in the artist's comments.

Next meme we do we'll attach a deadline from the beginning. XD