I've got a bit of breathing time before I go into ballistic sewing mode. It's around con time that I start missing my guys, so it's always fun when I can get commissions done of them.
I'm so really behind, and some of these were done a couple of months ago. But they deserve to be seen again.
Tymr's birthday fell on April 9.
created this portrait of him carrying his precious books and a big mug of tea. I love his serene expression. Tymr doesn't get a lot of down time as he likes. So this would be absolute heaven for him! She knows my guys really well. Even so much as to giving Tymr a special Japanese styled tea mug that he would appreciate!
created this portrait of the big guy as a lovely birthday gift. Iisjah has a great sense of style when it comes to costuming characters. I really want to see the rest of that jerkin Tymr has on! But what is so fun about this is he actually has white in his hair. Tymr would harumph at the idea, but sorry, big fella, you're in your forties like me, it's going to show!
If you ever want a piece of art to cheer you up, may I suggest
? She created this,even with a busy commission schedule, after I was having a row with a friend. My guys would never have known each other as kids; when Tymr was this age, Martin was not even born yet! So this lovely "what if" moment came into being and it was a surefire spirit lifter!
Another gift from
. She is very good at dachshunds! I must be giving her lots of practice.
And speaking of
, she shared on her journal about fellow deviant
opening for emergency commissions. She has a remarkable style and she created Martin's picture in less than four days. The list of people I trust my characters to is very small. It's not just making Martin or Tymr look good. To me, a commission means that their personality and traits are there and I can see it even if the picture looks superficial to others.
With only a written description and references that weren't even done by me, she succeeded.
Before he was an acrobat, Martin was a thief and he was taught to fight at a very young age. He can be seen as an easy mark and is challenged to fight more times than he likes. If you're stupid enough not to back out when he asks you to...well, it's your own fault!
Thank you to all these lovely artists!