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I have absolutely horrid luck with artists. Over 2/3 of artists I commission either run off with my money or take way longer than stated and don't respond to my emails. The folks who I /want/ to commission never respond to my serious inquiries or once I've sent the description they vanish altogether, even for something simple. It's really starting to piss me off as it is a recurring theme.

Right now I'm looking for artists who draw expressive (whether it be cartoony or semi-realistic) humans well (not in anime style!). Can anyone recommend anyone that will actually respond to emails and not ditch me?

I'm starting to think there's a "Don't let Thornwolf commission you" list out there. I'm really not hard to work with as generally if I commission someone its based on their style and their imagination and I try to commission something that highlights what they would draw normally, for example if someone draws canines really well I'm not going to ask them to draw a cat, or if they really like drawing expressions I'd ask for something expressive.

Good customer service really shouldn't be a rare thing but unfortunately it seems to be that way.
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thornwolf
Oct. 1st, 2007 04:45 am (UTC)
oh god your work is lovely! thanks for the link btw. I will put you on my list of potentials :3 if not for this project for something else. do you have a devart gallery where i can watch you along with other artists i watch or do you update solely through your website?
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thornwolf
Oct. 1st, 2007 05:06 am (UTC)
*adds you to LJ* :3 my lj is an art/fun stuff blog as well
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thornwolf
Oct. 1st, 2007 05:18 am (UTC)
aw thankie thankies :)
doodlesthegreat
Oct. 1st, 2007 03:18 pm (UTC)
Interesting art style, great range of topics, stays crunchy in milk. DA watched. =];-3
black_atolm
Oct. 1st, 2007 04:31 am (UTC)
I have no hesitation to drawing humans, and am always looking for practice. :)
black_atolm
Oct. 1st, 2007 04:36 am (UTC)
Also, I do not know if she is taking commissions atm, but check out bythefault
brokenbrawler
Oct. 1st, 2007 05:22 am (UTC)
I do a lot of human character design. Some people say my style is anime-influenced. Most say it isn't. I'm capable of several styles - make sure to check out my "other" gallery as well as the illustration gallery.

www.brokentao.com

I'm about to update with a new web site, so I haven't posted any new art for a while, but I can provide more samples at your request.
joecifur
Oct. 1st, 2007 06:01 am (UTC)
i'll vouch for oolong up there, he's always posting new work without taking off on folks

hibbary does nice human character designs and has a killer range of expressions / great service, too.
joecifur
Oct. 1st, 2007 06:02 am (UTC)
silverfoxwolf
Oct. 1st, 2007 10:09 am (UTC)
I would suggest Ailah (Therese Larsson). She's always been good to me for any art I've asked for. tessilago @ gmail.com is the email.
lilenth
Oct. 1st, 2007 10:39 am (UTC)

Well there's me: http://subversive-imaginati.storm-artists.net/ I'm studying how to realistically paint human right now. I already draw them in no less than three different styles including comic.

If you're looking for a tip top realism artist though I reccommend Kallen, she's dealing with power outages right now so you might want to wait a bit for her to be regularly around but she's an incredible artist.

http://paintersblock.net/gallery/profile.php?uid=25
lilenth
Oct. 1st, 2007 11:36 am (UTC)

Oh and I also recommend Manshi http://manshi.deviantart.com/ she did a wonderful sketch for me a while back.
theblackdragon
Oct. 1st, 2007 01:47 pm (UTC)
paiseley does some hilarious shit for LJ icons and such, and she's fairly active commission-wise.
mdetector5
Oct. 2nd, 2007 07:41 pm (UTC)
I do decent work, and I take commissions also: http://mdetector5.deviantart.com/journal/11104187/

Should you have a page on DA, I would like to be contacted there via notes. But working out details via email and IM is good also.

By the way, DO you have a page on DA? If so, I'll watch you there.
thornwolf
Oct. 2nd, 2007 07:59 pm (UTC)
im "thornwolf" on DA :)
mdetector5
Oct. 2nd, 2007 08:02 pm (UTC)
Alright. I'll watch you there. I visited that page just a while ago, and you do have nice stuff. We should talk sometime.
thornwolf
Oct. 2nd, 2007 08:24 pm (UTC)
thank you :3
phreakie_teiris
Oct. 2nd, 2007 10:28 pm (UTC)
http://www.sarahpetrulis.com

She's super awesome :)
laika_come_home
Oct. 10th, 2007 04:31 am (UTC)
klar.deviantart.com is one of my favorites. I think she might be closed for commissions at the moment, but you should definitely give ehr a look for when she starts again.
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