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I'm thinking about drawing more Sonic girls in my style and maybe turning it into a series (Because I like Sonic). What character would you most like to see me draw? 

15 deviants said Rouge the Bat
15 deviants said Blaze the Cat
11 deviants said Wave the Swallow
10 deviants said Someone not listed (Who?)
10 deviants said Nicole's Lynx Form
9 deviants said Tikal the Echidna
9 deviants said I just wanna see the results
8 deviants said Amy Rose
6 deviants said Dulcy
5 deviants said Cream the Rabbit


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Hey all,
I've had a few people ask me about different types of design commissions, so I'm adding a quick list of design commissions that I hope to add in the future.  :)

*  Character Redesigns/Reimaginings
Basically I take an already existing character and redesign him or her.  Either according to the client's specifications or something from my own imagination.  This can range from small tweaks to the character's design to a complete makeover.

*  Ulario's Closet (clothing/outfit designs)
I'll design an outfit for an already existing character based on client's specifications OR from a small questionnaire.  This can range from a single outfit to a full wardrobe.

*  Species Designs
Exactly what it says.  I'll design a species rather than a character.  :)

*  Planet/Map/Solar System Designs
Also what it says.  Based on a short questionnaire, I'll design a world for you,  :)

I also want to take a moment to say that there will be a third calender for this year.  I won't say what it is, so it will be a surprise... but I will say that I will start on it after the male calender is finished.


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Traci Vermeesch
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
A science fiction obsessed geek-ette from Michigan. I've been drawing and making up stories as long as I can remember. I don't really know what else to say about myself, so here are some random things that I love/like: Firefly/Serenity, Star Wars, gryphons, tea, parrots and other cute birdies, mythological creatures, the male form, art history, learning about different cultures and mythologies, space and astronomy, imagination and creativity, The Spoony One, musical scores, people who actually think before they speak, cooking, tattoos, cheesecake.

Most anime/manga (sorry), potatoes, Oreo cookies, Furry/Brony/Whatever terms and lingo ('yiff', 'What the buck?!', 'fursona', 'pegasister', 'mate', etc...), atrocious spelling and grammar, art thieves, copycats, earwigs (they look like something out of my nightmares), people on the internet who act like entitled little brats.

I am....
* A colorist primarily. I do draw as well (obviously), but my skills lie mostly with coloring.
* A Fantasy and Sci-Fi Illustrator
* While most of my gallery is anthro art (95% of which is done on commission), I actually consider myself to be a science fiction artist above all else. Sci-Fi is my first love by far!
* I draw anthros/furries for the same reason I like to draw aliens and mythological beasts... because there can be a lot of creativity in the characters. I'm really not much of a "furry" since I'm not very involved in the fandom. I don't really consider myself to be one, but I don't care whether or not you call me one.
* I'm originally from Michigan, but moved to Canada after marrying my Quebecer husband. I'm now residing in Michigan again.
* Browncoat
* All around sweetie pie.

This is how I roll....
Some things you should know about me
* I am not a one-note artist. I draw a variety of things from anthros to humans to space art. Keep that in mind if you're thinking of watching me for one specific thing that I draw!
* I'm easy to talk to and very laid back. Don't be afraid to leave comments or ask questions. I won't bite. :)
* Although I don't respond to every comment, I do take time to read all of them and appreciate each one.
* I'm more likely to respond to an intelligent question or a well thought out comment then a "ZOMG! Awesome!" I don't really don't have much to say in response to one-word comments.
* Most of the work in my gallery is done for other people, Most of them are commissions or works I intend to sell. My goal for most of these pictures is to make the client happy. My personal work is very different than work I've done for others! For one, I don't put as much 'sex appeal' into personal work and characters.
* I'm not into role playing. I wish I was, but I just can't get into it.
* As much as I'd like to... I don't give one on one art lessons. I just don't have the time. I may go back teach art at my local community centers from time to time, though.
* I'm too old to argue with trolls. Don't waste your breath since I'll just ignore and hide any trollish comments.
* I consider this site of mine to be a business website. Therefore, 'douche-baggery' will not be tolerated here. Harassing, namecalling, trolling or just being a general asshat to myself or others in my journal or in my submissions is uncalled for and will automatically earn you a block! This is your FIRST and ONLY warning on the matter so play nice when you're on my sites.
* No. Seriously. If you behave like a total douchebag while you are on my site, then I -WILL- block you!
* Pretty much all textures I use are from An AWESOME texture resource site. I can't tell you where I got most of my photoshop brushes from, since I have a big folder of freeware brushes that I use that I didn't keep tract of where I got them from. Sorry. >_<
* Gay and racial slurs are not welcome on my site, and if you use them here, neither are you. This is an art site, not the place for that.
* nocreepycommentsplz.

The bottom line... I am a ridiculously nice person. Unless you give me a reason not to be!

If you have questions or comments about commissions or other services that I offer, please send me a note rather then publicly announcing them on my front page since I consider such things to be private conversations between artists and client. The exception to this would be specials that I run in my journal or egg adoptables.
- DO NOT thank me for watches and faves. I don't want my front page filled with them. If anything, I should be thanking you for making such beautiful things.
- If you see a typo in one of my character sheets or other image that has heavy text, for the love all things holy please send me a note about it rather than publicly announcing it! I do fix things and I only hide trollish comments, so forever having it in my comments after it has been fixed really annoys me!
- DO NOT advertise contests on my page or leave comments asking me to buy something from you or look at your gallery. It's just annoying and it really makes me NOT want to participate/buy/whatever. I will ignore these comments and mark them as spam.


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More FAQs will be added if I think of them.

Have a question that is not answered in these FAQs? Ask via a comment in the appropriate FAQ and I will try to answer it and possibly add it to an FAQ if I feel it needs to be there.
Unless you are being a douche and/or a troll. Then I will hide your comment.



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iamkathybrown Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi! For task 7 I need to know what your OC likes to do.…
Please reply soon. I am a slow artist.
Ulario Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Hey there!
Deren was a slave/gladiator for ten years prior to the present time, so because of that he really doesn't know what to do with his free time.  He really enjoys the simpler things... hanging at the bar with friends, having good food or a good beer, playing card games, strolling through the Imperial Gardens and playing with/caring for the Emperor's pride of opinicus (Ulario especially -… )

Hope this helps! 
iamkathybrown Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh yeah, and John Doe likes studying and relearning magic and reading. As Articus he loved to perform for the crowd, live beyond his means, and schmooze the elite, especially the women. Both have traits of each other, but not as strongly as the ones listed under their name if that makes sense. 
bertalina Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey there! I'm here to comment for the 6th task in OC Training.

First of all, I am always greatly amazed by how in depth your character Deren is. His character sheet is full of thorough analysis not missing a part of his back story. You do not focus only on the character, but the setting as well. This is a factor commonly ignored by many creators, because a character develops depending on their surrounding, so it is just as important. In this case, you explained about the 'Corvus' along with Deren's past relationships and it's impact on the current Deren. Not only is his background thorough, the design and details are extremely well thought out. Your Imperial Guardsman Armor is thought it with many layers, which is relevant to true armour. It is evident that you have put a lot of research and effort into your designs. Overall your character design is well thought out and in-depth, those of a professional.

As for the feedback, there are  few things that have confused me.
I constantly confused about the setting/genre your character is in. It is evident you have a well developed setting, how what this setting is is still very vague. From the outfits of Deren, we see a setting/genre of Gladiator, old roman style setting, then there is the fantasy Japanese Samurai style outfit; from this as a viewer I assumed Deren is a character of a sort of fantasy historical setting. However in further outfit designs, modern western styled clothing is shown, like the suit, which contradicts the other designs. It is the same with the katana and concealed gun. These two different styles confused me, though I assume now that it is a sort of sci-fi world with fantasy elements? It'll be easier if you conveyed your genre idea as a whole, so the viewer can get the bigger image.

As to the art side of things, I like how you are confident with your style and can always create various different poses and angles. Though I find that a interaction of your character with another mentioned in Deren's back story will be able to help further understanding of his personality, something that is not as portrayed through the art itself compared to description.

Overall your character is extremely well developed and it would be nice to see that well developed character more expressively through images.
Ulario Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, you are right.  It is a science fiction world with some aspects of fantasy here and there.  Especially in clothing design and fashions. 

The Japanese aspect of Deren comes from his job as an Imperial Guardsman.  Nearly everything surrounding the Emperor of his species is Japanese based.

The Roman part of his life is based on his career as a gladiator/slave.  THat mostly comes from the fact that I'm a huge Spartacus fangirl.

Conveying my world as a whole is definitely being done, but since my universe is so huge, it's a definite work in progress.  There's actually a WIKI and Tumblr blog dedicated to my worldbuilding.…

Hope this helps!
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