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deviantWEAR sizing preference: medium or larger
Print preference: Foot, matte, original rez
Favourite genre of music: Whatever the hell it is Zappa did
Favourite photographer: Lois Greenfield
Favourite style of art: Futurist, Watercolor Inversions
Operating System: Windows Server 2000, XP Pro, OSX, Three Flavors of Linux, C64, Cat brains
MP3 player of choice: Media Monkey.
Shell of choice: Walnut, almond, or gravy, but not pudding
Wallpaper of choice: Actually, I prefer paint
Skin of choice: The one I'm wearing
Favourite cartoon character: Kineda
Personal Quote: Never flash evaporate a kitten
The Vac says: I've changed my username from nhillium to wetdryvac, to be in keeping with my usual business presence.

Commissions: Now at a single rolling slot - too much work on my plate to track four. I'm also putting together a list of reference pieces below so folks have an idea what sort of work they're getting at a given price range. I work in found materials for much of what I do, which means originals almost never use acid free/archival materials. This is mostly personal preference due to loving how paintings age and react over the years, but also because when I'm working on paper that cost me $30 a sheet at a large size, I *worry* about wasting it, and my work suffers. All digital finals are be provided as JPG, TIFF, PSD, etc. Name your format(s).

Commissions start at $50.

$50 gets you a sketch in pen, pencil, brush and ink, or similar. One primary focus element, scanned to digital final. Toss me shipping, and you get the original, signed. Like this: Crow by wetdryvac

$100-$300 as above, but larger and with more complex technique, and optional digital elements. Shipping still gets you the original, signed, but the final may look *nothing* like the original once digital elements are in play. Like this: WDV - 289 - Dreams Visiting Moon by wetdryvac

$100-$1000 gets you a traditional (For me, not for most) watercolor inversion or mixed media inversions. The price goes way up once once I start layering, or working on huge paper. I'll ship you the original, signed, but that *doubles* the cost, and shipping may be very expensive if the piece is fragile. Like this: Of Shield 003 - Meditation by wetdryvac ($300), or like this: WDVMM - 0070 - Tree of Coyote by wetdryvac ($500) or like this: WDVH - 0002b - Moonrise by wetdryvac ($1000)

$50-$500 gets you a print-ready poster as a layered tiff or PSD. This is closer to production work, so unless you've got an idea I love, this category has the decent chance that I'll turn you down. If you want it signed, I'll try to find a printer, print it, sign it, and ship it. That's a *pain* and adds $100, minimum. If you print it and ship it to me, and cover the cost of shipping back, I'll sign it without it costing you nearly as much. Like this: Safety First (Spelled Correctly) by wetdryvac

$200+ or more (complexity, size of paper matter) will land you a strange-blueprint profile view of your original spaceship or vehicle in pretty much any role playing game system. Digital final. I'll sign the original and send you that for an extra 50%. I do a *lot* of editing digitally on these, for such things as symmetry and line correction, so your original is pretty much guaranteed not to look at all like your digital final. Like this: Zherlan PCH by wetdryvac

Sculpture: Ask. Sculpture tortures me, so I usually don't work in sculpture. If you absolutely must have something I've sculpted, prepare for a price designed to make you go away.

My Poetry: $50-$500, to your specifications. $50-$1000 more, have that poetry incorporated into artwork I think works with it.

Your Poetry: IF - and only if - your poem resonates with me, $50-$1000 to have that poem incorporated into artwork I think works with it. So far this has gotten turned down almost as often as sculpture requests.

I take paypal, 25% up front, or a minimum of $25 if I'm giving you a range of potential prices. For a range of prices, that means you've set a price cap, and I've set a minimum price - the final price is determined by how much work went into the piece. Final payment once I've finished the piece.

I sometimes do matting and framing work - very strange matting and framing work, mind - and will occasionally be able to frame your piece if you want. Framing ranges from $50 to $200 per foot of longest edge, depending upon materials and difficulty. Every frame is unique, which is nice, but shipping a frame - especially a large one - is insanely expensive. I treat frames as their own artwork in contrast/complement with whatever they're framing, and a serious custom frame could potentially run much higher than $200/foot on the longest side if you've asked for something tricky like copper and braised steel. I do not typically build frames with glass over the art, and won't ship glass if I do.


Scattered Resistance - Color Inversion Edition by wetdryvac
Scattered Resistance - Color Inversion Edition

Something the I've wanted to produce for ages - initially planned to offer as a book, but magazine format turned out to be both significantly cheaper and more friendly. A book is still planned, but has been pushed out - probably until late next year.

This particular work is a facsimile scan of the handwritten notebook that became the six books of Scattered Resistance. It is largely a curiosity and an art piece, fitting to a fixation on the degradation and impermanence of the physical. Less pompously, I simply like how things look as they go to bits. This book’s been dropped, stored in an unexpectedly wet place, vomited upon, cleaned, lost, found, cleaned again, and generally mistreated in all manner of ways. It’s a testament to Boorum Books – the notebook manufacturer I loved so very much – that it survived these things as well as it did. Here, then, is the curiosity I’ve waited ages to be able to release.

WDVH - 0007 - Communications Array by wetdryvac
WDVH - 0007 - Communications Array

I have discovered my grandfather's brushes. Never knew the man, but he too was an artist - a fashion illustrator - and his brushes are fine things indeed. When I have more brain meats, I'll try his paint as well - and wash my hands after, since it's from the 1930s. We do long generations here.

Typically I'm a gesture painter. Granted, a painfully anal retentive gesture painter, but I normally paint with very little layering - two to three layers is a lot for me - and I usually don't have a plan when I lay the paint down. This time? More layers than I care to think about, including one the cats got involved with.

Sometimes, however, the job at hand requires a specific something. Messages from the cat mother-ship? Muse? Trade? This time I went in with a pretty good idea of where I was headed, and it took forever. Contributing factors: The paper was 44"x33" (inches), thus huge. The detail work was with this wee small brush I've discovered to be my favorite thing ever -  so I could get the curves I wanted. The color blending was part on paper and part at the brush - no hand held palate for me, because I'm completely foolish and daft.

And the result, well: This is what I wanted. It wasn't what I started aiming for, but it's what I wanted to the nth degree. Watercolor paint, coffee, brushes handed down for 80 years, and a paper that absorbs sanely. I like this a lot.

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crazyruthie Featured By Owner 2 days ago   General Artist
love  your style! :)
wetdryvac Featured By Owner 2 days ago
crazyruthie Featured By Owner 2 days ago   General Artist
sure thing! :icondancingplz:
Cyberfoxbat Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the watch! Your work is amazing so counterwatched :D

Liz Ashley - in the woods by Cyberfoxbat  
John-Logan Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you for the watch.
wetdryvac Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
Certainly. Nifty work.
Korrigan Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Thanks for your visit and :+fav:ing my work!
fashioneyes Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
wetdryvac Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
You're welcome.
crazyruthie Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013   General Artist
thanks very much! :iconred-flowerplz:
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