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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 have some opening rules:

1) I do *correctly cited* vector rebuilds of out of copyright works. These show up here on DA.
2) I do *correctly cited* archival prints of out of copyright works where I scan or photograph the original material and create the best print I can from that. These do not show up on DA, other than as part of the occasional promotional poster.
3) I do NOT, re-paint, rebuild, or re-draw anything that's under copyright - US version - without written consent from the artist or their estate.

Commissions are 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.


Three Panel USGS Map Example by wetdryvac
Three Panel USGS Map Example
This is *DERIVATIVE WORK* using USGS topographical material for source. The purpose in showing this here is for document cleanup and modification, and the hopes that I might offer folks commissioned map modification work - or even just prints of maps that are hard to find and acquire cheaply. Message/note me here to make requests/commissions/etc.

Sometimes, between migraine and general brain-of-mess, I assign myself a project so I'll stay saner. This time it's, "Create high end prints from public domain USGS data, with a focus on the old stuff." So, if you fancy a print or summat of a place you're fond of - a city, a quadrangle, a state - made from old USGS map data, now is the time to yell.

Name your place, name your date range, and if you're willing make an offer to pay for the work, and tell me if you'd like it done up traditional or silly - I'll do my best. Then you can nab it and hang it on your wall if that's your thing. Priority to the folks who might make work-cost offers and print buyers, but I'll give a shot at folks who just want to see stuff too, and post results here if I have time and spoons. The time I put in on this map alone was in the $300 range, but you're welcome to offer less - or more, if you want. Yep, I'll go completely crazy-inventive if you break $300 and want to bring the madness.

Heck, even if you pay me less and I've got the spoons for it, I'll add things to maps: A target designator and text, "Dragons successfully located," Or, "You are here," Etc. Name your silly poison.

Yep, the Shakespeare play as poster thing didn't come out to my liking, so I'm going back to my own personal favorites - maps and antiquities. Example Prints are linked from the photos, as well as below:

Original - Straight Conversion:…

Corrected - Color corrected for paper damage/discoloration:…

Fun - Inverted and slightly recolored because I love inversions:…

Note that the links take you to example posters which can be big and inexpensive. You'll have to select your product on the page to get the significantly more expensive high end prints if that's what you desire.

While I've done cartography before, I emphasize that if you nab something like this from me it will include citation and reference in the print itself, even if the map is heavily modified.

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crazyruthie Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014   Traditional Artist
love  your style! :)
wetdryvac Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
crazyruthie Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014   Traditional 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   Traditional Artist
thanks very much! :iconred-flowerplz:
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