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WDV - Wetdryvac.net

Current Residence: wetdryvac.net
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
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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.

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Elder Futhark 48 Card Product Display and Box by wetdryvac
Elder Futhark 48 Card Product Display and Box
This is what all those calligraphy runes were for a while back.

www.thegamecrafter.com/games/e…

From the promotional copy: “Today, we’re revealing our card deck. The cards are physically standard tarot card sized, a double deck of the Elder Futhark rune set – forty-eight cards, twenty-four white on black, twenty-four black on white – and our proof copy was about a dozen times higher quality than expected. A lovely deck indeed, and now it’s up for sale at Game Crafter. The Vac says, “If this sells enough to pay for itself and the build of a proper tarot card deck, I’ll try to do one of those up.”

By way of reference, that would mean selling about a fifteen decks. This one pays for itself in five sales. A tarot deck would do so in about ten. So, if you know anyone who’d love to have a seriously beautiful deck, or would simply like to help spread the word, we’d love to have your help on promotion.”

The sheer amount of stupid-happy I have for this is pretty surreal - and if runes are your thing, you can always nab a deck.
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WDVMM - 0162 - Predictive Evasion Pattern by wetdryvac
WDVMM - 0162 - Predictive Evasion Pattern
Somewhat generic commentary because it's late and I'm overloaded a touch.

I work a lot in inverted colors. There’s a meditative quality to tracking what color becomes what, and what intensity means from the positive to negative. I suppose I could be all proper-artist about it, but frankly the process came from two places: The desire to save on black paint, and the desire to have rich colors against a black background.

When I started out, it was bloody difficult, and I figured that to solve one problem I was creating a much bigger secondary one – but I started at a time when digital scanners were just coming onto the market, and didn’t actually find anyone doing anything terribly similar. So, I stuck with it. Now, well – I see almost anything I look at in terms of positive and negative color as well as space.

It would be cool if this meant I saw the world differently from everyone else, but… most of the time I end up going mad trying to remember if I’m seeing what other people are. On the up-side, I absolutely adore creating the inversions, and sharing them with folks. Thus, for you – whomever you are – some art. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it.

WDV = Watercolor Inversion
WDVMM = Mixed Media Inversion
BrushAndInk – Brush and Ink, sometimes inverted

Prints and more available at: www.redbubble.com/shop/recent+…
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WDVMM - 0161 - The Serpent and the Sea by wetdryvac
WDVMM - 0161 - The Serpent and the Sea
Somewhat generic commentary because it's late and I'm overloaded a touch.

I work a lot in inverted colors. There’s a meditative quality to tracking what color becomes what, and what intensity means from the positive to negative. I suppose I could be all proper-artist about it, but frankly the process came from two places: The desire to save on black paint, and the desire to have rich colors against a black background.

When I started out, it was bloody difficult, and I figured that to solve one problem I was creating a much bigger secondary one – but I started at a time when digital scanners were just coming onto the market, and didn’t actually find anyone doing anything terribly similar. So, I stuck with it. Now, well – I see almost anything I look at in terms of positive and negative color as well as space.

It would be cool if this meant I saw the world differently from everyone else, but… most of the time I end up going mad trying to remember if I’m seeing what other people are. On the up-side, I absolutely adore creating the inversions, and sharing them with folks. Thus, for you – whomever you are – some art. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it.

WDV = Watercolor Inversion
WDVMM = Mixed Media Inversion
BrushAndInk – Brush and Ink, sometimes inverted

Prints and more available at: www.redbubble.com/shop/recent+…
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WDVMM - 0160 - Ornament Awareness by wetdryvac
WDVMM - 0160 - Ornament Awareness
Somewhat generic commentary because it's late and I'm overloaded a touch.

I work a lot in inverted colors. There’s a meditative quality to tracking what color becomes what, and what intensity means from the positive to negative. I suppose I could be all proper-artist about it, but frankly the process came from two places: The desire to save on black paint, and the desire to have rich colors against a black background.

When I started out, it was bloody difficult, and I figured that to solve one problem I was creating a much bigger secondary one – but I started at a time when digital scanners were just coming onto the market, and didn’t actually find anyone doing anything terribly similar. So, I stuck with it. Now, well – I see almost anything I look at in terms of positive and negative color as well as space.

It would be cool if this meant I saw the world differently from everyone else, but… most of the time I end up going mad trying to remember if I’m seeing what other people are. On the up-side, I absolutely adore creating the inversions, and sharing them with folks. Thus, for you – whomever you are – some art. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it.

WDV = Watercolor Inversion
WDVMM = Mixed Media Inversion
BrushAndInk – Brush and Ink, sometimes inverted

Prints and more available at: www.redbubble.com/shop/recent+…
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WDVMM - 0159 - Uncomfortable Conversations With a  by wetdryvac
WDVMM - 0159 - Uncomfortable Conversations With a
That would be: WDVMM - 0159 - Uncomfortable Conversations With A Duck

Somewhat generic commentary because it's late and I'm overloaded a touch.

I work a lot in inverted colors. There’s a meditative quality to tracking what color becomes what, and what intensity means from the positive to negative. I suppose I could be all proper-artist about it, but frankly the process came from two places: The desire to save on black paint, and the desire to have rich colors against a black background.

When I started out, it was bloody difficult, and I figured that to solve one problem I was creating a much bigger secondary one – but I started at a time when digital scanners were just coming onto the market, and didn’t actually find anyone doing anything terribly similar. So, I stuck with it. Now, well – I see almost anything I look at in terms of positive and negative color as well as space.

It would be cool if this meant I saw the world differently from everyone else, but… most of the time I end up going mad trying to remember if I’m seeing what other people are. On the up-side, I absolutely adore creating the inversions, and sharing them with folks. Thus, for you – whomever you are – some art. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it.

WDV = Watercolor Inversion
WDVMM = Mixed Media Inversion
BrushAndInk – Brush and Ink, sometimes inverted

Prints and more available at: www.redbubble.com/shop/recent+…
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thank you for watching
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Certainly. Always happy to watch decent artists.
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Thank you for watching! :)
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love  your style! :)
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Thanks for the watch! Your work is amazing so counterwatched :D

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