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Also Known as Aristocles
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
Current Residence: New York City
Favourite genre of music: Rap
Operating System: Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: ipod
Personal Quote: The unexamined life is not worth living

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* New information on commissions will be forthcoming soon enough, including paypal commissions. Point commissions will still be an option too, but only for some things *

If you are interested in a picture, contact me and we can work something out on a case-by-case basis. I'm not sure how much time I will have for commissioned pictures, picture requests, or collaborations. I intend to do some of those, however.

I also do writing commissions. If you want me to write a story, a piece done involving your OCs, or something else, please message me. I only accept point commissions, and at a reasonable rate of 100 points for 1000 words, with a 100 point minimum purchase. That means if you want 1000 words, it is 100 points, and if you want 2000 words, it is 200 points. If you want 3000 words, that is 300 points, and 4000 words, 400 points, and so on. These are point commissions only, so no cash is accepted or used, save to purchase the points yourself from DA first. This is a slight price change from an earlier journal, but it is still very reasonable.

Please make sure to tell me a bit about what you want me to write, the names of any characters you want to see, and please answer any questions I may have regarding the setting and characters, to ensure the final product is what you want. I don't do anime, manga, "hetalia", or anything adult rated. I reserve the right to politely decline any commission, if I have reason to believe it does not fit standards or has some other issues.

I can do science fiction as well as fantasy, or even non-fiction genres if you desire. Just make sure to send the points and I will have the piece done in a few days or in the case of longer pieces, a week or more. As a rule of thumb, I have enough time to write 1,000 to 1,500 words a day for commissions, depending on the subject matter. For exceptionally long pieces (100,000 + words), please send me a note and we will work out a point rate and time frame on a case-by-case basis.

For multiple-chapter works, I am open to negotiating a different price, Please ask if you have any questions. More information will be posted as it becomes available, including the possibility of discounts.

If you are interested, comment below or send me a note.

Anyone who watches me (and is on good terms with me) gets a free writing of up to 5000 words. Not once a year or a month, just one free writing ever. As before, I reserve the right to politely decline anything not in good taste. I also recently corrected an error in the pricing chart, in case there was any confusion.


Tamatea, the Titan Drake by Aristodes
Tamatea, the Titan Drake
I'll have a background for this one later. For now, let me say that the fire animation works better on a background of a single color than against a more complex one. I'm sure there is a way around that, but for now, just enjoy the flame effects on this one.
Tamatea Preview by Aristodes
Tamatea Preview
The final image will have flame, possibly animated. And a real background.
Titan Drake Sketch by Aristodes
Titan Drake Sketch
Here is a Titan Drake, somewhat modeled off of a Paraceratherium. His name is modeled off of a New Zealand hill.
Pillar of Hatred
For anyone who has played or seen the disturbing classic video game "I Have No Mouth And I Must Scream", released in 1995, know that it was based off of an older story written in the 1960s. This is the opening speech the evil Supercomputer AM gives to the five damned humans: Gorrister, Ellen, Benny, Ted, and Nimdok. The game expands greatly on the story.

"I Have No Mouth and I must Scream" is copyrighted to Harlan Ellison. He was the guy James Cameron ripped off to make the Terminator. Seriously. Just watch "Soldier", an Outer Limits episode if you don't believe me.
Fire! by Aristodes
I just learned how to clouds and a color dodge effect to make convincing fire. Rest assured I will apply this to fire in my future pictures with flames!


Aristodes has started a donation pool!
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I'm just trying this one out for now. Might come in handy later.

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January is often considered the month of bad movies. This year has been something of an exception, with American Sniper and Selma. Both of those movies also have the distinction of being reasonably original, as they are based on historical people and events, not like the following. Here are the big movies of 2015, in no particular order:

Avengers: Age of Ultron (Sequel, Adaptation)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Sequel)
Jurassic World (Sequel. Note that the first two movies were adaptations.)
Fantastic Four (Adaptation, likely to suck)
Mad-Max:Fury Road (Sequel of some sort.)
Ant-Man (Adaptation)
Inside Out (Original!!)
Minions (Sequel, or maybe a spin-off.)
Spectre (Sequel, even though the James Bond movies have a weird continuity)
Peanuts (Adaptation)
Daredevil (Okay, it's on Netflix and is a series, not a movie. Still in the MCU and an adaptation)

I have commented on this before, and I think you get the picture. I think I missed at least a couple of reasonably big ones, though. Only one original out of all of them.


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ARCR-CRic Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for recommending my gallery to chiletrek, I am really glad :D (Big Grin) .
Aristodes Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome.
ARCR-CRic Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
May I know why? This was a big and unexpected surprise :) (Smile) 
Aristodes Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought he would like your clean style of animal-people.
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Serch2 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave!!
Aristodes Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome.
Faelys2412 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
Thanks a lot for the +fav =D
Aristodes Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome.
Eragon2589 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
thanks for +faving my "Oreen" map! :happybounce:
Aristodes Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome.
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