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It may take some time to install, but I will be able to play it soon. This may mean I will be busy for a while, but I have not forgotten about requests or anything else on DA. I still have several pictures in the works and some writings as well. This means that while things may be slowed, I have not dropped anything or anyone.

Plus, I know at least two people who play ESO, :iconkikioh-san: and :iconthatargonianguy:

UPDATE: I have played the game, and while it is not bad, it is a huge step down from Skyrim. not only is the combat really mechanical, the voice acting is mediocre, the quests (thus far) are very simple, the annoying damaged equipment mechanic from the earlier Elder Scrolls games is back, and it just seems very artificial, as if the NPCs know they are in a game. It's a large playfield, but it is hardly a country in a box as Skyrim was.

In any event, I am still going to play the game through, and see if it gets better. A few hours is hardly enough to tell how good a game is. On a final note, there is a serious balance issue. There is no way in oblivion that a dremora should be far easier to kill than a mudcrab, or that a mudcrab could pose a challenge at all.

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Aristodes
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

Update on requests, art trades, commissions, etc:

I guess this is new for me, but outside of a couple of ideas, I have few drawings in the pipeline. I've been busy, but it looks as if two expected students aren't going to go through (boo!), but this gives me more time to draw stuff (yay!).

I suppose I will complete some inking and coloring for a friend. :iconchiletrek: has been kind enough that I have done several collabs for him by now. I see no reason not to extend that favor to others. I have time enough for five colored works with inking and a background, but I guarantee no time table. If you can provide a model pic or a good description, I would appreciate that.

1. :icondraconic13: Request: Orc vs. Dracon (Linework is mostly done, apart from some editing. Once editing is done, it will be scanned, inked, colored (with some lighting and/or shading and shadows), and a background will be added.)

2. :iconkingdragon01: Request: Done.

3. :iconkasaibou: Art Trade: My part of the trade is done.

4. :iconchiletrek: Collaboration: Collab up!

5. :iconnotecardpasta: Collab uploaded. Thanks!

:iconpointcommissionsopen: :icongiftsask: :icontradesask: :iconcollabsask: :iconrequestsask:

* 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.
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Crimson Drake by Aristodes
Crimson Drake
I think I got the smoke to look good. Oh, and there's a drake in this too. :D

And before I forget, this was vaguely inspired by :iconthebluestjay:
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Wolf Impression by Aristodes
Wolf Impression
In order to fill in blank spaces and make the picture look better, I placed a layer underneath the colored one. This is that layer. The effect was so interesting that I decided to make it a scrap.
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It may take some time to install, but I will be able to play it soon. This may mean I will be busy for a while, but I have not forgotten about requests or anything else on DA. I still have several pictures in the works and some writings as well. This means that while things may be slowed, I have not dropped anything or anyone.

Plus, I know at least two people who play ESO, :iconkikioh-san: and :iconthatargonianguy:

UPDATE: I have played the game, and while it is not bad, it is a huge step down from Skyrim. not only is the combat really mechanical, the voice acting is mediocre, the quests (thus far) are very simple, the annoying damaged equipment mechanic from the earlier Elder Scrolls games is back, and it just seems very artificial, as if the NPCs know they are in a game. It's a large playfield, but it is hardly a country in a box as Skyrim was.

In any event, I am still going to play the game through, and see if it gets better. A few hours is hardly enough to tell how good a game is. On a final note, there is a serious balance issue. There is no way in oblivion that a dremora should be far easier to kill than a mudcrab, or that a mudcrab could pose a challenge at all.
Tunnel Drake final by Aristodes
Tunnel Drake final
This might as well be named the after-work drake, as this is when I made him. You have one guess as to why I used a badger for a model for the limbs, or why this is called a tunnel drake.
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notecardPasta Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I find your dracon world and lore really interesting! It is really well-built, far more solid and complete than Terrevanimus. I would love it if we could collaborate on world-building sometime!
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Aristodes Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually, there is something we can do, for starters. Mind if I add a background to the headshot you sent? I will place it under collabs and credit you, of course.
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notecardPasta Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure!
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ARCR-CRic Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for recommending my gallery to chiletrek, I am really glad :D (Big Grin) .
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Aristodes Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome.
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ARCR-CRic Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
May I know why? This was a big and unexpected surprise :) (Smile) 
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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!!
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Aristodes Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome.
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Faelys2412 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
Thanks a lot for the +fav =D
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