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Traditigal icon commissions - FULL thank you!

Journal Entry: Tue Nov 4, 2014, 10:43 AM
It's been over 3 years since I've taken painted icon commissions, but now I've decided to re-open for another round!

Tradigital Icons - 2014 by Inku-inku


Price for the first 5 slots: $10/8 SLOTS CLAIMED
Price for all other slots: $12/9.5

Payment will be done upfront in USD or euro by PayPal only, please label your transaction as "service" (NOT gift, goods etc.)!


To get a slot, note me or comment here with the following:

1. You character's reference pictures.
2. One or two keywords to describe the mood and/or background
(ex.- Sad, rain; Dark; Calm, pink bg; etc.)


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Please read the following before claiming a slot!
:bulletwhite: One character per icon with minimal background elements.
:bulletwhite: You'll receive two files: 300x300 px and 100x100 px.
:bulletwhite: I will not be showing sketches/WIPs for this type of work.
:bulletwhite: Revisions must be kept to the minimum. Any major changes will require a $5 fee.
:bulletwhite: Since these are partially digitally edited icons, I will not be shipping originals, no exceptions.
:bulletwhite: Animal, fantasy and anthro characters are welcome. I'm picky about humanoid, mecha and highly stylized characters. If I'm not 100% sure I'll be able to make good art of your character I'll kindly decline your commission. Thank you for your understanding.


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Slots (up to 14):

1. NaraWerewulf (FA) - DONE
2. Firespikekawa (FA) - DONE
3. Meora_Hedva (FA) - DONE
4. Meora_Hedva (FA) - DONE
5. :iconangelles-laveau: - DONE
6. Blackseafoam (FA) - DONE
7. Wolfydog (FA) - DONE
8. Terror-run (FA) - DONE
9. Terror-run (FA) - DONE
10. Jazzycat (FA) - DONE

Originals for sale!

Journal Entry: Thu Oct 30, 2014, 6:49 AM
An updated list of originals for sale!

:bulletwhite: Payment will be made in USD or Euro through PayPal only.

:bulletwhite: Prices are negotiable in a private manner.

For questions feel free to comment here, note me or contact me at Jenny.schukin [at] gmail.com



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"Cunning" - [3.8''x7.4'']

Cunning by Inku-inku

A sly serpent, bursting with color and cunning.

Watercolors, ink and pen on watercolor paper (200g).
Signed.

Not framed.

Price: $35/€28


SOLD
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"Equipoise" - [5.1''x7.4'']

Equipoise by Inku-inku

Two stellar foxes and a space arrow

Watercolors and pencil on watercolor paper.
Signed.

Not framed.

Price: $38/€30

www.etsy.com/listing/209611555…

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"Atonement" - [6.5''x6.6'']

Atonement by Inku-inku

A herald of judgment and balance in the marble halls.

Watercolors and pencil on watercolor paper.
Signed.

Not framed.

Price: $38/€30


SOLD

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"Manifest of Mania" - [5.1''x7.4'']

Manifest of Mania by Inku-inku
A depiction of madness, hysteria and cunning.

Watercolors, ink and pencil on watercolor paper (200g).
Signed.

Not framed.

Price: $40/€32

www.etsy.com/listing/205658351…

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"Feather of Canaan" - [8.2''x10.8'']

Feather of Canaan by Inku-inku

An anthropological hoopoe in the ancient land of Canaan.
The original artwork does not have the sun symbol on the pot the hoopoe is holding like in the digital version.

Watercolors, ink and pencil on paper.
Signed. Has a border for easier framing.

Not framed.

Price: $55/€44

www.etsy.com/listing/209083156…

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"Mountain Peak Spirit" - [15.7''x18.7'']

Mountain Peak Spirit by Inku-inku

The mountain peak spirit, conversing with a lost traveler brought to him by his owly minions. This being often helps travelers find their way in foggy mountain regions. Dead travelers are resurrected as an owl spirits.

Watercolor and pencil on paper.

Signed and framed.

Price: 90$/€72

www.etsy.com/listing/209083918…

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"Vigilance" - [12.9''x15.7'']

Vigilance by Inku-inku

"Above damp and muddy soil, tense skies float.
Absorbed in the dance of ancestors, the dance of dead skulls, they are leaping over the fire, carrying their tails high, fur bristling.
They are singing songs of the past, touched by fires of ancient wars flowing in their veins, culminating into a howl."


Watercolor and pencil of paper.

Signed and framed.

Price: 95$/€75

www.etsy.com/listing/209083580…
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"Roots of Madness - Root of Delirium, Root of Dementia" - [7.8''x11.4'']

Root of Delirium by Inku-inku Root of Dementia by Inku-inku

A dark diptych featuring two wolves, one of autumn, the other of winter.

Both drawings are done in pencil on pastel paper.
Both are signed and framed together.

Price: 120$/€95

www.etsy.com/listing/205647282…

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Shipping info:

:bulletwhite: All originals are sent with a tracking code. Delivery times for unframed artwork vary by country, usually taking between 2-5 weeks. Framed artwork is sent by insured express mail, taking between 3-10 days.

:bulletwhite: Shipping price for unframed artwork is $5 without insurance, or $10 with insurance.

:bulletwhite: Shipping price for framed artwork is $30-40, depending on size. The price includes insurance.

:bulletwhite: All original artworks are secured as best as possible to prevent damage. If you've received an artwork in damaged condition contact me ASAP!

  • Drinking: Coffee

New stuff at my Etsy shop! + some news

Journal Entry: Mon Oct 6, 2014, 5:36 AM
Hello all!

it's been a while since my last journal entry, and quite a lot of things to tell you.

I opened a shop on Etsy for my art prints, original artwork and crafts by me. There are still lots of goodies to be added in the next week so stay tuned.

Click the banner bellow!


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Last month my painting "Featherheart"  was exhibited at the Golden Age of Fairy Art Exhibition (Elfia fair) in the Netherlands. A real shame I couldn't attend myself, maybe next year :).

Featherheart by Inku-inku

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I keep on honing my pen and ink skills as much as I can, and Inktober gave my a wonderful opportunity  to do just so. I started a bit late, but will try to post something new every day. You can see my Inktober entries on my FB page: www.facebook.com/Inku.inku .

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Right now I'm preparing for an upcoming local fantasy/sci-fi con. Hopefully it'll go well!
After the con, mid October, I plan on taking a few commissions slots for ACEOs, Icons and perhaps A5 sized works.

To everyone's surprise, I'm starting a PHP Webmaster course at the end of October. I'm not sure at all if I'll enjoy programming but it's a useful skill to have I believe!

I hope you guys are doing well.

-Jen

  • Mood: Optimism
  • Drinking: Coffee

Changing medium! - From pencil to ink (+ Feature)

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 20, 2014, 6:54 AM
After a few months of not getting much joy from art-making in the past few months (or finish anything, as written in my previous journal), I came to the conclussion that my current, most used technique of watercolor and pencils became boring to me.

To fix that, I visited the art-supply shop and treated myself with some cool pens and brush-pens.

 As much as I love pencils, I'm looking forward to master the ink and pen, focusing on line-work, structure and design (much neglected by me) and leading my art to a more graphic direction.

I still have a few pencil works in progress that will be posted soon, but until I become confident with this new medium and produce something show-worthy, I won't be posting much art on dA in the near future. I will, however, be posting skethes, studies and WIPs on my FB page, so be sure to check it out for occasional updates
: m.facebook.com/Inku.inku .

A feature of wonderful artwork using pens and inks:

the King Vulture's Queen by CaitlinHackett Mockingbird by yanadhyana Breathing space by STelari 

Osaera by Kaelycea liska by Esquirol twilight and mist by liga-marta oh slap by Hiidenhukka

Takatalvi by Tuonenkalla Seven Meditations, Part 1: Homecoming by outsidelogic why carry their burden. by Pandonation

 Alice and gryphon by bluefooted work in progress hare and bear by luve Braixen by TeaKitsune ACEO Spiral Kitty by Myrntai

Puppet theatre by MichaelBrack Business Trip by cidaq Fire Egg Dragon O Ka Fee by RubisFirenos   

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  • Mood: Optimism
  • Drinking: Coffee

Birthday! Woohoo! + Needle felting (?)

Journal Entry: Fri Aug 15, 2014, 6:55 AM
So I turned 21 yesterday and wanted to thank you guys for all the birthday wishes!
Yesterday was great and I had tons of fun with friends and family.



Because 21 is the appropriate age for Hello Kitty balloons and WoW plushies : )!
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I also apologize for the lack of submissions, I can't seem to finish anything recently and keep working on lots of drawings at the same time and producing loads of doodles in general, something that is very uncharacteristic of me :').

 

I also began to practice needle-felting! Hopefully I'll be able to produce show-worthy OOAK dolls soon enough. As a doll collector I've always dreamed of being able to craft dolls of my own and expand my skills from only 2D creations, but never got into sewing and knitting... now I'm starting to slowly get into sculpting and needle-felting, hopefully being able to somehow combine both.

spotted goat 2 by vriad-lee Townsend's Big Eared Bat by creturfetur Needle Felted Baby Owl by amber-rose-creations Kirin Pair Purple and Green by FamiliarOddlings

Well, back to work!

  • Mood: Optimism
  • Drinking: Coffee

My DeviantArt Story - (WARNING - long story ahead)

Journal Entry: Sat Aug 9, 2014, 7:35 AM
I joined DeviantArt on my first account on November 2007 when I was 13 years old. At that time I was arrogant enough to think my silly anime and animal doodles were the manifestation of true talent for my age group. "Surprisingly", I've received a very modest amount of feedback :giggle:. A few months later I've abandoned that account.

Within a course of a year, my interests changed (anime and manga lost their appeal to me and I got into the anthro/furry niche), I've matured greatly and shed my arrogance off, craving critique and constructive feedback.

On November 2008 I've decided to open my current account.
My biggest inspirations at that time were :icongoldenwolf:, :iconhibbary:, :icondarknatasha: and :iconscrewbald:, along with :iconpaperiapina:

   Laugh at Life by screwbald Elementalist Maned Wolf by darknatasha The Old Owl Woman by hibbary Arctic Treasures by Goldenwolf White Mammoth by Paperiapina

I was 14 at the time and felt quite insecure about my art and in what direction/s I wanted to develop. Art was mainly just "pretty pictures"  with no real meaning or originality. This was my 1st submission on this account, which surprisingly received quite a lot of positive feedback:

:Floris Cat by Inku-inku

I've continued refining my technique and skills with lots of anthro and animal OC art, honed my English skills and made some friends :>. I  miss that period as I had a lot of free time in high school and art was really just fun and games with not much discipline. 
On January 2011 I've received my 1st DD:

Purify by Inku-inku

Ironically, anthro/furry art started to loose some of its appeal to me shortly afterwards.

I began my on-going struggle with (mild) depression and anxiety that year, and art changed from being just pretty pictures to an emotional outlet and therapy for me. My works became much more surreal as I got more and more into spirituality and folklore. My headworld began to take form of a strange ethereal domain full of shape-shifters and personal symbolism (usually in the form of animals and shapes).
At the end of 2011 I've received my 2nd DD:

The Wilderness by Inku-inku

And in 2012, I was honored to receive a 3rd DD:

Haze by Inku-inku

2011-2012 were very productive years for me art-wise and some of my best works were produced at that time. I've receieved a lot of feedback and many watchers and followers which made me much more confident about my art.

At the end of 2012 I've joined the army for mandatory service. Although my service was extremely rewarding and pleasant, boot-camp was a completely world-shattering experience for me, making in my anxiety problem worse and resulting in a suicide attempt. I felt very guilty and ashamed at that time and made myself super-busy with army work, so not much art was produced that year. Most works were half-assed experiments.

In 2014 I've finished my army service and began to work hard on my art to make up for lost time. I plan to broaden my artistic abilities as much as I can before applying to visual communication/illustration.
I also plan on making tutorials and become more active in the community-life of DeviantArt in general as a big thank you for all the support and feedback :).

I've received my 4th DD on January:

Our World by Inku-inku

I've come a long way and DeviantArt became a huge part of my life - as an inspiration source, a place to communicate with friends and fellow artists, a place of encouragement and helpful critique, a place where I can provide help for young/beginning artists. The feedback I receive is never taken for granted and I'm very grateful for every comment/fav/watch I receive.

This "story" is longer than most stories I've read so far and ridden with quite a lot of personal details, so I hope I haven't bored anyone too much :').

-Jen/Inku

  • Mood: Optimism
  • Eating: Salmon (nom nom nom)
  • Drinking: Coffee

Print Raffle Winner!

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 6, 2014, 3:20 AM
Apologies for the slight delay, I only just returned from a visit to my home-city (Moscow) and had a bit of a jet-lag problem.
This was the HOTTEST summer week I've ever experienced in Moscow, accompanied by smog from forest fires and horrible air pollution (no wind to move the car smoke around). I hope to return there in December for a more pleasant weather : ).

Anyway, I drew a note with the name of the raffle winner today, congrats to :iconevelyntaliette:
Thank you everyone for participating and don't be disappointed if you haven't won this time, I'll be sure hold more raffles in the future.

  • Mood: Optimism
  • Drinking: Tea

Inku's FREE Print Raffle!

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 23, 2014, 12:52 PM
Hello everyone!

As a way to celebrate my milestone of 2000 watchers, and as promised, I'll be having a raffle of prints of my artwork for my watchers!
The winner will receive either one A4 sized print or two A5 sized prints of his choice from the list of available prints bellow. 

If the amount of participants exceeds 100, a second winner will be chosen, so spread the word!




Rules (please read!):

1. You must be my watcher to enter.
2. You can only enter the raffle once.
3. Your account must be at least 1 month old to participate.
4. To enter the giveaway leave a comment on this journal with your choice of a print from the list bellow. Either one A4 print or two A5 prints.
5. The raffle ends on August 5th.




Available A4 prints:

fav.me/d3kuy9e
fav.me/d54svtf
fav.me/d49qi0n
fav.me/d49bo0c
fav.me/d6hd27d
fav.me/d5f097z
fav.me/d5a5dlh
fav.me/d64ndvf
fav.me/d6qwrok
fav.me/d52z82f
fav.me/d7cvh5n
fav.me/d68eahe
fav.me/d65wxzo

Available A5 prints:

fav.me/d56pgbt
fav.me/d4gg74o
fav.me/d5enkxj
fav.me/d51eb9n
fav.me/d4f6l57
fav.me/d6pxtf0
fav.me/d53tgl3
fav.me/d64ndvf
fav.me/d5f097z
fav.me/d6rqlyv
fav.me/d6slyy5

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Thank you all for your continued support and feedback.
Good luck to all participants!

  • Mood: Optimism
  • Drinking: Tea

Back + BOOM + 2k watchers!

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 8, 2014, 10:11 AM
Greetings everyone!

I returned yesterday from my two-week trip to Germany and Austria. I've had the most wonderful and fulfilling experience in ages.

I've spent the entire first week in Berlin, which left me yearning for more. This city felt like home even though it was my first time there.
Along with casual walks around Alexanderplatz, Museum Island, the Berlin Wall and the Berlin Zoo, I've also been to a Pearl Jam concert which was incredible of course :>.

 
Arctic wolves at the Berlin Zoo


On the second week of the trip I've spent a few days in Munich. We took the sightseeing tour bus since it was raining all day long, but still had a great time. Lots of strolls around Marienplatz, visited the Hunting Museum and Nymphenburg palace and its wonderful park (with over 9000 geese!).

 
A collage of photos at Marienplatz, Munich


From Germany to Austria! Spent a few days in Innsbruck, with it's beautiful, old-fashioned streets and delicious air :>. Took a cable car ride to Hafelekar summit and visited the Alpine Zoo.

 
Me at 2,334 m high, Hafelekar, Innsbruck


From Innsbruck to grand and luxurious Vienna. Certainly the most beautiful and clean city I've ever visited in Europe. Unfortunately I caught a cold on my last day in Innsbruck so I couldn't enjoy my stay in Vienna to the fullest, but I'll certainly come back for another visit asap!

 
Me at Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

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About 15 hours after landing back home, a rocket intercepted above to Tel Aviv. Damn terrorists, you could at least let me overcome my jet lag!
Jokes aside, I truly hope it'll be quiet here soon, not only in my hometown, but especially in southern Israel, which gets showered by rockets daily (About 45 seconds to run to shelter where I live, whereas southern Israelis only have about 15 seconds). Not trying to start a political discussion here though, politics are nasty, especially in the middle-east.

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On a completely unrelated (and happier) note, I've reached my 2k watcher milestone! To celebrate the occasion and as a big thank you to all of my watchers, old and new, I'm planning to hold a giveaway-lottery of prints of my artwork. I'll write a new journal on the matter soon, hopefully by the end of the month!




I wish you all a wonderful day/night.

  • Mood: Optimism
  • Drinking: Tea

Trip to Germany/Austria + misc

Journal Entry: Sat Jun 21, 2014, 4:42 AM
Greetings my dear watchers,

Tomorrow I'm going on a long-waited trip to Germany and Austria with my bf and his family. We will be visiting Berlin (where we'll attend a Pearl Jam concert!), Munich, Innsbruck and Vienna. I'll be away for two weeks, but scheduled a new painting to be submitted here on Monday for you to see :>.

I still haven't healed completely from my stomach-problem, the one that led to my visit to the ER back in March.  I do however learned to manage my symptoms (mainly acid reflux and rebound) quite well with the right medicine and herbal teas. The the doctors also found a benign tumor in my stomach, which I truly hope is nothing to fuss about.
Although I've been a bit sickly for the past two years or so, catching colds and flues every two months, this mysterious, now chronic, stomach condition hit me quite hard, physically and emotionally. I try to remain positive in hopes my body will heal itself; It gets better with each month is seems, and perhaps this vacation will make it even better. I truly hope I won't have to be on a strict diet and meds for the rest of my life.

Health-stuff aside, I plan on weaning myself from watercolors. It's time to explore new techniques to expand my skills (and my portfolio). I'll be experimenting with gouache, inks/calligraphy, more etching and linocuts, colored pencils and pastels, perhaps oils... (haven't touched oils ever since I was 12). 

I hope you guys are well and wish you a great week!



  • Mood: Optimism
  • Drinking: Rose bud tea

Slight delay with owed works! (+mini feature)

Journal Entry: Sun May 18, 2014, 12:23 AM
Just a little update for my commissioners and other people to whom I owe art - I've gotten sick with pretty nasty tonsillitis a couple of days ago, and won't be able to do much art or ship out originals for the next few days until I'm a bit better.

I apologize for the delay and hope to be back on track soon enough!

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A little feature from my favorites:

Winter offering by Rode-Egelnight watch (2 by 25kartinokWizard Lyssa by tygriffin
Entwined by mainacuriosity of deer by EbineylandShark Mermaid by reneenaultFossegrimen by Bluari
Tree Nymph by Kaelycea

  • Mood: Pain

A little update

Journal Entry: Fri Apr 18, 2014, 9:13 AM
I'm writing you after almost two days with little to no sleep! I've attended a local fantasy and sci-fi con and sold prints of my works and some handmade plushies for two long and incredible days. It's been my first time selling at a con, and it was wonderful, exciting and very encouraging. I learned much and more and hope to attend future cons with (hopefully) even more success :]. I plan to fill my etsy store with prints soon enough.

I met :icontrollgirl: who also sold prints of her paintings, along with badges and wonderful metal jewelry, which you can (and SHOULD) check out here: [link] .
Later, :iconsegol-hane: came for a short visit at the con and was very kind to draw a portrait of me, which I'll treasure forever. We've never met in person before as she lives abroad, so it was absolutely delightful.

I posted my commission info yesterday ([link]), and all of the available slots are already taken. I'll do my best to finish this batch until the end of May, to take 1-2 more commissions before my trip to Germany and Austria at the end of June.

Wish you all a pleasant weekend ♥!

-Inku/Jen

  • Mood: Tired

Commission info (CLOSED FOR NOW)

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 17, 2014, 2:36 PM
Before ordering a commission, please read my terms of service!: inku-inku.livejournal.com/970.…

Bellow is an updated commission information.


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Commission Queue:


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ACEO [
2.5''x3.5''/6.4x8.9 cm]

Miniature card done on thick watercolor paper. Works best for portraits, busts and surreal compositions.
Sent in a protective sleeve.

Merkitten - ACEO by Inku-inku Cappies - ACEO by Inku-inku Shwish - ACEO by Inku-inku
Birchfox - ACEO by Inku-inku Sylvan Guardian - ACEO by Inku-inku

Price: 20$
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Bookmark [2.4''x5.1''/6x13 cm]

Painted bookmark done on thick watercolor paper. Works best with busts.
Sent in a protective sleeve with a ribbon.

Qzurr - Bookmark by Inku-inku Sixteen Stars - bookmark by Inku-inku Dema - Bookmark by Inku-inku

Price: 30$

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A5 sized illustration [4.1''x5.9''/10.5x15 cm]

Fully detailed medium sized painting done on watercolor paper or on sepia colored paper.
Works with bust, full body and surreal compositions, with abstract or moderately detailed backgrounds.
Price depends on design complexity and the desired amount of background detail.

Star Child by Inku-inku Manifest of Mania by Inku-inku Our World by Inku-inku Complaint Department by Inku-inku  

Price: 55-70$
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A4 sized illustration [8.3''x11.7''/21x29.7 cm]

Fully detailed painting done on watercolor paper or on sepia colored paper.
Works with full body and surreal compositions, with background detail varying from abstract to highly detailed.
Price depends on design complexity and the desired amount of background detail.

Escape the Dream by Inku-inku  Watery Reverie by Inku-inku  
Feather of Canaan by Inku-inku Pathfinder by Inku-inku Savage Divine by Inku-inku  

Price:
85-100$
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What I will/will not do


I do best with fantasy creatures and humans, animals, anthro/furry, surreal and spiritual artwork.
I'm always eager to try new things and if you have something in mind (subject, medium or format) that is not on the list, feel free to contact me!
I will not accept commissions of an explicit sexual nature, extreme violence/gore, hateful/racist subjects, realistic human portraits and very complex machinery/architecture.


Payment Information

Payment will be made in USD through PayPal only.
Commissions of $20 and under must be payed up front in full before any preliminary work begins.
For commissions above $20, 50% of the payment must be payed up front. The remaining 50% of the price must be payed before the coloring stage of the commission.

Framing

The finished commission may be framed in a simple wood frame with matting for an additional fee.
A5 sized illustration framing price: starting at $15
A4 sized illustration framing price: starting at $25

Shipping Information

I ship worldwide through the Israel Postal Company.
Standard registered mail for $5.00 (usually 14-28 postal working days to most locations) or EMS Express Mail starting at $35.00 (4-7 working days days).
Registered mail does not have an insurance option. For EMS mail insurance is included in the price.
All original artworks are secured as best as possible to prevent damage. I cannot take responsibility or issue a refund for lost or damaged mail without insurance.


Turnaround Time

The time to finish each artwork varies depending on size, design complexity and the number of commission slots.
If you have a deadline in mind, please let me know in advance. Extremely tight deadlines may require additional payment.


Contact Information

For any questions regarding commissions, please send me a note via DeviantArt or an email to Jenny.shukin [at] gmail.com

Body why you do this.

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 22, 2014, 5:35 AM
Hello all.

I've been in the hospital a few days ago after passing out at home from unbearable abdominal pain.
The doctors suspect peptic ulcer(s?). This is extremely odd since I usually keep a fairly healthy diet and tested negative for Helicobacter Pylori :s. Unfortunately for me, I'll have to wait a while before my gastroscopy test and a valid diagnosis. Too many patients for too few doctors.
Right now I'm home in bed with different meds that seem to help with the pain slightly. Keeping a positive attitude is really a struggle but I try my best..

 I hope to get better and stronger as I have lots of works in progress and I'm very motivated art-wise in general.

Wish you good health and a pleasant week!

  • Drinking: Nasty chamomile tea

Life updates etc.

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 8, 2014, 9:07 AM
It's been a little while since I've wrote a journal entry of a more 'personal' kind, so here we go :>.

I've finished my army service two months ago, in January. Being a person of habit and disliking changes, the first two weeks were a NIGHTMARE for me. I was quite a nerve-wreck, and my anxiety symptoms became a day-to-day struggle. No motivation to draw, no motivation to get a job, I felt very lost and empty, as silly as it may sound.
Luckily, I've found a temporary job through an officer from my unit as a lawyer's PA in February, and life changed to a brighter side. Guess I just needed another "structured" activity to pour myself into.
I've also started to volunteer at a wild-animal hospital on the weekends, which is incredibly inspirational and refreshing for me, something I've always wanted to do but simply had no time for.

I've wrote in a previous journal that I'll be open for commissions in March, but as it turns out I would have to postpone it for a few months - my boss and his girlfriend intend to make an exhibition for my works, after purchasing a framed painting and considering to commission me for another.  I'm extremely grateful and excited. Hopefully, their plans will come true.
(I do have a few old works for sale still, though, take a peek if you're interested: inku-inku.deviantart.com/journ… )

Another thing is a local fantasy/sci-fi I'll be attending in a month or so, selling prints of my artwork and handmade plushies I'll be making with my mother in between works. This is the first con I'll be selling my artwork at a con and I hope it goes well : ).
I'll also be filling my Stonenvy and Etsy shops with prints after the con.

Education-wise, I'll be applying to a few art academies in Germany in the field of illustration. Be ready for a series of a few book illustrations in the next few months, as I'll be readying and finalizing my portfolio/(s). Hopefully, I'll get accepted and also be fluent enough in German to make things easier.

Onwards to a hopefully happy future.

I wish you all a pleasant week.

  • Mood: Eager
  • Drinking: Tea

Old Artwork for sale! Discount prices

Journal Entry: Sun Mar 2, 2014, 10:33 AM
Since I am still not ready to reopen my commissions, I have decided to do a spring cleaning of my old works.
These works are not framed.
The prices include shipping costs.
For these particular works, the prices are lower than my normal rates, so, if you would like to grab an original artwork from me for a discount price, now is the time.

Feel free to comment here, note me or contact me at Jenny.schukin [at] gmail.com


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"Eyes of Amber" - [2.3''x5'']


Eyes of amber - bookmark by Inku-inku

A mini portrait of an arctic wolf, done with watercolors and acrylic on watercolor paper.

Price: 15$


SOLD

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"Ghostfeather" - [3.5''x5.1'']

Ghostfeather by Inku-inku

A small portrait of a fox, done with watercolors, acrylic and pencils on watercolor paper.

Price: 20$


SOLD

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"Observing" - [6.3''x8.9'']

Observing by Inku-inku

A medium sized painting done on tea and coffee dyed paper of lady-werewolf stalked by a savage wildling.

Price: 30$


SOLD

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"Icy Blue" - [6.3''x8.9'']

Icy Blue by Inku-inku

A medium sized watercolor portrait of a snarly, icy creature.

Price: 30$

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"Truth" - [7.8''x11.4'']

Truth by Inku-inku

A painting of an ominous, all-seeing crow spirit. Done with inks and watercolors.

Price: 40$

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"Realm of Life" - [11''x8.2'']

Realm of Life by Inku-inku

A work from 2011. A painting of a dragon with a young, blind doe. Done with watercolors and inks.

Price: 50$

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"Soul Thieves" - [8.2''x11'']


Soul Thieves by Inku-inku

A surreal, foggy scene of a vulpine sorcerer and his companion, stealing the soul of a wyrm.

Price: 50$

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  • Drinking: Tea

Daily Deviation!!! + Mini-feature

Journal Entry: Sat Jan 25, 2014, 8:16 AM
The anniversary gift I've painted for my beloved got featured as a Daily Deviation today!
It's my 4th DD and I'm really not sure if I truly deserve to have so many but I'm very delighted and euphoric either way.


Our World by Inku-inku

Thank you so much :iconartbycher: for featuring it, and also big thanks to anyone who commented/fav'd or added me to their watchlist. You've made my day!

On another note, I'll be opening a few commission slots sometime next month :].
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Here is a little feature of wonderful works from my favorites:

 Knight of Wayne by Seyorrol Changes by RovinaCai Snow Bison by lonelybadger Miles To Go by RovinaCai The Cold Star by yanadhyana
Rapt in His Dreams by richardcgreen Family Tree by ellaine Owl Commission by MistiqueStudio
Autumn's Fading by TrollGirl  We Fought By the Sword by StephHolmes  Domain by Tatchit  Heart of Darkness by onez82  Seer by Kel-Del





 

  • Mood: Thanks
  • Drinking: Tea

New Year + BIG FEATURE

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 31, 2013, 9:52 AM

I wish all my watchers and fellow artists a blissful New Year!
May all of you accomplish what you couldn't in the past year and continue to create beautiful artwork.

A little update about myself - I'm finishing my army service on January 9th! I'm quite excited, and can't wait to start working on artwork and plans I simply had no time for in the past two years of my service. I would love to make more art of my characters and also of others' characters, dive back into the fantasy/anthropomorphic niche and experiment with other mediums like gouache painting, clay sculpting and perhaps even needle-felting!
(though, after the 9th I'll probably end up gaming/sleeping for minimum two weeks straight before doing anything productive at all :I)

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And now - a feature of some of my favorite works by other artists, all mashed up together.

Please +fav this journal so these artists get the exposure they deserve!

  
Dive by ullakko Kiyohime by TaKe-bamboo Esoteric by MukilteoCasualtie
   pekko by egilthompson     Strandwolf by Fuz-Caforio-Art
Story Time by Camelid Flower to you by APetruk Kelpie by DrunkenUnicorn
Blodeuwedd by DarkLiminality Whispers of the Snake by Seyorrol 14VOLKa () by 25kartinok
Havrana by Ffey The Girl, the Fox, and the Ghost Fish by Trefle-Rouge Knock by Tanith-Larking
Korulintu by Tuonenkalla moonbutterfly by aldafea Her Frozen Majesty by STelari
Ghosts in the Night by CaitlinHackett Divinidad by LuisSanchez Balance by rustymermaid
Guardian of the Night by Flubberwurm The Blizzard Spirit by Obman-Veschestv Jackals and Arabs 3/4 by MadLittleClown
Green and white by usvakorpi spell of time by PatiMakowska Unicorn by Camelid

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  • Mood: Eager
  • Drinking: Tea

Back from Moscow!

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 2, 2013, 12:51 PM
Yesterday I returned from a 20-day long trip to Moscow, Russia.
Apart from visiting relatives, I've visited familiar (and less familiar) places. Although I'm not a fan of large cities, the central part of Moscow where I was born has it's (relatively) quiet, lovely and romantic spots.




 Had a lot of time for thinking, relaxation and art-making. I've practiced a lot and finished a few works soon to be posted.
I've also attempted drawing from life at the Moscow Zoo, which proved to be challenging yet very rewarding and enjoyable. Countless art-teachers don't lie - it is definitely one of the very best ways for learning and improving anatomy, proportions, motion.



The weather proved to be a bit problematic and ruined some of my plans. Apart from unusually large amounts of rain it was unbelievably cold for September.



The least enjoyable part of my trip was the bureaucratic procedures of renewing passports and arranging the right papers and contracts for an apartment my late-grandfather inherited to my mother. As much as I love the culture, history, nature and art of Russia and Moscow in particular, I'm glad I don't live there and don't have to deal with the nightmarish, rude attitude of local officials, notaries and such.



Overall, the trip was quite enjoyable and I was simply thrilled to have a lot of time for art-making, even if for a relatively short while. On another note - I'll be finishing my army service in about 3 months, which is quite exciting for me. My service at the IDF didn't start well but ended up being rewarding and challenging. Plus, I've learned a whole lot about myself and my limits and matured greatly.

Oh my, I'm 20.

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 14, 2013, 7:47 AM
So, I've survived yet another year of my life and now I'm 20! Quite exciting.
Many thanks for all the birthday wishes and special thanks to :iconmatthewwolfbane: for gifting me a 3-month Premium Membership!


I woke up to the sound of balloons rubbing against the ceiling and gifts being put around me.



Later I've spent a wonderful time with my family and soon will go to a concert with friends. A very enjoyable weekend awaits me as well. I feel like an overly excited 5-yr old (not at all like a 20-yr old).

I think I also overcame my mini-art-block cause art-making is oh-so-fun once again :>.

Cheers everybody!