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Halloween Fun :iconpaintedadelaide:paintedadelaide 69 8 $6 Ink Sketch - Gray Clown :iconpaintedadelaide:paintedadelaide 46 8 $6 Ink Sketch - Sahara :iconpaintedadelaide:paintedadelaide 56 10 $6 Ink Sketch - Night :iconpaintedadelaide:paintedadelaide 23 6 $6 Ink Sketch - RayJ :iconpaintedadelaide:paintedadelaide 34 7 $6 Ink Sketch Example :iconpaintedadelaide:paintedadelaide 22 4 What's Up? :iconpaintedadelaide:paintedadelaide 455 55 The Mechanic's Apprentice :iconpaintedadelaide:paintedadelaide 76 10 Musik :iconpaintedadelaide:paintedadelaide 28 6 Sketch Commish: Adiemus :iconpaintedadelaide:paintedadelaide 90 9 Sheet Commish: Joey :iconpaintedadelaide:paintedadelaide 35 4 Anatolian shepherd :iconpaintedadelaide:paintedadelaide 56 12 Sheet Commish: Cristal :iconpaintedadelaide:paintedadelaide 51 9 Adelaide Reference :iconpaintedadelaide:paintedadelaide 69 9 Platform 5 :iconpaintedadelaide:paintedadelaide 97 11 Borrred :iconpaintedadelaide:paintedadelaide 44 8

Favourites

Another World. :iconelectedtherejected:ElectedTheRejected 910 95 terror cat :iconoolh:Oolh 321 75 End of Time :iconkalamu:kalamu 120 61 How To Train Your Stitch :iconshoomlah:shoomlah 9,680 807 DookFerret, v. 1.0. :iconshoomlah:shoomlah 111 62 john doe :icondanielgrzeszkiewicz:DanielGrzeszkiewicz 532 128 Llama jump :icondroneguard:Droneguard 4,212 1,064 Blue Whale Hat , Design Winner :iconkaypikefashion:KayPikeFashion 1,133 102 EVERYTHING EVER :iconcarrieexmachina:CarrieExMachina 277 438 Autumn :iconyukkabelle:Yukkabelle 341 112 OLD DEATH-Art Nouveau :iconshume-1:SHUME-1 1,715 98 Autumn Rain :iconlitka:litka 80 29 Werewolf Destiny :iconb1nd1:B1nd1 4,434 774 Kahvie plushie commish :icontheroguez:TheRoguez 19 14
Mature content
Mean Streets :iconduraluminwolf:duraluminwolf 24 13
Livestream Quickies 6 :iconfablepaint:FablePaint 118 26

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paintedadelaide
Marit Vikström
Artist | Traditional Art
United States
I'll get to this...eventually.

Current Residence: Your guess is as good as mine
Favourite genre of music: Anything but rap and most country
Favourite style of art: Sketchy, grungy, sumi-e, surreal, traditional media
Favourite cartoon character: Charlie Barkin, 7
Interests
July 9th Update: The family member mentioned in my previous update, my grandfather, passed away Thursday morning.  I need to be getting ready over the next few days to fly to the west coast to be with my family during this time, but I'll still work on these whenever I get free time in between packing and other preparations.  I expect that I'll be able to reply to all comments in this journal tomorrow as well, and things should start to settle down in real life for me after the 13th (which is when I'll be getting home to CA).  Thank you so much for your patience, everyone!

July 6th Update: On the morning of the 4th, we had a health-related emergency in my family.  I apologize to everyone who I have not replied to yet and to those who have paid for their sketches and not received them yet due to this.  I'll be doing my best to catch up over the next few days, and I expect to still be able to continue working on everything.  In addition, while a suitable pup was found for me, I would not have been able to pay for him by the end of the week (which is when the breeder would need full payment) unless I magically came across all the money needed, so I won't be getting that particular pup like I'd hoped.  However, I'm going to continue taking these commissions, and hopefully I'll be able to find a job that I could physically handle and earn enough in time for the next litter if they find me another pup that fits the personality desired for service work.  Thanks so much to everyone who has helped so far!

I'm going to be offering 350 slots for $6.00 USD ink sketches such as this one.

For those who may not know, I am currently trying to raise funds in order to have a service/guide dog trained to help me to be more physically independent as there is no medical intervention that can cure or fix my medical conditions (dysautonomia and a skull base malformation, among other things that certainly don't help).  This dog will be trained in counter-balance work, modified guide work and laser-pointer guided retrieving (please visit my Blogspot and LiveJournal links if you'd like more in-depth info).  

However, before any of this can happen, I need to find a puppy that possesses the desired traits.  I've been in contact with a breeder who has had service and therapy dogs come from her litters in the past, and long story short, they have a litter that I am on a list for that has a good chance of containing a pup fit for future service training and work.  While I'd paid a $500 deposit about two months ago, I just now found out that I will need to come up with about $2,000 USD in order to have my pup flown to me if one shows SD traits in said litter.  The litter evaluation (where they evaluate the pups and then see who they'd be a good match for) is this weekend, and they very well may have a pup that would work for me.  I talked to one of the gals involved in the evaluation and puppy care today, and we are going to try and shoot for the third week of this month to send a pup with desired traits to me if I can pay the $2,000* to cover all the costs.

I currently only have about $14 raised so far toward my service dog efforts.  While I am handicapped (I have to walk with a cane and suffer from syncope and hip joint instability, blah blah blah), I plan to try and find work within the next month or two at a job that I feel I could handle, assuming anyone will hire me, in order to raise the funds that the training school I'm going to be working with will need from me in order to begin training my pup in a year or so.  However, art commissions are the only way I can raise money at this very moment for the puppy himself, hence me offering these quick ink sketches.

These only take me about 5 minutes or so to complete, so these will not get in the way of the current character sheets that I still owe, which I will have completely done by the end of this month at the latest.  You can feel free to angrily smack me if for some gawd-awful reason I don't, btw:stupidme:.

TL;DR: I need to raise $2,000 within the next few weeks in order to pay for a pup that will eventually be trained in service and guide work to help me to be more independent in the world.  I am offering 350 slots for $6.00 ink sketches in order to try and raise this money.

:bulletred::bulletred:How to purchase an ink sketch:bulletred::bulletred:
1. There is no limit to how many of these you can order.  There's 350 slots, and I doubt I'll fill even half of them anyway.

2. Comment on this journal if you would like a slot(s) (no notes please, if possible.  I'm way too disorganized with the note system:ohnoes:).  Include character references and, if you have something specific you'd like to see, desired pose(s).

3. I'll reply to your comment with your total and my Paypal address.  As soon as I receive payment, I'll sketch your commish out ASAP.

4. Adding the extra few cents to cover Paypal's fees are optional, I don't feel right asking for compensation for that.  If you would like to cover the fee though, you can find a Paypal fee calculator HERE.

*All this covers microchipping, vet fees, airfare, pick-up fees, pet-approved shipping crate fees and the supplies the pup will need on his trip from Washington state to Ontario, California.

Thank you so, SO MUCH!  Even if you can't afford a slot, spreading the word would be a great help as well:3!

Ink Sketch List
1. TheRoguez - RayJ
2. TheRoguez - Night
3. TheCynicalHound - Sahara
4. WolfieBobcat - Gray Clown
5. WolvenMoonMist - (unpaid)
6. KanuTGL - Rip
7. maria-mar - Silky (paid, need to scan sketch)
8. KiRAWRa - Guello (paid, sketching)
9. DaystarEclipse - Scruff (paid!)
10. DaystarEclipse - Silken (paid!)
11. Darfix - African Painted Dog Mgunja (paid!)
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Luniwenor Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Hobbyist
heya dear, i'm just wondering.. been watching u for so long time ago, and just interested - what had happened with ur comic? are u going to start making it again?
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DressedUpAlligator Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
Awh, thanks so much
for the watch & fave!
: ):heart:
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GoldenDruid Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch! :meow:
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TheRoguez Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010   General Artist
love the new icon :heart:
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apples-ishness Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks so much for the watch! :glomp: Just curious, why did you decide to watch me?
Anyway I took a quick look at your sketches and I reaaly think your art is beautiful so I'll watch you back. And have a llama! XD
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paintedadelaide Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thank you! I watched you because I think your comic seems interesting and want to keep up with it as it updates:).
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FrostbackCat Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
Thanks for the watch c:
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Temrin Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
thank you so much for the watch :# (love your art :D)

I feel sorry for the cat in your webcam XD But i still chuckled ^^;
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BloodWolf666 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Thanks for the watch!
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Riverjaguar Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Student General Artist
um can you do me a request? I am giving you a llama right NOW
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