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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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...all the way to 350, if we make it that far!
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Thistle-Adopts Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011
i understand what your going through.. i have an intestinal deformation and am so thankful to have my little Moe dog.... he is very very sweet!

I really hope you can get your dog.... Moe and I need eachother.. (my handicap and his immune system defect, parvo survival, and tapeworm D: )


I'm also trying to raise money for surgery... I need it very badly.
Good luck!
Much love, Thistlesides
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:iconbunnybasement:
bunnybasement Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so sorry to hear about your troubles. I'd be so much more than happy to help! Can I get 5 sketches please? :)
Snot anthro- [link]
Snot quad- (same ref sheet as above, she's down the bottom. The small furry thing :D)
Mac- [link]
Mac human- [link]
Space cat- [link] [link] (you can do her with or with out her clothes, I don't mind :D)
So that's my list. Hope it helps. When I get my stuff together a little more, I'm sure I'll have more for you too! I love you work and I love that it's going to such a needed cause!
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Tahloula Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
Kahvie- I would LOVE to buy two line arts. Do you accept checks? My paypal isn't set up just yet and I don't know when it will be. I WOULD buy more but I didn't make any where near enough money this summer and I'm trying to go to college.
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duraluminwolf Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
Sorry to know about your loss. I'm a little embarrassed that I only found out about it just now.

I hope you're keeping well, anyway. I'll probably leave it a little while before I commision one of those sketches.
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wadifahtook Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
Meant to post here earlier, but when you have time I'd love to commission you for one sketch.
Character:
-Name- Ash
-Gender- Male
-Species- Asian Golden Cat (not to be confused with the African Golden Cat)
-Age- Comparable to a human teenager.
-Personality- Young, head strong, curious, immature. Very much a wild animal...not kind, not cruel, self-centered in an unknowing way.
-Character Design- Markings can be played with. He is a fairly plainly marked golden cat however.
-Refs-
- [link]
- [link]
- [link]
-Poses- Any. If it helps to be specific, perhaps running or grooming.

No rush, and take care of yourself.
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WolvenMoonMist Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
Hey, sorry for the inconvenience, but can you take me off of the list? I'm unfortunately dealing with some personal issues at the moment, and I don't think I'll be able to commission you for a sketch now. I apologize, once again! I hope things work out for you and your family though!
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maria-mar Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
I am really sorry about your grandfather dear... hold on, and don't worry about the commissions now :hug:
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aflartist Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Student Digital Artist
[link] just tell me if i have to edit the journal a bit if i have anything wrong.
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aflartist Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Student Digital Artist
i will advertise, -hopefully- a few nice people will read it and come by your journal here. i would buy one but i don't have pay pal.
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KanuTGL Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010  Student Digital Artist
So sorry to hear about your grandfather :(

Eeeee, Rip looks so fantastic in your style though! <3 Thank you so much! :aww: Also, would you mind if I coloured it? :dance:
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fyre-syde Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Someone posted the link to this, and I'd like to commission you Khavie. =)

Could I possibly get a pic of my fursona Dogo?
[link]
She's actually quite a bit chubbier and fluffier than that pic shows. =)
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Black-Forty-Four Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
I would love to help you cause

hmm paypal. i only ever use credit card on my paypal. bank account-- i hate waiting a week before they can transfer the money in. if that method of payment is okay, is it possible to get a sketch in the style of your What's Up? piece? That would be grand :)
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VerdictAfterward Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Can I get two spots?

Hound [link] [link] He's thin, scruffy. Almost always tired, but kind and extremely intelligent.
Mia [link] She's a sweet, hippy girl.
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BeautifulButch Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Student General Artist
Would you be able to make a sketch out of this, as crappy as it is? XD;

[link]
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JokERthe Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
If I wasn't broke, I'd buy a commission and consider myself lucky for the price! Good luck raising the money you need, I'm sure you'll do it somehow :)
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Kyrahlynn Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Student
Oh man, I hope everyone's ok! And I'm sorry to hear about the puppy...I hope you can raise the money you need in time for the next litter :hug:

I was waiting for some funds to finish transferring into my paypal before I made any commission requests, and it's finally done so I'd like four slots, please!

Kyrah: [link] [link]

Jack: [link] [link]

Toby: [link] [link]

Jason: [link] [link]

Just remind me what your paypal addy is and I'll send off the payment :)

(Also, would it be possible, at a later date, for me to send you some extra money to ship them to me? I do so love getting originals :))

Best of luck! I'll get a journal up later today to advertise for you :)
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Darfix Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I guess a note isn't good enough xD Posting here, but I'll send the ref and such in a note. I wish you luck with this fund raiser ^^
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SUNgoddessOKAMI Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I read about your situation through RayJ's journal, and I'd love to help out. You're an awesome artist with a really unique style. ^^

For now I'd like Solaris: [link] and Vita: [link] my wolfsonas.

I may come back for another after I get paid this week. :3
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zimaro Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Man I really want to help!
Just hang in there. You will get your puppy. If I can will help you out with 2.
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Brokendreamswolf Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
I wish i could help you out with money :/
but i don't have it, so i will advertise your journal on my page to hopefully get you more people(:
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Ghulhund Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
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:iconduraluminwolf:
duraluminwolf Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
Feel free to count me in.

Are you drawing characters in quad form only?
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:iconpaintedadelaide:
paintedadelaide Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much:hug:! I can do quad, anthro, anything you'd like (although I must admit, I'm certainly not a master when it comes to machinery>>)!
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:iconduraluminwolf:
duraluminwolf Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
You certainly don't need to be a master at drawing machinery.
I'll get back to you with the necessary details.
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Ghulhund Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
Ohhh good luck Kahvs :) I can't commission you, I really have no money to spend, but I will feature you for sure. I'm sure a few of my watchers will eat this offer up, it's really a great deal for your marvelous work <3
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LilGreenTraveler Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
By the way, Kahvs, I cannot send the full $100 I wanted to. ): I'm really trying to earn the money to do so, but right now, my dad says I can only take out fifty from my account, and he controls it until I turn eighteen. Luckily, I have an extra fifteen or so sitting around - I can send that on it's own to pay for the shepherd picture, and I'll write a check for the other fifty that will be for the Phantom commission, a commission of my doggie, Zeus, and one of these pen sketches. The last $4 is extra. 8D I'll email you photos of my dog and a reference for the pen sketch, unless you want me to put them up right here. :3 Is this all okay?

I'll try and earn money to contribute as much I can, Kahvs! :3
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voxame Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Student Digital Artist
You are so generous :) it's amazing, i love people like you.
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KageDavies Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey. I've watched you for aaaages, I'd love some sketches please ^^. Could I get three for now? I'll come back when I next get paid, if you've not reached your goal :D.

These are my refs. Go nuts, draw whatever you fancy.

[link]

[link]

[link]
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TikTac Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
If I can scrape up 6 bucks I'll definitely get a commission from you :)
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:iconanalteredmind:
AnAlteredMind Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
My dad and mom will send u 6 dollars but we have no paypal.
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:iconbrokenrhymes:
BrokenRhymes Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Student General Artist
Id ask for one, but i dont have paypal :C. Would you except mail?
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:iconsuzey:
Suzey Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
I'll commission you! For this character, please. :D [link]
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:iconhung-by-balloons:
Hung-By-Balloons Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
Hey, is it okay if you just send me your paypal and I'll send you some cash :D no need to draw me anything :)
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ANBU-Flashez Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
I <3 your art and it's more than a just cause so... I'll take one! My dobie char, Pax? [link]
I'd prefer to pay via snailmail if that's all good, note me your address so I can get it a-sent..? :3
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catsandscales Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I want one! Howabout a fuzzy alien?? =D [link] I'd love to see a random Snowshoe in your style. They wear Inuit/Native American style clothing. =] Actually, if you could do a couple that'd be incredible... I'll pay $12. ;)
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:iconkoeyohte:
Koeyohte Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Two questions (one because I have to ask my mom if I can do this ^^ ). Can I send you a check through the mail? We had some incidents with a paypal account some time ago and my mom doesn;t trust the internet much. My second question: do you draw humans? :) I'll see if she'll let me comission you for one anyhow, but just wanted to know ^^

Also - those pups are adorable :) I hope one is yours!! I knew someone who trained guide dogs near where I live, and actually spent the day learning how they are trained when I was creating a presentation centered around guide dogs. I wore glasses that I could not see out of and walked with the dog along the road :) They are great companions, I know Jones will be a great asset to your life :)

~Koey
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Evening-Tide Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
I'll commission you, and I'll make a journal advertising your cause. In fact, I'll commission you thrice!

Commission One: Eve ([link]) as an anthro, dressed as a mad scientist?
Commission Two: Squint (the red one) and Uei (the blue-grey one) ([link] and [link]), with Squint (he's playful and very un-serious) pestering Uei (he's very, very serious and quite cold)? I'm assuming this one will be $12, as there are two characters.
Commission Three: Cutter ([link]), no specific pose. He's utterly mad and highly psychic, if that helps any.
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OmniWitch Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Professional Writer
Sure, I'll help you out. Are you still opened for other forms of commissions?
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:iconthearticredfox:
TheArticRedFox Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
i'll really try to get at least one D: i'm broke and don't have a job but i'll try to get up 6 dollars for this!

also wow, those puppies are so cute! :)
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:iconpaintedadelaide:
paintedadelaide Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010   Traditional Artist
Alrighty, just lemme know if/whenever you're ready and I can add you to the list:3.
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maria-mar Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
I want one, and i'll be making a journal about it, let's get that puppy :eager:

My character: [link]
No specific pose, but follow the "feel" you get from her ;)
Can be either full body or headshot.

Question: may i color it later?
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:iconpaintedadelaide:
paintedadelaide Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much:hug:!

Aww, border collie<3! Just a question so I get it correct, does her tail normally curl over like that? You can certainly color the sketch after too, yeppers:3. My Paypal is kahvie@gmail.com.
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maria-mar Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
Her tail follows her excitement level (curled up if she's very very happy, down if she's resting...). Oh i forgot to say that her ears are almost always down like that!...

Sending money ;)
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KanuTGL Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I'm so having at least one of these =P

I might be able to get two, but just in case I can't I'll start with the one.

Could you draw my German Shepherd character, Rip? :)
[link]
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:iconpaintedadelaide:
paintedadelaide Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010   Traditional Artist
No problem, I'll add you to the list:la:! My Paypal is kahvie@gmail.com.
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:iconkanutgl:
KanuTGL Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Alright! :boogie: I just sent the money.
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BlackWolfWings Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
aw man! this is a cause i cant ignore. :)
im getting paid soon, and i'll totally get one. but a couple questions first: would you be willing to mail me the picture? and 2: could you do two of my OCs together if i payed you 12.oo USD?
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:iconpaintedadelaide:
paintedadelaide Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010   Traditional Artist
I could do two of your chars together for a 12 USD and ship it to you, yep! It would be $2 extra to cover the mailer and shipping costs, if that's alright with you (making it a total of $14 USD). I also most likely would not be able to ship it out right away as this is going to be a rather busy month for me and I don't have a reliable mode of transportation, but you would get it before the end of this month:). If this wouldn't be a problem, let me know and I'll add you to the list! My Paypal is kahvie@gmail.com.
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BlackWolfWings Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
excelent! when i get my stuff together, i'll let you know :)
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RayquazaSilver Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't dish out any money for a commission, but there might be some people in my watch list or group that could help you out.
I hope you get the money in time :) Good luck
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