July 2017 Newsletter

Howdy!

Summer has arrived in full swing! Sticky heat, pool parties, lightning bugs, and all. And I guess for our southern hemisphere friends winter is doing the same. Whichever end of the globe you’re from, I hope you’re having little trouble regulating the temperature in your homes.

Supposedly starting October 19th, 2017, Paypal is going to start requiring invoices. Whether it’s just for digital goods or all goods, I’m not sure. The good news is that you don’t have to have a Paypal account to receive an invoice! (I tested it.) For simplicity’s sake, I am going to start using Paypal invoices for every commission outside of a third-party platform like Etsy. Besides, it’s extra protection for my buyers should one of these tornadoes decide to pluck me off the Highway to Hell and drop me on the Yellow Brick Road!

Hope to hear from you soon! Be safe!


Current Specials

Summer Sale:
20% off all orders involving water, such as a scene at the pool, on the river, by the ocean, etc. Does not include Character Sketches.
June 20th to September 20th.

All sales, discounts, and promotions are applied before shipping charges.


Question and Answer Spotlight

Q: “What happens to the digital copies of my photographs?”

A: They remain stored in your account folder on my hard drive should I ever need to reference it for one of your future orders. I do not repost them to my website or on other websites and I do not use them to create other works without your consent.

Standard Available Sizes:

4″x6″ – 5″x7″ – 8″x10″ – 9″x12″ – 11″x14″ – 14″x17″ – 16″x20″ – 18″x24″

Ask about custom sizes.

Children & Adults, Pets & Animals, Houses & Buildings, Fantasy Alterations

Birthdays, Weddings, Anniversaries, Memorials, Graduations, Promotions, Holidays

Any special occasion and normal occasions!

Order at: Ashe’s Site | Etsy | eBay

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June 2017 Newsletter

Howdy!

It would seem the 4″x6″ character sketch cards were a mild success, so they are now permanent.

I now offer bookmarks! The front is a full image, while the back has a bordered image and an optional title. Current sizes offered are 2″x6″ and 1.5″x6″.

Etsy has made it is mandatory to enable “Etsy Payments”, which means I will be upping my prices on Etsy to offset the double in fees that they are charging me. A total of 6.5% + 55¢, ugh. Including Paypal, that is now 9.4% + 75¢. Still better than eBay’s 10% + Paypal and Artists&Clients 15%, I guess. As always, my site is the cheapest way to order from me, and I can use Paypal Invoices to make them “more legit” if you want the added security. Plus they make such lovely invoices!

Hope to hear from you soon! Be safe!


Current Specials

Father’s Day:
Additional 10% off for gifts to fathers.
June 1st to June 30th.
Summer Sale:
20% off all orders involving water, such as a scene at the pool, on the river, by the ocean, etc. Does not include Character Sketches.
June 20th to September 20th.

All sales, discounts, and promotions are applied before shipping charges.


Question and Answer Spotlight

Q: “Can you draw a tattoo for me?”

A: Eh, maybe. I’m not a tattoo artist, but I have made a few in the past for friends. Drop me a line and I’ll consider it.

Standard Available Sizes:

4″x6″ – 5″x7″ – 8″x10″ – 9″x12″ – 11″x14″ – 14″x17″ – 16″x20″ – 18″x24″

Ask about custom sizes.

Children & Adults, Pets & Animals, Houses & Buildings, Fantasy Alterations

Birthdays, Weddings, Anniversaries, Memorials, Graduations, Promotions, Holidays

Any special occasion and normal occasions!

Order at: Ashe’s Site | Etsy | eBay

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May 2017 Newsletter

Howdy!

Tax season has ended and I’ve had a bit of time to try to put myself back together. Considering this last tax season, I will now be closing commissions during the months of January, February, March, and April.

I have two new sizes available! 16″x20x and 18″x24″. These will be shipped in a tube due to their large size.

Etsy has made it is mandatory to enable “Etsy Payments”, which means I will be upping my prices on Etsy to offset the double in fees that they are charging me. A total of 6.5% + 55¢, ugh. Including Paypal, that is now 9.4% + 75¢. Still better than eBay’s 10% + Paypal and Artists&Clients 15%, I guess. As always, my site is the cheapest way to order from me, and I can use Paypal Invoices to make them “more legit” if you want the added security. Plus they make such lovely invoices!

Hope to hear from you soon! Be safe!


Current Specials

Mother’s Day:
Additional 10% off for gifts to mothers.
May 1st to May 30th.
Father’s Day:
Additional 10% off for gifts to fathers.
June 1st to June 30th.

All sales, discounts, and promotions are applied before shipping charges.


Question and Answer Spotlight

Q: “I’m in a hurry, how fast can you finish for me?”

A: That thoroughly depends on how many people are in line before you and what all I have going on in my life at the time. A standard bust portrait of one person can take 4-6 hours minimum and I could finish that in a day (or 2-3 evenings if my seasonal/day job is in) if there aren’t too many changes to be made. So under ideal conditions, it could be out the door within three days.

Standard Available Sizes:

4″x6″ – 5″x7″ – 8″x10″ – 9″x12″ – 11″x14″ – 14″x17″ – 16″x20x – 18″x24″

Ask about custom sizes.

Children & Adults, Pets & Animals, Houses & Buildings, Fantasy Alterations

Birthdays, Weddings, Anniversaries, Memorials, Graduations, Promotions, Holidays

Any special occasion and normal occasions!

Order at: Ashe’s Site | Etsy | eBay

Visit Website | Follow RSS Feed | Follow on Facebook | Privacy Policy

Celebration Sale!

I know I’ve been quiet for a few months, and I do apologize for that. It’s been very hectic, tense, and stressful these past few months. And not just because my main income is from being an income tax preparer. Quite a bit of bad news over the past few months. But I’ve also gotten some good news! We’ll have a new member of the family at the end of summer, so I am celebrating (and fundraising) by offering a sale until August. And I recently completed invoice #100, so happy milestone there as well.

The sale will combine with my newsletter discount and any holiday discounts I’m offering. So if you time it right, you could get an artwork for 45% off.

I’d also like to announce the release of a new type of drawing offered.

I offered these once before some years ago, but it never went anywhere. I’ve had a few inquiries since then and I am going to tentatively bring them back. If it goes well then I reckon I’ll make them a permanent addition.

Like it says above. This will be a relaxed transaction. I’ll do a quick sketch with just some rough line work and basic shading on a 4″x6″ card like the examples. No advanced/detailed pencil work like with the rottweiler. Some sketch lines will likely show. Likely to be done in one sitting with little to no adjustments after it’s finished. Unlike my typical commission slots where I badger you to death making sure it’s just perfect nigh every step of the way. (Well, maybe not to death but I do make sure you are happy with it before I ship it.) And I reckon if anybody wants a quick portrait done like this, they’re welcome to it as well.

Just $5 through Paypal. If you want it shipped to you, add $1 for S&H and I’ll slip it into the mail in a standard First-Class envelope. $3 S&H if you live outside the USA.

Same ol’ principles, policies, and limitations as my other commissions. Except the digital copies of this will be just a 150dpi (600×900 px) and a 300dpi (1200×1800 px), and I won’t be mailing out a CD. Sales and discounts also don’t apply to these things ’cause they’re pretty cheap as is.

The website has also had some work done to it. A few cosmetic changes, some work on the backend to make it tiny-screen friendly, some backend work to fix what the webhost broke, and a few new things in the store. There’s now a little estimate script if you would like a quick quote. Drop on by and check it out sometime. :)

December 2015 Discounts

In one week I will send out my monthly newsletter.

The available discounts are:
+ 25% off on commissioned works and the prints on Fine Art America
+ 10% off when you refer somebody to me
+ 10% off on commissioned works that are holiday gifts until December 31, 2015

I love culture and history, so the holiday discount applies to any drawing themed with an end-year holiday! Christmas, Hanukkah, Qwanzaa, Saturnalia, New Years, etc. The discount is also good if the drawing is meant to be gifted as part of a holiday.

If you are interested, go sign up at art.raven-wing.net. Please remember that if you wish to stop receiving my newsletters at a future date, you will need to contact me directly. I keep a separate list on a jump drive to keep track of my list.

My Son

November 2015 Discounts

In one week I will send out my monthly newsletter.

The available discounts are:
+ 25% off on commissioned works and the prints on Fine Art America
+ 10% off when you refer somebody to me
+ 10% off on commissioned works that are Halloween related until November 15, 2015
+ 10% off on commissioned works that are holiday gifts until December 31, 2015

I love culture and history, so the holiday discount applies to any drawing themed with an end-year holiday! Christmas, Hanukkah, Qwanzaa, Saturnalia, New Years, etc. The discount is also good if the drawing is meant to be gifted as part of a holiday.

If you are interested, go sign up at art.raven-wing.net. Please remember that if you wish to stop receiving my newsletters at a future date, you will need to contact me directly. I keep a separate list on a jump drive to keep track of my list.

My Son

October 2015 Discounts

In one week I will send out my monthly newsletter.

The available discounts are:
+ 25% off on commissioned works and the prints on Fine Art America
+ 10% off when you refer somebody to me
+ 10% off on commissioned works that are Halloween related until November 15, 2015
+ 10% off on commissioned works that are holiday gifts until December 31, 2015

If you are interested, go sign up at art.raven-wing.net. Please remember that if you wish to stop receiving my newsletters at a future date, you will need to contact me directly. I keep a separate list on a jump drive to keep track of my list.

My Son