Author: Ashe Skyler

I am a freelance artist from Alabama. I’ve been drawing seriously since 2004, professionally since 2010, and doodling since I was a little kid. I primarily work with portraits of people and pets, but I have done some of houses and shops. If you would like to see some more of my work or possibly order something yourself, please visit my site at art.raven-wing.net

April 2018 Newsletter

Howdy!

It is time for the American tax season! Which means I will be at the office, filing taxes, and questioning government decisions more than I usually do. This is my sixth year as a tax preparer, and twelfth year working in a tax office. Show some love to your tax preparer by gathering your documents together all organized and neat like before making your annual trip. If you wish to do it yourself, or are just curious, you can find all the forms, instructions, and publications for free at IRS.gov. They do have that “Free File” thing, but I don’t recommend it since there are a lot of restrictions and there is no guarantee you can do your State return for free. More like “Free* (* Terms and conditions apply.) File”. Nothing is ever truly free.

Commissions will be closed until May 1st.

Hope to hear from you soon! Be safe!


Current Specials

None
Commissions will be closed from January 1st to May 1st.

Question and Answer Spotlight

Q: “Do you offer only sketches, line work, no shading, or cell shading instead of just fully finished works?”

A: I have started offering $5 Sketches. See the pricing page for details.

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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March 2018 Newsletter

Howdy!

It is time for the American tax season! Which means I will be at the office, filing taxes, and questioning government decisions more than I usually do. This is my sixth year as a tax preparer, and twelfth year working in a tax office. Show some love to your tax preparer by gathering your documents together all organized and neat like before making your annual trip. If you wish to do it yourself, or are just curious, you can find all the forms, instructions, and publications for free at IRS.gov. They do have that “Free File” thing, but I don’t recommend it since there are a lot of restrictions and there is no guarantee you can do your State return for free. More like “Free* (* Terms and conditions apply.) File”. Nothing is ever truly free.

Commissions will be closed until May 1st.

Hope to hear from you soon! Be safe!


Current Specials

None
Commissions will be closed from January 1st to May 1st.

Question and Answer Spotlight

Q: “Did you go to art school?”

A: Nope. Studied what I know all by myself through observation, encyclopedias on bones and geology, and books like Figure Drawing for All It’s Worth.

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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February 2018 Newsletter

Howdy!

It is time for the American tax season! Which means I will be at the office, filing taxes, and questioning government decisions more than I usually do. This is my sixth year as a tax preparer, and twelfth year working in a tax office. Show some love to your tax preparer by gathering your documents together all organized and neat like before making your annual trip. If you wish to do it yourself, or are just curious, you can find all the forms, instructions, and publications for free at IRS.gov. They do have that “Free File” thing, but I don’t recommend it since there are a lot of restrictions and there is no guarantee you can do your State return for free. More like “Free* (* Terms and conditions apply.) File”. Nothing is ever truly free.

Commissions will be closed until May 1st.

Hope to hear from you soon! Be safe!


Current Specials

None
Commissions will be closed from January 1st to May 1st.

Question and Answer Spotlight

Q: “Why do you draw?”

A: I enjoy it! Some people write, some act, some play games, some collect cats. I like to draw.

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

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

January 2018 Newsletter

Howdy!

It is time for the American tax season! Which means I will be at the office, filing taxes, and questioning government decisions more than I usually do. This is my sixth year as a tax preparer, and twelfth year working in a tax office. Show some love to your tax preparer by gathering your documents together all organized and neat like before making your annual trip. If you wish to do it yourself, or are just curious, you can find all the forms, instructions, and publications for free at IRS.gov. They do have that “Free File” thing, but I don’t recommend it since there are a lot of restrictions and there is no guarantee you can do your State return for free. More like “Free* (* Terms and conditions apply.) File”. Nothing is ever truly free.

Commissions will be closed until May 1st.

Hope to hear from you soon! Be safe!


Current Specials

None
Commissions will be closed from January 1st to May 1st.

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


Question and Answer Spotlight

Q: “How long have you been drawing?”

A: I’ve been doodling since I was a wee thing big enough to hold a crayon, but I started taking a serious interest in improving in 2002. I started taking custom orders in 2010.

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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December 2017 Newsletter

Howdy!

Wishing you and yours a good holiday season, whether or not you will be celebrating this year. Everybody deserves to be comfortable and well fed, no?

I will be closing commissions until May 1st. It is that time of year when the continuing education classes for my job are open and I have to study for the six tests I have to pass to stay employed. Between kids, holidays, and school, I’m not even going to have enough time to sleep regularly.

Hope to hear from you soon! Be safe!


Current Specials

None
Commissions will be closed from December 1st to May 1st.

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


Question and Answer Spotlight

Q: “What is a fixative?”

A: In short, varnish. Similar to the stuff woodworkers put on their products to protect the wood or to the clearcoat women put on their nails. Artistic fixative comes in a spraycan to keep from drenching the paper and is available in varying levels of matte and glossiness.

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

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

November 2017 Newsletter

Howdy!

Be warm, be safe, and whether or not you celebrate Thanksgiving, I hope you have a good holiday.

Hope to hear from you soon! Be safe!


Current Specials

Halloween
10% off all orders that are Halloween themed, excluding Character Sketches.
October 15th to November 15th.
Christmas Sale
10% off all orders that are Christmas, Hanukkah, or Saturnalia themed or to be gifted, excluding Character Sketches.
November 1st toNovember 30th.

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


Question and Answer Spotlight

Q: “What kind of tablet do you use?”

A: From 2004 to 2011 I used a Wacom Graphire 4. After it died I started using a Wacom Intuos 2. I miss my Graphire 4. It had buttons I could program to Save and Undo. The Intuos 2 has eight on there somewhere you have to tap with the stylus and it’s terribly annoying. I’m looking forward to buying a different model some day. I do not like pad computers due to their lack of a real keyboard and I will not own one.

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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October 2017 Newsletter

Howdy!

Autumn is here! The weather is cooling, the leaves are changing, the harvest arts and crafts shows are going on, and yummy food is just around the corner. This is my favorite season.

Hope to hear from you soon! Be safe!


Current Specials

Halloween
10% off all orders that are Halloween themed, excluding Character Sketches.
October 15th to November 15th.

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


Question and Answer Spotlight

Q: “Are there any extra charges?”

A: If you mean hidden fees or charges for multiple subjects or complexity of background items, then no. I do have separate charges per type of artwork, such as a simple human or animal portrait, a house portrait, and conceptual or design work. On third-party websites such as Etsy I do charge a bit extra to cover the fees I am charged.

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

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