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

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

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September 2017 Newsletter

Howdy!

While still technically summer, the air has taken a wonderful turn for marginally cooler weather. Our grapes and muscadines are getting good and ripe too. And premature pecans smack me on the head when I least expect it. Sometimes I think that old pecan tree doesn’t like me that much.

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: “Can there be two or more people/animals/subjects in one drawing?”

A: Yes, but I recommend keeping the size of the paper in mind. If you try to cram ten people onto a 4″x6″, they’re just going to be glorified stick figures.

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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August 2017 Newsletter

Howdy!

How about those dog days of summer, eh? Time to fry some young’uns rears with plastic school bus seats! I think that’s what I dreaded the most during my back-to-school bus days. Those bus seats were not very user friendly. Whose bright idea was it to send kids to school during the summer anyway?

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: “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″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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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

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

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. :)