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Portrait Work

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250 simbi per package - Virtual OK

You send me the image you want your portrait based on - clean backgrounds and well lit works best - and I'll paint a watercolor inversion portrait from it. Tends towards the impressionistic, with fairly high saturation and dark or textured backgrounds. I provide you with a digital final that you can print by whatever means you prefer. This is typically 11"x17" - the size of my scanner deck. Digital finals are typically uploaded to dropbox, but I can work with other providers as well. Please note that your print read digital final will be very large. At 600dpi, 200 megabytes or more is not unusual.

I'm negotiable down from 250 simbi if you're offering a service or trading physical goods. Yep, mail me art supplies I'm particularly looking for (really nice watercolor paints and paper, for example) and you stand a pretty decent chance of having your painting traded for that alone.

Personal use only: Unless we've negotiated otherwise, you're welcome to print and hang this art, but not to resell it. Thank-you.

Please be aware that I'll occasionally decline a trade if I think I can't do it justice - if interested, please include the photo you're looking to have painted as part of your request.

I'm also a portrait photographer, so if you need a well shot portrait to base the painting on, yell - but since that requires in-person, it's a lot harder for me to set up unless you're in my area.

Training & Qualifications


A professional artist since 1990, working in inversions since 200(something mumble something probably 4). A civilized human being. Published and whatnot. Really, however, I figure the work represents itself best. If you like it: Excellent. If not, that's cool too and there are plenty of other awesome artists here you can nab work from.

Availability & Preferences


Varies. ask.

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

Reviews of Wetdryvac


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Dec 03, 2016
Friendly and easy to work with.
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Nov 16, 2016
I respect Wetdryvac as an artist very much. It was awesome to get some feedback on some art that I created.
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Nov 12, 2016
Smooth transaction. Straightforward and positive communication. It was a pleasure.
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Nov 07, 2016
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Nov 02, 2016
Wetdryvac was great to work with. I was the slow one!
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Nov 01, 2016
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Oct 24, 2016
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Oct 13, 2016
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Oct 09, 2016
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About Wetdryvac WDV

I'm willing to negotiate on ALL trades - bringing down the simbi cost in trade for physical goods or your services if they interest me. I'll even work food if you feel like grabbing me 100lbs of rice ...or some other such silliness. I prefer to work for physical goods - if you trade me anything from art supplies to dry goods, it will seriously make my day. The Vac of Wetdryvac.net, artist, author, contract/consent ethicist, and creator of oddments. I'm using Simbi primarily in digital context right now, and have worked more large projects here than I expected to. Seriously enjoying both the work and the people. Feel free to contact me for illustration, web development - Drupal and Wordpress, mostly - and for art projects with unusual requirements. For that matter, if you think what I have on offer here implies the possibility of another skill you'd like to take advantage of, please feel free to ask, "Hey, can you do this thing?" If you'd like a physical print of something you've had me create for you, while I can't print it for you myself and send it, I'm happy to upload your piece to RedBubble, Artflakes, or Zazzle, where you can get it as a print or on other things as well. This is sometimes a bit more expensive than taking the digital file to your local print company, but has the advantage of convenience. Regarding UV resistance of prints, when I asked RedBubble, their customer service says this about their metal prints and framed prints: "Metal Prints have high UV resistance similar to many other professional display products. Even though any prints in direct sunlight will fade over time, the production partners say they have metal prints as outside signage in direct sunlight that have only faded slightly in 3 years. The Perspex has the same resistance as framing glass and is actually optically clearer." I do not have similar information for Zazzle or Artflakes, so for the moment RedBubble will be my default print provider. Please remember that unless explicitly stated otherwise, all my art arrives as a 600DPI digital final, with your choice of JPEG, PSD, or TIFF. Feel free to ask about other other options, and if you think you might want the original physical art, I need to know before I start - and the answer for, "Will you provide the physical original?" Is usually no. You can find my basic portfolio on Behance below, and I can provide additional links to existing work on request, but - as this has come up - I do not create new work without an accepted proposal in place, or a contract by other means. This ensures I avoid working without trade. The exception to this is if I'm approaching you - usually as the result of a request - and that usually entails, "Here's the information I have on the thing you requested. If it solves your problem or is what you were looking for, let me know what you think it was worth and I'll write a proposal for that amount." That way I can permit people to opt in on what I think is useful, but only if they feel like it.show more

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