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About Varied / Professional Senior Member Hillary LuetkemeyerUnited States Group :iconthe-artkin: The-Artkin
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sketch commissions are currently open!

Terms of Service


I also have notes open here and on FA

Terms of Service


I take full payment up front unless the total amount is particularly large. In this case, I am willing to accept payment per stage. We just need to discuss it before the commission begins.

I take paypal (preferred), money orders, and well-concealed cash. I am not responsible for any incoming payments lost in the mail.


IF the work is full color, I will do one revision on the sketch for free. After that, further revisions will cost an amount based on the work requested. If the sketch is the finished product it comes as is. (I am willing to talk to customers about this if anything comes up so please talk to me if there are any problems and we can discuss changes.)

You must request revisions during the sketch stage. I will not make changes that should have been made to the sketch after inking or coloring.

I will do minor revisions for sketch commissions and icons once they have been finished.

For sketches and small work such as icons, I will finish the work without any preview. For color badges, inks, and larger work, I will submit a sketch to be approved before moving on to the next stage.


I am willing to accept due dates, provided the commissioner gives me adequate time to work. I otherwise work without deadlines.

What I am willing to draw:

Anything PG-PG13 is game. Anything upward of that will be accepted on a case by case basis. If you're not sure, just note me.

Copyright and ownership:

I retain the copyright to the image. This means that I, and only I, can make reproductions, sell prints, make revisions, and upload the image to any galleries that I may choose. An individual can buy the copyright for an additional price.

The commissioner retains rights to the characters depicted in the image. This means that while I am able to reproduce or alter the specific work, I am not allowed to use the characters in any future work without the commissioner's permission.

The commissioner owns the physical object (if the commission is real media) and can do whatever they want to that physical object (alter it, draw on it, step on it, etc.) however the image itself is protected under the artist's copyright and therefore cannot be uploaded, reproduced, or redistributed without the artist's permission. If you want to change the image in some way and display it on the internet, send me a note and ask. Probably I will say yes.

In most cases, I will give the commissioner permission to upload the image to their online galleries, use it for icons, etc. Exceptions will be discussed before the commissioning process begins.

Should the commissioning process turn south:

I retain the right to refuse a commission for any reason.

If, for whatever reason, I cannot finish the commission, the commissioner will receive a full refund.

If the commissioner should call off the commission I will refund them the unfinished portion and they will receive their work in whatever state it may be in. I retain the right to refuse giving a full refund after I have done work.

If you have any questions, send me a note!


Alpacas! painted by hibbary
Alpacas! painted
palette: vandyke brown, prussian blue, burnt sienna, titanium white, the tiniest amount of azo yellow because I couldn't get a green without it. 

 I worked mostly in color lines for a more painterly look overall. Using open acrylics I'm finding I'm really one of those blendy painters in spirit, though I wish they had as much pigment as the fluids. 
Alpacas! by hibbary
Someone's had his summer shave but his friend is still hanging on to her winter coat a little longer yet.
Silver Eyed Coyote by hibbary
Silver Eyed Coyote
This was suppooooosed to just be a quick painting in order to get rid of the leftover paint on my palette. I started without any kind of pencil sketch and did a very rough drawing in paint, filling in the shapes directly afterward. Same color palette as the last. It's amazing to me how something can look washed out and grey and then a single thin glaze will make it glow with color. 

I used reference roughly from a morguefile photo but it's not terribly true to the original. I also used a fan brush to soften up the fur, which I usually steer away from because it's so easy to just make a puffball and fur is such rich ground for visually interesting, albiet not totally realistic, shapes. 
Red Dragon by hibbary
Red Dragon
If I had the time I'd make rough maquettes (I can't believe Google doesn't think this is a word) of my figures before I paint so I have accurate lighting. As it is I have to make it up. Derp. This is done in acrylic and will be at the AC art show so save up ya dollas :P

WOW this place is dead!!!!

Thu May 28, 2015, 1:30 PM
I guess Tumblr is the new DeviantART. I still can't get into that place. On the upside there are far fewer trolls here than ever. It just isn't worth it anymore, I suppose. 

I'm going to have some freetime for once in the summer and I wonder what all y'all (whoever is left) would like to see? Tutorials? More textures? Lemme know. 


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Dragonprincess123 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Student General Artist
How, on Earth, do you even do this art? How long have you been drawing? You are an absolute idol in my eyes. You are way too amazing for words! :worship: revamp 
wolfheartsprite Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If you could donate/share… OR for my family, I would be eternally grateful.  Each site caters to different countries.
saperka99 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2015  Student General Artist
Great gallery, your works are amazing! :D
Zidex Featured By Owner May 6, 2015
Wow! Amazing!
DerChaoticHorizon Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woah I love your traditional artwork so much ! It looks so realistic ! 
Oroddraug Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sometimes I disappear from DA for months or years at a time, but no matter how long I'm gone, I know that I will always come back to mind-blowing updates from you.  Your talent is astounding and your work is beautiful.  Thank you so much for continuing to share!
Timpin2001 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You have made so much, and it's incredible just where you can go with your work. Congratulations on time well used!
FuzzyAcornIndustries Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Is it bad that I was obsessed with you work for so long that I can still spell your last name without having to look it up (such as in this school assignment I am doing)?
NezuNey Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Black unicorn by WolfLover1123   ... The "artist" has stolen your and very much other art....
Cannidae Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, sorry for bothering you, but I think this is one of your drawings uploaded on a FB:…
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