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Stephen Nickel -
Artist | Student | Digital Art
United States

My name is Steve, and I love to draw! I've been drawing for as long as I can remember, and I'm really excited to share my work with you. Art is something I truly love, more than almost anything else. My biggest dream is to make art a central part of my career, a dream I'm sure many of my fellow artists share!

To help achieve this goal I’ve decided to start creating and selling art here on DeviantArt. My plan is to start small, and build a base from which to start. From there, the sky is the limit. With enough finances I can help put myself through university to get my masters degree in art. I could start illustrating my webcomic, a project I've been preparing for years. Finally, with enough time and energy, I could be noticed and picked up by the entertainment industry to begin a career in professional art!

None of this will be possible without a lot of hard work, dedication, and support. That's why I want to get involved with the DeviantArt Community. Everyone here has big dreams, and I want to be a part of that. Simply by Watching, Favoriting, Commenting, or even purchasing a Commission, you can help me achieve my goals. I’ll be sure to return the favor!

Thank you for your support!

OMG!  You're interested in a commission!?  :O  Wow, that's exciting, thank you so much!

BUT FURST!  Some ground rules please:

==== RULES ====

- Do not claim, edit, nor reproduce any of my work!
- Half of all payments must be made up front before I can begin work on finished piece.
- NO refunds unless I decide there is a valid reason for it.
- Things NOT to request:
1.  No nudity/sex.
2.  No excessive and unnecessary blood/gore.
3.  Nothing racist/satanic or otherwise totally evil in nature.

Got it?  Good!  Now we can talk business!

All transactions must be made through PayPal.  

If you're interested in a Commission, Please email me:

==== PRICES ====

$10 - Black and White Character Sketch  (Affordable and Fun!)
                +  Single Character
                +  NO background
                +  Can be line-art OR a tonal sketch
                +  Additional characters and/or props: + $5-$10

$20 - Portrait  (Do one of your character or yourself!)
                +  Single Character Full Color
                +  Simple Color background
                +  Head and Shoulders Only
                +  Additional characters/backgrounds: + $10-$20

$30 - Full Body Character  (Great for Original Characters!)
                +  Single Character Full Color
                +  NO background
                +  Large Prop or Small Pet Included!
                +  Additional characters/props/backgrounds: + $20

$60 - Full Color Painting
                +  Single Character Full Color
                +  Color Background and Foreground Included
                +  Full Body shot unless otherwise specified
                +  Large Prop or Pet Included! (if requested)
                +  Additional props/characters/requests: + $20-$40

==== PURCHASE ====

Step 1:  Fill out the following Commission Form

DeviantArt ID:  
Email: (Your Paypal Email)            
Item: (Sketch, Portrait, Painting)
Commission Title:
Character Name(s):
Description/Details: (Please be brief, visual details only)
Reference Images:  (Links Only, No attachments)
Additional Items:  (Pet, Prop, Background, Character)
Total Amount:  (Estimate price here)

Step 2:  Email the completed form to:

Step 3:  I will reply through email.  If I accept your commission, I will ask that you pay half via PayPal.
I will decline any requests that break any of the rules outlined above, or if my commission schedule is full.  
If full, please be patient, it's likely I will be able to complete your commission at a later time.

Step 4:  After I receive the initial payment, I will send you either a sketch or WIP of your requested image.
Please communicate clearly and quickly via email if there are any changes you'd like before the image is complete.

Step 5:  Once the image is complete, I will send you a downsized watermarked copy of the final image.
I will request that you send me the other half of the payment through PayPal.
Once the transaction is complete you will receive a full size copy of the image through email.

Commissions will be completed as soon as possible.  Be prepared to wait 1-2 weeks for the finished product.
Completing the above steps in a timely manner will help me finish the image quickly.

Thanks for reading!  I hope to hear from you soon. :)


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DAttila Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!
Live long and prosper! :D
Happy Birthday!!
Ultima228 Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I know you don't check your dA that often, but happy birthday Stephen
Happy Birthday :cake: :party: :)
BleuBear Jan 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Steve! Happy Birthday from the East Coast! :D

I h ope you enjoy your day today!
Bliood-Kira Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

I invite you to the magical world of Mystery and Fantasy, where all Mystics are welcomed.

The Group which you see in front of you :iconshinesofmystery: is a Fantasy Group that is dedicated to 2Dimensional Arts. 

Here you can let your imagination go wild and have fun in this mysterious world of creativity.
We only accept 2Dimensional Art so NO Photgraphy, Photomanipulations, 3D art, Artisan Crafts or Literature.


:bulletpurple: Members auto accepted.

:bulletpurple: View stunning art and post your own.

:bulletpurple: Join the competition, have your art feature for a hole month in our journals.

:bulletpurple: Original Themed Contests coming soon.


If you are interested in becoming part of the staff for this group, Contact :iconbliood-kira: via NOTE.

adventuregirltwi1 Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Love your Smite my sister would like your page.....For reasons!
Levitating-Narwhal Jun 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Your page.
It is watched.
That is all.
SteveSketches Jun 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
My mind.
It is blown.
That is all.
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