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Luminous Dark Angel by ArtfulBeast Luminous Dark Angel :iconartfulbeast:ArtfulBeast 305 10 Where We Fly To by ArtfulBeast Where We Fly To :iconartfulbeast:ArtfulBeast 394 6 Exalted by ArtfulBeast Exalted :iconartfulbeast:ArtfulBeast 299 10 Vash The Stampede by ArtfulBeast Vash The Stampede :iconartfulbeast:ArtfulBeast 496 10 Dark Angel OC {Commission] by ArtfulBeast Dark Angel OC {Commission] :iconartfulbeast:ArtfulBeast 287 11 Mononoke by ArtfulBeast Mononoke :iconartfulbeast:ArtfulBeast 4,368 68 Hello, Vietnam by ArtfulBeast Hello, Vietnam :iconartfulbeast:ArtfulBeast 255 8 Neeko Fan Art! by ArtfulBeast Neeko Fan Art! :iconartfulbeast:ArtfulBeast 1,006 41 I Will Not Abandon You by ArtfulBeast I Will Not Abandon You :iconartfulbeast:ArtfulBeast 188 9 There by ArtfulBeast There :iconartfulbeast:ArtfulBeast 464 9 K/DA Akali Fan Art! by ArtfulBeast K/DA Akali Fan Art! :iconartfulbeast:ArtfulBeast 682 15 NO MORE LOVE by ArtfulBeast NO MORE LOVE :iconartfulbeast:ArtfulBeast 1,126 19 Break From The World by ArtfulBeast Break From The World :iconartfulbeast:ArtfulBeast 246 7 SYNCHRO APOCALYPSE by ArtfulBeast SYNCHRO APOCALYPSE :iconartfulbeast:ArtfulBeast 245 3 Vice by ArtfulBeast Vice :iconartfulbeast:ArtfulBeast 45 0 Akali Fanart by ArtfulBeast Akali Fanart :iconartfulbeast:ArtfulBeast 193 3


Loc Ppj V50 Fin by totorrl Loc Ppj V50 Fin :icontotorrl:totorrl 2,241 48 Jormundra's Carcass by aaronflorento Jormundra's Carcass :iconaaronflorento:aaronflorento 798 57 Aquarius by Windami Aquarius :iconwindami:Windami 150 7 Principal's Office by andreasrocha Principal's Office :iconandreasrocha:andreasrocha 1,240 18 School Corridor by andreasrocha School Corridor :iconandreasrocha:andreasrocha 1,458 23 Deep Market by andreasrocha Deep Market :iconandreasrocha:andreasrocha 1,322 18 WizardsTower01 by andreasrocha WizardsTower01 :iconandreasrocha:andreasrocha 1,940 18 The Howling Caves by andreasrocha The Howling Caves :iconandreasrocha:andreasrocha 815 8 Golden boy by Ariru-chi Golden boy :iconariru-chi:Ariru-chi 141 16 Monarch by algenpfleger Monarch :iconalgenpfleger:algenpfleger 1,021 55 MtG: Aura Token by algenpfleger MtG: Aura Token :iconalgenpfleger:algenpfleger 2,715 40 Obscure by t1na Obscure :icont1na:t1na 2,547 47 Farewell by t1na Farewell :icont1na:t1na 518 19 Nightcrawling by t1na Nightcrawling :icont1na:t1na 643 11 Old Work. by KilartDev Old Work. :iconkilartdev:KilartDev 1,627 20 Ocean of light by Ellysiumn Ocean of light :iconellysiumn:Ellysiumn 1,681 108



Hello all! Unfortunately I've closed off commissions due to time constraints with my schedule. I've also got some personal projects I'd like to start on before they fade off into the ether of forgetfulness :P Thank you all for supporting me nonetheless, both through commissions and seeing my work! I'll look to reopen commissions at some point later in the year, so keep an eye out for that!

  • WHAT I DO: I'm a digital-based artist and illustrator who works primarily in 2D painting with character illustration and splash-art backgrounds! My main style is comprised of both realistic and anime-type art, but I'm versatile enough to work in other similar styles if need be. Here are some works that showcase what I can do.

Where We Fly To by ArtfulBeastVash The Stampede by ArtfulBeastNeeko Fan Art! by ArtfulBeastMononoke by ArtfulBeastThere by ArtfulBeastSYNCHRO APOCALYPSE by ArtfulBeastBreak From The World by ArtfulBeastNO MORE LOVE by ArtfulBeastDark Angel OC {Commission] by ArtfulBeastLady Mal by ArtfulBeast


Exalted by ArtfulBeast  K/DA Akali Fan Art! by ArtfulBeastPixel Commission by ArtfulBeastAnn Takamaki Commission by ArtfulBeastI Will Not Abandon You by ArtfulBeast Akali Fanart by ArtfulBeastJensen by ArtfulBeastMegumin! by ArtfulBeastAthalia by ArtfulBeast

III. POSTER/GRAPHICAL ILLUSTRATION (This is a newer area that I'm willing to flex some more art muscles in!)
Hello, Vietnam by ArtfulBeastFetters, My Feelings by ArtfulBeast

  • WHAT DOES IT COST: I do have general pricing guidelines, but I'll make it clear first that you can always negotiate the price of a piece. There'll always be circumstances/details that can't be accounted for until we actually discuss a commission with each other, so please feel free to message me about it first! 
  • FLAT RATES: For character pieces, I have flat rates in regards to a head shot ($40)chest-to-head character shot ($70) and a half-body, 3/4ths, or full-body character shot ($140, $160, & $180 respectively). Additionally, there will be an extra cost added depending on how complex/detailed your character is ($15-$80). Note that the background will be of my own design (limited to ambient/colored colors that aren't in an environment) unless otherwise specified (see below).
  • HOURLY RATES: For character pieces that you'd like a fully-realized background or more visual elements for, the pricing will be the above-mentioned flat rates with an additional $15-$30/hr rate for the background/elements, depending on how complex you'd like the background. For pieces that focus mostly on the environment/scenery itself (or without characters), it'll be an hourly rate of $30.  Because I'm more well-versed in characters, I can reasonably set a flat rate for them more so than backgrounds/environments. 
Again, please feel free to PM me to get a more accurate quote on what exactly it is you're envisioning so we can work something out!

1. What kind of artwork you're requesting (e.g a character shot, an environmental scene, a poster or book cover, etc).
2. The orientation, resolution, size dimensions, and file format you'd like for it to be in 
3. What your budget is for the type of work/piece specified.
4. VISUAL REFERENCES of your characters or desired subject are invaluable to me because they save so much of time in the planning phase, regardless of their art quality. Text-based/verbal descriptions are still quite necessary, but by themselves they're quite underwhelming in comparison to visual references. 
5. If there is a deadline or preferable date you'd like the work to be finished by. NOTE: If you do have a deadline, please be considerate to the both of us and contact me well in advance. Again, I'll be working on a first-come first-serve basis, and I very likely will not swap around the list order as it's initially arranged. I'd greatly appreciate keeping that in mind if you have a strict deadline to adhere to!

I accept PayPal, Venmo, or Square Cash as forms of payment! Near the very end of the project, I'll send you an invoice through your preferred platform, along with a low resolution version of the image once finalized. After the payment's been successfully made, the full-size resolution image will be sent your way! A valid name and address will also be required to complete your invoice.

Down payments (also negotiable) at the beginning of the commission process will greatly help make things go by smoother, as I can be much more confident that you're a serious customer who will respect your end of the deal as I will. Although it's not necessary, I'll be adding perks to encourage this mode of payment such as access to a desired number of drafts and updates at your discretion. Note that choosing to either opt or not opt for a down payment will not affect the final pricing in any way.
- I'll be fully available for the next upcoming weeks from December 24, 2018 to January 14, 2019. Schooling for me begins after the cutoff date, and although I'll still be available for commissions, do expect a slower rate of commissioning due to my circumstances. I'll also have to put a pause on commission-related work when I'm drilling for the Army National Guard, which is once every month and 1 full month in the summer-fall. You can contact me on any of my profiles via email (, Discord (ArtfulBeast#7684), Instagram (artfulbeast), Twitter (@PaulNong), Artstation (artfulbeast), and last but not least, here on deviantArt! 

HOWEVER! Llama Emoji-48 (I'm Cool with Mah Sunglasses) [V2] by Jerikuto I would very much prefer having commission-related discussions via Discord or email, as they've proven to be the most effective way for me to communicate with clients (especially during the art process). The other sites just aren't quite as efficient for my liking.

I look forward to working with you all!  Dragon Ball - Goku and Krillin [Fist Pump] [V.1] by Asuma17 

1. For every artwork I produce through commission, I reserve its copyright and the right to post it online as a reference in my portfolio (unless it's part of a yet unreleased project of yours, if so please let know!).
2. I reserve the right to refuse a commission request for any reason. 
3. If you share the commission's artwork on a public platform, give credit to me as ArtfulBeast.
4. The commission's artwork cannot be sold or reproduced without my consent.



Where We Fly To
This piece was done as a commission for a client's FFXIV-based character "As'tarotte" and her companion dragon, of which I designed on my own! The theme of the image was to have the two of them soaring side-by-side in a vast skyscape, which proved to be a more complex background than I'd executed previously. The girl's initial perspective and look also had me struggling for a good while, but once she and the dragon were fleshed out, finishing the rest of the image went smoothly. In the end, I greatly enjoyed working on the project and seeing it get to where it is now!  
Vash The Stampede
Painted the character Vash from the anime "Trigun"! This is a commission artwork that I did for a friend of mine who's a big fan of the show. The composition started off a bit rough, but after a whole lot of finessing I'm pretty satisfied with the end result ^^ 18-20 hour project in Photoshop!


Paul Nong
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
A self-taught digital artist with big dreams. ;)


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RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday and wish you health and happiness everyday!
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Happy birthday and keep up your amazing workShizuko Ninomiya (Smile) [V1] 
TomTC Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday! :)
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Happy Birthday !!!Happy Birthday Godliek :D Happy Birthday Godliek :D Sini Birthday
Empoh Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday, I hope you're having a wonderful day!
kroosh Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2019
Feliz Cumpleaños!! :D
Qube-Core Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!
I really hope you had a great day!
Everything good for your future!
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Dancingfishstick Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2019
Happy birthday!!:D
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