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Dat Bunny! By Harpokrates Colors By StacyRaven

By cerebus873
Pencils: by Jay De Foy (Harpokrates)
Colors by StacyRaven     

Zatanna and Bunny by Harpokrates by cerebus873 Jay De Foy's Zatanna and Bunny - Colors by StacyRaven

If you click on the Pencils, you get the story of me getting the original art, and I rave a bit about it.  If that sort of thing interests you (and it might if you've read this far), click on over.

Mostly here, I'm going to talk about StacyRaven, because I think she's just awesome.  Both as an artist and as a person.  Really, she's been patient and kind, and talked me through the first steps of commissioning inking and coloring.  And, through this time, I asked a lot of questions, and in learning about such things, did what I can't help doing: over analyze just about everything.  I can't help it. ;-)

Stacy not only took this in stride, she seems to really enjoy my commenting.  I do make it a point to following what I say is "Rule 2 of Commissioning: Always comment".  That means saying what I really liked about the piece after it's done, and anything that bothers me at any stage while the work is being done.

Stacy was my first inker and colorist I hired, and so far the ONLY one I've hired because I love her work and she's just so much fun to work with. And we collectively Geek Out over the next awesome thing that :torqueartstudio: sends me.  I love getting reactions on the art I've commissioned, and Stacy is as enthusiastic as I am.   I had an fun time working with her, she's good people. ;-)

True story, as I was thanking her for this in email, I told her to GO RIGHT NOW and look at my new Supergirl commission.  So she did.  And dragged her fiance over to see it.  And they talked about it, and raved over it.  And she forgot to read the rest of my letter till much later.   Because, yes, it's that good.  It makes me laugh because she did exactly what I told her to do -and- she dragged her fiance over to see it too!  Priceless.  (And that's the reactions I love people to have to things I commission.)

I do really have a hard time with compliments, but Stacy says that I'm a really great commissioner, patient with nice insights and observations.  I don't think I'm doing anything special, but apparently I am.  (I've been told this by a few other artists too. Maybe I'll actually listen.  OTH, someone out there probably finds me really annoying!  I type a lot.  And by a lot I mean, 10x more than I need to.)

But, I'm going to have to listen, as this is a freebie she did for me.  A Thank You for the commissions I sent her and for being me.

I'm going to admit, that when I saw this in my inbox, I stared at it for awhile and cried some happy tears.   Stacy has been REALLY busy, with lots of commissions and a bunch of professional work too.  For her to take the time to do this means a lot to me.  

Thanks Stacy, you're awesome!

I really need to rave about her coloring here, but it's now too late and I need to get up early!  I have a hard time writing sometimes, and it takes awhile.  Hm.  One day I shall have to tell about the Eeyore Friendship Barometer Test.

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Whetsit-Tuya's avatar
Very stylish Shulkie
S-O-G-A's avatar
Absolutely love this one.
Uperx10's avatar
kkkkk!!! Cool!!!
BalloonPrincess's avatar

cerebus873's avatar
In this case that's literally true! Since it was a gift, it had no price. And similarly, it's really valuable to be because of that so it's priceless. :-)

Glad you like it. That bunny gets everyone.
BalloonPrincess's avatar
I gotcha ... best kind in my opinion.  Such pictures are treasured.  :)
AzureVirgo's avatar
Cool pencils by Harpokrates and awesome colors by StacyRaven. That bunny is quite the character.

Totally agree with you, she is awesome. Learned so much from reading her journals, artists that I liked and didn't know they had pages on here, to things I needed to know while I'm teaching myself to draw and color.
TracyWong's avatar
Awwww That's very sweet of you to say. :D Thank you, Azure! I'm glad you've gotten something from my journal posts too - that makes it totally worth it! :dance:
cerebus873's avatar
And this was one of the reasons I chose her, even though I wasn't and artist, I love all the things she does to help others. Inspiring.
TracyWong's avatar
I had to fave this feels weird faving something that I colored but I faved it for your amazing commentary! heheh I hope no one sees that I've faved and is like "wow, she's so full of herself - faving her own art". lol
cerebus873's avatar
Ain't nothing wrong with it.

I am not sure but I don't think it's the first time this has happened. Hmm. It's too hard to check. :-)
AzureVirgo's avatar
I see nothing wrong with that. Amazing and honest commentary on how good you are
TracyWong's avatar
hahah !! WOW! That is ...I'm speechless! Thank you for such a wonderful post! I'm stunned and honored. 

I've never had anyone take the time to write about me like that. To say I'm touched is an understatement. Thank you! :blush:
cerebus873's avatar
And thanks right back!

You made me feel all special and I wanted to return the favor.

Keep being awesome!
TracyWong's avatar
heheh You too, my friend! :glomp:
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