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Markus Sienna Cosplay Prop-Mace by Jonarus-Drakus Markus Sienna Cosplay Prop-Mace :iconjonarus-drakus:Jonarus-Drakus 3 0 Markus Sienna Cosplay parts by Jonarus-Drakus Markus Sienna Cosplay parts :iconjonarus-drakus:Jonarus-Drakus 0 0 Erin-Sophia Cinereus By Anonymousblank by Jonarus-Drakus Erin-Sophia Cinereus By Anonymousblank :iconjonarus-drakus:Jonarus-Drakus 18 20 Cadicia Cinereus By Nakama Raibor by Jonarus-Drakus Cadicia Cinereus By Nakama Raibor :iconjonarus-drakus:Jonarus-Drakus 15 1
Ilfbenhar Fact-sheet
“No leader has ever become great without Audacity…”
NAME: Ilfbenhar Sølvtung
- Ilfbenhar is derived from the Norwegian words ‘Elfenbein har’, meaning ‘Ivory Hair’.
- Sølvtung is a derivation of “sølv-tungen” which is Norwegian for “Silver-tongued”
SYMBOL: A runic depiction of a set of scales where the central pillar is replaced by an up-pointing sword, all enclosed by a circle. ((This is the runic symbol of the Norse God of Justice - Forseti))
"Ilfben" - Just a 'short form' of his first name, but only used by those close to him (his family, his former team-mates and their families, etc). Sometimes shortened further in a mock-derogatory fashion to "Ilfy" - but only rarely (Unless you're close enough to know for sure, don't even THINK it around him - His reaction tends to be harsh).
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Shawani Fact-sheet
“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance with the rain…”
NAME: Shawani Dhahbi -
- Shawani (Shahwani) is Arabic, and has the meaning ‘sensual’. It conveys an image of various tones of pinks and reds.
- ‘Dhahbi’ is an Arabic word meaning ‘Golden’.
SYMBOL: A silhouette of a belly-dancer backed by a crescent moon.
“Golden Saint” -
“Wind-dancer” -
​RACE & GENDER: ​Human Female
​COLOUR(s): Lavender, Gold, Rose-red.
AGE: 38 HEIGHT: 5’5”
INSPIRATION: Hathor, Egyptian Goddess of Joy, Love, Beauty, Music
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Coyote Fact-sheet
“Every Artist was first an Amateur…
NAME: Coyote Sangue -
- Coyote is derived from the animal part of his (Faunus) heritage, which comes from the species of wild-dogs native to central and northern America. In colour terms, it refers to the colours of an actual Coyote’s fur, which can vary from greys and tans, to browns and reds.
- Sangue is Portuguese for ‘Blood Red’.
- Taken together his full name could be simplified down to ‘red dog’ - which happens to be his nick-name.
SYMBOL: A depiction of a Coyote howling in front of a full moon.
NICK-NAMES: “Red Dog” - An (over)simplification of the meaning of his full name.
​RACE & GENDER: ​Faunus
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Cadicia Fact-sheet
Nothing in nature lives solely for itself…”
NAME: ​​Cadicia Cinereus (ne Verdant)
- Cadicia is derived from the Latin ‘Caduceus’, the golden staff that was the ‘badge of office’ of the messenger God Mercury (Or Hermes for the Hellenic-Greek version). The colour reference is in the colour of the staff, Gold.
- Cinereus is a Roman-Latin word meaning ‘Ash Grey’
- (Maiden name) Verdant: Derived from the Spanish word for ‘Green’, ‘Verde’. In this case, meaning ‘something that is green in colour’.
SYMBOL: Greco-Roman ‘Caduceus’:
“Shadow of the Forest” - From an early age, Cadicia had a reputation for going for long
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The Many distractions of Bretta Concilia by Jonarus-Drakus
Mature content
The Many distractions of Bretta Concilia :iconjonarus-drakus:Jonarus-Drakus 6 17
FromTheAshes by Jonarus-Drakus FromTheAshes :iconjonarus-drakus:Jonarus-Drakus 5 3
Rakella Ignis
                 ”I survive because the fire inside burns brighter than the flames around me…”
NAME: Rakella Ignis -
- 'Ignis' is a Latin term that references fire (and the light given off by fire).
NICK-NAMES: "Firefox", "Daughter of Flames", "The Light in the Dark"
RACE & GENDER: Fox-Faunus (extra ears), Female.
COLOUR(s): Yellow, Red, Orange
SYMBOL: A stylized 'flaming fox-head'.
AGE: 18 (just) - first year HEIGHT: 5’9”
INSPIRATION: Fortuna - Roman Goddess of luck (both good and bad) - said to be capricious. -
TEAM ROLE: Short-range/AoE DPS-Caster.
WEAPON(s): "Ragnarok" & "Novissima" - Refered to as "The End Times" as a pair.
A pair of high-caliber "pepperbox" revolvers that utilize fire-dust enhanced ammo. Both pistols also
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Bretta Concilia
“There is no greater loss, than the loss of Knowledge…”
NAME: Bretta Concilia -
- Named in reference to the Latin 'Concilium' Dyes, made from shellfish.
NICK-NAMES: "The Water of Life", "Daughter of the Sea"
RACE & GENDER: Human Female.
COLOUR(s): Light-blue, Purple, Dark-blue - the colours associated with the dyes from which she derives her name.
SYMBOL: A stylized shell
AGE: 17 - first year HEIGHT: 5’4”
INSPIRATION: Minerva - Major Roman Goddess of, amongst other things: Wisdom, medicine, weaving, and strategy (Referencing Bretta’s love of books, and the fact that she’s the ‘team healer’) -
TEAM ROLE: Healer, ranged support DPS.
WEAPON(s): "Gelus Duplex" ("Cold Double") - A matching pair of Shotgun-Tonfa that can be joined together to make a short 'qu
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Markus Sienna
   “All of life is like a fight, you’re not defeated when you get knocked down, but when you refuse to get back up…”
NAME: Markus Sienna -
- ‘Markus’ is a common Latin name, and one of many derived from the Roman God of War “Mars” (Who is also Markus’ inspiration). Red is the colour most commonly associated with Mars in is role as 'War God'.
- 'Sienna' comes from the Italian city that is known for being the original source of the mineral pigment used to make 'burnt sienna' colour paint.
"The Mirror" - A nickname earned as a result of his semblance-derived ability to ‘reflect’ damage back at his attackers.
"Son of the Soil" - The Sienna family is known for being a major produce of mineral-pigment based paints, and it owns numerous quarries to provide its factories with raw materials as a result. That the fam
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Erin-Sophia Cinereus
                                   “The Darkness cannot see within itself, so in the shadows I wait…”
NAME: Erin-Sophia Cinereus -
- Erin is derived from the name of a small island nation long since lost to history, apparently it had the meaning of 'Island of Emeralds' or the like, giving the colour connection of green ((Ireland in real-world terms)).
- Sophia was the name of Erin's Great-Grandmother on her father's side, she was a 'Huntress' of sorts during the 'Great War'.
- Cinereus is a Latin word, meaning 'Grey', 'Ash Grey' in particular.
"E's" - Short form of Erin-Sophia (E-S), First used after the formation of team EMBR by Rakella, and regularly used by same ever since, much to Erin's annoyance.
"Maiden of Ash" - Derived primarily from her f
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Timberwolf 3d by Jonarus-Drakus Timberwolf 3d :iconjonarus-drakus:Jonarus-Drakus 4 0 Shawani Dhahbi by Jonarus-Drakus Shawani Dhahbi :iconjonarus-drakus:Jonarus-Drakus 11 0


That's not your Daddy, Winter. by pockynuko12000 That's not your Daddy, Winter. :iconpockynuko12000:pockynuko12000 772 143 Commission - Crescent Rose by anonamos701 Commission - Crescent Rose :iconanonamos701:anonamos701 491 12 RWBY OC Collection by Nakama-Kai RWBY OC Collection :iconnakama-kai:Nakama-Kai 44 17 RWBY: Neo by kimmy77 RWBY: Neo :iconkimmy77:kimmy77 1,381 43 Regynt Richelle - RWBY OC Fanart by Nakama-Kai Regynt Richelle - RWBY OC Fanart :iconnakama-kai:Nakama-Kai 62 6 Erin Sophia Cinereus  -RWBY OC Commission by Nakama-Kai Erin Sophia Cinereus -RWBY OC Commission :iconnakama-kai:Nakama-Kai 57 5 Markus Sienna - RWBY OC Commission by Nakama-Kai Markus Sienna - RWBY OC Commission :iconnakama-kai:Nakama-Kai 34 2 RWBY OC Commission - Rakella Ignis by Nakama-Kai RWBY OC Commission - Rakella Ignis :iconnakama-kai:Nakama-Kai 35 1 Stray Fox - Chapter 1 by Nakama-Kai Stray Fox - Chapter 1 :iconnakama-kai:Nakama-Kai 19 3 Dakimakura: Magenta Rachnera by AnonymousBlank Dakimakura: Magenta Rachnera :iconanonymousblank:AnonymousBlank 104 43 Bretta Concilia - RWBY OC Commission by Nakama-Kai Bretta Concilia - RWBY OC Commission :iconnakama-kai:Nakama-Kai 37 13 Dakimakura: Verdell Hydra by AnonymousBlank Dakimakura: Verdell Hydra :iconanonymousblank:AnonymousBlank 133 40 RWBY - Stray Fox - Pg35 by Nakama-Kai RWBY - Stray Fox - Pg35 :iconnakama-kai:Nakama-Kai 14 23 RWBY - Beer Time by Nakama-Kai RWBY - Beer Time :iconnakama-kai:Nakama-Kai 36 17 RWBY OC Commission: Erin Sophia Cinereus by AnonymousBlank RWBY OC Commission: Erin Sophia Cinereus :iconanonymousblank:AnonymousBlank 100 5 RWBY OC Commission - Cadicia Cinereus by Nakama-Kai RWBY OC Commission - Cadicia Cinereus :iconnakama-kai:Nakama-Kai 39 4
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Okay! Time to make it official I guess!
Yup, I am here-by making myself available for commissions on an occasional basis - I am still a 'full time' student, and real-life obviously takes precedence in ALL cases. To compensate for the fact that I can never really make any guarantees in regards to turn-around times, I will be start off my rates relatively low, at least until (and unless) demand indicates that raising the prices would be reasonable.

To start off with, I'm going to (mostly) focus on something that is somewhat of a 'speciality' for me - RWBY weapon designs! That isn't to say that is the sum total of the scope of commission I will take, just that anything beyond that will be assessed and priced on a case-by-case basis, and thus not be covered by the listings (and examples) I'm displaying here.
(As an example - I'm willing to take 'character reference sheet' commissions as well, but they would be rated to a different standard, and might include extra costs for extra details)

Anyway, on with the chart! All prices are in $US:

For those who are after 1 or more 'concepts', but are on a budget (or perhaps just need help getting started, but want to 'finish' the piece themselves). These pieces will all be hand-drawn, and provided as a .png (or .jpg or the like as desired).
EXTRAS: +$5 for a quick-colour, +$5 for each additional concept included in the piece (Eg: 2 different designs on the same sheet)

SketchWiP 01 by Jonarus-Drakus
(Fully hand coloured, this is very nearly up to the next stage, but fully hand done - would probably have to charge a full $20 for this)
Amavardian Saber by Jonarus-Drakus

DIGITAL SKETCH (inc. flat colour): $20
For those who want something a bit more 'neat and tidy, and generally to a "finished" 2D standard, with full (but flat) colouring to as closely represent the final appearance as possible. Finished pieces will be provided as an image fill, with original adobe CC files if requested.

Lancia Indigator v2 by Jonarus-Drakus
(Combination of 'full textured' and un-coloured - same price)
Gunblade FinalCombo by Jonarus-Drakus

Rather than any 'extras' on this option, there is a simple 'step up' to the next level - If you have already paid the $20 for this level, you will only have to pay an extra $10 to 'upgrade', rather than the full third-tier price.

HIGH DETAIL DIGITAL ('textured and shaded'): $30
Now we're talkin! This is about as "finished" as I can make (technically) 2D piece! I'll scour the halls of google image search, and find (free) texture samples, and using them, I'll give you something that looks like its made of actual materials rather than 'just' coloured, I'll even be blurring the line between 2D and 3D a bit by going through and shading all the seems and crevices and the like to help give everything a sense of depth. Like the previous 'tier', I will provide the final piece as a fully rendered out, high resolution image file (with the 'working' adobe files included if desired). Any annotations or the like (as in the second example below) are of course included.

Windscar Scimitar by Jonarus-Drakus
(Even this bad-boy is filed as a 'WiP', because it was actually used as a reference itself! The finished product was actually made fully 3D and animated by a different artist!)
WiP by Jonarus-Drakus

3D ANIMATED: $30-50
Where to after that? Well, this is the final 'tier' I'm prepared to offer, and it is something that I'm still practicing myself (So no examples to show - YET!). I'm only really including it here as a formality, with a much more variable price that is highly dependant on the complexity of the design and any 'transformations' it has.
The finished piece would be provided via a YouTube link and a fully rendered still image. 3DsMax, Photoshop, and any other working files can be included if requested.

(here is a link to something a bit more complicated again, this took about a month of class-work as part of my official studies, and is include it here only as 'proof' that I know how to work with 3DsMax:Black Knight Photoshoot).

If you are interested in commissioning me for a piece, please send me a 'Note' here on DevArt, and we will discuss the project and the pricing privately that way. Once a plan is finalised, and a price set, I will provide you with my PayPal address and request and initial payment (generally 50% of the full finished price). I will provide in-progress updates (and WiP images) as appropriate, so you can request any changes. Once I am ready to complete the 'final' version of the piece, I will request the remainder of the payment. Once that final payment is received, I will finish the project and make any and all requested files ready for transfer (Generally via a 'google docs' or 'dropbox' link - Though I can send it direct E-mail too if you provide an address).

I *will* post the finished project on my own page, where I will state that it is a commission and provide a link to DevArt account you sent your initial 'note' through. But You will of course have FULL permission to post it on your own account (or anywhere else for that matter - groups, other sites, whatever), with the only requirement being that you not remove my watermark, and that you do provide a link back to me.

~Jonarus "JD" Drakus


Ben Johnsen
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
Oh man... where to start!

If i had to describe myself i would say that I am 1/3 'goth', 1/3 'Rev head', and 1/3 'Computer Nerd' (gamer).

You know, that actually sums it up pretty well i think! :3

Current Residence: Victoria/Australia
Favourite genre of music: Metal/alternative Rock
Favourite style of art: Manga
Operating System: Win 8.1 (64)
Favourite cartoon character: Revy "two hands"


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Nakama-Kai Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Huh, thank you so much for the points!  I appreciate them!  ^^
Jonarus-Drakus Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
As I said, they're just laying around on my end. So I figured I'd give you a bit of a 'thank you' for camoe-ing Erin, and that one-off you did of Cadicia.
LEGOboy130 Featured By Owner May 28, 2017
Hey, Jonarus can I use team EMBR in a possible RWBY fanfic I might write
Jonarus-Drakus Featured By Owner May 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I have no problem with them being mentioned as secondary characters or anything like that (so long as I am properly credited obviously). But I'm going to have to make that 'secondary/background only' thing a requirement - Mainly due to my own plans for them (which are still secret for now - But I'll share that they include animation).

And of course, if you go ahead with this, be sure to let me know about the results!

LEGOboy130 Featured By Owner May 29, 2017
Okay I will use them when I see fit and aliso I will be doing that scene you were talking about with Jarl about Enki and Rakela.
Jonarus-Drakus Featured By Owner May 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
-insert evil laugh here-
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Kearnaun Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015
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MysticJanus Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
The PtP lurker...erm, friend list keeps on growing!
Jaibyrd Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday! :D :cake:
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