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Note me if you're interested :)
I'm going to try giving an estimate of how long I think it'll take so you get the idea. Then, if we are in agreement, I will make a sketch and send it to you. If all is well, I will ask for an upfront payment of about 1/2 of the final price. Of course, as I do not know how long I will actually spend on it, this will be an estimate. 
Provide a reference photo of one is in order. Please make sure you have rights to it, I will not be accountable for copyright infringes.
Feel free to tell me if you want me to spend less time (and therefore you less money) on it, so I'll make it more like a sketch/speedpaint.
Before I post it anywhere, I will ask that the remainder of the payment has been payed. If it happens to go slightly above your budget, accommodations can be made.
I will put the final product on dA if you allow it, and send it to you in full resolution.
Please ask if you want to use this for commercial purposes.
I'm going to price commissions at 10$/hour.
Sketches will have a fixed price of 1$ or 80 :points:


Please note that if the price is higher than 8 dollars (640 points), I will not accept points.

Here are some examples of my work along with (vaguely)the time it took to create it :aww:
(I don't time myself for most of them, as I have little need to for anything that isn't a commission)
European Roller painting by MagicBirdie Several hours(maybe around 9?).. Didn't really time myself for this one
Little Hummer by MagicBirdie 2-3 hours
Scissor Tailed Flycatcher by MagicBirdie 1-2 hours
Muffled Silence by MagicBirdie 5-6 hours
Green Cheek Conure by MagicBirdie 7-8 hours
Red Knots by MagicBirdie 9 hours
Barn Owl by MagicBirdie 5 hours

Betta speedpaint by MagicBirdie Speedpaint in one layer, around 1 hour
Let flygons be flygons by MagicBirdie1.5 hours
Chandelure by MagicBirdie 1.5 hours






Sketch: $1 or :points: 80


Gyrfalcon sketch by MagicBirdie
Easter Egger poof (sketch) by MagicBirdie





Assuming you've seen my gallery, you know what I am most comfortable drawing. 

Thank you :)


:glomp:

Note to watchers: If you find this in your inbox, it's because I made major changes to it.
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:iconrubyandluna:
RubyandLuna Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Student General Artist
could I pay with an art trade?
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:iconmagicbirdie:
MagicBirdie Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't generally do art trades, sorry
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:iconrubyandluna:
RubyandLuna Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Student General Artist
waa,
Kk
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:iconnexy-naya:
Nexy-Naya Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
omfg i wish i had more points :/ 
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:iconmagicbirdie:
MagicBirdie Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I see :/
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:iconnexy-naya:
Nexy-Naya Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
i just need 40 more xD might have to put some points on just so i can get one of your awesome sketches :D
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:iconmagicbirdie:
MagicBirdie Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, thank you very much :glomp:
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:iconfeathery-blue-otaku:
feathery-blue-otaku Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I DID IT
I actually have points now
and I can't believe I forgot to commission a sketchyyyy~

so can I commission a sketch of a gyrfalcon? They're like my favorite birds, EVER~
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:iconmagicbirdie:
MagicBirdie Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yey! :iconyaaayplz:

Sure, any particular color or markings? Also, do you have a preferred pose or area you want me to focus on?
Thanks :)
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:iconfeathery-blue-otaku:
feathery-blue-otaku Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Head and wings? I don't care~
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:iconmagicbirdie:
MagicBirdie Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright then, I'll take some liberties on that :P
I'll get started soon then. For formality's sake, if you could give me the 40 points ahead of time (the 1/2 down payment), it'd be appreciated :)
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:iconfeathery-blue-otaku:
feathery-blue-otaku Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
K, will do~
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:iconmagicbirdie:
MagicBirdie Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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:iconfeathery-blue-otaku:
feathery-blue-otaku Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*flies off into the sunset* time to somehow get 50 points so i can commission a sketch of an o rly owl XDDDDD
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:iconmagicbirdie:
MagicBirdie Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, thanks! :glomp:
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:iconcuthillius:
Cuthillius Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am honored that you found me worth spending one dollar or 80 points on despite my meager return.
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:iconmagicbirdie:
MagicBirdie Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, don't be honored. That was nothing :)
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:iconcuthillius:
Cuthillius Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wahl, you are a better artist. I got the better side of the deal.
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:iconmagicbirdie:
MagicBirdie Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think I'm better :shrug:
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:iconcuthillius:
Cuthillius Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
then you wildly underestimate yourself.
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:iconmagicbirdie:
MagicBirdie Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:ohnoes: 
(I always doooo *goes to corner*)
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:iconcuthillius:
Cuthillius Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know. I do too. But honestly...

You're still better
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:iconmagicbirdie:
MagicBirdie Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
don't say thattttttttttttttttttt
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:iconrykerthewolf:
RykertheWolf Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wow…so beautiful!
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:iconmagicbirdie:
MagicBirdie Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :glomp:
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:iconrykerthewolf:
RykertheWolf Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconmagicbirdie:
MagicBirdie Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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:iconrykerthewolf:
RykertheWolf Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
:3
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:iconibunnybuns:
IBunnyBuns Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Time to start saving too! 
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:iconmagicbirdie:
MagicBirdie Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm honored :)
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:iconxecrozero:
XecroZero Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Goddamn it, I need to start saving!
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:iconmagicbirdie:
MagicBirdie Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, either way I appreciate your interest :glomp:
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:icontoastedghosts:
ToastedGhosts Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, I'd get one if I had enough. Time to start saving~
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:iconmagicbirdie:
MagicBirdie Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, thanks! :hug:

It means a lot that you'd be willing to get one. I just added some sketch options. My sketches look a lot better than my finished art in proportion to how much time I spend on them. 
I changed it so the the sketch is 20 points, if you'd like one :)
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:icontoastedghosts:
ToastedGhosts Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug: Well, I do really love birds, and you're amazing at drawing birds! So I'm off to dAHub to get a few more points so I can get one! Thanks for changing the sketch prices. ;-;
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:iconmagicbirdie:
MagicBirdie Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww :hug:

Since I'm unprofessional like that, if you can't get enough points, I can still do it for you. Besides, sketches are just for fun :)
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:icontoastedghosts:
ToastedGhosts Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, you don't have to do that! :'D
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:iconmagicbirdie:
MagicBirdie Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright :)
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:icontoastedghosts:
ToastedGhosts Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I promise I'll get 9 more points then come back!
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:iconmagicbirdie:
MagicBirdie Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
(hullo?)
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:iconmagicbirdie:
MagicBirdie Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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:icongamma-wings:
Gamma-Wings Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Did anyone commission you from these prices? :I 
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:iconmagicbirdie:
MagicBirdie Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No, why?
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:icongamma-wings:
Gamma-Wings Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I just think they're a tad expensive for an average deviant~ :I (I sure know that I can't afford them, not even the cheapest one! X3)
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:iconmagicbirdie:
MagicBirdie Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, they used to be much less expensive, but some people convinced me to change it. They make a very good point, there are many articles people wrote about the problem with underpriced art, and I believe they are very true. There are people selling their art for one point, and it's absolutely ridiculous that they think it's worth so little.
Here's one such article: magicbirdie.deviantart.com/jou…

And I'm not entirely sure what you mean by the "average deviant" thing, do you mean that I'm not professional? That I'm not popular enough?
I've seen some really amazing people who weren't popular at all, and it explodes my brain. Some of them ask for only 40$ for their art, when I feel like it should be at least 80. After all, some more popular deviants ask for over 200, and no one blinks an eye. They're not even that much better.
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Gamma-Wings Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Well, they used to be much less expensive, but some people convinced me to change it"

If those people will commission you than I'll agree on your point. 

"There are people selling their art for one point, and it's absolutely ridiculous that they think it's worth so little."

That really depends on the artist and their quality of art. If their art is really great than yea, it's ridiculous. But if their art is merely something they drew for 5 minutes on MS Paint than it seems more reasonable. 

Now that article has a point but I don't think what it said is working for your favor. I'll only fully believe your point when you do sell something. 

"And I'm not entirely sure what you mean by the "average deviant" thing, do you mean that I'm not professional? That I'm not popular enough?"

First off I wasn't referring to you. But rather that the vast majority of deviants don't have that amount of points to commission you. And even if they do they're likely to commission one of those highly popular deviants. 

Now you're very good at drawing, but compared to some deviants you aren't really as popular as you think. 160 watchers in a year is average more or less. Now if you had 500 watchers, that would have been something. 

 "Some of them ask for only 40$ for their art, when I feel like it should be at least 80"

Only 40$? o.o" You kidding? That's expensive in my book!

"After all, some more popular deviants ask for over 200, and no one blinks an eye"

Well it makes sense for popular deviants to charge that much. If the price was cheaper they'd get hundreds of commissions. 



Now if you really wish to earn money on your art, I suggest you get an account fr one of those fine-art websites like Fine-art America or Etsy. That's where the professionals sell their art~ 
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:iconmagicbirdie:
MagicBirdie Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
First off, I'm not here to argue. You can have your opinions, I can have mine.

Second, I don't know what I did to make you think I thought I was really popular. If anything I would have convinced you that I'm not.
Also, the people I referred to were at least decently good. Still, if you put any effort into something, I believe it is worth more than a few cents you can find on the ground
At the end of the day, there are people selling rather simple paintings for several thousand dollars. If you want to debate over the price of art, I don't think I'm the one you should talk to.

I'm not the worst artist, and I'm not the best. I never planned to make a fortune from art. I don't measure ability from the number of watchers. A lot of it's how good you are at advertising, and like I said, there are many people without many watchers that I think are brilliant artists, just like there are many not so great artists with a lot of watchers. DA is also a social media website, people watch their friends no matter how good or bad their art is. 

Again, I'm not into arguing about this, especially on the internet, you know how the internet is. 

Please don't see me as conceited, I hate that. 
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Gamma-Wings Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well alright, let's settle on that. I'm usually not the one to argue, either... 

You never made me believe that you're popular. :I

Ah, is that so? Than yea, that's true~

O.O" Really? Several thousand for something simple? Oh mai... 

"A lot of it's how good you are at advertising, and like I said, there are many people without many watchers that I think are brilliant artists, just like there are many not so great artists with a lot of watchers."

I actually agree with that... I always found it stupid how not really great artists had a lot of watchers... e_e //I must get better at advertising//

The internet is full of idiots, I know. Thankfully you were smart enough to stop this. Unlike most people I believe. Actually I was already gonna end this, but you beat me~ So now all I can do is agree. 

Eh, I don't see you like that~ Rather I hope you don't see me as conceited in return~ o.o"
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:iconmagicbirdie:
MagicBirdie Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
In that case, I'm glad you're not one of the stupid people :D
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