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Journal Entry: Mon Apr 15, 2019, 1:47 PM

YCH Commissions available


Sketches by me


Painting by Sybilarius 


- Each YCH will be $40 (Plus $1.46 tax fee)
- For any additional add on's such as extensive accessories, wings and surplus complexity of anatomy is a $5 add to base price


Available YCH's:


YCH 2 by markedwolf

YCH 3 by markedwolf


Completed:


KillJoyCrow Commission by Sybilarius

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Streaming

Journal Entry: Sat Sep 15, 2018, 4:47 PM
Streaming soon if anyone wants to watch, or join and multi stream with me.

picarto.tv/markedwolf

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Painted Commissions Open

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 29, 2018, 6:11 PM

saltwaterhermit and I are teaming up to do some painted commissions!




Hatchet by markedwolf


I will do the sketching!

Examples:
missed by markedwolf  Motya by markedwolf  Maude by markedwolf

saltwaterhermit will then paint them!

Examples:
Raksha by saltwaterhermit  Story Of My Life by saltwaterhermit  Naturally Adoptables 3/4 Open by saltwaterhermit




Price starts at $40

Tips receive more detail/time spent




All commission requests must be of acceptable subject matter as follows:
Species available: canine or feline, mostly realistic designs, ask if you are unsure
Moods available: Depressed, Sleeping, Content, Grumpy, Angry
Poses are artistic freedom


To order, please comment with this form filled out:
Reference: 
Species:
Mood: (choose a mood from the list above)
Composition: Headshot or full body
Paypal:

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Please Subscribe to my YouTube Art Channel

Journal Entry: Sat Aug 11, 2018, 10:37 PM
Please subscribe to my YouTube? I am posting time lapse art and would love to hit 100 subscribers so I can have a custom URL. Thank you! www.youtube.com/channel/UCcQAr…

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Sketch Commissions!

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 13, 2018, 7:13 PM
Price: PWYW, minimum $11 (per character, limit 2 per image) - tips receive more detailed art
Turn around time: Up to a week or two, depending on queue
Species available: feral only: canine or feline, mostly realistic designs, ask if you are unsure. Extra features like wings, horns, etc. may be declined or cost extra.
Moods available: Depressed, Sleeping, Content, Grumpy, Angry
Compositions: Bust or full body
Poses are artistic freedom

~ Examples ~
  A place to find a common ground by markedwolf  will the memories die by markedwolf  wide eyed and hopeful by markedwolf  intellectual intercourse by markedwolf  Rukh by markedwolf  111 by markedwolf   Motya by markedwolf  Maude by markedwolf  missed by markedwolf  Alexander by markedwolf  Honovi by markedwolf  kotori by markedwolf  Wrenn and David by markedwolf  Hera by markedwolf  Hatchet by markedwolf  98midnight by markedwolf

Please comment with the following form if you would like a sketch-
Reference:
Species:
Mood:
Composition:
Paypal:

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Esk 118 Tracker

Journal Entry: Tue Sep 5, 2017, 11:01 PM
118

118 by Esk-Masterlist

Growth Points
12

Biome
Mountain

Mountain Biome by Esk-Masterlist

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sevas-tra TWWM Player Profile

Journal Entry: Tue Sep 5, 2017, 10:36 PM

Aura Points

168

Player Level

Lvl2 by Esk-Masterlist

Esk

011
011 by Esk-Masterlist
011 Tracker
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118
118 by Esk-Masterlist
118 Tracker

Achievements

wut

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Esk 011 Tracker

Journal Entry: Tue Sep 5, 2017, 10:25 PM
011



Growth Points
69

Biome
Forest

Forest Biome by Esk-Masterlist

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Hi all. My Picarto is picarto.tv/sevastra and I am trying out Premium for a while. I like multistreaming and it makes art more enjoyable for me, so if you're interested in that please comment here so I have a list of people to ask when I am getting ready to stream. I may want to sometime after I get home from work tomorrow afternoon, for example, but go ahead and comment even if you won't be able to stream at that time.

As always, thanks in advance for any interest!
Thanks to all who sent Birthday wishes and even created beautiful artwork for me, I love them! I celebrated my birthday hunkered down in the Houston area while Hurricane Harvey devastated the Gulf Coast. Luckily, my home sustained no damage from the storm, but so many families were displaced from widespread flooding. Numerous roads, freeways, neighborhoods, and businesses were underwater by the time Harvey finally passed us, at a literally walking pace. People lost their lives evacuating, trying to get to different parts of the city, and even while rescuing others.

I regularly clean out extra clothing and other items and recently did so when I moved, but found a few more things to donate. Mostly, I will be donating money as often as possible. I'm not exactly swimming in cash, so I plan on making more adopts and possibly YCH or other commissions so that I can continue making donations and still make sure my own bills are paid. This will be a very long term relief effort; please consider donating if you can: www.nytimes.com/2017/08/28/us/…

I currently have one Barghest Wolf up for auction for those interested:
Barghest Wolf #2 by markedwolf
I've always struggled a bit with doing commission work, but still greatly appreciate the fact that it is possible for me to supplement my income through making art.

I much more enjoy making art for myself as a means of venting and learning new techniques, and usually have a hard time not feeling too pressured by commissions.


Over the years I have developed some commission practices that help keep things fair to both me and my commissioners. I think these work very well for part time/supplemental income. To support yourself full time, you may not be able to do all of these.

1. Open for things you enjoy and do well - don't be afraid to limit your commissions to specific items. This helps ensure that you will do the commission in a timely manner, and that it will look good. I also do this to keep commissions as similar to art I would do for myself personally. This allows me to have a closer connection with my commission art. Ever notice how some artists' personal art is much better than their commission art? This is what I do to try to bridge that gap for myself.

2. Use Trello or whatever else to keep track of your commission info - it's easy to get confused or lose info when you are offering on more than one website. Keep your list centralized with all the orders from different sites.

3. Set your prices accordingly - They can't be so high that no one is interested, but they do not need to be so low that you sell slots so quickly that you need to close before getting overwhelmed. Often times, when you post a completed commission, you receive a new order, which keeps a steady flow, and you're working for the max profit for your time spent. Price will differ per artist depending on demand for their art. It can also differ depending on the supply of the art, how much is available to buy.

4. Take payment up front - Some artists accept partial payment; I require full, but I also don't do large pieces. Obviously this just helps guarantee that you won't waste your time on working on something for someone that doesn't end up paying you when it's done. It also makes it a real agreement, and should influence you to begin and complete the work. There are some upsides to taking payment after, however. Firstly, if you don't finish the commission, you don't have to refund anyone. Also, if you take payment after, it gives the commissioner a chance to tip exra if they really liked the work and feel it was worth more than your list price.

5. Don't spend commission money until the commission is completed - Spending money that you haven't earned yet can easily turn into a large pit that you can't seem to get out of. It turns into a downward spiral where you open more commissions to get more money, then owe more art and/or money to another group of people.

6. Don't overload yourself with owed work - Only have as many commissions waiting in your queue as you are able to refund if needed. If you have too many in your queue, you are either working too slowly, or your prices are too low. Close and catch up, and/or raise prices.

7. Accept tips - Make it known you accept tips, or send invoices with tips as an option. I personally add more time to the commission when I receive a tip. How much time depends on how large the tip. If you get lots of tips, it's likely a sign your prices are low or your higher quality work is in higher demand than cheaper work.

8. Use a timer - Like many other artists, I use this timer when I work on commissions: neilblr.com/post/58757345346. It is a very simple, yet very good tool because it only counts time when you are active in a program. You identify which program it keeps track of, so it should work with any art software. I don't think it works on Mac, however. Using a timer can help you come up with a general price for your art, but supply and demand is really going to control that. It's also very good for staying consistent and fair as far as how much time is spent on each commission. It can also help you get focused and stop messing around, and you can speed train with it. It can help you stay focused on what's most important in the drawing, and not waste a ton of time nitpicking on things that don't matter much. If you're doing a 1 hr sketch, and time is almost up but you find yourself stuck on details, it can make you let them go and get the rest of the sketch done. If you are pricing by the hour, it will keep you honest as well. For instance, if you are streaming while you are working on a timed commission, you can stop to chat, eat, surf the web, etc. and still know exactly how much time you've done actual work on the piece.

9. Link to your sale journal when you upload commissions
- I actually haven't been doing this lately out of laziness, forgetfulness, and also because i'm winding down the commissions I've been open for. But when you are hoping for another order from someone, it makes it easier for prospective commissioners to find your commission info when it's in the description of the commission you just uploaded, that they really like and want to order one for themselves.

10. Don't move accounts - If you've worked hard to gain watchers on your account, don't abandon them and expect to have the same demand for your art. It's simple math, if you had a lot of watchers on your old account, then made a new one and posted commissions, the post would not reach as many people, so you may get discouraged or have to greatly discount your work to generate more interest, and rebuild your watcher base.

How to Get a Silky Beardog - Updated

Journal Entry: Sat Aug 13, 2016, 11:02 AM
Other than purchasing adopts as they become available, there are a few ways you can also get your own custom Silky Beardog.

Color yourself:
Original sketch $8
Classic lines $10
Stylized lines $12
Barbary on new lines $20
Smooth on new lines $25

Prices for me to color markings for you:

Custom markings on original sketch $25
Silky Beardog #20 by markedwolf

Custom markings on classic lines $30
Silky Beardog #79 by markedwolf

Custom markings on stylized lines $35
Silky Beardog #83 by markedwolf
Custom markings on new lines (Barbary) $50
Barbary Silky Beardog For Sale by markedwolf
Custom markings on new lines (Smooth) $55
Smooth Silky Beardog For Sale by markedwolf

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Here are some characters I really like but do not use. Feel free to make offers on them.

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TL;DR: I had art block and am possibly slowly coming out of it. I got fish (discus) and rescued a puppy, both of which require a lot of work. I built things with wood. I lost my name on Wolfhome for a while and got mad at that and some other things. Work is tiring and stressful. I drew vent art and took some commissions. Silky Beardogs will go back to how they were before in the regular group (not ARPG breeding with genotype) as custom and premade adopts to be used however you like, but there will be more hair types.

I got a new tablet and it threw me into art block, but I think I was already headed in that direction. I was getting frustrated with the slow development of the ARPG Silky Beardog group, and I don't remember what else. I tried to work with the new tablet and not knowing how to use it really interrupted the creative process. 

I also bought a large fish tank and became a little obsessed with Discus fish and DIY fish keeping related projects. I bought more aquariums and built wooden racks to hold them. I bought saws and other wood tools and worked on building things every weekend. The first few weekends were spent building shelves and tables for the garage to make enough room for the aquarium racks. I also cut glass and made a sump filter for my Discus tank. My roommate helped me drill some of the tanks and I plumbed them for easy water changing. I bought a whole house carbon filter and retrofitted it to be used from the sink for water going into the tanks. I know, this is probably a lot of info that not everyone will care about... but it was cool to do all of those things from a fearless mindset and I felt a strong sense of accomplishment from being so productive and learning new skills.

Video of my discus
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At some point while I was still spending so much time with the fish stuff, I made some time to finish a commission that I owed, and it came out well. I still didn't really have the desire to make art. Eventually, my pace at building things had to slow down due to lack of funds. Because of this, my obsession also started losing momentum. I started visiting art sites again a little bit here and there. I began to wish that I felt like drawing. I liked the idea of me drawing, but when I thought about actually doing it, I still got negative feelings toward it. 

I also accidentally lost my name on Wolfhome that I had ever since I joined 8 years ago (time flies). It led me to have a tiny identity crisis and I tried to attach more to another name/character/sona while I waited to see if the person with my name would give it back. I also saw a couple things here and there that reminded me of past issues and bothered me, and then got a fortune cookie that I wanted to punch in the face. A few days later, after taking care of my discus, I watched them for a while in the dark before bed like I usually do, and was hit with the very strong urge to draw. I took my tablet to bed and made vent art for myself, which I hadn't done in many months. It felt great and came effortlessly, even with the new tablet. Then I opened sketch commissions and finished 5 of 6 immediately after the orders were finalized. I didn't have too much trouble with them even when I did not use references.

3 weeks ago, I also adopted a sick rescued puppy that someone posted on a local fish group on Facebook. Someone turned him in to a vet hospital. When they got him, he was severely emaciated and was anemic due to hookworms. He was 21 pounds of bone and fur. When I picked him up, he was 24 pounds, still emaciated, and still anemic. This past Friday, he was 40 pounds. He is now mildly underweight and has some skin issues, but is otherwise healthy.

Here is a pic of him from Friday
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There was also a ton of stuff going on at work for a few months with our new practice manager, who was finally eventually fired last week. Another employee with some long term problems was also fired, and yet another employee quit. Since I have been there the longest, I am one of the main people that trains new employees. We trained two recently, and now there will be more to come, and we will continue to be short staffed until the right people are found. I try to deal with work stress as gracefully as possible, but sometimes it is difficult. All of the time, I am exhausted when I get back home at night after having left the house 13 hours prior because of how demanding the job is, and how many questions I am asked all day.

Regarding Silky Beardogs- A long while ago, I wanted to cancel the ARPG group due to contributors not being able to complete certain things outside of my skill set, such as creative writing and map making. I got quite a bit done myself, but couldn't seem to get those other things finished no matter if it was donated work, traded, or commissioned. When I made the announcement to cancel the group, Saleau convinced me to keep going. They sparked a small fire in me to keep trying, and they made some of the prey species images. They also pushed me to remake the beardog line art, so I worked on that as well as developed more hair types. My art block actually began while trying to finish the new lines, not long before I got the new tablet. I got the new tablet because I thought it would help make things easier, but it turned out the be the opposite just because of how unfamiliar I was with it, and I started relying on some things that my old tablet had that the new one didn't. To make things worse, I realized I went about dealing with the layers really incorrectly, and trying to work on it was really confusing until I figured that out. I have worked on the beardog lines a handful of times lately, and things may actually be starting to get somewhere. All this being said... I really liked the idea of ARPG breeding, genotypes, competitions, etc etc, but I realistically don't have the time or energy to keep developing the species in that way. Once the new line art is finished for at least the normal hair type, I will likely start selling some adopts again, and eventually, more hair types will be available. I believe this is the only way I can continue working on the species without hitting long term dead ends. If you already have one of the ARPG beardogs with specific markings and colors, feel free to use them however you like and change whatever you want about the markings and colors, as long as they still fit in with the original description at :iconsilkybeardogs:

I am open to feedback about whatever.




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All Below Tokos are Sold


Freya 585 by TotemSpirit

Allvaldr 9131 by TotemSpirit

Talena 9756 by TotemSpirit
Talena 9756
sold

Raksha 2433 by TotemSpirit

Sold

Schism 9716 Tracking Journal

Journal Entry: Sun Jan 24, 2016, 2:08 PM
Schism 9716 by TotemSpirit

Breeding Slots
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Head Shots:


Full Body:

Catch
Fullbody - Colored and Shaded: 3HP
Complex Background: +2HP
5 HP

Literature:


Show Entries:


Grand Total: 5 HP


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Aa Barred Slot / Free Split Slot

Sat Nov 21, 2015, 3:16 PM
Minerva 7091 by TotemSpirit
Genotype: ee/Aa/tt/nM/Cc/nD/nA/GG/nB
Phenotype: Marked collared greying barred brown dun with accents

First public slot is available
$20 Full
$10 Half w/ POTL
reply here to purchase: comments.deviantart.com/1/5736…

A free split slot is available to desirable female.
reply here to offer: comments.deviantart.com/1/5736…

A full slot is available to trade for a full slot.
reply here to offer: comments.deviantart.com/1/5736…




Beardog Hunting

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 12:43 PM
Hunting is a substantial part of most Silky Beardogs' lives. A successful hunt can yield different items, depending on what your purpose for hunting is. For example, a hunt in which your Beardog successfully kills a coyote may be redeemed for either fur or meat. Meat is the Silky Beardog's primary food source, and if your Beardog belongs to a pack with a territory, the pack must meet certain food requirements to keep their territory from being taken form them by other Beardogs. Without belonging to a pack, a Beardog is capable of safely killing prey up to the size of a coyote. Territorial Beardog packs are capable of hunting larger prey (listed below).

Meat Quantities per Prey Item

Raven: 1-3 lbs
Rabbit: 2-5 lbs
Fox: 10-25 lbs
Coyote: 20-45 lbs

(Large prey- Territorial packs only)
Wolf: 40-130 lbs
Deer: 60-300 lbs
Bison: 700-2000 lbs

Beardogs may also go hunting to acquire materials from prey animals. These kills may be redeemed for leather, fur or feathers. Certain quantities of these items may be turned into accessories and decorations for your Beardogs.

Materials per Prey Item

Raven: 1-5 feathers
Rabbit: 1-5 fur
Fox: 3-10 fur
Coyote: 7-20 fur

(Large prey- Territorial packs only)
Wolf: 30-60 fur
Deer: 10-20 leather
Bison: 20-50 leather


In addition to being able to hunt larger prey and obtain leather, Territorial pack hunting perks also inlcude:
+1 art point per image/lit
+10% successful hunt

How to Hunt


To go on a hunt, you must draw or write a story about your Beardog in a hunting scene. 
- Choose one type of prey to hunt - the prey must be visible.
- For visual art, a simple background is required (at least).
- For literature, entries must be at least 1500 words.
- Up to 3 random (non-Territorial pack mates) Beardogs can participate in each hunt.
- Up to 7 Territorial pack mates can participate in each hunt.
- Generally speaking, the more Beardogs that are included in a hunting image, the higher the odds for a successful hunt/larger number of prey killed.
- Meat/items from successful hunts are divided equally to each Beardog included
- In the comments of your deviation, please complete the following form. The top section applies to all Beardogs in the hunt.

Prey hunted:
Hunted for Meat or Materials:
Link to Territory (if applicable):
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Link to Silky Beardog Reference:
(repeat for each Beardog)



Dropped Prices!

USD only - Leaving Tokos due to lack of time

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Honovi 5159 by TotemSpirit x  Maud 6631 by TotemSpirit
comments.deviantart.com/1/5759…

3. Male - Natural Mane
Submissive - Healthy
ee/Aa/Tt/MM/nC/AA/nPb/nBl
marked collared tawny piebald with accents and blanket
$5

4. Female - Natural Mane
Submissive - Healthy
ee/Aa/Tt/MM/nC/AA/nPng/nPb/nB
marked collared tawny piebald with accents, pangare and barring
$20
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Minerva 7091 by TotemSpirit x  Freya 585 by TotemSpirit
comments.deviantart.com/1/5697…

2. Male - Natural Mane
Submissive - Healthy
ee/Aa/Tt/MM/nC/AA/GG/nB
marked collared greying tawny with accents and barring
$15/1500 points/2600TT/22HP
or best offer
on hold
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Warren 4623 by TotemSpirit x  Nutara 2570 by TotemSpirit
comments.deviantart.com/1/5697…

2.  Male - Natural Mane
Submissive - Healthy
ee/Aa/Tt/MM/nC/AA/nG/nD
marked collared greying tawny dun with accents
$5
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Yakone 1068 by TotemSpirit x  Evanna 5154 by TotemSpirit
comments.deviantart.com/1/5635…

3 Male, Natural mane
Submissive - Healthy
ee/AA/tt/MM/nC/nG
Graying marked collared brown
$5

4 Female, Natural mane
Submissive - Healthy
ee/AA/tt/MM/nC/nG
Graying marked collared brown
$5
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Revenant 5577 by TotemSpirit x  Misha 1175 by TotemSpirit
comments.deviantart.com/1/5635…

2 Male, Natural Mane
Submissive - Healthy
ee/Aa/tt/MM/nG/nA/nC
Graying marked collared brown with accents
$5
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Jupiter 1795 by TotemSpirit x  Tanak 3185 by TotemSpirit
comments.deviantart.com/1/5635…

1.  Female - Natural Mane
Submissive - Healthy
ee/AA/tt/MM/CC/nA/GG
marked collared greying brown with accents
$5

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Everything Below is Sold


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1. Female - Natural Mane
Submissive - Healthy
ee/Aa/tt/MM/nC/AA/nPb/nBl
marked collared brown piebald with accents and blanket
sold to lim-kik

2. Female - Natural Mane
Submissive - Healthy
ee/AA/Tt/MM/nC/AA/nPb
marked collared tawny piebald with accents
sold to thedementedlamb

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comments.deviantart.com/1/5697…

1.  Female - Natural Mane
Submissive - Healthy
ee/Aa/Tt/MM/nC/AA/nG/nD
marked collared greying tawny dun with accents
sold to artisticangels

3.  Male - Natural Mane
Submissive - Healthy
ee/AA/Tt/MM/nC/AA/nG/nD
marked collared greying tawny dun with accents
sold to acrylic-blood12

4.  Female - Natural Mane
Submissive - Healthy
ee/Aa/Tt/MM/nC/AA/nG/nD
marked collared greying tawny dun with accents
sold to rileythang

5.  Male - Natural Mane
Submissive - Healthy
ee/AA/Tt/MM/nC/AA/nD
marked collared tawny dun with accents
to Enkue

6.  Male - Natural Mane
Submissive - Healthy
ee/Aa/TT/MM/nC/AA/nG/nD
marked collared greying tawny dun with accents
to Enkue

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comments.deviantart.com/1/5697…

1. Female - Natural Mane
Submissive - Healthy
ee/Aa/Tt/MM/CC/AA/GG/nD
marked collared greying tawny dun with accents
sold to horseponygal

3. Male - Natural Mane
Submissive - Healthy
ee/AA/Tt/MM/CC/AA/GG/nD
marked collared greying tawny dun with accents
sold to rileythang

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comments.deviantart.com/1/5697…

1. Female - Natural Mane
Submissive - Healthy
ee/Aa/TT/nM/CC/nA/nG
marked collared greying tawny with accents
Traits: Hunter, Fisher
sold to noebelle


3. Male - Natural Mane
Submissive - Healthy
ee/Aa/TT/nM/CC/nA/nPb
marked collared tawny piebald with accents
Traits: Fisher, Cave
sold to lim-kik

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comments.deviantart.com/1/5635…


1 Female, Natural mane
Submissive - Healthy
ee/AA/tt/MM/nWl
Marked brown wolverine
sold to babykitten123

2 Male, Natural mane
Submissive - Healthy
ee/AA/tt/MM/nC/nG/nR
Graying marked collared chocolate roan
$20/2000 points
or best offer
sold to kaylour

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comments.deviantart.com/1/5635…

4 Male, Half Mane
Submissive - Healthy
ee/Aa/tt/MM/GG/nA/nC
Graying marked collared brown with accents
$15/1500 points/2500TT/20HP
or best offer
sold to geo

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comments.deviantart.com/1/5635…

1 Female, natural mane

Submissive - Healthy

ee/Aa/TT/MM/AA/Gg/nD/PngPng/nRm

Greying marked tawny dun with pangare, rainmarks, and accents
sold to obsoletejackal

3 Female, natural mane

Average - Healthy

ee/aa/TT/MM/AA/Gg/nD/PngPng

Greying marked tundra dun with pangare and accents
sold to toko-den



Hey guys, I'm excited to announce that thanks to my friend profound, the first Silky Beardog official competition is in the works! Now would be a great time to get your raffle entries in if you do not yet have a Silky Beardog! Semi-Customs are also available for purchase!