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Rema collage by ObsidianTrance Rema collage :iconobsidiantrance:ObsidianTrance 7 0 Mila- Variant 1 by ObsidianTrance Mila- Variant 1 :iconobsidiantrance:ObsidianTrance 9 2 Dusanth by ObsidianTrance Dusanth :iconobsidiantrance:ObsidianTrance 11 0 Mila sketches by ObsidianTrance Mila sketches :iconobsidiantrance:ObsidianTrance 11 6 Conjuret glyph, Claymore sketch by ObsidianTrance Conjuret glyph, Claymore sketch :iconobsidiantrance:ObsidianTrance 2 2 Majima Goro by ObsidianTrance Majima Goro :iconobsidiantrance:ObsidianTrance 8 0 Miriam II by ObsidianTrance Miriam II :iconobsidiantrance:ObsidianTrance 6 7 Dusk and Mila I by ObsidianTrance Dusk and Mila I :iconobsidiantrance:ObsidianTrance 20 3 Ovara Marie (Vetrise Cardinal) by ObsidianTrance
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Ovara Marie (Vetrise Cardinal) :iconobsidiantrance:ObsidianTrance 25 5
Inheritance by ObsidianTrance Inheritance :iconobsidiantrance:ObsidianTrance 28 0 The Unicorn by ObsidianTrance The Unicorn :iconobsidiantrance:ObsidianTrance 44 2 Ilinca Cardinal by ObsidianTrance Ilinca Cardinal :iconobsidiantrance:ObsidianTrance 31 0 Runaway Carriage by ObsidianTrance Runaway Carriage :iconobsidiantrance:ObsidianTrance 18 2 Tulamar of the Moons by ObsidianTrance Tulamar of the Moons :iconobsidiantrance:ObsidianTrance 43 6 Transition by ObsidianTrance Transition :iconobsidiantrance:ObsidianTrance 27 8 BDay- Phantom Menaces by ObsidianTrance BDay- Phantom Menaces :iconobsidiantrance:ObsidianTrance 44 8


jesus christ greg olson light world by OilPaintingPretty jesus christ greg olson light world :iconoilpaintingpretty:OilPaintingPretty 313 41 the wide, carnivorous sky by unded the wide, carnivorous sky :iconunded:unded 61 8 Oracle by Den3221 Oracle :iconden3221:Den3221 176 8 Kusuriuri by Hanh-Chu Kusuriuri :iconhanh-chu:Hanh-Chu 406 20 Yume Nikki: The Wilderness by Ruedefaux Yume Nikki: The Wilderness :iconruedefaux:Ruedefaux 65 5 Happy Halloween by Hanapen Happy Halloween :iconhanapen:Hanapen 25 5 Hajime no Ippo by orco05 Hajime no Ippo :iconorco05:orco05 24 7 Big Trouble in Little China : Old Man Jack #10 by blitzcadet Big Trouble in Little China : Old Man Jack #10 :iconblitzcadet:blitzcadet 218 4 Trick or Treat by SkylerBrown Trick or Treat :iconskylerbrown:SkylerBrown 121 9 The crow(wip)Happy Halloween by GothicQ The crow(wip)Happy Halloween :icongothicq:GothicQ 122 0 Senza by Ruedefaux Senza :iconruedefaux:Ruedefaux 26 11 GRANT US EYES by Ruedefaux GRANT US EYES :iconruedefaux:Ruedefaux 105 8 Weapon of Mass Destruction 3 by Ruedefaux Weapon of Mass Destruction 3 :iconruedefaux:Ruedefaux 41 10 CALYPSO CHAMBER by Ruedefaux CALYPSO CHAMBER :iconruedefaux:Ruedefaux 65 11 721 by Ruedefaux 721 :iconruedefaux:Ruedefaux 60 6 Day 01: Poisonous by salasius Day 01: Poisonous :iconsalasius:salasius 106 16




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Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
Obsidian Trance is an independent narrative illustrator whose goal is to tell a story with the art in which he creates. His favourite theme to explore within his work is that of fantasy, which he depicts through characters of his own creation, dwelling in old-styled settings and environments that consist of magic and the like. Every now and then, he explores more modern day themes through depictions of more modern-looking characters and settings as well. His illustration is defined greatly through his attention to fine, complicated details, figure drawing, and colour usage—ranging from monochrome colour palettes to completely vibrant ones. One of his favourite illustration methods is portraiture.

He enjoys exploring different methods of approaching his work, such as compositions and angles, colouring methods, and drawing styles. His work ranges from simple portraits to full complex illustrations with interesting angles to characters.

As a creator, he enjoys character developing, world building, and story telling. Each story he writes consists of complex characters with detailed personality traits and backgrounds, and settings full of history and new concepts which he created himself, such as terms, languages, and the like. His story telling can be defined through his descriptive word choices and poetic flow, and in some cases, carries an olden-day vibe.

He aspires one day to finish his stories, complete with illustrations he made himself to acompany them, and put them into hardcopies for the world to see.

Commission Info:

Art giveaways for 60+ USD commission purchase
Paypal only
Commissions are carried out by showing rough sketch first, then pay before (watermarked) processes are shown and final given

Solo- 20 USD
Additional character(s)- +10 USD
Shading/B+W and Additional objects- +5 USD (prices may vary, as in small details may be 2-for-1)

COLOUR (Flat/Anime)
Solo- 30 USD
Additional character(s)- +15 USD
Background- 35 USD
Additional objects- +5 USD (prices may vary, as in small details may be 2-for-1)
*prices may vary depending on level of detail and time taken

Solo- 40 USD
Additional character(s)- +20 USD
Background- 50 USD
*prices may vary depending on level of detail and time taken

150 USD for CG rendered (2) characters + background
This includes unwatermarked process and original file.

Bordered and non-bordered manga/comic style pages
*prices may vary depending on level of detail and time taken
B&W/shading- 12 USD per page
Colour- 18 USD per page

Manga Set- 100 USD 10 pages + cover
Manga Set 2- 150 USD 20 pages + cover + original file

*Urgency of commission will bump up to priority for 20 USD
*Exclusivity of commission (full ownership, no posting) for 15 USD
*Payment plan of half now, half later accepted for larger commissions
  • Listening to: Computer low hum, cars drive by and Rue on iPhone
  • Reading: Nothing at the moment
  • Watching: Nothing currently
  • Playing: Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen (just finished)
  • Eating: pizza
  • Drinking: Bolthouse Farms Vanilla Chai Tea
Likely only able to speak from personal experience and opinion, there's so many ways to get to two places as someone gifted as or preserver to be an artist. Weathering the storms that come with it;personal and outer challenges and settling into complacency. It probably might mean the difference between someone that does it for the enjoyment alone or as a profession of some kind, but it's quite known how hard it can be. The first and biggest battle is finding your reason and motivation to continue. If not, we quit, we stagnate and settle where we know we could do so much more. No one can push you harder than yourself and disciplines, habits and practice keep many going. Just like anything we try and improve at. Doubt can be severe, off days can mount on top of it all and there's no easy way to make it out. Each person has that something that gets us through or maybe we make it out finally before that happens, fortunately.
Another is motivation by others. Or even discouragement. To me, honesty is the biggest thing that will help anyone, be it acquaintance of a peer, friend or family. If you can't be honest about their strengths and weaknesses, you're doing no better than them in their slump. You also have to be open with those willing to listen about where you need to improve; seeking a critique one-on-one before taking on a community of fellow artists. You HAVE to have a thick skin to hear what you don't like or want to or else you will never make it as a professional or even dare share your work with others. Failure, error, learning from it is where perfection comes from or at least the knowledge of it to reach your goals. Have a good support system that will build you up and also be honest; doesn't matter if an artist or not. Non-artists may not have technical skill or knowledge, but basics are often missed that anyone can notice or at least bring to mind.
To me, support is more than a like or fav, but someone that will tell me what I'm doing wrong if they spot it or I ask for their opinion. That helps me get better, just the same as someone liking a picture of my pizza I make doesn't make me a better cook. Even if someone is trying to do their worst in bringing you down, maybe what their saying is true as well, but believing you can get past and grow is going to outweigh any harsh words given.
There's also the truth that life situations may require doing something else rather than our passion. It's hard, painful, but that doesn't mean in those quiet moments, no matter how sparring, that time to create will do more than lamenting the days when having a whole or even half a day to devote to it.
Taking care of ourselves is most important of all. If you can properly put thought together or ruin your body to the point doing art is impossible, where the risks worth it? Again, like any sort of training/practice, we have to take care of the instruments that drive us or just like a machine, it will break down. Not maybe, will. Long hours devoted to art shows passion, but even that has its limits. Proper rest helps those trying to get in shape, so does it shapen up the brain at the same time. Diet plays an important role in brain function, the central unit that our creativity sparks. If so bogged down by external forces that slow it down or diminish it, then likely things will be shortened various ways. There's so much more I could say and go into, but I think I've gotten out a lot of the thoughts I've considered myself and know of.

A lifelong endeavor is a winding road with the best and worst in store, yet anything can be said to be the same. Even if I feel like I've given up on something, I'm sure to devote myself to something else in its stead. That way, somewhere down the line, I'll come back to what it is I want to try at, be that a passion or hobby.


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0torno Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2018  Student General Artist
Thanks so much for all the faves aaaaa!! I love majima
Ruedefaux Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2018
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR :heart: :heart: :heart: I LOVE YOU
AnkouMalkavian Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2018  Student General Artist
Feliz Cumpleaños!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
Skyhornet Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy motherfucking birthday.
cogwurx Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2018  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you for the :+fav:!
thecamat Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the favorite! :) (Smile) 
Pajunen Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2018
Thanks for the +fav

ObsidianTrance Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
You're very welcome!
corniger-aries Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for the :+fav: and have a great day! :hug:
paytonsnewheart Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the llama!
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