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It'd be great if you'd stop favoriting old works. I don't need the notifications on 8 year old pieces thanks.

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Custom Aequis: Bee-Eater
First example of my "base tier" custom Aequis designs. (One base/line art used for the main pose and small ventral pose, with one unique portrait.) This one came together even better than I'd hoped!

Had an absolute blast with this color palette, and was pleased to get the watercolors to closely match the digital color rough I made for the initial design phase. Also pleased that it was so easy to incorporate a hybrid onto my pre-made base line art. This route certainly makes things go a little faster while still maintaining quality. (A lot less "pose tetris" to sort through in a simple layout, for starts!)

Watercolor (Winsor & Newton), touches of Caran d'Ache supracolor pencils and white gouache on Arches 140 lb hot press watercolor paper, 9 x 12 in (23 x 31 cm). 

Aequis, design, and art © pallanoph (me)
Character © Ebonmere To be used by commissioner only!
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Custom Aequis: Tropical Harpy
The final Aequis custom in a long queue, but I couldn't be happier with how he turned out. And I managed to keep him distinct enough from the other Harpy-based custom I did earlier this year! Monochromatic designs are just so satisfying... but I made up for the simplicity in color with BARRING! Which means he's an Extra Stealthy Boy. Stripy gray dazzles just as well as bright colors, right? (I mean, I think so...)

Winsor & Newton artist’s line watercolors, Caran d’Ache supracolor pencils, and touches of gouache on Fabriano Artistico, approx. 11 x 16″ (27.94 x 40.64 cm) 

Aequis, art, and design © April Schumacher. Character © Aradow. Character and art to be used by the commissioner only!

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ONE SLOT REMAINING!

How to Claim a Slot: Email me at april.illustrator@gmail.com. These are first come, first serve! In the future I might use a different system, but for now, that’s how I’m rolling. FYI: these take quite a while to make, so if you are uncomfortable with waiting more than two months for art, please do not order!

Once I email you back to confirm your claim, please send the following details so we can move on:

Pick your design tier: There are three separate pricing tiers, listed at the bottom of this post. 

Pick your Aequis type: A list of all types are found in this masterpost here: pallanophblargh.tumblr.com/pos… 

Hybrid rates, if applicable:  

Common hybrids: Arboreal type x arboreal OR terrestrial type x terrestrial +$10

Uncommon hybrids: Arboreal type x terrestrial type, habitats overlapping +$20

Rare hybrids: Arboreal type x terrestrial type, habitats incompatible. +$30

Semi-Domestic: +$50. Still working on a list of traits for these guys.

References/design concepts/color palettes/bird or animal to reference: You don’t actually have to use birds as your jumping off point or inspiration! You can use animals, with or without wings. 

Any Uncommon Traits? This includes “off type” coloration, solid color, or bright colors on types that would not otherwise have bright colors (all types excluding tropicals and arboreals). Albinism, leucism/piebald, hypermelanism, “odd eyes”, and other minor mutations fall into this category. Traits range from an additional $5-15 each.

If you have requested a tropical arboreal type custom, please specify whether you’d like male or female breeding plumage. This is the only type with sexual dimorphism in plumage   pallanophblargh.tumblr.com/pos…

Shipping! I ship originals both within the US and international. Domestic shipping is $10, international is $15. Please specify if you’d like your original shipped, and whether you need domestic or international shipping. 

Once I’ve given your concept the green light and we’ve agreed to a price, I ask that a $50 USD deposit be made to secure your slot. This will be counted toward the total price of the design. If you decide you want to surrender your slot before I get to the design stage, the $50 will be refunded to you. Ideally, I’d like the deposit paid within 72 hours of concept approval. Otherwise slots may be re-opened.

Payment and Payment Plans: All payments to be made via Paypal Invoices. Invoices will have payment increments of $50 if you cannot pay the full price up front. All payments need to be made in full before final art is started. 

*****DESIGN TIERS AVAILABLE*********

Custom ON-BASE design tier: Just like it says! The art will be done on a base line art, so one set pose will be used. This single full body pose will be accompanied by a portrait (not on base) and a simplified ventral OR dorsal view of the design. These will start at $100 USD, with complex colors or patterns adding $10-20, and will be the cheapest way to get a custom. Art for these will be roughly 8.5 x 11.” (Hybrid additional rates will still apply.) Rough base art can be viewed here and here.

Custom Single Pose (unique, no bases): 1 original pose, 1 portrait, 1 simplified ventral and dorsal pose. Simple environment/scenery vignette. A little more complex than the base tier, so it’s a nice middle ground. These will start at $175 USD, for complex colors and patterns, tack on an additional $20-45. Estimated art size: 10 x 14″. 

Custom Full Sheet (i.e., the sheets I offer now): 1 large original pose, 2 smaller additional poses, 2 portraits, eye detail. Some scenery included. These will now start at $250 USD. Complex colors and patterns will cost +$30 and up. Size for these sheets is roughly 11.5 x 16″.

Thanks a bunch! I'll update this journal to "CLOSED" once all slots are claimed.


  • Listening to: Aphex Twin: Ambient Works 85-92
  • Reading: depressing news with real facts.
  • Watching: pixels on a screen
  • Playing: Birb designer
  • Eating: trash
  • Drinking: Barely Coffee

Like most people, I have this tendency to apologize, even in instances where an apology isn’t necessary. However, I feel compelled all the same, so that people will at least know I’m being mindful.

I originally said I’d open Aequis design slots up again in October, but unexpected freelance projects have turned up, and it's been challenging to devote time to much else.

Also, I’ve done some reflecting on offering the designs at different price/complexity tiers, and I think I will bump the prices a little bit again. Mostly because I forgot to factor in the challenges that go with the actual design portion of customs, and that easily takes a few hours alone. So with that being said, here are some new pricing tiers with adjusted prices:

Custom ON-BASE design tier: Just like it says! The art will be done on a base line art, so one set pose will be used. This single full body pose will be accompanied by a portrait (not on base) and a simplified ventral OR dorsal view of the design. These will start at $100 USD, with complex colors or patterns adding $10-20, and will be the cheapest way to get a custom. Art for these will be roughly 8.5 x 11.” (Hybrid additional rates will still apply.) Here are WIPs of the bases that will be used: pallanophblargh.tumblr.com/pos… and pallanophblargh.tumblr.com/pos…

Custom Single Pose (unique, no bases): 1 original pose, 1 portrait, 1 simplified ventral and dorsal pose. Simple environment/scenery vignette. A little more complex than the base tier, so it’s a nice middle ground. These will start at $175 USD, for complex colors and patterns, tack on an additional $20-45. Estimated art size: 10 x 14″. 

Custom Full Sheet (i.e., the sheets I offer now): 1 large original pose, 2 smaller additional poses, 2 portraits, eye detail. Some scenery included. These will now start at $250 USD. Complex colors and patterns will cost +$30 and up. Size for these sheets is roughly 11.5 x 16″.

Common hybrids: Arboreal type x arboreal OR terrestrial type x terrestrial +$10
Uncommon hybrids: Arboreal type x terrestrial type, with habitats overlapping +$20
Rare hybrids: Arboreal type x terrestrial type, habitats incompatible. +$30
Semi-Domestic: +$50. Still working on a list of traits for these guys.

I'm always available to give quotes and answer any questions!

Payment plans will still be available, but $50 deposit has to be made upon securing a slot and having concept approved by me.

I know I should pick a date for these slots to open. Let’s aim for November 9th.

Anyway, sorry again for all the delays and the fact I can never make up my mind. I didn’t expect to become this busy and it’s caught me a little off guard! So thank you all for your patience and understanding.

  • Listening to: Aphex Twin: Ambient Works 85-92
  • Reading: depressing news with real facts.
  • Watching: pixels on a screen
  • Playing: Birb designer
  • Eating: trash
  • Drinking: Barely Coffee
Custom Aequis: Blue and Gold

I'm not supposed to pick favorites, but this has been one of my more exhilarating design experiences. Then again, everyone knows I'm a sucker for blues, coppers, golds, and velvety blacks, right?

This handsome hybrid is mostly tropical terrestrial type in form, but with a luxurious thick ruff of throat feathers that shows their temperate arboreal ancestry. The feathers shimmer with iridescence, reflecting deep sky blues and fiery coppers and golds, colors shifting in the light. Despite their feathery splendor, they are an accomplished hunter, weaving effortlessly through trees and foliage, on either wing or foot.

Windsor & Newton Artist’s watercolors, Caran d’Ache Supracolor watercolor pencils, Windsor & Newton’s designer gouaches on Fabriano Artistico hot press 140 lb watercolor paper, 16 x 20″ (40.64 x 50.8 cm) Special extra large sizing was requested for this custom.

Character and design to be used by the commissioner only!

Aequis species, design, and art © pallanoph (me)
Character © MoonDogJc

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ONE SLOT REMAINING!

How to Claim a Slot: Email me at april.illustrator@gmail.com. These are first come, first serve! In the future I might use a different system, but for now, that’s how I’m rolling. FYI: these take quite a while to make, so if you are uncomfortable with waiting more than two months for art, please do not order!

Once I email you back to confirm your claim, please send the following details so we can move on:

Pick your design tier: There are three separate pricing tiers, listed at the bottom of this post. 

Pick your Aequis type: A list of all types are found in this masterpost here: pallanophblargh.tumblr.com/pos… 

Hybrid rates, if applicable:  

Common hybrids: Arboreal type x arboreal OR terrestrial type x terrestrial +$10

Uncommon hybrids: Arboreal type x terrestrial type, habitats overlapping +$20

Rare hybrids: Arboreal type x terrestrial type, habitats incompatible. +$30

Semi-Domestic: +$50. Still working on a list of traits for these guys.

References/design concepts/color palettes/bird or animal to reference: You don’t actually have to use birds as your jumping off point or inspiration! You can use animals, with or without wings. 

Any Uncommon Traits? This includes “off type” coloration, solid color, or bright colors on types that would not otherwise have bright colors (all types excluding tropicals and arboreals). Albinism, leucism/piebald, hypermelanism, “odd eyes”, and other minor mutations fall into this category. Traits range from an additional $5-15 each.

If you have requested a tropical arboreal type custom, please specify whether you’d like male or female breeding plumage. This is the only type with sexual dimorphism in plumage   pallanophblargh.tumblr.com/pos…

Shipping! I ship originals both within the US and international. Domestic shipping is $10, international is $15. Please specify if you’d like your original shipped, and whether you need domestic or international shipping. 

Once I’ve given your concept the green light and we’ve agreed to a price, I ask that a $50 USD deposit be made to secure your slot. This will be counted toward the total price of the design. If you decide you want to surrender your slot before I get to the design stage, the $50 will be refunded to you. Ideally, I’d like the deposit paid within 72 hours of concept approval. Otherwise slots may be re-opened.

Payment and Payment Plans: All payments to be made via Paypal Invoices. Invoices will have payment increments of $50 if you cannot pay the full price up front. All payments need to be made in full before final art is started. 

*****DESIGN TIERS AVAILABLE*********

Custom ON-BASE design tier: Just like it says! The art will be done on a base line art, so one set pose will be used. This single full body pose will be accompanied by a portrait (not on base) and a simplified ventral OR dorsal view of the design. These will start at $100 USD, with complex colors or patterns adding $10-20, and will be the cheapest way to get a custom. Art for these will be roughly 8.5 x 11.” (Hybrid additional rates will still apply.) Rough base art can be viewed here and here.

Custom Single Pose (unique, no bases): 1 original pose, 1 portrait, 1 simplified ventral and dorsal pose. Simple environment/scenery vignette. A little more complex than the base tier, so it’s a nice middle ground. These will start at $175 USD, for complex colors and patterns, tack on an additional $20-45. Estimated art size: 10 x 14″. 

Custom Full Sheet (i.e., the sheets I offer now): 1 large original pose, 2 smaller additional poses, 2 portraits, eye detail. Some scenery included. These will now start at $250 USD. Complex colors and patterns will cost +$30 and up. Size for these sheets is roughly 11.5 x 16″.

Thanks a bunch! I'll update this journal to "CLOSED" once all slots are claimed.


  • Listening to: Aphex Twin: Ambient Works 85-92
  • Reading: depressing news with real facts.
  • Watching: pixels on a screen
  • Playing: Birb designer
  • Eating: trash
  • Drinking: Barely Coffee

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April Schumacher
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
A freelance illustrator that graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, May 2008. Currently living in St. Paul MN, AKA "Pig's Eye Landing." :B

Interested mainly in book illustration and creature design. Currently fettered by her involvement in personal projects/world development for a novel in progress. Also suffering from "sketch syndrome."

She has also worked with Orion Group Publishers in London, as well as creating promotional works for local musicians.

Artist Rights by taruto Do not use any work in my gallery in any way without my permission. This includes blatant plagiarism in all of its forms, which is not the same as "inspiration." (Please use your own creativity.) If you wish to ask for my permission, please take use of dA's convenient note system as opposed to posting on my profile page. Please and thank you. :thanks:

:icondonotuseplz::iconmyartplz: All art contained within this gallery is to me, April Schumacher. All rights reserved.
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spitesyre Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2018
your pegasi are breathtaking 
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Majestic-Koi Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry to be a bother, but, are aequis an original species of yours? I've never heard of them before and I'm just curious on whether they're an open species or not. It's a silly question but I'm just curious.
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tokatun Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2018
Lovely images!
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rifter256 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello just wanted to say I love your work! What are the possibilities you will come out with a book of your Aequis? 🤔 Owls would be pretty cool as an Aequis or perhaps a Harpy eagle. Keep up the amazing work!
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Xilacs Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday! Just in case it gets missed in your inbox, I did a little thing of one of your oc's!
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