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Hello everybody!

Just a tiny update about me. I'm not a specter, I'm still alive haha!
This year I wasn't very active around here (or around anywhere to be honest). My Tumblr, Artstation and Facebook pages are abandoned (I'm not sure I will return to Tumblr though), I uploaded some stuff to Instagram but mostly small drawings made on small sketchbooks, nothing too epic, and many pictures of my pets (in case anyone is interested here's the link www.instagram.com/sicilian_val…).
This year I had a lot of pain on my back and not only there, for some reason my bones got worse in general, secially the neck and the right leg. Chronic pain also isn't easy on the mood. This doesn't mean I didn't draw at all, in fact I drew, but a LOT LESS than other years. 2018 hasn't been very productive in an artwise way sadly. I'm working slowly with some very lovely customers who are very supportive and don't mind waiting for my art despite my snail speed.
I'm investing a lot of time on trying to get healthy again, exercising, trying different treatment and also struggling with depression and anxiety, wich is the hardest part.
Heart But not everything has been bad, I have a wonderful husband, friends and family who are  very supportive, also my dog Suki and we adopted Haru, a female cat that my friend :iconmegusagara: along with some friends of her rescued form the street.

I will see to start uploading slowly all the stuff I did this year, probably without any date order xD.

I feel deviantart it's very quiet lately, many artists I follow have left. Do you feel the same? 
  • Listening to: 80's pop
  • Watching: Louie Rune Soldier/Slayers
  • Playing: Sims 4/ Xcom 2 War of the Chosen
  • Eating: Analgesics , analgesics with cream:(
  • Drinking: Coffee with milk.
Merry Christmas and happy New year for you all! God bless!

Feliz Navidad para todos! Que Dios los bendiga!




SUKI Navidad2 by SicilianValkyrie
Comm: Decorating the Tree by SicilianValkyrie
  • Listening to: 80's pop
  • Watching: Louie Rune Soldier/Slayers
  • Playing: Sims 4/ Xcom 2 War of the Chosen
  • Eating: Analgesics , analgesics with cream:(
  • Drinking: Coffee with milk.
Payment: Only Paypal. At least 50 % upfront for new customers.
Book your slot: Drop me a note here with the details and any question you may have.

Waiting list:


01: :iconcelesv: ________ DONE
02: :iconslariojaegerjaquez:________ DONE
03: :iconurieluxd:________ DONE
04: :iconbriefarmer:________ 50% done.
05: :iconartisticat86:________ Sketching.
06:  :iconurieluxd: _________ coloring
07: :iconurieluxd:
08: :iconurieluxd:
09: :icontelriah-embershield: __ sketching


PRICE LIST


:star: 
Here's the price list. 

NOTE: Prices may change during to complexity, this list is to give you some examples.

If you want to commission me, please take a look at this journal for rates and examples. If what you have in mind is not listed clearly here, feel free to drop me a note with your enquiries, I’d be more than happy  to reply.

I offer regular commissions aswell as “express” ones or traditional.
Probably I'll add some more options soon.


Bullet; Green Portrait sketch. Monochrome or flat colored: 25 USD

*Shoulder up shot. No background

Examples:

Express Portrait # 2: Anya by SicilianValkyrieComm: Moira by SicilianValkyrie


:new: Lineart + decorative monochrome background: Starts at 35 USD


*Character + frame/ or solid color/ or white background.
Examples:

Comm: Nara by SicilianValkyrie  Comm: Thaos by SicilianValkyrie  Comm: Shield Maiden by SicilianValkyrie Comm: Nora by SicilianValkyrie Comm: Celina by SicilianValkyrie


 Bullet; Green Lineart + simple monochrome background + basic shading: Starting at 42 USD:

*1 character/ Simple Background

*Lineart + monochrome+shadows

 Examples:

Comm: Evie by SicilianValkyrie Comm: Rogue by SicilianValkyrie Comm: Treich by SicilianValkyrie
 Comm: Rebel by SicilianValkyrieComm: Vanimore by SicilianValkyrie


Bullet; Green Monochrome Couples/Multiple characters + Simple Background. Starting at 75 USD for couples. Extra character +25 USD:


Comm: tea party by SicilianValkyrie Raistlin and Crysania by SicilianValkyrie
Comm: A Lovely Savior by SicilianValkyrie Comm:Paradise is where you are by SicilianValkyrie Comm: A Willing Prey by SicilianValkyrie
 Comm: Strip poker anyone? by SicilianValkyrie Comm: Hold me tight by SicilianValkyrie


 

Bullet; Green Single character, cartoon color + simple background. Starting at 65 USD:

Example:

Comm: Audio elf by SicilianValkyrie Comm: Barbarian Queen Tyra by SicilianValkyrie  Comm: Peri by SicilianValkyrie


Bullet; Green Single character, full CGI color + simple background. Starting at 90 USD


Examples:

 Comm: Rhagia by SicilianValkyrie    Comm: Celes by SicilianValkyrieComm: [WHA]  Tavern Maids by SicilianValkyrie
 Comm: Autumn by SicilianValkyrie Comm: Yrsa by SicilianValkyrie   Comm: Swashbuckler by SicilianValkyrie


Bullet; Green Full color illustration. 2 or more characters plus background. Starting at 180 USD depending complexity. Full CGI :

Examples:

 Comm: Dreadfully Pink by SicilianValkyrie    
  Comm: [WHA] The Ruins by SicilianValkyrie Comm: Market Day by SicilianValkyrie 




Bullet; Green EXPRESS COMMISSIONS:

Waist UP 25 USD /full body 30 USD /Portrait: 20 USD
As with every type of commission, price might go up depending on complexity.

:star: What is an express commission?

Personal Computer It works like this:

:bulletpink: Payment: Full upfront for new customers.
:bulletpink: Revisions: They have NO revisions, that's why the turnaround time is faster and price is lower than my regular commissions. 
:bulletpink: References:  Since this type of commission have no revisions, you must pick the references that represents the best of the characters you want me to depict. This means, former art fo the character you already had, pose, clothing, etc. Please keep the reference number bellow 8. 
:bulletpink: You can choose the monochrome color.
:bulletpink: Props:  I can add something simple, like books, bags, a simple sword of dagger at no extra cost, but heavily adorned stuff, complex weaponry or crazy armors will have extra cost.

Here some examples of my former express commissions. To see the whole folder please visit this link sicilianvalkyrie.deviantart.co…:

Express Commission # 12: Kat by SicilianValkyrie  
  
  • Listening to: Blackmore's Night/Witcher OST
  • Watching: Gilligan's Island/Get Smart/The 3 Stooges.
  • Playing: Sims 4/ Diablo III although it sucks.
  • Eating: Analgesics :(
  • Drinking: Coffee with milk.
Hello guys! Lately I'm experiencing some really annoying problems with my tablet.
First one is blotches whenever I do quick strokes, that's annoying but nothing an "undo" can't fix.
Sometimes it's only the pressure feature that doesn't work, sometimes it has a heavy lag, and from time to time it just doesn't work at all.
I have the latest drivers Wacom posted (01/07/2015), I'm using Windows 7.
When I re start the PC sometimes it works fine, or it shuffles the problem it was having T_T
Yesterday it worked pretty well, just had to restart it twice... Pffffffffff 
Do you know what could be going wrong? I guess it's a software thing, but not sure, it's an old tablet, from 2006.
Shocked Dipper Icon - Free to Use 

COMMISSIONS ARE OPEN, if yours involves colors, you'd be just need to be patient :) because my Intuos is haunted :( Just drop me a note
  • Listening to: Blackmore's Night/Witcher OST
  • Watching: Regular Show/Sherlock
  • Playing: Sims 4/ Darkest Dungeon
  • Eating: Analgesics :(
  • Drinking: Coffee with milk.
Drop me a note!
Here's the price list.


PRICE LIST

 

If you want to commission me, please take a look at this journal for rates and examples. If what you have in mind is not listed clearly here, feel free to drop me a note with your enquiries, I’d be more than happy  to reply.

I offer regular commissions aswell as “express” ones or traditional.
Probably I'll add some more options soon.


Bullet; Green Portrait sketch. Monochrome or flat colored: 30 USD

*Shoulder up shot. No background

Examples:

Express Portrait # 2: Anya by SicilianValkyrieComm: Moira by SicilianValkyrie


Bullet; Green Inked sketch + monochrome texture and shade: Starting at 45 USD:

*1 character/ Simple Background

*Lineart + monochrome+shadows

 Examples:

Comm: Evie by SicilianValkyrie  Comm: Rogue by SicilianValkyrie  Comm: Treich by SicilianValkyrie  Comm: Rebel by SicilianValkyrie


Bullet; Green Monochrome couples/multiple characters + simple background. Starting at 75 USD. Extra character +25 USD:


Comm: tea party by SicilianValkyrie Raistlin and Crysania by SicilianValkyrieComm: A Lovely Savior by SicilianValkyrie Comm:Paradise is where you are by SicilianValkyrie  Comm: A Willing Prey by SicilianValkyrie Comm: Strip poker anyone? by SicilianValkyrie 

Mature Content

Comm: Hold me tight by SicilianValkyrie


 

Bullet; Green Single character, cartoon color + simple background. Starting at 65 USD:

Example:

Comm: Barbarian Queen Tyra by SicilianValkyrie  Comm: Alistair by SicilianValkyrieComm: Peri by SicilianValkyrie


Bullet; Green Single character, full CGI color + simple background. Starting at 85 USD


Examples:

Comm: Avariel by SicilianValkyrie  Comm: Rhagia by SicilianValkyrie Comm: Brinn Colored version by SicilianValkyrie  Comm: Born to Rule by SicilianValkyrie  Comm: Alone in the Mountains by SicilianValkyrie Comm: Celes by SicilianValkyrie  Comm: Autumn by SicilianValkyrie  Comm: Yrsa by SicilianValkyrie


Bullet; Green Full color illustration. 2 or more characters plus background. Starting at 180 USD depending complexity:

Examples:

Comm: The Market by SicilianValkyrie  Comm: Dreadfully Pink by SicilianValkyrie  Comm: Boots by SicilianValkyrie  Comm: Voddom by SicilianValkyrie Comm: Magic! by SicilianValkyrie 
  • Listening to: Blackmore's Night/Witcher OST
  • Watching: Regular Show/Gravity Falls
  • Playing: Guild Wars II/Sims 4
  • Eating: Analgesics :(
  • Drinking: Capuccino
Hello everyone! Super belated Merry Christmas and happy New Year! I'm still alive and kicking, life has been pretty busy with work, home and my health, but I'll take some free time this month to work on my own stuff and focus more seriously on exercising. Hopefully this little time will suffice to help me get started this 2016. Holidays are a bittersweet time of the year for me, so sometimes I vanish a bit.
I still have a lot of work from 2015 to upload, I need to do some editing though. I also need to revive my Tumblr blog, it's so dead it would need a grave keeper :S
Also I haven't been super active on the DA either, so probably I missed a lot of cool stuff. I'd like you to share 2 works you did the past year in the comments, just copy the thumbnail code and paste it :)

Blessings and prosperity!

My own picks are these, it was hard, I liked some others a lot too!
Comm: Magic! by SicilianValkyrie
Comm: Aesha Gorani by SicilianValkyrie
  • Listening to: Blackmore's Night/Witcher OST
  • Watching: Regular Show/Gravity Falls
  • Playing: Guild Wars II/Sims 4
  • Eating: Analgesics :(
  • Drinking: Capuccino
Hello everyone!

According to this, my last journal here was more than 4 months ago. I haven't been completely innactive, I've been working slowly on some commissions old customers accepted to give me despite my warnings that snail speed should be expected :)
I'm still having problems with my health, although I had a spine surgery in 2013, not eveything is going smooth, some discs of my spine (those that were not touched ont he surgery) are not very well, dealing also with my neck and also... Life in general. My mood has some up and downs but I know I eventually will brace myself and  get used to how things are now. I think I'll open commissions again here in DA probably druing the last weeks of August or early September.

:heart: Thanks for your support :hug:
  • Listening to: Blackmore's Nights/Witcher OST
  • Watching: Regular Show/Grimm/Gravity Falls
  • Playing: Guild Wars II
  • Eating: Analgesics :(
  • Drinking: Capuccino

Awesome color tutorial OTGW

Mon Mar 16, 2015, 7:43 AM
 



My dear friend :icontybay: has made a really cool three part tutorial about her coloring method. Also, if you're an Over the Garden Wall fan, you surely would love to check her gallery because it's filled with LOTS of amazing fanarts!

Tutorial part 1:              Tutorial part 2:              Tutorial part 3:
Step-by-Step: Looking for Jason (part 1) by Tybay                            Step-by-Step: Looking for Jason (part 2) by Tybay                        Step-by-Step: Looking for Jason (part 3) by Tybay

My favorite OTGW pieces by Tybay :

OtGW: You can fly! by Tybay    

   

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If you're looking for commissions, please read this: <da:thumb id="519675051"/> I'm having some delay.
 

 
  • Listening to: Blackmore's Nights/Witcher OST
  • Watching: Regular Show/Grimm/Gravity Falls
  • Playing: The Witcher/Sims 3
  • Eating: Analgesics :(
  • Drinking: Capuccino
Today it's a sad day, we have lost a brilliant author, Sir Terry Pratchett. Thanks for the magic Terry! :heart: 
My favorite books were those about the watch :) and yours?

www.bbc.com/news/entert…
  • Listening to: Blackmore's Nights/Witcher OST
  • Watching: Regular Show/Grimm/Gravity Falls
  • Playing: The Witcher/Sims 3
  • Eating: Analgesics :(
  • Drinking: Capuccino
Blessings for you all, have a beautiful Christmas Eve and Christmas day with your family and loved ones Heart For those of you who don't celebrate, my good wishes for you too. Good wishes never hurt! Hug 
I also want to use this journal to thank you all for your support both regarding my health and my art during this year. I'd like to send a special hug to my wonderful customers :tighthug: who are helping me to make a living out of my art, something I never thought possible in the past. 
I also want to send special greetings to two wonderful artists but more important: two wonderful persons :iconcalisto-lynn: and :icongreenviggen: for encouraging me to keep going and for their advices.

Merry Christmas for you all guys!
SUKI Navidad2 by SicilianValkyrie


  • Listening to: Blackmore's Nights/Witcher OST
  • Reading: Whatever fantasy book I can find
  • Watching: Regular Show/Grimm
  • Playing: The Witcher
  • Eating: Analgesics :(
  • Drinking: Tea (I miss you coffee!)
I'm totally in love with the works my friend :iconlucressia: has been doing lately. I think she deserves some more exposure so here I go!

Girasoles by lucressia Motive Girl by lucressia
Hombre Mapuche by lucressiaMujer Mapuche by lucressia
  • Listening to: Frozen/ Labyrinth/LOTR OST
  • Reading: Whatever fantasy book I can find
  • Playing: Civilization V/ The Sims 3
  • Drinking: Tea (I miss you coffee!)

This week I asked people in the forum to post 3 of their favorite art related to dark elves and today I will pick the ones I liked the most from every comment:


  

Mature Content

Girls of Planescape - Qiri by Maelora69
  <da:thumb id="385804016"/>  Tracking by gazukull <da:thumb id="348160864"/> 
  The Hunter by JankaLateckova <da:thumb id="373122903"/>   Adventure in the forest by IcedWingsArt

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:happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: Commission information:   Click here #1   Price List 

:happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: 


 :squee: COMMISSION STATUS:

  • 01- :iconannoyinglizardvoice: Finished
  • 02- :icondramira-official: Finished
  • 03- :iconprincerampage: Finished
  • 04- :iconprincerampage: Finished
  • 05- :iconembervixen: Sketching
  • 06- :iconembervixen:
  • 07- :iconembervixen:
  • 08- :iconlaydedeadpool:
  • 09- :iconmayislein:
  • 10- :icongunderic:
  • 11- :icondramira-official:
  • 12- :iconembervixen:
I just wanted to thank you all for your support during this year! It really meant a lot to me and helped me during my spine surgery process. Thanks to my customers too, because you all help me to make a living from what I love. Thanks to my fellow artists for sharing their art and tricks!
So, Merry Christmas for you all! For those who are believers and for those who are not, just receive my best wishes for you and your loved ones. Health, love and peace!
Happy New year guys! :party:

Here's Suki, my spoiled doggie in a very bad phomanipulated picture :D

SUKI Navidad2 by SicilianValkyrie




Hello there!

:star:Just wanted to thank my anonymous benefactor or benefactors who have extended my DA premium membership for 2 years! :tighthug:

:star: Regarding my health, I'm recovering quite fast, of course I still feel stiff like Robocop and have some pains now and then, but everything is going as well as it can thank God :)

:star: if you want to check some WIP, sketches and some nonsenses I like to post from time to time, please follow me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/sicilianvalky…

:star: Commissions are open, so if you are interested in getting some art from me, please drop me a note with the details and I'll give you the rates.

Thanks!!!

Patricia

These last days I have experienced some improvements, I'm able to walk and stay sit for longer periods, so I hope I can be back to work soon :). Today I have uploaded the last comms batch I did before my surgery :).
My next upload will be a watercolor that :iconjhcollector: have commissioned me ^_^ long ago! (thanks a lot for your patience and support Jim!). It's a piece about Kahlan and Shar from The Sword of Truth book series :D
Thanks for all your support!
Hello everybody :D

Just a quick note to let you all  know that I'm recovering at home since wednesday. If things keep going this good, I'll have the stitches removed next Friday. Of course I'm still moving like some sort of Robocop, but I feel a bit better every day :dance:. I just want to thank you all for your love and support and also want to publicly thank my fiancee who took care of me without rest, he didn't leave me even for a minute during all this time.
I can't stand to be at the computer for long, but I'll be back here at least to reply messages from time to time.

God bless you all! :)


Patricia
Hello everyone!

Express commissions are open. 4 slots are available. If you can't buy I'd appreciate if you could spread the word.
Last round of commissions before I retire for a time -because my spine surgery-, I'd prefer to rest but you know, bills are already pilling up O_o LOL.
All I can do now are linearts, something I'm sure I can accomplish in time.


1- :iconalysedai:
2- :icondrowgan:

3- :iconnicodemuslily:
4- :iconmaelora69:

What you get: A detailed sketch of your character, hips up/full body shot depending on the kind you pick, you have plenty of samples in my gallery. Express don't include revisions, maybe one of I'm not sure about something :)
EXAMPLE HERE
Price: Hips up shot: 20 USD// Full body 23 USD 
Turn around time
Payment: Full payment upfront.

Things you need to include in the note:

1) A detailed description of your character that needs to be brief and accurate I can not emphasize this enough. Even when in some cases I'd love to read all the story, I lack the time. Please fill the list bellow and describe their personality in two or three sentences.
Age:
Skin tone:
Hair color and style:
Clothing style:
Details: (weapons/scars/tattoes, etc you get the idea ^_^)

2) Visual references: You can send me up to 5 links, they can include whatever you like, pose, previous drawings of your character, inspiration, anything.

3) Your email and name so I can send you the commission.

Thanks!

Colors ^_^

Journal Entry: Mon Jun 10, 2013, 12:28 PM






One of the pages I painted for my friend :icondagova:
PROJECT 5 by dagova
He's about to release his comic! Please visit dagova's page! He's a great artist and also a good friend of mine!

  • Listening to: Blackmore Nights
  • Reading: Zas! by Terry Pratchett
  • Watching: Adventure Time/A Regular Show/ Robotech
  • Playing: GW2/ Sims 3
  • Eating: Not much
  • Drinking: Tea... can&#039;t stand coffee now

Spine surgery, quite probably in two months

Journal Entry: Sun Mar 17, 2013, 7:36 AM






Finally I was able to see the the traumatologit specialized in spine. This time the doctor was totally different from the others. He looked confident, tranquil and made me feel that nothing so bad could happen. To start he told me that my spine, the way it is, needs surgery. I told him that even knowing it involves some risks, I really wanted to do it to fix the problem at once.
The MRI revealed one of my discs has a beggining of osteoarthritis and it's already causing me many problems.
I don't only suffer from pain (from a mild one to very severe) in my back (I have my problem near the waist), I also have problems to leave the bed in the morning, I have to lay in one side and the get up slowly. Usually I also have pain in the lower part of my head and neck. I'm dizzy, have headaches often, and those sympthoms are worst when I try to work as usual, drawing is quite difficult. I always had some sort of depressive seasons, but whit this chronic pain, it's really making things worst, also I can't work as usual and you know, bills pile up. I can't take analgesics because my stomach can't deal a lot with them, so I only take them when deadlines are near.
This doctor however wants to see how things are after 10 sessions of RPG (not rol games :rofl:!) after that I need another set of X Rays and a new MRI. He told me to do more exercise, because if the RPG doesn't work (and it won't make miracles in a 45 degree curve) , at least I'll be in better shape for  the surgery. He told me they have a very experienced team in this kind if surgeries and that they make between 30 and 40 of these per year.
I feel a lot more easy now, I trust my doctor.
All this problem is really ruining many things for me, so the soonest they do the surgery the better.
Thank you all for your support and to my customers a big hug for their patience, I really, really appreciate that guys! :tighthug:

  • Listening to: Blackmore Nights
  • Reading: Zas! by Terry Pratchett
  • Watching: Adventure Time/A Regular Show/ Robotech
  • Playing: GW2/ Sims 3
  • Eating: Not much
  • Drinking: Tea... can&#039;t stand coffee now

Surgery to correct scoliosis

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 14, 2013, 2:20 PM






Hello everyone!

Today I went to the traumatologist and he was not pleased -neither was I- with what he saw on my spine X rays. I was told to pay a visit to some other doctors specialized in spine surgery. They will have the last work about if I will get a merry titanium rod on my spine or not. Wow, that would totally make me feel like a cyborg :headbang:
What my doctor told me about my future wasn't bright or promising. So, If I could choose, I'd jump under the knife in this very moment, but I'll have to wait until march to know for sure :S
So I'd like to know if you, or some of your relatives or close friends have a titanium rod on the spine, and how it worked. I'd appreciate if you can share your thougths with me about this matter.

Thanks a lot! :heart:

  • Listening to: Blackmore Nights
  • Reading: Snuff by Terry Pratchett
  • Watching: Adventure Time
  • Playing: GW2
  • Drinking: Coffe from Colombia! &lt;3