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Machine Hearts, Chapter 3 (STORY) by Strayhowl Machine Hearts, Chapter 3 (STORY) :iconstrayhowl:Strayhowl 5 3 ''INCOMING!!'' (ART TRADE) by Strayhowl ''INCOMING!!'' (ART TRADE) :iconstrayhowl:Strayhowl 4 6 Heaven Is A Place On Earth by Strayhowl Heaven Is A Place On Earth :iconstrayhowl:Strayhowl 10 0 Melanctha (Character Sheet) by Strayhowl Melanctha (Character Sheet) :iconstrayhowl:Strayhowl 10 5 Deidyia (Character Sheet) by Strayhowl Deidyia (Character Sheet) :iconstrayhowl:Strayhowl 13 2 Guide You Home by Strayhowl Guide You Home :iconstrayhowl:Strayhowl 18 2 Nephthys (Character Sheet) by Strayhowl Nephthys (Character Sheet) :iconstrayhowl:Strayhowl 12 0 Iwalani (Character Sheet) by Strayhowl Iwalani (Character Sheet) :iconstrayhowl:Strayhowl 12 0 Callie - Happy Anniversary!! by Strayhowl Callie - Happy Anniversary!! :iconstrayhowl:Strayhowl 27 3 Zale (Character Sheet) by Strayhowl Zale (Character Sheet) :iconstrayhowl:Strayhowl 5 8 Adrien (COMMISSION) by Strayhowl Adrien (COMMISSION) :iconstrayhowl:Strayhowl 3 2 Machine Hearts, Chapter 2 (STORY) by Strayhowl Machine Hearts, Chapter 2 (STORY) :iconstrayhowl:Strayhowl 14 2 Machine Hearts, Chapter 1 (STORY) by Strayhowl Machine Hearts, Chapter 1 (STORY) :iconstrayhowl:Strayhowl 18 2 Paola (Character Sheet) by Strayhowl Paola (Character Sheet) :iconstrayhowl:Strayhowl 9 0 Xiomara (Character Sheet) by Strayhowl Xiomara (Character Sheet) :iconstrayhowl:Strayhowl 7 0 Zenais (Character Sheet) by Strayhowl Zenais (Character Sheet) :iconstrayhowl:Strayhowl 8 0

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Orphan Black: The Abandoned

The Abandoned: Instinct Poster by OBTheAbandoned Knowledge Poster by OBTheAbandoned

'Fact is, it sucks being a clone. Most of the time, we don't get a whole lot of happiness because of what we are, and because of who our creators are. Would it be easy to give up and say you're done with it? Absolutely. However...that's the same as letting them win. Letting them own us.'

Our story is available in the following places: - WRITTEN… - WRITTEN… - WRITTEN… - COMIC



Made with pride by the DeviantArt community BROWSE ALL ART

I've created a character sheet template to start making proper sheets for my Splatoon charries; what group should I start with? :) 

5 deviants said New Squidbeak Splatoon members
3 deviants said Inkling side characters
3 deviants said Octoling side characters
1 deviant said The Light members


- Please send clear references and a detailed description of what is wanted.
- I will make the sketch and any changes can be discussed.

- Once the commissioner is happy with the sketch, the picture will be finished and uploaded ASAP.
- Any changes requested after lines and colour will cost 100 :points: extra per edit.

What I WILL draw:
- Griffons
- Wolves/ other canines 
- Open to trying other animal species as well
- Blood/gore
- Humanoid characters [though overly complex armor will be rejected]
- Your own OC's only [OCs that belong to a fandom ARE allowed. Ex; a Pokemon trainer you created.]

What I WILL NOT draw:
- Mechs/Machines
- Complex buildings 
- Fetish art

- Porn/Nudity of any kind
- Incest of any kind [yes, this includes cousins... >.>;;]
- Real-world political imagery 
- Real-world religious imagery
- My characters with yours, unless they canonly belong together [Ex; if you and I RP together or write stories together, I will happily accept                                                                                                     commissions of our characters together. Otherwise, nope.]
- Canon/Copyrighted characters from TV/Books/Movies/Games/Ect

I hold the right to deny any commission I'm not comfortable with. If no background or pose is specified, I'll just come up with something random for both~

I will typically complete a sketch in one sitting, typically within 1-2 days after a commission is accepted, but please allow up to two weeks for a completed picture, as I have three baby kittens to look after and sometimes am too busy or too exhausted to draw. :)

If you have any questions, please don't be afraid to note me. I promise I don't bite. :)

Extra Character OR Changes
Extra character for Full Body and Half Body commissions, OR changes requested to a picture after lines and colour are finished.
Extra Character
Extra character for Headshot and Sketch commissions.
Comic Pages
One comic page featuring up to three characters, and anywhere from 2-5 panels with full background and text.
Character Sheet
A single character-fullbody using the above template, with all included information, flat colours, animals, and items. (PLEASE SEND A NOTE WITH ALL THE INFORMATION/PICTURES YOU'D LIKE WRITTEN OUT; I DON'T KNOW YOUR CHARACTERS AS WELL AS YOU DO! THANK YOU!)

If you want a certain box-title changed, just let me know :)

No additional characters may be included for this commission type (minus the animal, if there is one).
Full Body
-One character
-Fully detailed background included, unless the commissioner states otherwise [such as wanting a solid colored background or a transparent background].

Extra characters + 100Points
Custom Character
-One character with a transparent background.
-The commissioner may choose between male and female, and may give specific colours or a general guideline. If no gender or guide is stated, a random character will be designed.

NOTE: This option is NOT for a character that already has an established design. Please look to "FULL BODY" For that. This option is for me to design you an entirely new character. Thank you. :)

No extra characters allowed for custom commissions.
Half Body
-One character
-Fully detailed background included unless the commissioner states otherwise [such as wanting a solid colored background or a transparent background]

Extra character + 100Points
-One character
-Fully detailed background included unless the commissioner states otherwise [such as wanting a solid colored background or a transparent background]

Extra character + 50Points
-One character
-Varying levels of background completion, as requested.

Extra characters + 50Points


Journal Entry: Sat Jul 14, 2018, 9:51 AM

I still need to officially accept when I get sent an email, and then I need to fill out a background check, but I am spazzing out rn, I've been trying to get hired somewhere for so long ;A;

I don't expect my art production will be slowed tooooooo drastically since I'm only part-time, but this is such great news <333333



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Artist | Student | Varied
United States
Hi there!

My name is Akito!

I've been drawing fanart of the things I love my entire life, starting with little MS Paint mouse-doodles all the way up through learning how to use a tablet and more versatile programs such a GIMP, FireAlpaca, PaintTool Sai, MangaStudio 5, and Medibang Paint Pro!

I've drawn for several fandoms over the years; including but not limited to Disney's film series: The Lion King, Atlus's game series: Persona, Nintendo's game series: Pokemon, and my newest passion: Nintendo's colourful and bright game series: Splatoon!


Pepsi Love Stamp by wangqr Onyx DS Luff by rosychan Inspiration Strikes when... by Qinni I Take a Long Time To Do Shit by DSMeatte fanstamp persona4 tv by Kuwaizair GIMP Stamp by SparkLum DA Stamp - Serious RPer 01 by tppgraphics A BlackGatomon Stamp by LilithiumStamps Night owl by prosaix Firefly by somethingunuasul I still love PS2 Stamp__ by DarkShelke I collect Pokedolls by Skeleion Not a weeaboo stamp by Rhoey Meat Lover Stamp by wangqr Sushi Love Stamp by wangqr Note Stamp by SoVeryUnofficial Meat lover by prosaix off-white stamp by vesner Rabid bronies and pegasisters by prosaix Original Characters Stamp by nitchzombie support supporting stamps by SandyNikkiCarol Super Mario stamp by angelasamshi Leader of the Pack stamp by purgatori My characters talk -stamp by Sysirauta Shitty art by paramoreSUCKS Your assumptions vs reality by ChikitaWolf Peg - stamp by V1KA Disney Lady And The Tramp - Lady Stamp by WildSpiritWolf Disney Lady And The Tramp - Tramp Stamp by WildSpiritWolf Aristocats Kittens Stamp by WildSpiritWolf Disney 101 Dalmations by TwilightProwler I LIKE HUGS by Plankhead Squirtle and its flower by L3xil3in Reshiram Avatar by Kevfin Zekrom Avatar by Kevfin Think before you type stamp by andaria Stamp: Characters are children by Jammerlee My Characters STAMP by NocturnalMelody9 I Love My Villains by NocturnalMelody9 Characters' Beliefs Stamps by Spikytastic

Orphan Black Stamp - Leigh (The Abandoned) by OBTheAbandoned Orphan Black Stamp - Aila (The Abandoned) by OBTheAbandoned Orphan Black Stamp - Rat (The Abandoned) by OBTheAbandoned Orphan Black Stamp - Katja (The Abandoned) by OBTheAbandoned

My shared account with TLKKo for our Orphan Black fan project!
Orphan Black Stamp by PrincessMedley13 OBTheAbandoned :iconobtheabandoned:

Orphan Black Stamp - Rachel (The Abandoned) by OBTheAbandoned Orphan Black Stamp - Beth (The Abandoned) by OBTheAbandoned Orphan Black Stamp - Helena (The Abandoned) by OBTheAbandoned Orphan Black - The Abandoned by OBTheAbandoned


Meaw,meaw by luisbc Cat Stamp by coyearth Gatito by luisbc

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Kanayo stamp by Strayhowl

Chao sprite by mixlou

Sunflower by CookiemagiK Gatling pea by CookiemagiK :iconzombiestandplz: :iconzombiestandplz:



Machine Hearts, Chapter 3 (STORY)
Promo art for chapter 3 of my version of Marina's backstory; Machine Hearts!

The chapter can be found here:…

I drew this on a livestream last night and it was much fun~ :heart:

Marina (c) Nintendo
My half of an art trade with :icondemiidee: of her amazingly special SU character, Car :D 

Her half: (unfinished)

Car (C) DemiiDee
So it seems like I'll consistently be working Wednesday/Saturday/Sunday for 8 hours per day. Works for me! :D
Heaven Is A Place On Earth
"When I feel alone...
I reach for you...
And you bring me home...
When I'm lost at sea...
I hear your voice...
And it carries me...

In this world we're just beginning...
To understand the miracle of living...
Baby, I was afraid before...
But I'm not afraid anymore...

Ooh, baby, do you know what that's worth...?
Ooh, heaven is a place on earth...
They say in heaven love comes first...
We'll make heaven a place on earth...
Ooh, heaven is a place on earth..."

Rhetta and Mela :heart: I love these two

Rhetta and Mela (C) me
Melanctha (Character Sheet)
Mela is Rhetta's wife :D I quite like how she turned out here :heart:

Melanctha (c) me


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Palkachu Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2018  Hobbyist
Hey! Just asking, would you be interested in an art trade with me? It’s ok if you’re busy or if you say no, I understand you’re working on commissions...
Strayhowl Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2018  Student General Artist
I'm free to do a trade, sure! What character would you like me to draw? And what character of mine would you like to draw in return? :D
xHart Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018


Strayhowl Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2018  Student General Artist
Pffft XD
Moonlight-Serene Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Octo Expansion drops tomorrow evening.
Strayhowl Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018  Student General Artist
Yeeeeeeeeeees I'm so hype LOL
Moonlight-Serene Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Strayhowl Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2018  Student General Artist
Hello there~ :wave:
Moonlight-Serene Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
What's up?
Strayhowl Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2018  Student General Artist
Not much~ just chillin hehe :D
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