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Portrait commission.
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(Limited availability.) I prefer payment through paypal instead.
For 8000 points or 100 dollar you get one character image in this quality:
Street civilians by Suzanne-Helmigh

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These people are my friends and inspiration and keep me going when I feel run out on paint fuel.
They inspire me with their art and keep me lifted with funny conversations. I always appreciate their critiques and advice on my work :)
Thank you guys! <3

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SapphireRose2:iconsapphirerose2:
Thanks for commenting on my page, and encouraging me!
Mon Aug 15, 2016, 6:42 AM
IamNx:iconiamnx:
Just finished reading a lot of your journals about artist and art in general. They were super helpful and really well written! Thanks so much :D
Tue Dec 15, 2015, 8:16 AM
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thx for the llama :)
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Wed May 20, 2015, 1:57 AM
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I hope you have had a great birthday!
Sat May 16, 2015, 10:09 AM
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THIS ARTWORK IS SO BEAUTIFUL !! BURN MY EYES BECAUSE NOTHING CAN COMPARE TO THIS
Wed Feb 18, 2015, 7:56 PM
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Great Art!
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Thanks for the llama ^^
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Thank you for the Llama. Happy New Year to you!
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bedankt voor de llama!
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i did not commented here, being completely bum. luckly there's others to continue whatever fails.
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My Caldyra illustrated novel is finally on Kickstarter! Seen it?! 

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'In a world where magic is all but forgotten, the people are on the verge of a revolt against their tyrannical monarchy. A class system divides the poor from the rich, but a spark of magic may tip the scales of society.'
Caldyra image 001 by Suzanne-Helmigh

:bulletblue: The Kickstarter :bulletblue:

Most of you have followed me for a long time here on Deviantart and have witnessed the birth of my Caldyra project back in 2012. Yesterday, all the hard work from the last 6 years has paid off! I've launched my Kickstarter to sell this Illustrated novel and it already reached 75% funding in the first 12 hours. I will offer the 200 page (200+ illustrations) book, the concept art compendium, prints and traditional sketches as well as character commissions! I encourage you to have a look and value all support!: CLICK TO VISIT THE KICKSTARTERPAGE

Book Teaser by Suzanne-Helmigh

:bulletblue: Got your own project in the making that you dream of Kickstarting one day?:bulletblue:

Tell us and show your work in the comments below! I'm curious to see what you have in the making and what you want to turn it into! A comic? A novel? An animation? A game?! After my own Kickstarter I will be happy to write about my experiences and all the do's and don't, as well as show you the costs and calculations you have to make! 

Here follow some more previews of the book I'm Kickstarting! 
Open Book by Suzanne-Helmigh
Caldyra a4 test 201812 by Suzanne-Helmigh
Character Introduction by Suzanne-Helmigh
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Suzanne Helmigh
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
Netherlands
Twitch channel: www.twitch.tv/suzanne_helmigh

Occupation: Freelance illustrator and concept artist. Worked on Horizon Zero dawn for Sony. Works as illustrator for Magic the Gathering (Wizards of the coast), did work fro games such as: Hitman, God of war. And various other projects.

Website: www.helmighs.com
Email: helmighs@gmail.com
Skype: Suzanne Helmigh (Feel free to add me.)
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FAQ
Do you livestream on Twitch?
Yes I do! Follow me on facebook to get a message to see when I'm online.
Or follow me on Twitch. www.twitch.tv/suzanne_helmigh

Do you take on commissions?
Yes! Send me a note.

Paypal Stamp by artist4com


Can I use your work for commercial purposes?
Yes but you'll have to pay for the commercial rights. There are a few works however, made for clients and those can not be used or licensed. Please email me so we can talk about the usage and the rights that come along with it.

Can I use your work for non commercial purposes?
Yes. You can use it for your own Youtube videos or school projects, the only thing I ask is that you credit me.

What is Caldyra?
It's an artbook I'm working on and will Kickstart later this year. Every form of support is incredibly appreciated!
Here you'll find out more: www.facebook.com/Caldyra

How much hours per day did you spend when you were beginning?
8-16 hours, and still am :D I started in 2009.

What brushes do you recommend to use when you are a beginner?
There are no special beginner brushes, I'd say use ALL the cool brushes you can find! And experiment.

How much hours per day did you spend when you were starting in concept art?
Same 8-16 hours a day ^^

What books do you recommend to read?
Color & Light by James Gurney
Pictorial Composition by Henry Rankin Poore
Figure drawing for all it's worth by Andrew Loomis
Constructive anatomy by George B. Bridgman

Should I practice in b/w or in colour when beginning?
Practice both. Black and white studies will help you learn about values alone, colors will help you with both.

Is there any secret in holding the tablet´s pen?
Mmmh, In your preferred writing hand, without putting to much pressure on it. (too much pressure will damage the pentip quicker and will deform your fingers!)

Should I practice traditional drawing instead of digital only?
Do Both! I personally do a lot of traditional when I'm out of the house, in a cafe or in a train etc.
At home I mainly do digital.

Which program do you recommend to use? (painter, photoshop, etc)
I personally use Photoshop cs 6. And occasionally Artrage for the nice paint tools to make a nice finish.

Do you use the smudge tool or is it all brush?
99.98% brush.. occasionally experiment with the smudge tool, as apparently you can do amazing soft gradients with it! I also use the selection tool as a key thing to create sharp edges.

Dimensions to sketch?
2000px minimum (X & Y) for sketching.
4000 px minimum (X & Y) for finished rendering.

Do you trace for sketching a picture?
Never. However I do look up reference material to look at when I'm not certain about angles/muscles/colors etc. But no tracing.

When drawing an internet photo, do you form your palette with the eyedropper tool or by seeing the photo?
When doing a photo study I copy the colors by looking at it. However, years and years ago I trained with color picker. I think that as a beginner artist, using the color picker can teach you a great deal when you pay good attention to it. Eventually you don't need it anymore.
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thereCass Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2018
I'm from Brazil,and i'm your fan <3
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EvilCharlotte Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Heya! O0O/
I just happened to stumble across your profile, and I must say that I absolutely adore you work. The amount of detail and realism is insane, and I am certain that by following you and taking a good look at all you make, that I'll be able to learn a lot from a skilled artist like you! OuO
Please do keep up the absolutely amazing work! QuQ/ <33333
Sincerely, a smol noodle named Char.~ :3
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InkySquiggle Featured By Owner May 24, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for all the information you give so openly. I have Watched you.
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GrandMasterFDC Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Happy Birthday! :onfire:
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LokiDalton Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday!

Hope ya have a good one :heart:
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