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Rose Arkady Gerard
Artist | Professional | Varied
United Kingdom
Professional artist working in both traditional and digital media, craftsman, doll customiser/costumer, jeweller, bookbinder.


SIZE: I generally work on a minimum canvas size of 4Kx4K at 300dpi - however this is open to negotiation depending on whether you want a high print-quality image or something for web work.

TIMESCALE: This depends on what you're after; simple sketches on a blank or parchment-textured background I can do on a 1-2 day turnaround; simple painting of a bust will take 2-3 days. Full-length character portraits will take longer depending on how complicated the outfit is. Full-length portrait with full painted background could easily take me up to a couple of weeks to do. It also depends on how busy I am. I will discuss and agree a timescale with you before any money changes hands.

SUBJECT MATERIAL: This is pretty much up to you with very few exceptions. I'm pretty versatile and can do pretty much almost any subject material; please browse my gallery for samples of my work. Animals are my real forte, but I also enjoy painting portraits. If you're not sure whether I can do justice to a particular subject, please ask!

* Simple sketch, blank or parchment background £30
* Simple portrait - head & shoulders/bust, blank/parchment background £50
* Full-length character portrait, minimal background £65
* Full painting with detailed background £80
* Pet portraits - blank/parchment background, fully-coloured, digitally painted, 300dpi suitable for printing £45
* Logos etc - POA, generally £15-£30 depending on complexity and size required.
* Tattoo designs - POA

PAYMENT: In the UK: Either Bank Transfer to my account or Paypal. Outside UK: Paypal only please. I require a 50% non-refundable down-payment upon agreement of the commission, the remainder to be paid upon completion of the commission. All pictures will be released with a Creative Commons license unless otherwise specified & negotiated. I reseve the right to display a copy of the work as part of my deviantART portfolio.

If you would like to commission me, please send me a Note or email me at arkadyDOTroseATgmailDOTcom with the subject heading of "Commission:DA".


Taken during a visit to the Natural History Museum in London.

Canon EOS 4000D with EF-S18-55mmlens, ƒ/5.6, 1/100s exposure
Foraging Crow
I was sitting down for a rest after a long walk and noticed a crow about 20 feet away from me, hunting for insects in the ground on the bank of Hollow Ponds (Walthamstow, East London) after a recent rainstorm.

Canon EOS 4000D, EF75-300m lens, ƒ/5.6.
Burnt trees in gorse
Back in 2013, a wildfire swept across the common near Hollow Ponds, on the southern edge of Epping Forest in London, UK. Five years on, these trees still stand bare and blackened, but the gorse has sprung up again around them.

Canon EOS 4000D with EF-S18-55mm lens, ƒ/11.0.


Simple sketches
Generally 2-3 hours' work. Simple illustration sketches - animals, children's story illustrations etc. Supplied as PNG at 72dpi, suitable for online display. Sample:
Custom art piece (portraits, Celtic knotwork)
Generally minimum 6-8 hours' work upwards. Knotwork animal or creature of your specifications in a celtic knotwork design, supplied as PNGs both against a transparent background and coloured, minimum 300dpi, suitable for printing. Sample:
Portraits: Supplied as full-colour digitally painted PNG, 300dpi, at a size suitable for printing. Samples:,,,
Logo design
Generally 2-3 hours' work, PNG file supplied on both transparent background and on sample coloured background, minimum 300dpi suitable for printing, t-shirts etc. e.g.


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Please note the change of name; formerly arkadyrose, I'm now RoseGerard, as I have changed my name legally from Arkady Rose to Rose Arkady Gerard, taking my husband's surname (only 2.5 years after we married, but whatever!).



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AlistairAndAnders Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:, I really appreciate it :squee:
BlancheDr Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015   Digital Artist
Thank you for the favorite :blushes:
Kulibrnda Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks fot :+fav: :hug:
The-Arkadian Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
My pleasure. It's a lovely piece. :)
BlackKiba Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for the fav! :3
The-Arkadian Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
My pleasure. :-)
AdmiralDeMoy Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the Loki fave. :hug:
The-Arkadian Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
My pleasure. :)
AdmiralDeMoy Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
imlindy Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Hi Arkady,

How are you?

My name is Lindy Fu. Our company ZQGame is looking for good artwork from talented artists. We have seen this work from your artwork site: [link]. We wonder if we can use it for our game promotional marketing. If so, is the IP yours or somebody else? What the price range would be? Please let us know. We can work on the details later. You can reach me at

Thank you very much,

Lindy Fu

Executive Assistant
ZQGame, Inc.
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