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Self Portrait: Not All Robot by XenaQuill Self Portrait: Not All Robot :iconxenaquill:XenaQuill 1 0 Astrik - Colored by XenaQuill Astrik - Colored :iconxenaquill:XenaQuill 4 0 The Shadow Meeting the Ego by XenaQuill The Shadow Meeting the Ego :iconxenaquill:XenaQuill 1 0 Koi Carp by XenaQuill Koi Carp :iconxenaquill:XenaQuill 0 1 Bamboo by XenaQuill Bamboo :iconxenaquill:XenaQuill 0 0 Dream by XenaQuill Dream :iconxenaquill:XenaQuill 2 0 Mount Fuji by XenaQuill Mount Fuji :iconxenaquill:XenaQuill 0 0 Astrik - Concept 2 by XenaQuill Astrik - Concept 2 :iconxenaquill:XenaQuill 2 0 Awakened Beneath Capri by XenaQuill Awakened Beneath Capri :iconxenaquill:XenaQuill 0 0 Cathy Cuts Her Hair - Page 14 by XenaQuill Cathy Cuts Her Hair - Page 14 :iconxenaquill:XenaQuill 0 0 Cathy Cuts Her Hair - Page 13 by XenaQuill Cathy Cuts Her Hair - Page 13 :iconxenaquill:XenaQuill 0 0 Cathy Cuts Her Hair - Page 12 by XenaQuill Cathy Cuts Her Hair - Page 12 :iconxenaquill:XenaQuill 0 0 Cathy Cuts Her Hair - Page 11 by XenaQuill Cathy Cuts Her Hair - Page 11 :iconxenaquill:XenaQuill 0 0 Cathy Cuts Her Hair - Page 10 by XenaQuill Cathy Cuts Her Hair - Page 10 :iconxenaquill:XenaQuill 0 0 Cathy Cuts Her Hair - Page 9 by XenaQuill Cathy Cuts Her Hair - Page 9 :iconxenaquill:XenaQuill 0 0 Cathy Cuts Her Hair - Page 8 by XenaQuill Cathy Cuts Her Hair - Page 8 :iconxenaquill:XenaQuill 1 0
Check out my latest works of art! Don't forget to view my scraps in my scrapbook (I worked hard on those too). Comments appreciated! :bow:


Transformers UK22 Cover by JasonCardy Transformers UK22 Cover :iconjasoncardy:JasonCardy 1,001 153 Commission: Rev Runner Tied and Gagged by TheEdMinistrator765 Commission: Rev Runner Tied and Gagged :icontheedministrator765:TheEdMinistrator765 134 24 The Final Journey by Incantata The Final Journey :iconincantata:Incantata 8,580 348 Gentle robot by VentralHound Gentle robot :iconventralhound:VentralHound 244 48 Night wanderer by VentralHound Night wanderer :iconventralhound:VentralHound 263 63 Grits by gritsfx Grits :icongritsfx:gritsfx 148 14 Escaped Specimen by OffbeatWorlds Escaped Specimen :iconoffbeatworlds:OffbeatWorlds 93 40 Corridor by vadozzer Corridor :iconvadozzer:vadozzer 2,105 60 TMNT DONATELLO by propimol TMNT DONATELLO :iconpropimol:propimol 98 5 A Rare Moment of Quiet by maggock A Rare Moment of Quiet :iconmaggock:maggock 410 93 SO, YOUR THE FASTEST HEDGEHOG ALIVE? by PUFFINSTUDIOS SO, YOUR THE FASTEST HEDGEHOG ALIVE? :iconpuffinstudios:PUFFINSTUDIOS 156 81 Starbuck's by Julie1091 Starbuck's :iconjulie1091:Julie1091 2 3 David Tennant by pkmarie David Tennant :iconpkmarie:pkmarie 236 106 Man vs spider by CookiemagiK Man vs spider :iconcookiemagik:CookiemagiK 29,145 6,191
I love exploring and collecting art, be it for my viewing pleasure or for artistic learning. :w00t: Three cheers for artists!


I'll begin by saying that I really love the concept behind this photograph. It's where simplicity meets elegance, a brilliant combinati...





Commissions NOW OPEN!!

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 19, 2012, 6:34 PM

So to celebrate Premium Membership Day on DA, I've decided that I'll begin offering commissions! :squee:
I am currently a freshman at The University of Dallas, majoring in art. I am offering these commissions in order to earn a little money to pay for my art supplies and books. Any extra money earned after that will go to my college fund for when I go study abroad in Rome next fall semester.

I'm also trying to save up to get a premium membership and I think I'm ready to work for it rather than resort to begging and asking for donations. :facepalm:

I'll draw a cartoon rendering of a portrait of you or anyone you wish. The portrait can be of a head or a bust. I do lineart, black and white, and full-color portraits.
For lineart or black and white images, I use traditional methods by sketching out my subject first and then inking it.
For color images, I do the same as above, but then color it on Photoshop. I do my best to keep my artwork as clean-cut as possible.
I don't usually do backgrounds, but I can make a very simple one (e.g. halo of light, soft glow, etc.) for an extra 80 :points: or $1.00 USD

All finished pieces will be large, digital JPG files of 2025x3000 ppi dimentions. I can do other sizes too if you like. Just let me know what you'd like.

Below are some samples of my cartooning styles. I'm still working to expand my drawing styles, so if there's something specific you'd like, please let me know and I'll do what I can to accomidate your request:
Cartoon Self-Portrait of Xena Quill by XenaQuill Human Knuckles by XenaQuill White-haired Elf by XenaQuill Ruby by XenaQuill Manga Boy by XenaQuill Willard Huey concept - color by XenaQuill Astrik full length concept by XenaQuill Mantis Concept - Full by XenaQuill I'm Blue by XenaQuill

Once you have fully paid for your commissioned artwork after I have delivered it to you, you will own all rights to the image and you will be able to do whatever you like with the image. All that I ask is that my signature remain on the commissioned image and that you permit me to upload it into my gallery of commissions so that I may use it as a sample of the kind of work I do.

I reserve the right to turn down commissions for any reason. I do not draw portraits that include obscene, errotic, suggestive or occult imagery, nor do I draw characters who are dressed suggestively, wearing tattoos or body piercings other than earrings. If your original image includes any of the preceeding content, I can re-draw the portrait without the suggestive clothing/tattoos/body piercings, etc.

Also, please remember that I am a college student and that I my first duty is to my school work. I can complete lineart and black and white portraits within 2 days of commission; color portraits can take up to a week to complete as they require more work.

In exchange for my work, FOR THE FIRST 10 PEOPLE who request a commission, I will ask for 400 :points: per image or $5.00 USD. After that, I will ask for 600 :points: per image or $7.50 USD. For monetary payments, I accept Paypal.

I require a partial payment upfront (at least half of the full commission price) and then the other half upon my delivery of the commission. I only do this so as to maintain honesty and trust on both ends of the commissioner and the artist. You can request a commission ONLY IF you're serious about paying me for my work. If neither of us are able to uphold our end of the contract before the completion of the commission, your money or points will be refunded.

If you're interested in a commission, please note me. I look forward to hearing from you! :wave:

  • Listening to: Alligator Sky - Owl City
  • Reading: Plato's Republic


XenaQuill has started a donation pool!
15 / 2,500
Hey everyone! I am trying to save up points for a Premium Membership. All amounts are appreciated. As a token of appreciation for donating points, I am offering the following rewards:

1 :points: = I will give you a llama

2-5 :points: = I will leave a comment on at least one of your deviations :shoutbox:(a serious comment, not just four or five words) + llama

6-10 :points: = I will favorite one of your deviations :+fav: + :shoutbox: + llama

11-25 :points: = I will suggest one of your deviations to be featured as a favorite in a group :groups: + :+fav: + :shoutbox: + llama

26-75 :points: = I will add you to my watch list :+devwatch: + :groups: + :+fav: + :shoutbox: + llama

76-99 :points: = I will critique one of your deviations :painter: (as soon as I get my premium membership) + :+devwatch: + :groups: + :+fav: + :shoutbox: + llama

100-399 :points: = I will give you a few points (as soon as I have reached my goal) + :painter: + :+devwatch: + :groups: + :+fav: + :shoutbox: + llama

400 :points: or more! = I will do a commissioned cartoon rendering of any portrait of your choice (see commission details in my blog) + :painter: + :+devwatch: + :groups: + :+fav: + :shoutbox: + llama

:squee: How awesome is that?

Finally, all donors will be recognized in my journal when my points goal has been met. :wave: Thank you so much for your considaration!

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    Donated Nov 17, 2011, 5:04:49 AM


No imagination, no wonder
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
The name's Xena Quill. Although some refer to me as "Kathleen."

I am an author, self-taught cartoonist, illustrator and artist. And to put it simply: I love what I do!

I enjoy writing science fiction/fantasy novels for young adults. My first novel (to be published soon) is The Legend of the Twelve Gems: Zannophia. Visit my website to learn more:

As for art, I'm happiest when I have a piece of paper in front of me and a pencil in my hand. If I could, I would doodle and draw all day long. My primary works consist of cartoons and conceptual drawings, primarily in the cartoon style. I've been told by many (and I would agree) that my cartoons have an anime-esque style to them, which is surprising since I don't usually watch anime, nor am I an overt fan of it. As a new art student, I am beginning to try my hand at new art forms, stepping out of my comfort zone. I'm also a lover of Adobe Photoshop (my dad has used it for years and I've come to enjoy it as much as he has) so sometimes I will dabble in digital art. I also enjoy photography from time to time. I am currently teaching myself animation with the guidance of some spectacular books, and I have recently begun dabbling in storyboarding, so I'd like to add that to my official repertoire of art/media interests.

My dream job is to work as an animator, concept artist, storyboard artist, or maybe as a character/sets artist at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, California. My secondary dream job location would be at Disney or Nickelodeon animation studios in Burbank, California.

I hope you like my art as much as I enjoy making it!

P.S. I am rather fond giving out llama badges, so if you comment on my artwork or if you send me a llama, I will definitely be sending a llama your way.

Favourite genre of music: Classical, easy listening, soft rock, oldies
Favourite style of art: all renaissance; mannerism; neo-classical; high/late classical; cartoon; sci-fi/fantasy; anime/manga
MP3 player of choice: iPod Classic
Wallpaper of choice: Nature; movie/tv/videogame characters
Skin of choice: Neon lights; sci-fi style
Favourite cartoon character: Sonic the Hedgehog; Danny Phantom; Ratchet & Clank; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Personal Quote: "The thoughts you think can never be un-thunk."


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thevoiceofmanyfaces Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Thanks for the llama :D
coooool123 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
thx for the fav!
XenaQuill Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
No prob! I'm really liking Donatello. ^_^
theterriblezodin Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the Llama!
ClockoBot Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student General Artist
thanks for the watch!
FoxWithRedHat Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
THANK YOU FOR THE alpaca :dummy:
XenaQuill Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
lol You're welcome! Sometimes I think of them as alpacas too. :D
FoxWithRedHat Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
I'm not a loner, oh thank goodness :icondummylaplz:
Sunny-Knight Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the Llama!!
TheSpitfireSpirit Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the :llama:
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