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Character Commissions

I am usually available to do character commissions. A typical commission costs $75 for a full-color rendered piece, delivered at a sizeable, print-ready resolution (about 8x10 inches). Some examples below:

Camilla the Apprentice Thief by Smolin Francis O'Furious by Smolin Magnus the Dragonslayer by Smolin Tinker by Smolin Sorceress by Smolin

Because it looks better, I usually place the character against a vague, implied background. I don't normally produce line art, either (so many artists out there are better at line art!) but I can tailor anything to fit your project.

Of course, I'm also available to do portraits or full scenes, but the price is going to vary based on the scope of the project. Drop me a line and we can discuss it.

Note: The character commission rates above are provided strictly for non-commercial, personal usage. For inquiries regarding commercial rates, contact me directly at


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Nick Avallone
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
Art Director at Griggling Games
Current Residence: Hudson Valley
Operating System: Mac OS X

Art Challenges

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 5:56 PM

A few years back I picked up my first issue of ImagineFX and saw that they held weekly and monthly challenges for artists of all skill levels. So I lurked on the forums for a few weeks, and -- after coming to the conclusion that the participants would not bite and were, in fact, very supportive and helpful to each other -- I took the plunge and participated in my first challenge.

The experience was grueling, since I was unused to dealing with tight deadlines, and frightening, since I'd not had my work critiqued by strangers in nearly two decades. But by the end of the week, I'd produced a piece unlike anything I'd ever attempted before, and learned more than I had in years.

The amount of advice and encouragement I've received over the years from the excellent community at ImagineFX has made me a much better artist in innumerable ways. And I've made a few friends along the way, too.

So, if you are an artist of any skill level and seek to become better at it, I strongly encourage you to get over there and try out a challenge or two.  

Here's a direct link to the Challenges section at the ImagineFX forum. Good luck and happy painting!

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Happy Birthday!
Smolin Mar 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much!
You are welcome!
BrookeGillette Feb 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:cake: Happy Birthday :cake: :party: :airborne: :iconbouquetplz:
Smolin Mar 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the birthday wishes!
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