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About Deviant Artist Premium Member Susan HawkinsFemale/Germany Group :iconkiwiana-club: Kiwiana-Club
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Dolphy's Journal

If you have a question then please read this because it may already have the answer you`re looking for. ^^…


You might have noticed that I disabled comments on commissions. That's because I see no point in people commenting and asking about characters and ideas which aren't my own ( so comments on my personal art are still allowed ). It was pretty awkward in the past when the design of a character or the content of the picture was criticized and people didn't really understand that I'm an artistic service provider and not everything I draw came from my own mind. I'm a freelance artist, people pay me to draw what they want, they are the ones who pay my bills.

I noticed myself that I keep getting asked to draw the same things over and over again. Once I had 3 people in a row telling me to draw their characters looking into the night sky.  And this concept is wanted again and again ( currently two again ) because in my gallery it might be a very repetitive thing but for the person who ordered it it's probably something they haven't seen with their characters so far. I understand it can get boring for my watchers but I have to please my paying clients,  not persuade them to let me draw something else because I need to keep my watchers entertained. Most of my clients also send me detailed information about which pose they want, so well described or with references ( from other pictures I drew ) that I don't have artistic freedom anymore. And again, if several people want a side view or their characters standing on a cliff, staring into the sky, etc. then it's their wish that matters.
If you work as a cook then you can't complain about 70% of your guests wanting pizza either and go like "Bohoo, but I can cook steak, noodles, rice and potatoes as well!"

If you want the same now, hey, don't worry, even if a dozen people ask me to draw it I will. This is not to prevent future clients from asking those popular concepts, it's to make everyone here understand that I draw what I'm asked to draw. I'm working on commissions every day, most of my time and creativity goes into that because, like I said, it's my job and I want to make my clients happy. For Eurofurence I have to draw things that have a big chance of actually getting sold. My ideas for more RotG-fanart aren't ending and I also regularly work on my oneshot-collection on You might notice that there's not much time left. Actually my RotG-work is the only thing I do for fun. Even the animal pictures I'm currently working on will be for Eurofurence next year, because I need new prints and originals.

So, I hope you understand where I'm coming from. ;)


My Mateys :

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My kiwi bird club :


***ART-TRADES / REQUESTS*** : NO ( so please stop asking me! )

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Creative-Dreamr Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday to a great and talented artist!Happy Birthday Grin Balloons V4 
Stygma Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
HappyBDay by KmyGraphic
lil-puppy23 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014
DalroththeWarlock Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014
Happy birthday
SeekHim Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014

I just wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday!

I notice you’re from Germany. Ton of history there! I visited the Rhine Valley and Black Forest years ago and thought it was gorgeous!


I found that a lot of people here in the U.S. don’t know much about their own country, much less anyone else's.  :(


I post prayer updates about different countries. Part of the reason is to raise awareness about what's going on in the rest of the world.


Recently I’ve started my own private initiative; if I notice someone on DA  is from another country, if I've done their country I let them know. It’s my way of letting them know that others are thinking about their home. :)


This update is about your home! Consider it a birthday gift!…


GOD bless you now and always.

John 3:16


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