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Wow, long time no see. Hello, all, I hope you've been doing well. Yes, I did fall off the face of the earth. Yes, I did stop drawing for the most part. No, I don't know when or if I'll ever get back into the normal swing of things. I'm not sure if I will ever open again for normal commissions like flat colors or full colors. What with a full-time job, and depression and anxiety taking up most of my time these days, I find it very difficult to focus or be creative at all. I appreciate everyone who has followed me through the years and still enjoys the kind of stuff I used to make. And while I am not really back for for good just yet, I am kind of testing the waters here with the following message: 

To Anyone Who May Be Interested,
I am taking deerb recolor commissions!!!!!!!

"But Shaddie, what does that mean?"
Well, it means I work from a simple base that I pre-made, which I then color and edit parts of (if applicable) to depict your own unique character!

"Oh, so what kind of edits are you willing to make?" If you take a look at this first batch I made, you'll see the kind of edits I am comfortable making. Basically, I am very flexible! I am willing to add wings, horns, antlers, fangs, fluff, different tails, even extra heads! I can do whitetails, muleys, caribou, musk deer, or any kind of deer or deer-hybrid creature. I have even made a goo-deer. That means that if you want your TEF character made, with all of their crazy faces, face accessories, horns, spikes, and tails, I am totally willing to do that! I only ask that your characters be deer-like in body shape so I don't need to redraw the entire thing.

"Ok, so how much would this cost me?" For the low, low price of $10, YOU could be the next owner of one of these amazing deerbs!

"And what exactly does the $10 get me?" I'm glad you asked! Your $10 will get you a full-size version of the recolor I make for you, and also a smaller version with a transparent background. The smaller version is what I will upload together with the others once I complete the 2nd batch of these guys. The full-size version is free for you to use however you wish. I can also give you a full-size version with a transparent background should you request it.

"But Shaddie, that's boring!" Well it might not be as exciting as a fully colored, fully shaded piece with a background and dynamic pose, but I just wanted to let everyone know this is what I was up to because this is the first and only time I've opened for any kind of commissions in over a year, and it may be the only time I open for commissions for the next year or two. So if you ever wanted art from me before, now might be your only chance! I am opening up 17 slots, so if you are interested, please send me a note or e.mail at Shaddiewolf@hotmail.com. My Paypal address is also Shaddiewolf@hotmail.com for those who are curious. I will edit this journal if all the positions fill up to let you know that they are closed :) Thanks, everyone, and have a great day!

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:iconcoonkun::iconshadowwolf:

Hey, everybody! I hope everyone is having fun outside in this beautiful sunny weather! Coonkun and I took our dog, Hydro, to the dog park yesterday, where he proceeded to run around like a lunatic and then slammed himself directly into the trunk of a tree! :( He was limping the rest of the day, but today he is doing much better and is now happily chewing on his new toys that I bought him (because I felt bad, he was so sad yesterday!)

Anyway, I have been playing Furvilla lately and was hoping ya'll could vote for my picture in the artsy contest they are having this month! I would be so, so, so, so, so, so very thankful! The link to my piece is here: www.furvilla.com/idol/entry/14… but you'll only be able to see/vote if you have a Furvilla account. You can also friend me on there if you have an account!

Anyway. I'm trying to work on the few commissions that I have... But my inspiration has been at 0% these past few months... What do you guys do to regain your creativity?


Send all queries regarding commissions/trades to me through notes, please.

Art Trade Status


Closed for now.

Commission Status


Closed for now. Please click here for commission prices.

Current Queue
$243/1,000

  • Collab commission for Rander (waiting on Coonkun)
  • Commission for Periphery (waiting on Periphery to decide what he wants :P)
  • Commission for xSilv
  • Waitlist - Epicwang

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Commissions Closed

Journal Entry: Wed Apr 20, 2016, 2:31 PM





:iconcoonkun::iconshadowwolf:

I got hired on at an avian veterinary clinic down here in Tacoma, so that's good. At least I don't have to reduce myself to working at Petsmart any longer. I absolutely hate chain pet stores.

Anyway I am going to be taking a few commissions because I have a few veterinary expenses I'd like to recover. This is kind of unprecedented, as I haven't officially announced open commissions in a very long time. I usually just take them privately through notes. So this is an opportunity for those of you who may have been waiting for me for a while :) If you are interested, send me a note with what you'd like. I will only be accepting 3 slots. I will edit this journal when I have filled said 3. All manner of commissions are open, that includes fully colored pieces, icons, whatever. My prices and options are listed here .

Thanks for being awesome, everyone :D I hope ya'll are enjoying the beautiful growing, blooming plants outside!

1. xSilv
2. kimikohime
3. Edelilah


Send all queries regarding commissions/trades to me through notes, please.

Art Trade Status


Closed for now.

Commission Status


Closed for now. Please click here for commission prices.

Current Queue
$243/1,000

  • Collab commission for Rander (waiting on Coonkun)
  • Commission for Periphery (waiting on Periphery to decide what he wants :P)
  • Commission for xSilv
  • Waitlist - Epicwang

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My Little Pony Season 5 Finale Musings

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 30, 2015, 11:12 AM





SPOILERS .  SPOILERS . STOP reading if you don't want spoilers to invade your BRAIN . SPOILERS . SPOILERS

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Okay so, I just want to say this one thing. I know that the finale felt rushed towards the end, I think we can all agree on that, but am I the only one who thought that Starlight's backstory was NO EXCUSE for her being a radical communist??? Losing a single childhood friend is not enough to make someone evil in any world, anywhere! I totally get that My Little Pony is a children's show and they couldn't make a story too abstract or terrible, but I think a better backstory for Starlight would have been this:

Starlight is an orphan. She lives in an orphanage with other colts and fillies. She has a hard time making friends because they are always getting adopted. She may make one friend only to find that in a month that same friend is leaving with a new family. Eventually, making friends becomes pointless. Starlight finds that those that get their cutiemarks early are adopted quicker, whereas blank flanks are often left behind, because having a cutiemark means having a talent, and having a talent means you are special. This kind of cutiemark/special talent favoritism would 100% cause damage to any growing mind, but Starlight would, of course, take it especially hard because she would not develop a cutiemark until her adult years.
Being forced to watch as the lucky ones got to go to a home, while the few blank flanks, or those that got their cutiemarks when they were older and less cute (and therefore less likely to be adopted) is what could have made her so sympathetic to those who are given the short end of the stick, and so furious at those who stand out among others. Starlight's insecurities and unique ideology would make much more sense stemming from this situation, instead of the canon scenario where she just lost one friend and got jealous and gave up on friends forever like some big dumb baby.


Aside from that, my only other nitpick was that all of the mane six still had their cutiemarks in the alternate world scenarios. Why would they have their cutiemarks if they never discovered their true talents? I firmly believe that the mane six should have been blank flanks in their alternate worlds. This would explain the dystopian way in which they lived, because they would not have discovered the joys derived from their special talents.

Okay I'm done musing. Carry on!


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Closed for now.

Commission Status


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Current Queue
$0/1,000

  • Collab commission for Rander
  • Commission for Periphery

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Job Searching

Journal Entry: Tue Nov 3, 2015, 4:06 AM





Well the wedding is over with now. If anyone is interested in looking at the pretty wedding pics, you can visit my Pinterest over here: www.pinterest.com/shaddiewolf/…

Now that the dust has settled, I am looking for a new job in the Tacoma area. I've never lived in the city before, things are different here than they were where I used to live. I come from a land of sleepy cities, podunk towns, and middle of nowhere houses. Jobs were easy to find because, I guess, not many people had my kind of skill set in the area that I lived. But here in Tacoma, jobs seem to be in high demand, and those people who have them seem to hold on to them for dear life. I've never been without a job for this long before. I've had a few interviews, but nothing has worked out yet. I'm starting to worry. It's never taken me this long to track down a job in the past. I can only contribute it to the change of location.

I would ideally like to get a job working with animals again, but, so far, there have been no leads, and my experience is heavily exotics-centric, which is for some reason disappointing to dog and cat clinics. I would think a dog and cat clinic would be thrilled to learn that a prospective employee has official certification, shining recommends from her past place of employment, and extensive experience dealing with fractious bobcats (felines), skittish foxes (canines), and constant, delicate emergencies. I'm not sure what I'm missing here.

To my knowledge there are no exotic vet clinics in the Tacoma area, only dog and cat, which means that the only chance I have of working with exotics again is probably if I go back to working at a pet store. It's a huge step backward from where I was in Bothell, but I don't know what else to do. Zoos are so competitive. I would excel at a zoo job, I am itching to work for one; I have so much experience working with wildlife and exotics that most species in an ectotherm department would be old news to me. But I have never had a call back from a zoo before. Despite numerous resumes. I attribute this to my lack of technical education, lack of a bachelor's in zoology or animal husbandry, whatever paperwork they want to see. It kills me, because I have had coworkers who knew less about what I know go on to be hired at zoos and traveling collections in the past. They get hired at my dream job, and I know that I am more qualified. They get hired because they went to school for longer than I did, while I spent the same amount of time they did at school actually working with the animals they only learned about in books.

I don't often think highly of myself. In fact, I never do. But I am confident in my ability to work with animals, particularly reptiles. I just wish I could find somewhere to use my skill. I feel like the exotic clinic in Bothell is the closest I'll ever get, and I'll never get that close again. I no longer have the option of moving out of state at the last moment, now that I am married, so I can no longer send resumes to zoos in places like Texas or Oklahoma. I'm stuck here, in Tacoma, seemingly purposeless. I won't be happy forever working at a dog and cat clinic, even if I do get hired, nor would I be satisfied with a career at a grooming salon, or a dog boarding facility.

My passion is with exotics. I came to this realization many years ago. I just don't know what to do with this passion. Feeling very lost right now.



Send all queries regarding commissions/trades to me through notes, please.

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Closed for now.

Commission Status


Closed for now. Please click here for commission prices.

Current Queue
$167/200

  • Collab commission for Rander
  • Commission for Periphery

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My dog

Journal Entry: Thu Jun 5, 2014, 11:33 PM





Beowulf was finally laid to rest this morning. He had gone downhill shockingly quick, after months of high spirits, and pain medications were doing nothing to ease the discomfort of his arthritis, edema, and cancer… It was difficult for me to accept, but after staying up with him all last night without him even being able to stand to relieve himself, I had to admit defeat. I don't really know what else to say at this point, without this sounding like a Livejournal post. He was my baby, and it's painful to talk about.

I am buying the biggest flowering dogwood tree that I can afford tomorrow as a marker for his grave.


Send all queries regarding commissions/trades to me through notes, please.

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Closed for now.

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Current Queue
$167/200

  • Commission for Edililah 

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May 21, 2014

Journal Entry: Sat Apr 5, 2014, 9:18 PM





I got a raise! Woohoo! WOOO FREEKIN HOOOOOOOOOOOO :D 


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Das Journal Entry

Journal Entry: Thu May 30, 2013, 10:47 PM





Not much going on as of late, though I am trying to finish my last commission at the moment. I have a few art trades I need to tackle afterwards, and I have a few other personal projects I'd like to finish by this summer. I will open again for commissions in the near future, perhaps by the end of this month but more realistically next month. Keep checking back. I will post a journal when I am ready to open some more slots :)

Send all queries regarding commissions/trades to me through notes, please. I will be looking for art trade partners soon - within the next month or so!

Art Trade Status


Closed for now!

Commission Status


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Current Queue



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Commission Info

Journal Entry: Sat Dec 15, 2012, 8:57 PM





"How Do I Commission?"

Simply send me a note asking whether or not I have any openings available, and let me know what you are interested in. Once availability is confirmed and payment is discussed, send me detailed information of what you'd like drawn for you. The more detailed your descriptions, and the more reference images you can give me, the better. Projects are started after payment is received (typically through Paypal, though money order is also acceptable) and you have secured your place in the queue. All questions prior to the completion of your commission are welcomed, and progress shots are granted upon request.

"How Long Does It Take?"

The time it takes to complete a commission is highly variable and depends on a variety of factors, namely the complexity of the commission and the number of projects in my queue. Flat colors and badges can be completed within a week, while full color pieces may take months. All queries about your commission's progress can be sent to me through note. 

Ratings

I accept commissions with ratings G through R. I may be more choosy when it comes to the higher rated materials, but it never hurts to send me a note asking whether or not I would be comfortable with your idea.

Refunds

Refunds are available at any time before a project has been completed. Upon completion, if artwork is unsatisfactory, a partial refund can be discussed but is not guaranteed. 

Double-sided Pony Badges
  $40 (print/lamination included)
Tail Badges
  $20 (print/lamination included)
More tailseseses by ShadowwolfAC badges by Shadowwolf

Pony Flat Colors
  $40 for single character w/ background, +$10 per character
BLANK FLANK! by Shadowwolf Private Show by Shadowwolf Witchy Wimmens by Shadowwolf

Flat Colors
  $60 for single character/minimal background, +$10 for specific background, +$20 for each additional character

Furcadia Portraits
  $50
Full Colors
 $200 for single character with background, +$20 for each additional character

Reference Sheets
$100
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Thank Yoooooo!

Journal Entry: Tue Mar 20, 2012, 11:10 PM


To the kind, anonymous soul who bought me another Premium membership... Thank you SO much :) You rock.
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Need payment:
kcravenyote's Kace full color - 100%
kcravenyote's tailbadge - 100%
~Krave's reference sheet - 0% (will contact when finished with Cat).
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Already paid:
doofus's Cat full color - 10%
Moonkelpie's Moon Kelpie reference sheet - 0%
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