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Few words of explanation regarding the project I'm taking part in: jayisbutts.com/post/1141164733…

But the good news is, that since Jay won't be selling on BronyCon, at least there will be more decks available for online purchase! 

I will also use this occasion to announce that I got my QR code, aka Galacon ticket, so yeah, this one happens 100% FoxInShadow on GalaCon. (but I'm not a vendor either)

Unless I die beforehand or they ban me or something :sarcasm:
Princess of Love art pack OUT NOW by FoxInShadow Princess of Love art pack OUT NOW by FoxInShadow Princess of Love art pack OUT NOW by FoxInShadow Princess of Love art pack OUT NOW by FoxInShadow 
People always keep asking me what I'm playing on my livestreams, and they specifically ask me about electro, so here you go, I will be regularly adding stuff to the public playlist: soundcloud.com/foxinshadow/set…
Started running an active account a few days ago, feel free to follow FoxInShadow twitter.com/foxinshadow?s=09
Yea, so the slots were pretty much filled for now, so off to work I go.

To the people that already noted me: if I started discussing the details with you but you haven't paid me yet, you will get your commission done, don't worry.

To the people that want to commission me in March: you can note me already. I will be more than happy to nail down the details with you beforehand. Saves my time later.

fox by vulpul
Just like I made my tattoo guide, I also need an up-to-date handy FAQ to end the questions that I'm getting daily, and this is gonna be the journal that I will be linking everybody to.

If you want any question added to this FAQ, feel free to comment

Yes, it will be getting updated over time.

:bulletred: :bulletred::bulletred:OKAY, LET'S START:bulletred: :bulletred::bulletred:


:bulletred:Are u a boi or a girl?! Professor Oak stamp by SA948-Stamps

White, straight cis male here, yo.

:bulletred:For how long have you been drawing?

My dA account is 5 years old now, and this pretty much marks my time of steady everyday work. I'm not counting earlier failures and childish school scribbles, because everybody did that.

:bulletred:What tools are you using?

I am mostly digital artist at this point.

If I happen to work traditionally, I often use Copic Markers combined with ink liners, B and HB pencils and occasionally watercolours.

But my primary tools of trade are my trusty Wacom Intuos5 M and Photoshop CC. Never have I tried any other art software, most likely never will. Photoshop master race. I grew up on that.

:bulletred:Additionally, which Photoshop brushes are you using?

These I can share, because I'm using 100% free brushes used by most digital painters. I assure you that those are pretty generic and even repeat, because as with every tool, it's not about the tool itself but how you use it. Download and EXPERIMENT.


My Brushes by HoustonSharp  My painting brushes (Concept art, speedpainting) by SoldatNordsken FREE PHOTOSHOP BRUSHES! DAREK ZABROCKI BRUSH SET by daRoz My Brushes by 88grzes Brushes by IvanKhomenko

:bulletred: Can you teach me how to art?!

Short answer: no

Long answer: I am a horrible teacher. Most I can offer is my art itself and maybe timelapse videos that show my process www.youtube.com/user/FoxInShad…

:bulletred:How about just a little advice if I show you my art? PLEEEASE?

Sorry, I am one big pile of art philosopher mess. This is the best piece of advice that there is out there: zenpencils.com/comic/90-ira-gl…

Eh, I'd love to help out each and every single one of you, but understand that it would eat up my time completely. Best you can do is a shit ton of work, and you should start that by finding yourself those 4-6 hours for daily practice. And look how others do art. End of transmission.

:bulletred:Can I use your art on my YT video, website/whatever?!

Okay, I have no fucking idea why, but people are always asking me for permission to use commissions I made for someone else :D For them you have to ask the character owner, not me. They have the rights over the artwork.

For everything else, you have to ask me for permission, since this is judged mostly case-by-case. I am usually fine with personal use, but stuff like websites is a whole different story. Write me.

:bulletred:Can I order a drawing from you?

In case you haven't noticed yet; yes, I do make commissions. It's my job. I wrote down all of the technical details somewhere else so I won't bother explaining them in the FAQ:

  Important changes in commission policy PLEASE READ
This annoys me as much as you, but this is forced on me rather than chosen, so let's overcome these obstacles together, shall we?
The changes are as follows:
:bulletred:The prices are going to be increased slightly in order to fit better to my local tax law. I really don't want to get you into details of that. Check out the current price list: 
:bulletred:First time you place an order you will have to sign "Contract to perform a specific work" with me. This includes sharing personal data with me (but you'll get mine in exchange...) and also you'll have to send me a scan of a signed page. Photo will do as well.
This is completely normal among freelancers, imagine you are treated like a company ordering art assets from me. I need a paper for that.
All the personal data is completely safe with me, as I don't have any interest in sharing it. Still, it's required.
I need this only once. If you or


I am usually open for incoming orders, and if I am closed this means that I am a bit overwhelmed atm, but I am usually back to business shortly after. Check regularly.

:bulletred:Are you open for requests/can I do an art trade with you?

Big surprise: I don't do requests, unless I clearly ask the audience for certain ideas/suggestions. If you want me to draw your OC, I am currently busy drawing other people's OCs, so you can join the waiting list and ask for commission ;)

As for the art trades, I am usually the one asking for an art trade. Sorry if all of this sounds cocky but I am simply forever overwhelmed by drawings with which I pay my bills.

:bulletred:What was that track that you played on your livestream? Could you please share your music?

soundcloud.com/foxinshadow/set…
www.youtube.com/playlist?list=…
Okay, so in case you missed my fiver-driven posts on tumblr last night, I got 40ºC (104ºF) of temperature and today I went to see the doctor to confirm that in fact I got myself a fucking serious case of flu :meow:

So I just wanted to say that I will be taking care of myself right now and I most likely will slow down my tempo, but I won't be gone anywhere or something. After all, I work from home and I can do that from my bed as well ;d

However, with the wonders of being self employed, I can't just downright take a break (unless I'd go to hospital, lol) because I'd have to say goodbye to food.

Plus I paid quite a shit ton for my medicines, so I need to stay open for commissions to catch up.

Details are of course still the same:  Important changes in commission policy PLEASE READ
This annoys me as much as you, but this is forced on me rather than chosen, so let's overcome these obstacles together, shall we?
The changes are as follows:
:bulletred:The prices are going to be increased slightly in order to fit better to my local tax law. I really don't want to get you into details of that. Check out the current price list: 
:bulletred:First time you place an order you will have to sign "Contract to perform a specific work" with me. This includes sharing personal data with me (but you'll get mine in exchange...) and also you'll have to send me a scan of a signed page. Photo will do as well.
This is completely normal among freelancers, imagine you are treated like a company ordering art assets from me. I need a paper for that.
All the personal data is completely safe with me, as I don't have any interest in sharing it. Still, it's required.
I need this only once. If you or
Because I can!

And I hope you enjoy and don't slay me for video quality, considering how hard it was to record anything with a smartphone in such a crowd, directly from the first row. I haven't had much footage to choose from either.

The funniest part was actually before the show, when he ran along a 200 meter queue of people waiting in line for the gates to open, hoping that they don't catch him. Like literally 2 meters from us.

tumblr njp15v0OEP1rlp492o1 500 by FoxInShadow


WOW OKAY THERE WE GO, HERE'S MY INPUT FOR BRONYCON

and a chance to get your hands on some other cool artists as well, all of us mixed in one project

details here: jayisbutts.com/post/1108719273…

And of course, updates will follow!
on foxintwilight on tumblr.com of course

you can donate here: www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?…

Zrzut ekranu 2015-02-13 o 12.33.04 by FoxInShadow
I am going to tease you a little already :D

If you're going to attend the upcoming BronyCon, there will be some of my art available for sale. (Of course, stupid Fox can not attend in person just yet, but this is whole different story)

I am taking part in some mysterious project I can not reveal just yet, it is going to appear on BronyCon and you will be totally able to get your hands on some foxyness (among other cool artists).

I will keep you informed what exactly this is going to be, announcements will be made and of course I'll keep you updated.

Stay awesome! fox by vulpul
Fuck It by FoxInShadow

I would like to explain.

Recently I've been going through a lot of art-related stress, which I brought upon myself all on my own.

Starting since the new year I was mostly focused on catching up on commissions, which was actually a constant state for about half of the year. Non-stop fight with the delay, which I couldn't help but kept struggling. There is no way for me to give up or take a break because this is simply my job.

In no way I mean to discourage you from ordering drawings from me, because if I took a break from commissions, I would also have to take a break from eating and paying bills.

What I failed to notice is that I was responsible for my own disability to "catch up". What constantly keeps me distracted is my obsessive and almost insane level of self-criticism, which tells me to constantly keep working towards the undefined "becoming a better artist".

Don't get me wrong, self-criticism is very important and it keeps us away from stagnation, but it's not great when it tells you to force yourself to keep changing your art style constantly, delaying your orders because you don't feel good enough with them and they "don't feel finished", and so they pile up for months.

Here are my solutions:

-Less "forcing myself". What truly feels right to me should stay that way.

-More sketches and quick experiments with form. Without the stress of working +10 hours on a single drawing.

-Actually, more porn. The audience demands it, yet in some way my inner voice tries to tell me that this is the "lesser" form of art and I should aim higher. No, this is bullshit. I often limit myself when I wanna draw something sexy, and what for?

Sorry for this random, crappy wall of text, it's 3am over here and I rarely share any details of my personal struggles, so this might feel kinda random.

To all commissioners: please bear with me. I'm perfectly aware of the delays and I'm trying to not make it sound like I justify them, I simply care about your opinion of me and my art very much and I try to keep our contacts in the best condition. Thank you for being here, nobody has been forgotten and everything will be finished.

And please remember that I am grateful to ALL OF YOU every day for sticking with me. Thank you thank you thank you.

Fox is off to draw some great things. Actually I am off to sleep in the first place.
Because I'm planning to bring them back :D 

We settled down in a new place and I need to boost my creativity again. It's always good to have you check on me and prevent me from fooling around on the Internet.

So later today I will launch a test livestream to see how many of you will come around. You can expect a link to pop up in about 5-7 hours. Until then!
Okay, so I might have some Internet connection issues at the beginning of February, because we're changing our apartment and I need to sign a new deal with teh Interwebz provider :iconcheezburgerplz: and I don't know exactly how long this is gonna take, soooo this might result in a few days without the Internet. I need to accept new orders so that I don't waste time while I'm waiting.

These will be granted based on the order of incoming requests, so once I get enough of them, the commissions will get closed down once again. 

Nothing changes regarding the rules etc, please note me as per usual  Important changes in commission policy PLEASE READ
This annoys me as much as you, but this is forced on me rather than chosen, so let's overcome these obstacles together, shall we?
The changes are as follows:
:bulletred:The prices are going to be increased slightly in order to fit better to my local tax law. I really don't want to get you into details of that. Check out the current price list: 
:bulletred:First time you place an order you will have to sign "Contract to perform a specific work" with me. This includes sharing personal data with me (but you'll get mine in exchange...) and also you'll have to send me a scan of a signed page. Photo will do as well.
This is completely normal among freelancers, imagine you are treated like a company ordering art assets from me. I need a paper for that.
All the personal data is completely safe with me, as I don't have any interest in sharing it. Still, it's required.
I need this only once. If you or


:iconkairaanix: has one slot still available as well:  Two commission slots are open! Urgent situation!Alright. I know it's been a long time since I uploaded anything and been active, but I was working in a shop for past 3 months. I didn't disappear, I just didn't have any time to upload anything.
Now, that I'm back, I'll be more active. I promise.
Things were really intense recently. We need money for a landlord fee, because we have to change our current place by the end of January. That sucks, I know, but new year, new start. It's gonna be hard, but we're gonna do it. Adult life sucks.
So basically I'm opening them because we need money. If I didn't need them, I wouldn't ask for your help. You know me.
If you're interested in ordering something from me, here's the price list.

Don't hesitate to write to me there. I would much appreciate to draw something for you, guys. For real. :)


Timelapse of the cover art I did for Aviators for the newest album, Building Better Worlds, is finally there!  

Finished piece: fav.me/d8am885 (full piece available on the album)

Music: courtesy of Aviators himself music.soundoftheaviators.com/a…
Crossover art pack is there! I've been working very hard on this one, so this will make me very happy if you download and enjoy it.

:icontransparentplz:

:bulletred::bulletred:GET YOUR COPY HERE: www.e-junkie.com/ecom/gb.php?c…  :bulletred::bulletred:

:icontransparentplz:

REMEMBER TO UPDATE YOUR CART BEFORE PROCEEDING TO CHECKOUT, OTHERWISE IT WON'T WORK

:icontransparentplz:

WHY .JPG FORMAT There is one very simple explanation. E-Junkie has its limits and I don't wanna take down older art packs. In such a big resolution the difference between .jpg and .png in invisible anyway, I assure you.
As of now, in a poll posted yesterday 60 people declared that it would be important for them to be able to meet me at GalaCon 2015. That definitely keeps me motivated!

I'm trying not to make empty promises. That didn't work out in the past. This time this is a serious plan, yet it is a bit too early to set that in stone. I'm just carefully optimistic.

I will keep you updated on the subject, I am almost certain that I will attend the convention (only some sort of tragic disaster would keep me from attending, but I can't be 100% sure just yet. Anything could happen. Sudden expenses. End of the world. But if nothing extremely bad happens, then I will be there.), and if that works out then I will be hella motivated for more!

My most optimistic plans include United Kingdom in 2016 and maaaybe United States in 2017?

We shall see! But for now, I will be looking forward to seeing some of you on 1. and 2. of August in Ludwigsburg! Hopefully! :iconfoxsobplz:
As you might know, I am a modified person. Over the years, my numerous tattoos and piercings started to pile up, so when people ask me the same questions over and over they can get lost easily. So each time someone asks me, "Fox, what tattoos do you have, and what do they mean", I will be sending them to this handy guide. This is a sort of a FAQ.

Yes, it will be getting updated over time, each time I get something new.

This is a reference guide made mainly to avoide confusion, it's purpose isn't showing off, nor it is inteded to start a discussion about body modification. I've heard the same arguments a dozen times, this doesn't bring anything new. You just have been friendly warned, please don't continue if you don't like what you're seeing :) Peace.

Opinions by Foedus-Stamps

Now that this is explained, let's move to the fun part.

This is a list in the order of making.

:bulletred: Let's start with piercings. Most likely I won't be getting any more of them, because as it turned out, each time I get sick my body reacts to them very badly. But I like what I have.

Img 20140718 140552 by FoxInShadow Vertical labret and double rim piercing in the left ear

:bulletred: And now let's go with tattoos. I will try to explain the meaning of each one of them (or lack of it)

Most (but not all) of my tattoos are made by Galaxy Tattoo www.facebook.com/tattoogalaxy?…

 dem tattoos by FoxInShadow  "Test tattoos" as I call them, that was my first try and I loved it. First one is a Mirror's Edge/Nine Inch Nails mashup Nine Inch Edge by FoxInShadowsecond one is a pixel heart that is the logo of Pegboard Nerds.

Levantine Assassins symbol, traditional tattoo by FoxInShadowLevantine Assassins symbol, traditional tattoo. Details in the description <---

CulpeoFox Yagunna tattoo by FoxInShadowYagunna, one of my early favourites (both in terms of tattoo and the character ;) ). To honour the wonderful person that got me interested in art and was my first huge inspiration, the one and only Culpeo-Fox. Link to the original in the description.

Woodkid keys tattoo by FoxInShadowWoodkid keys. Self-explanatory. They are very special because they were made by :iconkairaanix:

Then I had to honour gaming again. Starting to create a pattern: Fable, Woodkid, Assassin's Creed by FoxInShadow 6 by FoxInShadow



1512107 275359549279717 459984110 O by FoxInShadow This one is both in honour of Ayreon (touchy-feelsy space metal opera) and the wonderful cover artwork artist, Jef Bertels. You can look up the original (and many more) on his website: www.jefbertels.be/

1690252 282930798522592 1736514688 N by FoxInShadow Feed Me. FEEEEEED feedme.uk.com/

1977049 297119440437061 682077035 N by FoxInShadow1 by FoxInShadow
First one without any deeper meaning. I just like geometrical patterns.

10409716 518953144871337 74020227466044157 N by FoxInShadowSpontaneous effect of the visit at the tattoo convention. Very abstract tulip.

Zrzut ekranu 2015-01-08 o 12.29.16 by FoxInShadowZrzut ekranu 2015-01-08 o 12.29.27 by FoxInShadow

Second tattoo made by :iconkairaanix:, and very personal again. This is a part of the full sleeve from "The Fountain" (2006) 
gefuckingnau.tumblr.com/post/5…

The Shore by FoxInShadow Octohands by FoxInShadow

1492627 977510058931179 5221244168359561162 O by FoxInShadow No deeper meaning with this one, just visually appealing. My own design, details in the description.

tumblr nhut7xuYCJ1qii7qjo1 1280 by FoxInShadow And the first sleeve filler tattoo on the right forearm. Geometrical dotwork, designed by my tattooist. It took almost two years to get the first half sleeve done, so this might seem like a lot of tattoos but it's a slow process :)