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Mandala tattoo commission by Asrath
Mandala tattoo commission
Sooo guys! I am happy to announce I just had my FIRST COMMISSION!
This is an enhanced photo of the (traditional) drawing. My customer has a hi-def digital file with more detail and a higher quality, but I won't upload that here. It's just for me and him.
It just cost 7,50, though I have to say in my enthusiasm I went quite a bit overboard with the amount of time I put into it (especially with the digital version included). So if you want a design of similar complexity I will have to ask 10 euro's to make it feasible for me, or make a smaller and less complex design.

Anyway, if you are interested in a commission too, feel free to contact me. Right now I do not have a standard policy for pricing and so forth, but when you explain me your idea (in as much detail as possible) I will give you a price in ADVANCE, then you can still agree/disagree, and even if it takes me more time than I anticipated I will NOT raise the price. Anyway, I am sure that with some good communication we can get an agreement.
Thick red blood drips down.
The knife pierces my skin and veins.

Sweat pours down my shaking body.
My screams echo against the heavy walls.

But regardless of the pain,
I know in my heart I am stronger than they are.
Allright, it has been a very long time since I have written anything.

This might seem a bit random maybe, but it is not.
Ever since I was a kid I used to have these frighteningly vivid dreams in which I was being tortured. Often I would wake up screaming, covered in cold sweat. Whenever I'd see a torture scene on a TV show the hairs in my skin would just rise upright in deep fear and my stomach would feel as if it was about to turn over. It was as if I could literally feel their pain.
However, underneath that great fear and disgust was also a feeling of victory and strength.
Often I felt like that in the dream as well. I felt as if I had to clutch onto something with all my strength, while those other people where trying to pull it out of me in the worst ways imaginable. I remember a grim laugh on my face, a bright twinkle in my eyes, and even though every movement made me feel as if my skin was about to tear apart, I died in peace because I knew they hadn't won.

Now later, I think these might have been visions of a past life. I am not entirely certain, but given the cues I got from my dream my guess is I was a pagan druid, who was tortured to convert to christianity, and subsequently convert the others in my village.

Just something which I felt like sharing.
Oh by the way, even though I am not christian myself and would never want to follow that faith because it is not for me, I have no grudges against any christian for what they did 'back in the days'. If so, I should hate the other religions too, and all germans for the holocaust, etc. etc. etc. What's in the past... is in the past. What matters is the present.
For the first 20 people who comment on this journal, I'll go to their gallery and pick three pictures that I like the most and feature them here!

If you comment, please do the same thing in your journal, and put me in the first feature slot! The idea is not to get a free feature, but spread the art around to everyone on DA to enjoy and love!

1. Iskisdra
He has a very beautiful and unique art style. I especially like his traditional works and the immense detail which he uses to draw fur. His works almost always have a connection with nature or the spiritual (or both), which really speaks to me. He is very passionate about art and his work is definitely worth looking into!
Sheep by Iskisdra Iskisdra Reference Sheet by Iskisdra Black Bear by Iskisdra
Moodboard school project by Asrath
Moodboard school project
This is a moodboard made for a small film we had to make for school. We had to create a personality and story on the basis of just one photo. We ended up writing a war story for a young soldier who was terrfied to go to war.
Do it again: King of the Mountain by Asrath
Do it again: King of the Mountain
I was just scrolling through my old drawings when I came across this one: <da:thumb id="425534959">King of the mountain
I was very proud of it at the time, and figured I could do it better this time, so decided to re-do it!

It's not perfect, but I think you can see the improvement, and I'm rather happy with the result. I might redo some other old drawings later too, just to compare my progress :)
Happy holidays everybody!


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Hey! Welcome on my page! :)
I'm Erik (Also a fan of my current name-same Erik of the Opera the Phantom of the Opera), and I'm a crazy (yes, I am), Pagan, transguy.
Making art is one of my greatest joys in life, and my dream is to ultimately become a successful, professional artist. (I have a focus on illustration, but always keep options open)

"Things were made to be used and people to be loved. The reason why this world is in chaos is because people are being used and things being loved."

I'm also an INFP according to the Meyers-briggs personality types

Feel free to ask me a question in notes or comments. I also do commisions (still early stages). Requests and art-trades are only for friends (not necessarily real-life friends tho')

Demisexual, :bulletpink::bulletyellow::bulletblue:-romantic and :bulletblue::bulletpink::bulletwhite::bulletblue::bulletpink: artist

Locations of Site Visitors

Current Residence: Den Bosch, Netherlands
Favourite genre of music: (hard) rock, Celtic, Orchestral, folkrock, pagan metal/rock/etc., film/game music, classical music
Favourite style of art: Hard to describe. I know it when I see it :) sometimes art just 'strikes' me in a special way, and then I know I've found something which I really like.
Operating System: Windows 7
MP3 player of choice: iPod Nano
Skin of choice: No skin trades, please. I'm kind of attached to my skin. Literally!
Favourite comic: Bone, The Meek, Gunnerkrigg Court, Goblins, Requiem Mask, To Haunt a Phantom
Personal Quote: "The best way to make a prisoned person behave, is to make him think he is in fact a free man."

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oldschoolowyradeg Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fav on my first DD photo! : )
Asrath Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Student General Artist
You're welcome, it's a stunning image!
saeru-bleuts Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
Thanks for watch =D
Asrath Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Np, you're welcome. I saw your work on the fb of a friend and I was immediately impressed. Keep up the good work!
saeru-bleuts Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
Facebook of Travis and Kayleigh ? =)
Thanks :)
Your work is good too !
Asrath Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Yesss! :) They are good friends of me! I really like the artwork you made for both of them!
And thanks a lot!
porcupinerush95 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heel erg bedankt voor de watch! :D (Big Grin) 
Asrath Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student General Artist
You're welcome, ik kan hetzelfde zeggen :)
DubuGomdori Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
Oh no!  My dragons haven't eaten someone else have they? Oh thank goodness they have not!  Well, thank you so much for faving me, Daenerys Targaren.
Song of Ice and Fire Daenerys by DubuGomdori  Game of Thrones History and Lores DVD Test Page by DubuGomdori
DubuGomdori Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
Thank you for the loan of your clothes although I do look rather ridiculous in them.  Do you really actually wear this?  Ok, well, do remember... a Lannister always pays his debt! Thanks too for the fave, Jaime Lannister
Song of Ice and Fire Jaime by DubuGomdori
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