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About Deviant Core Member Serene WyattFemale/United States Groups :iconirvingsdeeds: IrvingsDeeds
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ITS HERE by colonel-strawberry

So i'm currently in the process of making a fancypants commission site, and I plan to open commission slots soon for all my daring little Patrons braving the swampy wilderness of Shantyland!

I don't open commissions often, but seeing as it's going to be a monthly thing now, I figured I should get some input from YOU, one of my trusty followers here on DA!

And so the question stands! What sort of art would you be most interested in buying from me?
I tend to get stuck doing a lot of refs already, but would love to offer specific types of large art or something.
Perhaps animated turnarounds?!?
Are YCH bases something that could be put up for display on a commission site?!?! :0 
I tend to want to overkill it with options, but maybe just the basics (chibis, pagedolls, regular largeart with background options) would be most effective!?
I just want to hear YOUR thoughts though :D 

If you're bored enough, go through my gallery and link me to a few styles you think would be neat to offer as commissions!

In other news... Fully moved into our (toucat and I) brand spankin new house! We're fairly settled in, but about to do some big renovations in the upcoming week just to mess up finally being less stressed about the whole process 8D Hello Delaware!

My PATREON is up and running! It was a fun first month (especially since I got to do some inktober specials for patrons!) and it's just going to get better from there! And of course, as the journal pointed out, commission slots will be available for patrons soon! 
Even if you want to stop by for a week or two! Shantyland is open to anyone willing to brave it's wild environment and the soggy boots and bugbites that follow.

I'm also finishing up the second Ellie the Wienerdog book! A cute little series about a purple wienerdog who has a lot to teach ya! (intended for young children, but STILL, it's pretty cute!)

It's been a busy last month! I'm gonna be so relieved to have some free time in the next couple weeks! And of course, getting pumped already for thanksgiving and all the delicious food that follows <3

Hope you all had a fun halloween, and are going to have a lovely weekend :D


Serene Wyatt
United States
Hi there!

Just a chick from Detroit, MI, went to the College for Creative Studies for 2D animation. Currently living in Kennett Square, PA as a concept artist/childrens book illustrator.

I love character design, animating and storyboarding! I've got some projects in the work, like Gatordog, the thesis film that really needs to be finished, and some newer projects like Subcat (shortfilm) and Anchor (pitch bible) waiting around to be realized.

-Photoshop CS6, standard round brushes.

You may have seen the comic i've worked on! IrvingsDeeds Aka 100 Deeds is a super cute story written by Toucat, and each chapter is illustrated by a different artist. Check it out from the start if you haven't yet!

WE LOVE SWAMP by Gatordog

Colonels-Corner * Gatordog


Got a moment?
Perhaps you'd be interested in taking a super short customer survey! Created by Toucat (hosted on surveymonkey!)

You don't have to have commissioned me to take the survey, and it's super short! We're interested to hear what you have to say, but feel free to be honest because its 100% anonymous! Even Gatorgirl is giving it a try, and she can't even read :D…
Team Ellie!
I got to work on a fun little commission for one of my girlfriends co-workers recently! Her little granddaughter loves Ellie the Wienerdog, so she wanted me to draw them together! I'm excited to see if Olivia likes it! I feel like kids would be excited to be a "cartoon" character, but maybe that's just me! 

And if you're looking for last minute holiday gifts for younger children, there's still time to order your own Ellie book or plushie!
Colonel's 2016 YCH Advent- CLOSED
EDIT: auctions ending in 3 hours! (6pm EST) All other artwork has been claimed C:

Is this becoming a tradition?! PERHAPS! 

Few new things this year, custom slots are being auctioned, and there are two adopts included!! Come check it out C:

Please reply in the stash file if you'd like to claim or bid!!!
Moving Forward
My (very last minute) entry for the Kubo and the Two Strings Contest!

-sort of spoilery ahead-

The purpose of this contest was to illustrate an obstacle that Kubo could overcome, and after seeing the movie and watching this young boy Kubo overcome all the challenges thrown at him, I still couldn't help but feel like the most difficult part of his journey would be what came after the final battle. Carrying on, rebuilding a life of his own, and finding it in his heart to forgive and accept his newfound family after dealing with such loss would be the ultimate challenge for a tiny little warrior like this.

But as we've seen... Kubo is tough, and although it may be hard to move forward, I've no doubt he'll still be able to find love an joy in his new life.

Sketched/inked in sai, colored in Photoshop. Too many hours to count!
Commission Image! (not open)
Although they're already full for the month, this is what pops up on patreon when its time for com slots! I reaaaally need to do one for streaming, next, vs finding random new images each time I post.

I just made a new commission site too, check it out!…

Still thinking of more than just the usual refs/tags to add, so lmk if you think it's missing something!


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Silverden Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2016
oh my gosh, you live in Kennett square?? haha this is gonna sound weird, but I drive up there to get mushrooms 
colonel-strawberry Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2016
LOL!! Actually JUST moved to Wilmington DE, but yeah used to be right in Kennett, forever wafting in the stink of the mushroom farms, ahaha. It's so nice there!
cptredder Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy bday!
jamesgunner123 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016
...the happiest of birthdays to you great artist...hope you're having a totally rad time...=3
colonel-strawberry Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016
Thank you!
potatowithane Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016
Happy, happy birthday!! :la:
Stygma Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Misc Emoji (Happy Birthday Bunny n Bear) [PMotes] by Jerikuto
embae Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday!
ImmoralConnections Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy BDay!Heart 
Phraggle Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016   General Artist
captainwyndsor Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016   Digital Artist
Happy birthday, CS <3
You've been my art idol for a while now and I hope you have the best day ever!
colonel-strawberry Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016
Awee thank you! <3
Gaboris Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016
Happy Birthday from Hungary!
Keep up the great work. ;)
xY-a-z-z Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016
happy birthday :cake:
Dawn2Nightfall Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Have a great birthday!
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