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Artist | Student | Varied
United Kingdom
Hey, thanks for dropping by. Welcome to my bio.

I'm basically your average lazy artist. I like video games, food, sleep and drawing. I'm currently working on my Pokemon Emerald Nuzlocke run, which constitutes about 70% of what I'm posting at the minute, but I also like to draw the odd comic or doodle on other things, be they video games, dumb puns, or just mildly amusing stuff going on in my life. I have been known to do drawing livestreams on occasion.

If you don't know what a Nuzlocke is and you're interested, you can find a brief description at

The Nuzlocking community is awesome and y'all should join in the fun.

I usually reside in the innocuous little hovel of a town known as Abingdon, hanging off the crusty rear-end of the much more well known city of Oxford.

For the time being I am studying the ancient art of animation in a university hanging low in the nether-regions of the UK.

I try to read every single comment I receive, be it on my profile or on my submissions. If I don't reply, please don't take it personally, I really do appreciate the input. The fact is though that I cannot possibly reply individually to every single one without sounding extremely repetitive - there are only so many times I can say "Thanks" before I start sounding like a broken record.

That being said, please feel free to post your honest thoughts, critical or otherwise. So long as you're not explicitly rude, I don't mind. I have a pretty straightforward way of typing, but please don't let that put you off talking to me, I like to think I'm fairly easy to get along with. I will also endeavour to answer any specific questions or particularly interesting comments that I can. If you ask a question and I don't answer, please don't feel afraid to ask again; as I said before, I can be forgetful. By all means talk to me in a note if you'd prefer.

I'm generally up for commissions. There's a little more info' on that elsewhere on my profile. Go ahead and drop me a note if you're interested.

I try to always return llamas. Sharing is caring.
I don't generally do those tag journal things though, except for from close friends. That's not to say that you're forbidden to tag me, just please don't take offence if I don't repost it.

I'm totally aware that loooooads of my "art", particularly the older stuff, is horrible. Like, makes-you-throw-up-very-slightly-when-you-see-it horrible. But that's OK, improvement is part of any artist's journey, and you can't improve if you weren't terrible at some point. Something something Einstein quote.

But yeah, keeping up the old detritus preserves a sort of visual diary of my improving over the years, even if it does make the gallery look a little gross and cluttered towards the last page or two. It looks horrible and I'm sorry, but it's all for the grea'er good.

The grea'er good.

If you've read this far and seen some of my stuff and for some reason you somehow haven't already been driven away from boredom, congratulations, and fear not, it's nearly over.

I do have a Twitter, which ought to show up below. I don't Twitter. Like, at all. I think I have like two or three tweets max. Over like, three years. Like there's legitimately no reason to follow me on it at all. Still, I'm not gonna stop you.

I'm just sayin', you're going to be disappointed if you do.

Also literally the same applies to my Tumblr. Hell if I know how this damn site works, I just made an account to take the dumb username in case someone else stole it.

This is the end. I'll put you out of your misery now. Go away. Read a book. Find true love. Live your life as you see fit. The world is your shellfish. Find freedom in this canvas.

Yes or No? 

275 deviants said Maybe
196 deviants said Yes
63 deviants said No


Commission- Vanuata by Epifex
Commission- Vanuata
Fully toned commission for :iconroguishbard:

For more information about commissions, look here.

Thank you also to mjranum-stock for this reference.
Commission- Team Background by Epifex
Commission- Team Background
This was a large background commission for :icondesoti1:.
The original is 1920x1080 and doesn't have the watermark.
This was fun, but time-consuming to draw. I definitely can't do more than one of these at the same time.

For more info' about commissions, look here.
Commission Overview (Open) by Epifex
Commission Overview (Open)
Hey all.  I'll be using this space to show how many commissions are queued, as well as whether or not I'm currently open to them.

Slots taken- 4/7


The above details most of the main points about what I can do for commissions. It isn't, however, the be-all-and-end-all of what I'll do. Here are a few points that I didn't include on the main submission, to avoid taking up too much space:

Boring extra stuff that you MUST read if you want to commission me (Sorry, just bear with me here)-

-Money only. This isn't negotiable. I don't do commissions for points, trades, and definitely not 'exposure'. Last time I checked, none of those were redeemable for anything useful in any kind of establishment.

-The majority of the examples and prices on there are assuming you want me to draw a character or characters. If you want something that isn't specifically mentioned on there, then please feel free to message me with a note and we can discuss it.

-I can also do things like sigs for forums, icons, and banners- possibly even animated. If you want something for use in web design you'll have to explain the exact dimensions and stuff you need, since I know little about that. If in doubt, message me and ask me if I'd be willing to do it. I'm sure we can figure it out.

-Commissions must, for now, be made via sending me a note on DA. All payments will need to be conducted up-front once I've accepted your request, through Paypal. I'll give you the address via note. I'm sure that you're all lovely and none of you would even consider ripping me off and not paying, however I've had that happen before, so I'm not taking any chances.

-A small extra charge may apply for overseas payments, as I live in the UK and my currency is GBP (£). Paypal automatically applies a small extra charge to payments for currency conversion. You'll have to figure out the conversion rate yourself, as it changes over time.

-At any time you're free to message me and check on the progress of a commission, as well as discuss with me exactly how you'd like it while I'm drawing or planning it. Please do understand that I have a life and I have my limits, however. So long as you're respectful of that we'll get along fine.

-I may also message you at some time if I'm unsure of something regarding a commission.

-I'm willing to draw characters or styles that I'm not too familiar with, however if you don't specify a different style, I will default to my usual one. If you do ask for a character that I'm not familiar with, it is very helpful if you provide any reference or important details.

-The closeness of the final thing to what you were expecting is proportional to how much detail you provide. I prefer people to give me more information about important things such as poses, clothing, expressions and the like. If you do choose to give me more creative reign, do so understanding that it may not end up exactly how you expected as a result.

-You'll be given a private copy of the full piece with an unobtrusive signature but no watermark. I may also upload it with a watermark if I want to display it, or as an example for future customers. Nobody except you shall have access to the watermark-free version. If you specifically don't want me to display it, then please let me know, otherwise I will assume that you have read this and are fine with it.

-On a similar note, I occasionally host drawing Livestreams. There is a chance that I may work on your commission live on stream. Again, I will assume you're fine with this unless you say otherwise.

-I want you to feel satisfied with your artwork, so I will likely first show you a rough sketch of how I intend to lay it out, and collaborate with you to make sure it's how you want it (within the restrictions of the price bracket you've chosen). The amount of collaboration will probably vary depending on the complexity of the piece or if I have any relevant questions.

-The prices on here are liable to change if I feel they need adjusting, or if I feel like adding/removing categories. If this happens in-between me accepting your commission and you receiving it, any potential changes won't affect our agreement.

-NO NSFW REQUESTS- This doesn't mean I'll refuse to draw characters who are attractive or even slightly suggestive, however anything which I personally don't feel comfortable drawing for you, I will decline, or ask you to change your request so that it's appropriate. This includes things such as explicit nudity, excessive gore, illegal stuff, fetish-y stuff, and any other content that I'm just not cool with.

-While you can contact me to see how it's going as much as you want, please be respectful of my life and that I can't literally devote 24 hours a day to you. Furthermore, if you haven't commissioned me and are waiting for a free slot, please don't try to "Reserve" a place or ask me to personally tell you when I'm free. Constant bugging like that can cause me to stress, and stress slows me down even more, so it's not really helpful for anyone.

-I can do simple backgrounds free of extra charge: things like gradients or flat colours, very simple patterns or effects, etc (for example, the background in the cell shading example would be acceptable). If you want a more fleshed out but still fairly simple background, then let me know when you're requesting it and for a small extra price (probably something around £2-3) I can add one. For a very complicated or painty background, it will cost more, depending on what you want. I also won't add backgrounds for traditional drawings.

If anyone wanted to see some of the examples closer up, they can be found HERE

That's all I can think of for now. I'll add any extra details if they become apparent.
Sorry for the long read, I hope it hasn't put you off. If you've gone through all that without falling asleep and you're still interested, then I look forward to working with you. Otherwise, thanks for considering!
Feel free to ask any questions about this via note or comment.


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PandalisticDay Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015
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She is thinking of committing suicide and it is up to us to stop it!

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RikuKitsune Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the Hooray Llama Badges
Zumi92 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the Llama :)
MyLifeWithU Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015
Your art bro, is amazing ;w;!!!
thatannoyingcat12 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
happy late birthday! :iconslowpokeplz:
superwill123 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
hey, check out what someone made 4 your birthday!…
Epifex Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Student General Artist
Yep, I saw. In fact I was talking to him over Skype while he was drawing it.
superwill123 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
oh. cool!
Geniusi Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015
Happy Birthday thanks for all the advice !
KyuremGirl Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday, hun!
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