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  • Monues
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Posted at 2014-11-11 22:17:39 — Link

"Salvete and welcome to Monues's skin market," An old brooding man speaks with a rattling voice as you enter the shop. His piercing eyes and uneartly charcoal skin puts you at unease the moment you set eyes on him. He continues, "There are skins here for every desire, from attractive to appaulling. You are sure to find one that you can not do without".

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News and updates can be found in posts directly below this one.


Questions and Answers

 How do you price your skins?

As of January 2018, new skins are first priced at silver. When they reach five uses they change to cost one gold. At every five uses one gold is added to the price. 

There are several reasons for pricing skins at gold.
First reason being that making a custom skin from scratch takes more time and effort than recoloring the official base, or moving the legs around. I believe because of this it is appropriate for custom lined skins to cost gold.

The other reason is I want my custom lined skins to remain rare, and special to those who use them. I don't want a skin to be on so many pets that your pet with the skin no longer feels unique. If the pet is special enough to get a skin then the skin should be special too.

Base manipulations will forever cost only silver.


 Do you take commisions?
Rarely. I can only do a custom skin if I have a good feel about it. If I don't it fails and never gets finished. If the ideas you offer me for your commision skin don't hit then I can't do it. So it is a shot in the dark if your idea will hit or not. 

I can however recolor most of all already exsiting skins I have made. I save layers to everything, so it is easier to revisit and change things. Unless you want lines changed as well, the cost to have this done is minimal. Base manipulations are an exception as their creation does not create layers in the same sense and they do not recolor good.

What does it cost to get a commision?
A good pet, item/s I need, another skin (skin swap), and other things like that. I especially prefer trading a custom skin for another.

How many skins do you have? Do you plan to make more?
Over a hundred and fifty right now. And of course I plan to make more skins. I have atleast a hundred more skin ideas to try and pop out when I get the motivation.

What program do you use?
An older version of GIMP. I find it to be simple and easy to use and it does a lot of neat things that I find to be really useful. It also comes at no cost, which is great.

How do you create a skin?
There are several ways I go about creating a skin, depending on how I want it to turn out. I will sketch it out on paper, take a photo, re-draw the lines with the pencil or brush tool, then color and shade.
Or I will use the raw lines instead of redrawing them to give a different look to the skin.
I also, though rarely have the motivation to, will color skins with sharp pixels only, no blurring. 
With official base manipulations I create the color and pattern desired on the official base first. Then I cut off and rotate parts to achieve the pose I want, sometimes using parts from other species, then fill in the gaps, shade, add detail, and other such things until it is ready to be submitted.

How I draw my appaloosa spots

BK How To Make Spots by RavensMourn


To find my skins in the skin list library, the keyword "monues" will bring them up.

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  • Monues
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Posted at 2014-11-13 03:04:23 — Link

News and updates
(1/24/2018)

Currently working on...

A gray wolf lykos using dodge and burn as shading, faint lines, and loads of colors blurred together. Similar to the route I took with the manticore which is one of my most realistic skins.

Note that the leg/feet lines will be improved. I hate feet. They are made last. Close enough!

Gray Wolf Skin Preview by RavensMourn

Gray Wolf Skin Preview by RavensMourn

Gray Wolf Skin Preview by RavensMourn

Waiting for Approval... 

NA

 

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  • Monues
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Posted at 2014-12-15 02:59:49 — Link

            Newest Skins
Skins that have recently been approved and are ready for use right now


Prolix Gryphon5000 silver

Prolix "Noodle" Gryphon
Adrealeo Gryphus

-Elongated, powder blue body. Lives in old growth forests.
-Wraps body in trees and strikes from above, swallows prey whole.

Gryphon Noodle Strike by RavensMourn


Random Cockatrice - 5000 silver

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  • Nightingale
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Posted at 2014-12-16 23:02:14 — Link

What program are you using? I love the texture! 

Would it be possible to order a custom private skin from you? I'd be looking for a dragon skin. Could you give me a quote and idea of what form of payment you would like it in?

I'm looking for something very flowy and fae in nature. Something that looks inquisitive and quick. Pale body, ice blue tones hidden in the scales. And perhaps darker blue wings. The wings would be larger than the body and there would also be "fins" for ears, under the chin, on the side of the neck, the back of the legs (like an upwards crest), on the side of the tail and webbed hand like front claws. Perhaps the edges of the fins could be a slightly lighter color. All of the fins would have elongated and flowy tips. Fangs would be sticking out from it's lower jaw and the eyes would be ice blue. Generally I am looking for an "ice/cold" theme. Feel free to make suggestions to it! 

I realize this is kind of vague... I can always sketch out a rough idea if that is more helpful 0.0

Thanks!

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  • Monues
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Posted at 2014-12-16 23:14:34 — Link

Current Progress:

 

Fixed the size, im already in love with the wings...I may go overboard here, because I absolutly love adding frills to dragons.

Hand will look funny until I get to the coloring.

Fey Dragon by RavensMourn

 

I use gimp.  I don't use thier textures unless im drawing scales or heavy dots though, then I get lazy and make a custom texture stamp thing of the scales I drew, hahah. I hate drawing scales one by one.

For payment, I don't really know actually. A nice pet, or a rainbow jar, vermillion, a hug, bacon, most of anything really.

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  • Nightingale
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Posted at 2014-12-17 05:09:46 — Link

Love it! You did a good job with what I imagined. :) Maybe make the beak/nose portion a bit slimmer, to give it that devious/impish look? And a flowy tail. You captured the wings -perfectly-. The frills are great! I am also lazy with scales. I made a brush for that creature I suggested and that was how I did scales o.0

Well. I have -lots- of war unicorns. I could breed something nice for your raffles. I also have vermillion, magic food, and other random items n' such. And plenty of silver if you are wanting any :) Not quite sure how to send you bacon.... uhm picture me mentally sending some? 

Let me know what you are interested in, and I can send it on your way! ^^

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  • Monues
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Posted at 2015-01-11 06:38:36 — Link

 

 

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Posted at 2015-03-03 11:11:14 — Link

 

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  • Monues
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Posted at 2015-03-19 08:59:57 — Link

 Can be deleted.

 

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  • Nightingale
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Posted at 2015-03-19 17:47:01 — Link

HOLD BAJEEZUS BATMAN! IF THAT THING IS APPROVED I MUST HAVE IT! I SIMPLY MUST!

You have no idea how much I love and need it.... It is intense... as you can see. 

Would you like me to remove your extra posts? I can :)

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  • Monues
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Posted at 2015-03-19 21:09:11 — Link

It had been approved! I want all my drawings to look like that but it would take many, many, many hours and I hardly have that sort of attention to spend on one drawing before I want to start another. This one got finished because of its antlers and floofy hair! Maybe I will try it on the red tail roc skin im putting together.

And yes please remove them, my now un-needed post have been annoying me.

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  • Nightingale
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Posted at 2015-03-20 00:02:43 — Link

All set! I left one extra one incase you find you need it. I can delete it too. :)

Yay! I may have to breed a unicorn that is up to snuff. Most of my War ones have Greek names. The others are degen. This gives me a good excuse to breed more! :)

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  • Dobby
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Posted at 2015-03-29 10:43:38 — Link

Monues, all your skins are surprisingly so amazing! I like it how you have your very own style. :)

 

 

  • moonshadows
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Posted at 2016-06-17 01:38:16 — Link

Awesome skins!!


  • arete
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Posted at 2016-07-12 20:26:47 — Link

I used the galloping roan on my second-best unicorn <33

Will you be doing different colour unicorns? I wouldn't mind a white one... And a blood bay with black legs, mane and tail...

When I say white, I kind of like the black points on this andalusian, for example, but I'm not fussy ^_^

We could talk about payment over pm?

I'm in love with this mane:

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