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Caelan

Sasha R. Jones / he , they / Austin, TX

Commissions: Open
Trades: Sometimes
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Fall Commission Slots are OPEN!

It's finally time! Commission slots for the fall are up for grabs. After this, there may or may not be new ones available until 2017-- in either case, this is the last opening at my current rates. (A decision I didn't make lightly-- I keep track of my work hours carefully, and have realized that I…

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I survived the summer convention season!

Sorry for the lack of updates lately, folks! I've been swamped with the big events of the summer, but things have been going really well. I had an amazing time at my biggest convention thus far, Gencon, and even had the privilege of meeting a couple of you good folks there! That was followed just t…

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Postcard Set Sale - 50% off every set!

Hey folks! I'm having a sale on my Postcard Sets-- each set is half off! These are themed packs-- so each pack has five different pieces of artwork, which you can see on the product page for each. I'm also happy to sign them if you specify such in the checkout form. Also, if you buy two or more, I'…

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Thank You, TFF 2016!

Whew! Thank you so much to everyone for showing me such an awesome first fur con! I had a great time and did better than I anticipated, which I think was a much needed confidence boost-- it felt like a sign that I'm starting to turn a corner with sustaining myself through my art, that I might actua…

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TFF, I am arrived!

I arrived in Dallas today and have (mostly) finished setting up my Art Show panels, save for adding my business cards tomorrow morning! I'm also hoping to be in the Artist's Alley all three days-- though since it's lottery, I'll have to play that by ear. If you want to check the status on that, my…

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STAPLE! 2016 Review

This past weekend was my first time tabling at the STAPLE! Independent Media Expo here in Austin! I had attended the year prior just to see everything and hang out with friends, so I had an idea of what to expect, and the little local con did not disappoint. Staple! has such a great friendly atmosp…

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The Year Behind and the Year Ahead

I recently wrote a blog post about my journey of the past year, but I wanted to take a moment to go over my plans for the year to come with you guys. 2015 was a huge year for me in terms of artistic development, and of figuring out what I needed to do to make my art work as an actual business for m…

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My 3 Unfortunately-Secret Programs for Artists/Illustrators

I've got a new post over on my blog, covering my 3 favorite programs I use to make my art workflow easier as a whole-- I highly suggest you check it out, especially number 1, the existence of which still seems to me to be too good to be true every time I use it: My 3 Unfortunately-Secret Programs f…

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Last Chance for January Commission Special!

This week is your LAST CHANCE for the January Commission Special. I love doing this technique, but after this month the price will be raised up to $100, so get one while it is only $80! And, why not: If you get a slot this week I'll go ahead and offer free domestic shipping on the original drawing…

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Upcoming Shows/Conventions 2016

I've updated the front page of my website to list shows I'll be attending this year, the first as early as the first weekend in March. I've copy pasted the list here for your convince: Staple! Austin Austin, TX | March 5 - 6 Texas Furry Fiesta Dallas, TX | March 11 - 13 Havencon Austin, TX | April…

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Streaming Schedule 12/9 - 1/2

Streaming a lot this week while I focus on finishing up commissions, so I though I'd put together a rough schedule. As always, the link is at https://picarto.tv/Caelan All times are listed in EST. Tuesday the 29th: 4pm - 10pm Wednesday the 30th: 4pm - 10pm Thursday the 31st: None Friday the 1st: 8p…

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Less than 60 hours remain in the Holding Back Birds Kickstarter!

Just a quick heads up that the Holding Back Birds Kickstarter is down to the final two days-- If you were looking to grab a print or original before it's over, now's your chance! This is also your final chance to help with any last-minute signal boosting of the project; Thank you SO much to everyon…

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Holding Back Birds - Kickstarter!! Prints!

I've been preparing for a while and it's finally time: Today I launched my Kickstarter! I'll be posting the actual painting to Weasyl this evening, but in the mean time, you can check it out there. I'm using Kickstarter to sell prints of Holding Back Birds as well as other paintings from the last y…

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Illuxcon 2015 Reflections

I've been back home from Illuxcon for a few days now and have still been thinking about it a lot. Going there this past week marked 1 year since my introduction to the fantasy illustration community in person at my first Illuxcon last year. In some ways it feels like it's been longer than a year--…

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Update and My Utmost Thanks to Everyone.

I just wanted to say thank you SO much to everyone for their support and help over the past week or so since getting laid off. Those of you who signal boosted me have made a tangible difference, I'm happy to say I've gotten some commissions to last me through the next few months and am already work…

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Lost My Job... Taking Commissions to Cover Expenses.

Well, it was a rough day yesterday-- I unexpectedly lost my day job position, which I had been counting on to pay for all of my art expenses for the year to come. With a con in a few weeks, I won't have time to job hunt until after the holidays, so I'm opening back up for commissions! You can find…

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General Update! I live!

Hey folks! It's been a while since I've made a journal entry, but things have been rolling along swiftly. I've been doing Peter Mohrbacher's mentorship and really getting a lot out of that, starting with those character design practice projects and now moving more into solidifying the intent in my…

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2 Commission Slots for July!

Hello all! With my incredibly busy first half of the year wrapped up, I have a nice lull at hand before I fill my schedule again. As such, I’m opening up for a limited 2 commission slots for the upcoming month! You can see my portfolio here, and my full commission page here. Please email me at cael…

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Back from IMC 2015

I just got back earlier this week from the Illustration Master Class. To say it was the greatest experience of my life thus far sounds like hyperbole, but it isn’t. What Rebecca Leveille-Guay and the other instructors have created is a truly magical experience– a community thriving with support, wi…

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Spectrum Fantastic Art Live 2015 Review

Spectrum Fantastic Art Live was this past weekend, and my experience there exceeded any fantasy expectations I could have had. It was my first time going, and the first event I'd been to since going to my first Illuxcon last fall, when I first met many of these people. In the last 3 months while ta…

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Artslam 2015!

Sign up time for Artslam is here! Artslam is an annual challenge that runs from June through August (or whichever of those months you choose to participate in!), providing a community for working on self-driven art projects, worldbuilding, etc. Some of my best online art buddies are people I met th…

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Streaming Schedule for the next few days

I've got a lot of work to get through in the next two weeks, especially in finishing off two portfolio illustrations as my class finishes out. So I'll be doing some streaming to keep me on track! Here's my tentative schedule for the next few days, all listed in CST: Friday (today): 10:30am - 3pm Sa…

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Update + Two Commission Slots Open (Last chance before mid-June!)

My SmART School mentorship is almost at an end in another few weeks here, and then after that, I will have a few short weeks before I am headed off to Spectrum Fantastic Art Live in late May, and then a couple more things in the weeks following that... It's going to be a busy few months, to say the…

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Trans Day of Visibility

Whoops, yes, I know this was yesterday! I just wound up away from the computer for half the day and forgot to post. I actually wasn't planning to post about the day here, but I forgot just how many trans folks there are in this community! Anyway, yeah! I transitioned 4-5 years ago (social transitio…

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Revamped Commissions Are Go!

Hey folks, thanks so much for your recent input! It has been very helpful. I just finished putting together a whole new single-page listing for my commissions, and am officially open for a limited TWO slots for April! 1. 2. If you're unable or not interested in a commission just now, any help to bo…

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Welcome and General Update!

Wow, welcome to all the new watchers from the past week! I'm not sure how many are people directed here from my FA journal or just fresh new faces, but I greatly appreciate your wanting to see more of my work :) New or old, tell me a little bit about yourself here in the comments! I've been keeping…

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Commission Questionnaire -- Please Read!

Hey all! I'm returning from what was an unusually busy February, and plan on opening one or two commission slots for the month ahead. But first, I wanted to get your feedback on the way I run commissions and see if I can make things better on your end! Though I have been posting my work online for…

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Been busy, but back soon!

Hey guys! Sorry I've been mostly absent the last few weeks- I started my SmART School class, as well as having had the fortune to get some contract work I was excited to work on! The class is going along great and has another couple months to go, but I'm almost done with this round of contract work…

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Streaming Schedule Thurs - Sat

Hey folks, I am experimenting with working to a more definitive schedule, which means I can give you some rough streaming schedules for those who want to catch such! Thursday: 7-10pm cst Friday: 1-6pm cst Saturday: 6-10pm cst This is the link, though of course I'll post to my usual venues when I am…

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Thank you and hello!

Wow, thanks so much to the recent bunch of followers! And especially to Home for featuring me in their journal. I know it is not a lot compared to some, but I am humbled by the response anyway! Of all the gallery sites I have been on online, I think Weasyl might be my favorite of recent years (well…

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FAQ 2015!

This has been going around and I've enjoyed reading what others have had to say! I re-named myself Sasha when I was like two years old and have gone by that ever since, but I also go by Caelan online. I just turned 27 this past week, and I live in Austin, TX, where I did most of my growing up. I li…

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Follower Questionaire!

This has been going around (I grabbed it from viraldivinity but have seen it elsewhere) so you've probably already done it, but if not, I'd love to hear from you! 1 - What motivates you to comment on a submission? 2 - What demotivates you to comment on a submission? 3 - Are you discouraged to leave…

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Last Commission Slots Until March!

Hey guys! My time is going to be limited in the next couple of months, so I am offering a last couple of slots to finish before the end of January so people can get what they want in while there is time. I'm limiting it to three slots, so grab one while you can! Email me at cael.illus@gmail.com wit…

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One last round of commissions, before a pause.

Hey folks! A little update in this strange transition time that come at the end of every year. I've been doing a lot of thinking, and trying to find a way to do my commissions in a way that feels more genuine and has more of a connection with people. To do this, I'm looking for a few quick turn-aro…

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Holiday Wishlist!

I almost never partake in this sort of thing, but I've been promising myself to be more actively involved in things, soo... why wait until the new year for that? Best just start now, and this is one way! Please do not feel in the least bit obligated! This is just something for fun. Please link your…

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Returning from Absence

So, I sorta drifted off of the map there for a bit? Mostly, I just had my nose down too much... I had the most amazing time at Illuxcon in late September, and it really changed how I was viewing things a lot, in a good way! I left feeling super inspired and encouraged, but subconsciously I think I…

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August Commission Sale Special, Illuxcon, Streaming times

Hey folks! The commission special deal for August is up- $40 character speedpaints I've been developing! Details and a listing of available slots can be found here. Next month will probably only be sketches or something, as I'll be more strapped for time. On that note! Just one month left now until…

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Tagged and Tagging for Questions!

cooley tagged me, woohoo! Thanks for thinking of me :) It's been a long time since I've done anything like this... throws me back to the LJ days, ha. Below are the rules, my 10 facts, 10 answers and my 10 questions, and those I've tagged. Rules: 1) Each person has to share 10 things about them. 2)…

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Originals Sale, July Commission Special, New Website

Another burst of updates! To start off with, I've gotten around to putting together a storenvy account, and have listed some originals up for sale there. Most of my current cache of originals is much older work- a couple of these I have listed for as little as a dollar or two plus shipping, as I do…

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Moved!

Sorry for the absence this past week or so! I just finished moving back to Austin, and the whole process was about four times as overwhelming as I expected. How do I have so much stuff? There is nothing like hauling everything you own twice to make you want to throw half of it away... so I'm curren…

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Resignation, Moving On, June Sale and Commissions- Whew!

Hey folks! Big announcements! Sorry for the radio silence the last few weeks... I meant to share my news on all my sites, but I got busy trying to get everything squared away at my day job. Which is actually the subject of my big announcement: I've officially resigned from my job to pursue freelanc…

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Artslam 2014!

Hey folks, I wanted to let you know about an art group that you might be interested in participating in! Artslam runs every summer; you can choose to do one, two, or three months, with the goal of producing something each day (even just a sketch or progress on something!) with the focus of developi…

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May Commission Sale - Digital Portraits $26

Hey folks! Just a heads' up, my monthly commission special for May is up! This month's deal is digital painted portraits for $26. There are currently two slots remaining. Go here for a slot list and example images! Thanks folks! This month and next are fairly busy, so I'm behind on commenting on pe…

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April Commission Special $25, and Follower Appreciation Giveaway!

Hey all! I just wanted to alert you to some things I've got going on right now. First off, April Commission Specials. I've decided to try and start doing a monthly commission special and see how that goes! I think it'll be a fun way to offer some varying options at sale prices, while allowing me to…

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An Offer of Feedback, Reviews, and Other Resources

Last week's commission sale slots are full- thanks folks! I'll try to keep giving special deals here and there when I can going forward. I'm hoping to do some sort of a follower appreciation giveaway next week, too, so stay tuned for that! In other news! As of late, I've been getting some questions…

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Commissions Open! 3 Sale Slots!

Hey guys! I just got back from my trip, so with that out of the way, I am finally opening up for commissions! Pricing can be found on my main page! To kick things off, I am offering a special at this level for $15, with 3 open slots! Rory [Finished] Blackwolf 3. Everything I have listed at present…