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Bust-sketches Commissions open
These fall outside of the regular commissions I do, and are NOT subject to discounts.

Examples of sketch-Busts are

First Sketch of the Year - The Road to Jove by DavidSondered

Mature Content

Aeos Danna by DavidSondered

Mature Content

Plagued by DavidSondered

Standardbearer -preview by DavidSondered

These works are less detailed than full commissions, but are also way cheaper than my regular commissions.
I will have 5 slots open the months of Sep-Oct, and depending on how this goes, it will continue the entire year.

As this entire commission system is not fully explanatory- if all the earnings will come in points, and I won't be able to take them out in cash, then this commission slot will be closed.

Sadly, I do not have the time to do artwork for free, it needs to get food on the table.

But this first time, I will see what gives, so come and get it whilst you can!

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A masterful execution of putting an already impressive image on the surface of a car. All the more impressive as it gives a sensation o...


It has been ages since I wrote a Journal.

I'm not much on deviantart these days, at least not more than uploading, checking if anyone messaged me, and checking through my favourite artists updates.

But I do pop by once a week, roughly.

But I thought I'd pop by and let you guys know that I am available for a bit more commissions than normal this month. And that September is going to be our yearly "Month of Lemons" discount month. (see below)

In the month of September, due to a sudden cancellation of a larger commission: I'm open for 4-5 private commissions .

Generally speaking, the prices range from €200 to €600, depending on what you need: Bust-portrait, full body portrait, action scene with two to three characters. 
Prices can always be discussed. If you have something extremely simplistic in mind, perhaps it will be a little less (or, like now, there is a discount, see below).

If you have an idea you want to get down in image-form, send us an email to:  You can also note me here on Deviantart, but it might take a while before I get back to you. 4-5 commissions only, this month. I'll have more space next month, but not 4-5 spots. First come, first serve :) )
We'll see what it is you want, and we can discuss pricing and other items.

Anything massive is going to need to be discussed.

We reserve the right to refuse any commission due to moral and/or legal reasons. 
Please do note that we work for larger companies with substantial IP's (Intellectual Properties), and we would never infringe on those ones. On the other hand, we bestow the same courtesy on private commissions.

For the Month of September, we will introduce "Month of Lemons"-discount.

Last year, we were in a bit of trouble, and thanks to the amazing help of friends and fans, and a drop in price by about half, we got out of that situation. In the process, we got the chance to do some fantastic pieces. So why not make something yearly out of it?

*Month of Lemons-discount is a 20% discount on all digital, private commissions of which the advance is paid during the month of September. (For any commission, a minimum of 30% of the full price is required upfront, before we start sketching. Kill-fees apply.)

*This discount is valid effectively from now, and only for commissions for the coming month. (Aug 29 - Sep 30)

*Discount will be deducted after price has been settled.

How I work

I have been doing live videos (that also are being posted and available to view) on our FB page-…

I am painting something for myself, and setting it up as if it would be a commission, talking about how I paint it throughout.
If you have the chance to watch live, I also take questions and try to answer as best as I can.
Come see me be slow as shit, rework everything over and over again, and stuff...

Perhaps it's inspiring, perhaps not. But any likes and shares are appreciated, as they bring joy to my life :)

Streams are happening every weekday, for about one hour, in the morning somewhere. If you don't want to miss them, subscribe to them, you'll get pinged on FB whenever I go live :)

Bring on your dreams, nightmares, fantasies, or phantasmagorias!

(Oh, and if you wonder about the "we" references- Studio Colrouphobia, the studio which I belong to, is me and :iconairgid: check her art out, she does traditional stuff and creature design (note only digital is under the Month of Lemons" discount this year.)

  • Listening to: Highly Suspect
  • Reading: Orson Scott Card
  • Watching: Outcast
  • Playing: life
  • Eating: food
  • Drinking: Lemmies!


DawnOfWar III -the hunt for Gabriel Angelos- Alt C
The second alt cover done for Titan Comics that has been released.

There is some minor alterations done to the face on the released image. The non-titled image is as I sent it on to the publisher.

Been dying to share this one..
WIP- Concordia Curze…
Doing Livestreams from Lunch and 1 - 1 1/2 hours forward on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Starting this year I'm painting all the Primarchs, and the Emperor, as women.
This is, thus, a female version of Konrad Curze.
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This is still a WIP. It's not finished. Hence the small size.


Artist | Professional | Digital Art
David is the lead artist and head illustrator at Studio Colrouphobia, doing everything from conceptuals to full size high resolution illustrations.

His background stems in grafitti and comic book art and at a later time university studies in conceptual art and graphic design. David has a Masters in educational sciences with specialisation in Philosophy and Theology. These are influences that can be clearly seen in his later works.

Mainly working in digital format: David’s style can be described as hyperrealism meets Rubens/Caravaggio, with a touch of modern east-asian concepts and illustration.



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Airgid Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
a :+fav:...from you sir...I'd never... :p
DavidSondered Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Of course!
I like Khan!
(has to be said with an exclamation mark...)
Brian-Garabrant Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Wow your stuff is amazing! Wish you had some process shots I'm so curious about your methods!
DavidSondered Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hi Brian, I'm trying to do some process shots of a recent work I got, but it is very difficult for me to do process shots because I do not have a standard procedure.

Essentially, if I have an idea or script/brief

1st I lay the very rough lines of how things are organised on the page/panel.

2nd I either block in rough values of light and dark / OR / I copy-paste things from other places, make them black and white, and add them to my shapes (this is to get a sense of roughness to the values. The idea is NOT to take something from someone else , it is to use textures and/or shapes that will fit in my work.

3rd I will start painting. I will paint on top of everything. The key is- whatever gets you to your goal. have a clear view of how you want it to look in your mind, and do whatever you can to attain this goal.

4th I will do some adjustments of colour and light (for instance, lights in the scene can get pushed by using a slight colour dodge in Photoshop. Shades can get helped by using Soft light and paint a saturated dark).

5th, whatever is needed to finalize it. This might be nothing, it might be adding a texture or doing a filter.

I hope that helps, but to be honest, half of the time I don't work like this neither... it is just the most common way I work, not THE way. :)
Brian-Garabrant Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the long reply, I appreciate you sharing your process!
Airgid Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
tyst här :p
DavidSondered Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
ja. Det är det verkligen....
Airgid Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
undrar varför?
DavidSondered Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
dåligt med uppdateringar :)
Kommer mer snart :)
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Rustproof11 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Love your art!
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