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Unfortunately this fic is very badly brought down by the obvious fact the writer is not British and has not had this story checked over...

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1983 Pedigree Sindy repaint compared with original by ArkadyRose
1983 Pedigree Sindy repaint compared with original
I've had a couple of the old 1980s Pedigree Sindy dolls sitting around for a couple of years now. They were ebay purchases I think - perhaps £5 for the pair. The brunette, whilst being the better example in terms of functional joints (she was a 1983 Active ballerina Sindy and, unusually, her ankle joints aren't broken), was very floppy, her hair was very frizzy and ratty with several hair plugs missing and her face paint incredibly faded. So I replaced her internal elastic, rerooted her with a blend of nylon hair from mylittlecustoms.co.uk (colours used were Oyster and Snowflake) and repainted her. I'm quite pleased with how she's come out.

On left: Repainted & rerooted doll. On right: an unmodified 2nd gen 1979 Active Sindy (the face design didn’t really change between the Gen 2s and 1983 dolls).
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1983 Pedigree Sindy repaint -3 by ArkadyRose
1983 Pedigree Sindy repaint -3
I've had a couple of the old 1980s Pedigree Sindy dolls sitting around for a couple of years now. They were ebay purchases I think - perhaps £5 for the pair. The brunette, whilst being the better example in terms of functional joints (she was a ballerina Sindy and, unusually, her ankle joints aren't broken), was very floppy, her hair was very frizzy and ratty with several hair plugs missing and her face paint incredibly faded. So I replaced her internal elastic, rerooted her with a blend of nylon hair from mylittlecustoms.co.uk (colours used were Oyster and Snowflake) and repainted her. I'm quite pleased wth how she's come out.
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1983 Pedigree SIndy repaint -2 by ArkadyRose
1983 Pedigree SIndy repaint -2
I've had a couple of the old 1980s Pedigree Sindy dolls sitting around for a couple of years now. They were ebay purchases I think - perhaps £5 for the pair. The brunette, whilst being the better example in terms of functional joints (she was a ballerina Sindy and, unusually, her ankle joints aren't broken), was very floppy, her hair was very frizzy and ratty with several hair plugs missing and her face paint incredibly faded. So I replaced her internal elastic, rerooted her with a blend of nylon hair from mylittlecustoms.co.uk (colours used were Oyster and Snowflake) and repainted her. I'm quite pleased wth how she's come out.
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1983 Pedigree SIndy repaint -1 by ArkadyRose
1983 Pedigree SIndy repaint -1
I've had a couple of the old 1980s Pedigree Sindy dolls sitting around for a couple of years now. They were ebay purchases I think - perhaps £5 for the pair. The brunette, whilst being the better example in terms of functional joints (she was a ballerina Sindy and, unusually, her ankle joints aren't broken), was very floppy, her hair was very frizzy and ratty with several hair plugs missing and her face paint incredibly faded. So I replaced her internal elastic, rerooted her with a blend of nylon hair from mylittlecustoms.co.uk (colours used were Oyster and Snowflake) and repainted her. I'm quite pleased wth how she's come out.
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Purple dragon by ArkadyRose
Purple dragon
Isn't she fabulous? :-)
A writer on Twitter was looking for an illustrator for a children's book so I sketched this in about 15 minutes as an example of my style.
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ArkadyRose
Arkady Rose
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United Kingdom
Professional artist working in both traditional and digital media, craftsman, doll customiser/costumer, jeweller.

COMMISSIONS:

SIZE: I generally work on a minimum canvas size of 4Kx4K at 300dpi - however this is open to negotiation depending on whether you want a high print-quality image or something for web work.

TIMESCALE: This depends on what you're after; simple sketches on a blank or parchment-textured background I can do on a 1-2 day turnaround; simple painting of a bust will take 2-3 days. Full-length character portraits will take longer depending on how complicated the outfit is. Full-length portrait with full painted background could easily take me up to a couple of weeks to do. It also depends on how busy I am. I will discuss and agree a timescale with you before any money changes hands.

SUBJECT MATERIAL: This is pretty much up to you with very few exceptions. I'm pretty versatile and can do pretty much almost any subject material; please browse my gallery for samples of my work. Animals are my real forte, but I also enjoy painting portraits. If you're not sure whether I can do justice to a particular subject, please ask!

PRICES:
* Simple sketch, blank or parchment background £30
* Simple portrait - head & shoulders/bust, blank/parchment background £50
* Full-length character portrait, minimal background £65
* Full painting with detailed background £80
* Pet portraits - blank/parchment background, fully-coloured, digitally painted, 300dpi suitable for printing £45
* Logos etc - POA, generally £15-£30 depending on complexity and size required.
* Tattoo designs - POA

PAYMENT: In the UK: Either Bank Transfer to my account or Paypal. Outside UK: Paypal only please. I require a 50% non-refundable down-payment upon agreement of the commission, the remainder to be paid upon completion of the commission. All pictures will be released with a Creative Commons license unless otherwise specified & negotiated. I reseve the right to display a copy of the work as part of my deviantART portfolio.

If you would like to commission me, please send me a Note or email me at arkadyDOTroseATgmailDOTcom with the subject heading of "Commission:DA".
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Simple sketches
Generally 2-3 hours' work. Simple illustration sketches - animals, children's story illustrations etc. Supplied as PNG at 72dpi, suitable for online display. Sample: fav.me/d6jf2oh
Custom art piece (portraits, Celtic knotwork)
Generally minimum 6-8 hours' work upwards. Knotwork animal or creature of your specifications in a celtic knotwork design, supplied as PNGs both against a transparent background and coloured, minimum 300dpi, suitable for printing. Sample: fav.me/d6p7nsu
Portraits: Supplied as full-colour digitally painted PNG, 300dpi, at a size suitable for printing. Samples: fav.me/d6hi5et, fav.me/d4z8wk5, fav.me/d4kux2n, fav.me/d4klzb2
Logo design
Generally 2-3 hours' work, PNG file supplied on both transparent background and on sample coloured background, minimum 300dpi suitable for printing, t-shirts etc. e.g. fav.me/d6pub7p

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Journal Entry: Wed Jun 10, 2015, 5:59 AM


I now have a Society6 shop - buy quality prints of my paintings, laptop skins, mugs and cases and skins for iPad/iPad mini. Designs up at present include my Ocelot, Tiger and Wolf prints, mugs and skins; more to come!

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:iconkulibrnda:
Kulibrnda Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks fot :+fav: :hug:
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:iconarkadyrose:
ArkadyRose Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
My pleasure. It's a lovely piece. :)
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BlackKiba Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for the fav! :3
:D
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:iconarkadyrose:
ArkadyRose Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
My pleasure. :-)
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AdmiralDeMoy Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the Loki fave. :hug:
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:iconarkadyrose:
ArkadyRose Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
My pleasure. :)
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AdmiralDeMoy Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:XD:
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imlindy Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
Hi Arkady,

How are you?

My name is Lindy Fu. Our company ZQGame is looking for good artwork from talented artists. We have seen this work from your artwork site: [link]. We wonder if we can use it for our game promotional marketing. If so, is the IP yours or somebody else? What the price range would be? Please let us know. We can work on the details later. You can reach me at lindy.fu@zqgame.com.

Thank you very much,

Lindy Fu

Executive Assistant
ZQGame, Inc.
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ArkadyRose Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Unfortunately the IP of that particular subject belongs to Bioware; it is a piece of fanart depicting the character Anders from Dragon Age 2. However I would be willing to accept a commission for a similar piece featuring an original character of either your or my own specifications.

A sample list of my commissions prices is available here, together with contact details.
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hyperwolfy Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Thank you for the fav ^^
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