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About Varied / Hobbyist Member Deanna Marie Durflinger23/Female/United States Group :iconexpandtheuniverse: ExpandTheUniverse
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Juustav the Dwarf by Retaya
Juustav the Dwarf
A slightly newer character... Juustav the dwarven bird-keeper. He takes care of a flock of Aura-Seeker Birds which can seek out a person's magical aura no matter where they are in the world. Most people use them like carrier pigeons, or to find criminals who have gone into hiding. He's also a very smart perceptive person who can quickly catch on to a person's subtle body language and learn their inner motivations.
Brand New Elisia by Retaya
Brand New Elisia
This is actually a redo of an old old thing I made back in the way back days of 2008.
 Elisia's new outfit of doom

I mean... it was never that bad looking of a picture, but I do think I've improoved a great deal. The design didn't need much change so I didn't change it much except a little with the corset-thing.

She's an old roleplay character that I am rebooting because her roleplay is being rebooted.
Aaro Redesign by Retaya
Aaro Redesign
So some of you may or may not remember my somewhat-old roleplay character, Aaro Naiyo the half-nekomata wandering-ex-assassin-samurai-guy. His roleplay is getting a reboot so I decided his design needed one too.

This is what he used to look like ---->>…

Most of the colors will be the same. I can't really bring myself to change much about Aaro's color scheme. It wouldn't feel like Aaro otherwise.

His hair is messier now because Aaro is a homeless wanderer who doesn't own a hair brush. Smooth hair would not make sense. And his face is now a bit more ambiguously asian looking. It makes sense since his mom is very clearly asian looking.

His cloak is styled differently now. And his clothes in general are meant to fit more into the fantasy feudal japan inspired setting. They're all ruffed up and tattered, again, because he's a wanderer, and he can't sew.

I also decided to give him a few tiny bits of armor on his forearms and shoulders. It's super minimal, but this way he has at least a tiny bit of protection for the fights he gets into.

I'll probably lineart and color this later eventually. O:

Aaro (c) Retaya

You can contact me about commissions at these places…

You can reach me here on deviantART of course. Please speak to me through Private Messages if you want a commission. ::: Please put “Commission” as the subject. You may also put “Question” as the subject if you’re wanting to ask questions.



All prices are negotiable. The prices are based on the time in which I would need to spend making your commission.


Haggling is acceptable. I can be convinced to lower my prices if your commission is unusually simple to make. But likewise, if your commission is unusually difficult to make, I may ask for a higher price.


Prices will be decided before I begin work on your commission. Once prices are mutually agreed upon, they will not change.


After your commission is done, I will send you a preview-thumbnail of the finished picture. Once payment is accepted, I will send the full picture to you. If I am not paid as agreed upon, I will continue to hold your commission hostage.

I am currently only accepting payment through PayPal.

Once you have bought a commission, you may post it wherever you like and do whatever you want with it. But do not claim that you made it yourself. And do not sell my art to other people. Seriously. That’s a really messed up thing to do.


By default, all commissions come with a blank white background unless otherwise specified. Single-color or Transparent backgrounds are free upon request for any digital commission. Any other kind of background is considered an Add-On and will raise the quote price of the commission.

If you want a commission of something I haven't mentioned, you may ask about it, and I will give you a quote.

I reserve the rights to refuse any commission for any reason. I am reasonable, but there are things that I'm not comfortable drawing. To save you the trouble, my Nope List displays some of the things that I will not draw under any circumstances.

Retaya's Nope List
*Pornogaphy or any other sexualized art.
This is including hentai, ecchi, and fetish art.
*Sexualized nudity. I can be convinced to do artistic nudity, but it might raise the price.
*Complex technology, machinery, or vehicles. This includes cars, motorcycles, trains, and giant robots.
*Complex cityscapes. I can be convinced to do simple cityscapes, but I won't draw entire skylines in great detail.
*Hateful or insensitive imagery. I will not draw anything that is cruel to any particular group of people. This includes any race, sexuality, gender identity, religion or political affiliation.



Pencil Sketch
These are drawn in pencil. The outlines are darkened, but little to no shading is done.

Humanoid Bust: $10
Humanoid Half-body: $15
Humanoid Full-body: $20
Pony: $10
Chibi: $5


Pencil Drawing or Digital Line Art
Pencil Drawings are the completed versions of a pencil sketch, where shading is applied to the drawing.
Digital Line Art is a drawing that is inked in Manga Studio using a single color. The default has black lines on a white background, but lines and background can be any color that you request.

Humanoid Bust: $15
Humanoid Half-body: $20
Humanoid Full-body: $25
Pony: $15
Chibi: $10


Digital Flat Colored
This is a digital line art that has been given unshaded colors. The line art can either be black, or can be done in a color-hold style. Color-hold is when the lineart of something is a darker version of the overall color (commonly seen in MLP). Pony art is done in color-hold style by default. Humanoid art is done with black lineart by default. If you want something different, you must ask.

Humanoid Bust: $17
Humanoid Half-body: $22
Humanoid Full-body: $27
Pony: $17
Chibi: $12


Digital Color Shaded
This is the shaded version of Digital Flat Colored. It can be done in either a soft shaded or cell-shaded style. Soft-shaded is the default.

Humanoid Bust: $20
Humanoid Half-body: $25
Humanoid Full-body: $30
Pony: $20
Chibi: $15


Digital Painted
This is a drawing that, from start to finish, is painted directly into Manga Studio. There is no line art involved. If you want line art of any kind over a painted picture, it will raise the price.

Humanoid Bust: $20
Humanoid Half-body: $30
Humanoid Full-body: $35
Pony: $25
Chibi: $20


Simple Background: +$5
Complex Background: +$10
Small Pets or Familiars: +$3-5
Large or Complex Pets or Familiars: +$6-10
Complex Markings or Clothes: +$5-10

Comic Page Prices
Comics are charged per-panel. The price of the panel depends on its style and complexity. The script of the comic must be provided by you. The prices listed are estimates and completely negotiable, as with all prices.

One Pencil Sketched Panel: $8-12
One Pencil Drawn Panel: $13-18
One Digital Line Art Panel: $13-17
One Digital Flat Color Panel: $16-20
One Digital Color Shaded Panel: $18-25
One Digital Painted Panel: $22-30


Order Form


Your Name: Put your name or username here. This is just so that I know what to call you.
Type of Commission:
Here you would put “Pencil Drawn Bust” or “Digital Flat Color Pony” or whatever you’re deciding to buy.
Any Add-Ons:
Here you would let me know if you want any of the add-ons listed in the Add-Ons section. These will be added onto the base price of the commission.
Your Character(s) Name(s):
Tell me what your character’s name is so that I know what to call them.
Character References:
Any references to your character’s appearance go here. I prefer to have visual references, if at all possible. If this is not possible, I will also except a very detailed paragraph describing your characters’ appearance. Be as thorough as possible, and make sure to tell me about any details that are important to you. I will ask you questions if I am unsure about something.
Character Pose/Expression:
Describe the type of pose, expression, or emotion that you want your character to convey. You can be as vague or as specific as you want. If you are vague, or if you leave this part of the form blank, I will assume that you are leaving the decision up to me.

Things you can't live without:
Let me know about any details that are extremely important that I not miss.
Additional Information: If there are any details that you think are important to share with me, please tell me here.
Contact Information:
Tell me where I can most easily contact you. I will also need your e-mail address eventually, so that you can pay me.


Blank Form…

Your Name:
Type of Commission:
Any Add-Ons:
Your Character(s) Name(s):
Character References:
Character Pose/Expression:
Things you can't live without:
Additional Information:
Contact Information:


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Deanna Marie Durflinger
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Behold Retaya, whose name is actually Deanna. Self-proclaimed writer, artist and pony enthusiast. You can expect to find ponies here, but you can also expect to find a lot of originals. And the originals need love too. ;A;

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blueglacier19 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist
Pst ewe senpai OwO hi!
Retaya Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi~ ^_^
blueglacier19 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist
Senpai! Watcha up to? How have you been? 0u0
Retaya Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been cool. ...Realized recently that I haven't been posting much art here. Gotta fix that. oAo;;
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uBrosis Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014
Happy Birthday! *<: D
ZatchHikaru Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Student General Artist
hey what;s up? long time no see.
Retaya Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Not much. Just stuff. O:
ZatchHikaru Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Student General Artist
Ah, I see. How's life going for you?
Retaya Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty okay. O:
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ZatchHikaru Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Student General Artist
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