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Limited Commissions Closed

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 24, 2017, 6:59 PM
Hey guys, hope everyone is well! I've gotten close to finishing my previous list of commissions and have a few openings for the first time in several years. I don't open commissions very often so if you're interested please take a look at the options available below. Send me a note with details of the character(s) you want drawn if you would like to grab a slot. I will send a paypal invoice for payment once confirmed. Thank you!

$75(USD) Digital Portrait Commission - Includes 4x6" single character digital portrait painting. I will also include a 4x6" print of the finished piece and the initial pencil sketch, shipped free in the US. (shipping fees apply for International shipping if you would like the original sketch and print and you live outside of the US contact me ahead of time to ask for rates) 

Narayani Commission by bluessence

$35(USD) Pencil Portrait Commission - Includes single character original pencil drawing, shipped free in the US. (additional fees apply for shipping internationally, contact me ahead of time to ask for rates)
+$10 for an additional character included in the same piece.

Pencil Drawings - December Collection by bluessence

Fanime 2017

Journal Entry: Sun May 21, 2017, 7:51 AM
Hey guys, I'll be heading to Fanime next weekend!! Very short notice addition because I was asked to do art for the Clockwork Alchemy program cover and shirts. Clockwork Alchemy is the steampunk convention that runs the same weekend. Very excited about these I'll be sure to post the artwork after the show! Come check them out and say hi if you're near San Jose CA for Memorial Day weekend. ^_^ I'll have prints as usual and jewelry. And if I have time I'll have some cool products using some of the mermaid drawings I've been doing for #MerMay! You can see those on my IG page here…

I'll be sharing the table with slantypear so come check out her art too, we'll have a few of our limited edition collaboration pieces that we did last year.

King's Champion on Kickstarter

Journal Entry: Sun Apr 16, 2017, 8:28 AM
Hey all, quick update time. How's everyone doing lately? I've been working on a lot of commission work lately some of it I can't share some of it I can, so I'm finally going to be posting a bunch of pencil art that I did for King's Champion, you may have seen a few already. It's a very neat table top card game that I have been illustrating for over the last few years. You can find out more about the game through the Kickstarter campaign going on right now, check it out here:…

New Art Book PreSale!

Journal Entry: Thu Mar 31, 2016, 6:21 AM
Hey Guys! I'm working on new products for convention season and I have put together a new sketch collection with all the latest pencil art I've been posting, I want to offer Pre-Orders here for anyone who's interested.

The book is A5 size (5.8 x 8.3") perfect bound, 48 pages

Price is $20 with free shipping to the US (ask about international)

I'm also offering a deluxe set for $40 with free shipping to the US
It comes with the book, a free sketch autograph, and a 4 pack of my coloring cards as well, they are 6x8" on heavy card stock so they're great for coloring with markers or whatever else!

If you want a discount you can pledge $30 today on Patreon to receive the deluxe set and other rewards!


Please note me if interested and provide your email and specify if you want just the book or the deluxe set so I can send you a paypal invoice.

I'm also going to be at a few conventions this year, if you're going and would like to pick these up there just let me know! 

Emerald City Comicon

Thanks a lot everybody, really appreciate all your support, thanks for stopping by!

Colored Pencil Commission Sale - FULL

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 16, 2015, 11:31 AM
Hey guys, I've got one spot left for the colored pencil commission sale, send me a note if interested!

It's been a bit since I've done colored pencil commissions so here's a sale for those interested! I am in the process of increasing commission prices so this will likely be the last time to get this pricing. I can't speak enough on how beautiful these are in person, the scans don't do them justice, I really love how these turn out and want to do more of them. If you need these in time for Christmas please let me know, I will do my best to make it happen!

Color Pencil - Mehshy by bluessence Colored Pencil - Tranquility by bluessence

Colored Pencil Commissions

4 x 6 (bust): $40  (add $20 for additional character)
6 x 8 (waist up): $80 (add $40 for additional character)
8 x 12 (full): $160 (add $80 for additional character)
Shipping is included in the US, add $5 for international shipping. All prices are USD
You'll get a high resolution scan of the finished piece and the original by mail.

SLOT 2: EsoterikPhotography PAID COMPLETE


Starting this month I will be doing a monthly raffle for prizes on Patreon, pledge $1 for one entry to the raffle, you also get the other awesome perks too! This months prize is a 4 x 6 pencil drawing of your choice. Go to my Patreon page to sign up!

If you don't use Patreon but would like to enter anyway you can send $1 to my paypal account for this months drawing: ;
Please send me a note on DA with the email address you used to enter so I know who to contact if you win! Raffle drawing will be held the first week of December.

Thanks so much for your support guys, I really appreciate it!

Sketchbook Auction - OVER

Journal Entry: Sun Sep 20, 2015, 3:12 PM
Just a reminder that the Custom Sketchbook Commission Auction ends in a little less than 2 hours. Check it out if you're interested:

Custom Sketchbook Commission Auction - OVER by bluessence

Over, congrats! Rascal221 with winning bid of $100

Thanks so much to everyone who's participated! Hopefully that was fun, let me know if you have any feedback on the process and if you'd like to see more like this.

Bluessence on Patreon

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 5, 2015, 1:07 PM
Hey guys, just wanted to share my Patreon page with you. I've been wanting to set one up for awhile now and have finally put the finishing touches on it. I decided to set this up as a way to offer some extra perks to anyone interested in supporting my artwork.

All of my art will continue to be free as always, you can follow me on Patreon for the most updated stream of art. I only post my finished works on DeviantArt but I plan to share in process work as well as my thoughts and details about upcoming projects. I have set up a few rewards including high resolution artwork, print packs, and monthly commissions. I hope to add more as I go so please take a look and give me a follow. Any amount of support is greatly appreciated!!

I'm excited to share some new art with you soon, both here and on Patreon, so stay tuned!

Print Sale and Commission Sale

Journal Entry: Thu Jun 25, 2015, 9:53 AM
Hey all, it's been awhile since our last chat so here's a little update. I recently lost my job which I've been at for the last 5 years, it was a stressful job that left me little time for art. I was good at my job but got tired of the mental stress and energy drain, so I decided it was time to move on and try something different. I'm not looking forward to jumping back in to the same type of job with the same stresses so until I figure out what other skill sets I have to offer I want to focus on my artwork for a little while.

I have a lot of ideas for projects that I want to work on and in order to pay the bills I plan to offer lots of commissions this summer. I really want to start working on some themed art books in between that, I'm thinking about a mermaid themed book, possibly fairies, or knights. I will probably put up a poll to help decide on what theme to work on first but would love to hear your ideas. I am also considering setting up a patreon for the art books as well but maybe it will be a more general account to showcase all of my art.

Anyway, aside from that I have a few freelance projects that I've been working on and look forward to sharing those with you when I am able to, but that's what I've been up to. If you want to help out I'm currently running a sale on prints and originals at my storenvy and I have commission slots available. please see details below. Thanks everyone, hope you are all doing well and enjoying the summer.

Print Sale

Prints and originals are 20% off right now in my storenvy shop so please check that out. Use code: Blue10


I plan to offer commissions in batches so keep an eye out, and let me know if there's something specific you're looking for. Also, if you can help spread the word in any way I would greatly appreciate it. Here's what's available for July:

Digital Painted Portrait (waist up, one character): $50 USD 
Slot 1: nocturnalmiyu PAID
Slot 2: EsoterikPhotography PAID COMPLETE
Slot 3: KillAutumn PAID
Sci-elf Portrait by bluessence Game of Thrones - Daenerys Fan Art by bluessence

Pencil Drawing Bust (shoulders up, one character): $15 USD
Slot 1: furesiya (couple) PAID COMPLETE
Slot 2: ----------------------^

To order, please note me with description any any references. Once accepted payments will be made through PayPal to

Thanks so much!

Other Places to find me
Bluessence on Tumblr:
Bluara on Twitter:

Quick Sale - Pencil Commissions

Journal Entry: Tue May 19, 2015, 7:31 AM
FULL for this round, thanks everyone!

Hey guys, I'm doing some quick discounted commissions this week, If you happen to be attending Fanime and would like to pick up there I can have it done by next weekend, all others will be finished next week.

WHAT YOU GET: One Pencil Bust (shoulders up) of a single character, you will receive a digital scan only, the original can be shipped for $5 in the US $8 International.

HOW TO ORDER: Just send me a note with description of what you'd like drawn and any references you have. Payment required after I approve your order, my paypal account is

Thanks for your support!!

SLOT 1: furesiya (Couple) PAID COMPLETE
SLOT 2: ---^

Fanime 2014

Journal Entry: Thu May 22, 2014, 12:55 PM
Hey guys, this is a little last minute but I'm in San Jose this weekend for Fanime,
I did not get a chance to put together a map showing my artist alley table location but I'm near the front in the middle if you want to come say hi! I think I'm at table 705. I'll be selling the usual prints and jewelry as well as taking sketch commissions.

Stop by and say hi if you're going!

For those waiting for your commission updates, I will resume working on my regular commissions when I return, so look for updates soon!

Updates and Stuff, with Convention Schedule

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 29, 2014, 7:25 AM
Feels like time for a new Journal entry, I want to apologize that I haven't been very active on DA in the last year, I'm trying to change that. I am still on Tumblr and Twitter quite a bit so I'm still alive, promise!

I'm gearing up for convention season so if there's anything you'd like to see me draw please feel free to post a comment here and let me know. So far I only have plans for a few conventions:

SakuraCon (I won't have a table but planning to have work in the art show and I'll be running around enjoying the con)
Kumoricon (pending)
Anime Weekend Atlanta (pending)

I'm pretty bummed about not having a table at SakuraCon, it's always one I really look forward to. But I will be attending at least so if anybody wants to meet up with me I'll be available. =)

I think that's all the news I have for now, but I wanted to mention that I have quite a few commissions I'm working on which is keeping me busy, working through them as quickly as I can. Commissions are still available, just be aware my list is getting full:

Thanks so much for stopping by, I really appreciate the love and support.
Bluessence on Tumblr:
Bluara on Twitter:

Kumoricon - Hotel?

Journal Entry: Tue Aug 20, 2013, 9:26 PM
Hey everybody, just a quick note to say I'm planning on heading to Kumoricon this year (in the Portland/Vancouver area)
It's been a few years since I've been able to go, and only ended up on the wait list this year... Luckily I recently was informed that I do have a space then realized I hadn't booked a hotel room in time!! :C

So if you're going, have a room already, and looking for someone to share with on short notice let me know! I'm Female, quiet, clean, and it'd just be me. (looking preferably for another female artist)

Thanks! Hope to see some of ya there!

Fanime and Commission Sale

Journal Entry: Tue May 28, 2013, 7:55 AM
I want to apologize for not being at Fanime this year, I hope everyone who went had tons of fun! I know I do have a few people who look forward to seeing me there every year and while I wanted to be there... I have been very busy this year and did not plan accordingly, in the end it seemed best to not go unprepared and unplanned so I will do my best to make it next year with lots of new art!  


Xylona - Pencil by bluessence The Trainer by bluessence
4 x 6 (bust)
5 x 7 (waist up)
8 x 12 (3/4)


Colored Pencil - Tranquility by bluessence Marsha - Colored Pencil by bluessence
4 x 6 (bust)
5 x 7 (waist up)
8 x 12 (3/4)

Send me a note if you're interested, provide details of what you'd like drawn and I will let you know if the order is accepted and provide payment details.


Journal Entry: Mon Apr 1, 2013, 8:32 AM
Hi guys! Just wanted to give a quick update, I just got back from SakuraCon, had a fantastic time and enjoyed seeing everyone and meeting new people. If you're just finding my art for the first time thank you so much for stopping by, I really appreciate it. You can find more of my art on Tumblr and Twitter such as wips, sketches, and other fun info, check em out.  Tumblr:  Twitter:

If you're interested in commissioning me please check out this journal here:…
For anyone currently commissioning me I will have updates for you soon, keep an eye out. Sorry for the delays.

I just recently moved and have been getting settled in this month, things have been a little busy. I am almost done though so look forward to some new art soon!

Weekend Commission Sale

Journal Entry: Sat Jan 26, 2013, 12:54 AM
Hey guys, I'm going to offer some quick discounted commissions this weekend if anyone's interested.  Depending on how many there are I'll plan on having them finished by Sunday. These will be single character bust pencil sketches.

PRICE: CLOSED, THANKS! Normal commission prices located here:…

WHAT YOU GET: One Pencil Bust (shoulders up) of a single character, you will receive a digital scan only.

HOW TO ORDER: Just send me a note with description of what you'd like drawn and any references you have. Payment required after I approve your order, my paypal account is

Thanks for your support!!

SLOT 1: CuzzaCurry (COMPLETE)…
SLOT 2: Arofexdracona x 2 (COMPLETE)……
SLOT 3: Gelfin (COMPLETE)…
SLOT 4: NuciComs (COMPLETE)…
SLOT 5: Akkai x 2 (COMPLETE)……

All Commissions - OPEN!

Journal Entry: Sun Oct 14, 2012, 10:42 PM

This is a complete list of my current pricing for my most common commissions, please ask if what you are looking for does not fall into one of these categories, I'd be happy to discuss it.

UPDATED 10/16/15

You do not need to have references, if you have a new character you're working on I'm happy to help develop at no extra cost. Original characters or fan art are both accepted. Please read the full ordering information below and send me a note if you're interested, thanks!

Pricing :: (in USD)
Read below for full pricing and details.


Pencil Kurisuteru by bluessence The Pirate by bluessence
4 x 6 (bust): $25
6 x 8 (waist up): $45
8 x 12 (full): $90


Colored Pencil - Tranquility by bluessence Color Pencil - Mehshy by bluessence
4 x 6 (bust): $50
6 x 8 (waist up): $90
8 x 12 (full): $150


Kit and Rolf - Commission by bluessence Kei Constantine by bluessence
4 x 6 (bust): $50
6 x 8 (waist up): $90
8 x 12 (full): $150

There may be additional charges for extra characters, complex details, and backgrounds. Please contact me at any time to discuss pricing or your commission idea.

What you get ::

High resolution digital file (or scan for traditional pieces) of the finished piece.  
IMPORTANT: If you are ordering a traditional piece and want the original mailed to you please let me know in advance.  Add an extra $5 for shipping and packaging in the US and $8 internationally.    
Prices are for Personal Commissions only, you have permission to use the art as you please so long as it's not for profit/commercial uses, I retain the rights to the artwork.

Payment ::

I ask for payment after I confirm your order, before I start drawing. (I'm open to accepting payments on larger orders)

(Only accepting Paypal at this time)

Order Information ::

To Order Please send me the Full Details in a Note, include reference pictures if you have any and please be specific about outfit and facial details (since that is what I will be focusing on).

(if you'd rather email me you can use this address:

Twitter and Tumblr and Fanime, Yay

Journal Entry: Wed May 16, 2012, 8:23 AM
Hey guys, hope everyone is doing well today! If anyone's into the Twitter and the Tumblr I've set up some accounts you can follow me on, check em out:


Bluessence on Tumblr:
Bluara on Twitter:!/Bluara


I'll be at Fanime at the end of the month, I'll be at table 188, if you're going feel free to stop by and say hi! Here's a map with my table location:…

Art Book

I've also still got a few art books left and the free sketch offer is still available, check out details in my last journal:…
Sketch Collection 2012 by bluessence

Oh yea, I also recently hit 100K page views, so that's pretty sweet, thanks for stopping by! ^_^

2012 Art Book Available (+ Free Sketch Autograph)

Journal Entry: Wed Apr 18, 2012, 8:33 AM

2012 Art Book Orders

My newest art book is printed and ready for purchasing! I ordered a small amount this year due to my short convention schedule so I have about 10 copies available, I'm offering free sketches in these books like I did last year but I left more space in the front of the book so they'll be a little larger this year ^_^ The book is A4 Size, 68 pages, black and white interior.  Check my latest submission for a preview and see below for ordering details.

Sketch Collection 2012 by bluessence


Cost of the book is $25.00 USD
Free Pencil Sketch Autograph is included (waist up single character)  

Shipping within the US + $5.00 USD  ($30 total)
Shipping anywhere else + $8.00 USD ($33 total)

Payment ::

Once I have confirmed your order please send payment for the book plus shipping to my paypal account.


Order Information ::

To Order please send me a Note with the following info:
1. Address you'd like the book shipped
2. Details and refs of what you would like drawn.

(if you'd rather email me your order you can use this address:

Order List

misschievious (COMPLETE)…
Rolytic (COMPLETE)…
MythicPhoenix (COMPLETE)…
nocturnalmiyu (PAID)

Emerald City Comicon and SakuraCon

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 2, 2012, 5:47 PM
Thanks to everybody who stopped by to see me this weekend at Emerald City Comicon! Was tons of fun, got to meet some great people ^_^  

I'll be attending Sakuracon this weekend as well, be sure to stop by and say hi if you're going!

ROUND TWO OPEN! - Discounted Pencil Commissions

Journal Entry: Sat Feb 18, 2012, 8:03 AM
I have some time again today to work on pencil pieces and would like to offer a quick commission or two for anyone interested.  

PRICE: The quick slot price today is $8 USD, or a 3 month subscription on DA.

WHAT YOU GET: One Pencil Bust (shoulders up) of a single character, you will receive a digital scan only.

HOW TO ORDER: Just send me a note with description of what you'd like drawn and any references you have. You must have payment ready today after I approve your order, my paypal account is

QUICK SLOT 1: Arofexdracona (PAID)…
QUICK SLOT 2: AlastorZingari (PAID)…
QUICK SLOT 3: CatcherintheLite (PAID)…

QUICK SLOT 1: AlastorZingari (COMPLETE)…
QUICK SLOT 2: kittizak (COMPLETE)…
QUICK SLOT 3: MythicPhoenix (COMPLETE)…

Thanks guys, hope everyone is enjoying their weekend so far!