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Djamila Knopf
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
I'm a Leipzig-based freelance illustrator primarily working on character-driven illustrations and book covers. Recently, I have worked for Ulisses Spiele and various independent publishers.

For freelance inquiries only please contact me via

1. EXAMPLES AND PRICES All the following prices are rough estimates. Be aware that the prices may increase depending on what you‘re asking for - detail, time scale, difficulty, etc. Exchange rates and PayPal fees (around 5% for Britain and the USA) have been considered as well. Since I live in Europe, I determined the prices according to € (EUR). All of the prices are listed in Euro - € (EUR), British Pounds - £ (GBP) and American Dollars - $ (USD).

I. Portrait  158 € / 115 £/ 170 $
Full colour (unless otherwise preferred), portrait or square layout, semi-realistic style, simple background. Headshot format only. Straightforward portraits of people and characters.

Cowboy Bebop: Spike Spiegel. Realism. by Shilesque  Cowboy Bebop: Faye Valentine. Realism. by Shilesque  Death Note: L. Realism. by Shilesque  Study IV by Shilesque

II. Bust / Waist up - 210 € / 151 £ / 227 $ Full colour (unless otherwise preferred), headshot or waist up; simple or abstracted background; any layout (landscape, portrait, or square); additional detailing.

Mature Content

Neon Genesis Evangelion: Rei Ayanami. Realism. by Shilesque
  Bombyx Mori by Shilesque  Game of Thrones: Margaery Tyrell. by Shilesque  Serene by Shilesque

III. Full Body / Scene - 368 € / 265 £ / 396 $ This includes all portrait commissions that involve more complex background elements and/or a high level of detailing. Any layout; full color, waist-up/ full-body, multiple characters/interactions, etc.

  Shaman Kids by Shilesque  Game of Thrones: Daenerys. by Shilesque  Mistborn: Vin and Kelsier by Shilesque  The Kingkiller Chronicle: Kvothe. by Shilesque

2. TERMS OF AGREEMENT I reserve the right to decline any commission request without question.
I reserve the right to only accept a certain amount of commissions at once.
I reserve the right to adjust the pricing on a request before I start the commission, depending on difficulty, time scale etc.
You are free to make personal use of your commissioned piece. However, you may NOT claim the piece as your own.
I reserve the rights to the artwork and you may not make money from it (by selling prints etc.)
I reserve the right to display a commissioned piece on my deviantART gallery and portfolio. If the piece is an original character of yours etc, then all credit will be given to you accordingly.
I reserve the right to draw up a legal contract to be signed by the client and the artist in order to specify the type of commission, deadline and payment and to ensure that the obligations are met.

3. HOW IT WORKS You describe what kind of image you have in mind. Give me as much information as possible. Give me the name of your character, age, image references, personality traits, interesting facts, tattoos, earrings, clothing, body type, facial expression, pose ANYTHING that is relevant. Colours for hair, clothing, eyes, or any other important features. A few words on the mood and colour scheme can be helpful as well. I need as much info as possible to work from, to make sure you like the end result. Then, we agree on a price that is appropriate for the complexity and the effort that goes with it. (→ 1. Examples and prices)
You will then be given 2 to 5 rough thumbnails to determine the general look of the artwork. The thumbnail you pick will become a line sketch to show off more details and design elements. In case there are some things that you don‘t like about the sketch I will make changes and send you the revised version. The number of revisions will be specified in the contract. After you approve the sketch, you send me the payment. (→ 4. Payment) Once I receive the payment I will continue to update you on the progress of the piece. You will receive a high quality digital file (300 dpi) with the finished artwork. After receiving the final piece there is NO option to refund. Only if for some reason I‘m NOT able to finish your commission, you will have complete refund.

4. PAYMENT: For private commissions, I accept payment ONLY via PayPal. You will be sent an invoice with the details.

5. CONTACT: email:
Note or email me with your request.

Name and email address
Type of commission. I, II or III
Details, details, details (→ 3. How it works)


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PavilionVI Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2015
You have an amazing set of illustrations and I'd love to see more of your works!
Shilesque Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. I'm working on more. :)
PavilionVI Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015
Glad to know that!
Nice name btw, it means beautiful (Djamila).
Shilesque Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
bupaje Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015  Professional General Artist
Gorgeous work. Thumbs up.
Shilesque Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
KanoeShirota Featured By Owner Edited Oct 5, 2015   Digital Artist
Huhu. Bin grade über dein Profil gestolpert! Respekt! Deine Zeichnungen sind der wahnsinn! #37 Free Icon: Rei Hino (Sailor Mars) Wenn ich irgendwann nur halbwegs so gut bin wie du, kann ich mich glücklich schätzen. Mit welcher Hard- und Software arbeitest du? Wo arbeitest du? 
Auf jeden Fall schon mal ganz liebe Grüße aus Niederbayern! #9 Free Icon: Rei Hino (Sailor Mars) 
Shilesque Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, dankeschön. :) So wie ich das sehe, bist du ja auf nem sehr guten Weg.
Ich benutze Photoshop CS6 und ein Wacom Intuos Pro. Aber ich habe jahrelang mit freier Software, älteren PS Versionen und nem Bamboo Tablet gearbeitet. Es kommt wirklich darauf an, was man damit anstellt und nicht so sehr auf die Programme selbst. 
Ich arbeite freiberuflich an Rollenspielen, Buchcovern und was sich so ergibt. :la:
Liebe Grüße zurück!
KanoeShirota Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015   Digital Artist
Danke sehr...Ich versuchs, besser zu werden. :) (Smile) 
Hey danke für die Info. Ja stimmt, auch ich nutze die verschiedensten Programme, manche davon sind auch uralt. Meow :3 
Trotzdem finde ich es immer wieder interessant zu wissen, wie es Spitzenkünstler machen.
Hey voll cool, hört sich nach viel Spaß an. Nod 
Mach nur weiter so, ich freu mich auf jeden Fall mehr zu sehen. Jedes deiner Bilder hat einfach ein wahnsinns Zauber.Clap 
Ich denke da muss ich noch ganz viel lernen. Hug 
Shilesque Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Na klar. Einfach immer weiter üben. :)
Und dankeschön nochmal!
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