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William Oliver Alyn
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
In the battle of life it is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of a deed could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena. Whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold timid souls who have tasted neither victory nor defeat.

-Theodore Roosevelt

Commissions: Open

I've put this off way longer than I intended, but I am once again open for business. Be sure to read everything before contacting me, and feel free to ask about anything I may not have covered.

What I offer.

Traditional illustrations of characters and/or locations from (but not necessarily limited to) My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.



Starting price:  $5.00

A simple character or location sketch in pencil on 9"x12'' paper. $2.00 extra per additional character (limit of three).

Line Drawing.

Starting price:  $10.00 -$12.00

A clean line drawing on 9"x12" cold press paper. $10.00 for pencil, $12.00 for ink. $3.00 extra per additional character (limit of three).

Pencil Drawings.

Starting price:  $25.00

A fully rendered pencil drawing on 9"x12" cold press paper in grades ranging from 2H to 9B, sealed with fixative. $4.00 extra per additional character (limit of three).


  • Sketches: $2.00
  • Line Drawing: $3.00
  • Pencil Drawing simple: $5.00
  • Pencil Drawing detailed: $8.00


Watercolor Bust.

Starting price:  $40.00

A watercolor character bust portrait on 9"x12" watercolor paper. $5.00 extra per additional character (limit of two).

Watercolor Character Illustration.

Starting price:  $50.00

A full body character painting on 9"x12" watercolor paper. $8.00 extra per additional character (limit of three).

Watercolor Landscape.

Starting price: $50.00

A watercolor landscape painting on 9"x12" watercolor paper. $5.00 extra for background figures (no particular limit).


  • Blank -No charge.
  • Simple color wash -$2.00
  • Cutie Mark background -$5.00
  • Simple environment -$10.00
  • Detailed environment -$15.00                                  

Payment options.

I only accept PayPal. Payments can either be made in one upfront payment, or in three separate installments (does not apply to sketches or line drawings), in which the first covers the initial concept sketch, the second covers the line work, and the third covers the final pencil or watercolor rendering. The method of payment will be left to your discretion.

Shipping and Handling.

If you want your picture mailed to you (which is fairly safe to assume) you'll have to pay for shipping. Pricing will vary depending on where you live. U.S. shipping shouldn't run too high over $7.00, but expect international shipping to be closer to $20.00 or higher.


With my artwork being an expression and representation of myself, I hold it to a high standard. I personally guarantee quality, will always value good composition over a surplus of detail, and will strive for originality. I don't rush my process just to get the work done quickly, and I will do my level best to ensure that you are satisfied with the finished product. I do try to stay fairly open-minded, but there are certain lines I will not cross. Anything cruel, abusive, racist, or overly sexual in nature, will be refused. There are also a few things I won't draw simply because I do not want to. These include: Shipping, human/pony interaction, and comics (they just take too long).

Ordering a Commission.

To order a commission send me a note titled "Commission" with the following information:
  • Type of Commission: (sketch, line drawing, painting, etc..)
  • A brief but detailed description of your order.
  • Any references you think might help (optional).       
  • Your e-mail address.            
Once I approve your order your icon will be placed in the appropriate slot. 

Slots Available:


  • 1.:iconbonesatellite: Complete
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  • 3.:icondietbudah:
  • 4.:iconmagicaitrevor:

Completed Commissions:

Carnivaluna by The-Wizard-of-Art

A Good Day For Flying by The-Wizard-of-Art

Manehattan Blues by The-Wizard-of-Art



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SongbirdSerenade Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can't believe I didn't watch you sooner. Astounding art!
The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner 7 hours ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much, and welcome aboard!
sketchblue Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
How much do your commissions cost for one character with a backround?
The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey, sorry for the late response.
I'll assume you're referring to a watercolor commission, so at the current price setting it would cost $60 to $65, however, I will be making a few changes to my pricing system to make it more balanced.
sketchblue Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Wow...... well that's more than I have. I like your art by the way c:
MarzKartoons Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Your watercolor paintings are absolutely gorgeous!Love I've always known watercolor to be messy and hard to control, so the level of detail you can achieve in your paintings is mind-boggling to me! :o (Eek) 
The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
I would say it all depends on how you approach the medium, and what you want out of it. Some artists paint even more tightly with it than I do, but watercolor truly flourishes and thrives the most when given the freedom to do what it wants, when you work with it instead of trying to control it.
MarzKartoons Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I've always been fascinated with people who use watercolor in a very quick and splashy style, since I grew up using colored pencils, which are very meticulous and precise. It's a very different medium, so I suppose I just need a lot more time and practice to find what works best for me. Only problem is finding the patience to do so XD 
UnderwoodART Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely stunning! I'd give anything to have even a shred of your traditional skill. I'm somewhat miserly, but one of your pieces is something I would absolutely save up for. You give me hope that true art (particularly of pop culture) is still alive and well in this digital age.
The-Wizard-of-Art Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Time. Time is the only asset in your possession that will suffice, and a lot of it. My sentiments were much like your own in years past, and even today there are many artists more skillful than I on whose level I wish to be.
If you ever do decide to part with your hard-earned money in exchange for one of my pictures, I assure you I will make it worth every penny.
I don't think traditional methods were ever in any real danger of being replaced by electronics. Digital art is just another medium, like ink, oil, or gouache, that requires a great deal of knowledge and technical chops to use effectively. It certainly has many advantages, but it can never replicate the feeling of satisfaction at having a finished piece you can hold in your hands.
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