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Commission status: OPEN

If you're interested in my work, please either send me a note or a email to matthew.p.lara@gmail.com
Below is a brief summary of some services I offer, though am not limited to. Feel free to message 
me if you have any requests you don't see listed. Please read the guidelines below for further information :)

Commissions by Changinghand

SAMPLES


Triptych by Changinghand  Gunslinger by Changinghand


Champion's Arena (Print) by Changinghand  Elemental Lord by Changinghand
 Tarragon of the Soundless by Changinghand Rise by Changinghand Drift by Changinghand
 
This Is My Story by ChanginghandHelp! by Changinghand 
Shards Online - Armored Wyvern by Changinghand Shards Online - Colosseum by Changinghand

 Bebop Bounty Hunter by Changinghand Overlook by Changinghand

Shards Online - Gladiator Concept Armor by ChanginghandRomance of the Three Kingdoms - 5 by Changinghand

Walk by Changinghand











*Terms of Service: 

PLEASE READ.
Prospective clients must read and understand these guidelines before commissioning me for work. 

• I will not draw gratuitous violence, gore, hateful (i.e. homophobic, racist, misogynistic), or pornographic imagery.

• I have the right to refuse a commission request.

• I have the right to issue a partial refund/cancel a commission due to poor communication, late payments or unreasonable demands.

• I retain distribution rights to the commissioned artwork (i.e. create prints, merchandise, etc.). 

• If you want a commercial illustration, please notify me as this will change pricing and handling of artwork. 

• Unless a commercial request, the Client may not re-distribute, reproduce for sale, or profit off my artwork.

• The Client will not redistribute or post the full-size original image onto message boards, forums, etc. I will provide a web-ready image available for sharing onto such websites. The original image is strictly meant for use between Client and Artist. 

• .swf files with audio are not included within the commission and are only used for display purposes. 

• Revisions are limited, so Clients may be charged extra if continuous revisions are requested. 

*Payment method:
•  Payments are done through Paypal using U.S dollar currency. 

•  Prices are subject to change according to the complexity, difficulty, and size of each piece. 

• Payments will be done in a kill-fee method - half payment after review of the final rough, and remaining payment after reviewing finalized image. Once the final payment has been received, the Client will then receive the full size image and any related files. 

• If the Client cancels their commission after the finalized sketch, a 25% refund will be issued but any image progress will be held by the Artist. 
_____________________________________________________________

Now that's out of the way, I hope you find interest in my work and choose to work with me in the future. I personally guarantee high-quality work and a professional piece we'd both be happy to show off. 

*Client Testimonials
"Matt Lara is, without doubt and exaggeration, the best artist I've had the pleasure of dealing with to date. He is service-minded and efficient; he genuinely cares about living up to the customer's expectations without sacrificing quality, works surprisingly fast and frequently sends progress updates. He made me feel included in the process of creation, and delivers a unique and beautiful product to boot. I cannot recommend this artist enough." -Katerina Lightfoot Commission

"There are not enough kind things I could say about working with Changinghand. Not only is he quick with responding to messages and the art itself but his attention to detail is truly remarkable, he can portray the mood of the piece perfectly. He is as passionate as you will be to bring your product to life, takes into consideration your opinions and will strive to bring together your vision. A man of his quality is worth every penny because you will not be disappointed. I can easily say I will continue to follow his work from here on out!" -James Hart Commission

"Changing hand is quick, easy to work worth, and pays close attention to detail. His work is of high quality and he even has a DD to prove it. " - EKKnight Commission

"We hired Matt Lara on commission to design the felt for a custom craps table we were building. He came up with the initial concept based upon "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas". The idea was brilliant and the finished product was absolutely amazing. Matt put an extreme amount of detail into his design. Everything from the artwork to the actual lines and betting area were flawless. We couldn't be happier with the end result. Matt is a very creative, talented, and professional artist and it was a pleasure working with him." -Klaas Remodelers Construction Commission




Romance of the Three Kingdoms - 5 by Changinghand
Romance of the Three Kingdoms - 5
Commission info: changinghand.deviantart.com/jo…

Set number five for the "Romance of the Three Kingdoms" based card game I'm helping with. 

Hu Che Er, Hua Xiong, Dian Wei, Cao Pi, Shamoke, Zhuge Liang

Huche’er - A foreign mercenary, possibly of Slavic, Persian, Jewish, Hunnic or Turkish ancestry. A fierce warrior first employed by the tyrant Dong Zhuo. After Dong Zhuo’s fall at the hands of the Allied coalition, Huche’er was then recruited by Zhang Xiu. At the siege of Wan Castle (Cao Cao vs. Zhang Xiu) Huche’er was responsible for stealing the weapons of Dian Wei, an elite personal bodyguard to Cao Cao. Huche’er is not listed in any further accounts after this feat. 

Hua Xiong: A military general serving under the tyrant Dong Zhuo. As Dong Zhuo battled against Allied coalitions, Hua was sent to defend the Sishui Pass. Four Allied generals were sent to capture the gate, but Hua easily defeated all single-handedly. He was later slain by the general Guan Yu, brother to Liu Bei and leader of Shu. Hua’s death was most notable in Guan Yu’s legend as Guan rode straight to Hua Xiong, bypassing hundreds of soldiers and took Hua’s head with a single stroke. 

Dian Wei:Nicknamed “the Coming Evil”, Dian Wei was a terrifying and powerful personal bodyguard to the warlord Cao Cao. He was said to have wielded two jis (halberd like polearms), each weighing 50 pounds. During the Siege of Wan Castle (Zhang Xiu vs. Wei), his weapons were stolen by Huche’Er to ensure victory over Cao Cao. Weaponless, Dian killed many of Zhang Xiu’s men with his barehands and used their corpses as weapons. He died during the siege but ensured Cao Cao’s escape and victory over Zhang Xiu shortly after. 

Cao Pi: Successor and second son to Cao Cao. A very shrewd and calculating individual, he focused primarily on stately affairs to gain support from court officials. Most notably, he forced Emperor Xian, the last leader of the Han Dynasty, to abdicate the throne to him. Cao Pi then established himself as Emperor and fully established the state of Wei. 

Shamoke:A King to the indigenous peoples in the Five Valleys. Shamoke pledged his allegiance to the warlord Liu Bei during the Battle of Yi Ling. During this battle, Shamoke pursued the Wu general Gan Ning who was sick at the time. Realizing he couldn’t win against Shamoke, Gan Ning retreated but was killed by an arrow to the head fired by the King. Shamoke was later caught in a fire attack and was cut down by the general Zhou Tai. 

Zhuge Liang: Considered one of the greatest strategists of the era, often compared to Sun Tzu, Zhuge Liang was a much coveted figure during the day. At first a mountain recluse, many generals and warlords vied for Zhuge’s wisdom, military council, ingenuity, and loyalty. He eventually joined the state of Shu and became an irreplaceable aid to Liu Bei. One of Zhuge Liang’s most noted achievements was during the Battle of Wu Zhang Plains (Shu vs. Wei). Sima Yi, commander of the Wei army led a force of 200,000 soldiers that took a Zhuge’s garrison of 10,000 men by surprise. Realizing they were hopelessly outnumbered, Zhuge Liang ordered his soldiers to open all the stronghold gates and hide. Zhuge Liang then climbed the front gate’s highest wall and greeted Sima Yi’s army with music. Perplexed, Sima Yi ordered his army to retreat in fear of what this rival general might be scheming. Reinforcements later arrived to support Shu forces until a full-retreat was issued at Zhuge Liang’s natural death. 

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Safe Spot by Changinghand
Safe Spot
Commission info: Commissions Opened (Updated 11/10/14)

All characters belong to: stalindc.deviantart.com/

Scene illustration of Josara the fairy, and Kaylor, the Black Dragon - capable of shapeshifting between a dragon and humanoid form. The scene takes place after orcs chase Josara into Kaylor's cave. The dragon emerges from the cave, passes over a cowering Josara and destroys the orcs. 
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Character Study - Hawaiian Warrior by Changinghand
Character Study - Hawaiian Warrior
Been meaning to start a project based on Hawaiian mythos/ghost stories. This was a character design/study that ended up turning into a wee illustration.

A possible design for one of the "Night Marchers", a sacred procession of ghostly Hawaiian warriors that still march along ancient paths. If you're caught in their path and lock eyes with them, they'll drag you away to join their endless march. 
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Commission status: OPEN

If you're interested in my work, please either send me a note or a email to matthew.p.lara@gmail.com
Below is a brief summary of some services I offer, though am not limited to. Feel free to message 
me if you have any requests you don't see listed. Please read the guidelines below for further information :)

Commissions by Changinghand

SAMPLES


Triptych by Changinghand  Gunslinger by Changinghand


Champion's Arena (Print) by Changinghand  Elemental Lord by Changinghand
 Tarragon of the Soundless by Changinghand Rise by Changinghand Drift by Changinghand
 
This Is My Story by ChanginghandHelp! by Changinghand 
Shards Online - Armored Wyvern by Changinghand Shards Online - Colosseum by Changinghand

 Bebop Bounty Hunter by Changinghand Overlook by Changinghand

Shards Online - Gladiator Concept Armor by ChanginghandRomance of the Three Kingdoms - 5 by Changinghand

Walk by Changinghand











*Terms of Service: 

PLEASE READ.
Prospective clients must read and understand these guidelines before commissioning me for work. 

• I will not draw gratuitous violence, gore, hateful (i.e. homophobic, racist, misogynistic), or pornographic imagery.

• I have the right to refuse a commission request.

• I have the right to issue a partial refund/cancel a commission due to poor communication, late payments or unreasonable demands.

• I retain distribution rights to the commissioned artwork (i.e. create prints, merchandise, etc.). 

• If you want a commercial illustration, please notify me as this will change pricing and handling of artwork. 

• Unless a commercial request, the Client may not re-distribute, reproduce for sale, or profit off my artwork.

• The Client will not redistribute or post the full-size original image onto message boards, forums, etc. I will provide a web-ready image available for sharing onto such websites. The original image is strictly meant for use between Client and Artist. 

• .swf files with audio are not included within the commission and are only used for display purposes. 

• Revisions are limited, so Clients may be charged extra if continuous revisions are requested. 

*Payment method:
•  Payments are done through Paypal using U.S dollar currency. 

•  Prices are subject to change according to the complexity, difficulty, and size of each piece. 

• Payments will be done in a kill-fee method - half payment after review of the final rough, and remaining payment after reviewing finalized image. Once the final payment has been received, the Client will then receive the full size image and any related files. 

• If the Client cancels their commission after the finalized sketch, a 25% refund will be issued but any image progress will be held by the Artist. 
_____________________________________________________________

Now that's out of the way, I hope you find interest in my work and choose to work with me in the future. I personally guarantee high-quality work and a professional piece we'd both be happy to show off. 

*Client Testimonials
"Matt Lara is, without doubt and exaggeration, the best artist I've had the pleasure of dealing with to date. He is service-minded and efficient; he genuinely cares about living up to the customer's expectations without sacrificing quality, works surprisingly fast and frequently sends progress updates. He made me feel included in the process of creation, and delivers a unique and beautiful product to boot. I cannot recommend this artist enough." -Katerina Lightfoot Commission

"There are not enough kind things I could say about working with Changinghand. Not only is he quick with responding to messages and the art itself but his attention to detail is truly remarkable, he can portray the mood of the piece perfectly. He is as passionate as you will be to bring your product to life, takes into consideration your opinions and will strive to bring together your vision. A man of his quality is worth every penny because you will not be disappointed. I can easily say I will continue to follow his work from here on out!" -James Hart Commission

"Changing hand is quick, easy to work worth, and pays close attention to detail. His work is of high quality and he even has a DD to prove it. " - EKKnight Commission

"We hired Matt Lara on commission to design the felt for a custom craps table we were building. He came up with the initial concept based upon "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas". The idea was brilliant and the finished product was absolutely amazing. Matt put an extreme amount of detail into his design. Everything from the artwork to the actual lines and betting area were flawless. We couldn't be happier with the end result. Matt is a very creative, talented, and professional artist and it was a pleasure working with him." -Klaas Remodelers Construction Commission




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Simdaddy Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014
I really don't know what to say, other than 'I'm in awe'.  Great to have you at WhisperMeWish!
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Changinghand Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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Chukairi Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hey Matt!
its such an honor to meet a cool artist like you in real life. Your art is bad ass. I hope that we can learn from each other in the future. Mainly me doing the learning. Haha. 

Hope or to see you again at sketch jam!
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Changinghand Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
Heh, thanks Melody! Hope to see you and everyone else at sketch jam too. Feel free to shoot over any questions you might have. :) 
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SaintOfTheDragons Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome art. Love it, keep it up.
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Changinghand Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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homeworkdoodler Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
When do you think the game will be ready for Steam greenlight, because I want to get it
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Changinghand Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Not sure, they're still in early pre-alpha and are reorganizing after the Kickstarter. 
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Kohaya7Kae-13 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wowwww I swear when I get card and own money, I'd love to commission you (if you're ever available) :love: Your works are amazing. I saw you from ekknight's recommendation. :D
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Changinghand Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
heh, thanks :) 
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