Posted 1 month ago

HEY I’M NOT DEAD! ART TO BE POSTED SOON!

Yeah, I’m alive, and have new stuff, but it’s late and I just got back from NakaKon, and I’ve got work in the morning so yeeeeeeaaaaaaaaah…..I’ll post tomorrow! PEACE

Posted 3 months ago

briannacherrygarcia:

itscourtoon:

bathsabbath:

thorhugs:

compactcarl:

egriz:

im not even an artist and these prices are hurting my feelings 

This is what I have to dig through every time I look for new jobs to apply for.

For non-artists, let’s give you a little perspective.

For me, an illustration takes a bare minimum of 6 hours. Mind you, that’s JUST the drawing part. Not the research, or the communications, or gathering information. Just drawing.

That’s if it’s a simple illustration.

My art deco or more detailed stuff can take 20+ hours each.

Even simple, cartoony things still take at least 3 hours.

Let’s go with the second one. 2 illustrations for $25. Figuring 6 hours each. 12 hours total, for JUST the drawings. That’s approximately $2.08/hour. 

Asking these prices is an insult. But what’s even more hurtful is there are people out there that will take these jobs. Which only encourages rates like this to be acceptable. And there are people who will try to say these are just what you have to do to get started.

I believed that. So my first coloring gigs were just $10/page. The day someone offered me $25/page for just flatting work, I realized just how wrong I’d been. I’m still not making the rates I’d like, but now I refuse anything below $25/page. Because there is value in my time.

In any standardized industry, even ones that pay piece rate over hourly, these numbers are criminal.

Do your fellow artists a favor. Never accept jobs like these. There are others that pay legitimate rates. Or at least closer to legitimate.

Such baby bullshit. Don’t even get out of bed for these rates.

    If you are an artist who wants to make money off their art, I highly suggest you buy The Graphic Artist’s Guild Handbook. It goes in depth about copyright issues and even contains contract and model release templates. The 2013 book *I believe* states the average professional charges $72 an hour. This article calculated that to make a 40k annual salary you would need to charge about $60 per hour.

  After graduating from Art Center in 2012, I think I asked for somewhere between $35-45 an hour and got laughed at by multiple big name clients, which was infuriating, sadly expected, and terrifying with over $100K worth of student loans staring me in the face. If they tell you it will be “great exposure” that’s a red flag. Ask yourself how their exposure can compare to your Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Flickr and Facebook pages combined? 

And when you do get a decent paying gig, PROTECT YOURSELF. You have the right to negotiate and revise a contract. Do not start a job until you have a contract signed. If they don’t provide you with one, MAKE ONE. And make sure you have your bases covered. You can specify in a contract that maybe two revisions are included in your cost, and if they ask you to revise the piece more than twice, they will have to pay extra. In terms of payment schedule, I usually do the 50/50 Method (50% before, 50% after) or the 3/3/3 Method (1/3 before, 1/3 in the middle, 1/3 after all work has been received). Both of those are pretty standard in the industry, as they guarantee you will get compensated for your time, even if the job goes bad.

Remember you have a skill, and you have spent time honing that skill and you deserve to be adequately paid for that time and effort. You will have clients dismiss you because, honest to God they think, “Well, I could do that if I wanted. Hell, my five year old does it now.” No they can’t, because they didn’t, they don’t, they won’t and they probably never will. And good luck hiring a five year old. They can’t keep a fucking deadline.

And in a last ditch effort they’ll say, “But that drawing only took you an hour!” Son, that drawing took me 20. fucking. years.

10 Dollars for 1 minute of animation.  Oh my god my heart.  It took my team 6 months and a team of 12 to make a 4 minute short. 

The Graphic Artist’s Guild Handbook

I second this book! I’ve had it for several years now, and it’s been a HUGE help in my work as a freelance artist. It gives great advice on what to charge for different areas of art!

Future reference for anyone who see and/or follows my work. I get asked about free artwork/super dirt cheep insulting artwork all the time, and this thread explains a great deal as to why i always turn away these ‘jobs’. exposure for my work is NOT an acceptable form of payment. my time is valuable. I love the people who love my work and wish to commission me, but when the payment is online credits for a store like DA, ‘exposure’, or, dear god, ‘experience’ that’s when I feel like people are trying to take advantage of me. I’ve been told my rates are ridiculous and that I should offer my work for free in certain situations or that i need to look at the positive things about the free work i’m doing.

This is why i don’t do the request event anymore. I don’t have time and i need real money…like, to pay rent. SO for those of you who aren’t artists and don’t understand, here you go! This is to help you understand our side, the artists’ side and what we see and deal with. we understand you too! we understand you want cool artwork from your favorite artists! and that’s great! we love your support! But remember that there should and will be a price, often one you may feel is too much, but remember that the costs are usually reasonable and based off of the artists’ time, popularity, and complexity of the piece. 

Posted 4 months ago
Why is it that artists are treated as secondary creators of their own work, without any license, ownership, or credit to the product being sold? It’s as if these businesses think that the hand doesn’t exist, just the finished piece that is for some reason within their (the business’s) right to exploit and make money off of. It’s sickening.
Kailey Weiss, monnaiart.tumblr.com, a response I had to the increase in incidents of theft from businesses and individuals who make money off of the hard work of artists without permission 
Posted 5 months ago

I’m sorry to all my followers who are like “i thought this was an art blog” and i’m just reblogging stuff cause i have no time to draw anything new. After finals I’ll be buckling down and getting some new stuff out for a few shows in 2014, so look forward to new stuff in December! Until then, more school death. ;v;

~K-chan

(Source: a0dh)

Posted 5 months ago

I heard they found the missing girl I reblogged a short while ago. Now I’m wondering in what condition and what the circumstance of her disappearance was. I just hope she’s alive. I hate hearing stories about missing people, especially young ones. It just makes me think…that’s somebody’s baby…

Posted 5 months ago

youkaiyume:

dogbun:

dogbun:

cyrishere:

tentacletherapissed:

whoishomestuck:

cvntsickle:

EMMA PICKETT HAS BEEN MISSING SINCE 8AM THIS MORNING WE DO NOT HAVE A CLUE WHERE SHE IS AND EVERYONE IS FLIPPING OUT. SHE HAS WHITE PLATINUM BLONDE HAIR BUT HAS RECENTLY DYED IT WITH A SHADE OF PURPLE. SHES A LOCAL GIRL FROM CUPERTINO HIGH SCHOOL, IF YOU HAVE SEEN ANYONE THAT LOOKS LIKE HER MESSAGE Kaz Matsui SO HE CAN NOTIFY HER PARENTS SHES A SWEETHEART AND I CANT BELIEVE ANYTHING LIKE THIS IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING. PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO SHARE THIS WITH OTHER PEOPLE. WE NEED HER BACK HOME. 
IF YOU LIVE ANYWHERE NEAR THE BAY AREA OR SANTA CLARA AREA PLEASE KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR THIS GIRL
*************UPDATE:PEOPLE HAVE CURRENTLY JUST TRACED HER PHONE TO THE PALO ALTO AREA, IF YOU LIVE NEAR THERE PLEASE KEEP AN EYE OUT KNOW ITS DARK OUTSIDE BUT WE NEED HER HOME****************

GUYS PLEASE HELP IF YOU LIVE IN THE BAY AREA

guys this is really important and relevant RIGHT NOW this girl went missing this morning

*By “this morning” we mean Wednesday, the 13th of November 2013, so yes, this is super recent plz boost

Let’s do what we can, everyone

I WANT TO CLEAR SOME THINGS UP. 

Emma Pickett has been missing since 8am, the morning of Tuesday, November the 12th. She is 5’8”, roughly 110 pounds, with purple-grey hair and blue-green eyes. She left wearing a beanie that says “Stay Cute” and a sweater like the one in the picture I’ll include. The last time anyone has heard from her was 11 am yesterday (Tuesday the twelfth). I’ve spoken with her friend Martin and he says that when he spoke with her on the phone, at around eleven, she had had a sip of vodka and was apparently intoxicated. She’s very tall and very tiny, so only a small amount of alcohol could have done that to her. She sent a few messages to people such as Martin and myself saying things to the effect of “I love you, I’m sorry.” The police traced the last call/text she made to the Palo Alto area, about fifteen minutes outside of her home in Cupertino. Kazuma Matsui’s brother got an anonymous tip yesterday, as follows 


I took these screencaps at 1:35 Central Standard Time, which is 11:35 Pacific Standard time, which means Kaz’s brother probably got this text around 11:21 pm last night, November the twelfth. Kaz and the police went out looking for her at the park and the surrounding area and didn’t find anything. Still no phone or car. 

Emma’s mother (I am in direct contact with her) says this about her phone “I think her phone is off; of course I’ve left messages, but police said cell checks show no activity (& they have ATT doing ping checks every 15 min). I think she knew we would track her; she’s smart” 

and this about the police’s efforts “The police have a state wide alert for license plate & are going to put out a press alert on evening news I think”

As of right now, 8:09 PST, they have not located Emma, her car, her phone, or anything that ties into her. 

The license plate on her car is 4PIJ247. PLEASE LOOK FOR A BLACK JAGUAR (ABOUT A 2002) WITH THIS LICENSE PLATE. 

We’re exploring all options. If you find out anything at all about Emma, please contact me, Paige on Emma’s blog, dogbun or at (760) 914-1623, Kaz on dog-san, or call (408) 299-2311 (this is the number the deputy gave me yesterday when she called) and tell them you have information about Emma Pickett. 

Please hope really hard and pray, if that’s your thing. 

Also, for the record, this is very real. This is very very real. Please message me if you have any questions or if you need for me to affirm the reality of this situation for you. I assure you that when Emma is found, she will be coming home to a good place. Again, if you don’t trust contacting me, please call the deputy. I am Emma’s girlfriend, and I’m very much in love with her. I want nothing but her safe return. 

Here are a few more pictures for clarification. 

(third one from the left—THIS IS THE SWEATER/HAT I BELIEVE SHE WAS WEARING WHEN SHE LEFT)

(this is an old picture from January but it’s still pretty accurate)

Thank you so so much. I appreciate everything you’re all doing. 

VERY IMPORTANT PLEASE READ

http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Missing-17-Year-Old-Cupertino-Girls-Car-Found-in-San-Mateo-County-231850581.html

Anyone else in the bay area keep a look out! ): Her car was found in my county…Also, stay safe!

Posted 5 months ago

When people leave Marvel films during the credits

osakabrownsuga:

popedirtynacho:

image

thhhhhiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiisssssssssssssssss

Thor: The Dark World has the best cameo in it EVER btw, and of course, PITY THE FOOLS WHO LEAVE MAREL FILMS DURING THE CREDITS

Posted 5 months ago

rune-midgarts:

kawaii-afro-fluff:

moomoogirl1:

blackinasia:

Mom faces “Controversy” After Son Dresses as Klansman for Halloween

A Virginia mother who dressed her 7-year-old son as a member of the Ku Klux Klan for Halloween told a local TV station she made him the costume after he personally asked for it.

Speaking with WHSV, the ironically named Jessica Black of Craigsville defended the “costume” as a “family tradition.”

"My brother has when he was in Kindergarten and when he was 13," said Black.

Little Jackson claims he first came across the getup while watchingFried Green Tomatoesand thought it was “cool.”

The photo first surfaced on WHSV’s Facebook page, where it was posted by a viewer, leading to threats against Black.

"I did tell him that if you do it, you know there’s going to be people talking about you, there’s going to be people saying bad things about you when you do wear it," Black told the ABC affiliate.

Despite the backlash from neighbors, Black stands by her decision, and her support for the KKK.

"It’s suppose to be white with white. Black with black. Man with woman and all of that," she said. "That’s what the KKK stands for."

[h/t Gawkerscreengrab via WHSV]

Are you flipping kidding me????

racism is taught

are you fucking serious

what the actual hell? people like this is why racism continues to this day and why it may never cease to exist (cause lets be honest, as long as there are people there will be people who think their shit doesn’t stink). is it really so hard to believe that everyone, no matter race, or culture, or gay, transgender, crossdressing, man or woman, or whatever, is equal? the only difference is the fact that some of us are for some reason seen as less then the others and that’s a load of bull. this child will be raised to be hateful, and what kind of life is that? you want the best for your kid? teach love not hate. -_-

(Source: owning-my-truth)

Posted 5 months ago
continueplease:

Happy Halloweenz

continueplease:

Happy Halloweenz

(Source: vlaah)

Posted 6 months ago

seerofsarcasm:

Alright, followers, especially younger ones, we need to have a quick talk. Some of you in the cosplay community may have heard of the very recent murder of a 15 year old girl who had gone to a 23 year old’s house in order to make cosplay, nicknamed the “cosplay killing” (a name I disagree with because the murder had nothing to do with cosplay itself).

You know, we all joke about how when we were all young our parents told us that everyone online was out to molest us, and we joke about it because we know that it’s far from true. That doesn’t, however, change the fact that there ARE people like that, and you should always be wary.

I’m not going to tell you to never meet people from online because in this day and age the internet is so prevalent that saying distrust everyone would be like saying distrust every stranger on the street, but I am going to tell you a few things, and they all boil down to being alert, smart, safe, and cautious. There are people out there who wish to do good people harm, and the internet is the perfect place for them to find victims.

  • Every person you are meeting online has just as equal a chance of being your murderer as they are your soulmate. 
  • Never, EVER meet someone alone. 
  • If you do choose to meet with someone, always bring a parent or trusted adult with you, tbh preferably male. Even if they don’t hang out with you and your new friend, they should be no farther than a table away at any time. Always have a parent or adult pick you up and drop you off, never get into a car with the person you’re meeting. 
  • If you’re a bit older (like me, i’m in my 20s) while you don’t need an adult because you are one, it’s best to have a large group of friends with you, again, preferably with some males (if you yourself aren’t male).
  • Never agree to go to a hotel room, home, apartment or secluded location with someone who you have just met. First meetings should always be in an incredibly public place with lots of people around.
  • Always carry with you one of the following: a taser, pepper spray, a defense stick, a knife, a whistle, or if you have a conceal carry permit, a weapon. They should be someplace both safe and hidden, like a purse or bag, but also be easily accessible. 
  • Be wary of large age differences. I’m sorry, but it’s true. This mainly applies when one party is under 18, especially under 16, and the other party is above 20. 
  • If the person you are meeting has a problem with any of this (you don’t really have to tell them about the weapon, but for the other things) that is a giant red flag and you should NOT go to see them. A TRUE friend or good person will say “I completely understand” and even then, just because you’ve known someone for a month doesn’t mean you know who they are or what their intentions are. No matter how well you think you know them, a relationship formed online should be treated differently than a relationship formed in person. Never let your guard down easily.

Currently, we don’t know how these two met, but small bits of information going around suggest it was through an online cosplay community. Always, ALWAYS, be safe, wary, cautious, and most of all alert when talking with people online. This is especially for my younger followers, you don’t want your mother to have to go through what this poor girl’s has gone through in the past week.  

The internet is a place that we’ve all come to feel safe at, but that safety is exactly what the evil people of this world search for when looking for victims like this poor girl, gone too soon. I would rather you look like an overcautious, untrusting person than a corpse, and remember that.

(Source: seerofsarcasm)