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callmeoutis:

scarletmonochrome:

Why Good Anime Is Hard To Make - if you appreciate the sentiment,SHARE THE VIDEO and spread the word!

remember this the next time someone tries to tell you that capitalism encourages innovation

sleepysketcher:

Does anyone have any requests btw?

I’m only working on two right now and I won’t have a chance to post anything new until sometime in September, so I got a little free time right now to do some things.

They don’t have to be exclusively One Piece either, multi-fandom is fine (I hope) but I would prefer if it were sfw and non-mecha. Sorry, I just really suck at drawing mechs and dicks.

I can’t guarantee I’ll do every single one I get, but I’ll try to do as many as I can.

staceysama
If you're taking requests, could you do monkey d dragon? I really liked the way you did him in your previous drawings!

Sure thing, I’ll get on it as soon as I can. Thanks for the request :)

Does anyone have any requests btw?

I’m only working on two right now and I won’t have a chance to post anything new until sometime in September, so I got a little free time right now to do some things.

They don’t have to be exclusively One Piece either, multi-fandom is fine (I hope) but I would prefer if it were sfw and non-mecha. Sorry, I just really suck at drawing mechs and dicks.

I can’t guarantee I’ll do every single one I get, but I’ll try to do as many as I can.

All righty then, that took a lot less time than I initially expected. Hey guys, my blog should be A-OK by now.

It may not be anything fancy, or aesthetically pleasing, or what have you, but at least there are finally links to my art and shiz. You know, all the stuff that people really care about when they come visit my blog?

Anyway, I’ll try to look into how search bars work later, but for right now everything should be good to go.

Hopefully I’ve successfully acheived “slightly less hideous” status, like I wanted :)

kiteworth:

anatomicalart:

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!

Please remember. Your art is worth a respectable payment! Accepting ridiculously low prices actually hurts the arts/illustration/animation communities because it makes employers believe they can employ people without offering decent pay.


Check the internet if you need help figuring out what you should be charging for your commissions. Invest in the books that will inform you professionally, and put your foot down if you think someone is trying to cheat you out of your time and hard work.
You have a right to refuse a job, and/or request decent payment. If your employer denies a you decent pay, well then they’re probably not a very good employer.
Do not undersell your skills. it is bad for the art community and you are worth more then that.

That book up there is the most important book I have on my shelf. My professor insisted that we all go out and buy the book— hell, after graduation, he made it clear that if we email him asking for advice he’s going to tell us to check the book first. I use it all the time, and they update it every year or so. The current edition was $40 at Barnes & Noble for me, and 1000% worth the money.

krisuhr:

Doodle

Holy crap! This is really good, why is this not everywhere…?

Hola people, my blog’s currently under some construction so I can try and make it look slightly less hideous than usual. So if a few things in my place start to look and act a bit wonky or weird, you now know why.

It might take a couple days before things start functioning properly again, I apologize in advance if this manages to cause some inconvienence to anybody. I’ll try to get things back to “normal” again as soon as I possibly can.

I hope you’ll bear with me for the time being, I’m still very new to tumblr and so I’ll likely be fumbling around with things trying to figure out what they even do and how they even work.

No worries tho, I’ll eventually manage to get everything looking barely above average, but until then my blog’s gonna be pretty damn drunk.

Anyway, I just needed to lay down that update for anyone who might’ve been curious as to wtf is even going on with my blog. So yeah, that’s all folks, look forward to a bigger, better, and overall different-looking blog in the near future.

It sucks when I start noticing every single time I blink, it gets hard to stop after a while.

blackbarbooks:

undanewneon:

mscomrade:

marvelous-gallifrey:

spaceshp:

harryfloorcorn:

WHAT IS YOUR SUPERVILLAIN NAME?

EXCUSE ME AMERICA, IT IS I, THE WHITE BITCH

FUCK YOU, I’M THE CUSTOMER!

i have become that which i have hated…

EXCUSE ME AMERICA, IT IS I, THE TRUTH

The self righteous whiny little bitch… Thanks -_-

COWER IN FEAR BEFORE ‘THE IMPENDING BUZZKILL’.

literally every artist: please tell me what you liked about my art in the tags please please P L E A S E

timid:

I want to talk to people but I feel like I annoy every single person I talk to

I have a bad habit of sleeping at 5 in the morning…