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amaipetisu:

A few tips everybody should consider. I’ve experienced all those and some more. I’m not good at english but I hope you get it. Go and support some artists out there and let them draw you nice shit. Not as nice as FairyNekoDesu but still will be cool so give them a chance and you’ll be surprised.

THIIIIS.

All of these things.

Especially the deadline. If you don’t have a deadline thats way in advanced it’s not gonna get done by then. I am almost always taking on a ton of projects at once and sometimes need a break from it to: work on stuff for me, work on stuff for friends, search for jobs, be the work slave of parents, actually relax and try to relief stress, technical difficulties, researching on how to do stuff, ect.

Sometimes it’s done in a day. Sometimes it’s done literally a year later. But I always update the people I work with so they know I haven’t forgotten.

Do NOT rush your commissioner. Let them work at their pace and it will be worth it. Rushing them insures a rush job which will very likely make the quality decline.

All this is true. Also, ref sheets are the most important thing ever. I can’t stress that enough. They make the job A LOT easier (instead of having to compare 10 different pics between each other and see that everything fits, you just look at 1!!)  If you plan in commissioning your character a lot, or even if its not yours (like from an anime or something) Either commission one or look for ref sheets of the show (because there are!).

Also i strongly suggest not using Instant Messaging. Information can be lost pretty easily there and it’s hard to come back to it. Use emails instead. The info stays there, and it’s easy to search for it. It’s also an excellent way to keep track of the descriptions, so if either the client or artist made a mistake, you can see the email threads and see who’s right straight away.

also pushy clients LOVE instant messaging. Pls no.

All of this ^

Oh god yes this.

This is wonderful.

art, mass production, and you

roachpatrol:

I think one of the most fundamental misapprehensions people have about the value of commissions is that no one really gets told how mass production defrays costs to the consumer. So, when they see the prices for custom artwork online, they expect the retail prices they see in stores, and it doesn’t work like that.

You go to the poster section at wal-mart. There’s an amazing poster there. It’s got dragons. It’s got wizards. It’s huge. It’s, what, 12 bucks? Awesome, good deal. You can afford that. It’s as much as three or four cheeseburgers, dang, that’s some serious amounts of art. 

You go on the internet. Some asshole wants 12 bucks for a crappy sketch of one character sort of standing there. What the fuck? It looks like crap. It’s nothing compared to the poster you just bought from a store. If that dragon poster is worth 12 bucks, this dumbass sketch should be one buck. Maybe fifty cents. That’s if you’re being generous. You don’t even get a print, it’s just going to be a file on your computer, it’s not even actually real! What a rip off.

The thing is, that sketch took an hour, or two hours, or maybe even four hours. The artist drew it for a fraction of minimum wage. Drawing is hard. It took thousands of hours and a really special kind of dedicated self loathing to learn to do that. It might have taken thousands of bucks of tuition money, which means semesters, which means years of early mornings and late nights and maybe even some crying here and there.

Your dragon poster was not made by a guy who got paid 12 bucks. Your awesome dragon poster was made by a guy who got paid hundreds of bucks. Maybe thousands. Because a company paid him, and then turned around and made even more thousands of dollars off that artwork, by selling instances of it to multiple people, 12 bucks at a time. It’s called mass production, and it leaves the general public with no real clue as to the sheer amount of time and effort and skill that goes into every single thing they can buy for the price of a couple cheeseburgers. 

Artists who work on commission don’t generally have the advantage of mass production. Every picture is made new and custom for each client. Instead of charging the hundreds of dollars an hour a professional artist could ask for from a company, we’re asking for just enough to get by, and sometimes a hell of a lot less than that. Because it’s what people will pay, because it’s what they think art is worth, because it’s what a lot of young, naive, desperate artists are willing to agree their art is worth, and because there’s always going to be some kid who thinks they’re being ripped off because they don’t really get what they’re being asked to pay for.

I should have some pithy and clever thing to say here to wrap it up but all I can think to say is basically the whole situation is sad and scary and I hope eventually we’ll all have a better way to deal with each other, and everyone will be a lot clearer on what it takes to do art and to get art. 

Thank.

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little-cyes-2:

captainoftoast:

ATTENTION EVERYONE


as you may or may not have known, this guy and @ScrewPain were the guys responsible for swatting the creatures. this caused a shit down of schools, leak of personal information and innocent people almost got hurt because of it.


in this time, i’ve kept an eye on spiky’s twitter and he’s swatted several innocent streamers [he posts proof and gloats about it]  and plans to keep doing it. he and pain both think they’re invincible and it needs to stop.


pain said he’s going to pax and im seriously worried he’ll swat that place too, so i just want to post a warning to everyone.


i know that he is 100% serious who knows what other youtuber or innocent streamer they’ll do it to next. 


EVEN IF YOU DON’T LIKE ROOSTERTEETH, SPREAD THE WORD. PEOPLE CAN BE HURT OR KILLED BECAUSE OF THIS.

As an FYI:
"Swatting" is a prank that sets the SWAT team on let’s players and sometimes during their live streams. This method is done by hacking the person’s personal information.THIS IS NO JOKE.Here’s a few videos of what this “prank” does(I’ll be referring the gamers by their aliases):
-This one is what the above statement is referring to. This is Kootra, a member of The Creatures Hub. His experience is the most recent.-This one is taken in a more comedic manner but another let’s player named coL.n0thing was also swatted.
-Here’s AustinFFA talking about his experience and talking a little more about “swatting”. 
Please let others know about this, and if there’s anything that can be done about it, please spread the word too. This illegal action is extremely dangerous! If you’ve been keeping up with the behavior of our country’s police force, you know that anyone’s life is at risk!

Not only is it dangerous, it’s a waste of the officers time and resources. Not every officer is trigger-happy, but there are a finite amount of available officers for every emergency, so while some hacker prick is siccing a swat team on a gamer or another livestreamer there could be an actual emergency going on somewhere else. Basically wasting the authorities time will get you in a ton of trouble, and that’s even if the person who got swatted doesn’t plan of suing. Frankly I’m shocked this guys gear hasn’t at least been seized.

little-cyes-2:

captainoftoast:

ATTENTION EVERYONE

  • as you may or may not have known, this guy and @ScrewPain were the guys responsible for swatting the creatures. this caused a shit down of schools, leak of personal information and innocent people almost got hurt because of it.
  • in this time, i’ve kept an eye on spiky’s twitter and he’s swatted several innocent streamers [he posts proof and gloats about it]  and plans to keep doing it. he and pain both think they’re invincible and it needs to stop.
  • pain said he’s going to pax and im seriously worried he’ll swat that place too, so i just want to post a warning to everyone.
  • i know that he is 100% serious who knows what other youtuber or innocent streamer they’ll do it to next. 

EVEN IF YOU DON’T LIKE ROOSTERTEETH, SPREAD THE WORD. PEOPLE CAN BE HURT OR KILLED BECAUSE OF THIS.

As an FYI:

"Swatting" is a prank that sets the SWAT team on let’s players and sometimes during their live streams. This method is done by hacking the person’s personal information.
THIS IS NO JOKE.
Here’s a few videos of what this “prank” does(I’ll be referring the gamers by their aliases):

-This one is what the above statement is referring to. This is Kootra, a member of The Creatures Hub. His experience is the most recent.

-This one is taken in a more comedic manner but another let’s player named coL.n0thing was also swatted.

-Here’s AustinFFA talking about his experience and talking a little more about “swatting”. 

Please let others know about this, and if there’s anything that can be done about it, please spread the word too. This illegal action is extremely dangerous! If you’ve been keeping up with the behavior of our country’s police force, you know that anyone’s life is at risk!

Not only is it dangerous, it’s a waste of the officers time and resources. Not every officer is trigger-happy, but there are a finite amount of available officers for every emergency, so while some hacker prick is siccing a swat team on a gamer or another livestreamer there could be an actual emergency going on somewhere else. Basically wasting the authorities time will get you in a ton of trouble, and that’s even if the person who got swatted doesn’t plan of suing. Frankly I’m shocked this guys gear hasn’t at least been seized.

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foggypebble:

krxs10:

this is the kind of fucking bullshit I’m taking about.

THIS IS FAKE
Tumblr, STOP REPOSTING ARTICLES FROM NATIONALREPORT TO TUMBLR
NationalReport is a satirical website. Everything they post sounds real and is presented as fact but is made up. You all desperately need to learn to use google, you guys can search article titles to find out whether or not the source is real or not.

Besides, Zimmerman is such an obvious scapegoat by now that anything involving him deserves a healthy bit of skepticism.

foggypebble:

krxs10:

this is the kind of fucking bullshit I’m taking about.

THIS IS FAKE

Tumblr, STOP REPOSTING ARTICLES FROM NATIONALREPORT TO TUMBLR

NationalReport is a satirical website. Everything they post sounds real and is presented as fact but is made up. You all desperately need to learn to use google, you guys can search article titles to find out whether or not the source is real or not.

Besides, Zimmerman is such an obvious scapegoat by now that anything involving him deserves a healthy bit of skepticism.

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xion1212:

fandomsandconservativelogic:

ladycontrarian:

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invisiblelad:

spillboy:

More proof that Paul Ryan is a despicable human being.

Objectivisim at its finest. When the cause he defunded becomes a pop culture fad, why let’s get our photo op in! 

I don’t like Paul Ryan, but I think this is actually pretty cool.
"Funding" that he cut is money that was forcefully taken from people to pay for this research. Taxes are theft and immoral no matter what they are being used to pay for
This ice bucket challenge shows us that we don’t need to force people to pay for things, they are more than happy to donate on their own free will.
I don’t know if Ryan donated any money or not but this post conveniently left that part out.

Fyi, he did donate.

This is precisely what we want. People need to be allowed to give to the causes we want to support, rather than having our money forcefully taken and given to causes the government supports.
For instance, our tax money goes to places like Planned Parenthood. I would very much like for my money to not go there. I would like to give my money to my church and local charities like homeless shelters and pregnancy resource centers that will help people rather than killing them.
By taking away funding from these special government interests and leaving that money with the people who earned it, we give people the opportunity to give to the causes that matter to them of their own free will, rather than under the force of the law.

^^^^

SO MUCH THIS
People get mad at certain lawmakers(read:generally republicans) for cutting funding to causes because they forget where that funding comes from. By allowing agency with their own funds, taxpayers have the freedom to donate what they feel they can afford to causes they support, like the ALS ice bucket challenge. Paul Ryan showed this agency in action. Unless it’s voluntary and initiated by the holder of the funds, it isn’t donation.

xion1212:

fandomsandconservativelogic:

ladycontrarian:

maxlibertarios:

invisiblelad:

spillboy:

More proof that Paul Ryan is a despicable human being.

Objectivisim at its finest. When the cause he defunded becomes a pop culture fad, why let’s get our photo op in! 

I don’t like Paul Ryan, but I think this is actually pretty cool.

"Funding" that he cut is money that was forcefully taken from people to pay for this research. Taxes are theft and immoral no matter what they are being used to pay for

This ice bucket challenge shows us that we don’t need to force people to pay for things, they are more than happy to donate on their own free will.

I don’t know if Ryan donated any money or not but this post conveniently left that part out.

Fyi, he did donate.

This is precisely what we want. People need to be allowed to give to the causes we want to support, rather than having our money forcefully taken and given to causes the government supports.

For instance, our tax money goes to places like Planned Parenthood. I would very much like for my money to not go there. I would like to give my money to my church and local charities like homeless shelters and pregnancy resource centers that will help people rather than killing them.

By taking away funding from these special government interests and leaving that money with the people who earned it, we give people the opportunity to give to the causes that matter to them of their own free will, rather than under the force of the law.

^^^^

SO MUCH THIS

People get mad at certain lawmakers(read:generally republicans) for cutting funding to causes because they forget where that funding comes from. By allowing agency with their own funds, taxpayers have the freedom to donate what they feel they can afford to causes they support, like the ALS ice bucket challenge. Paul Ryan showed this agency in action. Unless it’s voluntary and initiated by the holder of the funds, it isn’t donation.

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missmollypond:

GUYS GUYS GUYS

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY WAS LITERALLY WRITTEN BY A FEMALE ROCKET SCIENTIST

SHE’S THE FIRST WOMAN TO EVER WRITE A MARVEL MOVIE

WHY IS THIS NOT GETTING TALKED ABOUT

BECAUSE HOW MANY PEOPLE ACTUALLY KNOW THIS BECAUSE I DIDN’T OH MY GOSH

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*1

I GOT INTO FIGURE DRAWING

Okay so for people who prolly didn’t know I’ve been trying to get into two classes at literally the last minute. One of them is an advanced drawing class, which requires department/teacher approval(and she’s asked me for my student id to put me in SQUEEEEEE) the other class is Figure Drawing, which was closed when I tried to sign up. So I talked to the teacher, who basically said that I’d have my best shot after the first meeting, when a lot of people dropped once they realized how much work it’d be(wimps). However, fortune favors the vigilant, and I’d try and sign up every day and get the same error message that the class was still full. SO I tried it today, but instead of the error message I found another class attached to my list of classes.

I got in to Figure Drawing.

I GOT IN I’M SO HYPE RIGHT NOW

looktothenightxai:

thebeldamsbuttons:

damianimated:

LETS PLAY A GAME. It’s called: Who directed it TIM BURTON or HENRY SELICK
We’ll start with the 2009 Laika film Coraline based on the novel by Neil Gaiman. Do you know who directed it? Burton or Selick?

Did you guess yet?

If you guessed Henry Selick, you would be correct. Tim Burton actually had absolutely nothing to do with Coraline at all in anyway ever. Reminder: Tim Burton has NOTHING to do with Coraline. At all. But that was an easy one. Let’s go to the Walt Disney Pictures adaptation of Roald Dahl’s novel, James and the Giant Peach next.

Think you got it? Are you sure? Better double check…

Oh, look. It’s Henry Selick again! Tim Burton actually interacted with this project, though only as a producer. Bet that was tricky… Next one! Let’s go to the Disney/Touchstone Pictures film Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Have you guessed it correctly? Have you really?

Yep that’s right. Even Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas was directed by Henry Selick. Though Burton wrote the poem and created the characters in which Nightmare was based he didn’t have much interaction with the project beyond that. At the time he had already signed off to direct the film Batman Returns and did not want to be involved with the “painstakingly slow process of stop-motion animation.”
Looks like it was a trick quiz. But now you know Henry Selick, whom people rarely know of is responsible for many of the most well known stop-motion animated films. The more you know!

This isn’t even being qeued. This is just being reblogged, because some of you still don’t understand who directed Coraline.

Most people totally and painfully incorrectly attribute most stop-motion they grew up with/on with Burton simply because they tacked his name on NMBC.

Does anyone know if Selick is working on Boxtrolls, or if he worked on Paranorman?

looktothenightxai:

thebeldamsbuttons:

damianimated:

LETS PLAY A GAME. It’s called: Who directed it TIM BURTON or HENRY SELICK

We’ll start with the 2009 Laika film Coraline based on the novel by Neil Gaiman. Do you know who directed it? Burton or Selick?

image

Did you guess yet?

image

If you guessed Henry Selick, you would be correct. Tim Burton actually had absolutely nothing to do with Coraline at all in anyway ever. Reminder: Tim Burton has NOTHING to do with Coraline. At all. But that was an easy one. Let’s go to the Walt Disney Pictures adaptation of Roald Dahl’s novel, James and the Giant Peach next.

image

Think you got it? Are you sure? Better double check…

image

Oh, look. It’s Henry Selick again! Tim Burton actually interacted with this project, though only as a producer. Bet that was tricky… Next one! Let’s go to the Disney/Touchstone Pictures film Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.

imageHave you guessed it correctly? Have you really?

image

Yep that’s right. Even Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas was directed by Henry Selick. Though Burton wrote the poem and created the characters in which Nightmare was based he didn’t have much interaction with the project beyond that. At the time he had already signed off to direct the film Batman Returns and did not want to be involved with the “painstakingly slow process of stop-motion animation.”

Looks like it was a trick quiz. But now you know Henry Selick, whom people rarely know of is responsible for many of the most well known stop-motion animated films. The more you know!

This isn’t even being qeued. This is just being reblogged, because some of you still don’t understand who directed Coraline.

Most people totally and painfully incorrectly attribute most stop-motion they grew up with/on with Burton simply because they tacked his name on NMBC.

Does anyone know if Selick is working on Boxtrolls, or if he worked on Paranorman?

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mia-the-wonder-slut:

cakeandrevolution:

pubhealth:

Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes
For 75 years, Finland’s expectant mothers have been given a box by the state. It’s like a starter kit of clothes, sheets and toys that can even be used as a bed. And some say it helped Finland achieve one of the world’s lowest infant mortality rates.
It’s a tradition that dates back to the 1930s and it’s designed to give all children in Finland, no matter what background they’re from, an equal start in life.
The maternity package - a gift from the government - is available to all expectant mothers.
It contains bodysuits, a sleeping bag, outdoor gear, bathing products for the baby, as well as nappies, bedding and a small mattress.
With the mattress in the bottom, the box becomes a baby’s first bed. Many children, from all social backgrounds, have their first naps within the safety of the box’s four cardboard walls.
Mothers have a choice between taking the box, or a cash grant, currently set at 140 euros, but 95% opt for the box as it’s worth much more.
The tradition dates back to 1938. To begin with, the scheme was only available to families on low incomes, but that changed in 1949.

(From BBC)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22751415

Socialism at work.

I would rather my tax money pay for this than drone missiles.

This is really cool. Like, really, REALLY cool. But how is this socialism? Seems more akin to medical aid.

mia-the-wonder-slut:

cakeandrevolution:

pubhealth:

Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes

For 75 years, Finland’s expectant mothers have been given a box by the state. It’s like a starter kit of clothes, sheets and toys that can even be used as a bed. And some say it helped Finland achieve one of the world’s lowest infant mortality rates.

It’s a tradition that dates back to the 1930s and it’s designed to give all children in Finland, no matter what background they’re from, an equal start in life.

The maternity package - a gift from the government - is available to all expectant mothers.

It contains bodysuits, a sleeping bag, outdoor gear, bathing products for the baby, as well as nappies, bedding and a small mattress.

With the mattress in the bottom, the box becomes a baby’s first bed. Many children, from all social backgrounds, have their first naps within the safety of the box’s four cardboard walls.

Mothers have a choice between taking the box, or a cash grant, currently set at 140 euros, but 95% opt for the box as it’s worth much more.

The tradition dates back to 1938. To begin with, the scheme was only available to families on low incomes, but that changed in 1949.

Infant mortality in Finland

(From BBC)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22751415

Socialism at work.

I would rather my tax money pay for this than drone missiles.

This is really cool. Like, really, REALLY cool. But how is this socialism? Seems more akin to medical aid.

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lucid-awakeningg:

crookednose:

minimum wage doesn’t even TOUCH a living wage, racism and sexism are alive and well, children are killed in schools on a regular basis, those who make it to college end up with hundreds of thousands in debt, our basic rights are being stripped from us daily, and adults actually believe that SELFIES are the cause for this generation’s demise

Finally someone fucking said it

I see posts like this every two days, who do you follow???

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