Anonymous asked: $100 is a lot of money for a single page.
how much is a loaf of bread? hm? $3? $5?
At my local grocery store, bread is about $4.50 for a decent size italian loaf. If I make $7.25 and hour, that means I’d have to work 37 and a half minutes for a Loaf of bread.
but hey, that’s not so bad right? Work two hours and you’ll have a sandwich, eh?
Oh hey, turns out I also need toilet paper, rice, chicken, some veggies, a can of soup, and some cereal. (to name a few basic groceries one might need on a budget) we’ll round those things down to $25 just to make the math easier.
at $7.25 an hour I’ll have to work about 3 and a half hours for basic groceries.
That doesn’t include bills or gas or all the other groceries I need, That’s ONE quick trip to the store and I already have to work half a day just for that.
You don’t understand Anon, my pages could take HOURS if not DAYS. Between the sketching, inking, colouring, lettering, and finishing it’s taken at least a full two day’s work if not longer for each page.
I have a job that pays me beans, I cannot afford to post more pages a week without compensation. I literally cannot afford to do that. Not to mention the idea that art is only worth minimum wage cheapens the amount of work and effort that goes into producing it. I should be making WELL ABOVE minimum wage for my art via page count and commissions but it’s this damn “deviant art” mindset that makes people feel like they’re being swindled for paying a livable wage to artists. It’s rude and childish and I ask that you please stop considering artists as less worthy of affording a normal life.
You can either pay me what I ask for what you want or stop complaining about what I already give you for free.
I cannot fucking stand people who tell illustrators that something they produce is too expensive.
Yall motherfuckers want cheap? Go get some paper, get a fucking pencil and then draw it your motherfucking selves because nobody freelancing on the internet who hasn’t even half made it in the illustration world is charging you ANYTHING close to industry pricing even when some of us are as good if not better. Why? Because of people like Anon. Your name must be out there and known to charge anything close to what your time and skill is worth. Yet still? You are paying for my effort, my time, my blood, sweat and tears and a lifetime of learning my trade.
A cheap page for yo ass is a piece of paper I haven’t touched yet.
(As a freelancer I cannot staaaaaaaaaaaaaand people who pull this dogshit.)
$100 is pretty cheap for a page.
Basic math, for Anon up there: Break that $100 down into an hourly rate. Factor in materials. Factor in skill and schooling and experience. Bear in mind that a page rate *at all* means there’s a good chance it’s work-for-hire, which means that $100 a page might be all the artist gets, ever.
And then, when you’ve done that math, think about what that means in terms of how few comics artists make a living hourly wage.
Want a pro artist, anon? Pay them like a fucking pro.
I have some beef with the Black Widow poster.
Holy crap that is badly done!! O.o
YES THANK YOU THIS IS TERRIBLE
WHO DID THIS
AND WHO LET THIS HAPPEN
YOU’RE ALL FIRED
UGH! ELBOWS BEND AT OR ABOVE “NATURAL WAIST”. The Fricking things are dropping below the tops of her hips! Also, I’m suspecting they elongated her thighs- and then freaked out- remembering that hands fall at about mid-upper thigh and dragged those bad boys down even further.
We’re so sorry, Scarlett. We don’t blame you for this.
VICTIM BLAMING: The logic (or lack thereof) of blaming rape victims, applied to other crimes.
Idk how good this metaphor is but I’m posting it anyway because I feel pretty passionately about this subject.
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So, there’s this girl. She’s tragically orphaned and richer than anyone on the planet. Every guy she meets falls in love with her, but in between torrid romances she rejects them all because she dedicated to what is Pure and Good. She has genius level intellect, Olympic-athelete level athletic ability and incredible good looks. She is consumed by terrible angst, but this only makes guys want her more. She has no superhuman abilities, yet she is more competent than her superhuman friends and defeats superhumans with ease. She has unshakably loyal friends and allies, despite the fact she treats them pretty badly. They fear and respect her, and defer to her orders. Everyone is obsessed with her, even her enemies are attracted to her. She can plan ahead for anything and she’s generally right with any conclusion she makes. People who defy her are inevitably wrong.
God, what a Mary Sue.
I just described Batman.– http://adventuresofcomicbookgirl.tumblr.com/post/13913540194/mary-sue-what-are-you-or-why-the-concept-of-sue-is (via twerkinshield) Via Patrick was here...
For gods sake, Ariel had a nude scene.
YOU ARE MISSING THE MOST IMPORTANT ONE …!
guys i think Jessica Rabbit wins
When I think deep thoughts and blog feels they get like 4 notes but a list full of dorky puns not even worthy of David Letterman gets almost 200 likes and reblogs.
Kinda like how some of my art I’m most proud of and put the most love and work into gets a tiny percentage of the likes/favs compared to hastily done fanart and silly doodles.
And let’s face it, Jon, there’s no way this man could be Santa. Because the moment white folks saw a Black man with a big old bag coming down the chimney, it’d be time to grab a gun and stand your ground.
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Sand when it’s struck by lightning
NO ITS FUCKING NOT HOW MNYFUCKING TIMES DO I HAVETO FUCKING SAY THIS GODDAM RANT THAT IS A FUCKING STICK STUCK IN THE GODDAM SAND WITH A MOTHER FUCKING DRIP AND CASTLE MADE OVER IT HOLY TITS YOU KNOW WHAT HAPPENS WHEN LIGHING HITS SAND
MOTHERFUCKING GLASS HAPPENSA ND ITS GRETA BUT THIS SHIT IS AN INSULT TO THE LIGHTNING YOU THINK IT MAKES THIS SCULTURE SHIT? NO TS HOT WHITE FURY MELTS THE GODDAM SAND TOGETHERTO MAKE SGLASS
Petrified lightning, or fulgurites, are really awesome, they can be pretty varied. Here are some google search image hits on fulgurites:
You can read about fulgurite here:
By comparison- here is a beautiful hand-made glass sculpture of a ‘fulgurite’ made for a movie:
Is the first image one of a sandcastle made on wood at a beach? I dunno, I wasn’t there. But I can see with my eyes that it is MORE like a fulgurite than the “glass” you imagine fulgurites to look like.
Now sit down, you whelp.
As you can see, I am a very mature artist with lots of deep, meaningful, existential thoughts on pop culture in the post modern era.
Game of Butts is highly accurate.
So I went to Dragon*Con a few weeks ago and found a great Snape and Ten cosplaying near each other. It was in the busy section of the vendor fair so I just asked for a picture of them together and ten just said “on a scale of 1-11 how close do you want us?” so I said “uh…12”
AND THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED
I THINK I ACCIDENTALLY CREATED FAN FICTION
crzydemona JENNNNNNNN! This makes me think of you. Every time. I don’t know why. But.. I like it.
Via The Sweet Imperfections of a Hot Mess of a Girl.
For those who prefer a fashionable zombie apocalypse.
I WANT THIS.
> > > STOP ART-EDITORS WEEK < < <
[september 30th - october 6th]
The beginning week of October will be dedicated to raising awareness about art editing and the results it has on artists and the artist community.
WHY ART EDITING IS BAD:
To give a brief definition, editing art is taking another person’s hard work and tweaking it to please the editor, to make it ‘more interesting’. Artists spend SO much time on their work, making it exactly fit their artistic vision, and when they’re ready to share their work with the world, people think it’s okay to take their hard work, spend two minutes ‘fixing’ it up in photoshop and get credit for it. Because that’s what art editing is— editing another person’s artwork and recieving credit and praise for it. Think about the real artist’s feelings before you even think about editing.
Most editors get their work from pivix, a japanese art website. So with the obvious language difference, editors are unable to ask permission to edit work in the first place. So if you don’t have permission, nor are you able to ask for it, why would you think it’s okay to edit and post another persons art?
Another point is that pixiv artists aren’t dumb. A lot of them know what tumblr is. Hell, even some of them have tumblr blogs. They don’t miss what you’re doing to their work, and that is why a lot of them take down their work and some of them never post their art again, which is a shame to lose great artists over something so stupid.
Think of it like this— say I went downtown to New Orleans, down to the French Quarter where many artists line up on the street to display their art. Now an art editor comes around and takes a painting from one of the vendors and pulls it aside, whipping out their paintbrush and adding their own little details. The vendor watches in horror as the editor places it back, shrugging off the vendor. “It looks better doesn’t it?”
Don’t say it’s not the same thing because it is.
Art you find on the internet does not belong to you. Unless you are the original poster, you have no right to take and edit another person’s work. It does NOT and will NEVER belong to you. Just because it is easier to access on the computer does not mean it is not as valuable as tangible art. What this all boils down to is respect.
SOME COMMON EXCUSES:
'I can't draw, this is my way of expressing myself artistically!'
Learn how to draw! Drawing takes time, hard work and practice. And if you’re still not finding that drawing is your thing, and hey, maybe you enjoy editing images! If you really want to edit, try editing official work. This art is made to be mass produced, and the artists are aware of this. Another alternative is stock photos— deviantART, for example, has plenty of stock photos for you to use! That’s what they’re there for!
'We're celebrating the artist by making tributes to their work!'
No. You’re butchering their hard work and effort by cropping, adding saturation and uneccesary textures. Ask permission, and if they say yes ( which is very rare ), then you have the green light to do so! Permission is key here.
’But we provide sources!’
That’s not the point. The point is that editing art without permission is wrong and dumb, and it goes against most artist wishes. Crediting them does not suddenly make it a-ok for you to edit their work.
ZEROCHAN IS NEVER A SOURCE.
NEITHER IS WEHEARTIT.
NEITHER IS PHOTOBUCKET. Stop linking art there.
Don’t let editors think that what they are doing is acceptable. Here’s what you can do to help stop this:
1) DON’T REBLOG EDITS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I LITERALLY CANNOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH. If you like the picture, repost it as original with source to actual ARTIST. We need to stop supporting editors.
2) If you know someone who edits, kindly inform them or link them to this post. Speaking up about this is essential. If you don’t let them know what they are doing is terrible, they will NOT stop.
THANK YOU FOR READING and reblog to spread the word!