Anonymous asked: You shouldn't raise the price of your commissions at all. You make fantastic artwork for 20 dollars. It is a perfect price.

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kiango:

chanface:

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Wow I’m sorry but that made me feel really degraded. I wasn’t going to raise it to $100 or something. It’s a perfect price to a buyer, but my art isn’t worth 20 dollars but that’s not my point. 

 Yes I know it’s a good deal, but I’m not a robot. Even if I’m someone that “sucked” at drawing, the matter is all about the time spent on my drawings. On average it takes me 6 hours to create 20 dollars worth of a drawing. That’s like 3.3ish dollars an hour. Working all day. Possibly no sleeping until the next day. No breaks except to use the bathroom or to eat 1 cup of ramen or not eat at all. Because of the time limits I’m receiving.

Please keep in mind the only reason people ever charge 20 dollars for a commission is due of the crippling trend of amateur artists selling themselves short at those prices- a trend that artists like Rinji has to compete with. Any self respecting artist knows that is hardly an acceptable price for their works. Rinji knows that. And that is why I applaud them for raising their prices because it is our responsibility as artists to educate people like you that a 20 dollar commission is not a perfect price at all.

I hope you have learned something from this, anon, and please, never, ever assume nor determine the price of an artist’s time if you are the client and they are their own employer. The price is set by them and it is your choice to either comply or move on.

can we talk about how living wage is $15/hr?

Can we talk about how artists should have THAT as a baseline, and because they are SKILLED WORKERS IN THEIR PROFESSION, should actually be charging even more?

I charge at around $15-$20/hr. My dad’s a freelance graphic designer and has been in the industry for over 20 years; he charges $80/hr.

Rinji works at a little over $3/hr

can we talk about how the expectation for low commission prices is a issue, or…?

because $100 is NOT a ridiculous price. At ALL. That’s ~$16.60/hour for a 6 hour commission, which is cheap as hell.

I mean I get why people price the way they do; competition.

HOWEVER: Each commissioner is commissioning YOU because they like YOUR style. Usually? People are more than willing to pay more. Fuck, dude. I worked at a place that sold knife sets for like $2000/set, and people ate that shit up. People spend money on whatever they want as long as they know it’ll be quality work that they’ll enjoy.


^This.

We should really be encouraging our fellow artists to charge themselves as they would as a professional. You’re offering your services because you know your art is worth doing business with. If we’re not going to stand up for our own industry, no one will.

11th May, SundayReblog

opheliona:

Posting art online

opheliona:

Posting art online

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sycophantism:

uber-chunks:

caitercates:

vanoty:

For Windows.

My friends and I occasionally have this problem so I’ve taught them this simple method that takes less than a minute as opposed to waiting several for your computer to restart(especially if it’s slow).

What’s great about this method is that sometimes restarting your computer wont fix the problem, but this usually will.

MAKE SURE YOU CLOSE ALL YOUR ART APPS.

This is important, otherwise the changes wont take effect. If it doesn’t work the first time, try again, sometimes it takes restarting it more than once.

For Windows 8, search for “services.msc” in your apps and click on the result. Continue from there!

Now go draw, babies!

THANK YOU DEAR LORD THANK YOU

GOD BLESS U TUMBLR USER  VANOTY 

Alternatively for Windows 7, click on your task bar and go to “Star Task Manager”, then tab over to Services and click on the “Services…” button at the bottom right.

12th April, SaturdayReblog
Finally. I’ve had a series of characters (mainly four) that have been stuck in my head since I was fourteen, and I will definitely complete a story about them in the future. The fourth is a boy so I felt he didn’t belong in this picture, especially since it’s these three girls that are the movers in the plot. 
Finally, I had the courage to sketch them all out, showing all their personalities in one penciling. I’m feeling so rabid and giddy today that I’m feeling more motivated than ever to initiate their arrival in words.

Finally. I’ve had a series of characters (mainly four) that have been stuck in my head since I was fourteen, and I will definitely complete a story about them in the future. The fourth is a boy so I felt he didn’t belong in this picture, especially since it’s these three girls that are the movers in the plot.

Finally, I had the courage to sketch them all out, showing all their personalities in one penciling. I’m feeling so rabid and giddy today that I’m feeling more motivated than ever to initiate their arrival in words.

How did this happen?

How did this happen?

I haven’t doodled anything in so long it’s insane.

I haven’t doodled anything in so long it’s insane.

Winter formal.

Winter formal.

Hello world, I am still alive! I can’t believe that I haven’t drawn anything since the first week of January. Something must be wrong with me.
Then again, sometimes you need a little break for your mind to piece together the shards. Happy Presidents’ Day!
Time/ 30 min

Hello world, I am still alive! I can’t believe that I haven’t drawn anything since the first week of January. Something must be wrong with me.

Then again, sometimes you need a little break for your mind to piece together the shards. Happy Presidents’ Day!

Time/ 30 min

Watercolors

I’ve had two watercolor WIPs in the past two days. It will take a while, but I’m so excited to complete them! 8)

6th January, SundayReblog