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EDIT: 11/18/2014

So, as I said of tumblr, I want to thank everyone for their support! We collected almost 10000 through Indiegogo donation! I know it's far from what the goal is but don't worry! We are planing phase two of the campaign! We will not stop just because we didn't reach our goal out of a first try! :D We will fight until we finally get there!

To everyone who donated and shared the campaign: Thank you! Your support is what helped us get even this far, we really couldn't have done without you! ;u; As I said above, we will continue to fight until our goal is reached so we aren't stopping just yet!

I will update everyone once phase two starts and I will most likely reopen Special Order (and add new ideas for it). If I still owe you those, don't worry! I quite busy with the School Festival (which was a total success! The photo's are here! ) and now that it's over, I'm going to work on them during this and next week! :D Thank you for your patience!

~F-S-H

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NEW VIDEO!!! We finally reached over 5000, let's try to get as far as we can!! BIG THANKS TO EVERY SUPPORTERS WHO HELPED SO FAR!!




HELP US MAKE THE CULTURAL CENTER SAKURABANA COME TO LIFE!!! DONATE AND YOU COULD GET ONE OF THE OFFERED REWARDS!!



If still unable to donate, consider sharing this link, we will much appreciate it!

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FLY-SKY-HIGH'S SAKURABNA SPECIAL OFFER- CLOSED

Fly-Sky-High's special offer!- CLOSED by Fly-Sky-High

  • Contribute to our INDGIEGOGO page
  • The given amount of contribution you donate allows you get a piece of work from me under the price I will set bellow.
  • All you have to do is show me proof of your contribution, like a screenshot of it being sent and such and you will get a price from me
  • Your screenshot and award you want to be drawn should be sent via notes.


-THE PRICES:

  • Send 1$ and I will make you a sketch, same style (lines) as posted on this deviation and up to 3 characters in the pic (or you can offer more and get a sketch for each extra 1$ you send)
  • Send 10$ and you will get a lineart of up to 2 characters you order 
  • Send 20$ and I will lineart, color and cellshade a single character you order.

 
~F-S-H

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Let's talk about this briefly now-IMPORTANT


I was going post everything of what is going on but I figured I should make a video of it or at least a recording, it would be easier for your to understand (at least as far as my english goes lol)

To put it simply of what is going, the organization Sakurabana and it's club (counting in many activities that is happening there, as well as Mugen manga school which I attend to) is in big trouble. 
Sakurabana logo by Fly-Sky-High
They are the organizers of biggest Japanese pop culture convention on Balkans, Japanizam, as well as many mini events relating to same subject (Chibicon, Death Note or Berserk Day etc.), not to mention events with friendly games and gaming (video game tournaments, Fantasy Role Play days, card game tournaments etc.).

Japanese embassy and few others who support us still has their doors open to help but this is something beyond their power...

Current issue is manly spacing. I haven't talked about it here, but we moved couple of times for a past year and it seems like both cases will end on a bad note. The renting we pay for the space located in the center of the city (which is a necessity so everyone has a decent approach to the club, despite the higher prices on rent) is BEYOND EXPENSIVE, not to mention that neighbors keep blaming us for issues the old building has and pretty much has nothing to do with us, we are just easiest to blame because of "kids" and for being newbies there.

We've come to the point where paying for high rents and constantly being kicked out or yelled at by owners is no longer tolerable.

Luckily, the founders of the club (where I'm a member who helps as much as one can) are rather focused on solving the problem rather than confronting people who wouldn't even care as long as they get loads of money from us.

Our current goal is to collect enough money to buy our own space (apartment or a montage house or anything that is more available to us). One would think that's not a hard task but as much as support we get with Japanese embassy, according to law, they can't help us found a space where Sakurabana can be, only things relating to culture even if our club represents just that. NO ONE ELSE founds our club, the people that work there are all volunteered workers and they don't earn to keep this club alive. The money that club DOES earn all goes to anime merch, mangas for manga library and mini events I mentioned above. All for good fun to say it simply.

We can't even ask our country for help because when we did they could just say this to us: "To which political party do you belong to?" which is a real shame and I am ashamed everything in Serbia functions based on which party we are in (and there are plenty that hold big companies in their grasp and don't give a shit about those that they can't benefit from). They don't care about culture any more and am I not saying this because we are with this big problem but also looking on how other cultural programs are barely holding up, especially since my father is a teacher of folk dance so I understand the struggle.

I would mention a lot more things here but I said I will keep it short so I will mention all the details in the video.

WE NEED YOUR HELP.



Now, before you run off thinking "I'm sorry, I can't help, I'm as poor as you are *poofs a moth out of a wallet*" there is something you CAN DO to help us and doesn't involve just donating.

SPREAD THE WORD!



I am sure this is a subject anyone can relate to. I am sure many of you live in places where something as japanese pop culture (from anime and manga to music and culture aline) is not as well accepted and understand how rare it is to find someone who finds it interesting in local places and not just on the internet. We want to protect this place as it is a type of sanctuary, a place where we can gather and be tolerable toward one another, play games and learn together, discuss about things we love... we choose to come to this place instead of staying isolated at home feeling unaccepted by people around us (as personally and speaking for many friends, we were teased, bullied and mocked for our own interests we love). We want to keep Sakurabna and Japanizam alive as much as we can, even if it means giving our own effort and money to make it so because we love our "second home".

In the video, I will explain what Sakurabana means to me and how much it saved me, not even joking here.

THIS IS WHAT YOU CAN DO:


  • If you wish to donate, so far we have this current working paypal e-mail:

    vortodox@gmail.com

    (please keep in mind this is an e-mail I used to get my commissions payment but it is no longer used for that, it belongs to the founder of the Sakurabana, Vortodox, who earlier kindly offered to help me earn something using his paypal. THIS E-MAIL IS NO LONGER USED FOR COMMISSIONS. It is now primary e-mail used ONLY FOR DONATION TO SAKURABANA CLUB FOR THE MENTIONED GOAL). Yes, this means I no longer have an e-mail for personal commissions but that is fine because Paypal will be in full function in our country (meaning we will be able to get and not just send money through it) starting October 8th. I will be getting my own paypal next month but this is not what is important now.
  • Despite mentioned above, I WILL BE DOING COMMISSIONS ONLY TO DONATE TO THE CLUB FROM NOW ON. Yes, it means cutting off my only way of earning something and giving it all to Sakurabana. THAT is how much this means to me! If you want, you can always commission me under current prices OR you can wait for a bit until I make a special event where I could make art giveaways for given amount of money you donate to Sakurabana. If you can suggest anything that can work for us both do comment and leave that suggest, I'm happy to consider anything that can help.
  • Donate on INDIEGOGO site!

  • For the locals, there will be a bank or a drawing account where you can donate money via deposit slip.
  • And finally, as mentioned above, SPREAD THE WORD! I will be honest, our country is a deep shit with economy as it is, all our hope is poured mostly from international incomes we can get as a donation. If you spread awareness (by copying or linking this journal, reblogining, posting on fb, your art pages, anything what works for you) then you can help us gain some more interest of other people who are willing to help even just a bit. Anything goes. I know this is hard as barely anyone reads about things that probably has nothing to do with them but at least keep this in mind: WE ARE DOING THIS FOR THE SAKE OF KEEPING SOMETHING THAT IS BARELY NOTABLE HERE ON BALKAN. WE WANT TO MAKE IT BIG SO ANYONE FROM ANY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD COULD COME VISIT OUR CONVENTION AND HAVE FUN INSTEAD OF KEEPING THE SPACE LIMITED AND SMALL DURING JAPANIZAM. WE ALREADY KNOW PEOPLE FROM VARIOUS EUROPIAN COUNTRIES COME HERE EVERY YEAR TO ENJOY A CONVENTION THEY PROBABLY DON'T HAVE IN THEIR OWN COUNTRY. THIS IS WHERE WE GATHER TO ENJOY SOMETHING WE ALL LOVE. PLEASE SUPPORT IT!
If you have anything you can suggest that can help us feel free to do so. You can also comment and suggest what I personally can do through art that can benefit both of us, instead of just giveaway I mentioned above. 

Thanks for reading! I will work on making a video which may help you guys understand more about this situation (and mostly from personal perspective).

~F-S-H
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*Update*

adding the speedpaint with a little bit extra footage in there, from start to finish. Happy Monday everybody!






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In case you missed last week:

Hey guys!! Remember that poll a while ago? Well now its happening for real :D

Development on cubebrush.com (name chosen by you guys!) has started and I invite you to follow the Facebook page for now until the soft launch in early June! We'll post updates on the development as it comes along and will try to keep you informed every step of the way.

I'll have something special for the early subscribers so make sure you don't miss the announcement concerning that on Facebook tomorrowwww.facebook.com/cubebrush


Cubebrush.com will be a website hosting a community, as well as free tutorial videos and resources for artists. We'll also have a very cheap but nonetheless paid membership where you'll have access to mentorship, master classes from various artists in the industry and many other awesome resources.

I'm super excited to see this coming along and even though I'm killing myself making sure the content is top shelf, I'm convinced you guys will love it and that keeps me going :D

Any help spreading the word would be immensely appreciated :hug:


That's all for today!

Stay tuned for more soon :D -marc

www.facebook.com/cubebrush
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Glowey by K7G5

Test render
  • Mood: Amused
  • Listening to: Glitch Hop
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Hey guys! First video of the week, as promisedpart 2 of the painting where I explain how I go about coloring it.

Posting this before zzZZZzzz and its done done processing as I type this, so give it a bit before you hit play or it wont work!

Happy Monday!!

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Create and search for art using your mind

Introducing thoughtART Technology

A few years ago, deviantART teamed up with several university laboratories across the United States, and we are proud to finally announce the fruits of our efforts. Thanks to recent advancements in neurological science, we're unveiling a revolutionary new platform in artistic creation. Our device uses touch-sensitive pads built into your existing keyboard and mouse to monitor your brainwaves and transmit them directly to our site. Excited? Welcome to the new age of thoughtART Technology!

What is thoughtART?

It may sound like something from science fiction, but the technology behind thoughtART is actually quite simple. Each person has unique patterns mapped into their brains correlating with the cadence of the firing of their synapses. Our new platform taps into how the brain processes these synapses and translates them digitally. In the same way that you can "see" an image in your mind when starting on an artistic endeavor, this feature strives to create that right on the digital page without the artist lifting a finger!

The Browser-Brain Interface

When you connect to thoughtART, the technology syncs with your nervous system to discover your artistic style, preferred palette, and ideas that have been floating in your head that you just haven't had time to put to paper. Once connected, the system measures the pulses generated by your temporal lobe and your levels of acetylcholine to read the exact thoughts you're experiencing. The process is 100% harmless, and you will experience no discomfort while your brainmap is being generated.

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Put aside your brushes, pencils, and tablets, because thanks to the round-the-clock efforts of deviantART's partnering science labs, you only need one tool to create the masterpiece you've always dreamed of: your mind. You'll never have to lift a brush again.

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Happy April Fools' Day 2014!

Take a break from creation and spend a few minutes getting inspired. Using the same state-of-the-art technology, deviantART has also calibrated the system to help discover the art of your dreams. Sit back with thoughtART Search, and let your brain tell you what it wants to see. (Although the process is completely safe, we recommend resting the creative brain at 30-minute intervals.)

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Since this is a brand-new product, we'd love to hear your feedback! What type of art are you generating with thoughtART Create? What does your brain like to browse in thoughtART Search? Let us know!

Publishing Your Findings

Share your creations and findings in the comments on this article, and let the world see what the power of your mind can do.




DeviantART is proud to unveil a revolutionary new platform in artistic creation — thoughtART! Using touch-sensitive pads built into your existing keyboard and mouse, thoughtART technology monitors your brainwaves, transmitting them directly to our site to create and discover art like never before.

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The World's Major Cities... Destroyed

Tue Oct 22, 2013, 4:59 PM


New York Ruins by JonasDeRo
What would the world's cities look like after the apocalypse? Belgian digital artist Jonas De Ro paints his vision of the end of the world.


Tokyo Ruins by JonasDeRo

Tokyo, Japan




Singapore Ruins by JonasDeRo

Singapore




Toronto Ruins by JonasDeRo

Toronto, Canada




Dubai Ruins by JonasDeRo
Dubai Ruins 2 by JonasDeRo

Dubai, United Arab Emirates





New York Ruins by JonasDeRo

New York City, New York, United States




Hong Kong Ruins by JonasDeRo

Hong Kong, China




Shanghai Ruins by JonasDeRo

Shanghai, China




Moscow Ruins by JonasDeRo

Moscow, Russia




Taipei Ruins by JonasDeRo

Taipei, Taiwan





Skin by Dan Leveille

What would the world's cities look like after the apocalypse? Belgian digital artist Jonas De Ro paints his vision of the end of the world.
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013/03/13

:new:

Hey all! Just a reminder that you have two weeks left for Round 1. If you are in need of an extension please send us a note to let us know.

Also, for those interested here's another OCT for you to check into :iconfarewill:

That's all for now. Good luck!




Hello all! Just wanted you all to know that you should be able to submit artwork to the gallery now. If you have any little doodles that you've drawn, go ahead and send them in or send us a note. We love fanart!

Note: We still would you like you to note your Round 1 to us once you have finished.

~Mousie :bulletyellow:




The Friday Chat is now Closed.





Just a heads up: The Monday Chat is now being moved to Friday~

Also, for those who requested critiques, our judges are currently working on them, and you can expect to receive a response within the next two weeks.




Alright guys we're getting down to the wire.  You have approximately 2 1/2 days left to finish your audition by the deadline.

And for those who are wondering, yes, there will be a grace, but only by these rules.

:bulletgreen: All  FIRST pages of your auditions must be turned by Friday 22nd, 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time.

Edit: REFERENCES must be completed by the first deadline. No grace time allowed.

:bulletpurple: Those who have turned in their first pages on time, will be allowed the grace time.  The Grace will be to have your ENTIRE audition turned in by Saturday 23rd 12:00 PM, Pacific Standard Time.

This is your last chance guys, we aren't extending any more after this.  So if you aren't close to finishing you better get it in gear!

-Artic


The Monday Chat is now Closed.

Five more days, peeps!




Just a reminder that you only have a little over a month to finish your auditions by the deadline! Remember we aren't giving anymore extensions! A month can pass by very quickly so please use your time wisely!  



Artic here, with the latest updates!

We wanted to let you all know that we are very aware of the busy holiday season that can take up a lot of our free time with final exams, holiday shopping and spending time with your families.  

So we decided to give you one last final extension(and we are serious, this is final one) that ends at February 22nd.

We will have a grace, but that will be unannounced until the final due date draws near.

We also wanted to let you know that soon, we will have someone modding the chat to answer your questions and to converse every Monday. The range of days that we are able to attend the chat will be expanded in the future.

And this OCT will have something added every couple weeks to make sure we remain active, so keep your eyes open!

Lastly, the 2nd Intro Comic is aimed to be up by Saturday unless something comes up.

Please use your time wisely, we're looking to start promptly in February. :)

:bulletblue: ~Artic



Hey, y'all! Hope everyone's been managing to keep high and dry lately (or warm if you're experiencing the freeze). In either case, the other judges and myself have decided to push the deadline back one last time.

The final deadline is now December 13

Just before the holidays! (So you won't have to work through vacation time. c: ) We will begin Round 1 some time in January, giving us about two or three weeks to judge and see who makes the final cut.

Stay safe and sound until then!

~Christy :bulletyellow:



10/1/2012

The last Judge ref is up as promised! And the 2nd half of the Intro comic will appear sometime later. Thank you for being patient!

-Artic :bulletblue:



Hello again! Many apologies, and I'm sure the delays on my side are unacceptable but I'm happy to note that the final judge ref will guaranteed be done by the end of THIS MONTH. You can count on it, I set aside my other responsibilities to finish it in a timely manner and the 2nd half of the intro comic will shortly follow.  

We've heard your complaints and we're trying to fix them so that this OCT will work more smoothly from here on out.

Thank you so very much for your patience.

-Artic :bulletblue:



:bulletgreen:ALRIGHTY THEN, long time no chat lovely people, so now's the time for me to add the new updates. First, the last judge ref will be posted soon, and the rest of the intro comic should be posted about a week afterwards. Life has been a bit unkind recently, so we apologize for the delay, and thank you for your understanding.

:bulletpurple:The deadline for auditions has been pushed back by 2 months. The new deadline is November 1st, 2012

:bulletgreen: We now have a chatroom! ----->chat.deviantart.com/chat/TheDi…

~Mae:shamrock:


Edit: Hello! Artic here! Sorry in the delay of the last judge ref.  I've had several schedule complications that made my work load backed up, so many apologies! It'll be on it's way. I'm currently away from my usual work computer so I cannot work on it as much as I would like, but I'll resume on Monday and I'll try to get it posted sometime next week. Mae is still working on the intro comic as well, so please be patient!



:bulletgreen: As you may have seen, almost all of the refs have been posted. There is still one judge ref that has yet to make an appearance, but don't worry! It'll be up by the end of the week~ I also want to let you all know that there is indeed an intro comic on it's way, and will also be posted at the end of the week.

:bulletpurple: Just a reminder, when sending in your auditions, please note the group, and be sure to include a link to your references and the 1st page of your audition.

And with that being said, I would like to declare:

:bulletgreen::bulletwhite::bulletpurple::bulletblack:Auditions are now open:bulletblack::bulletpurple::bulletwhite::bulletgreen:

~Mae:shamrock:




Hello everyone! We have a few new updates for you!

:bulletgreen: Auditions will now be open on June 20th

:bulletpurple: Both Race Ref sheets have been posted.

:bulletgreen: the remaining ref sheets are on their way, and will be posted before auditions open.


We are still accepting prizes, if anyone is interested in donating. Other then that, look forward to more refs on the way, and the oncoming opening of the tournament!

~Mae:shamrock:
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COMMISSION INFO

Wed Jul 2, 2014, 8:21 PM
FREE Classy Status button: Commissions are open by koffeelam FREE Classy Status button: Ask me about trades by koffeelam

Below is the commission price list and info image.
To make an order send us a note with the subject 'commission', and tell us what you'd like. You can include a description of what exactly you want and we can talk about it with you C:
When your request is approved it will be added to the waiting list found at the end of this journal.

To see where your commission is at in the list have a look down below for your order. The progress bar next to it marks the status of each artwork (:

COMMISSION INFO
Sketches (portrait to full body)
- $25
- plus $15 for every extra character
- Detailed pencil drawing with shading, simple colour

Simple Colour (portrait to full body)
- $45
- plus $30 for every extra character
- Detailed, coloured character
- Coloured background

High Detail, Full Colour (portrait to half body)
- $70
- plus $50 for every extra character
- Highly detailed, fully coloured character
- Optional highly detailed background of scene/environment

Full Detail, Full Scene (portrait to full body)
- $130
- plus $70 for every extra character
- Full detail, full colour, realistic/realism
- Optional full detailed background of scene/environment, realistic/realism

For samples of each, see the Commission info image, and the Commission gallery folder:
COMMISSION INFO by Guzzardi

PAYMENT
We take payment via Paypal
To pay for your commission, I'll give you the details once the commission is approved. I will then begin working on your commission when it reaches the top of the waiting list!
Art trades may also be accepted instead of payment in some circumstances C:

RULES
- You can not upload the commission to your deviantart page as a deviation, or any website. You are able to share the work by reblogging from us on tumblr, sharing on facebook, retweeting, linking etc. If there is a specific site you'd like to upload to, just message us asking for permission, we want you to be able to share it to show whoever you like! c:
- You can not claim as your own work, the commissioned work is still copyright to Guzzardi, not the commissioner.

Don't be afraid to send a note to ask questions! I'll also answer questions in the comments section (:

COMMISSION WAITING LIST
Red 0% by MidePan Shepard & Kaidan, Mass Effect
Red 0% by MidePan MFM-Photography, Hellblade
Red 0% by MidePan LyfeRider, InFamous inspired art
Red 0% by MidePan Cielrose, Cloud + Squall, Final Fantasy
-Free slot-
-Free slot-

FINISHED COMMISSIONS
Red 100% by MidePan benderboyboy, Book cover illustration 
Red 100% by MidePan Warrior Woman
There's now a gallery folder for all the uploaded finished works C:



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Welp, Pottermania (AKA Potterday) is over, the sales went pretty well and despite me sitting, drawing and missing out on the event, it was hella fun! Local Harry Potter fans are really nice and they were so happy about this event~ Not to mention a number kids (which are sort of are on our anime related events) that were early looking for Snitches hidden all over the building, they worked really hard for their house~

Oddly enough, Slytherin was the only house that didn't try cheat lol! Also they won the house cup! I'm so proud. (I'm a Huffepuff tho~)

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What I've been up to since Sunday? NOTHING. I honestly needed a bit of a break, especially since I don't have much time for it. Next event is in couple of months and it's gonna be hella big, if not, I will be busier than ever.

I still want to do commissions tho! I finally got my own paypal, soon to be fully working. I know some rules have changed but it's alright, I'm quite informed (thanks tumblr lol).

I need to also focus on some fanart.

Would you guys like to see Sonic and the gang drawn in the same style I draw Sky (Crystal Core)? :D

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Commission Prices by Fly-Sky-High by Fly-Sky-High

PAYPAL COMMISSIONS. NOTE THAT DOLARS AND EURO COST THE SAME SO PRICING IS THE SAME IF YOU PAY IN EURO. 

MORE COMMISSION INFORMATION BELLOW:

-WHAT I DRAW: Honestly, my gallery speaks best for me so you can always check it out for my skill range! Manga styled humans, anthropomorphic characters (more human or animal, your pick~), creatures (such as DRAGONS, or GRIFFINS~ or some you designed? :D (Big Grin)), your own OC's... it's quite a range! I drew quite some stuff in the style of familiar franchise like Sonic, My Little Pony, Pokemon, Digimon, some anime related characters... heck, I even drew armor, weapons and tech few times~ If something else comes to your mind, please don't hasitate to send me a note and ask!

-WHAT I WILL NOT DRAW: My artstyle is very simple and cartoonish, I don't do paintings or realistic art styles (eg: Doctor Who, Sherlock etc. unless you ask me to do those in cartoonish style). NSFW gore to extreme and sex is no go at the moment. As far as I will go with it is typical battle wounds and such and nudity.

MORE COMMISSION OPTIONS:

-ICONS

Mikey avie christmas by Fly-Sky-HighNew Isa icon by Fly-Sky-High


None animated, simple or detailed: 3-5$ per icon

-CHIBI

:5$ per chibi figure

Sky chibi poki by Fly-Sky-High

IF INTERESTED SEND ME A NOTE!! :D (Big Grin)

Payment is accepted only AFTER I finish drawing. I will note you back, inform you and let you see the preview that I'm done before I request for the payment.

THIS NEEDS A HELLA SIGNAL BOOST - PLEASE SPREAD THIS UP

EVERYONE needs to start using Invoices. This is very important.

Paypal has recently updated their TOS and it’s something that everyone should pay attention to. 

“10.3h If you violate the PayPal Acceptable Use Policy, … you will be liable to PayPal for the amount of PayPal’s damages caused by your violation … You acknowledge and agree that $2,500.00 USD per violation … is presently a reasonable minimum estimate of PayPal’s actual damages … PayPal may deduct such damages directly from any existing Balance in the offending Account or any other Account you control.”

DO NOT SEND PAYMENTS AS “GIFTS” You will be risking your commissioners account and that is really really bad.

Artists, REQUEST PAYMENT THROUGH INVOICES. It lets YOU control how money is sent.

Commissioners, DO NOT SEND PAYMENT unless you send it through “for goods and services.” If your artist requests ‘send as gifts’ BEFORE you send payment, tell them about the $2,500 fine per violation, as they probably do not know about it.

Yes, paypal fees suck, but it’s better to have a few dollars missing than to get fined $2,500 for a $20 purchase. 


MY TUMBLR
MY FACEBOOK PAGE

~F-S-H
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Video embedded below. The Crimson Map Pack will be released on December 10, 2012 for 800 MS Points, or free if you have the War Games Season Pass.

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