On pricing your artwork and creating a career...I am going to be speaking at an "Entrepreneurship In The Arts" program later today, and I've been organizing my thoughts. One subject that is certain to come up; "how do you arrive at a fair price for your original artwork?" I have some definite ideas regarding that question.On pricing your artwork and creating a career...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I was always told that the accepted model for artists and artisans, when it comes to pricing, was double your costs for materials, figure out an hourly price (double that for your retail price if you plan to have wholesale/retail differentials), add it up and there's your item price. I think this model is pure bullshit.
I was also told "charge what the market will bear!" Again, vague bullshit. What if you live in a depressed area? What if you live in a third world country? What if you're at some artist's ally at a little convention and there is a kid sitting next to you selling her character sketches for $5 each?
Here is what I think. There are so many variables when it comes to pricing original art. Yo
Squirrels....of DEATH.As a rule, I run under the assumption that if word of an outbreak or pandemic suddenly hits the news, it's already too late. With people moving across the world at the rate they now do, an incident can be reported on one side of the planet and by the time the networks broadcast it, the bug is probably crawling in through your living room window.Squirrels....of DEATH.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, when I hear that a squirrel just outside Los Angeles has been found dead and racked with The Plague, I get a little freaked out.
That's THE Plague.
You know: the one that killed 200 million people in Europe BEFORE the advent of mass transportation.
Now, there are plague animals running wild all over the place, and the Black Death can actually be treated at the moment, but the bacterium has been at large for centuries, giving it plenty of time to turn real nasty. Our antibiotics get less effective by the day, with the bugs they're used on becoming more and more resistant to them through misu
Messenger bags giveawayThe giveaway is over, I'll start counting stars now, I'll announce the winners as soon as possible.Messenger bags giveaway2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hello citizens of the internet I've been wanting to do something fun and give away things for a while, been thinking of ideas for way to make it more interesting XD this is what I came up with.
BlueRobotto's Messenger bags giveaway
You can get one of the messenger bags available in my Etsy shop! shipped to your house for free!!
These are the bags available at the moment:
Check out more pics in my Shop
What to do?
It's going to be a raffle, based on stars awarded
.i heard her say there are.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
millions of people in the world with
broken hearts, and they survive
well what about the ones that don't?
what about the ones that crack right through
& end up holding onto themselves by the skin
of their pearly whites?
(and are you happy now? do you have a girl? have a kid? do you sleep at night? i've said sorry a thousand times, but i guess it doesn't count when it's in my head)
Gavin's Video :)I finally finished editing it! All the information you need to know is on the video.Gavin's Video :)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The two minute clip at the beginning of the video pretty much as me explaining everything. If you want to skip to the actual video, then just go to 2:38.
-- Letter at the beginning of the scrapbook -- (kind of hard to hear)
Through the course of the past several months, you have proved yourself of being an extremely brave and persevering individual. You have been
through something not many people could handle, especially at your age. You've been blessed to receive the support of so many people; family,
friends, friends of friends, and friends of family. But what if I told you, you've had a whole other support group this whole time? And that support group
would be a wide variety of people all over the world, all different ages, with one thing in common: they're all Pokemon fans.
There is a website called DeviantArt, which is the
contest!!!! :)Hey guys so I am making this contest basically because I would like what you can come up with for an evolution of think long and hard while coming up with ideas there can only be one winner.contest!!!! :)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Prizes are as follows:
1st Place - Of course the drawing will be redone in my style full credit will be given
A twelve month premium membership as well as a 5 week promotion of your art pieces on my page
2nd Place - Two of your fakemon done in my style as well as 500 DA points
3rd Place - A full coloured fake of your choice as well as 100 DA points
Contest runs till September (3rd)
ONLY ONE ENTRY PER CONTESTANT AND THE QUALITY OF THE DESIGN IS NOT THE DECIDING FACTOR IT'S THE CONCEPT THAT I AM INTERESTED IN
ps. you dont need to be the best artist on DA to win this prize I'm looking for the design that grabs my attention
1st entry by :iconartooinst
Plushie Commissions!All right guys, it's time to make some plushies.Plushie Commissions!5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Examples! : http://levitas-rain.deviantart.com/#/d3h48m1 http://levitas-rain.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d3dwyxb http://levitas-rain.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d38202j
I can also do price checks for any one who is interested in commissions!
Please make sure to include sample pictures!
Please read carefully before filling out the commission form!
• I will give you the price when I review your order. The doll may be $20-$45 depending on the difficulty or expense of the materials.
• Shipping is $7 for the United States. International $15.
• Please send me the order form in a note or email -> email@example.com
• I can accept PayPal, e-check, and credit/debit cards.
I will require half the price of the doll before I can begin making it.
• I will only ask you the mailing address once the doll is complete.
• The doll will usually be done in 1-2 weeks. If there are any de
FAKEMON FRIDAY #6final stages of starters revealed!FAKEMON FRIDAY #61 year ago in Personal More Like This
Finally the final forms of Ekopi, Batflare, and Kelpony have been revealed! Who will you choose?
Hope you enjoyed this update.
Stay tuned for next week's Fakemon Friday!
Pokemon Button GiveawayGIVEAWAY OVERPokemon Button Giveaway3 years ago in Personal More Like This
As an appreciation to my watchers, I'm giving away some buttons!
This is a four button set of the original starter Pokemon. There will be 4 winners and each will receive all four of these buttons!
How do I enter?
Fav this journal entry!
You don't have to be a watcher to enter but it'd be nice! Plus, I'll be doing future giveaways so a watch will keep you updated!
Limit one entry per person
Winners will be announced December 31, 2012
You must be ok with giving me your address since I will have to ship the buttons. Buttons will be shipped free of charge!
Winners will be selected randomly using random.org from the fav list on this journal entry. I will contact all 4 winners via notes and update this journal entry.
Good luck and thanks for all of your support!
See my Pokemon related artwork!
I need your gemsonas! (open)I need your gemsonas for an animation i'm making!I need your gemsonas! (open)5 months ago in Personal More Like This
I need a lot of homeworld gems! any weapons is fine, but i want to design to be good! (open)
RainbowPyrite by FableSpeakerBrookite (My Gemsona) by ArtsySquirtleWatermelon Tooourmaliiiiine by TastyPonyFinished Coral (Colored and weapon) by LauriTheBearCats Eye Chrysoberyl Ref by Zumori
Citrine by KurokiKumoFan Gem: Howlite (sketch) by KurokiKumoIolite by KurokiKumoGemsonas: Diamond and Emerald~ by ShadowsOfHeartWork
I'll also need a few gems that are against homeworld aka rose's side (closed)
My Gem OCs by JadeWolfbaneBOOMERANG GO!! by LittleMonster1357Topaz by LittleMonster1357Black Tourmaline by Rockzillahh
Black Sardonyx by JadeWolfbaneEmerald (Reuploaded) by LegendaryJinxSiam Redesign by TheRedJoker351Lavulite by TheRedJoker351
Best Deviations Of The Week: Aug 11-15Hello again everyone! Last week's selection was great and it was cool to see so many people commenting. While I'm not sure if this week's picks will be a great follow up, I hope you all like them anyway.Best Deviations Of The Week: Aug 11-151 year ago in Personal More Like This
Rinoa Heartilly FFVIII Cosplay, by Hamm-Sammich
Assassin's Creed - Unity, by AnaNevesArt
Sinh, The Slumbering Dragon, by 4rca
Yuffie FF7 cosplay part12, by mayuyu0405
Katarina LOL, by AyyaSap
Tomb Raider sketch, by Inna-Vjuzhanina
Win like a Champion, by kawacy
Thanks for taking a look this week. See you next time!
Ink Citizen ContestUpdate: Just wanted to give y'all a heads up that this contest has one more week until it closes. (if you really need an extension just let me know and we can work something out) I just wanted to let y'all know and stuff, so if there is anything you want to change or add to your entry there is still time.Ink Citizen Contest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Surprise this was the super secret thing I was working on.
So I've been wanting to do this for a while now, and I've finally worked up the courage to do it.
So here it is, I really hope you guys join, it's open to everyone.
So what is the contest?
The contest is to create your own Ink Person, or Inkling.
Here is some handy info for making an Inkling:
Here's me trying to explain fashion in the Ink Kingdom
*A few more quick facts*
FAQI never thought that this would ever be necessary, but many people seem to be interested in my sculptures and have asked me many questions. I really appreciate the interest, but answering the same questions over and over gets a little tiring. So in this journal I will make a list of FAQ (frequently asked questions) and try my best to answer them. The list will be updated when people start asking questions that are not on the list already. Anyway, here goes:FAQ4 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. For your collages, do you make multiple sulptures or is it just one sculpture?
Actually it's always just one single sculpture which is poseable so I change the pose for every photo. Sometimes I have to replace certain parts of the body though, like in the collage of my Kirby sculpture. For the "inhale pose" and the "inflated pose" I made new bodies, detached the arms and feet from the old body and put them on the new ones. In the same way I can change a sculpture's clothing. For example, if I want to make a Fire
Gemsona Collab on Tumblr and TwitterGonna copy and past the info :VGemsona Collab on Tumblr and Twitter6 months ago in Personal More Like This
It’s time for the Gemsona Collab! This collab will be hosted on tumblr and on my twitter. (big thank you to yamineftis for helping with the logo)
-Gemsona Spreadsheet with all of the info-
The deadline for this collab is October 31st!
- To claim a spot in the collab, send an email firstname.lastname@example.org with a link to your portfolio and/or main website, along with what Gem you will be drawing. Once approved, I will add you to the list
- All entries must be full body and in full color
- Final file must be 700x900 pixels .png with a transparent background
- Do not use bases or trace other people’s artwork
New FB Group for Plush Makers!Are you a plush maker? Do you use Facebook? Awesome! Come join us all at Plush Artists United! https://www.facebook.com/groups/237472926444099/?fref=nfNew FB Group for Plush Makers!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
COMMISSIONS/TRADES :: CLOSED
Plushie sewing patterns for sale http://www.etsy.com/shop/teacuplion
http://www.teacuplion.com ☆ Blog & Sewing Tutorials
http://www.facebook.com/TeacupLionDesigns ☆ Facebook
http://www.twitter.com/teacuplion ☆ Twitter
Slate--CleanedSo, I was talking to Gabe's admin, and we both agreed that we jumped into the relationship too quickly, and that we're both going to wipe our next gen's relationships clean, and then see how it goes from there.Slate--Cleaned3 years ago in Personal More Like This
That does include Drew and Ambar.
I wasn't going to just exclude Nina, cause...that'd be like..eh..
Even though I ship Honey Bunny hard core
But yeah. C: I'm going to be putting the questions in storage, so they're completely fresh for questions again!
Ask the kiddies some questions!
a moment if you willmore and more-- I'm like seeing things on here and mostly on tumblra moment if you will6 months ago in Personal More Like This
of people getting extremely hostile over little things with art more and more
"what you drew iS OFFENSIVE!"
"Hey, you're not allowed to post/draw that, because you're not (insert whatever race, religion, culture), GTFO"
its making me like-- not want to post my stuff online too much anymore??
I mean I'll still post things like refs and commissions
But it's like-- people can't do much with their art anymore
without being ridiculed that they're offending someone or that they shouldn't be able to express themselves through whatever they want to draw anymore
Like-- its ridiculous. I wish the internet was like how it was a few years back
where I didn't feel like I need to tip top over eggshells and worry that I'll get backlash or something
The internet has become EXTREMELY OVERSENSITIVE. And it's really upsetting to look at.
I see good artists get they names dragged through the dirt, over some petty shit.
Officially came out to my parents...They accepted me.Officially came out to my parents...7 months ago in Personal More Like This
WHO WANTS TO SEE ME CRY IN JOY COZ I WILLI WILL. I REALLY WILL. I JUST. WEH. WEH. WEEEEEEEEEHHHHDSKBDJSDKSDHSJKHWHO WANTS TO SEE ME CRY IN JOY COZ I WILL4 years ago in Personal More Like This
LOTS OF NEW JUNE COROCORO LEAKS! NEW AND OLD CHARACTERS SHOWN!
Alder appears much earlier in the games and asks the player to follow him.
Cheren is a Normal Type Gym Leader with a new character design!
Bianca also has a new character design, and has the task of giving the player their stater Pokémon as a favour to Professor Juniper. There starter Pokémon are going to be Oshawott, Snivy, and Tepig, like in Black and White.
N is featured in the magazine, but apparently no one knows where he has gone.
There is an event in Black and White 2 that allows the player to battle many of the old Gym Leaders and Champions of other regions.
This is called the 'Pokémon World Tournament'.
These include (but are presumably not limited to) Cynthia, Green (Blue), Brock, Misty, Giovanni, Volkner, Steven, and Lance -
Commission Info (outdated)I accept PayPal and deviantART PointsCommission Info (outdated)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will be changing some of my prices soon
and add more commission options.
Only Pixel Icon Commissions are open right now.
Feel free to ask in a note if you have any other questions.
(Will be updated with new prices) Regular Commission
(You can also request without the glitches)
(Will be updated with new prices) 150x150 Pixel Commission
20$ (or 2000) 50x50 Pixel Icon Commission
More Examples --> http://kawiko.devian
Selling Hellspawn rights-CLOSEDSelling Hellspawn rights-CLOSED1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hellspawns are a plant pony hybrid with the mineralite species
These ponies have an even male to female ratio but females take on the traits from the mineralites(less gems, bat ears, smaller body). hellspawns are less dangerous that mineralites and due to being mixed with the plant ponies, they are sometimes even docile in nature. Some Hellspawns might be very cannibalistic while others are not, it varies from pony to pony.
Peeps who got the rights;
I talked to Ad-opt about this and she thought it was alright <3
There will only be 4(agreed upon my me and Ad-opt) slots though ;;'
Price; $60USD I will pick who gets them, i want it to go to people i trust, cash ONLY(unless i talk to Ad-opt and we trust you enough to pay with points), if you dont like the price oh well? Its unlimited rights p much
You will have to agree to this though;
About Orohn*UPDATED PeopleAbout Orohn4 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is information about the Orohn Region. I think it would be great to develop a game from this but i don't have the time. If I did make a game, they would probably be called Pokémon Inferno and Pokémon Hurricane. Or just one version and call it Pokémon Z (for Zerudez, my disaster trio master).
This is a work in progress and will gradually be updated through time.
The Orohn Region is a huge island located in the northern seas, just above the equator. I based the region on several of my favorite places that I would love to visit one day - Japan, London, Spain, California, Texas, and I also based some parts on Hawaii, which is beautiful and where I live. Orohn is very distant from the other Regions. The region has a dorment volcano located at the northern east of the region.
Unnamed Twin Peaks
On the west, there is a lush forest, and when you go deeper into the forest you will soon exit to a secret
The brilliance of Derpy HoovesAs many of you know in the first season of "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" there was an animation mistake resulting in a background character having googly eyes. Internet fans of the show (bronies) latched on to the character and nick-named her Derpy Hooves.The brilliance of Derpy Hooves4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Since the show has become such a huge internet phenomenon, Hasbro has responded to the appreciation by acknowledging the strange character and inserting her into strange places throughout the second season.
In "Feeling Pinky" she appears as the reason for a number of huge objects dropped from the sky.
In "Luna Eclipse" she appears dressed in a Halloween costume of made of paper bags.
In the Rainbowdash and Fluttershy duet song in "May the Best Pet Win" she creepily peeks her head out of the chicken coop.
In "Sweet and Elite" she appears inconspicuously dressed in her paper bag outfit hidden among fancy ponies during Rarity's musical number.
Hasbro's decision to accept the show's unique internet fame and fanbase is a really am
How to Report PeopleI've been notified about some art thief posting pictures from Google on to their gallery. There were comments complaining about this on their profile. Either nobody knows how to report them or the DA committee won't take action.How to Report People5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just in case if you encounter something such as this, here's how you can report them:
1. Go to "Help and FAQ" from the DA drop-down menu that's beside the logo
2. Click "Contact the Help Desk". It's on the left side in bold.
3. So know it would tell you to send a note to them. For the category, click "Abuse Report" under "Copyright and Etiquette". What they mean by abuse report means is reporting on abusive and unacceptable behavior that goes AGAINST their policies. For example, stolen art.
4. Now write the report.*
*Don't forget to put a subject on it. They may not take it as seriously.