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Grunge Brushes by Kendra

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Grunge brushes for photoshop.
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meeko's avatar
Are these free for useage in other art or for possible use in a book of photos?
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Other art for profit?
meeko's avatar
depends on if the book gets published, plus most people who write the books themselves don't get paid very well for their work, it just gets their name out there.
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... Well, it would really depend how much you'd be willing to pay, since it's a commercial work, I would expect to be paid.
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Probably since my budget is very small, $10 for usage - keep in mind I can go get other peoples (absolutely) free grunge brushes, and you'd get your stuff published in a book. If I made money off of the book (which most people don't, so we'll see if it happens) I will give you a bonus later on a percentage scale off of what the sales are, and how much I used your brushes throughout the book.
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$10 is a very low price... Since I'm the artist wouldn't I set the price terms?
meeko's avatar
Well since I'm the one making the book, I'd assume I'd make the terms as I'd be, well, sort of doing you a favor by using you work and crediting you and hopefully getting you some notoriety... of course, you can go make your own book on a different topic. Considering you said it's up to how much I'm willing to pay, I was letting you know how much I /could/ be willing to pay. Now, if I use 100 brushes from 100 different people, do you think I want to spend $10 for each one on a /no budget/ project ($1000 bucks - when I make $1200 a month with more than half of that going to just plain rent and the rest to gas and groceries), and you're asking for MORE, when I'm doing you a favor instead of going off and making these brushes myself, or worse, taking your brushes, printing them out, rescanning them in, changing them by a pixel, and claiming them as my own or "something I found", but instead I wanted to spread the project and get more people involved because, well, that's the nice thing to do - spread the wealth of notoriety. Ya know, these ones in particular aren't /that/ nice and I hadn't decided whether or not I wanted to use them, but with your attitude I'd much rather go with a real artist who makes art for the sake of art (although your drawn work is very pretty), not to make a quick buck off of their scans from a library. Myself, I'm not planning on making any profit from this book, it's purely to help start my career off the ground, and since I have to spend all the money on props (at least $10-$30 that I don't have for twenty plus people), possibly figure out some crazy way to pay for costumes or at least cloth for costumes, the brushes are the least of my financial concerns, and yet you want to charge me more - if at said price all together I could be paying, out-of-my-pocket-out-of-my-paychecks-and-not-paying-bills because you're not a real artist who never learned the hippie concept of share and share alike? Geez. If it's going to be /that much/ of a hassle for you to say "no, it's no problem that you use my brushes in a book, it took me 10 minutes to make it.... and I'm sure you'll use them in a creative way in your 40+ hours of post-photoshop work you'll be doing in your book to make it amazing - in fact, I'd be honored because I make brushes for people to share and enjoy, and I didn't think it could be used in anything cool, like a book, that will no doubt connect people to my deviantart page because the artist credits everyone fully in her work!" (okay you can drop that honored part, but you get the gist) then I would have just taken a paint brush, drawn this exact stuff myself, scanned it in, and use my own damn brushes.

Honestly, I'd expect you to treat me this way - trying to shake out my last dollar like someone who hasn't eaten for ten years and could use more than $10 - if I was some big movie executive trying to use your brushes on a movie poster for the summer blockbuster, but clearly I'm just another poor artist, and I'm just disappointed in your intense capitalistic greed. Artists gotta eat to, I know, cause I'm in the same basket, but that's why I actually figured that someone who's smart enough to use deviant art is also smart enough to know that people are gonna wanna use their brushes if they're put up, so why bother putting them up if you want people to pay $25 to $50 - put them on your personal site, put a link here instead of a download that can't be monitored, and charge people there and see who really wants to buy your brushes, because I'm sure that, probably without your consent, there are people who've used one or two of your brushes without your permission on a deviant art print, why not go ask them for your rightful money as well ya greedy girl. Geez, I'd expect you to treat me as such if you had more than 100+ favorites on your brush as well, but well, ya've got seven. I offered you more than a dollar per favorite, in fact, a dollar per minute you spent working on the brushes. Now if you managed to spend an amazing 4 hours on the brushes, I'd feel more confident in giving you an asked $30 since that's above the minimum wage, but again, my thought is that artists work together with artists to create art, not a cheap dollar.
kendravixie's avatar
I was going to add I wanted a copy of the book...

but...

If you're going to be that angry I'm not sure if I want to deal with this right now.

o.O;
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