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How much is YOUR hour worth?
What's the line between satisfactory for you, the maker, and decent for the buyer?
I  find it's always do difficult to price my own work. I mean, that selfish part inside of me wants to set the highest value possible, while the more modest (or maybe realistic) part insists that no one in their right mind would buy anything from me (who is pretty much a nobody in the art world) unless it was dirt cheap. Finding that happy medium between the two has caused me a lot of dissonance. The battle between the greedy and the modest is constantly changing, as one day I'm justifying a high price, while maybe an hour or so later, the value drops tenfold. I make coil baskets out of pine needles, and a moderately-sized piece could take ten hours or more to make, but once it's finished, I start to wonder whether it is  visually worth the compilation of materials, and minimum wage+(?) for time required to put it together?
With practice, and putting in the hours, I know I'll improve both the s
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MLP - Heart Nom by merrypaws MLP - Heart Nom :iconmerrypaws:merrypaws 2,592 589 Epic Battles by ohthatandy Epic Battles :iconohthatandy:ohthatandy 1,743 345 Do YOU Believe in Magic? by fusspot Do YOU Believe in Magic? :iconfusspot:fusspot 346 39 Animal Planet by TastesLikeAnya Animal Planet :icontasteslikeanya:TastesLikeAnya 1,196 54
Contest - A 'Fat' Female Superhero VOTING
Hey guys, we're voting now, check out my front page for the latest poll.
I'm a regular reader of Escher Girls, so when I read the latest post this morning, I was deeply concerned. The following post was submitted to Eschergirls and was not made by me. The artist is Selkiesiun

Selkiesiun submitted to Eschergirls:
    "This is not so much a critique post as it is a conformation of how absurd the standards of art in the comic book industry have become.
    I traveled to San Diego Comic Con this year and participated in the portfolio reviews they where holding from Thursday to
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ACEO Dragons 02, 03 and Phoenix 01 by rachaelm5 ACEO Dragons 02, 03 and Phoenix 01 :iconrachaelm5:rachaelm5 105 25 AC3 Connor by YamaOrce AC3 Connor :iconyamaorce:YamaOrce 1,654 140 Secret. 12172 by DeviantArtSecret Secret. 12172 :icondeviantartsecret:DeviantArtSecret 614 245 Beast Zodiac/Year by DonnaBarr Beast Zodiac/Year :icondonnabarr:DonnaBarr 16 13
Fank You/Double Cluepon Stuff
Evening, folks.
Haven't got much to update with.  However, I just wanted to give a big thanks to the folks who have donated to my tip jar thus far. :heart:  
Every bit is a huge help to me, to be certain.  Bills didn't eat me this month, and I should be able to get cracking on some buttons soon, which I'll make available for purchase either here or through my Etsy shop.
Aside from that, not much has happened here on this end.  I've been working on a print series for Double Cluepon that was going to be sold at a con, but the plans for that con fell through.  Nonetheless, I'm going to finish these.  With any luck, we'll be able to sell them online.
For now, I'll leave you with a preview:

Sorry for the disjointed nature of this entry.  Kinda tired right now, but I want
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The Golden Wood by Shalladdrin The Golden Wood :iconshalladdrin:Shalladdrin 30 10 Gossamer by Shalladdrin Gossamer :iconshalladdrin:Shalladdrin 34 2 Halibel with Ichigo - Bleach by Juggertha Halibel with Ichigo - Bleach :iconjuggertha:Juggertha 507 87
DA's new Premium Content Platform
I posted this on Google+ originally, but figured I'd reach more interested parties here, and maybe be able to generate a bit of discussion. I usually try to step back and wait a while to see the results of new programs like this before I comment on them, but I just wanted to get these things off my chest.
This is about DA's new Premium Content Platform; read about it at the link if you like before reading my (way too long) rant.
So, DeviantART has just introduced their "Premium Content Platform", a new system by which artists can set their own prices for digital downloads of their works. On the face of it this sounds like a great idea, as artists can reach the core of their DA fanbase and easily distribute things like high resolution files of artwork, .pdfs, resource packs, comic anthologies, and all sorts of awesome things in one easy go for a
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Loki and Sleipnir by Aquila--Audax Loki and Sleipnir :iconaquila--audax:Aquila--Audax 681 60


austerity by density-tmr austerity :icondensity-tmr:density-tmr 27 22 Dragon by Sara Fradella by GavinMichelli Dragon by Sara Fradella :icongavinmichelli:GavinMichelli 30 11 Giraffe by ImagesOfJenius Giraffe :iconimagesofjenius:ImagesOfJenius 16 11 Angel of fire rebirth by garun Angel of fire rebirth :icongarun:garun 13,778 1,179 Maiden of Ice by Ondeon Maiden of Ice :iconondeon:Ondeon 114 139 a dream of wonderland by blue-fusion a dream of wonderland :iconblue-fusion:blue-fusion 282 140 Fishing in the City by geckokid Fishing in the City :icongeckokid:geckokid 2,243 583 Curiosity - Revised by cosmosue Curiosity - Revised :iconcosmosue:cosmosue 1,987 376
But I'm trying to find a new home for my crap anyway. Figured I'd update this to let people know I'm not dead, I'm just really, really busy. With diapers and shiz.
  • Listening to: LOTRO soundtrack
  • Reading: Ranger's Apprentice
  • Watching: LOTRO
  • Playing: LOTRO
  • Eating: Violet Crumble
  • Drinking: tea or possibly water



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If you're the only one that knows you're afraid, you're brave - Irish Proverb



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Dursagon Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the Llama. I'd give you one, but I already did, apparently.
SunGryphon Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep you gave me one earlier in August :D Probably for my birthday!
ErikaVerkaaik Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2015  Student Digital Artist
thank you so much for the watch :huggle:
hope you enjoy my art! :D
lethe-gray Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Have a happy birthday!
Red-IzaK Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for watching!
SunGryphon Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for being awesome ;)
rstevenson1 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I just tried to draw a dude with a reference from a cute boy x boy sketch on my phone. However, as I further sketched the muscles, neck, nose, and everything from waist up, I found myself staring at the head. Then I suddenly said: "Oh my god, it looks like Megamind's head!" and I quickly erased to try and correct it, haha!
SunGryphon Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha! If you're interested in drawing people, I suggest starting from the inside out. There are plenty of tutorials here but basically it amounts to practicing drawing shapes first, so you can get the proportions and positioning right ;)
rstevenson1 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to draw realism, semi-realism, and anime. Those ideas would be a great way to start up again. I can finally start drawing again- especially males. I didn't draw them back then, but now I'm up for it. 
SunGryphon Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Here's a good site to practice from. I used to do their 30 second sketch timer. I should pick that up again!

6 x 6 30 Seconds Practice 6 by SunGryphon
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