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Illustrator. Photographer. Model. Stuff.

anatomicalart:

briannacherrygarcia:

itscourtoon:

bathsabbath:

thorhugs:

compactcarl:

egriz:

im not even an artist and these prices are hurting my feelings 

This is what I have to dig through every time I look for new jobs to apply for.

For non-artists, let’s give you a little perspective.

For me, an illustration takes a bare minimum of 6 hours. Mind you, that’s JUST the drawing part. Not the research, or the communications, or gathering information. Just drawing.

That’s if it’s a simple illustration.

My art deco or more detailed stuff can take 20+ hours each.

Even simple, cartoony things still take at least 3 hours.

Let’s go with the second one. 2 illustrations for $25. Figuring 6 hours each. 12 hours total, for JUST the drawings. That’s approximately $2.08/hour. 

Asking these prices is an insult. But what’s even more hurtful is there are people out there that will take these jobs. Which only encourages rates like this to be acceptable. And there are people who will try to say these are just what you have to do to get started.

I believed that. So my first coloring gigs were just $10/page. The day someone offered me $25/page for just flatting work, I realized just how wrong I’d been. I’m still not making the rates I’d like, but now I refuse anything below $25/page. Because there is value in my time.

In any standardized industry, even ones that pay piece rate over hourly, these numbers are criminal.

Do your fellow artists a favor. Never accept jobs like these. There are others that pay legitimate rates. Or at least closer to legitimate.

Such baby bullshit. Don’t even get out of bed for these rates.

    If you are an artist who wants to make money off their art, I highly suggest you buy The Graphic Artist’s Guild Handbook. It goes in depth about copyright issues and even contains contract and model release templates. The 2013 book *I believe* states the average professional charges $72 an hour. This article calculated that to make a 40k annual salary you would need to charge about $60 per hour.

  After graduating from Art Center in 2012, I think I asked for somewhere between $35-45 an hour and got laughed at by multiple big name clients, which was infuriating, sadly expected, and terrifying with over $100K worth of student loans staring me in the face. If they tell you it will be “great exposure” that’s a red flag. Ask yourself how their exposure can compare to your Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Flickr and Facebook pages combined? 

And when you do get a decent paying gig, PROTECT YOURSELF. You have the right to negotiate and revise a contract. Do not start a job until you have a contract signed. If they don’t provide you with one, MAKE ONE. And make sure you have your bases covered. You can specify in a contract that maybe two revisions are included in your cost, and if they ask you to revise the piece more than twice, they will have to pay extra. In terms of payment schedule, I usually do the 50/50 Method (50% before, 50% after) or the 3/3/3 Method (1/3 before, 1/3 in the middle, 1/3 after all work has been received). Both of those are pretty standard in the industry, as they guarantee you will get compensated for your time, even if the job goes bad.

Remember you have a skill, and you have spent time honing that skill and you deserve to be adequately paid for that time and effort. You will have clients dismiss you because, honest to God they think, “Well, I could do that if I wanted. Hell, my five year old does it now.” No they can’t, because they didn’t, they don’t, they won’t and they probably never will. And good luck hiring a five year old. They can’t keep a fucking deadline.

And in a last ditch effort they’ll say, “But that drawing only took you an hour!” Son, that drawing took me 20. fucking. years.

10 Dollars for 1 minute of animation.  Oh my god my heart.  It took my team 6 months and a team of 12 to make a 4 minute short. 

The Graphic Artist’s Guild Handbook

I second this book! I’ve had it for several years now, and it’s been a HUGE help in my work as a freelance artist. It gives great advice on what to charge for different areas of art!

Please remember. Your art is worth a respectable payment! Accepting ridiculously low prices actually hurts the arts/illustration/animation communities because it makes employers believe they can employ people without offering decent pay.


Check the internet if you need help figuring out what you should be charging for your commissions. Invest in the books that will inform you professionally, and put your foot down if you think someone is trying to cheat you out of your time and hard work.
You have a right to refuse a job, and/or request decent payment. If your employer denies a you decent pay, well then they’re probably not a very good employer.
Do not undersell your skills. it is bad for the art community and you are worth more then that.

(via technicolordamnation)

assassinscreedconfessions:

I really don’t understand people who complain about the lack of a female protagonist, yet they didn’t play Assassin’s Creed Liberation. And I also don’t understand Ubisoft for saying that making a female protagonist would be complicated, because Aveline was very much a woman and she was very well made. Everyone’s just ignoring Liberation, which is a shame because Aveline is a really good character, and not just because she is a female.




It was revolting to me how many radfems moved the goalposts when Aveline’s game came out. The arguments about the game availability aside, I heard so many superficial complaints about Aveline herself.


Aveline wasn’t “black enough”. She was being a race traitor because she wore her hair like a white woman on occasion. Or because she had moments where she wasn’t a pristine saint she was therefore a horrible example of a woman and how dare Ubisoft expect us to buy this trash huff huff?!

The same thing is happening with Elise in Unity, and we only have the barest information about her. How many complaints went from “WE WANT A WOMAN” to “OMG GROSS WHAT A BABY, NEEDING TO BE RESCUED UGH SHE HAS NO AGENCY AS A HUMAN BEING, UBISOFT HOW DARE YOU” when the trailer with Elise came out? 

While I’m not saying that we should laud shitty efforts, Aveline wasn’t a hackneyed shitshow protagonist. She was actually really badass, and tearing down steps in the right direction just because she didn’t hit every box on the Ideal Progressive Lady Protag chart is not useful.

assassinscreedconfessions:

I really don’t understand people who complain about the lack of a female protagonist, yet they didn’t play Assassin’s Creed Liberation. And I also don’t understand Ubisoft for saying that making a female protagonist would be complicated, because Aveline was very much a woman and she was very well made. Everyone’s just ignoring Liberation, which is a shame because Aveline is a really good character, and not just because she is a female.


It was revolting to me how many radfems moved the goalposts when Aveline’s game came out. The arguments about the game availability aside, I heard so many superficial complaints about Aveline herself.

Aveline wasn’t “black enough”. She was being a race traitor because she wore her hair like a white woman on occasion. Or because she had moments where she wasn’t a pristine saint she was therefore a horrible example of a woman and how dare Ubisoft expect us to buy this trash huff huff?!

The same thing is happening with Elise in Unity, and we only have the barest information about her. How many complaints went from “WE WANT A WOMAN” to “OMG GROSS WHAT A BABY, NEEDING TO BE RESCUED UGH SHE HAS NO AGENCY AS A HUMAN BEING, UBISOFT HOW DARE YOU” when the trailer with Elise came out?

While I’m not saying that we should laud shitty efforts, Aveline wasn’t a hackneyed shitshow protagonist. She was actually really badass, and tearing down steps in the right direction just because she didn’t hit every box on the Ideal Progressive Lady Protag chart is not useful.
damilyn:

badgergasm:

indifferentblackman:

viking-queen:

hollyedolly:

fitzylovesjemma:

hollyedolly:

gingerrogerss:

Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

:/ so Superman gets an updated version of his original costume but wonder woman gets some sexualised leather get up?! OK can Superman Vs Batman get any lamer? Maybe I’m on my own here but I really don’t like this outfit at all.
DC really need to step it up if they are gonna compete with Marvel Cinematic tbh.

I have to agree. The model(actress?) looks amazing but DC need to step up their game. I mean I’m pretty sure Marvel is currently top dog in the movie department. I’m not sure about the comics because I don’t follow them.
But seriously DC… You can not overly sexualize a woman and still have fans… Look at black widow, Maria hill, Melinda may.
They don’t run around in skimpy little things.

I don’t read anything from DC tbh I looked but there aren’t many female lead titles in there that I could see. Marvel have Black Widow, Elektra, Storm, Ms. Marvel, Captain Marvel and She-Hulk this year alone not to mention a plethora of strong and interesting female characters in other books.
They really take their female audience seriously and are trying to tackle the issue of representation across the board but DC leave a lot to be desired. The best comic book producer next to Marvel has to be Image comics at the moment.
I just…she looks like she stepped out of a BDSM movie. Given the fact that they refuse to make a Wonder Woman movie because they feel people wouldn’t get it? You had a fricking TV show for gods sake so why the hell can’t you make a movie?! Worst excuse ever by the way, they’ve now seemingly reduced her to a side character and turned her into an object for fan boys to drool over. Not cool DC :/

I wouldn’t have much problem with it if they would at least give her some straps.
I’m a martial artist and fighting in a strapless top??? Yeah, no.

I’m guessing none of you have ever even SEEN Wonder Woman because





This is nothing compared to the wonder woman visuals we’ve been getting since she was introduced decades ago.The costume is true to the character. The leather and metal? Considering she’s a character inspired by Greek Mythology, of course her outfit will reflect that. Her skirt is called a fustanella. MALE Greek soldiers wore that. 
All I’m seeing here is “I don’t like Wonder Woman’s costume because it’s true to her classic design AND her Greek heritage!”

Sexualised in the way that Christian Bale is a sexualised version of Adam West?

Are you people honestly trying to tell me that Marvel movies don’t females sexualize their female characters? 
Emma FrostMystique

Black Widow

like are you for real
How in earth is a leather catsuit more sexual than what Wonder Woman is wearing?
An argument can be made that Diana’s skirt is too short to be practical to fight in sure, but other than that are you serious?!
Do you want to know what traditional Ancient Greek armor looked like?



(images gotten from a quick google search)
Wonder Woman’s costume is literally the baby of the traditional Wonder Woman costume and Ancient Greek armour.
Leather does not equal sexualization. You think that it does? Go yell at the creative team of that new Batgirl design that everyone loves so much, in which the top is clearly marked to be leather.
First her body type, now her costume. For a group of people who want Diana in a movie so badly, you all seem terribly quick to rip it all apart.

damilyn:

badgergasm:

indifferentblackman:

viking-queen:

hollyedolly:

fitzylovesjemma:

hollyedolly:

gingerrogerss:

Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

:/ so Superman gets an updated version of his original costume but wonder woman gets some sexualised leather get up?! OK can Superman Vs Batman get any lamer? Maybe I’m on my own here but I really don’t like this outfit at all.

DC really need to step it up if they are gonna compete with Marvel Cinematic tbh.

I have to agree. The model(actress?) looks amazing but DC need to step up their game. I mean I’m pretty sure Marvel is currently top dog in the movie department. I’m not sure about the comics because I don’t follow them.

But seriously DC… You can not overly sexualize a woman and still have fans… Look at black widow, Maria hill, Melinda may.

They don’t run around in skimpy little things.

I don’t read anything from DC tbh I looked but there aren’t many female lead titles in there that I could see. Marvel have Black Widow, Elektra, Storm, Ms. Marvel, Captain Marvel and She-Hulk this year alone not to mention a plethora of strong and interesting female characters in other books.

They really take their female audience seriously and are trying to tackle the issue of representation across the board but DC leave a lot to be desired. The best comic book producer next to Marvel has to be Image comics at the moment.

I just…she looks like she stepped out of a BDSM movie. Given the fact that they refuse to make a Wonder Woman movie because they feel people wouldn’t get it? You had a fricking TV show for gods sake so why the hell can’t you make a movie?! Worst excuse ever by the way, they’ve now seemingly reduced her to a side character and turned her into an object for fan boys to drool over. Not cool DC :/

I wouldn’t have much problem with it if they would at least give her some straps.

I’m a martial artist and fighting in a strapless top??? Yeah, no.

I’m guessing none of you have ever even SEEN Wonder Woman because

This is nothing compared to the wonder woman visuals we’ve been getting since she was introduced decades ago.

The costume is true to the character. The leather and metal? Considering she’s a character inspired by Greek Mythology, of course her outfit will reflect that. Her skirt is called a fustanella. MALE Greek soldiers wore that. 

All I’m seeing here is “I don’t like Wonder Woman’s costume because it’s true to her classic design AND her Greek heritage!”

Sexualised in the way that Christian Bale is a sexualised version of Adam West?

Are you people honestly trying to tell me that Marvel movies don’t females sexualize their female characters?

Emma Frost
Mystique

Black Widow

like are you for real

How in earth is a leather catsuit more sexual than what Wonder Woman is wearing?

An argument can be made that Diana’s skirt is too short to be practical to fight in sure, but other than that are you serious?!

Do you want to know what traditional Ancient Greek armor looked like?


(images gotten from a quick google search)

Wonder Woman’s costume is literally the baby of the traditional Wonder Woman costume and Ancient Greek armour.

Leather does not equal sexualization. You think that it does? Go yell at the creative team of that new Batgirl design that everyone loves so much, in which the top is clearly marked to be leather.

First her body type, now her costume. For a group of people who want Diana in a movie so badly, you all seem terribly quick to rip it all apart.

(via opaul)

assassinscreedconfessions:

I think all the people proclaiming how we should only care about how good and well-written a character is and not their gender are full of it. If that’s all they really cared about, they wouldn’t be so bothered by the very idea of another female Assassin protagonist.

assassinscreedconfessions:

I think all the people proclaiming how we should only care about how good and well-written a character is and not their gender are full of it. If that’s all they really cared about, they wouldn’t be so bothered by the very idea of another female Assassin protagonist.

sparrowszealot:

Lots of ppl are pissed Thor will now be female yet even more were mad that the next AC has no women, make up your minds!

Assassin’s Creed Unity will have women, just not a playable one. AC has always had a track record of badass women in the supporting cast (outnumbering the male protagonists, no less). Charlotte Corday is the most famous assassin of the French Revolution, if Ubisoft doesn’t include her (and they’ll have her in game, mark my words), I’ll eat my hat.
byyourleave:

Did Ubisoft a solid and named the backup dancers.  L+R: Jean-François, Arno/Arnaud, Théo, Michel.
Jean-François is married with two daughters, he and his wife were bakers before the Revolution.  Théo and Michel are brothers, much higher class than Jean-François.

Fanart imminent jsyk. Don’t care if they’re just palette swaps in the end, dad!Assassins make me obnoxiously happy.

byyourleave:

Did Ubisoft a solid and named the backup dancers.  L+R: Jean-François, Arno/Arnaud, Théo, Michel.

Jean-François is married with two daughters, he and his wife were bakers before the Revolution.  Théo and Michel are brothers, much higher class than Jean-François.

Fanart imminent jsyk. Don’t care if they’re just palette swaps in the end, dad!Assassins make me obnoxiously happy.

Anonymous asked: no, it's a huge detail. why even bother cosplaying the character if you don't want to "try"? it's not even recognizable.

mjolnerding:

Oh, oh okay, so the whispy facial hair they used in Thor 2 is a bigger detail than the actual costume.

FORGIVE ME, FANDOM, FOR I HAVE SINNED.

Look. Cosplay means different things to different people. Some people act ICly, some don’t. Some wear it for socializing, some wear it for photoshoots. Some buy their costumes, some are detail meticulous, some just like the challenge of making it. If you don’t get at this point that it’s a hobby that you do FOR YOURSELF and for your OWN REASONS, I’m going to need you to back off.

I’m not willing to let 4 months of work be negated over the fact that I don’t feel comfortable in certain makeup. It IS a minute detail the way it was done in the film, people cosplay variants of costumes ALL THE TIME and no one bats an eyelash, and the costume worked FOR ME the way that I wanted it to.

Why bother if I’m not willing to “try?” Forgo one step, and all the other effort is for naught? If I feel good about myself doing it, feel good about the challenge I brought to myself and how I overcame it, THAT’S why I bother. And that’s all that should matter. Hell, that’s all that should matter, had I bought or commissioned the thing instead.

Nipote by Artema
Oh no, Assassin family affection./chinhands

Nipote by Artema

Oh no, Assassin family affection.

/chinhands