What's been going on?
Decided it's about time to update this...seeing how the last one was made before Christmas 2013 Hahahaha!!
I (sort of) recently posted up art from a chorus battle I was a part of. The video, is not finished (unfortunately), but is slowly being worked on. I hope to be able to share it with people soon!
Blackwood is still going under renovations! I don't know if I mentioned, but instead of making it a comic, we're making it into an illustrated novel. Art for that is on hold until the plot and characters are finalized.
Senseless is coming along finally! I figured out the general plot and now am writing out the story as we speak. I hope to be able to work on more pieces for this comic soon!
Dream Weaver will be made into three books and we're currently figuring out what all happens in these books in order to tie it all together so that we can start officially writing and figuring out illustrations.
Commissions! So....I did post up a journal ages ago with pricing details and whatnot, and I've been meaning to work on examples but simply haven't gotten around to it. Well....I've changed my mind! I'm going to be working on new pricing and examples! That will be posted at a later time in the Commission section on my page. In the mean time, you can simply talk to me and I will lay it out for you in a personal message.
Now onto other matters~
Recently I've been facing the issue of free art vs. being paid.
First, if you appreciate the amount of time an artist puts into a piece, you will pay them. They have spent their entire life developing the skills to make the art that they do. Do not ask for free art.
Getting recognition is not
a form of payment. A form of payment is guaranteed. If you promise to bring in customers, these new customers need to have either been in the process or have already commissioned the artist for it to count as payment. It really is between you and that artist, however, don't roll your eyes and tell an artist that they're charging too much. Their time is just as precious as yours. If paying them a certain amount isn't worth it to you, then don't bargain with them to try and get a lower price. That is plain rude. An artist charges a certain amount because they know how much work they put into certain types of pieces.
Artists, do not
say yes to being commissioned with no pay. It sort of kills your job as an artist. I know from personal experience. Charge friends, family, strangers....everyone. If they really support you, they will pay you. I know it's difficult, but you need to respect yourself and value the work/job that you do. Show people that doing art is a legit job! You got this!!
When ordering a commission from an artist, please be specific with what you want! Details that might not seem important to you, are important for the artist. We cannot read your mind! Please do your best to answer questions in a timely fashion especially if you have settled on a deadline! If you don't get back to an artist until a few days before it's due, it's on you, not the artist. At that point the artist has every right to charge extra fees for rushing or reserves the right to turn in the piece late.
Artists! It is also your job to ask many questions! Keep the line of communication open and things should go over smoothly. Also, for protection, it is a good idea to write out a contract that both parties will sign and agree to! Include, full names, multiple forms of contact, and possibly an address. If you need to form a lawsuit, these are helpful. Keep records!!
Feel free to ask me any questions! I like hearing from people! I might not be able to answer right away, but I will do my best to respond in a timely fashion!
Thank you for stopping by~!
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