Ah a small life update I guess? My dad hasn’t found a job yet and our boiler was fixed today, but my mother had to overdraw her bank account to pay for it. We’re going to struggle buying food this week but I emptied my paypal today and am hoping to use what was in there to help out u__u;;
I still have 20 slots left for my daily December commissions!
It’ll help us a lot if I can fill these slots, here are the examples from the last two days:
I can draw humans along with anthros, my blog is full of examples!
If you’re unable to buy one please consider reblogging!
Finally home! Sooo tired ah holidays are so exhausting @____@ I’ve started work on commissions again so assuming nothing goes wrong I’ll be opening December’s slots within the next two weeks, sorry about the wait!! Thanksgiving just caused such a huge delay I wanted to make sure I could focus on finishing everything. :’)) December slots are still available for reservation if you’d rather not wait till then, for this month’s special I’m offering a 15% discount on winter/holiday themed commissions! I’m also only offering 5 slots total (4/5 currently open) so that I’ll have plenty of time to finish everything between finals and Christmas haha….If you’re interested in commissioning me please see my commissions website for more details!
Sorry if this is rly incoherent or something I’m so zzzzzzz
also just kind of a reminder that I’ll be AFK this week for thanksgiving!! I’m leaving in about uh…like an hour or so so I’m in the process of contacting everyone about commission delays haha…….
so if you send me a message please be patient till I return! I can try to reply to things from my phone maybe but I uh. you know. ~*family time*~ and ~*vacation homework*~ yeah you know how it is
fullbody commission for colonel-strawberry@dA from lack-luster!
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[just an additional note, I’m currently closed for November 2013 slots but I’ll accept requests to reserve slots for next month for a small fee!]
also unrelated to anything ever but I hit 400 followers recently and while I’m here I just wanted to make a post about it bc I’m really flattered aaaa thank u guys for supporting me and liking my draws and stuff you’re all wonderful [rolls around, rolls off a cliff and ascends into the night sky, my body is magically transformed into stars that make up a constellation that is just an image of me holding my face and blushing rly hard]
Yeeeeeeegh, it’s PAINFUL to see what some people charge for commissions. D:
especially same-face artists who mass produce same-emotion/expression doges/cats and feels they should charge exorbant rates for flat works that SHOULD only take between 45mins to an hour and a half tops (and if the person in question says otherwise i’d go so far as to say they are a blatant liar due to the sheer volume of art they put out)
idk, I guess it bugs me when I charge a sane amount for commissions and put out fully rendered works and people draw sparkledogs and charge crazy numbers? it’s not like they can even remotely compare a niche tradeskill with ‘industry’ rates. omg. artists D: you’re NOT industry artists, you’re freelance. dont feel so entitled to industry rates.
Do you know what else is painful? Seeing an artist take a huge dump on another fellow artist for trying to earn a decent wage from their work.
Where the hell do you get off on your attitude?! I cannot actually comprehend the mind of a person who thinks it is okay to leave a completely unnecessary comment on another artist’s commission post, then turn around and make a scathing, passive aggressive post. If you are talking about Vekke - her work is the result of years of practice and hard work, and for you to approximate it to same-face artists is laughable, insulting, and incredibly juvenile on your part. I cannot believe you could stoop so low in your bitterness trying to attack another artist for the work they produce when the work they produce is of such high quality and nowhere near the kind of work you are describing. But I know that you’re only being petty - it’s not a good look on you.
Why does it bug you so much that other artists are attempting to make money from their work? What about this offends you so much?! You can charge higher for your work. You can choose not to buy artwork from artists who you deem are charging ‘too much’. How do the prices that other artists charge for their work affect you at all?!?! Are you losing business to them? Shouldn’t you be GLAD, in your negativity and your pettiness, that other artists are charging what you would deem “insane” rates for their work because maybe this means they won’t get as much business as someone like you who thinks it’s better to deprive themselves of decent pay for their work?
Or are you just jealous that there are people who are able to charge decent wages (and by the way, no one, no one on the internet is charging CLOSE to industry rates, much less even freelance) and you are not? Except, wow, you do have the power to raise your prices but are you just afraid of the reality that no one will buy your work? Are you operating on this juvenile, childish thought that just because YOU can’t charge a decent price, no one else can?
Also, yeah, artists SHOULD expect, if not industry level rates, a decent rate they would feel comfortable working for. There are many industry level artists on the internet that do not charge industry rates, and this actually affects ACTUAL industry rates. Why would someone pay a decent wage when there are thousands of young, talented people who are charging pennies and cents for their work? The effect of the culture of underpricing is not split into ‘amateur artists’ and ‘industry artists’ because it affects all artists.
If you’re interested please contact me through dA, FA, or email (links to all are in the link above) with this form completed.
colored sketch #2 for garefowl@FA!
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