hi friends, I’m done with cons for this season but if you’d like to buy some of my art as prints you can now get them from the medicalwhiskey store! right here: http://medicalwhiskey.com/store/?artist=6
Herecy, you are banned from my blog forever for not conforming to my laws of the cute.
Are you trying to be a game-dev or are you interested in payed work as a play tester?
I’m interning as a 3D & 2D game artist, the first day and half of today is just getting to know the studio’s past work and getting accustomed to how to give and accept critique in a studio.
Yes, that’s a money print bandana. No, I have no idea why I have it.
Have a Franny wearing said bandana.
Thanks a ton! <3
how much is a loaf of bread? hm? $3? $5?
At my local grocery store, bread is about $4.50 for a decent size italian loaf. If I make $7.25 and hour, that means I’d have to work 37 and a half minutes for a Loaf of bread.
but hey, that’s not so bad right? Work two hours and you’ll have a sandwich, eh?
Oh hey, turns out I also need toilet paper, rice, chicken, some veggies, a can of soup, and some cereal. (to name a few basic groceries one might need on a budget) we’ll round those things down to $25 just to make the math easier.
at $7.25 an hour I’ll have to work about 3 and a half hours for basic groceries.
That doesn’t include bills or gas or all the other groceries I need, That’s ONE quick trip to the store and I already have to work half a day just for that.
You don’t understand Anon, my pages could take HOURS if not DAYS. Between the sketching, inking, colouring, lettering, and finishing it’s taken at least a full two day’s work if not longer for each page.
I have a job that pays me beans, I cannot afford to post more pages a week without compensation. I literally cannot afford to do that. Not to mention the idea that art is only worth minimum wage cheapens the amount of work and effort that goes into producing it. I should be making WELL ABOVE minimum wage for my art via page count and commissions but it’s this damn “deviant art” mindset that makes people feel like they’re being swindled for paying a livable wage to artists. It’s rude and childish and I ask that you please stop considering artists as less worthy of affording a normal life.
You can either pay me what I ask for what you want or stop complaining about what I already give you for free.
I cannot fucking stand people who tell illustrators that something they produce is too expensive.
Yall motherfuckers want cheap? Go get some paper, get a fucking pencil and then draw it your motherfucking selves because nobody freelancing on the internet who hasn’t even half made it in the illustration world is charging you ANYTHING close to industry pricing even when some of us are as good if not better. Why? Because of people like Anon. Your name must be out there and known to charge anything close to what your time and skill is worth. Yet still? You are paying for my effort, my time, my blood, sweat and tears and a lifetime of learning my trade.
A cheap page for yo ass is a piece of paper I haven’t touched yet.
(As a freelancer I cannot staaaaaaaaaaaaaand people who pull this dogshit.)
$100 is pretty cheap for a page.
Basic math, for Anon up there: Break that $100 down into an hourly rate. Factor in materials. Factor in skill and schooling and experience. Bear in mind that a page rate *at all* means there’s a good chance it’s work-for-hire, which means that $100 a page might be all the artist gets, ever.
And then, when you’ve done that math, think about what that means in terms of how few comics artists make a living hourly wage.
Want a pro artist, anon? Pay them like a fucking pro.
I’d like to add the a professional of any stripe has the duty to themselves, and the right to charge a rate based on his skill level and the work he or she puts in.
I will do my girlfriendly duty and reblog this every time I see it on my dash (usually with more and more amazing commentary)
PAY YOUR ARTISTS!
Talking about the intern thing btw I got a look into industry prices for a really small video game studio, and for some projects they charge on hourly basis of €65/hour, for larger projects they charge like €30k/month. $100/page is literally nothing ok.
Finished my first day of doing the intern thing.
All I had to do was play the studio’s older games and say why they were shit. 8 hours of that. And tomorrow more playtesting. But after that I’ll be getting actual assignments.
Also waking up at 6am is horrible how can people do that. It’s 6:30pm now and I’m dead tired.