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  • onlylolgifs:

    Guy on Scooter Races His Macaw Parrot

    (via houndizer-x)

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  • 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.

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  • (Source: mazerin, via aishe)

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    • 12-year-old girl: I don't want kids when I grow up.
    • Society: You'll change your mind when you get older. You're only 12. You're too young to know what you want.
    • 16-year-old girl: I'm pregnant.
    • Society: How could you be so stupid? Do you know anything about safe sex? You should be ashamed.
    • 20-year-old woman: I'm a single mother with an infant son.
    • Society: You should've gone to college first. You need a stable career before you can support a child.
    • 33-year-old woman: I'm married and my spouse and I both have stable careers. I have two young daughters now.
    • Society: You're not staying home? Who's going to take care of them? You're just going to put them in day care while you work? That's selfish of you. You can't expect to raise decent kids with a full-time job.
    • 45-year-old woman: I just had my first child.
    • Society: Why would you have a child when you're that old? Do you realize the health risks of being pregnant at your age? When your kid is a teenager you'll be a senior citizen. That's inconsiderate of you.
    • 60-year-old woman: I haven't had any children.
    • Society: Your life must be so unfulfilling. Is there something wrong with you? Why didn't you want kids? How strange.
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  • mygearsarestartingtotremble:

    aspenbear:

    killingthedeathnote:

    kingoftheniall:

    screwsociety:

    lame-waves:

    i guess i recorded an ice bucket challenge today after i got my wisdom teeth out ??

    "I’M BLEEDING….. that’s okay i can still do it"

    I’m sorry mom I have to

    This is bad

    i cant even quote anything from this. its all gold

    OH MY GOD

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  • choked:

    dewgongo:

    dethgripz:

    dichotomization:

    A skeleton of a mother, and her baby, who both died during her pregnancy.

    this is so fucking cool

    how on earth is this cool this is literally the remains of a mother and a child she never even got to see. have some respect smh

    its cool because its an intact skeleton within an intact skeleton. sad sure, but still cool, get off the pedestal. 

    (via aishe)

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  • mistress-laufeyson:

    ramon-salamander:

    witchlingfumbles:

    GUISE

    GUISE

    IF YOU HIT “X+C” IT SHUTS OFF EVERY GIF ON YOUR DASH

    EVERY SINGLE ONE TURNS TO A LITTLE GREY BOX WITH A LOCK

    GUISE

    TUMBLR HAS MADE ITSELF SAFE FOR EPILEPTICS

    PASS IT ON

    I BRING FORTH THIS KNOWLEDGE TO ANY FELLOW TUMBLRITES/SEIZURE-PRONE PEOPLE THAT MAY FOLLOW ME

    KINDLY THANK THE OP FOR THIS KNOWLEDGE

    I AM A HUMBLE MESSENGER

    oh i thought this would be useful for when your parents walk by but ok

    (Source: nosuchthingasfiction, via mygearsarestartingtotremble)

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