and know your worth

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Fellow Artists;
Know your worth! A comic page takes hours of work and you should be appropriately paid for it. If you like the idea of a comic’s idea and want to volunteer your time, by all means, go for it, but don’t let someone tell you that your time and work are worth less than ten cents. 

People Seeking Artists:
Know the worth of what you’re asking. If you’re looking for volunteers, just say that. Don’t beat around the bush, and by all means, do NOT insinuate that an artist’s work is worth less than ten cents. 
If you want to find dedicated artists who are willing to help you, offer them something. Offer input on the project. Offer them a free copy. Offer them something in exchange for all their hard work and dedication.


Also, young/beginning artists, here are a few other resources for you:
Road to Success: Before Opening for Commissions
I’m Afraid to Charge Minimum Wage for My Work
Road to Success: Guide to Pricing Commissions
Road to Success: How to Write a Terms of Service Agreement

slow dancing (unfinished)
  • slow dancing (unfinished)
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Don’t think it’s alright how you been acting
Don’t think it’s aright or okay
Don’t think it’s alright how you been acting
Unless you want it this way
I’m slow dancing alone again
I’m slow dancing on my own again
I’m slow dancing alone again
just slow dancing again
boy in the corner
show him you’re not a flower on the wall
boy in the corner
you deserved to have it all

This is an original I started working on a couple weeks ago. Not going to finish it till I get a better set up. But thought I’d share. It’s about knowing your worth and being okay by yourself.  

Oofuri 133, text translations

Author’s note: 

Did you watch Kouzuma-sensei in NHK’s “Help me! Master”? The subject of “mental training” was splendidly covered there~ Naturally, for people doing sports, and even for people who don’t, it’s worth knowing that you can train your mental strength!

Note about the break: 

Hello. I’ll take a break for a while again. (Sorry for the matter-of-course report!!)

The reason is the same as last time, but advanced age is advanced age, after all (I’m a bit over Tajima-mama’s clildbirth’s age). The doctor also told me various things, so I’m being careful until the matter ends safely. 

Well, compared to the first child my belly is so huge, it feels like it’s twice the size. With my first child somehow or the other I was able to do my work until 2 days before the birth. So this time too, I planned to have extra time but even though there’s still a month and a half until the expected date, this month I was wheezing quite hard while drawing. (giving birth to the first and second child are quite different, huh…) 

For that reason, we’ll part for a short time, but, please, please, I wish you won’t forget about Nishiura and their rival high school students.

Take care until the day we can meet again!!

Higuchi Asa ⚾


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i know how hard it is to fight ugly battles with yourself in your head every day, i know it breaks your spirit, i know nothing seems real and nothing seems worth trying… but remember how much love and happiness you have tucked away in your chest and remember to give some to yourself once in a while because you are amazing and beautiful and keep faith in your ability to win this battle so you can have everything you want in life.

You shouldn’t chase people. You should know that you are important enough and deserve the time and attention just like everyone else. You shouldn’t run after people to prove that you matter and exist. You are worth it, more than you could ever imagine. You are a star that could sparkle on anyone’s night sky. You are everything in someone’s eyes. Remember, do not chase, let them know your worth because if you have to chase, it’s not real love. It’s not worth it.
—  baekebyan

pphew! sorry for the late reply to these >.< i figured id just reply to all these in one post with some pics. Below are the watercolors i use and the the gold paints (keep in mind those pics i posted were like first attempts @_@ im still getting used to these…)

The water colors are Mjello Mission Gold Watercolors in the 34 tube set and the gold palette are the FineTec Artist Mica Watercolors in the Pearl set. 

Now I’ll state first– both these sets are kinda pricey. The FineTec palette (about $27) is so worth it though because it comes in different golds and one tube of gold gouache is usually like $9 each or more depending on the amount of mica, so def worth the price and variety.

Below: from lightest to darkest on ivory tinted paper [Silver, Moon Gold, Gold Pearl, Arabic Gold, Tibet Gold, & Inca Gold] they look SUPER outstanding on black paper as well!

my fav is the richest one, the Inca Gold.

They are super nice, but if you plan on getting them, they are super HARD palettes! It’ll take a lot of scrubbing to get them activated and to have that nice gouache-like thickness, so if you don’t want to ruin your nice brushes, I def recommend getting some Ox Gall. Adding a drop or two of this will get them activated in no time, and with a nice opaque thickness. (the brand I have below they dont sell anymore, but other brands still make it)

As for the water colors, ehhh i feel weird cuz those vegetas were like my first attempts with this brand. Ive always used the Sakura Koi 24 color set palette because theyre super nice and super cheap (like $20) and Ive had them for years. I only got these because I wanted higher-grade watercolors in tubes. But they are very expensive, but for good reasons: they have a lot of pigment, which makes them so vibrant and bright and theyre designed to be very close to natural colors, not to mention theyre so SMOOTH when painting and they’ll probs last me forEVER because you get so much color with very little water.

(opera is best color IMHO) here’s a color chart I made (that took FOREVER btw) to give you an idea how beautiful they are and how many nice colors they make

so yea! those are the paints I used for those particular pics. Course if you would like a nice, cheap watercolor recommendation that works pretty well, Sakura Koi’s are a fantastic substitute. …..SORRY IF THIS WAS LONG i just akdfhalkfhd i like talking about traditional media..lol. hope this was at least a little informative >.< if anyone has questions or wants some recommendations (while also saving some money) feel free to ask! I’ll help in any way i can with what i know, cuz despite posting mostly digital art, I am a traditional art supply FANATIC. 

I believe in loving deeply. I also believe in being loved deeply. Being desperately in love may need some tempering at times, because a person would do themselves harm if they become so dependent on the love of another person that they forget how to care for themselves, or be themselves. If you are madly in love, let him feel it in waves, not oceans, because lovers need to be able to breathe.
Also, if a man has no plan of action for the girl of his heart, it is only a promise, a dream. She should not fall at his feet. I have seen people give themselves away before, and the sentiments of the receiver become chilly and bland over time. Or they simply aren’t as devoted and faithful. Sometimes people want the novelty of being adored, without loving in return, and it is a personal choice whether or not you want to flatter someone’s heart who isn’t grateful for your love. Know what you deserve. Know what you’re worth. Know what you have to offer. Love is beautiful, and worth it. It’s okay to tell someone you love them, or care about them if it’s true. I do often. Men will do crazy things for love. If they know you love them, and they care for you too, they will pursue being with you. Just don’t give a man everything he wants before he does pursue you. Save the crazy passionate love for a rainy night together in the future. Give him something to dream about and desire. Consider this in a business light. If you were to create an intricate and expensive piece of merchandise, and a person says ‘I really really like this. I would love to have this.’, would you say ‘Okay, it’s all yours! Every bit of it’? No. You would wait to see what they decide to do about it. You could tell them more about it, let them admire it, but you do not give it away free.
If you really do love him more than he loves you, he probably has felt it.
—  Brivany

You don’t need reblogs on your posts or likes on your instagram pics to know your worth.

You don’t need to dress a certain way or change any part of you to feel appreciated.

To others you may be just a star, but to Allah, you are that one star out of an entire galaxy of seven heavens.

You are loved by Allah.

super excited to bring this to you after my beat that class masterpost. a lot of classes can be underestimated or even well estimated, just ignored. here are some tips to make sure you stay on task with that class that’s just too easy.


“oh, take this class. you’re guaranteed an a,” but is that true? i find, often times, the classes that we think are the easiest are the ones we pay attention to the least. this post will consist of a set of reminders to stay on track no matter how easy it is.

  • don’t skip class!
    • i know this class doesn’t seem worth your time but you never know what you could be missing out on.
  • take thorough notes.
    • don’t underestimate the teacher. they could always pull something for the test that you neglected to write down.
  • take time to study and look through your notes after each class.
    • what??? actually studying???
    • i know for some of us, grades can come pretty easy. even if you are one of those people, imagine how much better you could be doing if you took the time to study! the same applies for this class. 
  • help out.
    • if you see someone struggling or someone at your level even, try to start a study group with them. you’ll be surprised how much more you can learn by looking over a textbook with someone else.
  • talk to your teacher.
    • even if you don’t need their help on anything major, make sure you still ask questions about little things. you’ll stay on track and keep your grades way up.
  • even if the teacher stays surface level with topics, don’t be afraid to delve deeper.
    • you’re taking this class for a reason whether that be to get some credits or further yourself in your field of study. you’ll need this information eventually if you want to continue with this subject.
    • if your teacher stays at a simplistic level, try to do your own research. you might be surprised at what you find.

most importantly, never underestimate a class. one person could find it easy and another might think it was hard. it’s different for everyone. always put in your best effort and you’ll be proud of the results!


hope you enjoyed this post, i’ll be putting out more masterposts soon! tell me what you want to see. i’m thinking of a backpack organization post… let me know your thoughts on that and anything else you want! thanks for everything.

check out my college packing list!