anti artist

anonymous asked:

Heyyo. Artist here. So I'm gonna vent a little... I just got scammed for a commission. The total price was real high and normally I require half payment after I provide a sketch. Regular shit. So, this person shows me their PayPal and that they have the amount. Eventually convincing me to allow them to pay a quarter of the price at sketch level. They made up some sob story and like a dumbass, I believed them. Took that quarter payment and went to work. 1/2

It took me about 3 days to finish the commission because it was so detailed and had a specific BG and several characters. A LOT of work. Price totaled to abooout $130 USD. So, with any commission, I send a low quality thumbnail to the buyer and ask for the rest of the payment. Turns out they wanted to “guilt” me into giving it to them instead of paying money. They went off about race and how they’re black so they deserve this because I’m “white” (I’m Asian).
They also decided I was being sexist because they’re some made up gender I haven’t even heard of… And I’ve been on Tumblr for almost a full decade. They went on and on about this shit and at such a rate I barely got an inch in response. I eventually just blew up in anger at them for what they did and all the time, money, and resources wasted on them. Sure, I made a little money, but fuck it wasn’t enough for what I did. I’m just pissed. I can’t believe that this is common…

Damn, that sucks. I’m glad you at least got a quarter payment and that they didn’t end up getting their art. But you know they do that because it’s worked on someone before, probably :/

Recently completed painting of Rey. My favourite character from the Force Awakens. Can’t wait until the Last Jedi comes out! Get ready for many more artworks of Rey. :)

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My collection of art journal type books (as of December 2016) is officially too big for a stack, they had to be laid down. 

yesterday little rebel post this photos, and comment:

“This is so sad and so frustrating that I needed to share it here, because we need to do something or this hobby is going to be destroyed by people with no heart and no morals. This is only one case about many others but just take a moment to think how easy is to destroy the work of an artists in just a minute.

A doll that took months of hard work and money from an artist, can be stolen in a second without any shame or punishment.

I, as an artists who makes dolls, I can say that sometimes it took almost a year to finish a doll, and after that I have to save money to cast her (and to pay the Customs of course), and I have to sell at least 20 dolls to make some profit of it (profit for a month, not counting all the time that I "lost” making the doll). And then you see that any recaster can purchase any doll and copy it 5 time to make money and you can see how impossible this situation is for artists. How do you compete with these art thieves? The answer is: it is impossible. An artists can not afford it. Most doll “companies” are only one or two people business.

Please think about it, and think if you would consider fair that after a month of work, your boss give your salary to another person. It is crazy isn’t it? This is the same. Would you keep working to have your salary stolen every month?

I don’t want to make drama, I only would like that people think about this and the future of this hobby.“

So, you see how simple is becoming ruin a BJD artist? they only have to spam (and with their name and photos, shameless) on the recast group a dolls and recruit just 5 more person to stole a dolls and create another sculpt recasted to add at the long, long list.
and the crucial point it’s exactly this. they’re super organized. like for the cocoriang toby: cocoriang blocked all sales for China, so they just made a post on gao page that said: if you want toby recast, we have to be at last 5 people and one of us had to buy it for him. and they made it. many people on the Italian community pro recast (or Anti-artist, like we call it) recruit neewbies with the promise of free love and not rules and they go to the dark side, so they can have all the dolls they want, since luo and gao promise free dolls for this pro-recast scout and bootleg behavior.
and we and the artist, what we can do? they are so shameless because they know we can do nothing.
the good thing is that this "attempt” was ended thanks to a little research, we convinced this girl that was a neewbie to not do it and arm Lilicat that is alone now running his bussines, and she was (of course apparently, but stay positive) convinced. but the next time? who is the next to fall?

im 100% certain y'all don’t give as much of a fuck abt the very real predatory relationships occurring to REAL people but that’s none of my business.

Books Are Weapons in the War of Ideas
1942
Photolithographic poster printed in red and black
Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office
Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C.

Books cannot be killed by fire. People die, but books never die. No man and no force can put thought in a concentration camp forever. No man and no force can take from the world the books that embody man’s eternal fight against tyranny. In this war, we know, books are weapons.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Field Guide to MRAs: Level 5, The Straw Misogynist

Basic Beliefs: “Shut up and suck my dick, bitch.” “Women want to be dominated.” Etc. Legitimately just hate women, think they are objects that owe them sex, or both, and are not afraid to say so. Freely use explicit and violent language towards women. This often overlaps with the pickup “artist” culture. Original flavor misogynist.

Recommended Tactics: These are either extremely angry people whose preferred target is any woman in sight, extremely smug people who are proud of speaking the “truth” (read: random slurs and stereotypes) to the politically correct whiny liberals, or some combination of the two. The angry people are just plain angry, but the anti-political correctness people are under the delusion that everyone else feels the same as them, they must, they can’t actually respect other human beings, and if they, the politically incorrect messiah, just use that slur a little louder, everyone will finally stop pretending. Nothing will convince them otherwise. This type in general cannot be reasoned with, but they are a powerful tool of demonstration. They can be very effectively used to embarrass less extreme MRAs who have aligned with them (these people are prone to random outbursts of anger, which doesn’t jive well with the rational people of levels 4 and 4.5) as well as to effectively illustrate to level 1 MRAs, Golden Mean Fallacy people, and the general public that these people still exist and that there is, in fact, a problem (surprise surprise). Martin Luther King Jr. used a similar strategy in the Civil Rights Movement, purposefully provoking violent southern racists in an attempt to horrify the more passively racist north and force them into action. It works. Level 5s are also often a good barometer of what reactionaries and the far right are feeling and where they’re headed, like a canary in a coal mine. See the relation of Gamergate to the election of Donald Trump.

Demographics: Another exclusively male type, for obvious reasons. These guys will often also openly say explicitly racist and/or homophobic things, align themselves with white supremacists Neo-Nazis,  or like Ayn Rand.

Identification Aid: This type is fond of words like “cuck” “dark enlightenment” “virtue signaling” “manosphere” etc. Can be found on returnofkings.com, among other websites.


Previous sections of the guide: Introduction, Level 0, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 3.5, Level 4, Level 4.5.