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millienery  asked:

Hey marcia:) sorry to bother but I needed to ask...How do you establish commission prices?Lately I've been thinking of opening them myself but I don't really know how much it is okay to charge? I know it's supposed to be according to the amount of time taken per drawing,among other things. I'm not sure anyone would be interested, so I'm afraid it won't work, but at the same time I feel like I should just go for it(?)Like, I dont have the courage to start.. Thanks for reading this♡have a nice day

Hi! I’ll be happy to help :)

Honestly, this topic is one of the hardest and the most subjective things in the semi-private sector of art industry. Basically, you’re forced to ask yourself “how much is my work actually worth in the terms of money?” and this can be tricky. Obviously, no one wants to underprice their art and bring themselves down but overpricing will discourage the potential clients - achieving equilibrium is necessary. And difficult.

Here are some things to consider:

  • How long have you been drawing?
    If you’re rather an inexperienced artist/commisionee, you shouldn’t go for relatively high prices. One of the functions of price is informing the client of the quality of the service they can expect from you and the brand value. A new shop selling shoes cannot charge as much as Nike, you get the idea.

  • What is the service you can provide?
    In other words, what can you really draw? People will come to you demanding different things: their  OCs, favourite ships, fursonas etc. and you gotta know what you are able to draw. If someone wanted a dragon in a forest, you can’t just not announce that “you don’t know how to draw trees in perspective” by the end of the commission process! This goes back to experience - the less confident you are about your skills the less you should charge.

  • How long does it take you to make one piece?
    Usually, the longer you draw the more you can charge for a picture, but! Remember that time taking accidents such as “I cant get this hand right, I drew it 5 times and it still does not look ok” don’t count! That would be the effect of your lack of experience rather than you making the piece more detailed. We’re talking about a theoretically smooth process here.

  • How much time are you willing to spend on a particular commission?
    This is a little bit different from the previous point. The questions asks: how much time are you willing to spend to satisfy your client fully? Are you willing to make several value sketches? Colour compositions? How many times will you go back and redraw something because the client informed you they didn’t like it?
    The more you’re ready to do for your client the more you can charge. However, remember!! Each sketch/idea has to be of the same quality!! You can’t suddenly stop caring halfway through or decide that “this composition sucks, the client won’t choose it anyway, so I can half-ass it”
    You don’t get to decide that, the client does.

  • How much would you spend on your own art?
    Be honest and do not be greedy. You’re only starting and since art is surely your hobby, low prices will not hurt at the time being. First, you have to dip your toe in the water and decide if it’s okay, then make changes and eventually rise prices.

  • Check prices of other artists! 
    You gotta know what your competition is serving :) This should be your starting point, but!! Take as a reference several people with relatively similar art styles/experience to yours, and again, be honest with yourself. Adjust these prices to the criteria I mentioned above.

Additional commission related tips:

  • be as informative and neutral as you can be during the commission process; you can throw in suggestions but never any uncomfortable opinions
  • remember that it is you who has to put effort into pleasing the client,
  • it is not the client’s obligation to jump around you,
  • you can refuse to draw something, moreover, you can refuse the whole service if the client is eg. acting shady,
  • in your commission info state your contact, price info, way of paying and when it happens (before/middle/after work), how the commissioning process looks, how much time it takes, your preferences/info about your abilities (not necessary) and what you expect from the client,
  • the more information you provide the more confident the client will feel, it rises the chances of them commissioning you
  • be professional, be serious; surprise surprise - it is your job! :)


I think that’s all, hope I covered the topic fully and it helped! Now go rock the art industry <3

anonymous asked:

What areas do you feel comics are really lacking good representation right now? i know there are probably lots, but which do you think needs to be dealt with most immediatly?

The most important representation you can ever put into comics (or any story, through any medium) is to represent YOU! I don’t even mean autobiographically (although those comics are also very fun)— I mean that it’s absolutely critical for you to write the story you would want to read. You are the only person in the world who can use your brain, your set of experiences, and the blend of your humor and culture and interests and talent to create a story. The absolute best comics to read are subjects that the writer is passionate about, when you can feel the passion through them and start to feel passionate for it yourself because of their passion. Even the most niche subject can be fun to explore for someone who never even realized it was a thing to be interested in when they get a chance to take a walk through it in your shoes! 

Just Before Dawn {a shallura fic}

Rating: Explicit

Summary: Set the morning after Closer to Midnight, Shiro and Allura wake up to find their minds still linked together. Shiro needs to get back to his room; Allura doesn’t want him to leave. Fortunately, she’s very persuasive.

Notes: I honestly have lost all control of my life at this point, so I wrote this. I had a cute idea for how to extend Closer to Midnight, and this is the result. It’s 3am no one judge me.

{Read it on AO3}

They really did that. All of it.

A very pleasing mental image of Shiro naked on top of her blossoms into her mind, and she blushes so hard the markings under her eyes glow pink.

So you’re awake then

The thought arrives from Shiro, accompanied by a burst of amused affection. He’s enjoying the mental image too, and another one arrives in her head: a very clear picture of herself, naked in front of him, her head thrown back and her hands clutching the bedsheets.

She bites her lip.

You just enjoy making me blush

anonymous asked:

this is completely random and unrelated to your works (for which i'm thankful that you share!), but have you ever read the twilight series? i have a mighty need to know.

urgh, unfortunately yes I did when I was a kid before I got better taste and I know it shows through a little bit in my writing because I used to love it a lot and that really pisses me off  。゚(TヮT)゚。

anonymous asked:

So I read this really sad book about this girl, Alexis, who had a brother named Tyler, who committed suicide and so many of the details lined up with Tyler Joseph (I.e he played basketball, he was depressed, he loved music, etc) and when I got done with it I was really sad because all I could think about was my life if Tyler actually did commit suicide and I know you probably don't care but I just needed to tell someone because I don't know where I would be without Tyler and Josh

my full name is alexis how fucking daRE

Hey y’all. if you guys would kindly consider supporting my patreon, buying prints, commissioning me, or buying future art books, that’d be really neat. I have a bunch of future expenses i need to pay (rent, food, gas, etc.) but it’s also important that I start saving. 

In about 2 years, my parents are selling the house and moving, probably to another state very far away. I can’t and won’t be going with them. I’ve talked to them, and they’d be open to letting me rent our house, the house my dad built and i’ve lived in my entire life. But theyre only considering it if i can prove im a Real Person TM (read as: person with reliable income)

Further more, the real reason I want a more steady income is that my sister yelled at me and told me i wasn’t allowed to have an opinion on anything until i was a Real Person TM so i 100% am being a spiteful bitch and i want to rub this shit in her face so yeah internet help me be a spiteful bitch and support my art thanks :) 

lesbiankira  asked:

i know your blog says you don't partake in discourse or whatever, but you tagging things with "actually asexual" is extremely ableist and you need to stop.

Ok, this is the first and last thing I’ll post about this because I want this discussion to stop before it really starts. And I will delete this in a few days because it doesn’t belong on this blog. (Apologies to my followers)

First of all, here’s the history of the tag, I suggest you read it : http://fuckyeahasexual.tumblr.com/post/149672338749/acedialectic-historicallyace

Secondly, I’ve never seen autistic people complain about the usage of this tag, specifically autistic asexuals. It’s only ever aphobes who look for yet another excuse to harass aces. (In fact, in the two years I’ve been on tumblr I’ve seen quite a few posts by autistic asexuals who said that there was nothing wrong with that tag, otherwise I would not have used it. Of course, not being a discourse blog, I haven’t archived them or anything, otherwise I would post links to them.)

So I’m going to make this real simple. @ my autistic followers: Please tell if I should stop using the #actually asexual tag or not. I will do whatever you say. Thank you in advance.

anonymous asked:

This may sound strange, but have you ever thought about being a webtoon artist. (Idk if you read webtoons or not, but I really like your art style and I think it would be perfect for making comics.) They also get payed too. 👀 Just a suggestion. Lol. ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ

AAGSFDGAHD THAT WOULD BE LIKE A DREAM! though I don’t even know what I need to do to become a webtoon artist (???)…, and …in the other hand, there are so many talented comic artists out there I’m not even sure if I would have a chance to stand by them ToT, to be recognized like them!!…. 

I lack self confidence and I lack creativity too. I never wrote a story for myself and the few OC’s I’ve created are characters without any background… nngh 

OH Don’t get me wrong, If I could get paid for making comics I would be the happiest Flor!!. I’m just not sure what to do or how to do it u_u 

Unpopular opinion time honestly just because I need to vent: I really, really don’t like Ray. His constant use of the r slur made me extremely uncomfortable. He seemed (to me at least) rude in a way that was not funny. He was never engaged in what was going on. His humor never once clicked with me.

And the hard part is I really tried to like him. I read Raywood fics, I tried to watch his streams and support but after a week or two I stopped. And at this point, I, to my core, don’t really think anyone at AH misses him that much either. Michael rarely mentions him and that’s IT. They make occasional jokes at his expense, because he really never cared about the content. And that’s fine for him. But I’m so damn sick of seeing Jeremy getting passed over in recently made fan art and fics, just so that Ray can be featured.

It’s disappointing because Jeremy LOVES the guys just as much as we do, he wants to be there, he wants to create and engage with us. Why would we pass that up?

On the other hand: if you still include Ray in your content and ALSO include Jeremy- then hell yeah, continue on and I support you 100%.

It’s the desperately clinging onto an older member who literally has said themselves they don’t really want to be involved in the company anymore, and refusing to accept the new member who genuinely and enthusiastically DOES want to be apart of everything type of mentality that’s really what bothers me.

baek-fruit  asked:

The pictures are out.... THE PICTURES ARE OUT! OH HELL NO I CANNOT HAVE THIS HAPPENING! What's next?? I'm gonna cry! Also you're story makes me very confused. I feel like I need to pretend and be the OC because I just do, but I also feel like I need to be Baekhyun because I AM a guy. Anyways. Stop. I'm. Not. Supposed. To. Be. This. Into. A. Fan fiction. For. A. Male. As. A. Straight. Male. Myself. I have a gf please don't ruin this for me and cause me to be extremely gay for BBH. #Push-Pop-BF

Also I feel really bad. I’m reading this without her as she’s asleep next to me. I’m tempted to post pictures of her sleeping on here but that might be a bit weird. Also she REALLY hates spoilers so I’m considering spoiling chapter 27 lol but no I’m not because she’ll never let me live it down and I’ll be sad because I love her so much and oh my god I need to stop being so damn sensitive but that’s just me. leave me alone it’s 12:30am and I’m in my feels + your update isn’t helping :) :( #PPBF

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When I first heard that I had a couple of male readers of this story this was exactly the kind of identity crisis I was imagining because the entire story is from a female reader’s POV and she’s very obviously a woman and I mean… it’s some pretty significant smut how in the world do you just read that… and like…. imagine being penetrated by him??!! Hahahahhahaha I’ve suddenly made myself uncomfortable by using the word penetrated wtf why is this word so strong I should not have used penetrated JFC , but I’m typing on my phone and I don’t have THAAAAT much motivation to go back and rewrite this.

Okay one thing to be aware of is that human sexuality is a spectrum and just as you aren’t attracted to every single woman in the world, you also aren’t repelled by every man in the world and let’s be honest here…baekhyun is a pretty man… he’s also cute and silly and a bit in the effeminate side where men are concerned and even where Korean men are concerned and so like… you shouldn’t be like “noooo I can’t…I’m a man he’s a man” I’ll tell you something here and I’m married to a man and probably more straight than any other definition but I have dropped that word because I’ve realized that I am very aware of some women, or a certain one tbh that could have me in fucking instant…who needs to define sexuality? I don’t.

We are people… and we can like what we want to like.

Also this is a fictional story and you’ve fallen in love with what I wanted you to so… really this is my fault 😂😂 I’m not even sorry.

Also don’t spoil her. She’ll hurt you and I’ll be on her side. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

GOD I loved this message

I am the fucking worst. But here have some Ravus/Noctis!Ardyn. Because god knows chapter 13 verse 2 fucked me up. Yeah like, I was too lazy to read over it soooooo, good luck.

I guess you could say it is slightly dub-con but not really. Not for me at least.


It wasn’t meant to be like this. It wasn’t supposed to have an end like this. Everything needed to be different, it should had been different. It happened so easily, almost as if it was something as natural as the sun rising with the twilight colors. The way he felt couldn’t be denied. What he craved shouldn’t be a need. An obsession. But before he knew it, he let it happen. Even when his sister was still struggling, even when she was fighting the Gods and asking for their blessings, Ravus was busy doing something else.


The Niflheim army was everywhere in Lucis. The MT were send off to find the prince and capture him. It wasn’t new that Ravus would sometimes send them in the wrong direction. Sometimes he would even disregard the intel from different soldiers, and instead would excuse his actions based on what was best for Niflheim. The whole time though, he was buying the prince some time.


The secret meetings started not too long after the Regalia was captured. It was as if Ravus couldn’t hide from the prince for too long. He would always find him and confront him, anger in his eyes as he spoke about Luna and who Ravus was serving, yet, he didn’t fight him nor did he attack. He waited for Ravus to be the one to speak first, and even if the only words leaving his mouth were insults, Noctis could only shake his head in anger and denial.


“You attack me and my friends. You serve the people that would dare to hurt Luna! How can you even bring yourself to do this?” And the voice trembled with rage and sadness. The inability to do something, to protect what one cherished the most, it was a feeling Ravus understood too well.


It was tragic how now that the two lost everything, they were able to get along.

Keep reading

ATTENTION

first off not apologise for the extreme heading it was a lil drastic but hey i need your full focus to read this and it worked didn’t it? so to the point, i really want anyone who follows my blog and who’s reading this now to know that you ya lil nugget are MORE than welcome to send me or anyone on here a message whenever you feel like it

see socialising in a real life setting with a complete stranger can be extremely hard for even the best of people but on tumblr that doesn’t have to be the case at all. you shouldn’t be worried and hesitant to talk to anyone because you’re afraid that maybe they aren’t what they seem and maybe you’ll feel judged but you know what if they feel the need to be terrible people that isn’t your loss but theirs.

i can almost guarantee that my over 1'000 lil nugs following my blog and the others that don’t are amazing, special and kind people. the chance that you may not get along with someone it still very real and maybe they won’t reply immediately after sending messages but that should dishearten you in the slightest.

but there is a very real chance that i know first hand that this people could be your good or maybe BEST friend in the future even if you have complete different tastes and views in life or in making certain decisions and life choices.

im not telling you to go around giving out private and likely comprising details about yourself and your life because there still is the chance that who your talking to isn’t who they say they are and that can often put people off and it does scare people because it’s a real issue through social media.

but there is a way to know people subjectively and thats with or without the identity facts and personal details. so basically the reason im writing is just to announce to you that i won’t bite i promise you.

you like my blog or that blog? you think that imagines cool? this answer to this question I can relate to! message them leave comments on their posts ask them questions and/or add your own connotations! if your afraid to message them send them a question on anonymous to see how things go before you reveal yourself!

you’ve just got to know when to take that next step and to let yourself make the move to talk to some complete stranger about something you believe in or love or interests you. i can almost guarantee that they are as nervous and anxious to engage in a conversation as you so just take the leap and allow yourself to be pleasantly surprised.

im new to tumblr and im throwing myself write in writing back on people’s post legitimately writing people messages like “omg you like teen wolf as well as riverdale?! can we be friends” do be shy to leave positivity below people’s one shots and fanfics it’s really nice to have that boost and knowledge that there’s at least someone out there who loved it enough to type a short message below instead of hitting the like and/or the reblog button.

my sincerest apologies to my word vomit i just wanted to let you all know that i want to know my followers more and don’t want yous to be shy to get to know me more. so much love and positivity please share it around and help bloggers feel comfortable!!

- b🌹

anonymous asked:

This cancer fwb who totally broke my heart just popped back up in my messages & all over this blog is warnings abt cancer signs it is an OMEN i am leaving him on read (like he's done to me 19373938483 times)

DO 👏 IT 👏
YOU AREN’T A 🍑 BOOTY 🍑 CALL. YOURE A BEAUTIFUL PERSON AND HE NEEDS TO 👀SEE 👀 THAT.
LEAVE HIM ON 📖READ📖. LEAVE
✋🏻GASLIGHTING 🤚🏻CANCERS IN 2016!

But no really if he’s treating you badly tell him to gtfo cause this Venus Retrograde is bringing back hella exes and you don’t need him in your life if he’s only gonna be a Shitty Retrograde Lover.

ATTENTION

Ok, sorry for that dramatic heading, but i really want anybody reading this to know that you’re welcome to message whosoever you want on here (except if you have malicious intentions…then please step back). The thing is it’s hard to be social in real life, but on tumblr? People aren’t gonna judge you love. If they do, it’s their loss that they are missing out on somebody as amazing as you. Yeah chances are that you may not get along too well with someone, that someone may not reply *immediately*. But there are also chances that you might be talking to your future best friend, even though you have completely different tastes.

Now, I’m not saying to give out comprising details, but you can get to know people subjectively…with/without the identity facts. Yeah, please don’t endanger your safety darlings…but other than that you’re good to go.

SO BASICALLY IN CONCLUSION: You like that blog? Think the person is really chill and wanna be friends? Message them. If you feel like maybe you’re imposing, send them asks on anon first to check the waters (everybody loves asks and anons and messages too but you know…). But basically yeah, take a leap of faith and talk. Stop hesitating and over thinking about what they’ll think. Chances are that they are just as anxious to start a conversation with you, but they too are just afraid to start.


I’M VVV SORRY FOR THIS VERBAL DIARRHOEA IMMA GO NOW

shivierie  asked:

Yo so I just read the backstory for West Indies SOA and like it makes total sense to me, that Hamilton would've gotten his dedication to his name from his father. I like how you turned it into an object for him to cling to as he advances through life. The thing about the man in the orphan home and Alex slitting his throat--I need to clarify though: is that based on like an actual story? (I really appreciate SOA in all of its glory and thank you so much for it.)

Oh- no, definitely not.

I needed a reason for Alex to feel beholden to his brother and his family one last time and then to forcibly separate himself, and for James to turn against him in some kind of feud that would explain why they went down such separate paths historically.

Alex committing murder in self-defense in a situation that James had put him in gave them both good points to argue. James taking the fall for it and putting the burden on Alex to get him freed did what I needed it to plot-wise.  And, those tensions coming to blows let me have James bring up their mother again and establish a sort of judgement on Alex’s values so that Alex will always feel beholden to his family in some way, whether they’re dead or alive and no matter how much he hates feeling beholden to anyone.  

It also established Alex’s character as being capable of dark things for his own survival and explained why religion and Hugh Knox’s patronage might’ve appealed to him at the time that it did.

anonymous asked:

So how does Vernon handle his poor catboy when that time rolls around? :o

I think Vernon at first would be like “Jack…what’s going on, my dude?” and Jack is all flustered and breathy and he’s embarrassed when he has to admit, “I’m…I’m in heat.” 

and Vernon is like “Oh…oh.” and is like, “What do you need from me?” 

Jack whines and buries his face in his hands. He super doesn’t want to admit to Vernon that what he needs is a good hard fucking. 

I’d assume that Vernon would do some research and figure it out. He’s all pink faced and embarrassed as he imagines Jack being in the situation that he read about online. He doesn’t want to really address it, but he feels like he should let Jack know that he’s there for him. 

It turns into Jack panting shirtless on Vernon’s floor and Vernon trying to make a cup of coffee and idly be like, “If you…um whatever you need, it’s okay? Okay? I can…if you need me, dude. I’m, ah, I’m here for you?” 

Jack smiles all shakily, like, “T-Thanks, man.” 

And then Vernon thinks it’s settled since nothing happens, but Jack is still clearly in need. Then he wakes up at three am to Jack crawling in his bed and being like “V-Vernon, remember what you said? About helping me if I need it?” 

And Vernon feels Jack’s body rutting against him and he’s like “Oh.” 

Then the sex happens~ 

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Stop the BULLYING in this tag.

I usually check the Sanvers tag because I could use something to smile about, but, now I just get furious and sad because of the hateful bull shit about Floriana. At this point, every post I see is just bullying a (NON-WHITE) woman because randoms think they have to authority to label someone based on their own prejudices and that’s some discriminatory shit. PLUS actual Latinx people are being bullied by comments about how they are shitty Latinx because they don’t hate Lima or because they ship Sanvers (WTF is that?). The intelligent conversation and any sense of actually supporting the Latinx community ended a while ago, what’s left seems mostly based on shipping non-sense, which…holy fucking wow, that’s low, kids.

If you’re confused about what’s really going on, you need to read this summery by @deathtodickens  who is much smarter and more qualified to talk about this than I am, and probably most other people chiming it. Posted by and with fantastic input from STYROFOAMTOKYO

Most of my opinions on the matter are summed up in this Answer . Please know that just because I think going after Floriana is shitty, I do understand that fucked up stuff did happen, people were lied to about getting a Latinx character and that’s shitty, especially for a group still having to fight for positive representation. 

* Do not waste your time coming at me with your bs unless you’ve read both posts and are some kind of scholar/psychic that knows some secrets about the situation that we don’t (Floriana made a deal with the devil so she wouldn’t pass as white, because what? white people have such a hard time in America?)  just fucking stop.  And do not come at me with anything about the history of race and migration and blah blah in Europe as a way to justify you’re right to label her. She didn’t grow up in Europe, she grew up right here in the good ole U.S. of A. and I know how someone who looks like that and whose name sounds like that gets treated in this country (to clarify, I mean I know from having seen it my whole life, I’m obviously white).

Stop the bullying, stop the trolling, get a fucking a hobby, start watching every show on tv that is doing representation well (it shouldn’t take you long, I recommend One Day at Time)…research ways you can influence representation in media. Just stop being a dick