PSA: If you're looking to buy prints, posters, or merch and come across a site called TeeChip DON'T BUY ANYTHING FROM THEM, EVER
They steal artwork from artists without their permission and attempt to resell low quality crap of it, and trick people into buying it by stating “BEST SELLER, NOT AVAILABLE IN STORES, LIMITED TIME ONLY”
And hey, guess what? Someone messaged me earlier and I found out that this “company” is selling MY ART that I definitely did not give permission to use, sell, or distribute.
This “company” literally edited out my work from the original images, rotated a few, and slapped them all onto a poster.
Uh, NO. Not cool at all.
I have already filed a DMCA and hope to have it taken down within a day, but who knows if they’ll even do that seeing as their “DMCA form” is literally an email to “someone who takes care of these matters” 🙃
PLEASE don’t support shitty “companies” like TeeChip who steal the hard work of others! If you ever recognize artwork that you suspect is stolen on any site that sells artwork or merch, please let the original artist know if you’re able to! It’s always greatly appreciated when people let us know this kind of shit is happening and we can take actions to stop it
Do you have any advice for someone whose really tight on money? I have a part time job but it's not enough and I have bills. It's becoming a lot to handle.
I sympathize with your current situation; you’re definitely not alone. Money stresses are unfortunately not uncommon, and heavily impacts both our mental and physical health. It’s important to concentrate on self care and positivity through this time.
Avoid negative thinking. I know I always say this but it’s crucial. When times are tough, it’s easy to get carried away with the negative voice inside our head. Instead of focusing on the bad or putting ourselves down, try to concentrate on the positive. For example; be extra proud of all the hard work you put into your job.
Set a budget, or go over it if you already have one. Having an organized spending plan will give you much more control. The three biggest money stressors are: spending more than you make, living paycheck to paycheck, and / or owing money. Face the issue head on and start building your plan.
Reach out to a trusted family member or close friend that you can vent to and share your honest feelings. Being able to talk openly about your troubles will help reduce stress, and they may be able to give you some helpful tips.
Know that seeking medical help is another good option. Having that support from a professional can help tremendously. I don’t mean to cause stress, but I think it’s important to be aware of the possibilities and the reality of being affected by stress. Anxiety disorders and depression are the most common mental illnesses caused by financial troubles. Insomnia, eating disorders, and many more serious physical illnesses are also common. It’s important to reach out when things become overwhelming.
Start an emergency fund. Keep a jar or an envelope in a safe place and start putting away small amounts when you can. Every penny counts, and having that extra bit saved allows you to be proud of yourself, have an extra option when money gets tight, or even when you want to reward yourself for all of your hard work.
Heres a few tips to save money where you are now:
Shop smart. Use any coupons you can for groceries and sign up for email newsletters because they usually contain sales and secret deals. Free reward programs are another amazing way to earn and save grocery money!
Save on your energy bill. Get used to turning off lights, unplugging appliances, turning off the tv when you’re not using it, etc. Being more conscious of your water usage is another good one.
Plan your meals ahead of time and try to cook at home when you can. Don’t be afraid to do some research for inexpensive but tasty meals.
There are also quite a few ways to make some extra crash but they will cost you time. These are just some ideas that might be useful.
Walk your friend’s or neighbour’s dog(s). This is a really fun, quick and underrated way to make money and spend time with a good buddy.
Consider opening up a free store online or selling to friends and the community. If you have any good quality outgrown, gently used or unused clothing that you rarely wear or don’t want; consider selling them. Old jewelry, furniture, books, and other things just taking up space are good to sell, too.
Use your artistic hobbies or take up a new hobby that can pay such as: photography, knitting, baking, cooking, drawing, painting, sewing, woodcraft, writing, digital artistry, calligraphy, jewelry making, papercraft, etc. Freelancing in makeup artistry, hairstyling, nail artistry are other great ways to make money. Even though they are highly competitive jobs, there is a large and constant demand.
Etsy - Sell everything from clothing, accessories, interior design, etc. Storenvy - Sell everything from clothing, accessories, interior design, etc.
TeePublic - Upload your artwork and sell it on clothing. RedBubble - Upload your artwork and sell it on clothing and more. Society6 - Upload your artwork and sell it on clothing and more.
I really hope at least one of these tips can help you out. Remember that your present situation is not your final destination. This will pass. You will get through this. Good luck and stay strong angel. 🌻💕
They can get sued. If they work for a company or studio, their artwork is usually copyrighted. Japan has strict laws about that. If their employer or the company finds one of their works floating around, they can get in trouble, and face lawsuits.
Many artists participate in doujinshi groups, or cons. To ‘advertise’ their future prints, they sometimes show samples, sometimes even full ones, that can be stolen. And when they try to sell their artwork prints, they get very little revenue, because it’s ALREADY FLOATING AROUND THE INTERNET, so why spend money for it?
Again, Artists also rely on commissions to support themselves and their loved ones. For those who are seeking jobs in the industry, having one of their drawings floating around can be very detrimental to their chances of landing a job. If their employer has already seen it on the internet, it looses it’s ‘effect’ once they see it from the artist themselves.
Basically, a LOT MORE.
Emotionally & Psychologically
It can make them LOSE THEIR CONFIDENCE to draw more artwork, because people keep claiming them as ‘theirs’
It can make them DEPRESSED AS HELL, and their family and friends will notice.
It can make them feel PARANOID about putting ANY of their works ONLINE.
It can make them lose SLEEP, APPETITE, MOTIVATION and INTEREST in doing what they USED TO LOVE TO DO.
Makes them lose their TRUST in letting foreigners see their art
Makes them UNCOMFORTABLE sharing their artwork AT ALL
Makes them feel so INSECURE that they make their accounts PRIVATE
Makes them feel that the best thing to do to stop the problem is to DELETE THEIR ARTWORKS and/or LEAVE COMPLETELY
Many people do not even think about these things. Posting an artwork is as easy as right-click save and paste. But the people who suffer for it are the artists.
This is why it is SO IMPORTANT to ASK PERMISSION. They NEED TO KNOW where their art is going, WHO is allowed to reprint from them, so they can keep track, and WHICH ARTWORK it is. Because some are OK, while others are not. Communication is the KEY to bridging gaps, and fostering TRUST, and building a positive relationship with ANYONE.
Btw, if anyone wants to add a point on there, feel free to message me, and let me know. I’m just putting this here, because many times, we do not even think about how our actions effect other people.
Edit: THIS is not limited to just Artists. Creators/Scanners/Translators (especially on tumblr) are also applicable to this, for the last two categories. I have some SEEN people STOP TRANSLATING/SCANNING for a certain fandom or group because their translations/scans are often STOLEN and pasted to other sites.
Hey guys! I’m back from Aninite, it was a blast! It was my first time selling my artwork at a big convention. But all the hard work and little sleep paid off! Thank you so much for your patience, I will post more content this week! So you can look forward to some original art as well as fanart :)
And I’ll stream again this afternoon at 17:00 CEST / 8am PDT on Twitch. Link can be found on my bio. I’ll talk about my last weekend at Aninite while drawing. So come say hi if you have time and are interested!
And I wanted to say, that I love my commissioniers! Thank you so much! <3
I’m working on making a Sailor Moon tarot deck for personal use & this is the template I’ve come up with for the card fronts. What do you guys think? I also need help coming up with images/characters for some of the Majors..so if you have any suggestions please let me know.
& because people are asking..I’m really sorry..but I can’t sell this deck. The artwork I’m using isn’t my own (this one is by Marco Albiero)..I’ve designed the templates for the front & backs of the cards only. I’ll share some of them with you..but other than that..there’s no way for me to sell them.
( PROMPT: We’re making out on the couch when a member of your family - who doesn’t know we’re friends with benefits - walks in and what do you mean I have to be your pretend girlfriend? )
A/N: I’M BACK!! FIRST STORY SINCE MY ARRIVAL IN ROME!! I’ll be posting sneak peeks of my stories, as well as edits and graphics on my Instagram (3rdgymbros), so do follow me there!! Comments and reblogs are appreciated! I love you guys!!
Hands, warm and strong, grip your hips. Peter’s
lips, so firm yet soft, press against yours. His mouth slants against yours,
seeking and ravenous, sucking on your lips and tongue. Moaning, you arch into
him, your fingers tangled in his silky hair.
HIIIIIIII DEARIES~ Sorry I’ve been inactive lately. ; A ; Been busy in school and went to conventions to cosplay and to sell my artworks ajfhjash
it’s been a long while posting my drawings here and I miss Kon so much ; ___; If only he’s still around in DC Rebith he would babysit and be a big bro to Jon. I hope DC will bring him back soon!
Hi! It’s liminalspaces aka juicyslice here. A few months ago, I created this shirt for STROLL to be sold on teespring, with the proceeds going to charity. After the campaign ended, I decided not to put it up anywhere else. Unfortunately. It’s come to my attention recently that some people have stolen my artwork to sell for their own profit, so I’ve decided to bring it back and sell it on my own shop. I’ve also added a version with black text, and you can now get it on stickers, tote bags, t-shirts, sweatshirts, tank tops, aaaAAAaaand mOoooOOre! And rest assured that when you buy from my redbubble store, you are supporting the ORIGINAL artist :^)))
I don’t have plans to donate the proceeds this time around, but I’m open to suggestions. If you know of relevant any charities or organizations that are in need of funds, shoot me a message on this here website!