ok i have a pokemon au request someone asked for and i’m trying to get a better sense of the universe and how it works.
my question is: in the show, how intelligent are the pokemon? are we talking like, dog smart, or people, or somewhere in between? or does it depend on the type and/or evolution stage of the pokemon?
Tap tap——WHAAAACK! This is me working out the kinks for a much larger project- I find it’s best to do a run on leather to work out the kinks and also to see what techniques work the best for the applied project! I am just kinda funny that way….#japanesewaves #japanesetattoo #workingwithmyhands #handmade #handcrafted #leathercraft
oh my god i hope you like this gallifrey anon
i had never heard of kamen rider at all so i did some googling and my general sense of it is that it’s kind of …power rangers meets dr. moreau with bugs??? like…some evil gang is brainwashing people and turning them into insect mutant soldier thug dudes? and the kamen rider is one of these insect guys who somehow doesn’t get brainwashed and escapes? and so then he’s fighting this gang? and he has a motorcycle???
uh so in this au danny is the kamen rider (based on a ghost moth) and he wants to rescue sam and tuck who have also been turned into bug dudes but they’re all brainwashed and fighting him. tucker is a scarab guy, because of the whole evil pharaoh thing, and sam is a praying mantis with a design influenced by her final plant!sam costume.
orz i have no idea what i’m doing
This is something that was bugging me a little bit so, as always, I’ve decided to make an infograph.
Maybe other artists disagree, but when I ask for a request, it’s a fun game. You give me a suggestion and I build on it. It’s a team project. You don’t know what you’re going to get.
If your request takes longer than 3 sentences to describe, it’s not a request. It’s a commission. It’s something so specific, the artist will essentially be working for your specific scene for free.
And of course - DO NOT REQUEST THAT AN ARTIST DRAW YOU SOMETHING if you don’t see that they are specifically accepting requests.
People have been requesting free art from us our whole lives. We’ve had plenty of that. If we want to draw you free stuff, we’ll let ya know. Don’t just assume we have free time - just like you wouldn’t come up to a doctor at a grocery store and ask them to examine your twisted ankle.
Unless you’re a person who does that… in which case… don’t do that either.
I’d like to remind people that this goes for writing requests, too.
And if an artist or writer has a list of “what I do/don’t do” then please respect that.
i’d also like to add that artists and writers have a right to deny requests they feel uncomfortable filling, for any reason. please don’t get mad at them, especially if no money is involved.
Also sometimes you get a request and you just have no idea what to do with it like
Ok this could be cool but I’ve never even heard of some aspect of it (this happens to me with crossover requests) and then you have to do all this research and have no idea if you’re depicting it true to story
Or you keep taking a stab at it but it just won’t come together for you
Or sometimes it just sits in your box forever and every time you see it you’re like ugggh i’m trash i should fill this request already but i ???????????????? dont have a clue where to even start with this????????
^_^ is anything as cute as laughing babies
the answer is no
do you ever have days where you just
how do you people come up with this kind of stuff lol
i dont even have a story i almost barfed while reading the summary of care bears on wikipedia like, care-a-lot what what what am i even reading
i gave serious thought to doing her as a kaiju before i admitted to myself i had no idea how that would even work
and tbh i love drawing body armor way too much to pass it by :D
and she needed a copilot so i nabbed skulker
i have no idea what their jaeger is called but it is definitely not whatever their weirdass phandom ship name is. probably Siren should be part of it though…?
it just makes me really happy for davesprite to be human and not feeling left out ok. i think the grief he’s been through would make him a lot more open than alpha dave to being a little more honest about who and what he values despite the whole irony schtick
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The things people do not understand when they see someone’s commissions prices; the person doing the work needs to be paid a fair wage for the work they do (and when cost of living/their bills go up, so do the prices they charge). So demanding someone lower their commission prices because you ‘don’t feel you should have to pay that much’ is demeaning the artist and their work. In essence, you are saying that they are not worth the amount they wish to charge and should NOT be paid a fair wage in exchange for all of their experience and effort.
So next time you find that your favorite artist has raised their commission prices, keep in mind that for many artists this as their sole means of income and they charge accordingly so that they can at least try to get by.
And as a side note: MANY artists are underselling themselves because consumers have been taught by big business (and the internet) that they should get something for next to nothing (and sometimes just for free), and that people often forget about the MANY faces behind those cheap and affordable products everyone takes for granted. When you aren’t dealing with a company and are dealing with an individual, the item you want is ALWAYS going to seem like it is vastly overpriced, when in reality, it is actually far under priced for the amount of work/ingenuity/materials/experience/etc that really went into the final product; You are paying for a labor of love, not just an end product.
If you think someone should lower their commission prices then why the hell are you asking them for commission in the first place cos it’s quite clear that you don’t appreciate the artist enough to pay them what they’re asking for.
just wanted to share that a few days ago, a classmate from highschool messaged me on facebook for the first time in years, and was asking me to draw a shirt design for him.
i asked if he wanted to commission me for this, and he asked me back if it can be a “free shirt” (design) because he was just starting out his business.
note that he was asking me to devote myself making something for free for him to make money off of it.
after i declined, he then asked me if i knew friends who might be able to accept the ‘offer’.
i didn’t give him any referrals.
this wasn’t a favor for a friend either (which would be a completely different scenario), this was a person who didn’t even talk to me much when we were still in school.
we get disrespected enough in the art industry locally and honestly i question myself sometimes how much more comfortable and financially stable i would be if i didn’t choose to dedicate so many years of my life to making art- and then i realize, no- art is also important to society as other lines of work are, and the problem here is we are always expected to undersell ourselves.
please remember that each piece of art you pay for helps an actual person pay for things they also need and want.
This issue crosses my dash a lot and every time I think of hilarious graphic designer David Thorne’s response to a guy who asked him to do design work for free
I want it to become a thing where people who get this kind of unreasonable offer just send the asker the logo David designed for him