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EMERGENCY ADOPT AUCTION [CLOSED]

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LIKES Fuh by Emoji-kun
Bunny Bullet by HarleyHime cute, fat, round animals
Bunny Bullet by HarleyHime fluffy paws
Bunny Bullet by HarleyHime anything cute
Bunny Bullet by HarleyHime nice, honest, and selfless people
Bunny Bullet by HarleyHime eating bamboo, asparagus, tomatoes, and ramen
Bunny Bullet by HarleyHime environmental science
Bunny Bullet by HarleyHime people that share my interests
Bunny Bullet by HarleyHime 美子/ロリタ/ショタ - 2Dメディア

DISLIKES Raaghhr by Emoji-kun
Bunny Bullet by HarleyHime condescending, arrogant people
Bunny Bullet by HarleyHime cruel hypocrites and truly cunningly evil people
Bunny Bullet by HarleyHime cockroaches
Bunny Bullet by HarleyHime high tuition fees/textbook costs
Bunny Bullet by HarleyHime having no healthy food :iconotlplz:

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THE TRUTH ABOUT ART























Every artist deserves to be paid fairly for his/her time and effort. Working for free/exposure should not be be an option--YOU CREATE YOUR OWN EXPOSURE.

Should I work for free?

PROTECT YOUR ART CAREER - Don't sell yourself short

DESIGNER-CLIENT AGREEMENT FLOWCHART

I'M NOT AN IMMENSELY POPULAR ARTIST OR ANYTHING BUT DAMMIT, MY ART IS WORTH SOMETHING EVEN IF YOU THINK IT'S NOT EVEN WORTH PENNIES

Minimum Wage Map

A letter to all those who think that art is expensive...

ONLINE CASH CLOCK - NEVER WORK FOR UNDER MINIMUM WAGE

ART - TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT

:star:HOW MUCH DO YOU VALUE YOUR TIME?:star:

FREELANCING DO'S AND DON'T'S

The consequences of undervaluing your art

The magical marketplace of tumblr

WHY "UNDERCHARGING" IS A *BAD* IDEA

Small RantUhg I'm so tired of seeing artists under selling themselves cause there's cheap asses out there who seem to have no sense of value.
To artists: Don't undersell yourself. If you spend hours on a picture for someone who only paid you $5... stop. Seriously you under selling yourself just to get a commission shouldn't happen. I understand that you might think you're not popular enough to get tons of commissions so you think that if you sell them for really cheap people will buy them, but who cares! If you spend 4 hours on a picture worth $5 you've essentially paid your commissioner with your life. You might as well open up requests! Charge what your art is worth!! You not only hurt yourself but everyone else. The reason you have to sell your art for chump change is because everyone else is selling it for chump change. Also, why are you drawing primarily for money anyway? It's not exactly a good job. Heck most of us don't even make minimum wage ((myself included)), so what a rewardin

15 Inspiring Design Quotes

$100/day

What do you think a reasonable price for a commission is? ( if the artist is fairly skilled?) ( for a full body, background etc)

Really low prices make me less likely to commission an artist.

USE CONTRACTS

Cheap commissions for competition...?

IT DISTURBS ME WHEN I SEE ARTISTS HERE AND IN OTHER PLACES COMPLAINING ABOUT ARTISTS CHARGING $1, $15 OR $35 FOR A COMMISSION.

RANT: Plushie artists and their RUDE customersfeel free to ignore this journal i just needed to vent 
NOTE: THIS DOESNT APPLY TO ALL CUSTOMERS/COMMISSIONERS OF PLUSHIE ARTISTS, just the ones that are rude and try to haggle lower prices continuously and dont respect their work
Ok, I know that a lot of people have had their fair share of rude and frustrating customers, but my sister just dealt with one commissioner tonight that really made me pull my hair out.
After receiving a commission to sew a chibi Manetric (a pokemon for those who dont know, heres a pic of one) the commissioner tried to haggle the price down an extra 10 dollars, to which she agreed to after telling the commissioner she would just have to make it simpler and less detailed. the agreed price was 50 for the commission. The cost of fabric and supplies, 10$, leaving her a measly 40$ for 9 hours of work. thats less than 4 dollars an hour.. 
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Fandom pricing =/= overpricing--YOU DESERVE MORE FOR PROFESSIONAL WORK

Your art is worth more than you think.



Credit to :iconrinisou: for saying this




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Gif by Emoxynha500 POINT_5 DOLLAR HEADSHOT COMMISSION by kura-ouGif by Emoxynha
1 headshot = 500:points: ($5/day helps me save up for lunch ;u; )

Cleaned-up headshot doodle :) Will include shading (it's just that this particular character I was working on isn't shaded ^^; )

Please include:
Character's name:
Type of expression(s):
3 words about his/her personality:
Reference(s): [please include images of at least 500-800 pixels in width, as my eyesight is very, very poor]

TIME TAKEN: 10-20 minutes

CAN DO: original characters, avatars, kemonomimi characters, fanart

CANNOT DO: heavy armor, mechs

PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED UPFRONT BEFORE I START ON THE COMMISSION.

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:star:2014 CONVENTIONS:star:

:bulletblue: Bak-Anime - 6/22
:bulletgreen: Anime Expo - 7/3-7/6 with :iconhjeojeo: and :iconsachiko-the-biscuit:

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No need to thank me for the :+devwatch: or :+fav: ^ ^

Although I am generally friendly and would like to get to know others more, please forgive me if I am socially-awkward and either do not know the best way to reply--I don't disregard anyone's kind comments or notes--I'm just so busy and shy :blush: that I don't know how to reply >//A///< (I'm tooooo socially-awkward, so I apologize ;~; )

Thank you to everyone who has been so kind as to leave me a comment on my art ;A; Robu 2 by Emoji-kun
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mekkemon Featured By Owner 5 days ago
thanks for the llama :D
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TexturesStock Featured By Owner Edited Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank yuuu for the fav fav.me/d7qr6vn
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LaBFind Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
I just want to tell u( and anyone else affected by the Golden Empire Transit System) that the GET Bus Transit may be vastly impeded thanks to a possible strike starting on July 15th on account of a contract renewal issue.
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Mad78 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the fav on the Recon badge!
Some really nice art that you got there =D
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Athena-chan Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
Thanks so much for the fav <3
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kura-ou Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome ;u; Thank you so much for being so inspirational :heart: :hug:
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LaBFind Featured By Owner Edited Jun 24, 2014
I want to talk to to you about a potential day to meet and brainstorm about the potential employment. Is it possible to meet At the Southwest library on Ming?
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YouKnowMeMan Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  New member
So apparently you're in San Jose now? Your Mom was very emotional when she stopped by. Is there any reason you resorted to this rather then just talking to me?
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YouKnowMeMan Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  New member
Hey, it says that your phone number is no longer a working number and you don't seem to be coming online. Also no one is answering your house phone. What's going on?
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