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white bunny bullet by puucheii get Josh's gifts finished so that I can send him his completed comm + surprise him
white bunny bullet by puucheii sift through 90+ notes + 40 pgs of comments (I'm so sorry, Melly ;A; )
white bunny bullet by puucheii finish comms
white bunny bullet by puucheii go inspire people

:star:JANUARY GOAL: $351.68/$700 :star:
Thank you to everyone who's helping me reach my goal for this month's bills :iconbunnyloveplz:

Thank You... by jennyleigh
I appreciate the Fav by OtisBee

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Bunny Bullet by HarleyHime :iconsoggey: 50% by cardboard-box-c - SOON ;;;;; 1/3 x 3
Bunny Bullet by HarleyHime :iconsilverfox311: 2/4 (1 extra)
Bunny Bullet by HarleyHime :iconcheese12: :bulletorange:
Bunny Bullet by HarleyHime Lemma 2/6 (#2 has yet to be sent as of 4/21/2014--will continue ASAP after exam on 4/23/14) - WAITING TO REFUND AS OF 12/31
Bunny Bullet by HarleyHime :iconkoyoba: - Custom outfit (red) for Hyeon and 5 painted expressions
Bunny Bullet by HarleyHime CG exp sheet for Katy :bulletorange:
Bunny Bullet by HarleyHime :iconalternatepony: FB illustration - need to send draft
Bunny Bullet by HarleyHime :iconchocoppyica: 2 couple CGs - sketches, need to refine
Bunny Bullet by HarleyHime :iconslymaster58: - need to start FB flat CG turn-around ref + 4 HS sketches
Bunny Bullet by HarleyHime :iconhjeojeo: - Qiyao beast form painting, sketched
Bunny Bullet by HarleyHime :iconkpj11adopts: - 2 painted headshots
Bunny Bullet by HarleyHime :iconishliayaq: - CELL-CG CHIBI - SKETCHING
Bunny Bullet by HarleyHime :iconbeafox: - weapon + tail, cell chibi w/weapon, costume break-down
Bunny Bullet by HarleyHime :iconkireiraa: - waiting for ref ;u;
Bunny Bullet by HarleyHime :iconmayomie: - 1/2 PAID - WAIST-DOWN COUPLE CG (s)
Bunny Bullet by HarleyHime dankiss - sketching DUE 2/6
Bunny Bullet by HarleyHime :iconblack-wren: - COUPLE HS CG - SKETCH
Bunny Bullet by HarleyHime JaydenCho - 1/6 CELL CHIBI (sketch)

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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When it comes to art, NEVER *work* for free...

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



Minimum Wage Map

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





The consequences of undervaluing your art

The magical marketplace of tumblr


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


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.


Cheap commissions for competition...?


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.. 
My sister comp

Fandom pricing =/= overpricing--YOU DESERVE MORE FOR PROFESSIONAL WORK

Your art is worth more than you think.

Credit to :iconrubymantis: for saying this

So many artists underpricing...It makes me really sad.
When an artist you want to commission finally open their commissions back and all of their slots are taken in less than a minute.
And I'm sure all the slots would still be taken if the price was increased of x2-x10.
So many artists are still underpricing themselves. People make it a standard for art to sell for so cheap and whenever someone charge more than this standard, which is probably still underpriced, people complain.
By underpricing yourself, you are also contributing to keep the price standard of art low on this site. Charging low can be insulting to other artists, but also to yourself.
Please, don't ever feel like you need to underprice yourself, because of the fear of what other might think or say. You art is worth more than that. There will always be someone complaining, you cannot please everyone. Your time, the efforts, the skills you gained over years of hard work, is worth far way more than a few cents/points.
If you ever open your commissions an

Protect yourself against fraudAlthough, as an active member of the community, it's nearly impossible to have missed this huge issue, I think it's very important to warn people for this.
What happened is a large case fraud in which apparently one user (under multiple names) scammed several members of DeviantArt community. Leaving some people as much as $3000 in debt!!! Money they, most likely, never see back.

Even though the user is banned by DeviantArt now, there's no reason why it won't happen again. 
After all, the problem is caused by a loophole in PayPal's rules. So basically everybody that's using PayPal for its business (and that's a lot of us) is at risk.
That includes;
:bulletblack: People doing commissions
:bulletblack: People selling adoptables
To understand where all of this comes from, it's first of all important to know what a PayPal chargeback actually is.
This video offers a proper explanation of what chargeback is, and what it should

YOUR IDEAS HAVE VALUE!!I have to kind of make a post about this subject since it comes up a lot in discussions
Your art has worth! it does not need marketing or any kind of promotion . Even your ideas have value too. So companies and people trying to take advantage of such things is simply not right and we as artists need to change.
If you spend hours and hours honing your skills as an artist. Then people shouldn't assume that you are willing to give that away for free.
All the time I get a message for people asking for free work , or work that I won't get paid for now, but they will promote my website. I do not need help promoting myself. I can handle that quite well on my own. ( FUNNY PART IS I NEVER PROMOTED MY ART AT ALL I JUST DID IT AND I GOT BETTER AND MORE PEOPLE BEGAN TO LOOK AT IT MORE AND MORE, I DID ART AND PUT IT ON A WEBSITE , NOTHING MORE) People also do the kick-starter thing. They say we cannot pay but if your project gets funded we can pay you after.
LITERALLY all of these scenarios would n


Tips For Commission ArtistsHello! :wave: I thought of making this small guide, based from my personal experience, to give tips to artists, mostly beginners, to be more successful at selling commissions, since seeing from my previous journal many had difficulty with it. So here are some tips to help boosting your sales.
Have your commission info somewhere visible
Possibly, people won't even know you are taking commissions or if they are open if you don't put your commission info somewhere they can see. You can do this in a journal, that I mostly recommend, since it will be showing into your watcher's inboxes and most of your watchers probably rarely visit your profile page. You could still also use the commission widget, or donation poll to write your info. You can also link to your commission info in your signature or the artist's comment of new drawings you upload.

Keep it simple
Don't add too many unnecessary rules or in

credit to :iconaka-shiro:

Pricing Commissions - Updating Opinion GuideMore points are added when needed, and many of those points come from readers who comment below!
Please share this if you like it by posting a journal or a poll linking to this. Spread the word and the awareness to both buyers and sellers!
I've been asked a couple times already about how I price my commissions. Often, I think it's because I tend to price my work higher than a lot of other artists, yet people are still willing to buy. I think this journal will sum things up quite nicely (from my personal viewpoints.)
A Brief Econ Class
So how do I price, then?Frequent Concerns
My philosophy for pricing art is actually best illustrated by the opening page of this chapter of AKB49 (a manga based off of popular idol group AKB48).

So what does this mean? "Because... it really is delicious" represents the idea that something can be sold for a higher price because demand is high. Time for a quick economics class!

Protecting Yourself Against ScamsHello everybody! Here I am typing this to protect yourself of events like such.
But what could I be talking about?
There are some that have heard about this event to many famous artists, it's best that there be no name calling!
As observing this event everything did get fixed, thank god, but there's no telling when it could happen again, and you yourself wouldn't know what to do.
This is not to scare you from doing commissions! Please don't feel discouraged. This is only for your sake, guys.
How can they steal my money online?
The term is called chargeback, There are many ways of doing so, and how it happens.
"Did not authorize this purchase.""Did not recieve product""Had a problem with merchandise quality"An item was paid for but never received.An item received was significantly different than described.An item was damaged in shipping.A credit card number was used fraudulently.
How Can I Protect myself from this happening?

How to Make Money with Your ArtDisclaimer: I am not an economist, accountant, CPA, marketing expert or any of the sort. These are not guarenteed to help. These are just my opinions, and I have no intention of offering further advice on this matter. Also please do not grammar police me. I'm sure you have better things to do.
I have seen a lot of people on social media (especially tumblr) ask about getting more commissions, selling, etc etc. They wonder about why they are not finding customers/watchers/consumers.
First off, I'd like to remind all of you that dA is SUPERSATURATED with talented artists who are trying to sell their work and there is only a limited amount of money floating around, but you are trying to compete with MANY artists. That already poses a problem. Here are some things I would suggest to anyone who is wondering why they can't sell their work. It does not mean you are not talented.  There are many factors that could determine your income. Let's get started:

The Most Valuable Art Advice You'll Ever Read
I think is sooo important for artists to read this, because it is literally the best and only advice I think you'll really ever need.
I realized this the hard way after suffering through an industry that really squelched my motivation. For three+ years I worked hard in the industry here in Vancouver, moved up, changed studios ...  I eventually could no longer draw for myself at home. I felt so unmotivated and I didn't understand why. I slipped into depression and battled with this for the past two years, desperately trying to find a way to feel like myself again. I even went back to school for 3D, hoping to invest myself in a project I'd been dreaming of, but ended up finding school was almost as creatively crippling as my job. After a really rough 8 months I went back into almost exactly the same job I had left, but was on an even worse project than before ... those months were dark for


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Gif by Emoxynha500 POINT_5 DOLLAR HEADSHOT COMMISSION by kura-ouGif by Emoxynha
HS sketch COMM_azulann by kura-ouInked Chibi page by kura-ouCOMM_azulann_Isa + Rae by kura-ou
1 headshot = 500:points: ($5.50/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


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Don't Thank Me for the Llama by DirtyZephyrAssassin

It's not that I want to be mean, but I do have over 1.1k messages from good friends, watchers and nice people who have taken the time to comment or reply to me. Please understand that I do my best to reply to meaningful comments, and not repetitive ones :(

Remember Robin williams ( Star ) by Ehsartem
Replay films starring Robin Williams to support Parkinson's Foundations, Depression Awareness and Suicide Prevention

but you can definitely thank me for a watch :iconkawaiipandaplz:

Closed Species Masterlist (WIP)for more information about helping, rewards, donations, adding to list etc please go here:
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Artists Beware + A Chargeback FraudEdit: this journal has been mentioned around lately because some people want to warn others about another Paypal scammer (Lunarium-Luna ), so I'm updating it with a link to a journal about this new scammer:

Hello Lovely people,
Today, I stumbled upon several journals by members who all got scammed by one person. Pixlett / ToxicMutagen (who deactivated their accounts today) scammed more than 3,000 USD from more than 20 artists by filling chargebacks just after a while from paying for adopts or commissions. And apparently, they can do the same with points too.
image from witchpaws
I can't really do anything but to share this with you in hope you won't get scammed by this person.
Here are some journals written about this issue:


If someone paid you $2k to be an art slave for 5 months, would you do it? - Short answer: NO.


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 ;~; )

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I just was my 5-year anniversary on dA 

31 deviants said I feel old :iconotlplz:
24 deviants said Would anyone be interested in a point raffle?
22 deviants said Thank you so much for all your support all these years! :iconcutebyeplz::heart:
17 deviants said Chibi raffle?
11 deviants said Sketch raffle?
2 deviants said (I still need to finish past prizes and my paid commissions, but I'll figure something out ^^; )


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Nicolepinkly23 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016  New Deviant
Hello .
I am Nicole Pink, am a single female from United State,please contact me on my email( )
kireiraa Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey bby, did you get my note with the ref? ^u^
likelakers22 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016
Hey there, you still alive? I wanna make sure you saw my note.
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Butterfinger-Sharpie Featured By Owner Edited Jan 21, 2016  Student General Artist
Thank you for the llama~!!
*edit* guh I just noticed the -do not thank- notice at the top Dx I wish DA would allow comments to be deleted haha. On a side note, Your work is beautiful!
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