The Potato Pirate
I'm an artist hobbyist & gamer (MMOs). On this blog you'll find my art, other people's art I like and art resources. My interests are psychology / philosophy / people/ perspectives & cultures. I am not sympathetic towards SJW or PC ideology.
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zoomwitch:

number-one-mollusc-fan:

snerky:

incredible

holy shit

look at this

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zwxart:

Morning study warm up~
http://zwxart.artworkfolio.com

zwxart:

Morning study warm up~

http://zwxart.artworkfolio.com

1 hour ago6
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gemmacorrell:

sosuperawesome:

Gemma Correll, on Tumblr

Shop

Thanks
sosuperawesome
!

This is amazing

5 hours ago40639
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(Source: carryonmywaywardpuns)

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2000 pt Raffle and About Senior Selections

If you’re on Deviantart, this may be relevant to you. TL;DR is there’s a prize pool up to 2,000 points ($26 USD) and 3 winners to be chosen. All you gotta do is read then fave the journal. There’s also pixel icon prizes. B^]

9 hours ago1
Anonymous asked: $100 is a lot of money for a single page.

jamaligle:

postcardsfromspace:

mooncalfe:

himteckerjam:

katyfarina:

fauxboy:

how much is a loaf of bread? hm? $3? $5? 

At my local grocery store, bread is about $4.50 for a decent size italian loaf. If I make $7.25 and hour, that means I’d have to work 37 and a half minutes for a Loaf of bread.

but hey, that’s not so bad right? Work two hours and you’ll have a sandwich, eh?

Oh hey, turns out I also need toilet paper, rice, chicken, some veggies, a can of soup, and some cereal. (to name a few basic groceries one might need on a budget) we’ll round those things down to $25 just to make the math easier.

at $7.25 an hour I’ll have to work about 3 and a half hours for basic groceries.

That doesn’t include bills or gas or all the other groceries I need, That’s ONE quick trip to the store and I already have to work half a day just for that.

You don’t understand Anon, my pages could take HOURS if not DAYS. Between the sketching, inking, colouring, lettering, and finishing it’s taken at least a full two day’s work if not longer for each page.

I have a job that pays me beans, I cannot afford to post more pages a week without compensation. I literally cannot afford to do that. Not to mention the idea that art is only worth minimum wage cheapens the amount of work and effort that goes into producing it. I should be making WELL ABOVE minimum wage for my art via page count and commissions but it’s this damn “deviant art” mindset that makes people feel like they’re being swindled for paying a livable wage to artists. It’s rude and childish and I ask that you please stop considering artists as less worthy of affording a normal life.

You can either pay me what I ask for what you want or stop complaining about what I already give you for free.

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I cannot fucking stand people who tell illustrators that something they produce is too expensive.

Yall motherfuckers want cheap? Go get some paper, get a fucking pencil and then draw it your motherfucking selves because nobody freelancing on the internet who hasn’t even half made it in the illustration world is charging you ANYTHING close to industry pricing even when some of us are as good if not better. Why? Because of people like Anon. Your name must be out there and known to charge anything close to what your time and skill is worth. Yet still? You are paying for my effort, my time, my blood, sweat and tears and a lifetime of learning my trade.

A cheap page for yo ass is a piece of paper I haven’t touched yet.

/rant

(As a freelancer I cannot staaaaaaaaaaaaaand people who pull this dogshit.)

$100 is pretty cheap for a page.

Basic math, for Anon up there: Break that $100 down into an hourly rate. Factor in materials. Factor in skill and schooling and experience. Bear in mind that a page rate *at all* means there’s a good chance it’s work-for-hire, which means that $100 a page might be all the artist gets, ever.

And then, when you’ve done that math, think about what that means in terms of how few comics artists make a living hourly wage.

Want a pro artist, anon? Pay them like a fucking pro.

I’d like to add the a professional of any stripe has the duty to themselves, and the right to charge a rate based on his skill level and the work he or she puts in.

15 hours ago19906
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sully-s:

Egyptian Mermaid 

Whoa that’s neat

sully-s:

Egyptian Mermaid 

Whoa that’s neat

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lavahanje:

stunningpicture:

I rendered Milo Manara’s Spider-Woman pose in 3D.

*laughs into oblivion*

This is why I use 3d models to check if my poses are right lol. 

lavahanje:

stunningpicture:

I rendered Milo Manara’s Spider-Woman pose in 3D.

*laughs into oblivion*


This is why I use 3d models to check if my poses are right lol. 

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dennisartworks:

Y E V A by David-Dennis

dennisartworks:

Y E V A by David-Dennis

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lavahanje:

Well I’m pooped. I suppose I’m done with this I guess .__. This is Yeva in full shaman gear. She gets the glowy veins like that when she fuses with her spirit construct. He’s bat looking spirit creature. She can also sprout a pair of ethereal bat wing but they’re not present in this image as she has control over rather she wants to show them or not. As a shaman Yeva has the ability to communicate with spirits and ask for their assistance or if its an evil spirit she can exorcise them and disperse of their energy. Usually it requires very deep meditation to communicate with them and is very dangerous as it can leave shamans open to possession.  The jewel on her blade ( which is called Chiropatera) is actually a housing device for spirits. She has room in it to hold her construct and one helpful spirit so she can always have them around to help her ( with their permission of course). She’d have to release it to enlist the help of another spirit. But all in all her primary duty as a shaman is to defend the land against necromancers and evil spirits. Was a generally fun painting to do though, learned a whoooole lot.

lavahanje:

Well I’m pooped. I suppose I’m done with this I guess .__. This is Yeva in full shaman gear. She gets the glowy veins like that when she fuses with her spirit construct. He’s bat looking spirit creature. She can also sprout a pair of ethereal bat wing but they’re not present in this image as she has control over rather she wants to show them or not. As a shaman Yeva has the ability to communicate with spirits and ask for their assistance or if its an evil spirit she can exorcise them and disperse of their energy. Usually it requires very deep meditation to communicate with them and is very dangerous as it can leave shamans open to possession.  The jewel on her blade ( which is called Chiropatera) is actually a housing device for spirits. She has room in it to hold her construct and one helpful spirit so she can always have them around to help her ( with their permission of course). She’d have to release it to enlist the help of another spirit. But all in all her primary duty as a shaman is to defend the land against necromancers and evil spirits. Was a generally fun painting to do though, learned a whoooole lot.

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