This little girl is a monster.. Oh my god.. that voice
If I Die Young - Glee + Naya Screams :( :/ :( :/ :( :/ :( :/ :( :/
this is really powerful D:
Make You Feel My Love (Glee Cast Version)
The Quarterback (Music From the TV Series) - EP
Make You Feel My Love (Glee Cast Version) Full
monkeyelbow: bea-gonzalez: deltastic: pupukachoo: painted-bees: artist-confessions: Really low prices make me less likely to commission an artist.Me: I’m not an artist. I do commission artists - I spend around $300-600 a month on digital art commissions.I sometimes find an artist who has really impressive work, or a unique style, or something else that makes me think “I should commission this person.”. Then I look at their prices and they are crazily low. As in less than 20 dollars for a colour full body character.And I don’t commission them. Because I can’t pay prices that low and feel good about myself for doing it.I know it takes hours to draw even one character. Plus the time it takes to study the brief, look at the references, communicate with me, etc etc. No way are they making even minimum wage this way, let alone a living wage.I commission art because it’s fun. It’s my hobby. If I’m knowingly paying someone slave wages to support my hobby, it isn’t fun.To artists who undercharge: Please reconsider. I’ve heard many reasons why you decide to do this (see below). But if you price your work like you don’t respect it, you won’t get clients who will respect you or your work either. You charge peanuts, you get monkeys.To commissioners who push for these prices: Have some respect. Not just for the artists, but for the other commissioners out there. You’re giving us all a bad name. If you can’t afford decent prices, don’t be mean about it. Save up, or find some other hobby. Or hey, learn to draw. Comments I get whenever I say the above: "No-one will buy commissions from me at decent prices." - That’s a pity. But you realise by underpricing like this you are making your problem worse, by contributing to the “art should be dirt cheap” mindset that seems to exist in dA and other places? (okay mostly dA, that place is a cesspit) Besides, there are other things you can do than keep lowering prices. There’s tons of advice in dA:'Official' Pricing Your Commissions or Artwork ThreadFinding Freelance work: pricing and self doubt!And other places:How to get commissions: A guideGetting the Most Out of CommissionsIf none of the above helps you… maybe you need to reconsider if you are at the right stage in your development to be offering commissions. Sorry. "I’m only doing this for fun, I don’t care about the money." - Good for you. But there are others that are trying to make a living doing this. Have some consideration for them, yes? "It’s the clients pushing my prices down." - Gah. Then your clients are awful people who don’t respect you. It’s a trap though - you charge low prices, you get cheap clients. There’s only one way out of that trap. (Commissioner says) “But I want this drawn and I can’t afford higher prices.” - I want to live in an exact replica of Wayne Manor, but I can’t afford that. So, um, I don’t. Simplify your idea, or don’t commission it until you can afford to do so without ripping off the artist. (Commissioner says) “By paying less per artist I can support more artists.” - No. Just… no. You are not supporting artists, you are exploiting them. Paying less per artists lets you exploit more artists. "Just tip the artist." - I have done that, but it sends the wrong message. Tipping isn’t the norm in this game, so when I tip artists assume it’s because they did an extra-awesome job, when in fact I’m tipping them because they did their normal-awesome job. Plus if an artist is charging one-third or one-quarter what they should be, do I tip them 300%? (Image by me. Not an artist, remember? The price list is made up, but based on real lists I’ve seen recently.) submitted by -badgermushroom wow this is actually one of the best things to ever come out of artist’s confessions. …. oh my god. I knew if I watched this community long enough something sensible would come out of it. bless you OP <3 Oh my…. THIS. Thank you for this. Thank you for this! Appreciate your commission artists. These are NOT what you should be giving them for hours of work. These are the price of tips on an hour of dining, but artists spend hours more in full service of your many whims. Can you imagine if we asked waiters for half the things we ask commission artists (not in the most literal sense I mean. Say perhaps an equivalent would be that you ask them to rearrange your food so that it is more aesthetically more pleasing)? Pay what they deserve.. they should have more than just what they need to survive.
This is bad you guys
I didn’t think I was nervous, but apparently I can’t sleep cause the first day of school is tomorrow and I get to meet my students! My cooperating teacher is a really chill guy and seems okay with me taking over his class, but I haven’t really received any instruction from him so far. Blah these useless nerves x.x
you may have already seen this, but it’s really powerful stuff.
typette: dreamsofinkandlies: sagginpants-singlemamas: jungz: forcesofnature: reblog please…the media is asleep "A puddle of the contaminated water was emitting 100 millisieverts an hour of radiation, Kyodo news agency said. Masayuki Ono, general manager of Tepco, told Reuters news agency: “One hundred millisieverts per hour is equivalent to the limit for accumulated exposure over five years for nuclear workers; so it can be said that we found a radiation level strong enough to give someone a five-year dose of radiation within one hour.” ..and 300 tons of that same water has been pouring into the ocean everyday for God knows how long. Reblog reblog reblog Just to put a bit of a recap for those who haven’t heard or don’t know what’s happening: Basically, the core of the plant has melted into the ground. They have two options: Keep trying to cool it and prevent it going further, which they are doing with seawater. However, this now contaminated seawater is leaking into the ground- the water table and the groundwater, and is spreading. Probably into the ocean, or, into farmland. It’s impossible to know where it’s heading right now. The other option is to dig it up, but that would release a very very dangerous amount of radiation, both in gas/dust form, and to the workers. It would be another suicide mission and contaminate the air ever worse. Their options right now are being weighed, as to what can be done. As it stands. as of today, this disaster has surpassed Chernobyl in terms of airborne radiation: These are far larger amounts than those released into the atmosphere in gaseous form: for example, more than 27 times the amount of cesium-137 released into the air in the first three weeks, or about 2.5 to 3.3 times, depending on the estimate, the total amount released into the environment from the Chernobyl accident. the official press release source is here, with their proposed outline of action. I don’t want to turn this into a major nuclear discussion but… well, you already know. Looks like I’m going to be eating farmed fish (yes I understand that they are probably just as unhealthy) and never stepping into the ocean ever again. Oh goodness… why do we hate our planet