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PSA

Hey everyone! I know I’ve gotten a bunch of new followers with Unphotogenic Jotaro, but I’d like to mention and remind everyone;

Please source my art if you’re using it as icons!!
Thank you!!

http://kyleehenke.tumblr.com/post/98261148395 kyleehenke

http://trolldicks.tumblr.com/post/98263985144/kyleehenke-stoppp-right-there-buster-i-just            

sixtem:

weerus-walrus:

kinomatika:

toastingtrollbagels:

kyleehenke:

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STOPPP RIGHT THERE BUSTER

I just found this in a commission journal on DA. Points commissions are honestly the worst because A) lots of people offering to take points usually have no idea how much they’re actually worth and B) points are only a valid currency on DEVIANTART….

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Tsk tsk

I just can’t. Getting steady, paid work as an artist is EXTREMELY rare and takes years of experience(hours and hours of daily practise) to achieve.

So it takes you a few days to finish and intricate piece. You demand to be paid Hundreds of US dollars for it. But alas, you are not that well known. Your fanbase is loyal but they cannot attract the funds and clout a well known gallery does. So you try to sell your art through a gallery. No offers there either.

How depressing it must be to claw your away to the top through relentless self-promotion and desperate pleas only to end up exasperated.


I feel only disdain for the painfully obvious upstarts being puffed up by faint praise. No, your art isn’t worth oodles of someone’s hard earned cash because you made it. I don’t care how 《tumblr famous》you are.

There are way too many talented, Original artists who aren’t as aggressive not achieving a fraction of the success someone one step above a tracer is getting b/c they stick to popular subject matter.
badically, tumblr =

reposting your obnoxious versions of memes, > creative renditions that aren’t defined by the artists’ ability to absorb all aspects of pop culture

This whole past reeks of entitlement.

Man, your argument is all over the place. Trying to form a rebuttal to this is like boxing a toddler. You know you can destroy them with a single jab, so you just shuffle around nervously, trying to decide a course of action as they fall face-first into the mat repeatedly and shit themselves.

No one was arguing all artists should be paid like kings or that a 12-year-old doing MS Paint fanart of Johnny Test should be getting hundreds of dollars. They were saying it’s predatory and unethical to try and pay people, usually teens, in DA points because it’s like a company store setup. It benefits DA at the expense of the artist being swindled. It’s like a minor version of companies that underpay migrant workers just because they can get away with it.

So it takes you a few days to finish and intricate piece. You demand to be paid Hundreds of US dollars for it. But alas, you are not that well known. Your fanbase is loyal but they cannot attract the funds and clout a well known gallery does. So you try to sell your art through a gallery. No offers there either.

Did you just time travel from the 18th century? Do you seriously think the previous posters were talking about making a single art piece and selling it as a product? The discussion is about commissions - work made on demand to the specifications of the commissioner. In other words: it’s a service. Now usually people expect to be compensated for the time, resources, and training that go into the service they perform. This goes for everybody from janitors to doctors. Naturally, the value of their time correlates with the demand for their service - their popularity.

But for some reason you seem to think paying people lower than minimum wage to perform a service for you is acceptable. There’s a problem if you’re willing to pay less for a trained artist drawing something for you on demand than a pizza joint is willing to pay a person to stand outside and spin a piece of cardboard.

If you think their service isn’t worth minimum wage then don’t hire them. Instead, use the time and money you just saved to purchase a trashcan and throw yourself in it you stupid piece of garbage.

No, your art isn’t worth oodles of someone’s hard earned cash because you made it. I don’t care how 《tumblr famous》you are.”

>blog contains reblogged fanart 

hahahaha stay in your lane

people still use deviantart’s points system

gets up and leaves computer

http://kyleehenke.tumblr.com/post/98261148395 kyleehenke

kyleehenke:

weerus-walrus:

kinomatika
:

toastingtrollbagels:

kyleehenke:

image

STOPPP RIGHT THERE BUSTER

I just found this in a commission journal on DA…

Have you really considered what kind of currency Points are? They are a flowing currency ALL THROUGHOUT DA…

Kylee wrote her own response to this person but I feel like I have to chime in because this is some seriously bass ackwards bullshit thinking…

Tsk tsk

I just can’t. Getting steady, paid work as an artist is EXTREMELY rare and takes years of experience(hours and hours of daily practise) to achieve.

So it takes you a few days to finish and intricate piece. You demand to be paid Hundreds of US dollars for it. But alas, you are not that well known. Your fanbase is loyal but they cannot attract the funds and clout a well known gallery does. So you try to sell your art through a gallery. No offers there either.

How depressing it must be to claw your away to the top through relentless self-promotion and desperate pleas only to end up exasperated.


I feel only disdain for the painfully obvious upstarts being puffed up by faint praise. No, your art isn’t worth oodles of someone’s hard earned cash because you made it. I don’t care how 《tumblr famous》you are.

There are way too many talented, Original artists who aren’t as aggressive not achieving a fraction of the success someone one step above a tracer is getting b/c they stick to popular subject matter.
badically, tumblr =

reposting your obnoxious versions of memes, > creative renditions that aren’t defined by the artists’ ability to absorb all aspects of pop culture

This whole past reeks of entitlement.

You have either never worked a day in your life, or you’re completely daft.

Those who provide any kind of service are entitled to payment. You are treating art like a popularity contest instead of an actual service.

Yeah, there are artists who have more customers than others because they make the effort to get as much exposure as possible. Have you ever heard of marketing yourself?

News flash, that’s how people make money and generate business.

Say there are two identical shops on a street. If one throws up a ton of signs, banners, runs ads in the paper and on TV, and the other does nothing, who do you think is going to be more successful? Who do you think is going to attract more customers? Artists do this by seeking exposure and appealing to as many audiences as possible. It’s not selling out, it’s good marketing.

This is not some kind of contest of moral standards. Art is a service. Wanting to be paid for the skills you provide to others is a human right, not entitlement. It’s called a job.

Yeah, you’re right. Tsk tsk. How dare someone want to be compensated for their time, energy and skill.

You’re not going to gain any traction in an industry by complaining about people who have more success than you. Customers aren’t going to come to you because it’s “fair.” Business is not fair.

You can either buck up and compete, or you can sit there and stew in your bitterness, acting condescending toward people who are actually making a decent living off their work. 

Oh, wait, you’ve already chosen the latter.

http://star-grape.tumblr.com/post/59613782594/kenkobas-guide-to-jojo-for-everyday-living star-grape

KenKoba’s Guide to Jojo for everyday living

http://autumn-sacura.tumblr.com/post/98326613968/two-cars-both-full-of-manliness autumn-sacura
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