I have a lot of feelings about dragons


reblog if ur thinking about dragons 



W e recently adopted a couple of kittens. This one, Starbuck, enjoys chewing on books

dear fucking god



W e recently adopted a couple of kittens. This one, Starbuck, enjoys chewing on books

dear fucking god




someone said moth dragons?


The face is terrifying, but I bet it would look adorable if it was calmed down.




someone said moth dragons?




The face is terrifying, but I bet it would look adorable if it was calmed down.


Nebula and Gamora: adopted sisters, daughters of Thanos.

posted 16 hours ago via kharshan · © lmnpnch with 28,495 notes

Fill so your followers can get to know you
State your name: Megan or Silviya.
State the name that your parents almost named you: I don’t think there was anything? I know that they almost named my younger brother “Chris”, but they’ve never mentioned almost naming me anything,
Which of your relatives do you get along with the most? idk, I get along with both my parents in different ways, so I’m not sure which one I get along with best.
Did anything embarrassing happen this week? I’m sure that something did, since I’m constantly embarrassing myself, but I’m not sure what. 
Do people praise you for your looks? Sometimes. Mostly I get a lot of compliments on my hair color.
What is your favourite colour of clothing to wear? Black. It goes with almost everything and it doesn’t get stained nearly as easily.
Do you work out every week? Nope. I maybe should, but I get exhausted way too quickly.
Do you like your smile? Ha, no. My teeth are a mess.
Do you like your eyes? They’re okay? They’re a rather boring brown color, but I have nice eyelashes, I guess.
Do you think you are pretty? Not really?
How much money is in your account? I have no idea.
Do you want kids? Haha, no.
What does your backpack look like: I don’t own any. My family has a few generic family backpacks, but I don’t have a specific one of my own.
What celebrity do you think is attractive? Like Nicky, I’m mostly attracted to video game characters.
Last movie you saw in theaters: Guardians of the Galaxy.









im not even an artist and these prices are hurting my feelings 

This is what I have to dig through every time I look for new jobs to apply for.

For non-artists, let’s give you a little perspective.

For me, an illustration takes a bare minimum of 6 hours. Mind you, that’s JUST the drawing part. Not the research, or the communications, or gathering information. Just drawing.

That’s if it’s a simple illustration.

My art deco or more detailed stuff can take 20+ hours each.

Even simple, cartoony things still take at least 3 hours.

Let’s go with the second one. 2 illustrations for $25. Figuring 6 hours each. 12 hours total, for JUST the drawings. That’s approximately $2.08/hour. 

Asking these prices is an insult. But what’s even more hurtful is there are people out there that will take these jobs. Which only encourages rates like this to be acceptable. And there are people who will try to say these are just what you have to do to get started.

I believed that. So my first coloring gigs were just $10/page. The day someone offered me $25/page for just flatting work, I realized just how wrong I’d been. I’m still not making the rates I’d like, but now I refuse anything below $25/page. Because there is value in my time.

In any standardized industry, even ones that pay piece rate over hourly, these numbers are criminal.

Do your fellow artists a favor. Never accept jobs like these. There are others that pay legitimate rates. Or at least closer to legitimate.

Such baby bullshit. Don’t even get out of bed for these rates.

    If you are an artist who wants to make money off their art, I highly suggest you buy The Graphic Artist’s Guild Handbook. It goes in depth about copyright issues and even contains contract and model release templates. The 2013 book *I believe* states the average professional charges $72 an hour. This article calculated that to make a 40k annual salary you would need to charge about $60 per hour.

  After graduating from Art Center in 2012, I think I asked for somewhere between $35-45 an hour and got laughed at by multiple big name clients, which was infuriating, sadly expected, and terrifying with over $100K worth of student loans staring me in the face. If they tell you it will be “great exposure” that’s a red flag. Ask yourself how their exposure can compare to your Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Flickr and Facebook pages combined? 

And when you do get a decent paying gig, PROTECT YOURSELF. You have the right to negotiate and revise a contract. Do not start a job until you have a contract signed. If they don’t provide you with one, MAKE ONE. And make sure you have your bases covered. You can specify in a contract that maybe two revisions are included in your cost, and if they ask you to revise the piece more than twice, they will have to pay extra. In terms of payment schedule, I usually do the 50/50 Method (50% before, 50% after) or the 3/3/3 Method (1/3 before, 1/3 in the middle, 1/3 after all work has been received). Both of those are pretty standard in the industry, as they guarantee you will get compensated for your time, even if the job goes bad.

Remember you have a skill, and you have spent time honing that skill and you deserve to be adequately paid for that time and effort. You will have clients dismiss you because, honest to God they think, “Well, I could do that if I wanted. Hell, my five year old does it now.” No they can’t, because they didn’t, they don’t, they won’t and they probably never will. And good luck hiring a five year old. They can’t keep a fucking deadline.

And in a last ditch effort they’ll say, “But that drawing only took you an hour!” Son, that drawing took me 20. fucking. years.

10 Dollars for 1 minute of animation.  Oh my god my heart.  It took my team 6 months and a team of 12 to make a 4 minute short. 

The Graphic Artist’s Guild Handbook

I second this book! I’ve had it for several years now, and it’s been a HUGE help in my work as a freelance artist. It gives great advice on what to charge for different areas of art!

Please remember. Your art is worth a respectable payment! Accepting ridiculously low prices actually hurts the arts/illustration/animation communities because it makes employers believe they can employ people without offering decent pay.

Check the internet if you need help figuring out what you should be charging for your commissions. Invest in the books that will inform you professionally, and put your foot down if you think someone is trying to cheat you out of your time and hard work.
You have a right to refuse a job, and/or request decent payment. If your employer denies a you decent pay, well then they’re probably not a very good employer.
Do not undersell your skills. it is bad for the art community and you are worth more then that.

God, I wish everyone were more aware of this. 


kitten meeting the sun for the first time

posted 17 hours ago via minevras · © hkirkh with 19,796 notes