Omg, she’s super-cute! I can’t wait to customize her!! #everafterhigh #eah #maddie #maddiehatter #doll
Look who I found at my local Walmart today!! They had pretty much every girl in the series so far… But I just had to get Maddie. 😁 #everafterhigh #doll #eah #maddie #maddiehatter
Too cute not to reblog….
That time o’ the year already?
Ohmygoodness, I came home from class and found that I have just over 300 followers now! Thanks so much, you guys don’t know how happy you’ve made me! :’) I really appreciate all the support and kindness I have gotten, you have no clue how much you guys inspire me to keep doing what I love. Thanks for liking my art! Here is one of my fave babes, Catty Noir, to say thanks! <3
5th Atelier Tutorial: No-Pattern Dolman-Sleeved Sweater
I feel inordinately proud of myself for remembering to take pictures as I go along, so I could make this little tutorial. XDDD
This works for all sizes, and I used this same technique for doing sdFrei’s Dolman Sweater (which looked much better than this one, TBH “orz).
I wonder if people would actually need this though…
I would like to make a public service announcement on this piece of shit information floating around the internet. I’m NOT going to take pot shots at an artist’s personal palette but this is just misinformation to thousands of other people out there who may or may not know better.
Number one. IF YOU ARE PAINTING, YOU’RE NOT REFERENCING A DIGITAL SWATCH. So first of all, you need to know where paint comes from. I dont even know where to start with this. I mean seriously, the statement about not being able to make pure, strong colours with cadmiums is just so full of ignorance, I don’t even know where to start.
If you need visual evidence, let’s take a look at this picture
This picture was invented before CMYK ever came around, tbh. Too bad Klimt is dead or else he would attest to this just like EVERY OTHER TRADITIONAL PAINTER will.
Mixing colours is not magic nor is it as easy as picking colours from a digital swatch. It takes practice to understand how certain colours react with one another, employ painting techniques such as not mixing white with every goddamn colour to lighten a hue.
Let’s take another look at a somewhat LESS brightly paintedpiece.
The saturation is not nearly as bright but the chroma is pure. There are no muddy colours, nothing is brown where it was not meant to be. Because Kandinsky knows how to mix colours. It didn’t happen overnight nor was he born with that knowledge. It was years and years of practise and work.
Even Klee knew what was up. He was not a master artist by any means but he worked goddamn hard at it and look what he created.
Here’s another Klimt because we all love him so:
CMYK exists because it does not know how to replicate the natural pigments of paint that can reflect light. It’s a beautiful, beautiful fake at best. I love CMYK. I even want to get a tattoo that says CMYK. But it is by no means the one and only.
So PLEASE. PLEASE EDUCATE YOURSELF AND CROSS REFERENCE YOUR COLOUR THEORY BEFORE YOU BUY INTO THIS GARBAGE. NEWTON KNEW WHAT HE WAS TALKING ABOUT WHEN HE MADE THE COLOUR WHEEL GUYS.
PAINTERS SPEAK OUT FOR OUR BELOVED COLOUR WHEEL! REBLOG AND REPOST! Whoo!
EDIT// Additionally, I re-read that ignorant infographic or whatever and have come to realize that the artist classifies pthalo blue/green and hansa yellow as CMYK. That is not CMYK guys. CMYK is used for digital prints because you can’t use paint. Duh. God, that information is so wrong, it wasn’t even worth making this post.
EDIT 2// Wow this took off like crazy. I’d like to clarify that CMY(K) is a printing process not Cyan, Magenta and Yellow in painting processes. I totes understand the necessity to use the more vibrant hues of CMY but in context to the original post, I would like to state that I understood that to be in reference to CMYK from design/pantone based inks that don’t necessarily work in a traditional paint format. And I love electric colours just as much as the next person but RYB is not to be entirely discounted because it’s old!
Alright, all, i’m going to make this one last edit before I wash my hands off this issue entirely lol:
#2: Lastly, just because RYB was invented in the days of yore does not make it any less true. Yes we have created synthetic colours, but they are ALL derivatives of RYB. There is a reason why gouache is not the same as oil paint and WHY designers use gouache instead of oil paint. Additive or subtractive, there is an inherent truth to RYB and I know that the original poster of the original infographic believes so too.
After all we are all for equal love of all colours because colours are one of the most beautiful things ever. The End.
THANK YOU YES FINALLY
Talking with my buddy Neil were talking today on how condescending that original post was. I’m baffled at the people buying into that bully of a post the original was, you can color with whatever color you want, and metrikfire makes an excellent argument right there on media and what CMYK is. If you need a argument why is the original post wrong. Do what you want because you want to and for yourself.
Show this to whoever you care that reblogged the other post, not to be mean please, but to give a more accurate honest information.
Anonymous asked: I hope you won't find this mean or anything, but I think the prices you set for your commissions are way too high. I'd gladly buy one from you if you snapped them in half, and I'm sure a lot of people from the community think similarly - I mean, most of us don't earn our own money yet. Just a tip. Your artwork is awesome nevertheless!
Why so anonymous?
I don’t necessarily find this ‘mean’ but I do find it very problematic. This way of thinking is the reason why most artists who offer commissions these days undercharge. Somehow, art has become so undervalued on the internet that people think they should be able to get it for dirt cheap.
Please, please, please take a gander at this great post about underpricing and undervaluing commission art. It may open your eyes as to why what you’ve written is so damaging for artists and commissioners alike.
Here’s just one paragraph from the aforementioned write-up:
I feel artists charging so lowly for their work breeds an attitude of entitlement in clients. This manifests in the messages artists receive begging them to lower their prices, telling them their art isn’t worth x or y, showing shock at the extravagant amounts that artists ask for their work (‘extravagant’ often being ‘enough to buy one meal in return for six or seven hours of work’). It does not help that art is often marketed as ‘cheap’ therefore worth buying (‘you should commission this artist, their work is so cheap and affordable!’) versus the fact it is worth buying because it is beautiful, custom-made, one-of-a-kind, everything else that art is and can be.
Did you know that if I ‘snapped’ my current prices in half, I’d be doing work for less than legal minimum wage? And commission/freelance jobs are my wages right now. This is part of my job. Not to mention, those prices are far less expensive than what I charge for other commissions. I’m already underpricing my work based on hourly wage calculation. This is real work, you know?
The culture of commissions has become so problematic that most artists actually feel bad for charging what their art is worth and balk at asking even $10 or $20 for what could be hours of work. Most artists, myself included, innately undervalue their own art because of constant exposure to this sort of thing. Most professions would never think twice about charging for their work but because art has become so undervalued, most artists starting out ((and even those who’ve been at it a while)) are scared to even think about it.
Did you know that with bell commissions ((or any commissions done for points, forum currency, etc)), you are getting free art? It may have taken you some time to sell enough bugs and fish to buy that gorgeous picture of your mayor with your favourite villager, but you essentially got it without having to pay a cent. And that’s fine. That’s fun. What sucks is when it colours your opinion of what that free art ((and that artist’s time)) is actually worth.
I’m in no way under the illusion that people have money to just ‘throw around’. I certainly don’t and that’s why I’m charging money in return for a service, much like a stylist or dentist or mechanic or musician. However I don’t think it’s entirely cool of you to assume that the majority of the AC community doesn’t earn their own money and thinks similarly ((although I’m sure the sentiment is out there, because this way of thinking is so prevalent)).
Commissions are a luxury. So is that game you have in your 3DS, but you or whoever bought it didn’t think twice about paying for it. Or maybe you did?
tl;dr I’m sorry you don’t like my prices but if I want to pay my bills and buy food, I have to charge a living wage. Or at least what’s even sort of close to one. Please read this post, as linked above, to understand this a bit more. Thanks.
Rebloggin’ to my personal cos I kinda feel strongly about this.
Well said Moony!