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~ Wednesday, August 20 ~
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My Spike jacket is done and in my possession, but when I showed my parents, all they cared about was how much it cost to have made T_T

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~ Tuesday, August 19 ~
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Too adorable to not reblog.

(Source: hemelbeestje)

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~ Monday, August 18 ~
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When your suave friend who has had more good dates in the past month than you get all year genuinely believes you have more of a sex life than he does. Debated for a second if I should correct him.
It’s actually funny when you think about your friends’ perceptions of you. You don’t have to pretend to be someone around them, so they have a good sense of who you are and your strong suits, even if you don’t see them. It was surprising to hear a friend think that I was better in the dating scene than I actually am, especially after he filled me in on what he was up to. Apparently, they think more highly of me than I do.

When your suave friend who has had more good dates in the past month than you get all year genuinely believes you have more of a sex life than he does. Debated for a second if I should correct him.

It’s actually funny when you think about your friends’ perceptions of you. You don’t have to pretend to be someone around them, so they have a good sense of who you are and your strong suits, even if you don’t see them. It was surprising to hear a friend think that I was better in the dating scene than I actually am, especially after he filled me in on what he was up to. Apparently, they think more highly of me than I do.

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~ Sunday, August 17 ~
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winstonpaul:

Honesty Hour, Ask me anything! Nothing will go unanswered

Well… Most things won’t. If it’s super personal and you’re on anon, it probably will. It depends. I have no problem answering personal things, I just prefer one-on-one.
In reality, I’m always open to asks, so this pretty much just counts as a reminder.

winstonpaul:

Honesty Hour, Ask me anything! Nothing will go unanswered

Well… Most things won’t. If it’s super personal and you’re on anon, it probably will. It depends. I have no problem answering personal things, I just prefer one-on-one.

In reality, I’m always open to asks, so this pretty much just counts as a reminder.


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~ Saturday, August 16 ~
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Now he looks much more happy to be there!

Now he looks much more happy to be there!

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Reworking the face a bit on that last picture. The eyes were bugging me in general, but some people mentioned that just because I was working with a source didn’t mean I needed to follow it too closely, so instead of leaving Link’s face blank like it was because they didn’t have time to make a face, I’m going to try and give him an expression. Hopefully I can do these tweaks without too much editing >_o

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~ Wednesday, August 13 ~
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Hngggghhhhh. They need to tell us which stores get the Twilight Princess costumes for Hyrule Warriors so I can pre-order it already.

I also want the scarf and art book ;_; I hope I don’t end up buying it in Japanese for it to be translated into English two years later like Hyrule Historia T_- There’s a picture of two floating around of their kid sister Link concept, so I know the book is out somewhere, though I don’t remember it being announced…

EDIT: Friend mentioned, and I’ve confirmed for the US side, but Amazon is selling the Twilight Princess skin! Time to pre-order the hell out of this @w@

And Amazon is saying Smash Bros U on December 31st… Wonder where that date comes from, since the official website says nothing.

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~ Monday, August 11 ~
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linkakami:

So, I’ve mentioned once or twice, but I love Game Grumps and have watched every episode they’ve done. About a week ago I finished their Wind Waker playthrough which I had put off for a rainy day, and I wanted to redraw the epic selfie in my own style. I’m thinking of actually sending this one off to them, though I imagine they have enough swag.
This one was surprisingly hard for me. Link I could de-toonify, but I couldn’t for the life of me draw rotund toon Ganondorf, especially not his head/face. It took several tries to get something that looked good, and this looks slightly more like his realistic incarnations.
I’ll be selling a limited number of this as an 8.5”x11” at SacAnime at the end of the month. I’ll also have one sepia one on hand (to be authentic!), but you’ll have to mention it before purchase.

For the day people.

linkakami:

So, I’ve mentioned once or twice, but I love Game Grumps and have watched every episode they’ve done. About a week ago I finished their Wind Waker playthrough which I had put off for a rainy day, and I wanted to redraw the epic selfie in my own style. I’m thinking of actually sending this one off to them, though I imagine they have enough swag.

This one was surprisingly hard for me. Link I could de-toonify, but I couldn’t for the life of me draw rotund toon Ganondorf, especially not his head/face. It took several tries to get something that looked good, and this looks slightly more like his realistic incarnations.

I’ll be selling a limited number of this as an 8.5”x11” at SacAnime at the end of the month. I’ll also have one sepia one on hand (to be authentic!), but you’ll have to mention it before purchase.

For the day people.

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~ Sunday, August 10 ~
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So, I’ve mentioned once or twice, but I love Game Grumps and have watched every episode they’ve done. About a week ago I finished their Wind Waker playthrough which I had put off for a rainy day, and I wanted to redraw the epic selfie in my own style. I’m thinking of actually sending this one off to them, though I imagine they have enough swag.
This one was surprisingly hard for me. Link I could de-toonify, but I couldn’t for the life of me draw rotund toon Ganondorf, especially not his head/face. It took several tries to get something that looked good, and this looks slightly more like his realistic incarnations.
I’ll be selling a limited number of this as an 8.5”x11” at SacAnime at the end of the month. I’ll also have one sepia one on hand (to be authentic!), but you’ll have to mention it before purchase.

So, I’ve mentioned once or twice, but I love Game Grumps and have watched every episode they’ve done. About a week ago I finished their Wind Waker playthrough which I had put off for a rainy day, and I wanted to redraw the epic selfie in my own style. I’m thinking of actually sending this one off to them, though I imagine they have enough swag.

This one was surprisingly hard for me. Link I could de-toonify, but I couldn’t for the life of me draw rotund toon Ganondorf, especially not his head/face. It took several tries to get something that looked good, and this looks slightly more like his realistic incarnations.

I’ll be selling a limited number of this as an 8.5”x11” at SacAnime at the end of the month. I’ll also have one sepia one on hand (to be authentic!), but you’ll have to mention it before purchase.

Tags: art link ganondorf Wind Waker legend of zelda loz game grumps selfie SacAnime
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~ Saturday, August 9 ~
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I’ve thought a lot about the day when I’d eventually draw this. Not a lot of people know about it, and it’s very personal. I’ve written it a dozen times in my head, and censored it heavily. The full write-up behind this comic is below the break for anyone who wants to read it.

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~ Thursday, August 7 ~
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mikikoponczeck:

pancakesprince:

naiadestricolor:

coelasquid:

leighanief:

luvlysmilk:

delano-laramie:

Stay away from Fiverr. Promoting this sort of thing is NOT okay.
It’s ruining an industry.

Wtf wow

What bullshit. Yeah, don’t worry people, you’re getting so ripped off, paying an already moderate amount for something your company is young to use and advertise either every minute of everyday for the rest of it’s existence.
Jog like artists need to eat, or pay bills, or have a roof over their heads or anything. Not like they’re PEOPLE trying to make an honest living or anything.

Every time I see that picture on my dash I expect it to be a prank and that I’m going to scroll down and see a bunch of examples of their $5 logos that amount to crudely drawn dicks.

Oh boy, logo mills.  I just want to pull up something from The Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing and Ethical Guidelines about these kinds of companies.  It’s long but I think it’s worth reading the full thing:

Graphic designers are facing similar assaults on their profession by companies that devalue professional design services by competing unfairly on price with shoddy design, sub-standard services, unfair labor practices, and with no regard to copyright.  So-called “logo mills” are online operations that hire “designers” at ridiculously low rates to pump out off-the-shelf logos that are marketed to consumers at cut-rate prices.  Most of these pre-made logos are simply pieced together clip art with mundane type treatment.  The same logos are sold over and over again.  Buyers can pay higher prices to get a “unique” logo, which means the company promises not to resell the design and the buyer simply owns the copyright as part of the package.  “Customization” may consist of little more than providing the same logo in a different color scheme or with adjustments to the font.
A second type of logo mill offers “original” logos.  The price of their services is based on the number of concepts, rounds of revisions, and designers working on the project (the greater the number, the higher the price), yet their prices are still below the prevailing market rates for professional design services.  Their success, despite such low prices, is due to their abusive labor practices, which treat designers as just another expendable commodity instead of highly-trained professionals.  Logo mills are the digital sweatshops of the design world.  In one such company, designers work on per project basis (earning $25-40 per project) in extremely competitive conditions with no assurance of continued work and no copyright fees.  Designers sign up for a project on a first-come, first-served basis.  Since multiple designers work on a project, they “compete” to have their design accepted by the client.  Successful designers are awarded points as well as a monetary bonus.  Designers are required to critique each other’s work with points being deducted from those whose work is panned.  A loss of points mean that the designer’s fee will be lowered on future projects.
Logo mills have an insidious impact on the perception among business owners regarding copyrights.  By simply ignoring the existence of copyrights in the pricing structure, logo mills are completely devaluing copyrights.  The result is a business community that increasingly is unaware of the existence or value of copyright and unwilling to pay what to them seems to be an unfair or unnecessary fee tacked on a job.

Also, even $100 for a logo (does that even include copyrights or…?) is incredible low.  If you’re curious how much a logo should go for:
Very small businesses (ie law firms, retail, etc.): $1,200-3,000 for a simple logo with all rights included
Minor corporation: $1,200-12,000
Major corporation: $4,000-25,000+
Obviously the price will also depend on the designer’s experience, copyright transfer, how fast the client needs the logo, revisions, tech specs for the logo, etc etc but you get the idea. 
If you’re an artist or designer, don’t go anywhere near companies that will treat you as a commodity.  And if you’re a client, do some research on how much these types of things actually cost and what is involved in the cost.  If you go to one of these companies for design services, you helping perpetuate these gross practices and further undervaluing art/design and copyright.  It’s why the Graphic Artists Guild and their handbook exists, as a resource for both artists and clients.

I would like to input that big big big companies are even willing to spend millions on a logo. 
BECAUSE LOGOS ARE YOUR CORPORATE IDENTITY. YOUR COMPANY’S IDENTITY. it’s like giving a face to your baby.

I usually don’t reblog, but this is important. You thought Deviantart point commissions were a bad joke, this is a whole new level of wtf. The reason people say ‘You can’t live off art’ is because of people who think this is okay.

mikikoponczeck:

pancakesprince:

naiadestricolor:

coelasquid:

leighanief:

luvlysmilk:

delano-laramie:

Stay away from Fiverr. Promoting this sort of thing is NOT okay.

It’s ruining an industry.

Wtf wow

What bullshit. Yeah, don’t worry people, you’re getting so ripped off, paying an already moderate amount for something your company is young to use and advertise either every minute of everyday for the rest of it’s existence.

Jog like artists need to eat, or pay bills, or have a roof over their heads or anything. Not like they’re PEOPLE trying to make an honest living or anything.

Every time I see that picture on my dash I expect it to be a prank and that I’m going to scroll down and see a bunch of examples of their $5 logos that amount to crudely drawn dicks.

Oh boy, logo mills.  I just want to pull up something from The Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing and Ethical Guidelines about these kinds of companies.  It’s long but I think it’s worth reading the full thing:

Graphic designers are facing similar assaults on their profession by companies that devalue professional design services by competing unfairly on price with shoddy design, sub-standard services, unfair labor practices, and with no regard to copyright.  So-called “logo mills” are online operations that hire “designers” at ridiculously low rates to pump out off-the-shelf logos that are marketed to consumers at cut-rate prices.  Most of these pre-made logos are simply pieced together clip art with mundane type treatment.  The same logos are sold over and over again.  Buyers can pay higher prices to get a “unique” logo, which means the company promises not to resell the design and the buyer simply owns the copyright as part of the package.  “Customization” may consist of little more than providing the same logo in a different color scheme or with adjustments to the font.

A second type of logo mill offers “original” logos.  The price of their services is based on the number of concepts, rounds of revisions, and designers working on the project (the greater the number, the higher the price), yet their prices are still below the prevailing market rates for professional design services.  Their success, despite such low prices, is due to their abusive labor practices, which treat designers as just another expendable commodity instead of highly-trained professionals.  Logo mills are the digital sweatshops of the design world.  In one such company, designers work on per project basis (earning $25-40 per project) in extremely competitive conditions with no assurance of continued work and no copyright fees.  Designers sign up for a project on a first-come, first-served basis.  Since multiple designers work on a project, they “compete” to have their design accepted by the client.  Successful designers are awarded points as well as a monetary bonus.  Designers are required to critique each other’s work with points being deducted from those whose work is panned.  A loss of points mean that the designer’s fee will be lowered on future projects.

Logo mills have an insidious impact on the perception among business owners regarding copyrights.  By simply ignoring the existence of copyrights in the pricing structure, logo mills are completely devaluing copyrights.  The result is a business community that increasingly is unaware of the existence or value of copyright and unwilling to pay what to them seems to be an unfair or unnecessary fee tacked on a job.

Also, even $100 for a logo (does that even include copyrights or…?) is incredible low.  If you’re curious how much a logo should go for:

  • Very small businesses (ie law firms, retail, etc.): $1,200-3,000 for a simple logo with all rights included
  • Minor corporation: $1,200-12,000
  • Major corporation: $4,000-25,000+

Obviously the price will also depend on the designer’s experience, copyright transfer, how fast the client needs the logo, revisions, tech specs for the logo, etc etc but you get the idea. 

If you’re an artist or designer, don’t go anywhere near companies that will treat you as a commodity.  And if you’re a client, do some research on how much these types of things actually cost and what is involved in the cost.  If you go to one of these companies for design services, you helping perpetuate these gross practices and further undervaluing art/design and copyright.  It’s why the Graphic Artists Guild and their handbook exists, as a resource for both artists and clients.

I would like to input that big big big companies are even willing to spend millions on a logo. 

BECAUSE LOGOS ARE YOUR CORPORATE IDENTITY. YOUR COMPANY’S IDENTITY. it’s like giving a face to your baby.

I usually don’t reblog, but this is important. You thought Deviantart point commissions were a bad joke, this is a whole new level of wtf. 
The reason people say ‘You can’t live off art’ is because of people who think this is okay.

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~ Wednesday, August 6 ~
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I was gonna make a post about how today marks my 1yr anniversary of having injured my hands, but instead, here’s a picture of how many goddamn prints I have to trim the white off of before SacAnime @_@

I was gonna make a post about how today marks my 1yr anniversary of having injured my hands, but instead, here’s a picture of how many goddamn prints I have to trim the white off of before SacAnime @_@

Tags: That's roughly 110 prints
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~ Friday, August 1 ~
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5 days away from having my hand injury for an entire year. Hands in bad shape right now. No-ref doodle WW selfie is all you get for now.

5 days away from having my hand injury for an entire year. Hands in bad shape right now. No-ref doodle WW selfie is all you get for now.

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~ Thursday, July 24 ~
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magiciancelemis:


This AX 2014 selfie deserves its own post, all because I met THIS GUY!

It’s not the best selfie, but it’s with the awesome cosplayer/artist linkakami, whom I was VERY surprised to bump into at the con! HECK I didn’t even know he was able to come down to LA and jazz! It was totally a one-on-one thing between us, and he started it LOL! 
Really, seeing this guy IRL on the first 2 days of AX really made my weekend, even after I endured so much crap during the con. It was such a pleasure talking to you man, I’ll cherish our meeting for the rest of the summer~ And someday I’ll come up north, just you wait!!

ohei, a shot of me in my (v1) Spike cosplay from AX.
Always happy to meet or take photos with fans. This girl gave my friend and I a lot of advice for my Descole cosplay I wore at Fanime.

magiciancelemis:

This AX 2014 selfie deserves its own post, all because I met THIS GUY!

It’s not the best selfie, but it’s with the awesome cosplayer/artist linkakami, whom I was VERY surprised to bump into at the con! HECK I didn’t even know he was able to come down to LA and jazz! It was totally a one-on-one thing between us, and he started it LOL! 

Really, seeing this guy IRL on the first 2 days of AX really made my weekend, even after I endured so much crap during the con. It was such a pleasure talking to you man, I’ll cherish our meeting for the rest of the summer~ And someday I’ll come up north, just you wait!!

ohei, a shot of me in my (v1) Spike cosplay from AX.

Always happy to meet or take photos with fans. This girl gave my friend and I a lot of advice for my Descole cosplay I wore at Fanime.

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~ Monday, July 21 ~
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Seconds

If my hands weren’t broken right now, I’d be drawing fan art of Bryan Lee O’malley’s Seconds. It came in the mail a few hours ago, and I’m already done with it. It was a fun ride from start to finish, and the characters were all cute.

Y’should buy it.

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