The Fanpocolypse is upon you
God, I love your artwork :p

Thank you so much man!!image

N THE YEAR 2020, the zombie outbreak of the late 90’s has left the earth over run with flesh eating cannibals. The living are confined to their habitats know as Domes and society has just now begun to rebuild. Roselina (female protag) seems like a normal girl on the surface but when it comes to “zombie hunting” she’s a deadly predator.  Ever since her boyfriend was killed several years ago by the flesh eating devils, Rose has secretly dedicated her life to riding the world of the undead scourge. One day while on a zombie hunt with some big name mercenaries, her group is ambushed. Just as Roselina is  surrounded by the zombie horde a mysterious metal man arrives and saves her. What are this man’s motives? Why is he dressed in the same clothes as Rose’s deceased lover? And who is responsible for his nightmarish transformation?!?!?!

N THE YEAR 2020, the zombie outbreak of the late 90’s has left the earth over run with flesh eating cannibals. The living are confined to their habitats know as Domes and society has just now begun to rebuild. Roselina (female protag) seems like a normal girl on the surface but when it comes to “zombie hunting” she’s a deadly predator.  Ever since her boyfriend was killed several years ago by the flesh eating devils, Rose has secretly dedicated her life to riding the world of the undead scourge. One day while on a zombie hunt with some big name mercenaries, her group is ambushed. Just as Roselina is  surrounded by the zombie horde a mysterious metal man arrives and saves her. 

What are this man’s motives? Why is he dressed in the same clothes as Rose’s deceased lover? And who is responsible for his nightmarish transformation?!?!?!

So Hercules and Samson both have similar background stories ( killing lions for some test of blah blah) and they both have similar powers ( though the origins of these powers are different) so I decided to make them brothersand lions…and assassins…with super strength…..

So Hercules and Samson both have similar background stories ( killing lions for some test of blah blah) and they both have similar powers ( though the origins of these powers are different) so I decided to make them brothers
and lions…
and assassins…
with super strength…..

I don’t draw enough female characters so I’m doing a post just for the ladies

A buddy of mine wanted me to draw thinkerbell doing the Icebucket challenge. So there you have it

A buddy of mine wanted me to draw thinkerbell doing the Icebucket challenge. So there you have it

Warm ups from Start —to whack— to kinda legit

3modagawd:

dragonheartedrabbit:

"Waste of good ammo. It’s my privilege to buy you a replacement box."

"All self-respecting whites have a moral responsibility to support our growing number of martyrs to the failed experiment called diversity."

"I thank all Police, you are the ‘Thin Blue Line’ protecting normal Americans from aggressive and entitled primitive savages. America is surely at the tipping point."

Just a few quotes (in case it’s hard to read) from that collection of donation messages for Darren Wilson.

Does anyone else want to say it’s not about race?

"I wouldve donated double this amount but you missed his accomplice" I swear to fucking god…

My contribution to Anthony Piper’s TrillLeague movement! Quiver teaches Swift and Robin some modern dance moves.

My contribution to Anthony Piper’s TrillLeague movement! Quiver teaches Swift and Robin some modern dance moves.

anatomicalart:

briannacherrygarcia:

itscourtoon:

bathsabbath:

thorhugs:

compactcarl:

egriz:

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.

bluekomadori:

The tutorial of how I achieve watercolor effect in Sai! :) I highly recommend using real watercolor paintings (your own or ones found on the internet) as reference.

And here you can find a few useful links: 

  1. You can download the Sai file of this picture here: link 
  2. Video process of painting another picture: link
  3. The old watercolor tutorial: link
  4. Sai brushes (none of them is made by me) link + file you need to open them in Sai: link
  5. Awesome watercolor brushes made by Kyle T Webster: link

Here’s the finished painting: link