skulldog:

raposabranca:

SEND THE LOVE AROUND

A few weeks ago I was feeling pretty down. I was having trouble with a person and I was feeling very underappreciated as an artist, and while I did have my problems, it pissed me a lot. But instead of feeling sorry for myself (for once) I started thinking about other great, awesome artists I followed who could be feeling even shittier and not believing in themselves.

I admire them; each one of them. Each had their own perks that made themselves and what they create special. And I realized that hell, I love being told what people like in my work. Not just “you’re so good”, but “I love the way you draw this and that”. At that moment, I really wished someone would come over and tell me that. How many other artists around weren’t feeling that way, at that moment?

So the messaging started. I never wrote a model message, they were all personal. And the answers were all personal too. People who responded sounded honestly happy someone took time to tell them what they admired in them, and told them never to give up no matter what. The ones who didn’t, well - I know they liked it, because it was from the bottom of my heart.

So after this time debating if I should write this little thing or not, I made it.  I don’t know if there’s anythig similar around, but if it does, take this as a reinforcement. It’s not a campaign, nor a meme, nor will it grant you favours from your favorite artists. Please, don’t do anything if it’s for interest. Instead, look at the artist as another human being who struggles with daily life and yet make such beautiful things you admire so much. Call them by their name, tell them what you like in them. Or draw, paint, write or compose a lil’ something for them. Doesn’t matter. Show appreciation.

Send the love around to those who inspire you.

(sorry for any mistakes, English is not my mother tongue and it’s a bit rusty)

This deserves to be on my main dash, it’s a really good thing. Share some love, you might just make someone’s day and hey, that feels good!

This sums up how I’ve been feeling lately and have reached a similar conclusion but have yet to reach out. I shall!

(via barksandscribbles)

lucidkitsune:

nambroth:

kisskicker:

swandog-studio:

Just an update on the art theft…The guy at the STAG Clothing company ( http://stagclothing.tumblr.com/ ) claims that his image, “however strikingly similar it may be to her [my] image, is totally his design, that he came up with on his own” and added that it was inspired by the Jagermeister logo (which, btw, looks very different from my drawing: http://de.amiando.com/eventResources/3/L/lZTX1mEoFD2IpM/JM_Logo_Positive.gif ).So…here is my original art next to the STAG Clothing logo, along with an overlay of the two, to prove that their logo is indeed a direct trace of my art, the only changes being: one antler copied and flipped around, to make both antlers fully symmetrical, the line of the lip removed, and the fur line between the eyes removed. Every other outline, antler shading detail, and fur markings, down to the individual hairs, is identical, as you can see.He also claims that: “We as a company have always paid for designers, and would never copyright someone else’s images and pass them off as our own.” Well, I for sure haven’t gotten one cent of payment from this! And this bit was copied from their FB about page: “As well as hard work, our design process has set us apart from many, a huge amount of our designs and collections are created in house, however we have also had the pleasure of working closely with some amazing and creative designers which has enabled them to put their spin on the brand and its products.”  So I guess “working closely with creative designers” and “creating designs in house” actually means stealing from various artists whatever images they happen to come across on Google and then editing them to suit their own purposes? :P~Xenia/SD

Unbelievable.

I’ve had this happen to me before, nearly the exact scenario with a big name brand clothing manufacturer.
If STAG had any brains in the heads of the folks in charge, they would have seen Xenia’s letter, said “Augh one of our artists did a Bad Thing”, settled with Xenia in private to make it right, and it would have been resolved.
Instead, they said that their copy is totally original (when it obviously is not) so now we need to let them know that social media says “NOPE, you don’t get to do this.” If the internet has one superpower, it’s the power to get angry.Feeling spunky about this issue? You should. Let STAG know how you feel about them not owning their mistake, and continuing to profit off someone else’s work:Twitter: https://twitter.com/Stag_ClothingFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stand-Tall-Amongst-Giants/368026643284832Website: http://www.standtallamongstgiants.co.uk/

Reblogging again for links. 
Go tell them how you feel!

lucidkitsune:

nambroth:

kisskicker:

swandog-studio:

Just an update on the art theft…The guy at the STAG Clothing company ( http://stagclothing.tumblr.com/ ) claims that his image, “however strikingly similar it may be to her [my] image, is totally his design, that he came up with on his own” and added that it was inspired by the Jagermeister logo (which, btw, looks very different from my drawing: http://de.amiando.com/eventResources/3/L/lZTX1mEoFD2IpM/JM_Logo_Positive.gif ).

So…here is my original art next to the STAG Clothing logo, along with an overlay of the two, to prove that their logo is indeed a direct trace of my art, the only changes being: one antler copied and flipped around, to make both antlers fully symmetrical, the line of the lip removed, and the fur line between the eyes removed. Every other outline, antler shading detail, and fur markings, down to the individual hairs, is identical, as you can see.

He also claims that: “We as a company have always paid for designers, and would never copyright someone else’s images and pass them off as our own.” Well, I for sure haven’t gotten one cent of payment from this!

And this bit was copied from their FB about page: “As well as hard work, our design process has set us apart from many, a huge amount of our designs and collections are created in house, however we have also had the pleasure of working closely with some amazing and creative designers which has enabled them to put their spin on the brand and its products.”  So I guess “working closely with creative designers” and “creating designs in house” actually means stealing from various artists whatever images they happen to come across on Google and then editing them to suit their own purposes? :P

~Xenia/SD

Unbelievable.

I’ve had this happen to me before, nearly the exact scenario with a big name brand clothing manufacturer.

If STAG had any brains in the heads of the folks in charge, they would have seen Xenia’s letter, said “Augh one of our artists did a Bad Thing”, settled with Xenia in private to make it right, and it would have been resolved.

Instead, they said that their copy is totally original (when it obviously is not) so now we need to let them know that social media says “NOPE, you don’t get to do this.” If the internet has one superpower, it’s the power to get angry.

Feeling spunky about this issue? You should. Let STAG know how you feel about them not owning their mistake, and continuing to profit off someone else’s work:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Stag_Clothing
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stand-Tall-Amongst-Giants/368026643284832
Website: http://www.standtallamongstgiants.co.uk/

Reblogging again for links. 

Go tell them how you feel!

(via sarahgrey)

eskiworks:

elektroyu:

eskiworks:

The Workaholic Pedestal
We freelancers have a tendency to never truly be away from our work, regardless of the time or day of the week.  Especially if like me, your work station is in your home.  We work long hours and dedicate ourselves fully to whatever project we have at hand.  We loose sleep, skip social gatherings, eat whatever is quick and easy so we can get back to work. I have noticed that there is a sense of pride in general among freelancers that we are so in love with our work that we can dedicate ourselves this way.  Passion for your chosen profession is definitely a plus!
However, I have also observed a downside to this part of freelancing.  That dedication can cross the line into an unhealthy workaholic lifestyle, and other freelancers actually encourage it.  There is an underlying unspoken rule in freelancer culture that if you’re not working, you’re slacking.  I’ve seen other freelancers take subtle stabs at their peers for taking time off to see family, to tend to daily life, or to just have a day (or three) to simply BREATHE and do something other than art. Doing things like comparing your work load with others’ work load, making yourself out to be the harder working one.  Referring to things like showering, cooking, and cleaning as “free time” or “vacation”.  It creates or adds to guilt surrounding work, which is really not a nice thing to do to your friends and peers. 
The disclaimer here is that clearly not every freelancer does this, and I think those that do are not being purposefully malicious, so please don’t misread this as an attack.  I’m guilty of playing into this myself, we are just falling into a part of the starving artist stereotype;  The idea that your chosen craft/art must encompass ALL of your being, every day and every moment for you to truly be passionate about it. 
The truth is, there IS life outside of art and work, and it’s not a contest. We are living beings that must eat and sleep, and we are social animals that must have a connection with others.  So not only do we HAVE to do things other than art, but it’s also ok to spend time doing other things that make you happy.  It doesn’t mean you are less passionate about your work, or that other artists who spend more time on theirs love it more.
And yes, there are deadlines we must work under.  But none of us want to be starving artists. None of us enjoy loosing sleep, eating crappy or skipping meals, working our fingers to the bone, letting friendships fall apart…  These are not good things.  You aren’t a cooler or more a passionate artist for making those sacrifices.  So I think instead of putting that lifestyle on a pedestal, we should be encouraging one another to take time to care for ourselves, and to have a life outside of their work. Just like anyone else doing any other kind of work.  =)

I’d like to add to this: “It creates or adds to guilt surrounding work, which is really not a nice thing to do to your friends and peers. ” that it’s also not a nice thing to do to yourself. it’s YOU who does your work, after all, and there’s only ONE of you, so take care about that.

I couldn’t agree more, yes! 

eskiworks:

elektroyu:

eskiworks:

The Workaholic Pedestal

We freelancers have a tendency to never truly be away from our work, regardless of the time or day of the week.  Especially if like me, your work station is in your home.  We work long hours and dedicate ourselves fully to whatever project we have at hand.  We loose sleep, skip social gatherings, eat whatever is quick and easy so we can get back to work. I have noticed that there is a sense of pride in general among freelancers that we are so in love with our work that we can dedicate ourselves this way.  Passion for your chosen profession is definitely a plus!

However, I have also observed a downside to this part of freelancing.  That dedication can cross the line into an unhealthy workaholic lifestyle, and other freelancers actually encourage it.  There is an underlying unspoken rule in freelancer culture that if you’re not working, you’re slacking.  I’ve seen other freelancers take subtle stabs at their peers for taking time off to see family, to tend to daily life, or to just have a day (or three) to simply BREATHE and do something other than art. Doing things like comparing your work load with others’ work load, making yourself out to be the harder working one.  Referring to things like showering, cooking, and cleaning as “free time” or “vacation”.  It creates or adds to guilt surrounding work, which is really not a nice thing to do to your friends and peers. 

The disclaimer here is that clearly not every freelancer does this, and I think those that do are not being purposefully malicious, so please don’t misread this as an attack.  I’m guilty of playing into this myself, we are just falling into a part of the starving artist stereotype;  The idea that your chosen craft/art must encompass ALL of your being, every day and every moment for you to truly be passionate about it. 

The truth is, there IS life outside of art and work, and it’s not a contest. We are living beings that must eat and sleep, and we are social animals that must have a connection with others.  So not only do we HAVE to do things other than art, but it’s also ok to spend time doing other things that make you happy.  It doesn’t mean you are less passionate about your work, or that other artists who spend more time on theirs love it more.

And yes, there are deadlines we must work under.  But none of us want to be starving artists. None of us enjoy loosing sleep, eating crappy or skipping meals, working our fingers to the bone, letting friendships fall apart…  These are not good things.  You aren’t a cooler or more a passionate artist for making those sacrifices.  So I think instead of putting that lifestyle on a pedestal, we should be encouraging one another to take time to care for ourselves, and to have a life outside of their work. Just like anyone else doing any other kind of work.  =)

I’d like to add to this: “It creates or adds to guilt surrounding work, which is really not a nice thing to do to your friends and peers. ” that it’s also not a nice thing to do to yourself. it’s YOU who does your work, after all, and there’s only ONE of you, so take care about that.

I couldn’t agree more, yes! 

(via 04range)

Someone anonymously asked me who my favorite Ninja Turtle was (but I accidentally deleted it), but actually Master Splinter was always my favorite.

Someone anonymously asked me who my favorite Ninja Turtle was (but I accidentally deleted it), but actually Master Splinter was always my favorite.

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I like Luna because she has a gorgeous logo design but is also pretty socially awkward (Just like meeee)

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To the aspiring artists & creatives out there.

leseanthomas:

To the aspiring artists & creatives out there.

(via malytwotails)

When you have varying interests, weird things happen. “There Will Be Blood” x “My Little Pony” spoof.
I assure you I was giggling stupidly the whole time I was drawing this XD
Enjoy it, but please don’t edit/remove source!

When you have varying interests, weird things happen. “There Will Be Blood” x “My Little Pony” spoof.

I assure you I was giggling stupidly the whole time I was drawing this XD

Enjoy it, but please don’t edit/remove source!