Hi Ten, how can I contact you on drawing/designing a picture?
I draw by the hour and charge $150 an hour ~
This is a completely reasonable price. Don’t get how people don’t see that.
people keep mentioning people complaining? Is this happening and I’m just not seeing it? cause from what I can tell, no one has a problem…?
That’s great! It’s just from my experience and artists I know, especially when you do commercial work, clients tend not to see it cuz they know nothing about it. When I was studying, we were even encouraged to work for peanuts/exposure.
ugh yeah dude, exposure is biggest load of horse shit in the industry. You draw, you post on everything, other people post it, name gets out there, for free and no time wasted ~ It doesn’t take much to become an established artist. Draw, draw well, and keep doing that. And yeah, peanuts, exposure, and hope, ‘I can’t pay you now, but if this takes off I’ll give you some money :) ‘
I hope all of my friends, many of which are artists see this and stop selling themselves short!! Like damn you’ve had all of this training and skill there is no reason to undersell yourself!
so let me get this straight, tumblr is anti-capitalist, pro-commie, until it comes to turning your creativity into money. you are not entitled to make your way in the world purely because you’re a talented artist. charging an order of magnitude more than a physical laborer per hour is fucking sick; you may claim that you’ve got all these special unique qualities to you that put you in some special class where your time is worth more than everyone else’s, but i frankly really fucking doubt most of you could work a truly physically strenuous eight hour day and i imagine it would take most of you a lot of time and a ton of energy to get in good enough shape to do so.
so why is it that your skill as an artist entitles you to so much more compensation per hour than other workers, including and especially artists working in other fields and media?
which is it tumblr? are you going to get with the program, that the rest of the internet’s been on for a while, or are you going to keep on with the gross money=value white-bread capitalist materialist bullshit?
have you heard of open source, or creative commons, or pirate party international, electronic frontier foundation, copyleft…
did you know that these days musicians gleefully give their music away for free?
Wow, this is so throughly irrational it’s almost impressive.
'so let me get this straight, tumblr is anti-capitalist, pro-commie, until it comes to turning your creativity into money. you are not entitled to make your way in the world purely because you’re a talented artist. charging an order of magnitude more than a physical laborer per hour is fucking sick;'
You do realize that because of free market western capitalism people are being paid 1/4th of that they should right? This includes pretty much all workers. I charge a livable wage because I can charge whatever the fuck I want to since I am my own boss. I’m entitled to whatever the fuck I want, clearly, because I charge this much, this is a fair wage, and this is what I decide I am worth.
Just because you are willing to work for less,
just because you are willing to take less for your skills
is not a reflection of me,
but a reflection of yourself, your own economic needs, and clearly because you responded to this the way you did, your own insecurities about your worth.
‘so why is it that your skill as an artist entitles you to so much more compensation per hour than other workers, including and especially artists working in other fields and media?’
Here is a general list of what artists charge, notice, it’s a A LOT
‘which is it tumblr? are you going to get with the program, that the rest of the internet’s been on for a while, or are you going to keep on with the gross money=value white-bread capitalist materialist bullshit?’
I know you may think this, but I am not the embodiment of tumblr. I’m a human person, like most of the blogs on tumblr, they are run by people, each person with their own experiences and thoughts. You seem to think all the blogs are run by one hive mind out to get you while you’re hiding in the corner of your bedroom with your tinfoil hat on, but, um.. no. I doubt anyone is even thinking of you. Again, you’re wrong, a sensation I assume is your natural state.
as a communist let me chime in for a sec:
the right to earn a livable wage at any job you may have is actually a good step toward a future communist utopia because it requires our society to value of each person’s individual humanity. to work, communism requires the abolition of hierarchies and wage earning but that’s going to take decades if not centuries to accomplish. so are we supposed to starve until that happens? if given the opportunity to charge what we feel we need for our work, are we supposed to just throw that away when it means we may lose our home?
no! if we all start charging what we need at each opportunity we get, it sets a precedent that we deserve the right to dictate our own needs. dictating one’s own needs is absolutely essential to communism.
so no, what ten is doing is in no way capitalistic. she’s not getting this money by exploiting poor workers. she’s not stealing it. she’s not taking advantage of anyone. capitalism is completely different from charging what you need to stay alive.