aVoid isn’t updating again until saturday because I’ve been busy getting a second job and have to alter the update schedule to accomodate, but hey look I made a doodle of my stupid character
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aVoid isn’t updating again until saturday because I’ve been busy getting a second job and have to alter the update schedule to accomodate, but hey look I made a doodle of my stupid character

this is how i visit my friends

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bechnokid:


Let me tell you about a man named Kaneo Takarada.

Suffering from “too-many-ideas-dunno-what-to-draw” disease, so I just doodled this dumb/cute ginger nerd aka best character in KLK.
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bechnokid:

Let me tell you about a man named Kaneo Takarada.

Suffering from “too-many-ideas-dunno-what-to-draw” disease, so I just doodled this dumb/cute ginger nerd aka best character in KLK.

Tayto: Art's a buncha BULLSHIT
Tayto: But if you're in love with that bullshit
Tayto: You'll stay for the good times
Ween Queen: then its bullshit with FISHNET STOCKINGS ON
Ween Queen: so sexy
Ween Queen: so dangerous
Tayto: S-STUPID SEXY BULLSHIT

4 days ago
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If you feel passionate about something, then go for it.

I don’t do what I do because I think it’ll make me some great money- in fact, a lot of the shit I take the most time on, I’ve done for free. Plenty of you guys have followed me long enough, you know some of the stuff I’ve bent over backwards to do for Alex.

I’ve done that stuff because I love doing it, and I love working with the people I’ve been lucky enough to become friends with. This is absolutely the world I want to make a living off of, but I want to do it because I love it first. If I didn’t love it, I wouldn’t do it. I know logically I’d be better off trying to do something else with my life, but I love what I have too much.

So much I’m willing to clean toilets every day in order to keep doing it.

If you feel passionately about doing art, and want to know how to be successful doing it, the best advice you’re going to ever get is “Well, just fucking try, and remember that everyone is better than you at it but they’ll never be you at it.”

Some people get lucky, some people don’t, but you’re doing it because it’s what you want to do so why would you notice anyway.

4 days ago
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kinomatika:

banavalope replied to your post: bassfanimation replied to your post:im…

its hard to say that you’ll even make a steady living off being an artist, so you can get paid great one time and hit a dry spell for a long time after

Yeah bana brings up a very important point here

Most people who work as artistic professionals don’t have steady income. It’s not a salaried thing. It’s mostly commission/client based so you really have to bust your ass selling yourself in order to have a steady income. And on top of that, you have to be the best of the best to “justify” your prices and rates. (That’s a whole nother bag of shit I’m not gonna get into)

But yeah being a professional artist is not easy by any means. It’s hard to get work. It’s hard to get recognized. And above all it is incredibly fucking hard to stay relevant.

If you get popular for drawing (x) thing but then suddenly (x) thing is not popular anymore, you have 2 choices. Stick to drawing what you love and get branded as a one trick pony, or force yourself to draw/monetize the next popular thing and be accused of “selling out” or being shallow or whatever. Either way you’re likely to get shit for your decisions as an artist.

I mean granted, there are avenues you can take that will give you a steady salary, but even then most of the time that’s based on one of the following factors:

- your popularity (if say you’re part of a comic collective or do a patreon sort of thing)

- your willingness to do mind numbingly repetative/high volume work (graphic design/storyboarding)

- your willingness to be ok with contracted jobs that only last for a few months up to a year.

So yeah there are a lot of factors but it’s way messier than most people realise.

If you don’t have the ability to stay relevant, if you don’t know how to network, and if you don’t know how to push yourself beyond your limits for the love of your craft, art as a career is probably not for you.

Kino’s got good points, and speaking from the point of view of someone that, for the last few months, has had to scrape by doing art as a second job (until just recently), I feel like it’s really important to bring this point up.

It’s not easy living this way if, like Kino said, you aren’t willing to make some sacrifices personally. And, like I said, you’re going to hit a lot of dry spells. A lot. Unless you have a wide audience, or the willingness to draw things you don’t care about but know will make the most profit doing, but we’re not getting THAT specific.

Doing art as a career is fucking difficult, and if you aren’t aware of those difficulties, it’s hard to get anywhere with it, and you have to be able to easily adapt to change. Kino calls it selling out, I usually call it fandom hopping, but it’s all the same. You have to be able to follow the crowd, and follow them with as big of a bang as anyone around you or no one will be looking. You have to do a lot of things that aren’t going to work, and you’ll probably have to be proud of them because you’re your own upseller.

One of my friends was giving advice to someone else not that long ago that hit me really hard because I hadn’t considered it, it’s one of those difficulties that if you aren’t aware of you’re not going to get anywhere, and that’s knowing that you’re easily replaceable. Someone out there can do what you do, more and ten times better.

That’s a big deal to ask yourself if you’re looking to do art- or something art related- as a career. If you can’t be okay with that or even let it drive you, then art probably isn’t for you.

4 days ago
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tylersthings:

Forgive me padre for I have siiiiiiinned

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quickweaves:

samirafierce:

vinebox:

shoutout to oxygen

This is life literally

ON MY MAMA I BE BREATHING

4 days ago
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nachts:

rawrimamidget:

yep.

lets give a round of applause to the best joke I’ve seen today. Oh my GOD.
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nachts:

rawrimamidget:

yep.

lets give a round of applause to the best joke I’ve seen today. Oh my GOD.

4 days ago
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windycarnage:

leonardo doujinshi

5 days ago
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