Insight Of A Fangirl



I needed a new toilet seat so I went on ebay and searched for “toilet seat unicorn”


I’m so going to buy it.

I bet yall didn’t believe me


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So for now, just sleep. Embracing in your heart that seed of hope.
And trust…
That there will come a day when it will bloom once more.

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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!

FAO any of my followers who do this kind of work.

It’s relevant for a lot of areas in the art industry, but ESPECIALLY for illustration/animation etc. It’s not directly relevant for me but it still drives me mad when people have the audacity to assume that work like this is only worth a few pounds/dollars. Do people seriously not realise how long making art actually takes? Argh. 

I still cringe at the HUGE illustration job I did for a local nature center. Several large, highly detailed pieces that they chose one design from to make t-shirts, and I received… $2 per t-shirt printed. For a total of $100.

I don’t really regret it for personal reasons, but ouch.

Really important things to know.


these are really sloppy im sorry but i rEA LLY L OVE RUFKAT………..

Anonymous said: for the past few months ive tried to stay away from using weed but my moodswings have been hitting harder then before. just recently i had tried using cigarettes and it had calmed my moodswings for a good few hours. i feel like i was doing so well.. im not sure what to do, the cigarettes help but i dont want to depend on something im not supposed to have my hands on. im scared and my moodswings havent been the only thing. my sleeping has been getting worse too. what should i do?


Rufioh talksprite

RUFIOH: hey, don’t rely on drugs, although you’ve probably been told that a lot…

RUFIOH: 1gnore that p1ece of adv1ce… when you’re hav1ng a mood sw1ng, 1nstead of l1ght1ng a c1g, try destract1ng yourself…

RUFIOH: 1f you l1ke draw1ng or someth1ng do that, do whatever makes you happy…

RUFIOH: just not drugs, 1t’s not a good th1ng to rely on…

RUFIOH: just g1ve one of your trusted fr1ends your smokes and your bowl, and tell them not to g1ve 1t back even 1f you ask…

RUFIOH: that m1ght help a l1ttle b1t too…

RUFIOH: to help w1th your sleep, you can try tak1ng some sleep med1c1ne, the r1ght dosage though…

RUFIOH: 1t m1ght help a b1t w1th your sleep… you never know though…

RUFIOH: 1 hope you’re okay…

RUFIOH: 1 th1nk you can do th1s though…


Shipping Rufioh and Horuss is like getting on a sinking ship while people are leaving in droves on lifeboats and the engines are on fire. But I’m gonna sit on the deck and pretend everything is fine as the ocean slowly reclaims what is left of me.