Rust Dust Shuffle

Not a quality art blog.
Anything I post here is drawn by me. I also enjoy reblogging cute, and sometimes terrible things. Please do not repost my art.

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~ Tuesday, August 26 ~
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Commissions Open!

silentmight:

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Heyy guys! I’m now taking commissions.

I’ve been in between jobs for awhile since the earlier part of the year and life decided to deal a huge blow just recently. In any case, I still need to support myself and my commitments thus I figured I should work on commissions. :D;

More info about prices, samples, how to contact me and whatnot can be found here!

Thanks for your time in reading and reblogs will be very very much appreciated ;v; Thank you again!!

Fenix is open up for commissions!


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~ Thursday, August 21 ~
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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.

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~ Sunday, August 17 ~
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Damn it, Cloud Nine single. Damn you and your fanservice.

Damn it, Cloud Nine single. Damn you and your fanservice.

Tags: daiya no ace sawamura eijun furusawa do i tag this nsfw ace of diamond fanart
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~ Wednesday, August 13 ~
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I slipped into baseball hell.

Manaka and Tanba were the first thing I drew though w

Tags: fanart daiya no a ace of diamond scraps ダイヤのa sawamura eijun kominato haruichi tanba kouichirou
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~ Monday, August 11 ~
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remanoir:

Words of Wisdom.

remanoir:

Words of Wisdom.

Tags: I need this up on my wall even though I feel like I lack taste
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~ Sunday, August 3 ~
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Masamune, palette #12 for relm. I’m getting to finish all the prompts and requests that you guys left me. Slowly getting there… thanks for being so patient with me yooo

Masamune, palette #12 for relm. I’m getting to finish all the prompts and requests that you guys left me. Slowly getting there… thanks for being so patient with me yooo

Tags: not dead yet next up is shingeki x takarazuka date masamune fanart basaras
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~ Friday, June 27 ~
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primaera:

rustdust:

classicshoujo:

Car ad featuring Rose of Versailles (1972) by Riyoko Ikeda

And then there is the TV ad…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_MUZG0665k

Is that Suzukaze Mayo and Amami Yuki?

eh? nope! I’m sure this commercial was a lot later than that XD; On closer look I’m pretty sure the Oscar is Emao Yuu but I’m not sure who Andre is… OTL

primaera:

rustdust:

classicshoujo:

Car ad featuring Rose of Versailles (1972) by Riyoko Ikeda

And then there is the TV ad…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_MUZG0665k

Is that Suzukaze Mayo and Amami Yuki?

eh? nope! I’m sure this commercial was a lot later than that XD; On closer look I’m pretty sure the Oscar is Emao Yuu but I’m not sure who Andre is… OTL

Tags: bad at recognising siennes
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classicshoujo:

Car ad featuring Rose of Versailles (1972) by Riyoko Ikeda

And then there is the TV ad…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_MUZG0665k

classicshoujo:

Car ad featuring Rose of Versailles (1972) by Riyoko Ikeda

And then there is the TV ad…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_MUZG0665k


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~ Friday, June 6 ~
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I will do it! … eventually
My art’s so rusty I could use a knife to scrape that layer of rust off.

I will do it! … eventually

My art’s so rusty I could use a knife to scrape that layer of rust off.

(Source: )

Tags: haven't forgotten the last request post but do you know how tough thinking of shingeki no zuka musical is
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~ Thursday, May 15 ~
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diananock:

illusionaryish:

Imagine if the whole, beautifully paved world looked like this.
These are solar panels that, if placed in the place of roadways and other paving sites (parking lots, parks, etc) can produce more renewable energy than the entire country produces. 
It’s currently in the prototype stage with amazing results. Plus, they can be used in all weather situations that will also make icy roads a thing of the past. Heating elements will melt any ice and snow that sits on top. Another thing, they come with LEDs inside so that you’ll have a better view of the road as you drive. All powered by solar energy. 
I Fucking Love Science posted an article about it and it’s also raising money on indiegogo, which is disgustingly far from the goal. They have some pretty sweet gifts, including bumper stickers, a necklace containing pieces of the prototypes, and an entire working prototype of the plates.
BONUS: The prototypes were made of 10% recycled plastic AND can still handle the heaviest trucks. Imagine what the final product could do.
I urge everyone to at least reblog and spread the message so that hopefully this reaches the goal at May 31st. Projects like this hit me right in the heart because of my passion for renewable energy, which is what I hope to deal with once I’m done with my Engineering degree. I would gladly work on this project if I could, but for now I’m going to settle with donating as much as I can and spreading the word as far as possible.
So, signal boost! <3

WOW WOW WOW

diananock:

illusionaryish:

Imagine if the whole, beautifully paved world looked like this.

These are solar panels that, if placed in the place of roadways and other paving sites (parking lots, parks, etc) can produce more renewable energy than the entire country produces. 

It’s currently in the prototype stage with amazing results. Plus, they can be used in all weather situations that will also make icy roads a thing of the past. Heating elements will melt any ice and snow that sits on top. Another thing, they come with LEDs inside so that you’ll have a better view of the road as you drive. All powered by solar energy. 

I Fucking Love Science posted an article about it and it’s also raising money on indiegogo, which is disgustingly far from the goal. They have some pretty sweet gifts, including bumper stickers, a necklace containing pieces of the prototypes, and an entire working prototype of the plates.

BONUS: The prototypes were made of 10% recycled plastic AND can still handle the heaviest trucks. Imagine what the final product could do.

I urge everyone to at least reblog and spread the message so that hopefully this reaches the goal at May 31st. Projects like this hit me right in the heart because of my passion for renewable energy, which is what I hope to deal with once I’m done with my Engineering degree. I would gladly work on this project if I could, but for now I’m going to settle with donating as much as I can and spreading the word as far as possible.

So, signal boost! <3

WOW WOW WOW


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