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fire-island-tryst:

How guys take dick pics

where is the lie?

fntsycrystal:

workingamerica:

Walmart is bragging about all their “made in America” products. Did they think no one would check the label?
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Oh, for the love of- sad part is I bet most people DON’T check the label =_=

As a former vendor who was sent to set up displays like this (and this specific display in question, before I left the company), I think it’s important to note that those products are merchandised in the wrong place. The fixture is only meant to hold specific Procter and Gamble products (like the Head and Shoulders), and I’m not sure what that licensed stuff is but it is not what is meant to go on that fixture.
Unfortunately when it comes to these displays, the vendors and companies only have so much control over what store staff puts on them. I couldn’t even set up some of the fixtures that arrived, because the store had already broken them down when I got there. :/
Most likely the first rows of product sold down and the staff, needing to fill up the space, put those there. Or had extra product they didn’t know what to do with. I’m not vouching for P&G’s record when it comes to US jobs because I don’t know those facts, but I can say that the only product meant to be on that fixture was Head and Shoulders, Crest, and I think Old Spice and Herbal Essences.

fntsycrystal:

workingamerica:

Walmart is bragging about all their “made in America” products. Did they think no one would check the label?

ADD YOUR NAME: Take action to keep jobs here at home
—>http://bit.ly/1AXV69h

(via The Wal*Mart 1 Percent) http://ift.tt/1obGnOf

Oh, for the love of- sad part is I bet most people DON’T check the label =_=

As a former vendor who was sent to set up displays like this (and this specific display in question, before I left the company), I think it’s important to note that those products are merchandised in the wrong place. The fixture is only meant to hold specific Procter and Gamble products (like the Head and Shoulders), and I’m not sure what that licensed stuff is but it is not what is meant to go on that fixture.

Unfortunately when it comes to these displays, the vendors and companies only have so much control over what store staff puts on them. I couldn’t even set up some of the fixtures that arrived, because the store had already broken them down when I got there. :/

Most likely the first rows of product sold down and the staff, needing to fill up the space, put those there. Or had extra product they didn’t know what to do with. I’m not vouching for P&G’s record when it comes to US jobs because I don’t know those facts, but I can say that the only product meant to be on that fixture was Head and Shoulders, Crest, and I think Old Spice and Herbal Essences.

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.

katimus:

finalfantasyfour:

please play chrono trigger every playable character has laughing sprites every single one of them even this guy that was evil but now hes less evil and on your team

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Look at this precious fucker.

tidesandfire:

I also take Animation commissions, please message me for prices.

More examples of my work can be found HERE

I also have a PRINTSHOP (for t-shirts/mugs/phone cases)

Please, I really, really need to make £480 before September. Along side my rent I’ve been hit with unexpected costs on my bills. Thankfully I’m moving out on Saturday, so this is the last month I’ll need to beg like this.

Please, Please consider contributing.

My Paypal is: kiekamia@msn.com

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odinsblog:

The New Jim Crow
1. Ferguson, Missouri has a population of approximately 21,000 people — roughly 75% of those residents are Black
2. The Ferguson police department has around 530 cops —less than 5 of them are Black
3. Ferguson had *zero* homicides for all of 2014 —until Michael Brown was murdered by Darrin Wilson
4. Things you should know: Five Myths About Black-on-Black Crime
5. Michael Brown was 18yrs old and was about to begin college. Brown had no criminal record, and despite the Ferguson PD’s smear campaign, Mike Brown PAID FOR the cigars —those facts are all important and should be known, but even if Brown was a high school dropout with prior arrests who stole the cigars, 1) it wouldn’t have made his life any less valuable, 2) we have a court system and those are not capital offenses and 3) it doesn’t change the fact that the cop who killed him, Darren Wilson, had no idea about Brown’s personal history when he executed Brown. Wilson saw only a Black teen deemed either “too uppity” or “suspicious” because of his skin color
6. Five examples: The Militarization of the police
7. It’s deeply Institutional: Police view Black Children As Less Innocent

odinsblog:

The New Jim Crow

1. Ferguson, Missouri has a population of approximately 21,000 people — roughly 75% of those residents are Black

2. The Ferguson police department has around 530 cops —less than 5 of them are Black

3. Ferguson had *zero* homicides for all of 2014 —until Michael Brown was murdered by Darrin Wilson

4. Things you should know: Five Myths About Black-on-Black Crime

5. Michael Brown was 18yrs old and was about to begin college. Brown had no criminal record, and despite the Ferguson PD’s smear campaign, Mike Brown PAID FOR the cigars —those facts are all important and should be known, but even if Brown was a high school dropout with prior arrests who stole the cigars, 1) it wouldn’t have made his life any less valuable, 2) we have a court system and those are not capital offenses and 3) it doesn’t change the fact that the cop who killed him, Darren Wilson, had no idea about Brown’s personal history when he executed Brown. Wilson saw only a Black teen deemed either “too uppity” or “suspicious” because of his skin color

6. Five examples: The Militarization of the police

7. It’s deeply Institutional: Police view Black Children As Less Innocent