August was an amazing month and I couldn’t be more happier for your help, everyone! This month commissions are open once again! Here is a list of the prices I offer:
Sketch - $10 Ink line art w/flats - $15 Colored Bust (shoulders up) - $25 Character Presentation Pose (poster size) - $35 Character in setting - $40 Character with calligraphy - $45
For animals it varies but I’m offering dragons at the moment!
Dragons/ Drakes Lineart Bust: $20 Lineart Body: $30 Bust: $25 Full body: $45 with a background: $60
Now… Things are a little dicy this month since we fell behind a bit after the computer incident. However, we have our chins up, still. And with my comic in a brief hiatus I am taking time to do some commissions for fun and hopefully have the lost programs reinstalled for my husband’s new computer. (Windows is weird for charging their customers for, well… almost everything…)
Any amount of help is appreciated, but I really want to get more commissions done. If you would like to commission me feel free to message me, or if you can’t at the moment (totally understandable) please share this post around to your friends!
The commissions I offer are great for ocs, such as DnDs, young aspiring writers, graphic novels, and etc. I also keep tabs on all clients, so you’ll be up to date if you prefer such for your project! :)
I look forward to hearing back from you guys soon! Thanks! :)
lets talk about how annoying writing blogs can sometimes be. its like they don’t want other people to do better than them or they're unnecessarily harsh and their advice isn’t really advice. like, i get it. not everyone will have a best seller. but you’ll go looking for advice and it’ll be like:
#1. you aren’t orginal. so stop thinking you are. your book idea has been done a million times so you should probably trash your years of work and start over. and even then, it’ll still be unorginal.
#2. you aren’t going to get an agent until you’re 45.
#3. you won’t be the next stephen king so you should stick to retail. your book isn’t worth that much so be thankful for whatever you can get.
and then they’ll link their amazon page to download their book.
like…ummmmmm. okay????? maybe it didn’t go the way YOU planned but why try to discourage others? everyone knows that their dream may not work out. no matter what profession you are in. especially creative ones.
you’re not being helpful or ‘realistic’ by being an asshole. if anything, give tips on what you think you would do differently. don’t try to scare people out of their dreams.
the only good place i find advice now is on actual author interviews via youtube and on here. because those authors share their writing styles and tumblr is like 'show, don’t tell / here’s how to give your character a personality’.
it just sucks that no-one wants to actually help aspiring people.
‘To Die For The People: The Writings of Huey P. Newton’, 1972 1st edition - Huey P. Newton
“The oppressor must be harassed until his doom. He must have no peace by day or by night. The slaves have always outnumbered the slavemasters. The power of the oppressor rests upon the submission of the people.” ‘In Defense of Self-defense’ I (June 20, 1967)
“The blood, sweat, tears, and suffering of Black people are the foundations of the wealth and power of the United States of America. We were forced to build America, and if forced to, we will tear it down. The immediate result of this destruction will be suffering and bloodshed. But the end result will be the perpetual peace for all mankind.” 'In Defense of Self-defense’ I (June 20, 1967)
“Many times the poorest White person is the most racist because he is afraid that he might lose something, or discover something he does not have.” ‘The Women’s Liberation and Gay Liberation Movements’ (April 15, 1970)
Have you ever seen a fandom post enthusiastically comparing two fleeting lines from a book?
Damien rolled his eyes watching Agatha practice for the recital.
Damien watched Agatha pirouette, his eyes soft.
These lines could be chapters apart, or even be placed on complete opposite ends of the novel. Others may read through these lines without a second thought. Nevertheless, these moments — no matter how miniscule — mean something to the character experiencing them, making them valuable assets in your storytelling.
/WARNING: Don’t continue reading if you don’t want to see someone bashing Fanfiction/
Fanfiction does not get taken seriously. If it someday will, that doesn’t matter. I’m here to explain why Fanfiction is a waste of time.
Do I believe fanfiction is inferior?
Yes, admittedly. But that doesn’t mean I will bash anyone who writes them. I am also a fanfiction writer. My main fanfic is Beyond Ten Garde, a Lorien Legacies fanfic.
But fanfiction is a waste of time. If it isn’t, it’s not as valuable as original works.
Let’s talk about original works.
Fanfiction is derived from original works. Original works were created by dreams. People celebrate those dreamers and what they created. They make fanfiction out of the stories and movies and media those visionaries crafted. This doesn’t mean fanfiction is horrible, but it means people who create original stories are prized. They even receive prizes.
When did you last see a fanfiction writer get a reward for writing fanfiction?
How many of you know Haruki Murakami?
Many, I bet. He’s a writer of original fiction. Those people go on to create amazing works that will be loved. Writers such as Herman Melville and JK Rowling have done the same.
In the writing world, original writers are the elite. Fanfiction writers are the “low class”.
Writing fanfiction is a waste of time. Writing a one million word fanfic won’t get you popularity. In the end, it’s not your story. You’re profiting from someone else’s work. A visionary, who you could’ve been if you made that one million word story an original work.
Originality makes the world turn.
No work is original, people say. But it takes a special person to craft something that isn’t fanfiction. They make their own story. They bring characters to life. They brought something new into the universe after agonizing nights involving them wondering if that story will be great.
Moby Dick was no fanfiction.
Neither was Harry Potter.
My favorite work by Haruki Murakami, The Windup Bird Chronicles, is not fanfiction.
Classics are made from originals. Their creators were visionaries who brought new works into the universe. They weren’t repost meme pages full of memes everyone has already seen.
No. They would be the original creators of those memes. Original.
We honor original fiction.
Do you want to be that writer who makes a fanfic everyone doesn’t take seriously? That writer whose fanfic is forgotten about twenty years later at the most?
Or do you want to be that original writer who created something new that was original and people would read one thousand years into the future?
But I highly recommend you don’t waste your days on fanfiction that will earn you nothing.
Write something original and timeless.
Go write that classic non-fiction story everyone will take seriously and honor.