An artist is always alone - if he is an artist. No, what the artist needs is loneliness. - Henry Miller
Reblogged from expectingbutler
Tsundere - Hostile outside, loving on the inside
Yandere - Sweet outside, obsessive and psychotic inside
Kuudere - Silent/cool, turns loving afterwards
Dandere - Usually quiet until the right person comes along
Kamidere - Just like tsundere but has a god-like complex
Dorodere - Sweet outside, messed up and disturbed inside
Deredere - Loving and affectionate
Himedere- Just like tsundere, but princess-like
Reblogged from harrystardust
friendly reminder that your trans identity is no less valid if you started having gender feelings after joining tumblr. Learning what being trans is and what it means for other people can be a big part of exploring your gender, and can be very helpful in figuring out who you are. just because you found that out through a social networking website doesn’t mean your identity isn’t real and valid and important
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Dont ask artists for free art you scrubs
How to waste your talent while losing your friends all at once because all you care about is money: A tumblr guide on how to be a cunt to those who admire you.
Imagine if the Mona Lisa was a commission and s/he had no money.
the mona lisa was a commission you shitshill, that’s how artists make a fucking living. it’s how we get the money to pay for things we need, because we don’t want to spend all our time working in a shitty job instead of doing things that are important to us, like working on personal projects or spending time with people we like. by thinking that you deserve free art is basically telling them “your time and skill isn’t worth anything but my personal enjoyment!” and if someone only wanted to be friends with me for free art, i don’t want that friendship because that sounds like an awful friend. artists are people with lives and often art is our only source of income and if you really admired us you would understand and support that.
jesus fucking christ “imagine if the mona lisa was a commission” rolls head back and laughs
"imagine if the mona lisa was a commission" AHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAH
Imagine if the Mona Lisa was a commission
oh my godddddddd
Fwwthhphfhs wh, sputtering, excuse me, how to “waste” your talent? Excuse me? By talent, you wouldn’t happen to mean the hours and hours and months and years of work it takes in order to create even a moderate, scraping-by-living off of artwork, would you? How about the potential thousands of dollars in education? Dedication, persistence, time, time, TIME. Do you think they just stumbled across those skills in a drainage ditch, or something?
If someone can draw well enough that you want to ask them to draw you something, if you are willing to make them spend their time, then spend some of your money. I don’t care what their skill level is, I don’t care what YOUR income is, and I don’t care if you are friends. Time is money. That’s how it works. If you aren’t willing to pony up some cash for a service, you are not, frankly, worth being friends with. Or acquaintances with. Or knowing. At all. OFFERING art, is different than ASKING for art. If they OFFER you art, if they make you art just ‘cause, because they are your friend, cool, fine - I give my friends tons of free art ‘cause I love them like crazy, but it’s MY CHOICE. If it’s SOMEONE ELSE’S CHOICE? I get paid by the hour.
I wouldn’t ask a mechanic friend to fix my car for free, I wouldn’t ask a plumber friend to fix my pipes for free, and I sure as hell don’t ever expect my artist friends to take my requests without coughing up some cash. I have bought commissions from friends, before. Because they are my friends, and I VALUE their damn time. How about that? Don’t waste someone else’s friendship by devaluing their skills and expecting them for free.
This has appeared on my dashboard at least three times, and each time a different fucklord is making some dumbass comment about how artists should do something for free or cheap
And every time they’re getting torn apart
It makes me so happy
Anyone ever hear the story of Picasso and the napkin sketch? He was sitting at a cafe and a fan came up and asked him for a sketch on a napkin. He politely agreed and scribbled out a quick sketch, handed it back to the person and then asked for a VERY large sum of money. The admirer, understandably flabbergasted, said, "How can you ask for so much? It only took a minute to draw this!". Picasso calmly but firmly replied, "No, it took me 40 years and a minute to draw this.".