coeykuhn:

13crownsstudio:

Coey & Shy’s Terrible Summer Fund and Shy’s Commissions

Hello, everyone!
Well, things have gotten so tight, we’ve had to swallow our pride and make an Indiegogo campaign to help us get back on our feet. The IGG page goes into detail, but the TL;DR is we’ve had so many unexpected and expensive bills between my trips (and probable future trips) to the hospital, the tree falling on the house and the damage it caused, and one of our cats needing surgery soon, that everything is backed up, financially. We can’t afford even basics for the time being, like restocking inventory for Otakon (which is in less than a month), getting the car fixed, down to basic bills which are going to start coming in soon.

The IGG campaign gives out thank-you cards, prints, stickers, and discounts to our Etsy shop. It’s difficult for us to stomach blatantly asking for financial help, so we tried to compensate any donations a bit, somehow.

Also I (Shy) am taking marker-coloured character-commissions through the IGG campaign for $50 (this includes shipping the piece to you). I’ve been thinking of taking some, anyway, so it just seemed to fit in as a perk for IGG. Here’s examples of my marker work.

Regardless of if you can contribute or not, it would be a HUGE help if you would reblog/retweet this to get word around. With our next con being still a month away, and a lot to pay for before it, We’re really in a bind!

Thanks so much to everyone who’s been so kind to us in the past, and for anyone who contributes or reblogs this IGG post!



Thank you to anyone who’s able to help, reblog or queue up for the next fe days @ o @ . It’s really appreciated!!!! and it’s a GREAT chance to snag some original art by Shy , something that she doesn’t do often!!! Also thanks to anyone who can’t donate but deals w/ seeing this post T v T;;; Take care everyone! XOXOXOX


Signal boost! I love these guys! I know things will look up for you both soon <3 Go help some lovely people out, ya’ll!

reapersun:

Okay, this mentality is hugely fucking problematic. I put my stuff on the internet to share with people who like the stuff I like, in a space that I’m in control of. People taking it and putting it elsewhere against my wishes is not “just how the internet works”, it’s a disrespectful practice perpetuated by assholes who just want to take stuff that’s not theirs and use it to get notes or earn money or what the fuck ever. If people really liked my work and had respect for me as an artist and A PERSON they would allow me to control where my own work is displayed, and stop assuming just because you CAN download it and put it somewhere else, means you SHOULD. I don’t even understand how people could NOT understand the artists’ desire to maintain control of their work?? I’M the one who spent hours making it, just because I let people see it and have access to a digital copy doesn’t mean I suddenly wave all rights to it or should not give a shit what people do with it. If there were a way to share without allowing people to save it, believe me, I would do that.
Also, it doesn’t matter how respectfully the work is taken. Consider a scenario here: the image is taken once, and put on instagram with credit. Then three other people see it from instagram. One puts it on pinterest with the tumblr source. The second puts it on weheartit with credit to the instagram, because hey, that links back to the source, that’s good enough, right? The third person forgets to link back at all, oh well. More people take it from all of those places, crediting any of those places in between. All of the different sources of this image mess with search engine algorithms and override the actual image source, making it harder to find. Someone from etsy looking for copyright free images to use on products finds one of these unsourced images and takes it and makes a bunch of money off it, hurting the artist financially and wasting their time as they struggle to get the products removed. Some idiot who wants to print out a bunch of johnlock porn to shock the actors on a talk show finds some reposted nsfw easily on google and suddenly an artist who just wanted to share their art with a few like-minded people is being mocked in front of millions of viewers. Eventually, the image comes full circle and is reposted on Tumblr with no credit, when it could have easily just been reblogged from the artist.
This is ignoring all of the people who lie about the source and claim they made it, which DOES HAPPEN despite your claim that it does not. People claim ownership, people trace, people copy the style, people do all kinds of things when they think they’ll get away with it.
This fucking happens. To almost all of the images I post. Multiple times. A day.
How hard is it for people to just decide NOT TO BE AN ASSHOLE AND STEAL IT? Why do people always come back to the artist with this bullshit “well if you didn’t want it stolen why did you put it up??” victim blaming garbage? How does that make any sense except to people who want an excuse to steal??
I’m going to publish this in case other people had this question burning on their mind and because I’m honestly so incensed that people even still ask this question after pretty much every internet artist has had to explain it a dozen times. However I hid their name because even though I’m really pissed off by messages worded this way I have nothing against them personally and don’t want to get them flooded with hate mail or whatever. I’d like to think you are honestly asking, but considering your message is worded like the millions of other messages artists get constantly questioning their rights to control how people share their work, with the standard assumption of my ignorance when it comes to “how things work” and undertone of judgement for thinking I would ever dare try to change “how things work”, forgive me if I’m skeptical.
People who ask questions like this, YOU just don’t want to accept that you have done something the artist dislikes, so you throw the blame back on the artist. YOU don’t want to change the comfortable little way you’re spending your time online taking others’ works, so you try to convince the artist it’s their fault and it won’t change. This is YOUR problem. Ask yourself if you really want artists to stop sharing their work with you and then decide whether that’s a viable solution to this issue.

reapersun:

Okay, this mentality is hugely fucking problematic. I put my stuff on the internet to share with people who like the stuff I like, in a space that I’m in control of. People taking it and putting it elsewhere against my wishes is not “just how the internet works”, it’s a disrespectful practice perpetuated by assholes who just want to take stuff that’s not theirs and use it to get notes or earn money or what the fuck ever. If people really liked my work and had respect for me as an artist and A PERSON they would allow me to control where my own work is displayed, and stop assuming just because you CAN download it and put it somewhere else, means you SHOULD. I don’t even understand how people could NOT understand the artists’ desire to maintain control of their work?? I’M the one who spent hours making it, just because I let people see it and have access to a digital copy doesn’t mean I suddenly wave all rights to it or should not give a shit what people do with it. If there were a way to share without allowing people to save it, believe me, I would do that.

Also, it doesn’t matter how respectfully the work is taken. Consider a scenario here: the image is taken once, and put on instagram with credit. Then three other people see it from instagram. One puts it on pinterest with the tumblr source. The second puts it on weheartit with credit to the instagram, because hey, that links back to the source, that’s good enough, right? The third person forgets to link back at all, oh well. More people take it from all of those places, crediting any of those places in between. All of the different sources of this image mess with search engine algorithms and override the actual image source, making it harder to find. Someone from etsy looking for copyright free images to use on products finds one of these unsourced images and takes it and makes a bunch of money off it, hurting the artist financially and wasting their time as they struggle to get the products removed. Some idiot who wants to print out a bunch of johnlock porn to shock the actors on a talk show finds some reposted nsfw easily on google and suddenly an artist who just wanted to share their art with a few like-minded people is being mocked in front of millions of viewers. Eventually, the image comes full circle and is reposted on Tumblr with no credit, when it could have easily just been reblogged from the artist.

This is ignoring all of the people who lie about the source and claim they made it, which DOES HAPPEN despite your claim that it does not. People claim ownership, people trace, people copy the style, people do all kinds of things when they think they’ll get away with it.

This fucking happens. To almost all of the images I post. Multiple times. A day.

How hard is it for people to just decide NOT TO BE AN ASSHOLE AND STEAL IT? Why do people always come back to the artist with this bullshit “well if you didn’t want it stolen why did you put it up??” victim blaming garbage? How does that make any sense except to people who want an excuse to steal??

I’m going to publish this in case other people had this question burning on their mind and because I’m honestly so incensed that people even still ask this question after pretty much every internet artist has had to explain it a dozen times. However I hid their name because even though I’m really pissed off by messages worded this way I have nothing against them personally and don’t want to get them flooded with hate mail or whatever. I’d like to think you are honestly asking, but considering your message is worded like the millions of other messages artists get constantly questioning their rights to control how people share their work, with the standard assumption of my ignorance when it comes to “how things work” and undertone of judgement for thinking I would ever dare try to change “how things work”, forgive me if I’m skeptical.

People who ask questions like this, YOU just don’t want to accept that you have done something the artist dislikes, so you throw the blame back on the artist. YOU don’t want to change the comfortable little way you’re spending your time online taking others’ works, so you try to convince the artist it’s their fault and it won’t change. This is YOUR problem. Ask yourself if you really want artists to stop sharing their work with you and then decide whether that’s a viable solution to this issue.

jimenna:

thetarrpit:

halfnakedbanana:

Sailor Moon Past // Present 

I LOVE SAILORMOON but wtf did they do to her? It is like they can’t anime anymore? I really love sailormoon but this is ugly I am crying

i can’t believe IM saying this but the new stuff is TOO pretty!! Where is her clumsy charm!?!? More like the manga my ass…

See. I’m now struggling between being wilfully blind in lieu of indulging my nostalgia and the place in my heart that will always be there for /anything/ Sailor Moon, and the artistic choices they’re making for the modern day manga to animation revival.
They are waaaay pretty but the manga was shoujo and shoujo is known for being really pretty..
I suppose the questions are - can it hold a candle or stand up to it’s classic anime predecessor? Can it induce the same feelings the original anime did when we were all children?
I suppose we’re all holding our breaths to give our final say.

Maybe unpopular opinion time, but I have officially put a finger on what it is about the new style that bothers me, and Babs touched on it already, but I’m gonna take this moment to elaborate my own feelings. Ahem.


There was a charm to the original show, and a softness and roundness to the original girls that the new style already clearly lacks. Just stylistically, the new art is much sharper and pointier (I also have a problem with how much skinnier they are, even if it sounded nice because it’s more like the manga but I digress.)

My biggest problem so far, is a subtle, but very effective one. Yes, there are pretty details, and yes the animation seems to be more fluid, but something’s missing, and it’s in her face. Her expressions, even in JUST the scenes we have now seen in the trailer, have that much less emotion.

I’m absolutely still going to watch it, and I’m absolutely still looking forward to it, and yes it’s new and new can be scary and we will all make it through this somehow. But what I am asking for isn’t much, just give me personality and emotion.

So we’ll see.

shoomlah:

nicholaskole:

Since there’s  a compilation post or two going around, I figure’d I’d make one myself of just my personal favorites from the project- you know, in hopes that it will circulate and replace some of the illos that are hard for me to look at ;)

Illustrations from the Curse of Maleficent

Nick knocking it out of the park with his illustrations for the Curse of Maleficent tie-in novel, UGH SO GOOD

Nicholas Kole, KILLIN’ it. As usual.

And not at all one of my favorites ever.

jenmundy:

So Minneapolis got like 8 inches of snow or something stupid, but regardless of our crappy weather I’m ready for spring.  Drawn for Bi-Weekly Challenge for the topic ‘Spring’, I wanted to pay homage to one of my childhood favorites: Fantasia.  That segment with the centaurs and the drunk satyr and all the baby unicorns was something I’d watch on repeat as a kid, and it always makes me think of the season.
Decided to go digital this round because holy crap it’s 2 months until my wedding and I’m in panic mode now, hah.

jenmundy:

So Minneapolis got like 8 inches of snow or something stupid, but regardless of our crappy weather I’m ready for spring.  Drawn for Bi-Weekly Challenge for the topic ‘Spring’, I wanted to pay homage to one of my childhood favorites: Fantasia.  That segment with the centaurs and the drunk satyr and all the baby unicorns was something I’d watch on repeat as a kid, and it always makes me think of the season.

Decided to go digital this round because holy crap it’s 2 months until my wedding and I’m in panic mode now, hah.

(via fuckyeahillustrativeart)

annmarcellino:

Today’s my birthday!  So why not help me celebrate by buying something off my Society6 page at http://society6.com/AnnMarcellino/.  If you buy something then I can get myself a cheeseburger for my birthday!
You get art.
I get a cheeseburger.
Everyone wins!
Otherwise I’d also really appreciate reblogging this post.  Thanks so much guys!

Ann&#8217;s work is beautiful and you know you want something plastered with it!! 

annmarcellino:

Today’s my birthday!  So why not help me celebrate by buying something off my Society6 page at http://society6.com/AnnMarcellino/.  If you buy something then I can get myself a cheeseburger for my birthday!

You get art.

I get a cheeseburger.

Everyone wins!

Otherwise I’d also really appreciate reblogging this post.  Thanks so much guys!

Ann’s work is beautiful and you know you want something plastered with it!!