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I never really paid any attention to this costume until I saw it on the KR imageboards. It makes you feel like you want to get arrested, ack.

  #aion    #cop    #korea    #costume    #elyos  


I’ve received a lot of letters from artists asking to check out their artwork and their blog, and I’ve noticed that a lot of them openly write unhealthy amounts of negative comments about their artwork, it was super depressing, honestly.  :(
Confidence plays a very very important role as an artist, it’s what helps us learn and grow without the constant feeling of doubt and jealousy!  You are a unique individual who must go down your own unique path, and as scary as it sounds, you can’t rely on others to hold your hand all the way through.  You are the only one who can get yourself to where you need to go, and beating up your artwork is not the way!  Trust yourself and your abilities to make a change, and you can do anything!!

Love your art, love yourself!

  #art    #gotta love yourself more  
  #aion    #summer    #2014    #korea    #swimsuit  

B&S - Summer 2014

(from left; Jin, Lyn, Gon, Kun)

You can tell that TERA’s influence is spreading. Most games avoid the sexualization on males, but as you can see, all these inhibitions has now gone out of the window when you give a pair of tight swim trunks to the male Gon.

The females are actually getting fun and tasteful designs without going overboard.

  #blade & soul    #summer    #2014    #swim suits  

夏日香气 ✖ A Summer’s Sigh

Redraw of this with using Summer as a theme. I initially opted for something pervy but tossed that out of the window because it would be tasteless :d

For the lovely Zoelicious and her boyfriend Vzw, using their real life references. Boy, am I glad all those studying of lhyrical’s hair tutorial finally paid off and got to good use, thank you if you ever see this ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ

Also, thank you Qol sensei for checking my art for Zoe because I am really terrible at drawing females.

  #aion    #art    #zoelicious    #vzw    #siel    #thank you qol sensei and lhyrical    #summer    #love  



O M G A W D !!

i lost my shit at towel skin. This is without a doubt the best armor skin ever.

I don’t know how many of you are planning to gender change your toon because the male costumes shown here have improved by leaps and bounds. They’re actually attractive and showing skin!

And someone was just recently talking about how they should import TERA swim trunks to the guys.

Oh god, a new era is here, I can feel my wallet and credit card on fire.

All these aren’t out on Korea though, so hang on!

  #aion    #costume    #skin    #4.7    #male    #female  


Unlike most countries, it’s usually “summer” all year long where I live, temperature’s at the peak this time of the year 

  #art    #doodle    #summer    #it's hot    #halp    #sweat  

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There has been a lot of male toons in this outfit popping up all over the image boards, finally NC done something right.

  #aion    #summer    #korea    #costume    #swimsuit    #male  

Aion Summer Relaxation Emote - Video Presentation

Honestly, this is officially one of the best troll emotes you can use.

  #aion    #korea    #summer    #emote    #relax  

Aion Surfboard Mount - Video Presentation

The surfboard mount comes in 30 days and permanent versions.

  #aion    #korea    #summer    #surfboard    #mount  

Korea is holding a Summer Sale Special, the following items will be in the cash shop between 23 July to 20 August 2014:

- New Summer Swimsuits; comes in 3 designs and colours, each has their own headphones, only the green variation does not have shades (both factions will wear the same footwear, the ladies in heels while the guys in flip-flops)

- Surfboard mount; comes with a tide animation when moving

- Summer Relaxation emote; when equipped with the summer swimsuit, your character’s hoods and headphones go off

  #aion    #korea    #summer    #sale    #new    #cash shop    #costume    #mount    #emote  

…I’m so happy that I can have a real battle with my own child. But, a battle is a battle! I will do everything in my power as a Gym Leader to win.

My favourite gym leader from Hoenn, I’m really glad they gave him the “gym teacher” look! This was really enjoyable to draw except I may have gone overboard with blending colours (like turning his hair into a shade of purple) >_>

  #pokemon    #norman    #hoenn    #omega sapphire    #alpha ruby    #gym leader    #remake    #art  





Who here remembers?

I remember waking up, making breakfast and waiting for Aion to load. I’d be in the kitchen and hear that opening chorus of female voices and feel instantly uplifted. <3

Whoah. I had totally forgotten about this, but it all came right back. I miss this so much.

I remember queues :-)

dem nostalgic feelings whoa

Without the “Ahhhhhhhhhh” choir, I’m glad that’s still the BGM for Pandemonium.

  #aion    #nostalgia    #pandemonium    #theme    #intro    #bgm  


New art for Professor Birch, Roxanne, Brawly, Wattson, Flannery, Norman, Sidney, Phoebe, and Steven.

Time to get busy with teh fanart!

  #pokemon    #official art    #remake    #omega sapphire    #alpha ruby    #gym leader    #elite four  

art, mass production, and you


I think one of the most fundamental misapprehensions people have about the value of commissions is that no one really gets told how mass production defrays costs to the consumer. So, when they see the prices for custom artwork online, they expect the retail prices they see in stores, and it doesn’t work like that.

You go to the poster section at wal-mart. There’s an amazing poster there. It’s got dragons. It’s got wizards. It’s huge. It’s, what, 12 bucks? Awesome, good deal. You can afford that. It’s as much as three or four cheeseburgers, dang, that’s some serious amounts of art. 

You go on the internet. Some asshole wants 12 bucks for a crappy sketch of one character sort of standing there. What the fuck? It looks like crap. It’s nothing compared to the poster you just bought from a store. If that dragon poster is worth 12 bucks, this dumbass sketch should be one buck. Maybe fifty cents. That’s if you’re being generous. You don’t even get a print, it’s just going to be a file on your computer, it’s not even actually real! What a rip off.

The thing is, that sketch took an hour, or two hours, or maybe even four hours. The artist drew it for a fraction of minimum wage. Drawing is hard. It took thousands of hours and a really special kind of dedicated self loathing to learn to do that. It might have taken thousands of bucks of tuition money, which means semesters, which means years of early mornings and late nights and maybe even some crying here and there.

Your dragon poster was not made by a guy who got paid 12 bucks. Your awesome dragon poster was made by a guy who got paid hundreds of bucks. Maybe thousands. Because a company paid him, and then turned around and made even more thousands of dollars off that artwork, by selling instances of it to multiple people, 12 bucks at a time. It’s called mass production, and it leaves the general public with no real clue as to the sheer amount of time and effort and skill that goes into every single thing they can buy for the price of a couple cheeseburgers. 

Artists who work on commission don’t generally have the advantage of mass production. Every picture is made new and custom for each client. Instead of charging the hundreds of dollars an hour a professional artist could ask for from a company, we’re asking for just enough to get by, and sometimes a hell of a lot less than that. Because it’s what people will pay, because it’s what they think art is worth, because it’s what a lot of young, naive, desperate artists are willing to agree their art is worth, and because there’s always going to be some kid who thinks they’re being ripped off because they don’t really get what they’re being asked to pay for.

I should have some pithy and clever thing to say here to wrap it up but all I can think to say is basically the whole situation is sad and scary and I hope eventually we’ll all have a better way to deal with each other, and everyone will be a lot clearer on what it takes to do art and to get art. 


  #art    #truth    #commissions are there for a reason    #appreciate the artists