Preview of some miniature ink drawings for a zine I’m working on called Stuff and Things.

Preview of some miniature ink drawings for a zine I’m working on called Stuff and Things.

Anonymous asked:

in order to protect your images, then, should you not simply delete your blog and then there will be no problem of theft? you seem to want it both ways...blogs get reblogged, that's what happens...if you don't like it, get off tumbr

No, I don’t think I should simply delete my blog. I think I should upload images that make it more difficult for rude individuals to steal. Reblogging and stealing are completely different things. I don’t know why I put a naive trust in human beings to be polite.

Thanks, though.

Artists do not work for free.

I never imagined that this could be a foreign concept for some. Evidently, it is. I cannot stress this enough: artists do not work for free. I do not work for free. Illustration is how I pay my bills and feed cute animals.

Would you ask someone to build you a house for free? How about walking into a salon demanding free haircuts? Or any job at all for that matter. No? Then why would you ask an artist to create work for you for free?

I do not wish to come across as rude, but if you send me a request for free art, I will likely ignore it from here on out. Frankly, I don’t have time to thoughtfully respond to every request for free art. It’s very disheartening to hear that people do not value the amount of hours put into an artwork, thus not valuing another human being’s time and effort.

Illustration (and every other art form) is not just “fun” or a “hobby”, it is a career that requires a lot of hard work, dedication, and time, like any career. Contrary to popular belief, artists do not simply shit out the images we produce.

I’m going to start watermarking and uploading much lower resolution images to help prevent all this art theft nonsense. It really bums me out and it’s a shame that it’s something I have to do. I apologize, as I hate to make your viewing experience less aesthetically pleasing.

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The notes on this are great! Coming across your own art in your dash is weird. Thanks for the love, everyone.
But please, in the future, be kind and do not remove important text from the description. The answer to anyone writing me asking if you can use the image as a tattoo is no, I’d really rather you did not. This is a commissioned piece. If you paid for a unique piece you’d be pretty upset if others stole it for free hey? If you’d like your own custom piece, feel free to shoot me a message or email and we can chat.
x x x x

The notes on this are great! Coming across your own art in your dash is weird. Thanks for the love, everyone.

But please, in the future, be kind and do not remove important text from the description. The answer to anyone writing me asking if you can use the image as a tattoo is no, I’d really rather you did not. This is a commissioned piece. If you paid for a unique piece you’d be pretty upset if others stole it for free hey? If you’d like your own custom piece, feel free to shoot me a message or email and we can chat.

x x x x

Here’s the piece I made for this month’s ZAFTIG zine! Such a neat project. Check out the other artists and the full zine on the zaftigzine tumblr.

Here’s the piece I made for this month’s ZAFTIG zine! Such a neat project. Check out the other artists and the full zine on the zaftigzine tumblr.