This… was wayyy too much fun to draw.
This… was wayyy too much fun to draw.
Looks like Spike found Twilight’s secret ‘potion’ stash.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN CONTACTING SOMEONE ABOUT PAID CONTRACT WORK BUT YOU ARE ALSO AN IDIOT WHO DOESN’T KNOW HOW TO TALK TO PEOPLE?
Well then sit down because I Have Some Words For You
This right here
This is absolutely not how you approach someone about a project, no matter how small it is.
If you would like to hire an artist to help with your game or video or project of any scale, you need to give them as much detail as possible about your project.
- Tell them about your game, the genre, and the expected scale
- Tell them the timeline you have in mind for development
- Tell them your budget (VERY IMPORTANT [TELL THEM THIS I DON’T CARE HOW EMBARASSED YOU ARE] YOU HAVE TO TELL THEM)
- If you feel that is still not enough information include whatever else you would like them to know about the game, a vague idea of the assets, something about the people they’ll be working with, something about projects you’ve worked on in the past
- If you think that you have *too much* information at this point, you are wrong and also a dummy
If you have no budget, you are in a very difficult position. You might be able to find someone willing to collaborate with you on a project if you look hard enough. Maybe. Possibly. But people don’t work for free. Even if you think it’s “just art” (you’re a giant idiot if you do, by the way) people do support themselves by doing freelance art, and you’re probably about to offend someone when you get all uppity at their question about your budget. Some people, myself included would LOVE if they would work without pay. But we have to worry about the whole not dying cold and alone in the streets thing just like everyone else.
I actually have a very good example of this (shitty internet aliases/game names withheld because yall are brutal)
When your artist inevitably replies to something like this with
“I don’t know who any of these people are, and I don’t know what any of those ~fangames~ are. What is your budget for this project? How long to you expect this to take? Do you have any actual information on this game that I could take a look at?”
Do not reply like this:
As that little story has (hopefully) demonstrated, it also helps to be polite. Treat the artist in question with respect - this is very important. No one wants to work with a client who acts like a pretween “ideas guy”
And no one wants to work with someone who continually give them nicknames like “bud”
don’t call anyone you plan on giving money to “bud”
in fact don’t call anyone bud, at all, ever.
“But Hunter! But Hunter! I’m just trying to be friendly”
You can and should be friendly to an artist. Don’t give them nicknames, it’s demeaning and paints you out to be a controlling and difficult to work with client.
Be friendly, and be ready to explain as much as possible. The artists you will be contacting are generally living payment to payment, and diving into a project that has a budget of $500 but you expect it to last 8 months is incredibly harmful. Know that you may not be able to afford certain artists. Know that someone turning your job offer down does not mean they don’t like you as a person.
You are one job offer in a sea of terrible, terrible, one sentence emails, and you’re not always going to get the artist you were hoping for.
Freelance artists are professionals: Treat them like one!
If I had a nickel for every time I had this happen to me. I’d go into rage mode cuz there’s so many nickels and I can’t get arcade tokens with those!!!
Protect your art career/ stephen silver
A classmate just posted this to our school forum. If you’re an artist in any kind of field, this concerns you. Seriously watch it now. This shit is important and it can’t be said enough.
Actually a better title would be ‘Alishka Actually Went Out of the House Time’.
My hair is blonde now fyi I need to update my icon on here.
I only need 40-50 more votes to catch up with the competition!!! :) If you would ever so kindly take a minute out of your day to vote ‘5’, I would be forever grateful!
Heck I’ll even draw something for ya like your fav cartoon character or somethin if you reblog it and people vote! (Yes I can tell who has voted on the website.)
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Bubsy circa 2013. What could possibly go wrong?
Hahaha he is still remembered today!!!
Our beloved brother, son, friend, and partner Aaron Swartz hanged himself on Friday in his Brooklyn apartment. We are in shock, and have not yet come to terms with his passing.
Aaron’s insatiable curiosity, creativity, and brilliance; his reflexive empathy and capacity for selfless, boundless…
I submitted this t-shirt design to a I Can Has Cats Design Contest, I would love you 5ever if you voted ‘5’ on my design, and also rated others appropriately, as the dollar value of the grand prize goes up the more votes there are! That money would be very helpful…
You have to register to vote, but it only takes less than a minute. And you don’t have to enter your real address, unless you’re thinking of maybe buying something from this site in the future — doesn’t make sense but IDUNNO.
Thanks a bunch!!!!!!!!!!!!9 Don’t forget to reblog.