A little painting thing for Aryf for his birthday. A BIT LATE BUT WORK WAS KILLING ME.
Art Corgi is a site for artists to organize their commissions and sell their commissions in a safe and friendly environment.
They seem to be really interested in taking care of the artists that use the website, making sure they get paid and don’t get screwed over by customers who don’t pay or try and take advantage to artists.
They’re launch day is today! So make sure you guys check it out!
Actually, Please do not sign up for this site.
When it comes to the artist’s work in regards to copyright and liscensing:
The copyright of all art you create and sell through ArtCorgi will remain with you. Your clients will be given a worldwide, fully-paid, royalty-free, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-commercial, perpetual license with the right to reproduce, distribute, transmit, create derivative works of, and publicly display their commissions for personal purposes.
What this means is that while you can keep the ‘original piece’ all other rights regarding the piece are not solely yours any more.
The client gets to sell your work, print it on any merch they would like, reprint it, make as many copies, alter it.
This is not a benefit for the artist, this is a benefit for the client only. This is a bad ‘contract’.
A client could commission you to do a drawing a bitchin’ mermaid. So you do and get paid some where between 75-300$. Sounds great right? Maybe that for you equals in at like 10$ or more an hour! ….
but here’s the kicker after you’ve agreed to it…
The client who paid you 300$ for that mermaid, can take that picture, and sense they now own the liscense for the work, and you agreed, they can now while they can’t sell the liscense ( thats what nontransferable means) They can place it on shirts and sell it, for 15$, which adds up! they can do this any where in the world, and they can do whatever they want with your work and never have to even mention you again, let alone pay you a proper price when used like that.
THe clients do not have to state what their uses for the art is going to be, but to put this into perspective.
Art that would go apparel (so say, for redistrubtuion) regardless of royalities, Runs at between 1,800-6,000$ (according to Pricing and Ehtical Guidelines handbook) and that’s not even getting into royalities or reselling copies of the work. Here, they can print it on a apparel ( the client ) sell, it, and only have to pay you around 75 - 300$
and thats all they have to pay you.
Now, I get that there is a difference between people intending to use the work for just personal use/rp use whatever, and people wanting to make a profit from not paying the artist a decent wage.
That said, Please do not use this site. I can’t stop you, but it is a very bad idea and could up causing you to cut yourself off from making more than what is essentially chump change.
especially in a world were ripping the artist off is so commonplace its becoming increasingly hard to make a living as a professional free lance illustrator.
I reblogged this ArtCorgi thing yesterday thinking it would be a great business, but after digging deeper I realized how absolutely ridiculous them keeping a whole 20% of your earnings is as well. I’ll keep taking commissions they way I’ve been doing, I guess.
This site creates so many opportunities for people to exploit the artists that use it. If you want to keep yourself and your work SAFE while doing commissions, educate yourself when it comes to contracts. Bone up on what rights you as an artist have when it comes to the reproduction and resale of your art after you’ve been paid for it, and be specific and confident when explaining what you don’t want to happen to it before it’s in your client’s hands.
Also (and this is the important part) DON’T trust some cutesy frigging site aimed at fresh-faced and naive artists to protect your virtue in the freelancing world, and ALWAYS read the terms and conditions of any site that you upload your artwork to. The only party that can ultimately keep someone from running off and making money off your work is a LAWYER. You guys gotta be smart and cautious about this sort of thing, and don’t let a cute logo fool you into complacency.
YOUNG ARTISTS: BEWARE OF WEBSITES LIKE THIS. educate yourself on working freelance and commission contracts. there is a difference between being commissioned on tumblr to draw someone’s OCs or fanart, and being commissioned by companies for work that can be reproduced and reprinted over and over. getting paid 300$ for something sounds great until you realize they could be making 12,000$+ off that one purchase.
YOUR ARTWORK IS WORTH SO MUCH MORE THAN THIS. EXPECT MORE, REFUSE TO BE TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF. if you do use websites like this, be sure to read every little bit of terms and conditions to see what you’re legally bound to. but if you’re going the freelance route, you really need to beef up on technical shit and be able to form contracts on your own, without a website’s help. educate yourself and be a professional about it.
I’m literally dying of laughter
THE FUCKING LAST ONE I SWEAR TO GOD
A lovely gently caress-ton of basic deer references (per request; the antlers are a bonus).
When I play against snipers I feel like they are so pro they are basically aiming like this god dammit. Inspired by This
words 2 live by
(sniper voice) m’lady
Animal Cross-Dress and Fuck Your Gender Roles: New Leaf.