leseanthomas:

Dan Cassaro is a graphic designer and artist with an impressive body of work. That’s why he was so offended after receiving an email from Showtime asking if he’d like to enter a contest by submiting a promotional design for an upcoming boxing match at the MGM Grand. Basically, work for free, with a chance of winning a trip to Las Vegas if he’s lucky enough to have his art used to advertise a fight generating hundreds of millions of dollars. Fingers crossed!

Cassaro probably lit up when he read the first sentence of Showtime’s email, because, normally, when you’re contacted by a major television network who say they’re fans of what you do for a living, they usually don’t follow that up by asking you to do that very thing for free. Unless it’s for charity. As Dan points out in his response email, however, promoting a televised fight featuring Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. isn’t exactly doing God’s work.

Cassaro tweeted the original letter and his response, which went viral because it perfectly illustrates (he is a professional artist) the frustration that many creative people feel when it comes to valuing the work they do. Dan told Buzzfeed:

“The whole thing is just unethical. You would never cold call a bunch of licensed electricians and ask them to do the lighting for an event like this for free. You certainly wouldn’t ask them to hashtag their ‘submission’ on Twitter to drive traffic to your website. To call it a contest is a bit insulting. A contest is guessing how many jellybeans are in the jar so you can win all the jellybeans. … To participate in a contest like this as a working professional devalues the work of everyone.”

Exactly. Asking a professional to work for free isn’t a contest. And a trip to Vegas isn’t much of a prize.

Imagine how executives from Showtime would respond if they were asked to work for free, with a chance to have their emails displayed on the Internet as part of a story about corporate exploitation.

source: http://happyplace.someecards.com/showtime/a-graphic-designer-wrote-a-fantastic-response-when-showtime-asked-him-to-work-for-free/

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flying-blades:

The Wisdom of Cole Brown

Word

crashyourcrew:

flying-blades:

The Wisdom of Cole Brown

Word

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simonchungartauction:

Hi everyone! Spread the word about our art auction* Feel free to retweet, reblog..etc Thank You!!!! : D

simonchungartauction:

Hi everyone! Spread the word about our art auction* Feel free to retweet, reblog..etc Thank You!!!! : D

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robscorner:

robscorner:

SURPRISE
So I’m launching an IndieGoGo Campaign for my upcoming 200-pg. sketchbook, Skabrous Skratchwork Vol. 1!
You can find all the details there! Please share around and preorder yourself a copy if you want one, woop~!
Thanks so much for looking!

Daytime reblog!
For those who missed this last night!

A surprise indeed!

robscorner:

robscorner:

SURPRISE

So I’m launching an IndieGoGo Campaign for my upcoming 200-pg. sketchbook, Skabrous Skratchwork Vol. 1!

You can find all the details there! Please share around and preorder yourself a copy if you want one, woop~!

Thanks so much for looking!

Daytime reblog!

For those who missed this last night!

A surprise indeed!

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Since we are showing them now here are my move concepts for Eliza.

Fox-Orian’s Digital Artist Workstation On-A-Sorta-Budget Guide - $450 to $650!

fox-orian:

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Doing digital art requires computer hardware to do it. And you can honestly start doing digital work on any computer you already own, whether it be an over-the-counter desktop or laptop, even over 5 years old!

But, if you’re getting more serious about digital art and you want a dedicated workstation to do it with hardware that’s more effective for its cost, you’re going to want to build your own computer. Laptops are great for their portability and being an easy purchase, but that’s about all they have going for them. A budget  desktop system has price-to-performance ratios that completely destroy laptops and can save you money over time from needing to upgrade less often and only needing to swap out individual parts instead of the whole machine.

Are you in the market for this sort of thing right now? This is a lengthy article, so read all about it by continuing on!

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leseanthomas:

These dormitories will be creatively lead by two of the most significant animators today, Naoyuki Asano and Shingo Yamashita. More veteran animators will be invited to host drawing lectures and workshop. Also Asano & Yomashita’s collaboration animation is currently under production!

Naoyuki Asano
Asano is one of the animators with most attractive creativity among the coming of age Japanese animator generation. As a animator, he takes key role in projects such as “The Tatami Galaxy" (TV)(2010),  “Doraemon: Nobita and the New Steel Troops—Winged Angels" (Movie)(2011), "Saint Young Men" (Movie)(2013)”, and many more popular projects.

Shingo Yamashita

The forerunner of digital drawing technique for Japanese animation. Yamashita’s work includes key animator roles in “Birdy the Mighty: DECODE" (2012), "Naruto" (2007~), and "Yozakura Quartet" series (2010, 2013). Yamashita’s the sole preson responsible to the magnificent ending sequence of "From the New World"(2013).

To support and help them achieve their goal of $10,000. head to their indieGoGo page to pledge! https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/animator-dormitories-for-start-ups/

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leesha-h:

The new Art Camp, run by Magic: the Gathering artist Noah Bradley, is now LIVE!
Click here to register for either Art Camp 1 or 2, each course offers totally different units :) Hope to see some of you there! <3

leesha-h:

The new Art Camp, run by Magic: the Gathering artist Noah Bradley, is now LIVE!

Click here to register for either Art Camp 1 or 2, each course offers totally different units :) Hope to see some of you there! <3

Just playing around here but I think I&#8217;ll start up a new blog soon for my drawings on my travels.

Just playing around here but I think I’ll start up a new blog soon for my drawings on my travels.