As kind of an addition to that previous post, in dealing with manipulative relationships in general (not saying ‘the roomy’ in that situation is necessarily a manipulative ass, he could have done it without really thinking; I don’t know him, its not right for me to comment)…

One thing that helped me in severing toxic relations was to really take a strong step back from the situation and think for a brief moment: what are YOU honestly getting out of the situation or relationship, monetarily, physically, emotionally, or otherwise?

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6palidoozy rambles, not art, sorry, the last post just hit a nerve TBH, because I went through a good portion of my life falling into traps exactly like that, and it took me away from things I really cared about, don't make my mistakes, be good, but also remember that you need to take care of yourself in order to keep doing good,

I'm getting the skeevies. Roomy told me to chat with a friend of his. I do. Apparently he's writing for roomy's comic in exchange for letting friend use a character of his in an unrelated story as a crossover. Show him my art, and he expresses interest in getting me to make a comic out one of his scripts. After he leaves, roomy pulls me aside. Tells me to do the art for his friend for free. Ends with "At least you'll be able to use it in your portfolio." - Don't know what to do here.. (1/2)
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(2/2) I’ve known this roomy for 4 years now and consider him a friend. Went to the same college even, and half of his friends circle is made up of fellow artists (though he admits to not being one himself). I was so shocked that he’d ask me to get friendly with someone he knows in order to provide free art for them that I just… my mind went blank. Inadvertently nodded my head and said “uh-huh” in a daze. Feeling conflicted, and don’t know how to deal with this.

If you consider him a friend, then like… I wouldn’t be rude to him or anything. But the important thing for him to remember, and for his friend to remember, is that — in the time you’d be working on THEIR stuff, you could, y’know… make your OWN personal comic and use that for your portfolio. You’d be more invested, and it wouldn’t belong to someone else (so if you wanted to, say, sell it one day, you could).

To go on a bit of a tangent—people can be weird and think they’re the only people with creative, unique ideas, when in reality anyone can fart out a goddamn idea. Ideas and stories are cheap. Being able to tell them is the difficult part. You’ve got a skill, a medium for telling them already — you can draw. Don’t let other people exploit that and diminish your own stories and ideas with theirs.

Okay I guess actual practical advice - you are not under contract, you have literally no obligation to give this guy art, especially if you’re not receiving compensation for it. Give them nothing. If your friend gets mad about it, you can either 1) weasel your way out of it politely if you don’t feel like being confrontational (“Oh, I’m too busy;” “I need to work on other stuff to prep my portfolio;” “I have to find a job, dude;” “I know I said yes at one point, but I don’t really feel comfortable doing this”) or 2) straight confront him with “Dude, you kind of tried to strong arm me into giving away art for free. C’mon man, you should know of all people I need to make a living.”

Either way — if you don’t want to provide them art, don’t do it. You have no obligation legally. The worst thing your roomy can do is get mad at you and maybe say something mean, which sucks, but yeah. Kinda dick move from him in the first place.

Palette #4 of the FallenZephyr’s Palette Challenge

some concept work. ;_; i really like drawing her a lot

6limited palette, palette challenge,

karniz replied to your post: palette #3 of FallenZephyr’s Palette C…

Chapel sends this over to Saulia… she cringes and promptly throws it away. Kehehehe…

romance

6karniz, dumb sketches,

had an idea, decided to do lol palette challenge

this is palette #2, using only those colors (and a multiply layer)

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chapelalsoran:

Chapter 03 - Page 04

Website | Better Navigation on Tumblr!

If you’re a new reader, you can start from the very beginning here!

drawing these pages makes me feel bad :(

REBLOOP A LOOP

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chapelalsoran:

Chapter 03 - Page 04

Website | Better Navigation on Tumblr!

If you’re a new reader, you can start from the very beginning here!

drawing these pages makes me feel bad :(

This week’s page is up! :D

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Update on the stolen artwork:

I issued a DMCA takedown notification, and about a minute later they apparently removed the offending artwork and suspended the user.

Apparently, DMCA takedown notifications are nothing to mess around with. So the issue is hopefully all fixed. I feel bad for the dude (his account was suspended), and I really wish I could talk it out, maybe point him out to some tutorials or something.

But yeah. Today I learned: DMCA takedown notification. If your stuff gets stolen, use it.

EDIT: in light of all this, I am totally going to use cafepress and make an official goddamn throw pillow. Because that’s freaking hilarious to me.

radleyarts:

???? I feel like this came out looking kinda wonky but HEY HO. Warm-up sketch of Chapel cuz I wanted to draw him too. His expression was originally gonna be goofier but then I don’t know what happened palidoozy-art

To tell you the truth, that’s how most of my pictures of Chapel start. A clear idea, then “what happened??”

In any case, thank you! :D

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Oh man, I’m apparently popular enough to have my stuff pretty blatantly traced and sold on t-shirts on redbubble now! :D Life milestone complete!
In all seriousness though — I’ve already contacted the guy directly and Redbubble about it as well, so steps are being taken to remove the offending pieces. Also: it looks atrocious. I’m almost more mad they made it look so terrible. D:
That said, if you want to print this picture on a t-shirt for your own personal wardrobe… Go ahead! Hell, take a photo, send it to me, show me how that shit looks! Use it as a wallpaper, use any other service to put it on an iphone case or what have you, I don’t mind! As long as it’s something you’ll use for yourself, and won’t be selling. This picture was never done with profit in mind. If you’re going to repost it or use it somewhere else online, I’d at the very least prefer credit somewhere… just so if people like the picture they can take a look at my other stuff!
Just please don’t use my work to rip off other people. Especially not for $23. That’s both uncool and pretty illegal.
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Oh man, I’m apparently popular enough to have my stuff pretty blatantly traced and sold on t-shirts on redbubble now! :D Life milestone complete!
In all seriousness though — I’ve already contacted the guy directly and Redbubble about it as well, so steps are being taken to remove the offending pieces. Also: it looks atrocious. I’m almost more mad they made it look so terrible. D:
That said, if you want to print this picture on a t-shirt for your own personal wardrobe… Go ahead! Hell, take a photo, send it to me, show me how that shit looks! Use it as a wallpaper, use any other service to put it on an iphone case or what have you, I don’t mind! As long as it’s something you’ll use for yourself, and won’t be selling. This picture was never done with profit in mind. If you’re going to repost it or use it somewhere else online, I’d at the very least prefer credit somewhere… just so if people like the picture they can take a look at my other stuff!
Just please don’t use my work to rip off other people. Especially not for $23. That’s both uncool and pretty illegal.
ZoomInfo

Oh man, I’m apparently popular enough to have my stuff pretty blatantly traced and sold on t-shirts on redbubble now! :D Life milestone complete!

In all seriousness though — I’ve already contacted the guy directly and Redbubble about it as well, so steps are being taken to remove the offending pieces. Also: it looks atrocious. I’m almost more mad they made it look so terrible. D:

That said, if you want to print this picture on a t-shirt for your own personal wardrobe… Go ahead! Hell, take a photo, send it to me, show me how that shit looks! Use it as a wallpaper, use any other service to put it on an iphone case or what have you, I don’t mind! As long as it’s something you’ll use for yourself, and won’t be selling. This picture was never done with profit in mind. If you’re going to repost it or use it somewhere else online, I’d at the very least prefer credit somewhere… just so if people like the picture they can take a look at my other stuff!

Just please don’t use my work to rip off other people. Especially not for $23. That’s both uncool and pretty illegal.

6art theft,

so i figured when im jonesing to color a picture but can’t figure out wtf to do with it i’d just go ahead and pull from FallenZephyr’s 100 Palette Challenge because why the hell not, im lazy.

this was all done using palette #1 and any layer effects or blending (such as hard light, multiply, etc.)

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… This almost makes us gods!

6sketches, everyone's an asshole: the comic, concepts,

orcadic:

I’ve been enjoying palidoozy-art's Chapel Also Ran. So here's Chapel, and after the last chapter, I imagine he's pretty done with being kicked around.

HNN I missed this one! :D freaking love those eyes!

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6chapel also ran, fanart, not my art, CAN I JUST SAY HOW MUCH I FREAKING LOVE YOU GUYS,

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