It’s come to this.
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Thrawn needed provisions from a developed, first world planet different from the isolated planet lost in the Unknown Regions for any sentient society. But not one directly affiliated with the Empire or the rumors he’s heard, First Order. He could procure weaponry, ships and component parts.
But what he could do is reconnect on Batuu with any Mandalorians. He found…
all the time.
All those posts you see of young artists charging $3, $6, $10 for a drawing because they need help? That’s fucking exploitation, and fuck you if you think it’s reasonable or a “good deal" to pay nickels and dimes to squeeze a full-color original drawing out of some talented, hardworking kid because things are tight, and they can’t afford their textbooks. Or food. They sure as hell can’t afford to make you art for $6.
Instead, stop. And ask them where you can donate. If you can afford a $6 drawing, then you can afford to spend $6 simply to help someone. You don’t need internal organs as payment.
Don’t allow young artists to be exploited.
this and this some more.
I’d go one step further and say: Offer to pay them decent Illustration wages instead if you still want a drawing, say around $20/hour. That way not only will you blow their socks off with your kindness and respect for their abilities, but you will also endow them with a sense of worth that they’re probably hurting for after being surrounded by the sort that makes them feel like their services are so worthless.
Illustration is a professional skill requiring years of training and dedication, regardless if there’s a school involved. If you enjoy that artist’s work and want to help them out, either donate like suggested above or else pay them what their work is worth and pass on the word.
And if someone claims something that took you an hour to draw isn’t worth at least around $10 per hour of work, dont listen to their bullying. To the non-artist, its hard to see the worth in art especially if they didn’t put 10, 5, 2 or even 1 years of solid effort to get to the level of artistic ability there are today.
If the person complaining is still unhappy with the price despite that reasoning? Well let THEM make their own drawing themselves and spend the $10 elsewhere. GL to them getting the level of artistry you have without those years of experience they put behind them!
Honestly, I make designs for people for free, but someone offered me $20 for one once and I nearly cried.
PLEASE TIP ARTISTS.
ESPECIALLY IF YOU THINK THEY ARE UNDERCHARGING.
We pay our artists. We’ll do exchanges for Amazon items requested if we can afford it. It won’t be all the time, but we’ve been paying fair and commensurate. There are at least 2-3 artists we make requests. One artist we must save for, but worth it. Ideas need concept art. And we promote on all our sites.
Some #StarWars fans will easily move over to the Dune Lore. Some will be conflicted.
Breaking: The First Order official account retweeted a Resistance recruitment post!
Hux: Wrong account!!
Went through ISB checkpoint with my #MEGA cap on to remind stormtroopers that their jobs are disposable and they’re non-essential. Their credits come from the Emperor. What a galaxy we live in where we accept that.
We receive notices from Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and Tumblr all the time that we have violated copyright from material that has been posted for YEARS on our tiny site.
Why now? Who are these people?
The last time it happened, Trump won the US Presidency with voter tampering.
So we question who these people REALLY ARE and if their pulling items from the bots used to search are REAL and why?
It is not fair to accuse United States citizens when all these companies were FOUNDED on United States soil and used LAND and LINES in the UNITED STATES to profit off their business.
There needs to be transparency.
Why is this on a Star Wars fan-based site? Because, oppression occurs to us nerds that do not “fit” these businesses paradigms. Otherwise, it’s terrorism tactics and we will protest.
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