I’m sorry that you had to see this pictures, but have you ever heard about theSurabaya Zoo? It’s the biggest zoo in Indonesia and it is, basically, a place for animals to die in the most horrible ways. They don’t have vets, they hardly ever clean the place, staff sells animal’s food, some of them are in really small cages…

You see the giraffe on the picture? It ate 20kg of plastic bags cause it was starving and all there was to eat was garbage. About 25 animals die per month.

The government doesn’t care about the zoo and ONGs have problems to release the animals cause most of them are not in healthy conditions to just go back to their true homes.

SIGN THE PETITION TO SHUT DOWN SURABAYA ZOO! Help to make a change. Reblog it. Post it on all your social medias. Invite your friends to join. Tell everyone you know about it.

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thelovedone:

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Re-blog for a chance to win your very own Kitty Panty

To make it a little more interesting: tell us who or what gives you The Feline Feeling.

We’ll announce one lucky winner here on March 4th.

momcrotch:

Someone could tell me I’m the most important person to them a thousand times and I’d still be terrified of annoying them.

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oreides:

neutralnewt:

joeywaggoner:

This is the current signature count for the petition to restore Net Neutrality. As you can see it has a very long way to go.
Come on people I know there are at least 64,000 of you on tumblr who haven’t signed this yet. Click here to do so
If you have already signed be sure to share the link so that the word will spread.

hey real talk for a second
the deadline for this petition is in THREE WEEKS
and it’s not even halfway to meeting the goal.
If it doesn’t meet the goal, IT’S OVER. THE PETITION IS REMOVED. THE END.
I know it might be a little annoying to take a whole two minutes out of your life to make an account and sign this, but that little annoyance pales in comparison to the fact that right now, MASSIVE CORPORATIONS NOW HAVE THE POWER TO CONTROL HOW THE INTERNET IS RUN
Please, DON’T sit back and think, “Oh, everyone else will sign it. I’ll just reblog.” No. There are literally THOUSANDS of people thinking the exact same thing. There’s a reason this post has almost 20,000 notes more than the number of signatures: It’s because people are liking and reblogging without signing it.
Don’t fall victim to the bystander effect. DO take this very, very seriously. The only requirement for signing is that you are 13 years or older. You don’t have to be a U.S. citizen to sign. So please, take the two minutes. Sign the petition. It’s the only hope we have to fix this.

still 37k to go!!! its super super easy to sign up… just your name, email and zip code. go to your email, click the verify link and click to sign the petition. PLEASE ITS VERY EASY AND THIS NEEDS MORE ATTENTION!!

oreides:

neutralnewt:

joeywaggoner:

This is the current signature count for the petition to restore Net Neutrality. As you can see it has a very long way to go.

Come on people I know there are at least 64,000 of you on tumblr who haven’t signed this yet. Click here to do so

If you have already signed be sure to share the link so that the word will spread.

hey real talk for a second

the deadline for this petition is in THREE WEEKS

and it’s not even halfway to meeting the goal.

If it doesn’t meet the goal, IT’S OVER. THE PETITION IS REMOVED. THE END.

I know it might be a little annoying to take a whole two minutes out of your life to make an account and sign this, but that little annoyance pales in comparison to the fact that right now, MASSIVE CORPORATIONS NOW HAVE THE POWER TO CONTROL HOW THE INTERNET IS RUN

Please, DON’T sit back and think, “Oh, everyone else will sign it. I’ll just reblog.” No. There are literally THOUSANDS of people thinking the exact same thing. There’s a reason this post has almost 20,000 notes more than the number of signatures: It’s because people are liking and reblogging without signing it.

Don’t fall victim to the bystander effect. DO take this very, very seriously. The only requirement for signing is that you are 13 years or olderYou don’t have to be a U.S. citizen to sign. So please, take the two minutes. Sign the petition. It’s the only hope we have to fix this.

still 37k to go!!! its super super easy to sign up… just your name, email and zip code. go to your email, click the verify link and click to sign the petition. PLEASE ITS VERY EASY AND THIS NEEDS MORE ATTENTION!!

For Alex

For Alex

eatsleepdraw:

Puff Two by Samantha Wynell-Mayow

Thank you for the overwhelming response to this picture! I’m still reeling at the moment. A few of you have asked about prints of this and I can say that they are available and can be found at my Society6 page. Thank you once again for the interest in this piece! x

eatsleepdraw:

Puff Two by Samantha Wynell-Mayow

Thank you for the overwhelming response to this picture! I’m still reeling at the moment. A few of you have asked about prints of this and I can say that they are available and can be found at my Society6 page. Thank you once again for the interest in this piece! x

thanatopsiste:

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compactcarl:

egriz:

im not even an artist and these prices are hurting my feelings 

This is what I have to dig through every time I look for new jobs to apply for.

For non-artists, let’s give you a little perspective.

For me, an illustration takes a bare minimum of 6 hours. Mind you, that’s JUST the drawing part. Not the research, or the communications, or gathering information. Just drawing.

That’s if it’s a simple illustration.

My art deco or more detailed stuff can take 20+ hours each.

Even simple, cartoony things still take at least 3 hours.

Let’s go with the second one. 2 illustrations for $25. Figuring 6 hours each. 12 hours total, for JUST the drawings. That’s approximately $2.08/hour. 

Asking these prices is an insult. But what’s even more hurtful is there are people out there that will take these jobs. Which only encourages rates like this to be acceptable. And there are people who will try to say these are just what you have to do to get started.

I believed that. So my first coloring gigs were just $10/page. The day someone offered me $25/page for just flatting work, I realized just how wrong I’d been. I’m still not making the rates I’d like, but now I refuse anything below $25/page. Because there is value in my time.

In any standardized industry, even ones that pay piece rate over hourly, these numbers are criminal.

Do your fellow artists a favor. Never accept jobs like these. There are others that pay legitimate rates. Or at least closer to legitimate.

Such baby bullshit. Don’t even get out of bed for these rates.

    If you are an artist who wants to make money off their art, I highly suggest you buy The Graphic Artist’s Guild Handbook. It goes in depth about copyright issues and even contains contract and model release templates. The 2013 book *I believe* states the average professional charges $72 an hour. This article calculated that to make a 40k annual salary you would need to charge about $60 per hour.

  After graduating from Art Center in 2012, I think I asked for somewhere between $35-45 an hour and got laughed at by multiple big name clients, which was infuriating, sadly expected, and terrifying with over $100K worth of student loans staring me in the face. If they tell you it will be “great exposure” that’s a red flag. Ask yourself how their exposure can compare to your Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Flickr and Facebook pages combined? 

And when you do get a decent paying gig, PROTECT YOURSELF. You have the right to negotiate and revise a contract. Do not start a job until you have a contract signed. If they don’t provide you with one, MAKE ONE. And make sure you have your bases covered. You can specify in a contract that maybe two revisions are included in your cost, and if they ask you to revise the piece more than twice, they will have to pay extra. In terms of payment schedule, I usually do the 50/50 Method (50% before, 50% after) or the 3/3/3 Method (1/3 before, 1/3 in the middle, 1/3 after all work has been received). Both of those are pretty standard in the industry, as they guarantee you will get compensated for your time, even if the job goes bad.

Remember you have a skill, and you have spent time honing that skill and you deserve to be adequately paid for that time and effort. You will have clients dismiss you because, honest to God they think, “Well, I could do that if I wanted. Hell, my five year old does it now.” No they can’t, because they didn’t, they don’t, they won’t and they probably never will. And good luck hiring a five year old. They can’t keep a fucking deadline.

And in a last ditch effort they’ll say, “But that drawing only took you an hour!” Son, that drawing took me 20. fucking. years.

10 Dollars for 1 minute of animation.  Oh my god my heart.  It took my team 6 months and a team of 12 to make a 4 minute short. 

The Graphic Artist’s Guild Handbook

I second this book! I’ve had it for several years now, and it’s been a HUGE help in my work as a freelance artist. It gives great advice on what to charge for different areas of art!

I’m in a small company with 2 writers and 2 animators (and the occasional sound guy). For a 1 minute animation with minimal color and minimal backgrounds with a turnaround of 3-4 weeks, we charge a flat rate of at least $7k-8k per video (which we split between ourselves). And that rate is on the low side, really. When you have bills to pay, recognize that the work you get has to be able to comfortably take care of them.  Also for ‘sample things,’ never do those for less than normal price- if they were professional, they would do their research on your portfolio and be able to determine weather or not you’d be able to do the job.  

This is why I pull my hair out every time I look through Elance (the stories I have from corresponding with these type of clients — gaaahhh). And yes, that book is absolutely amazing!

Seriously, the way the general public devalues artists is incredible. The other day at my painting class job, I was asked to sketch an eagle for a kid’s canvas, while being facetiously asked, “are you a famous artist?” or “It must be great to be able to sketch whatever you want in seconds”.  That’s because I've spent my whole life practicing to get to that point, and I still have to use reference.

Oh, and they didn’t even use the eagle template I made.