So someone in a fandom finally prices their work appropriately (HI KARANAN, bless ur face) and someone jumps on her about it? “Many people can’t afford it, you need to be mindful of that”
YEAH, okay, I’m flat-out gonna call anon a jackass. How the fuck do you think artists make money? I can paint myself a dollar but that doesn’t mean it’s actually there. It won’t buy me food or electricity or heat or water. Yeah, a large number of sketches will be affordable for more people, but not everyone wants sketches. For full paintings, the time an artist puts into their work demands the cost be higher because the output is less in the same time period.
Let’s say 20 sketches in 20 hours, versus 2 paintings in 20 hours (a tight squeeze, imo). If each sketch is $10, that’s $200.
Corporate artists are paid $20 an hour at least if in a decently sized company. Karanan’s being CONSIDERATE.
Think about what you’re asking.
REALLY think about it.
If Skilled Suzy spends five hours on a painting and charges only $5 per hour, how much does she make per painting?
If Joe Schmoe makes $8 an hour, minimum wage in his state, and works 8 hours a day, how much does he make in the same five hours?
Conclusion: Jackass Joe is dumb.
Stop treating artists like slaves and start treating them like fucking working members of society who deserve to get paid.
And GOOD FOR YOU, KARANAN, for not backing down.
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If you ever feel powerless, or like you have no control over anything in your life, just remember this:
You could be texting or IM’ing with someone, and they’ll never know if you’re furiously masturbating or not throughout that entire conversation, unless YOU tell them.
Power to the people.
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