1. antoniafollano:

Tiger Princess, from a comic project I’m working on. More details later I hope, but in short–an exiled princess is haunted by a tiger that represents her fear and learns what it means to be brave. OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT
My friend Lynn gave me this character design that I decided to practice comics on, and I ended up tweaking her a little bit and also getting so invested in this “practice project” that I’m working on a practice project to get ready for THIS project, OOPS (which means it’ll be some time coming)
Couple more progress shots over at the blog!

weekly reminder about the new tumblr but also here have some art anyway

    antoniafollano:

    Tiger Princess, from a comic project I’m working on. More details later I hope, but in short–an exiled princess is haunted by a tiger that represents her fear and learns what it means to be brave. OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT

    My friend Lynn gave me this character design that I decided to practice comics on, and I ended up tweaking her a little bit and also getting so invested in this “practice project” that I’m working on a practice project to get ready for THIS project, OOPS (which means it’ll be some time coming)

    Couple more progress shots over at the blog!

    weekly reminder about the new tumblr but also here have some art anyway

  2. alpha621tutorialblog:

    sunshinedorkface:

    I have Keratoconus which is a genetic condition that causes the cornea to turn cone shaped. It makes it hard to see, because bright lights form halo effects, obscuring the vision, and making it difficult to read, and in my case, draw. The day before my birthday, I went to a specialist, who gave me three options; Cross linking eye surgery, (which is still considered experimental in the United States, and not covered by insurance) Intact lenses (also not covered by insurance) or complete cornea transplants (Which is covered by insurance, but much riskier than the other two listed). 

    Although there is some hope, since the Intacts is currently going through trial runs and studies for it to be approved by most insurances, I will learn by october, if I will be an acceptible participant for the study, and receive the intacts at either a reduced price, or not pay at all.

    But, worse case scenerio, I will have to pay $5000-9000 per eye.

    I cannot afford that, on my walmart salary. My family is barely skating by with what we have, and we still struggle every month to make ends meet. There is absolutely no way we would be able to pay for this surgery.

    And, that really scares me. 

    As an artist, and a writer, I depend so much on my eyes. Keratoconus is not curable, and will only worsten, if they go untreated. I NEED this surgery, but I can’t pay for it, with the few hundred bucks I get from putting up with walmart customers.

    So, I turn to you, Tumblr. This is very hard for me to do, since I was raised to believe that if someone can work for their money, they very well should, and reserve the free help to the people who truly cannot help themselves. But, if you feel like you can, and want to donate, please feel free to send that money to my Paypal, at maryzolgarcia90@yahoo.com

    If you want to help in another way, please spread my Commissioning Info or feel free to commission a piece of artwork from me directly by sending me an ask here, note me at my Dev.artor Email me your information at the same Email stated for my Paypal.

    Simply re-blogging this really helps as well.

    Thank you for taking your time for reading this out.

    I’ll share this before I close the blog because it makes me sad.

  3. polararts:

drtanner:

chakrabot:

slitheringink:

artofcarmen:

fyeahwhovians:

raygender:

themediafix:

Breaking news: The D.C. Appeals Court just killed Net Neutrality.This could be the end of the Internet as we know it. But it doesn’t have to be. Tell the FCC to restore Net Neutrality: http://bit.ly/1iOOjoe

they want to make the internet like tv. with channels and paying to get to specific websites and things. net neutrality = not doing that

This impacts every internet user. Please signal boost the hell out of this and sign the petition if you are American

I do not reblog things like this very often, but this affects me both personally and my business as a freelance artist.
In the economy here; cash is already strapped as it is. You bet your ass companies would suck the ever living life out of misc. art sites.
I don’t want it to ever come down to me choosing between groceries or purchasing a new tier package via comcast to be able to access tumblr or DeviantArt (let alone not guaranteeing I’ll even be seen by my customer base since they may not want to pay out their asses either). It doesn’t seem important to most, but I do 90% of my business online entirely.
Please sign up, fight for this and share it with your followers/friends/family and urge them to give them hell as well.

Not writing related, but this is incredibly important. While we pay for service via ISPs, the internet has been a relatively free space where everyone, no matter their income level, is able to connect, access a wealth of information, and express themselves. The Internet has become a major part of our culture as human beings and the notion that ISPs might be able to limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more is utterly sickening. A lot of us are cash strapped as is, and I’d rather not be limited even more by someone else’s greed. Net Neutrality is essential and I hope you guys will understand why it needs to remain.
-Morgan
P.S. Signal boost this if you’re able.

“ limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more”
 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more
 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more
 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more
 limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more
DO YOU WANT THIS? NO?? CLICK THE LINK. REBLOG.

As I understand this ruling, it means that businesses now have to pay extra to ISPs to have access to their websites through that ISP provided at a reasonable speed. If you don’t pay, users’ access to your website will be slowed to a crawl - so independent people and small businesses can forget about getting onto that high speed access tier. 
This means that the American internet is going to be firmly under the control of those who have the most money. You’ll only get to see the content of those who can pay the ISPs to provide access at a reasonable speed. This means that you can expect to see skewed representation of just about everything, with those bigger businesses who can afford to pay ISPs a premium for access deciding what you can and cannot read, view and consume on the internet.
This is not something that we have in the UK. Our ISPs compete with each other to provide higher speeds, better services and lower prices, but because there’s a monopoly in the US of a few ISPs who provide services, they can afford to do this to you. You can’t go anywhere else, after all.
Everyone in the US needs to sign that petition, call their representatives, write angry letters and do whatever you can to tell your government that this ruling is Not Okay.

Maybe you guys are sick of this post but It’s really important to freelance artists and pretty much everyone who uses the internet, so here it is again.  \o0o/

    polararts:

    drtanner:

    chakrabot:

    slitheringink:

    artofcarmen:

    fyeahwhovians:

    raygender:

    themediafix:

    Breaking news: The D.C. Appeals Court just killed Net Neutrality.

    This could be the end of the Internet as we know it. But it doesn’t have to be. 

    Tell the FCC to restore Net Neutrality: http://bit.ly/1iOOjoe

    they want to make the internet like tv. with channels and paying to get to specific websites and things. net neutrality = not doing that

    This impacts every internet user. Please signal boost the hell out of this and sign the petition if you are American

    I do not reblog things like this very often, but this affects me both personally and my business as a freelance artist.

    In the economy here; cash is already strapped as it is. You bet your ass companies would suck the ever living life out of misc. art sites.

    I don’t want it to ever come down to me choosing between groceries or purchasing a new tier package via comcast to be able to access tumblr or DeviantArt (let alone not guaranteeing I’ll even be seen by my customer base since they may not want to pay out their asses either). It doesn’t seem important to most, but I do 90% of my business online entirely.

    Please sign up, fight for this and share it with your followers/friends/family and urge them to give them hell as well.

    Not writing related, but this is incredibly important. While we pay for service via ISPs, the internet has been a relatively free space where everyone, no matter their income level, is able to connect, access a wealth of information, and express themselves. The Internet has become a major part of our culture as human beings and the notion that ISPs might be able to limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more is utterly sickening. A lot of us are cash strapped as is, and I’d rather not be limited even more by someone else’s greed. Net Neutrality is essential and I hope you guys will understand why it needs to remain.

    -Morgan

    P.S. Signal boost this if you’re able.

    “ limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more”

     limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more

     limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more

     limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more

     limit what sites I can access unless I pay them more

    DO YOU WANT THIS? NO?? CLICK THE LINK. REBLOG.

    As I understand this ruling, it means that businesses now have to pay extra to ISPs to have access to their websites through that ISP provided at a reasonable speed. If you don’t pay, users’ access to your website will be slowed to a crawl - so independent people and small businesses can forget about getting onto that high speed access tier. 

    This means that the American internet is going to be firmly under the control of those who have the most money. You’ll only get to see the content of those who can pay the ISPs to provide access at a reasonable speed. This means that you can expect to see skewed representation of just about everything, with those bigger businesses who can afford to pay ISPs a premium for access deciding what you can and cannot read, view and consume on the internet.

    This is not something that we have in the UK. Our ISPs compete with each other to provide higher speeds, better services and lower prices, but because there’s a monopoly in the US of a few ISPs who provide services, they can afford to do this to you. You can’t go anywhere else, after all.

    Everyone in the US needs to sign that petition, call their representatives, write angry letters and do whatever you can to tell your government that this ruling is Not Okay.

    Maybe you guys are sick of this post but It’s really important to freelance artists and pretty much everyone who uses the internet, so here it is again.  \o0o/

  4. antoniafollano:

    Also TIGERS for good measure because this is a two-post kind of day… and also Iconic Tiger needs to be posted somewhere.

    Special tiger delivery from the new blog :]

  5. antoniafollano:

    Kicking this new account off with some icon commissions from the past month. Autumn is the best season to draw (though winter is a close second)

    There’s a bit more art up on the blog, too—namely, tigers!

    Moving my tumblr presence over to a new account. I’ll still be reblogging posts here until maybe the end of the year, but eventually it’ll taper off— so if you still want to follow my art I recommend heading over there instead!

    Also, I have twitter, for those of you that don’t know! :D

  6. Commissions are OPEN!

    disappen:

    Hi guys! Commissions are open again. Money is going towards visiting my girlfriend in November so I’d appreciate any help!

    GO HERE FOR INFO! 

    Everything you need to know is in the link above, from examples and prices to my current queue. Please don’t contact me via Tumblr but use the form provided above!

    Here are some examples:

    image

    image

    image

    image

    Signal boosts are really appreciated too!

  7. vekke:

    Taking several smaller commissions! More info on deviantART.

    I’d prefer if you commented there or on FA, but if you don’t have an account on either of those sites, please send me an email at vaekke@gmail.com including your tumblr username and the type of commission you’d like! No notes please, tumblr is notoriously unreliable

    Signal boosts are very appreciated!

    Hey so uh, I hate to mention this but due to a combination of health issues and unexpectedly slow business I’m pretty short on rent and grocery money for this month; hence all the slots (which I hope is not off-putting; I have a very good track record with delivering on all my commissions). This is a one-time occurrence; usually I’m better at juggling everything, but a lot of things hit the fan this past month! Even if you can’t/are not inclined to get a commission, signal boosts are still very very appreciated.

    Thank you!

  8. Taking several smaller commissions! More info on deviantART.

    I’d prefer if you commented there or on FA, but if you don’t have an account on either of those sites, please send me an email at vaekke@gmail.com including your tumblr username and the type of commission you’d like! No notes please, tumblr is notoriously unreliable

    Signal boosts are very appreciated!

  9. Commission for catwithabat!

    Commission for catwithabat!