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Daniel Cruit

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1st
Jun
Sun
  • The Story, 11”x14”, oil on panel, 2014.
This was one of the portraits that hung in my senior show at Ringling College of Art and Design about a month ago.

    The Story, 11”x14”, oil on panel, 2014.

    This was one of the portraits that hung in my senior show at Ringling College of Art and Design about a month ago.

  • 22nd
    May
    Thu
  • Clarity, 11”x14”, oil/acrylic on board, 2014.
One of the portraits from my senior show at Ringling College of Art and Design. More to come soon!

    Clarity, 11”x14”, oil/acrylic on board, 2014.

    One of the portraits from my senior show at Ringling College of Art and Design. More to come soon!

  • 21st
    May
    Wed
  • Emma Watching, 11”x14”, oil on board, 2014.
From my senior show at Ringling College of Art and Design. More to come in the next few days!

    Emma Watching, 11”x14”, oil on board, 2014.

    From my senior show at Ringling College of Art and Design. More to come in the next few days!

  • 20th
    May
    Tue
  • Fun little piece from a while ago- I used b/w acrylics, textured foam brayers and about 30 layers of paint. Super fast, super fun!

    Fun little piece from a while ago- I used b/w acrylics, textured foam brayers and about 30 layers of paint. Super fast, super fun!

  • 7th
    Feb
    Fri
  • Anonymous said: $100 is a lot of money for a single page.

    jamaligle:

    postcardsfromspace:

    mooncalfe:

    himteckerjam:

    katyfarina:

    fauxboy:

    how much is a loaf of bread? hm? $3? $5? 

    At my local grocery store, bread is about $4.50 for a decent size italian loaf. If I make $7.25 and hour, that means I’d have to work 37 and a half minutes for a Loaf of bread.

    but hey, that’s not so bad right? Work two hours and you’ll have a sandwich, eh?

    Oh hey, turns out I also need toilet paper, rice, chicken, some veggies, a can of soup, and some cereal. (to name a few basic groceries one might need on a budget) we’ll round those things down to $25 just to make the math easier.

    at $7.25 an hour I’ll have to work about 3 and a half hours for basic groceries.

    That doesn’t include bills or gas or all the other groceries I need, That’s ONE quick trip to the store and I already have to work half a day just for that.

    You don’t understand Anon, my pages could take HOURS if not DAYS. Between the sketching, inking, colouring, lettering, and finishing it’s taken at least a full two day’s work if not longer for each page.

    I have a job that pays me beans, I cannot afford to post more pages a week without compensation. I literally cannot afford to do that. Not to mention the idea that art is only worth minimum wage cheapens the amount of work and effort that goes into producing it. I should be making WELL ABOVE minimum wage for my art via page count and commissions but it’s this damn “deviant art” mindset that makes people feel like they’re being swindled for paying a livable wage to artists. It’s rude and childish and I ask that you please stop considering artists as less worthy of affording a normal life.

    You can either pay me what I ask for what you want or stop complaining about what I already give you for free.

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    I cannot fucking stand people who tell illustrators that something they produce is too expensive.

    Yall motherfuckers want cheap? Go get some paper, get a fucking pencil and then draw it your motherfucking selves because nobody freelancing on the internet who hasn’t even half made it in the illustration world is charging you ANYTHING close to industry pricing even when some of us are as good if not better. Why? Because of people like Anon. Your name must be out there and known to charge anything close to what your time and skill is worth. Yet still? You are paying for my effort, my time, my blood, sweat and tears and a lifetime of learning my trade.

    A cheap page for yo ass is a piece of paper I haven’t touched yet.

    /rant

    (As a freelancer I cannot staaaaaaaaaaaaaand people who pull this dogshit.)

    $100 is pretty cheap for a page.

    Basic math, for Anon up there: Break that $100 down into an hourly rate. Factor in materials. Factor in skill and schooling and experience. Bear in mind that a page rate *at all* means there’s a good chance it’s work-for-hire, which means that $100 a page might be all the artist gets, ever.

    And then, when you’ve done that math, think about what that means in terms of how few comics artists make a living hourly wage.

    Want a pro artist, anon? Pay them like a fucking pro.

    I’d like to add the a professional of any stripe has the duty to themselves, and the right to charge a rate based on his skill level and the work he or she puts in.

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    Reblogged from jamaligle
  • 8th
    Sep
    Sun
  • “ With criticism it’s never just between the critic and the artist, or between the critic and the curator—it’s between the living and the dead. This sort of criticism is as close to human nature as you can get. Anyone living, especially your peers, is a threat. You’re judging them, they’re judging you. That can be a good thing sometimes. Jealously, rancor, competition, those can be good things in art. But it mostly puts you in a dangerous and disadvantageous position, and one that just takes away from you so much. It’s possible to do your best work at your highest level without competing. ”

    - Raymond Pettibon from an interview in The Believer, December 2004 (via frankstocktonillustration)
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  • 15th
    Aug
    Thu
  • Some figure drawing from the illustration academy this summer.
pastel, 18”x24”

    Some figure drawing from the illustration academy this summer.

    pastel, 18”x24”

  • 13th
    Aug
    Tue
  • This is the centerpiece of a triptych in progress- thus, this is in progress too.
Oil on illustration board, 12”x12”.

    This is the centerpiece of a triptych in progress- thus, this is in progress too.

    Oil on illustration board, 12”x12”.

  • 9th
    Jul
    Tue
  • http://kotaku.com/nintendo-wont-let-top-fighting-game-tournament-stream-724293474

    This year, the Super Smash Bros. Melee community raised almost $100k for breast cancer research, and won a spot at the largest Fighting Game tournament in the world, EVO, for which SSBM registration DOUBLED the all time record for any Smash Tournament. Now, less than 3 days away from the tournament, Nintendo has announced that they will not allow EVO to stream Super Smash Bros. Melee online, shocking the SSBM community and ruining this once in a lifetime event that the community has worked so hard for.

    Tags: freemelee evo2013 
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