Brimm's Dumping Grounds

Okay, been sort of wanting to do this again for awhile and I seem to be short on money due to vet visits, car repairs, and trying to save for a future move. I actually do enjoy drawing quite a bit and do like drawing stuff for friends quite a bit but it would be awfully nice to have that incentive of cash to help fund the random things that come up. I don’t get much money as is from disability and can’t really borrow so each commission I do get will help out tons~.

And I know people don’t really have much money to work with these days so here’s what I’m going to offer.

++Clean Pencil Commissions++
Drawn with a 0.7mmHB#2 pencil on paper. I try to clean these things up as best I can but sometimes there is unavoidable smudging (but that’s what happens when you use softer lead).
$5 - 1 character
$10 - 2 characters

++Inked Commissions++
As implied I ink over light pencil lines with (faber-castel & prismacolor premier of various sizes and brush types). The lines are typically much sharper and cleaner than the pencil drawings but really both can look nice.
$10 - 1 character
$20 - 2 characters

++Inked Chibi Commissions++
$5 - 1 character
$10 - 2 characters

++Limitations —- Things I won’t draw (for above set prices): ++
1.) No X-Rated Fap material!!! (I cannot stress this enough. Porn is difficult for me to draw properly and it won’t be cheap so just do yourself a favor and don’t ask) Sexy clothed characters might be okay. Same with tasteful nudity. If you’re not sure, ask.
2.) Please no mechs/robots/heavy machinery. It’s not that I can’t draw them but it’ll just take much longer than I’m willing to put into it for the above prices. (Mechanics are fine though~)
3.) No background as it typically costs extra and I’m trying to keep things cheap for you guys.
4.) No color for the same reason as above. Color also costs more because it takes much longer but if you’re willing to pay the extra amount I can see what I can do. (Contact me and we can talk it over and work something out)
5.) No more than two characters in a single drawing. No group shots unless you’re willing to pay more for it. Trying to fit three or more characters into a single drawing can be tricky and takes some maneuvering.
6.) Please, I’d rather not do drawings based off of *only* written descriptions that require a lot of research to draw properly, and even then I might not get the character looking the way you imagined. Again, if you are super determined for me to do this and willing to pay a bit more, contact me and I’ll see if something can be worked out.

++What to do if you want a commission: ++
1.) Send me any reference art/photos & any written description you want to include involving the characters you want drawn. The more pictorial references you provide, the better. It’s actually better if you give a simple 1-2 sentence description of what you want the character(s) doing or whatever and let me go from there.
2.) Once I agree to do your commission, send me the payment via paypal and I’ll get to working on your drawing. If you want to have the original mailed to you also, let me know before you send payment so you can add the appropriate amount. (+$5.00 for shipping within the US, shipping prices may vary for destinations outside the US. It should be noted that, unless you commission me for a significantly large number of drawings that you want mailed to you directly, it’ll cost generally the same to ship 1 drawing as it would to send multiple drawings packed together to the same destination.)
3.) Be patient while I’m working on your commission. I tend to work on a first come, first served basis. If you’re curious about my progress or your status, feel free to give me a poke and ask how it’s coming along.
4.) Unless you state otherwise, I’ll post your commission when finished and email you the digital file. If you paid for it to be shipped I’ll then send the original to you within a few days and let you know it’s on your way.

+*+If you have any questions please feel free to ask so I can address any unasked questions, alleviate concerns or unconfuse you~!+*+

++Contact Infos++
Email: jrenault (at) gmail (dot) com
Twitter: twitter.com/nekobrimm

nemubits:

manifestoonmoralmansex:

Don’t act coy! This is a yaoi, we all know you’re going down the corn route.

Excellent.


I think I’d prefer “corn” to the other two routes. In my mind it translates as thus:

Corn = corny fluff (not so bad).
Cow = (someone potentially “having a cow, man” = freak outs and overall drama all over the place).
Pig = either douchey behavior ahead or perhaps filthyness. I don’t even know.

Trying to make sense of ridiculous shit…

nemubits:

manifestoonmoralmansex:

Don’t act coy! This is a yaoi, we all know you’re going down the corn route.

Excellent.

I think I’d prefer “corn” to the other two routes. In my mind it translates as thus: Corn = corny fluff (not so bad). Cow = (someone potentially “having a cow, man” = freak outs and overall drama all over the place). Pig = either douchey behavior ahead or perhaps filthyness. I don’t even know. Trying to make sense of ridiculous shit…

bathsabbath:

thorhugs:

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.

beautilation:

At Comic Con today, I went as Black Cat. This is a shitty picture and there will be better ones of my whole costume coming up but I just want to say something. 
Black Cat’s costume has a fair amount of cleavage (conservative compared to many other female comic characters but a good amount as far as what I’ve ever shown). I guess I was not surprised to have a couple men ask to pose with me and then do some doofy “WHOA LOOK AT THOSE KNOCKERS” poses. I just make a really ugly face when I see they’re doing it. One guy with the social graces of a lemur said to me “I was this close to wearing that same outfit. My breasts are large and supple and I think it would have been nice.” Nope. Stop talking.
But aside from guys being doofy and awkward (but clearly not foul-intentioned), I did have my first truly skeezy experience at Comic Con today. 
And my first truly empowering moment as well.
This group of men from some kind of Stan Lee fan club blah blah internet video channel blah blah asked to interview with them on camera about Comic Con. I said well okay, sure. Camera is rolling. The “host” is a middle aged, rotund dude. It’s an all-male crew and lots of people (mostly guys) were beginning to crowd around. The following is the interview as burned in my mind. Keep in mind that I expected this to be about Comic Con in general.
Him: I’m here with…
Me: Mandy, aka Felicia Hardy aka Black Cat
Him: ..And she is HOT. Do you think I’m hot enough to pull that off?
Me: Uh, I’m not sure, I’ve never seen you in drag.
Him: I’ve got a great ass. Go on, spank me.
Me: (look at his large ass, popped up mere inches away from me then look into the camera like are you kidding me . No thanks. I may hurt you, I’m a lot stronger than I look.
Him: Aw come on!
Me: No, seriously. Stop.
Him: Damn, alright! Well let me ask you an important question then…what is your cup size?
Me: (big talk show smile) That is actually none of your fucking business.
Him: Oh! I think that means to say she’s a C. 
Me: I actually have no breasts at all, what you see is just all of the fat from my midsection pulled up to my chest and carefully held in place with this corset. It’s really uncomfortable, I don’t know why I do it.
 Him: (to the male crowd) Aw, come on what do you guys think? C cup? 
—a few males start to shout out cup sizes as I stand there looking at this guy like this has to be a fucking joke, then look at the crowd and see that no amount of witty banter or fiestiness will stop making this whole thing fucking dumb. It was clearly a ploy to single out cosplaying women to get them to talk sexual innuendos and flirt with this asshole and let him talk down to them simply because they were in costume and were attractive. Whether I’m in a skintight catsuit or not, I’m a fucking professional in everything I do and I don’t need to play nice for this idiot.
Me: This is not an interview, this is degrading. I’m done. (I walk away)
Him: (clearly dumbfounded and surprised) ..Come on, it’s all in good fun!
Me: Being degraded is fun? That was unprofessional and I hope that isn’t your day job because you can’t interview for shit, my man.
And the entire crew and the crowd were SILENT. NOTHING. SHOCK, HONEY. It felt like I was in a heated fog, full of rage and pride and I sashayed away feeling like the most badass motherfucker in the whole damn room, but kind of also on the verge of tears. A slow build of applause would have been appropriate, but from the looks on people’s faces, they were just completely not expecting me to do what I just did- which was really nothing more than speaking up for myself. It wasn’t something one should feel brave for doing but crazy for not doing when necessary.
It’s because many people at these cons expect women cosplaying as vixens (or even just wearing particularly flattering costumes) to be open/ welcoming to crude male commentary and lecherous ogling, like our presence comes with subtitles that say “I represent your fantasy thus you may treat me like a fantasy and not a human in a costume”. And maybe that will always be how the majority of people see us. But that does not mean we have to put up with shit that crosses the line, it does not mean we owe them a fantasy, it does not mean we dress up to have guys drooling over us and letting us know that we turn them on. It is not all about your dicks, gentlemen. So I encourage cosplaying women everywhere to be blunt and vocal with their rights, their personal boundaries, and their comfort level at conventions. I actually encourage girls to be brashly shameless about these things, to not be afraid to speak up if you feel uncomfortable and to let the person doing it know that they are crossing the line. Don’t keep quiet because you’re scared of what they might say or think- because if you say nothing they will continue to see what they’re doing as OK. 

beautilation:

At Comic Con today, I went as Black Cat. This is a shitty picture and there will be better ones of my whole costume coming up but I just want to say something. 

Black Cat’s costume has a fair amount of cleavage (conservative compared to many other female comic characters but a good amount as far as what I’ve ever shown). I guess I was not surprised to have a couple men ask to pose with me and then do some doofy “WHOA LOOK AT THOSE KNOCKERS” poses. I just make a really ugly face when I see they’re doing it. One guy with the social graces of a lemur said to me “I was this close to wearing that same outfit. My breasts are large and supple and I think it would have been nice.” Nope. Stop talking.

But aside from guys being doofy and awkward (but clearly not foul-intentioned), I did have my first truly skeezy experience at Comic Con today. 

And my first truly empowering moment as well.

This group of men from some kind of Stan Lee fan club blah blah internet video channel blah blah asked to interview with them on camera about Comic Con. I said well okay, sure. Camera is rolling. The “host” is a middle aged, rotund dude. It’s an all-male crew and lots of people (mostly guys) were beginning to crowd around. The following is the interview as burned in my mind. Keep in mind that I expected this to be about Comic Con in general.

  • Him: I’m here with…
  • Me: Mandy, aka Felicia Hardy aka Black Cat
  • Him: ..And she is HOT. Do you think I’m hot enough to pull that off?
  • Me: Uh, I’m not sure, I’ve never seen you in drag.
  • Him: I’ve got a great ass. Go on, spank me.
  • Me: (look at his large ass, popped up mere inches away from me then look into the camera like are you kidding me . No thanks. I may hurt you, I’m a lot stronger than I look.
  • Him: Aw come on!
  • Me: No, seriously. Stop.
  • Him: Damn, alright! Well let me ask you an important question then…what is your cup size?
  • Me: (big talk show smile) That is actually none of your fucking business.
  • Him: Oh! I think that means to say she’s a C. 
  • Me: I actually have no breasts at all, what you see is just all of the fat from my midsection pulled up to my chest and carefully held in place with this corset. It’s really uncomfortable, I don’t know why I do it.
  •  Him: (to the male crowd) Aw, come on what do you guys think? C cup? 
  • —a few males start to shout out cup sizes as I stand there looking at this guy like this has to be a fucking joke, then look at the crowd and see that no amount of witty banter or fiestiness will stop making this whole thing fucking dumb. It was clearly a ploy to single out cosplaying women to get them to talk sexual innuendos and flirt with this asshole and let him talk down to them simply because they were in costume and were attractive. Whether I’m in a skintight catsuit or not, I’m a fucking professional in everything I do and I don’t need to play nice for this idiot.
  • Me: This is not an interview, this is degrading. I’m done. (I walk away)
  • Him: (clearly dumbfounded and surprised) ..Come on, it’s all in good fun!
  • Me: Being degraded is fun? That was unprofessional and I hope that isn’t your day job because you can’t interview for shit, my man.

And the entire crew and the crowd were SILENT. NOTHING. SHOCK, HONEY. It felt like I was in a heated fog, full of rage and pride and I sashayed away feeling like the most badass motherfucker in the whole damn room, but kind of also on the verge of tears. A slow build of applause would have been appropriate, but from the looks on people’s faces, they were just completely not expecting me to do what I just did- which was really nothing more than speaking up for myself. It wasn’t something one should feel brave for doing but crazy for not doing when necessary.

It’s because many people at these cons expect women cosplaying as vixens (or even just wearing particularly flattering costumes) to be open/ welcoming to crude male commentary and lecherous ogling, like our presence comes with subtitles that say “I represent your fantasy thus you may treat me like a fantasy and not a human in a costume”. And maybe that will always be how the majority of people see us. But that does not mean we have to put up with shit that crosses the line, it does not mean we owe them a fantasy, it does not mean we dress up to have guys drooling over us and letting us know that we turn them on. It is not all about your dicks, gentlemen. So I encourage cosplaying women everywhere to be blunt and vocal with their rights, their personal boundaries, and their comfort level at conventions. I actually encourage girls to be brashly shameless about these things, to not be afraid to speak up if you feel uncomfortable and to let the person doing it know that they are crossing the line. Don’t keep quiet because you’re scared of what they might say or think- because if you say nothing they will continue to see what they’re doing as OK. 

Thor here is me with the kids (Loki) when they want to play games and I give in (despite not wanting to even play). 

Thor here is me with the kids (Loki) when they want to play games and I give in (despite not wanting to even play). 

murrlin:

looking up ref for nsfw drawing

google image searches “woman riding man”

image

yes exactly what i needed

modernanglophilia:

Tumblr, please spread this like WILDFIRE. This teenager has been wrongly suspected of being one of the Boston bombers. He’s scared for his family. 

Please pass it on.

Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2311248/Sala-Barhoum-track-star-teenager-denies-involvement-Boston-Marathon-bombing-picture-widely-circulated.html

Justin Beiber: Rape happens for a reason.
Media: OMG JUSTIN
Media: YOU ARE THE SWEETEST GUY ALIVE
Media: WHAT AN INSPIRATION
Media: ROLE MODEL TO YOUNG MEN EVERYWHERE
Media: JUSTIN YOU SO PERF
Billie Joe Armstrong: Ladies, if someone touches you and you don't want them to, feel free to punch them in the fucking face.
Media: OH MY GOD HE CURSED ON TV WHAT A DOUCHEBAG
Media: HE DOES DRUGS CLEARLY THE ANTICHRIST
Media: YOU'RE BRAINWASHING CHILDREN GO TO JAIL PLEASE
Media: DO YOU EVEN HAVE A SOUL
Media: LADIES STAY AWAY FROM MEN LIKE HIM

whereismana:

It’s those little acts of love and kindness that really make you feel like you’re more than just a number. 

That awesome moment when you find a friend you can act stupid with