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Name’s Lizzie aka linkenlog!

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Masculinity is so fragile.

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COMPASSIONATE SPORTS!!!! ELECTRONIC FATHER

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superthird asked: a-ah miss polly ... i have been doing conventions for about two years now and i feel really stagnant. i'm interested in illustration, sequential art and cartooning but i don't know what to do. i live in florida, tbh, and there is nothing here in terms of work but i can't move because of familial issues. i know it's probably very difficult, i don't have a degree or anything, but are there possibilities of finding work solely long-distance? ( i know i need to polish myself more first, though. )

pollums:

YES!!! yes it is possible!! Anime conventions are awesome for making money but i’ve HEARD they are less helpful for networking/jobhunting. some suggestions:

  • Go to conventions/events that pertain more to your field: comic conventions, animation festivals, film festivals, advertising conventions, illustration events, publishing conventions, etc.
  • When you go to conventions, have finished sequential artwork and illustrations to give to editors, talent scouts, and artists you admire. They are there to help you find work and make connections.
  • Make friends!

Some publishers that might be work checking out:

Other routes to consider for independent projects:

  • Patreon - a way to have fans fund your projects in smaller amounts scattered over time
  • Kickstarter, Indiegogo - crowdsourcing for independent projects. i’ve also made very helpful connections by using Kickstarter, so even if you have a small project that doesn’t require a ton of money, Kickstarter is a great way to meet people that can help you find work
  • Sparkler Monthly - helpful services for people looking to self publish! http://sparklermonthly.com/about/distro/

Other routes to consider for jobhunting:

  • Email artists that you really admire and tell them you admire their work. Tell them your situation and ask them if they have any advice. Artists are easily flattered and often are very happy to help others bc that’s how they got their start
  • Contact nonartists that you really admire and do the same thing! They could work in production, sound design, music, writing, non-profit, sales, anything. If you admire someone genuinely, there’s a chance to reach out and let people know you would like to work with them. Think outside of the box.
  • Find a talent agent! Ask your friends if they have recommendations or look up some talent agents online. I personally have never done this but I know friends who have. Talent agents are paid a percentage of whatever you get paid from your work, so they have incentive to help you out, and can find jobs that you wouldn’t have thought to find yourself. They’re not always a hit, though, and some times it can be hard to find someone that is easy to work with and understands what you do.

These are ONLY suggestions! Definitely take my advice with a grain of salt. Everything here works for some people but not others. Everyone finds a different career path

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furippupauplus:

Paint Bucket Resources: Tutorial: plastic keychains

kaiami:

I know a ton of you have been waiting for this one. Teaching you to make your own plastic keychains!

To start off, I think the biggest question everyone has is what I use to make them. I work with shrink film. You might be familiar with Shinky Dink brand shrink film as a kid. I use Grafix brand white inkjet shrink film. The inkjet kind is relatively pricey compared to the regular kind. If you’re using regular, I don’t recommend you stick it in your printer. Sharpie markers would be good for that.

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Alright, now open up the file with the images that you’re working with. Make sure your images are a lot bigger than you want your finished product to be since they shrink significantly.

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You’ll also want to lighten the opacity to about half. I go somewhere between 50-60%.

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Now print your image out! I’ve found that it works best for me when I have it at the plain paper setting, and standard print quality.

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Holepunch with a 1/4” holepuncher BEFORE you shrink them. It’s so much more work to have to punch holes when your plastic is thick!

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Cut out your design, leaving the amount of border you want.

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Set them on a tray for convenience. An aluminum foil sheet works too, but I recommend cookie trays because they are easier and quicker to get out of the oven.

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Preset heat. Your shrink film package will tell you what temperature to set it at, but I find that it isn’t always accurate for me. I generally set temperature to 350 degrees or so.

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Put them in the oven. Remember to keep track of time! I leave them in for about a minute and a half.

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After time is up they should be super small! Magic!

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If your charms are not flat, put something heavy on it right out of the oven when they are still hot and malleable.

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If you’d like to, you can seal them now. In my last two batches, I used clear topcoat nail polish. The problem with that is that I need between 3-5 coats of it, and it takes a while to dry. I’ve been experimenting with modpodge.

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For lariats, you can use jump rings or lobster clasps.

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Here is one that I made that wasn’t sealed. The finished texture after shrinking is a little bit rough. There’s nothing wrong with leaving them unsealed, but because they are inkjet printed, the colors wash right of without protection.

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This is one that was sealed with modpodge. The colors become a little more vibrant and smooth and water resistant. Things often get stuck on when applying or drying so be careful.

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These ones down here were sealed with clear nail polish. They come out shiny if you put enough coats, but the grainy texture will still be there.

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Well, there ya go! Have fun making your own keychains!

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sancophaleague:

Recently, I have seen a lot of beautiful women with the Natural hair Mohawk or “Frohawk”. Just wanted to say I think it looks great and shout out to all the ladies who wear it. 
Written by @Kingkwajo

incredibly fresh

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#fashion  #NICE  

chloe-valens:

2年前のプチのノベルティポスカの絵 消しちゃってたようなので上げ直しました

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ratak-monodosico:

Corsican vendetta knife with floral detail.

The blade reads: Che la mia ferita sia mortale"

- or roughly: “may all your wounds be mortal”.

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genderofthenight:

Tonight’s Gender of the Night is: Stair Climbing Music

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gwyndor:

gwyndor:

i could get this image printed on a dakimakura. nothing is stopping me. its the right dimensions and resolution and size and i have the money. i could literally own a fucked up anime sex pillow but with an image of French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. what a time to be alive

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never give up on your dreams

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transperceneige:

Pure spanish horse, by Juliane Meyer.

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#horse  
 
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