squishable.com: Squishable Skull Fox. An Adorable Fuzzy Plush to Snurfle and Squeeze!

You guys!!! PERFECT Halloween gift that has a chance to be made! Soft squishy, cuddly little spook! 

If you have a moment, please go vote for this lil guy!!! I think it’s pretty rad little thing! 

I mean look at that face.

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orianrise:

bombermoth said: their name is actually ‘berger cookies’? cause I need to add these to the list of ‘stuff-I-need-to-nag-people-to-send-me-some’

Yep their company name is Berger Cookies :’D
I would seriously consider sending you some if I wasn’t worried they might melt in the mail! I like having people try them

Sadly, it seems that Berger Cookies ONLY come out of Maryland, particularly near the Baltimore area. I’ve recommended these to ANYONE who comes to visit, they are AMAZING. 

On the subject of copying/”inspired art” (basically just a copy)

Two posts today got me thinking really hard. 

First was a shop had remolded a work from Skullery. 

Second, someone asking about how an artist felt about “inspired art” not for sale, but basically really similar in look and style. 

To address the first: This is a nightmare of mine. I’m absolutely TERRIFIED that this will happen to me. And while I have to remind myself that my molding method for future masks will be FAR different than the norm, it is still possible there’s a crafty someone (to put it politely) out there that would be willing to put in the work to mold something I’ve made. TERRIFYING. But, alas, you gotta keep your eyes peeled. That’s pretty much all one can do, and it’s disheartening. 

Addressing the second: Oy. Talk about a heartbreaking concept. Yeah, it’s great to be an inspiration to people, but as an artist, if I heard someone say that to me, or I saw someone making pretty much the same thing as I, I think it would be extremely difficult to break it to them that this cannot go on. One needs to live off one’s own work, so to hear someone say, “Eh…. I could make that myself.” is really and truly a huge insult. It not only says that all the work you’ve done to create ONE thing was a waste of time, but all those years, hard work and research going into all the other projects was a waste of time because “someone else can do it, and they wont have to spend as much”. 

Yeah, I get it. Some art is hefty expensive. I promise there IS a reason for that. Especially from the professionals. Professional, meaning someone who has gotten to a point where they are producing a steady amount of work, and have maintained  said work for more than a few years. You are paying not only for that product, but their expertise and precision on delivering a quality product. Whether it be painting, art dolls, sculpture, costume, etc. All of it hand made instead of coming off a machine belt, one of the exact same million other pieces. 

Not to mention said artist is likely living off that art. So many things need to be added to the price in order for the artist ti turn a profit, and it’s amazing how many people overlook this fact. This is not retail. 

fears thoughts

parliamentrook:

GothChic from Milano, Italy is a massive shithead. 

I had to deal with them before on his etsy to take these recasts of MY SKULLS down, but I just found that they’re still for sale on this other site. I’m about to email the store host. 

Do not support this guy.

(via missmonstermel)

Anonymous asked:

What causes the price to be so expensive? (not in a bad way im just curious)

Un-doodles Answer:

missmonstermel:

beastlies:

It’s a fair question (when asked nicely), and it’s one that artists get a lot (though often asked not so nicely).

Pricing your art can be one of the more stressful parts of the job, especially when that art is your sole or main income.  There are a few main factors to consider:

First, materials.  Pretty basic logic there. How much did you spend to assemble the materials necessary?

Second, time. You basically have to work out what would be a good hourly wage for your work.  If you spend a bajillion hours on something, that has to be taken into account when you price it.

Third, knowledge/experience/expertise. This is the weird nebulous part of pricing.  You have to consider all the hours of practice, refinement, failures, and development that goes into each piece and your style and skill overall.  Magweno put it well in a response to someone on DA:

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Original art is expensive.  I actually had the Gubbin bases cast in resin because it means I can charge $125 for them instead of the higher price I would need to charge if I’d made each one from scratch without that base.  I had initially been hoping to sell each for a bit less, but I got too wrapped up in doing extra details on the paint job, so the hours I invested started to lengthen a bit.

Anyway, I hope that helps!

Magweno hit it out of the park with that DA response!

Absolutely perfect. That part about the years of experience it took to get to that point. Brilliant.

Days of the week

dantoinette:

kierstinlapatka:

Make a to do list- Monday

Tuesday Terrors (work edition- I am going to tell work place horror stories)

Workspace Wednesday (you get to see how big of a mess I made this week)

Things on my desk Thursday (what I’m working on)

Feature Friday (inspiration)

Streaming Saturday (may switch every other week from public streaming to private)

And on the seventh day, the Artist rested….

I wanna do dis too kiri!!!…butm…you know….change it up a nit…for video gaaaaaaames lol!

Hahaha! Do it!!! 

Days of the week

kierstinlapatka:

Make a to do list- Monday

Tuesday Terrors (work edition- I am going to tell work place horror stories)

Workspace Wednesday (you get to see how big of a mess I made this week)

Things on my desk Thursday (what I’m working on)

Feature Friday (inspiration)

Streaming Saturday (may switch every other week from public streaming to private)

And on the seventh day, the Artist rested….

Gonna start doing this, because it will keep me motivated. 

Explenation for my version of Tuesday Terrors under the cut.

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feralworks:

ohicosplay:

A great video from Norman Chan (Tested) and Frank Ippolito on how to make a simple rubber mold and resin cast. Definitely worth watching if you want to learn how to make molds and cast with resin.

Reblogging for later. You can never watch too many molding videos

If you want to try these methods, please, before you get started, please read the SAFETY warnings and labels on the resins before you even consider purchasing!! Smooth-on has a WONDERFUL page on each of their products so you can read about each product, the chemical makeup and what is required for handling said product. 

You can even give them a call and ask and they’ll gladly help.

That said, I don’t see Frank using gloves or a mask. Yes, he is a professional, and he does need you to hear what he’s saying as they work. 

FOR BEGINNERS: 

please use these at all times:

Rubber gloves. Nitrile to be safe, some gloves are not suited for handling certain resins. 

Face protection. A mask and glasses/goggles for protection. those resins give off a gas that is unhealthy to breathe in, so please wear a respirator that is graded to handle such things. 

Work in a well ventilated area. This does not mean a room in the house. This means out in the garage with the door open or a place where there is a vent nearby. 

After long term exposure to chemically tainted air, or having it near bare skin can cause serious damage to one’s system. 

Be safe out there, folks! 

-PS- Notice that Frank mentions the Resin is getting pretty warm? The amount of resin in that cup left over is enough to burn him, that is why he is handling the cup where the resin isn’t touching. There are certain resins that will catch fire because they get so hot and there’s too much left to cure in one location.

(Source: tested.com)

Safe is better than Sorry I keep seeing pros do tutorials without WARNING people There is a reason why america has to put a warning label on coffee to tell people that its HOT PLEASE BE CAREFUL this is not paranoia this is honest warnings you can get chemical burns not fun protect yourself

kierstinlapatka:

OK FOLKS!!! 
I did some reviewing of my art, and I gotta say, I’m pleased with the improvements I’m seeing, but I noticed something else I can improve on. I noticed that it’s REALLY hard to tell the different between costume art and character refs. 
This should help clear things up. 
If you are getting Character Refs/Art from me:
Then I will make it with as realistic proportions and anatomy as possible. Realism. Got dog feet? Gonna draw how a dog’s feet actually look.
If you are getting Costume concept/art from me:
I will require two or three photos like you see above. 
Front, and back view, side is optional. 
This helps me to see your body type and help to show you what the suits body shape will look like in comparison to your character. Digi vs Planti, how the fur and tail falls, all that jazz. I will require these photos for costume refs from this point on. You can use cell phone photos, just have someone get a pic of you with your head and feet in view, I wanna see the whole body. 
Extra poses? Sure! Remember the more you order on a ref sheet, the more it will cost. 
Questions? Shoot me a note! 
(photos used with permission,otherwise are copyright to the owner)
obligatory question mare for questions here as well?

Remember to keep your arms from being completely stuck at your sides. Splay them out a little. Same with your legs.

kierstinlapatka:

OK FOLKS!!! 

I did some reviewing of my art, and I gotta say, I’m pleased with the improvements I’m seeing, but I noticed something else I can improve on. I noticed that it’s REALLY hard to tell the different between costume art and character refs. 

This should help clear things up. 

If you are getting Character Refs/Art from me:

Then I will make it with as realistic proportions and anatomy as possible. Realism. Got dog feet? Gonna draw how a dog’s feet actually look.

If you are getting Costume concept/art from me:

I will require two or three photos like you see above. 

Front, and back view, side is optional. 

This helps me to see your body type and help to show you what the suits body shape will look like in comparison to your character. Digi vs Planti, how the fur and tail falls, all that jazz. 
I will require these photos for costume refs from this point on. You can use cell phone photos, just have someone get a pic of you with your head and feet in view, I wanna see the whole body. 

Extra poses? Sure! Remember the more you order on a ref sheet, the more it will cost. 

Questions? Shoot me a note! 

(photos used with permission,otherwise are copyright to the owner)

obligatory question mare for questions here as well?

Remember to keep your arms from being completely stuck at your sides. Splay them out a little. Same with your legs.

concept art costume costumes future monsters

Would you like me to continue making masks?

kierstinlapatka:

Ok, so here’s the lowdown, folks.
Time and money has been getting more and more precious. And I find myself getting more and more desperate, and with very little time. Commissions are starting to seem a little bit of a lost cause.
SO.
With that in mind, I decided to start a Patreon!

What is…

You don’t have to pledge $20 or $30. I have much smaller “pocket change” options available. Also, just getting the news out would be great! I’d LOVE to continue to make masks! I’d love even more to open mask commissions! This will help me on my way! 

(via un-doodles)

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