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    I haven't uploaded anything in a long time, due to the fact that a) I still don't own a proper scanner to scan in my *good* art (much better than what's on here now, trust me) b) I still haven't quite mastered my Bamboo penpad (I don't call it a tablet as it had no screen, it's one of those draw but look at the computer screen dealios) and c) I haven't had much time to draw lately. 
    That said, I am still on my path as an art major (and a teacher someday hopefully if I don't find a better gig, which I doubt I will) and still in school, hence the lack of time. A classmate of mine recently approached me with a commission, and being an unemployed youth who lives in her parents' house and has no money or bank account of her own, I said I'd see what I cand do. I kinda thought it was just a casual thing "do it or don't it doesn't matter" but he's serious! He'll actually pay me to design a logo! 
    Now, this is the problem: other than my time crunch, I have NO IDEA how to price my work. I understand that it's really the time and supplies that determine the thing, but really, how much should I charge? I'm not a professional, I haven't taken any design classes yet, and if I do it digitally (which I probably won't, at least in the starting phase, as I still feel that a regular pencil affords more control) will that affect the price?? Anybody have any ideas? Or any useful links? If this goes well, I'll start doing more commissions, even through DA maybe (provided that I get some of my good stuff on here, because fucking computers man). It'd be nice to start making some pocket cash while I try to find some real employment somewhere.

    EDIT: my father suggests that as a nonprofessional beginner, I should charge $5 an hour. The client has offered $40 for the commission, which mathematically works out to eight hours (I dunno if I mentioned that I'm doing a logo for their small business, a sort of fighting/meditation dojo type thing based around the ways of the Force and the teachings of the Jedi and/or Sith. It's geeky, it's awesome, it's gonna be hard to avoid copyright infringement, but it's a real commission!! It's an actual business! :D) SO that works for now I suppose (because this is also  through a friend of mine, and we're all broke, I'm hesitant to take more money) but any advice I could get for the future or for the starting out phase would be much appreciated!
Omega Ruby/ Alpha Sapphire: Team Leaders by Cortanna117
Omega Ruby/ Alpha Sapphire: Team Leaders
The more realistic versions of Archie and Maxie. Still not as good as I would like, but at present it is impossible for me to get a decent scan/photo of any of my traditional drawings. I swear I'm better than this!!! I just can't prove it here! D:

Anyway, this is just a followup to the more cartoonish one. Done in Autodesk Sketchbook Express.
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Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire: Team Differences by Cortanna117
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire: Team Differences
This is something I put up on Tumblr. I'm still not too good with my tablet, but I will be following this up with a more realistic version of Archie and Maxie.

Maxie is a pain in the ass to draw.
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Larry and Spike Real Mature by Cortanna117
Larry and Spike Real Mature
A doodle of Larry and Spike, exploring faces. I realize that I forgot Spike's wings. Oh well.
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Larry Faces by Cortanna117
Larry Faces
Some faces for Larry. ANd because I put Spike's full name in an edit, I may as well put Larry's full name here too. It's Lawrence John Buckett. A rather unfortunate name, really.
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    I haven't uploaded anything in a long time, due to the fact that a) I still don't own a proper scanner to scan in my *good* art (much better than what's on here now, trust me) b) I still haven't quite mastered my Bamboo penpad (I don't call it a tablet as it had no screen, it's one of those draw but look at the computer screen dealios) and c) I haven't had much time to draw lately. 
    That said, I am still on my path as an art major (and a teacher someday hopefully if I don't find a better gig, which I doubt I will) and still in school, hence the lack of time. A classmate of mine recently approached me with a commission, and being an unemployed youth who lives in her parents' house and has no money or bank account of her own, I said I'd see what I cand do. I kinda thought it was just a casual thing "do it or don't it doesn't matter" but he's serious! He'll actually pay me to design a logo! 
    Now, this is the problem: other than my time crunch, I have NO IDEA how to price my work. I understand that it's really the time and supplies that determine the thing, but really, how much should I charge? I'm not a professional, I haven't taken any design classes yet, and if I do it digitally (which I probably won't, at least in the starting phase, as I still feel that a regular pencil affords more control) will that affect the price?? Anybody have any ideas? Or any useful links? If this goes well, I'll start doing more commissions, even through DA maybe (provided that I get some of my good stuff on here, because fucking computers man). It'd be nice to start making some pocket cash while I try to find some real employment somewhere.

    EDIT: my father suggests that as a nonprofessional beginner, I should charge $5 an hour. The client has offered $40 for the commission, which mathematically works out to eight hours (I dunno if I mentioned that I'm doing a logo for their small business, a sort of fighting/meditation dojo type thing based around the ways of the Force and the teachings of the Jedi and/or Sith. It's geeky, it's awesome, it's gonna be hard to avoid copyright infringement, but it's a real commission!! It's an actual business! :D) SO that works for now I suppose (because this is also  through a friend of mine, and we're all broke, I'm hesitant to take more money) but any advice I could get for the future or for the starting out phase would be much appreciated!

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Crystal Piper (Aven)
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I am an art major in the local community college, from which I will hopefully transfer to a university. There I will get a teaching credential and teach Art in a high school setting. I sing and act when I can (though I really can't dance). I sculpt, write, draw, and take photographs. I usually use traditional media (particularly pencils) when I draw, though I need to practice with other media, particularly digital and paints.
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SpeculumHistoriae Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015   Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the fave! :ahoy:
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Cortanna117 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Student General Artist
You're welcome!
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Somaritan Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you for the watch and fave!
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Cortanna117 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Student General Artist
You're welcome! :D
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seg0lene Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks for the fav, really appreciated ^^
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Cortanna117 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Student General Artist
You're welcome! 
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RustedCutlass717 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
I've wrote some poems a while back, so I posted 'em here. I'd love it if you read them.
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Cortanna117 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Kk, will do.
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MaxK-W Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for the favourite! ^_^

Make sure to watch my page for more photography that you may enjoy :dummy:
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Cortanna117 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Eh, okay, why not.
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