I’m IN LOVE. Angelina Jolie as Maleficent for Entertainment Weekly.
#FlashBackFriday My piece “Raven” circa 2008. Sold. Inspired by “Quail Egg” by one of my fav artists, Marilyn Minter. #leilanijoy
Loving these canvas reproductions of my girl “Yara,” that just came in! Limited edition of only 10! I’m busy hand embellishing this one in acrylic paint! Many sizes available and going fast. Don’t miss your chance to own one of these! Buy directly at https://www.etsy.com/listing/181133450/limited-edition-yara12x16-canvas
Want a hand doodled postcard from me?! It’s easy to get one! Just be one of the first 10 people to buy a print of my latest piece, “The Morrigan” Each of the first 10 prints sold include a personalized and doodled postcard, magnet, and free mini print of your choice! They are going quick so hurry over to www.Etsy.com/shop/LeilaniJoyArt
"The Morrigan" by Leilani Joy for her "Muses Series" 16x20" acrylic on masonite. Framed. ORIGINAL AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE. Contact Sales@LeilaniJoy.com
First 10 prints sold include a FREE PRIZE pack! Only a couple left: https://www.etsy.com/listing/180202888/first-10-exclusive-11x14-the-morrigan
Watch the video of The Morrigan’s creation:http://youtu.be/Cnb-eVjyros
Happy Valentine’s Day My Art NuVoguers! I ❤️ each and every one of you! Thank you for all your love and support! You inspire me to continue to create!
What if Adventure Time girls had a band in the 60’s ?
Stickers coming soon !
I made this comic entirely on computer, to see if I could! I guess I can? Neat!
Hey, don’t be an asshole! When you reblog a piece of art and write “ugh I can’t believe this idiot, I hate this so much,” the person who made it sees that. Would you enjoy waking up to that every day? I don’t think so.
Be nice! It’s underrated!
TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY for this amazing 25% OFF sale! Use code “LOVE25” at Etsy.com/shop/LeilaniJoyArt
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.
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.
(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.
Just had to share this- it really sums up the frustration us artists put up with when people insult our pricing and rates. I often get asked “why so expensive?!” And while I keep things polite- I can’t deny I’d prefer to answer this way sometimes…. :-p