• Why aren't artists paid as well and as often as they should be?

    I'm a professional artist, I have been for most of my twenties, and people more often than not expect me to do high quality work for free. And I know this is a common occurrence for artists of all ages and skill levels. What seems to be that separation between worth and cost is if people have heard or read... show more
    I'm a professional artist, I have been for most of my twenties, and people more often than not expect me to do high quality work for free. And I know this is a common occurrence for artists of all ages and skill levels. What seems to be that separation between worth and cost is if people have heard or read about you, and they determine if you're worth paying for. I have people asking me to do comissions for them for free, and even willing costumers that want to pay, try to get the price down so low, it's not only not paying for the time and materials, but it degrades us and the effort put into the work. I was almost cheated out of a $200 sale from my own cousin, for whom I gave a fair discount to, and for a week, I thought he'd downloaded my work and gotten away with not paying for it. It was for a tee-shirt design he needed for a church group project. It took dozens of attempts to contact him and it wasn't until I threatened him that he got back to me with a horrible excuse. Why does this happen?
    7 answers · Other - Visual Arts · 2 days ago
  • The Mona Lisa is no better or worse than my 3 second stick man doodle. Correct? (regarding subjective opinion vs fact)?

    Apparently unless its an objective fact one subjective opinion is no better than another because they are just subjective
    Apparently unless its an objective fact one subjective opinion is no better than another because they are just subjective
    10 answers · Other - Visual Arts · 5 days ago
  • If you’re shooting at an aperture of f/14, would changing to the aperture of f/10 increase or decrease your aperture?

    Would it increase or decrease your depth of field?
    Would it increase or decrease your depth of field?
    7 answers · Photography · 5 days ago
  • You're taking a picture in Manual mode at f/11, ISO 500, and a shutter speed of 1/125 second.?

    The image on your properly calibrated screen appears too bright. How would you take a darker exposure without changing the depth-of-field, and without potentially adding noise to the image?
    The image on your properly calibrated screen appears too bright. How would you take a darker exposure without changing the depth-of-field, and without potentially adding noise to the image?
    7 answers · Photography · 5 days ago
  • Trees in your field of view are swaying from 13 mph wind gusts, what setting should you alter to stop the motion of the trees?

    WiIl the scene be brighter or darker after you make that (only one) adjustment? How do you compensate with a second adjustment if your depth of field must remain the same?
    WiIl the scene be brighter or darker after you make that (only one) adjustment? How do you compensate with a second adjustment if your depth of field must remain the same?
    6 answers · Photography · 5 days ago
  • Who was Vincent van Gogh?

    Best answer: Vincent Willem van Gogh was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art
    Best answer: Vincent Willem van Gogh was a Dutch Post-Impressionist painter who is among the most famous and influential figures in the history of Western art
    8 answers · Painting · 1 week ago
  • Is this q good drawing?

    Is this q good drawing?

    6 answers · Drawing & Illustration · 6 days ago
  • Is it illegal to paint your body black with neon stripes? I have heard painting a white person black is not cool, however its for neon?

    Best answer: Uhm no not really unless your going out and impersonating black person.like out in the hood and yo wut up N****
    Best answer: Uhm no not really unless your going out and impersonating black person.like out in the hood and yo wut up N****
    5 answers · Painting · 5 days ago
  • HOW CAN I EDIT MY PORTIFOLIO?

    6 answers · Photography · 7 days ago
  • I can draw but then I can t?

    I ve been drawing for about ten years now and I m pretty advanced at it, but theres this thing that happens every couple of months where I can t draw for **** for a few days. I d really like to know if anyone has ever experienced this, or at least heard tell of such a thing, thanks
    I ve been drawing for about ten years now and I m pretty advanced at it, but theres this thing that happens every couple of months where I can t draw for **** for a few days. I d really like to know if anyone has ever experienced this, or at least heard tell of such a thing, thanks
    9 answers · Drawing & Illustration · 2 weeks ago
  • How to copyright any original ideas?

    Best answer: If you mean copyright as in protect from stealing, then you have the Copyright Office. For scripts, you also have the WGA. HOWEVER, bear in mind that that wouldn't cover your ***. The truth is, there's nothing out there that can prevent someone from stealing your ideas, your material, or parts of your... show more
    Best answer: If you mean copyright as in protect from stealing, then you have the Copyright Office. For scripts, you also have the WGA.

    HOWEVER, bear in mind that that wouldn't cover your ***. The truth is, there's nothing out there that can prevent someone from stealing your ideas, your material, or parts of your material. Just like you can't prevent someone from stealing your thoughts. That's what your ideas and stories are, basically - thoughts. Anyone can just read, take something, change the details and put their own name on it.

    So what do you register for? Your registration is only good IF and when you believe someone has already stolen your material or parts of it. It's evidence to present in court, one in a long chain of evidence you'd need to provide if you want the smallest chances of winning. These cases are tough to win, because it's not easy to prove authorship given that details are easy to change. Chances are the registration on its own is not gonna be enough, so I'd keep everything: receipts, email corresponds, contest entries, etc. These are all potential evidence.

    I'd also like to note that there's no such thing as original idea anymore. Everything's been done this way or another. Secondly, ideas cannot be copyrighted because ideas are thoughts and you can't copyright thoughts. You can only copyright written material. Ideas don't belong to you, they're up for grabs. So if, for example, you write down an idea for a movie, it would need to be fully-developed, or at least as developed as possible, because the only way a rip-off would count as a rip-off is if the defendant took a big chuck of your *franchise* or all of it. Meaning, not a particular storyline or character, for example. It would need to be dead clear that it all belongs to the same franchise. It's a complex territory.

    Don't know about drawings, sorry.
    4 answers · Drawing & Illustration · 1 week ago
  • Who are some great contemporary artists?

    I do not like Jeff Koons, I understand that a lot of what he does is a commentary on kitsch and pop art but truly it doesn't really speak to me. Frank Stella, on the other hand, I think is quite good. Ryan McGinley, Chapelle and Lagrange are good photographers and Anish Kapoor is, in my opinion, an excellent... show more
    I do not like Jeff Koons, I understand that a lot of what he does is a commentary on kitsch and pop art but truly it doesn't really speak to me. Frank Stella, on the other hand, I think is quite good. Ryan McGinley, Chapelle and Lagrange are good photographers and Anish Kapoor is, in my opinion, an excellent sculptor. Malcolm Liepke, a good painter. But what are some other strong contemporary artists? Primarily on the figurative side. I've seen way too many abstract and geometric art.
    7 answers · Painting · 2 weeks ago
  • Cleaning walls after painting?

    I painting over dirty walls without cleaning the dirt off first. Now that the paint is dry, there is dark spots on the wall where I painted over the wall. Is there anyway I can remove these dark spots?
    I painting over dirty walls without cleaning the dirt off first. Now that the paint is dry, there is dark spots on the wall where I painted over the wall. Is there anyway I can remove these dark spots?
    5 answers · Painting · 2 weeks ago