Italian special force soldier after 72 hour battle in Afghanistan

School for black civil rights activists. Young girl being trained to not react to smoke blown in her face, 1960

Disability activists abandon their wheelchairs and mobility devices and crawl up the 83 stone steps of the U.S. Capitol Building demanding the passage of the American with Disability Act, March 12, 1990.

A south Korean man cries as his brother is on a train back to North Korea. Separated by the war, they have not seen the other since 1950. They were allowed to see each other for three days, but one will go back spending life in luxury, and the other in hard labour

 The Mocambo night club in East Hollywood, a white’s only club, was the most popular dance spot around but would not book Ella because she was black. Marilyn, who adored Ella Fitzgerald and her music, called the manager and demanded that they book Ella immediately

Portrait of Istvan Reiner, taken shortly before he was killed in Auschwitz

Werfel, a 6 year old orphan from Austria has just been given his first pair of new shoes by the American Red Cross,1946.

The last Jew of Vinnitsa

Susan B. Anthony in 1872 getting beaten and arrested for trying to vote when it was illegal for women to do so.

Until the mid-60s, the Aborigines came under the Flora And Fauna Act, which classified them as animals, not human beings. This also meant that killing an Aborigine meant you weren’t killing a human being, but an animal.

Here’s a link to 75 iconic pictures of the 21st century

I hope you guys learned and teared up from this as much as I did. 

I don’t know if I could ever iterate how important these images are.


sometime I just think about how easy it would be to market superheroes toward little girls and I am filled with rage

like do these people not realize how fucking easy this shit would be

there’s the dazzler she’s like a popstar and a superhero do you know how many 4-12 year old…

Or storm (my personal and childhood favorite) who if you piss her off, starts flying and raining, well, storms on you.  Or Rogue, who can gain anyone’s power  Or Rescue, who is like iron man, but is Pepper Potts and 1000% more on-top of everything and not only runs a company like a basass CEO but also saves people in an iron man suit in her spare time.  And saves Tony Stark.  Or the new Hawkeye, who is an awesome sassy chick.  Etc, etc.


More girls should join boys’ teams so it could be a tradition and it wouldn’t be so special.” - 13-year-old Mo’Ne Davis, the 18th girl to play in the Little League World Series in its 68-year history, the FIRST girl to throw a Little League World Series SHUTOUT. Her fastball? 70 MILES PER HOUR. #throwlikeagirl #BlackGirlsROCK

Not only is she adorable, she is also badass, skilled, dedicated, and completely right.  This girl should be voted a national treasure.



If 18 or 20 palettes wasn’t enough, I present to you: my 100 Palette Challenge! This is a collection of some of my favourite palettes from color-palettes and Adobe Kuler and I thought it would be really fun to have a huge variety of palettes to chose from

If you would like to participate in this challenge, I ask that you DO NOT repost this anywhere else, including deviantART; please REBLOG this instead! I have the challenge uploaded to deviantART as well, so please check it out there if you want to do it on deviantART!

Here’s some of the drawings I’ve done with a few of these palettes c:

I’ve been looking for another good challenge lately! And this one is definitely relevant AND helpful with building new techniques. 

Send me a number from above and a subject, and I’ll do my best! (and I will decline, if I feel obliged ;D)

I suppose I might do a few.  


Anonymous asked:

You shouldn't raise the price of your commissions at all. You make fantastic artwork for 20 dollars. It is a perfect price.






Wow I’m sorry but that made me feel really degraded. I wasn’t going to raise it to $100 or something. It’s a perfect price to a buyer, but my art isn’t worth 20 dollars but that’s not my point. 

 Yes I know it’s a good deal, but I’m not a robot. Even if I’m someone that “sucked” at drawing, the matter is all about the time spent on my drawings. On average it takes me 6 hours to create 20 dollars worth of a drawing. That’s like 3.3ish dollars an hour. Working all day. Possibly no sleeping until the next day. No breaks except to use the bathroom or to eat 1 cup of ramen or not eat at all. Because of the time limits I’m receiving.

Please keep in mind the only reason people ever charge 20 dollars for a commission is due of the crippling trend of amateur artists selling themselves short at those prices- a trend that artists like Rinji has to compete with. Any self respecting artist knows that is hardly an acceptable price for their works. Rinji knows that. And that is why I applaud them for raising their prices because it is our responsibility as artists to educate people like you that a 20 dollar commission is not a perfect price at all.

I hope you have learned something from this, anon, and please, never, ever assume nor determine the price of an artist’s time if you are the client and they are their own employer. The price is set by them and it is your choice to either comply or move on.

can we talk about how living wage is $15/hr?

Can we talk about how artists should have THAT as a baseline, and because they are SKILLED WORKERS IN THEIR PROFESSION, should actually be charging even more?

I charge at around $15-$20/hr. My dad’s a freelance graphic designer and has been in the industry for over 20 years; he charges $80/hr.

Rinji works at a little over $3/hr

can we talk about how the expectation for low commission prices is a issue, or…?

because $100 is NOT a ridiculous price. At ALL. That’s ~$16.60/hour for a 6 hour commission, which is cheap as hell.

I mean I get why people price the way they do; competition.

HOWEVER: Each commissioner is commissioning YOU because they like YOUR style. Usually? People are more than willing to pay more. Fuck, dude. I worked at a place that sold knife sets for like $2000/set, and people ate that shit up. People spend money on whatever they want as long as they know it’ll be quality work that they’ll enjoy.


We should really be encouraging our fellow artists to charge themselves as they would as a professional. You’re offering your services because you know your art is worth doing business with. If we’re not going to stand up for our own industry, no one will.

Agreed. I had someone just this past weekend practically run from my table when I told her it’d be at least $30 to do a new keychain from scratch and, no, I was not budging on the price. I had to explain to her that she would have to pay for the time I took to do the artwork that would go on it, for supplies required to make it, and for the actual shipment of the item to her (and the only reason I’d priced it low was because it was something generic I knew I could resell). She honestly had no clue the work that went into making them and seriously thought I’d give her the thing for the same measely $3 I charge for the stocked keychains. In direct contrast, I had another customer who happily forked over $50 for a badge and thought the pricing was fair and reasonable based on my estimate of the work involved (and shipping, naturally). And there was another who thought my work warranted more than what I’d quoted her initially, so she gave me extra and it was just a sketch. So yes, charge on what’s fair to you. Always. Even if it means you have to explain the cost breakdown sometimes because some people will be okay with that when they understand why - and if they’re not okay with that, well… you can refuse their commission guilt-free.

Whats even sadder is how many “professionals” and corporations and businesses have the same perspective as those customers who only want to pay $3 an hour.  After all, isn’t art jsut something we do for fun?