A portrait of Joel that my girlfriend has been working on.
We did it guys. Homestuck is so weird, even 4chan doesn’t know how to weird out Homestucks.
That is literally a Tuesday in the fandom. They’re so stymied by the existence of homestucks.
So they’re joining the fandom?
Since the release of Blackfish, a documentary which chronicled the troubled life of the orca Tilikum (above), in 2013, the percentage of Americans opposed to cetacean captivity has risen to 50% (up 11% from a 2012 poll). SeaWorld’s attendance has dropped 13% in the first quarter of 2014, with earnings down 11%. The Blackstone Group, which purchased SeaWorld in 2009, reduced their holdings of SeaWorld’s stock to 25%. The National Aquarium in Baltimore is now considering ending their practice of displaying dolphins and retiring their animals to a sea pen. The ‘Blackfish effect’ has changed so many lives, but what about its star, Tilikum?
After a year of costly PR campaigns, YouTube videos and commercials touting their exceptional animal care, Tilikum and the other orcas at SeaWorld’s parks haven’t seen any real improvement in their lives. Their tanks haven’t been expanded, broken family bonds have not been repaired and Tilikum the deadly 12,000 pound bull orca is still floating like a cork in the dank pool that made him famous. After a year of protests, reduced turnstile clicks and constant attacks on their social media platforms, SeaWorld still hasn’t gotten the message and Tilikum, the one being whose existence should have felt the biggest impact from the Blackfish effect, remains untouched by its message.
SeaWorld is never going to volunteer to do the right thing by Tilikum or any of their 28 other whales, it’s up to us to #emptythetanks.
I’ve decided to open up commissions in order to raise some money for personal finances! I’ll be open from now until likely mid-july, or until I can manage to secure myself a job.
All of the prices above are for busts, and if you’d like full body the prices are as follows:
- Sketches - 12$
- Line Art + Flat Colors - 20$
- Sketch Painting - 28$
- Digital Painting - 50$
The average amount of time it takes to finish each of these are about 20 minutes for a sketch, 1 hour for line art + flat colors, 2-3 hours for sketch paintings, and somewhere around 7-10 hours for digital painting, depending on how detailed it is.
For each additional character, it is half the price of the original. (For example, Line Art is 15$, so for two characters it would be 23$, since half of 15 is 7.5 and I’m rounding up.)
I require payment upon completing the sketch, which is the latest that you can say you don’t want to pay -meaning that if you only want a sketch you don’t get the option of opting out. This is due to the horrible crime of completing pieces only to be denied payment. As a result though, it’ll motivate me to finish up the piece faster.
Even if you can’t buy any commissions or donate, please help spread the word by signal boosting!!
If you have any questions, feel free to ask me!
Edit: Because Tumblr’s messaging system is unreliable and also just plain awful, please contact me by my email: Colonelfirstname.lastname@example.org
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