What are the rules on personal NPCs, exactly? I want to have one or two personal NPCs down the line, but I'm not sure what works as one and what doesn't. I'd prefer to know ahead of time what's acceptable and what isn't.
Basically, people have been keeping around a side character often who doesn’t do the missions but provides support, is a family member, is a friend, or who knows the team. Those would be considered a personal NPC.
Haha, that email was crazy! I like how they said they USED to be a 'drama queen' and 'attention whore'. Obvs this was a way to try to entice a popular artist to continue some sort of flame war this person is trying to start, and play the victim. This person knows how to internet very well lol!
Yeah, really. I found it incredible that they tried to encourage something nasty in return. I pretty much told him to stop sending me emails :X
Good grief, PK, that email was unsettling. It's a shame you need to keep your email address so public for commissions, you can't really avoid pest emails like that. Hum. Anyway, an ask; I was delighted by the backstory you gave about naming your cats, Styx and Twigs. Is it safe to assume you have a little soft spot for Starlys?
I actually do like Starly a bit - mostly I like Staraptor the best. Something about it makes it one of my favorite birds. Maybe that awesome hair.
Aw man, with anon posting turned off now I can't make all those stupid and/or invasive asks anymore. You see, secretly I was actually the one behind every single anon ask here the entire time. Yep, totally every single one. But now you ruined my fun though, thanks a lot. :<
I think the person that sent the email has a case of 'Sour grapes'. I have no idea why he thinks that being nasty to someone is 'good therapy', the fact he thinks it's a healthy way to deal with his own insecurities makes him more of an asshole.
Yeah uh, that part kind of bothered me a bit. I feel kind of bad for anyone he’s close to if he thinks that’s a good form of ‘therapy’ - he ought to consider getting real therapy :S
Ok. I can personally account for this, it really pisses me off when someone writes "cool i like it!" and i reply "thanks" and they get pissed off because i didn't look at their gallery or watch them or reply with a paragraph. it's unreasonable to think that anyone (no matter their talent level) would drop everything to investigate your life. if you want to be my friend then comment larger things, ask questions, show me things you think i would be interested in. Geez i feel bad for you, PK.
Haha. Yeah. I try to be interested in things people around me do, but it’s hard to even stay in touch with some good friends when I’m super into the work I’m doing lately.
That e-mail sure was silly! What matters is how you are now, and anyone who has followed you for even a sliver amount of time can easily see that you sent out a lot of caring to even the most random of people that approach you with their concerns. You're NOT obliged to do that, but you do, and that in itself is very selfless.
Ahh I don’t need asspats!! It’s okay! I just guess I was taken aback by it. Who seriously writes a huge email about how much they thought someone was a bitch tons of years ago? When they didn’t know the person then, and definitely don’t now? I guess that’s really what surprised me. They made no secret of the fact that they sort of watched barely from sidelines, and yet…
It's really interesting the things people say and do to you under the excuse of "well you're a popular artist". IDK MAN, maybe you're just a person and get angry sometimes and are happy other times and mostly you just like to make cool art and talk to cool people. But then again, that sounds like a stretch.
Yeah, it IS really interesting. There’s some weird… I guess curve, where people feel it’s OK to be an asshole to others for “being popular” - I didn’t fucking ask for it, I just like making art that people enjoy, and I like talking to people who also like doing things I enjoy. If that garners a lot of attention, for whatever reason, then… okay. That wasn’t the point of doing it. The point was that I like art and feel strongly about it.
Normally I wouldn’t waste my time, but I have to share this gem. I’ll summarize each section for you, with my thoughts.
Its silly to even take my time to write you this, and even stupid, referring to drama yada yada but I think I just need to take this out.
I know you from some time ago in the ooold agnph, I was just another user there of many, not important, not noticed and shit. Just looking at random comments with the old agnph crew with the Doc and other guys.
Apparently someone who knew me when I was 14-15 thought it a good idea to send me an email now.
I don’t even remember when I first heard about you but I think you where very active on the oekaki back then. One by one your art shinned all over the place and started to quickly get your fan base, popularity and stuff.
Always rebel, never shutting up your thoughts, and aways letting everyone know if there where assholes if they deserved to.
Well, I guess this part hasn’t changed a lot. Except I don’t really oekaki anymore. Also I tend to be a little more selective about my battles (usually).
Back then I consider myself to be a needy, clingy, and basically another attention whore and drama queen, which of course I’m nothing like that this days, but I think I still need to get out this ill feeling I have for you from a long time.
You may think, who the fuck is this person, I don’t even know and I care shit what he/she says to me. Maybe people have already told you this but I don’t care.
First here are the good stuff, it is true that you are a very talented person, and admire a lot your dedication to art, also when it comes to comissions, you’re very professional.
And well on the personality side well….. you have a strong personality, but my first impression of you (and mind my words) was that you are a conceited, egocentric self centered bitch that likes to look down on people, and elitist too, you pay attention to no one else, except if its one of those people that praises you all the time, or artists with same or higher level than you.
It’s always incredible to me that people expect that everyone should just pay them a lot of attention, especially busy people. It only makes sense to me to talk to: people I enjoy, artists I can relate to, or others who are doing big projects I’m interested in. If that makes me conceited or egocentric, well then, I guess that’s how it is. I have a lot of friends who are just funny, nice people, but I generally gravitate toward those who are interested in creating things or doing things. I think it’s kind of shitty to judge people for not wanting to be friends with toxic assholes.
I know it takes a lot of effort to be as good as you are, and its ok to feel great about it, problem is that your ego is at the limits, and you aren’t humble enough to accept a bad critic, I seen that before in DA and FA when people say something that is not a praise and you get all bitchy and crazy about it.
This is something I’ve seen trying to fault me for, often. All I can do is roll my eyes. I don’t just blindly accept all critique - you’d have to be an idiot to do that. There is good critique, and bad critique. The good critique is stuff that gets your mind ticking in a slightly different way, the stuff that lets you expand how you see things, or points out that you could have achieved X in a better way (in your opinion). The bad critique is the kind that tries to tell you how you should be drawing instead, or tells you that what you’re doing is just shitty. In fact, the latter comment isn’t really critique at all, but people trying to be assholes. Suggestions for things to explore and study = good critique. Telling you that your Yoshi porn commission is really bad = bad critique (I’ve gotten this before…). Even if they totally think that, I’m not interested in Yoshi porn, so it doesn’t really matter to me. Therefore, to me, it is bad critique. Maybe to someone who’s super focused on making the best damn Yoshi porn in existence, they might want to hear more, but even then it’s just vague and derogatory without actually giving any real feedback, save for the twinge of a raging nerd’s boner not being fully realized.
Most useful critique is private feedback I seek out. Therefore it’s not going to be seen very often by the public, anyway. Also people love to say “wow what a bitch” if you reject any critique at all, when this is a really unhealthy attitude to have toward artists.
Donno, maybe your life is not that good, and you need constant attention who knows, and maybe I’m wrong for saying all this, and have misjudged you all this time.
The truth is that even if this mail is not much of your liking, it matters to me because I taking out all the bad stuff I feel for you and getting on with my own life, hope you understand, and well, back insults are welcome. :)
This is kind of shitty to do in general. Sending hateful words out of nowhere is… well, I guess it says something about the guy.
What else…. oh yeah, back then I envy you and your friendship with vee, because I never got noticed by you guys, it doesn’t matter now of course, but still want to take that out too.
Also, just want to let you know, I’m not one of the shitty furs with crappy jobs living all together in one small apartment, I have a very decent job, maybe earn as twice or triple of what you ever get from comissions, have my own house and car.
I don’t think having a job, a house, and a car excludes someone from being a nasty person. But, okay.
The stupid thing about this is that I always felt bad of myself because I never could get a decent level at art, but the truth is that I’m way better at some other stuff, so I will focus con those from now on.
Anyway, if you got this far reading, I thank you, even if you’re angry at me right now because of what I said above. You can reply back and insult back whatever you like, its a good therapy hehe.
I don’t think being nasty toward someone who’s done you no personal wrong is very good. That’s just my opinion.
PS. Maybe I will comission you again someday, I still think you’re very talented
This last part is killer, though! The whole email, summarized, “hey, bitch! Despite the fact that I haven’t been around you for many years and don’t really know you at all, I think you’re pretty much a horrible, egocentric person who probably has had a horrible life as well, but you can draw pictures at least. Also since I have a job, a car, and a house, you shouldn’t think ill of me there. BTW I’ll spare some of my pity change to commission you, stupid bitch. He he you mad? Reply back angrily it’s a good idea ;)”
I don’t know, I guess it’s just incredible what some people think is an acceptable thing to do. I’m not surprised that people like to not think about their actions, or the impact they might have, or anything else of the sort. I guess I’m not used to someone feeling it’s a great idea to send off an ~in depth~ email that’s this… hm. I’m not even sure of how to properly phrase it. Doesn’t anyone see the irony in it? This guy thinks he ~isn’t~ clingy, needy, an attention whore, or a drama queen anymore… so that makes this okay to send out? I don’t know. Something about that is really amazing to me.
More than anything I’m baffled. I shouldn’t be, not really, because people do shit like this all the time increasingly more so as the meaningless pageview counter jumps up, but…
I guess the best part was thinking I still took on furry commissions. I haven’t offered that type of stuff openly for the past year (good riddance), and things instantly got better for me. My mood improved— mostly because I didn’t have to deal with shitheads like this anymore, really.
Maybe if he had been an interesting person who didn’t talk down to me, we could have talked. Alas, I don’t think he was ever really interested in actually finding out what I was like, huh?
I need help explaining the difference between selling fan art and art theft. I know there is a difference but how to convince people there is?
Art theft is taking an image that isn’t yours and claiming it is. Selling fan art is selling your own art. I’m sure someone could argue “you’re selling something from an idea that isn’t yours!” but, who cares? The companies never really seem to. Could go on about that but I’m miffed about something else atm.
You probably receive a lot of ideas good and bad, but I'd still like to offer mine: I've had ideas for a Victini NPC for a while. I understand that Legendaries are important so you probably don't take standard NPC suggestions for them, but I think they might be worth telling, so do you want to hear them?
Once upon a time, I saw a SAI tutorial where the author mentioned they always kept their Dilution/Opacity Mix at 0. So I kept my Dilution at 0 too. For months, I kept thinking: "Colors on a new layer do not blend with those on the layer below, they stand out too much. If only there was a way to blend them with the opacity of the "nothing" around." One day I randomly set Dilution to 80, and lo and behold, I could blend opacity! And that kids, is why you shouldn't blindly follow people's settings
uhm im torn whats a better favorite music for oc ? i like emo punk but i also like skrillex dubstep, they really define me. what to do ? also should my left wing be angel and right be demon, or other way ? is one gay , like earing>?
he he chose both :) u shoudlnt let 1 or other be choice its clerly both .
Lady Merlot appeared! "Come!" Somehow, Lady Merlot took three turns at once! ... !? What did Lady Merlot do? SMAAAAAAAASH!! Rhodes took 608 points of mortal damage! Lady Merlot tried PK Wind Ω! PK took 383 points of mortal damage! Rhodes took 422 points of mortal damage! Lexy took 230 points of mortal damage! Lexy's PSI-Shield broke! Lady Merlot did something fancy and hypnotic! PK suddenly fell asleep! Rhodes had trouble paying attention! Lexy expected it!
Do you have a certain routine? As in, do you have to plot out what you're going to draw and when? I have no clue how you manage to finish so much at once, I imagine it's more than just a bit tasking
I generally do have a routine, yes. I plan out “this stuff will be done this week” and then “today I feel like doing these chunks of what needs to be done” and also have a larger “I need to get about X things done this month” - so yeah… it’s kind of a loose routine, and I switch things around a lot, but it really helps to have some sort of picture in your head for what things you need to do and by when.
im sorry great papya. im just, how you say? new to the english.
No, you’re just retarded. I’m just going to remove your questions. They’re not even charmingly stupid, just plain stupid. Actually, I’m getting pretty tired of anonymous, so I might just turn that off.
What do you think of the use of the anonymous option and how it so frequently for simple and ordinary questions. Do you think it is abused here on Tumblr or not? Also do you tend to take anonymous asks less seriously?
Abused? People abuse anonymity whenever they can. Also, yes, I tend to take them less seriously.