A fantastic portrait for the fantastic Rholt

Going to offer pony portraits like these for $15 USD a piece exclusively for a little bit. There will only be 10 pony slots, so if you want to grab one of these in their 2,000 by 2,000 canvas glory before they disappear, contact me viaRattlesire on Deviantart, or Scribble-Liberty on Tumblr! Each portrait comes with a free speed paint video of me workin’ on it for ya!
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A fantastic portrait for the fantastic Rholt

Going to offer pony portraits like these for $15 USD a piece exclusively for a little bit. There will only be 10 pony slots, so if you want to grab one of these in their 2,000 by 2,000 canvas glory before they disappear, contact me viaRattlesire on Deviantart, or Scribble-Liberty on Tumblr! Each portrait comes with a free speed paint video of me workin’ on it for ya!

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rattlecat:

Update: October 18th, 2014
Whoo! New Milestone has opened up, along with our weekly sketch page!
The first ‘huge’ milestone of our Patreon! Before we start cracking out chapters of pages of Rag N Bone at the $150 milestone, we figured we’d give all of our patrons an extra treat for helping us out. Upon reaching $100 a month, we’ll start rolling out Tutorials and Speedpaints for ALL of our patrons to enjoy and spread around!
Interested in supporting our projects? Find out more HERE!
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rattlecat:

Update: October 18th, 2014
Whoo! New Milestone has opened up, along with our weekly sketch page!
The first ‘huge’ milestone of our Patreon! Before we start cracking out chapters of pages of Rag N Bone at the $150 milestone, we figured we’d give all of our patrons an extra treat for helping us out. Upon reaching $100 a month, we’ll start rolling out Tutorials and Speedpaints for ALL of our patrons to enjoy and spread around!
Interested in supporting our projects? Find out more HERE!
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rattlecat:

Update: October 18th, 2014

Whoo! New Milestone has opened up, along with our weekly sketch page!

The first ‘huge’ milestone of our Patreon! Before we start cracking out chapters of pages of Rag N Bone at the $150 milestone, we figured we’d give all of our patrons an extra treat for helping us out. Upon reaching $100 a month, we’ll start rolling out Tutorials and Speedpaints for ALL of our patrons to enjoy and spread around!

Interested in supporting our projects? Find out more HERE!

Just going to go ahead and give a huge thank you to the response of Artist’s Mortality. You guys already secured me a commission and I’m sure more are on the way. <3 Ya’ll the best as per the norm! Carry on!

An Artist’s Mortality

As much as I’d hate to do it guys, I may need to remove the ‘Like’ button forcefully from my art blog. But I’d like to first give this a test run for 3 days, because I have a ton of faith in my followers.

Please reblog my artwork if you like it or choose to follow me.

Reblogs are necessary for me to get potential commissions. It assures that I can provide for myself and my wife, and while I really do appreciate the appreciative glance at my artwork, and I appreciate that you’re following me, I would appreciate a single reblog from you even more. I don’t even care if you comment on it stating you’re not a brony fan, but you appreciate the art, or any kind of art that I do.

That goes for many of my artist friends, and many other artists.

Tumblr’s biggest issue with getting exposure is that when artists post art, it’s only seen by those who are following them at the exact moment of posting. Hundreds of their other followers may never even realize they updated. When followers reblog our artwork, it creates a waterfall effect. So long as a few people are reblogging the work upon seeing it, people continue to see it, and people will always see it, so long as at least one person is reblogging from every previous reblog.

Now, I understand this sounds like an artist shoving marketing responsibility off onto their followers, but these are my other options:

1. I leave it alone, and continue to go without work, but a lot of likes.

2. I take away the like button, and risk losing followers and views entirely because people refuse to reblog.

3. I set up a queue 3-5 times a day that essentially spams your dash to ensure you see the artwork, and that still doesn’t guarantee a reblog. If anything it guarantees annoyance after you see it so many times.

I really don’t want to resort to any of those. But I need your help to prevent that from happening. Many artists suffer from this issue on Tumblr. If you are a follower of an art blog, we greatly appreciate that you find our art appealing enough to follow. It means you want to see more of our art.

But unfortunately, I can’t put out more art if I am struggling with income. My time becomes exclusively spent on commissions that can take weeks to complete, stalling updates and creating an inactive blog. If I’m unable to make income off my art, I must resort back to the 9-5 workforce, cutting down my time even more, creating an even larger inactive gap.

This is why I have this blog.

This is why I constantly make damn sure I am capable of posting at least 1 - 3 things a day. Because I know the reblog system and my followers noticing my work, work. Since I started posting daily art, my followers have skyrocketed from the past two months by 72 followers. That is a lot to me, and I am eternally grateful. But that number means very little to me, none of those followers help me out by reblogging my work.

It takes one click. Instant click if you use XKit. Instant Click if you do Alt+Reblog Button on a normal keyboard. One second out of your day to do this ensures that I get at least a few more eyes looking at my work. One of those pairs of eyes may be looking for a commission. They may commission me. Which brings in money. Which pays for food, electric, internet, and all the things I need to keep releasing art for folks to continue.

And I am extremely lenient about the content on my blog! I am really up for trying to draw anything. If there’s something you follow me for, that I don’t draw enough? Send me an ask! I most likely would love to draw it again. Most of the time if I’m not drawing something, it’s either because I haven’t gained an interest in it, lost interest, or that’s not really bringing me any income that helps in a moment’s notice.

And for some of my followers, this is common sense to you. You guys faithfully and without question reblog everything I post. You guys are bloody lifesavers. I couldn’t ask for anything more than that.

Just one reblog of the piece of art you see on my dash if I post daily.

That goes for me. That goes for my friends, like Sony. My wife, Shrine. My brothers, Glacy, Blank, and Rune. My daughters Para, Sigma, Elec, Clock and Ghost. My sisters, Acro and Moons. That goes for every artist I know. Every artist you watch.

Not all artists may be using their art as a springboard for their career. Many of them may be in school, have industry jobs, or are totally okay with a 9-5 with art on the side. Some are totally okay with art as hobbies, commissions as spare cash.

But for some of us, our entire life is dictated by the people who purchase our artwork. What we can and can’t do, is determined by the amount of folks who see our artwork. It’s what we love to do. And if you support the idea of having a career making money and doing what you love to do, then you support those types of artists.

And that one reblog means everything to them.