Finally finished writing up my Mordecai costume build! Notes are on our website nowhttp://coolbyproxy.com/Mordecai%20Costume%20Build.php
related, bloodwing commissions are still open (they’ll probably close in january b/c we’ll be working on stuff for pax).

[photo by the ever awesome Patrick Sun, taken at Dragon Con 2014]

Finally finished writing up my Mordecai costume build! Notes are on our website now
http://coolbyproxy.com/Mordecai%20Costume%20Build.php

related, bloodwing commissions are still open (they’ll probably close in january b/c we’ll be working on stuff for pax).

[photo by the ever awesome Patrick Sun, taken at Dragon Con 2014]

"Flowers from the Bull"
So I was all set to romance one of the elves in DAI, but then I started learning more on the Iron Bull and I kind of love him already? The VA video on him may have sold me - also Freddie Prinze Junior geeking out over it was a point towards him (plus he’s got horrific scarring and I <3 scars)…I hear he likes picking flowers and that just sounds adorable.
[i can’t sleep so dragon age ART ALL  NIGHT]
purchase the prints!A Box of Kittens for Anders | The Littlest Assassin | Hugs for Fenris | The Littlest Apostate | Isabela’s First Ship | Morrigan Disapproves | A Chantry Tea Party | All of the Cookies | Oghren Sleeps it Off | Omg!Griffons! | Alistair Surrenders | The Littlest Templar | The littlest Witch | Leliana & Shale go Shopping | The Littlest Blood Mage | Sten & The Butterfly Sword | The Littlest Storyteller | Ferelden Speed Griffons | Support for Anders | Shapeshifting 101

"Flowers from the Bull"

So I was all set to romance one of the elves in DAI, but then I started learning more on the Iron Bull and I kind of love him already? The VA video on him may have sold me - also Freddie Prinze Junior geeking out over it was a point towards him (plus he’s got horrific scarring and I <3 scars)…I hear he likes picking flowers and that just sounds adorable.

[i can’t sleep so dragon age ART ALL  NIGHT]

purchase the prints!

A Box of Kittens for Anders |
The Littlest Assassin | Hugs for Fenris | The Littlest Apostate | Isabela’s First Ship | Morrigan Disapproves | A Chantry Tea Party | All of the Cookies | Oghren Sleeps it Off | Omg!Griffons! | Alistair Surrenders | The Littlest Templar | The littlest Witch | Leliana & Shale go Shopping | The Littlest Blood Mage | Sten & The Butterfly Sword | The Littlest Storyteller | Ferelden Speed Griffons | Support for Anders | Shapeshifting 101

So someone on my dashboard the other day was discussing what would happen if Anders ever met Morrigan (namely he&#8217;d try to convince her to teach him to be a cat) and I thought it was too cute not to draw.
It would be a pretty hilarious conversation, I can just imagine Morrigan telling Hawke, &#8220;I&#8217;m sorry, he just won&#8217;t turn back!&#8221; but in a Morrigan-ish way (so she probably wouldn&#8217;t actually apologize and tell Hawke that he&#8217;s much better now).
purchase the prints!A Box of Kittens for Anders | The Littlest Assassin | Hugs for Fenris | The Littlest Apostate | Isabela&#8217;s First Ship | Morrigan Disapproves | A Chantry Tea Party | All of the Cookies | Oghren Sleeps it Off | Omg!Griffons! | Alistair Surrenders | The Littlest Templar | The littlest Witch | Leliana &amp; Shale go Shopping | The Littlest Blood Mage | Sten &amp; The Butterfly Sword | The Littlest Storyteller | Ferelden Speed Griffons | Support for Anders

So someone on my dashboard the other day was discussing what would happen if Anders ever met Morrigan (namely he’d try to convince her to teach him to be a cat) and I thought it was too cute not to draw.

It would be a pretty hilarious conversation, I can just imagine Morrigan telling Hawke, “I’m sorry, he just won’t turn back!” but in a Morrigan-ish way (so she probably wouldn’t actually apologize and tell Hawke that he’s much better now).

purchase the prints!

A Box of Kittens for Anders |
The Littlest Assassin | Hugs for Fenris | The Littlest Apostate | Isabela’s First Ship | Morrigan Disapproves | A Chantry Tea Party | All of the Cookies | Oghren Sleeps it Off | Omg!Griffons! | Alistair Surrenders | The Littlest Templar | The littlest Witch | Leliana & Shale go Shopping | The Littlest Blood Mage | Sten & The Butterfly Sword | The Littlest Storyteller | Ferelden Speed Griffons | Support for Anders

"Support for Anders"So I&#8217;ve been replaying Dragon Age 2 as I eagerly await DAI and I did another playthrough as mage hawke and romanced Anders for a change. And it made me kind of wish you could give your LI (or even just your friends) in that game more support like hold their hand or give them a hug or something. I felt this especially with Mage Hawke when/if you decide to support him despite his blowing up the chantry and he&#8217;s all surprised. I kind of wanted my Hawke to respond with something like &#8220;Of course, you doofus&#8221; or &#8221; You&#8217;re an idiot. But you&#8217;re MY idiot&#8221; (I am almost always a sassy/purple Hawke).I think I&#8217;m going to do a few more Hawke x Companion pieces (like Hugs for Fenris). I have one in mind of Isabela too.purchase the prints!A Box of Kittens for Anders | The Littlest Assassin | Hugs for Fenris | The Littlest Apostate | Isabela&#8217;s First Ship | Morrigan Disapproves | A Chantry Tea Party | All of the Cookies | Oghren Sleeps it Off | Omg!Griffons! | Alistair Surrenders | The Littlest Templar | The littlest Witch | Leliana &amp; Shale go Shopping | The Littlest Blood Mage | Sten &amp; The Butterfly Sword | The Littlest Storyteller | Ferelden Speed Griffons

"Support for Anders"

So I’ve been replaying Dragon Age 2 as I eagerly await DAI and I did another playthrough as mage hawke and romanced Anders for a change. And it made me kind of wish you could give your LI (or even just your friends) in that game more support like hold their hand or give them a hug or something. I felt this especially with Mage Hawke when/if you decide to support him despite his blowing up the chantry and he’s all surprised. I kind of wanted my Hawke to respond with something like “Of course, you doofus” or ” You’re an idiot. But you’re MY idiot” (I am almost always a sassy/purple Hawke).

I think I’m going to do a few more Hawke x Companion pieces (like Hugs for Fenris). I have one in mind of Isabela too.


purchase the prints!

A Box of Kittens for Anders |
The Littlest Assassin | Hugs for Fenris | The Littlest Apostate | Isabela’s First Ship | Morrigan Disapproves | A Chantry Tea Party | All of the Cookies | Oghren Sleeps it Off | Omg!Griffons! | Alistair Surrenders | The Littlest Templar | The littlest Witch | Leliana & Shale go Shopping | The Littlest Blood Mage | Sten & The Butterfly Sword | The Littlest Storyteller | Ferelden Speed Griffons

Okay I understand artists charging more than mass producers for items. But your prices are a little high. Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.

Anonymous

magnastorm:

beezeeart:

I’ve said this a hundred times. Other artists have said this. People who aren’t even artists but care about others being able to support themselves from their work have said this. This is my job where I make my full time living. My prices are the way they are for a reason. And even if it weren’t my full time job I am performing a specialized skill producing luxury goods that takes time, money, and years to perfect. I deserve to be compensated for that work even if the money doesn’t go to basic survival necessities.

My products may be out of your price range, which is okay. That just means you aren’t my target market. But that doesn’t mean they are overpriced. And that doesn’t make it okay to walk around telling others what they should charge. There are a hundred resources on why artists price the way they do out there, please read the following and take some time to educate yourself:

- This is a “simple” forumla for pricing.  It does not include any specifics and simply includes “expenses” as a lump category.

- A more in depth guide to pricing.

- Here is a post from Magweno which does a good job of summing up all the “hidden” costs in crafting. It also includes a discussion on whether the perceived value of art should be taken into consideration. It doesn’t even take into account sales, self employment, or income taxes. 15% of my income alone goes to self employment tax. 15-30% (depending on how much I made that year) will go to income tax.

- If you want to spend some money to learn, there is an entire book on ethical pricing.

- Another blog post from Mill Girl who writes further on what goes into pricing, arts and crafts as a luxury item, what you support when you purchase handmade, and who/what you harm when you devalue handmade.

- A tumblr post which highlights the pitfalls of people who undervalue art and their negative impact on the entire art community. This includes both artists undervaluing themselves and clients undervaluing artists.

- Here’s an article on pricing as a freelancer and industry standards. For the record I consider myself under the category “Someone with a few years of experience and a good portfolio: $50 - $85+/hr.” I can promise I am charging nowhere near $50 an hour, and close to $25 since I supplement my income with “passive income” from pattern sales.

And that is just a few of the resources out there available. I sincerely hope you will read them and stop spreading negative attitudes on pricing.

an AMAZING post about pricing art with a ton of resources!

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So I decided to sell my fenris costume hoodie that I made awhile back! If you’re interested, you can go purchase it RIGHT NOW in our store!

I only made the one so it’s pretty much a unique item. If I make another in the future, it’ll be a slightly different design anyway so this one will still be special.

"Ferelden Speed Griffons"So I&#8217;ve been playing Dragon Age 2 again and wandered into the Hanged Man to overhear this conversation which I almost certainly misheard as &#8220;Speed Griffons?&#8221; "yeah, they fly around Ferelden, terrorizing the dogs" between Corff the bartender and one of the bar patrons. On further research, apparently they&#8217;re talking about his fantasy novel and it&#8217;s enemies, not dogs, but I was so amused by the image of tiny griffons zooming around and irritating Mabaris that I had to draw it.
I like to think that they don&#8217;t actually have songbirds in Ferelden, just tiny griffons with song bird morphology (hence why nobody&#8217;s noticed them). Maybe they only come out to bother the Mabaris and move so fast everyone assumes they&#8217;re just little birds.purchase the prints!A Box of Kittens for Anders | The Littlest Assassin | Hugs for Fenris | The Littlest Apostate | Isabela&#8217;s First Ship | Morrigan Disapproves | A Chantry Tea Party | All of the Cookies | Oghren Sleeps it Off | Omg!Griffons! | Alistair Surrenders | The Littlest Templar | The littlest Witch | Leliana &amp; Shale go Shopping | The Littlest Blood Mage | Sten &amp; The Butterfly Sword | The Littlest Storyteller

"Ferelden Speed Griffons"

So I’ve been playing Dragon Age 2 again and wandered into the Hanged Man to overhear this conversation which I almost certainly misheard as “Speed Griffons?”

"yeah, they fly around Ferelden, terrorizing the dogs"

between Corff the bartender and one of the bar patrons. On further research, apparently they’re talking about his fantasy novel and it’s enemies, not dogs, but I was so amused by the image of tiny griffons zooming around and irritating Mabaris that I had to draw it.

I like to think that they don’t actually have songbirds in Ferelden, just tiny griffons with song bird morphology (hence why nobody’s noticed them). Maybe they only come out to bother the Mabaris and move so fast everyone assumes they’re just little birds.

purchase the prints!

A Box of Kittens for Anders |
The Littlest Assassin | Hugs for Fenris | The Littlest Apostate | Isabela’s First Ship | Morrigan Disapproves | A Chantry Tea Party | All of the Cookies | Oghren Sleeps it Off | Omg!Griffons! | Alistair Surrenders | The Littlest Templar | The littlest Witch | Leliana & Shale go Shopping | The Littlest Blood Mage | Sten & The Butterfly Sword | The Littlest Storyteller

beezeeart:

The bat sewing pattern is now available :)

(And just as a note, most of the fabric for my bats came from Joann Fabric if you’d like to purchase something similar)

You can buy this pattern on Etsy or Craftsy

If you’ve never heard of craftsy, I highly recommend you check it out. Unlike many other sites, they don’t charge a fee for listing or take a cut of the sale, allowing the designer to receive more of their profit for their hard work.

wow these bat plushes are the cutest thing ever. plush things are still my sewing nemesis, but might have to try and make these.

(via safetytank)

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