A signal boost blog for commissions, adoptables, prints, merchandise, etc.
Help spread the word! I’d really like for the blog to be useful to the art community as well as… everyone else! I’m also open to any feedback on what to add/change to the blog. :)
Hey guys! This awesome person is now an affiliate of this blog! I was super excited to hear about their idea especially after I got a message from someone a week or so ago asking if I reblogged people’s commission posts. As I told them, I don’t normally, only for special exceptions. However this person’s blog is all about that kind of stuff, so you guys should totally submit your own commission posts (Link it to them via their submit box) and also go follow!! This kind of thing works best when they have a ton of followers, and this is useful to artists and buyers alike!! :)
don’t save as jpeg
as a former yearbook editor and designer, let me explain this further
if youre only planning on posting your art online, them please save it as .png ;this is also better for transparencies as well
please, if youre planning of printing your art, NEVER use png. it makes the quality of the image pretty shitty. use jpeg or pdf instead. and always set your work at 300dpi to get a better printing quality - this means, the images are crisper and sharper and theres no slight blurriness. i had a talk with my friend who is currently taking design, and pdf is much better to use when youre working with a bigger publishing company because it still has the layers intact, but if youre only planning on printing your stuff at staples or at some small publishing store, the jpeg is the way to go.
this has been a public service announcement
As someone who’s worked in print and prepress for over 15 years, if you’re planning on having your pictures professionally printed, then save them as 300dpi LZW compressed CMYK tiffs. That’s a completely lossless format, whereas jpeg compression is very lossy (as in, the quality of your original image decreases each time you save it). LZW comrpessed tiffs will produce the smallest file sizes without any loss of image quality.
Really, never use JPEGS, they’re horribly lossy. That’s terrible advice. But I spent a big part of my career dealing with the shitty print files that design graduates produced. Trust someone with experience in prepress.
Oh! I didnt reblog that so people would send me questions, I reblogged that so other people could rebog it!!! haha. c:
I dont have a picture of my workspace (I work all over my house and move my supplies around a lot)
but as for who inspires me… I have an inspiration blog right here! It’s a little embarrassing to name specific artists on such a popular blog haha.
Friendly reminder to current & incoming college students:
It’s around that time of year where we have to submit our tax and income information for college, assuming you qualify for federal aid. When you are filling out your FAFSA application, make sure you choose the one with the web address of https://fafsa.ed.gov
It may seem pretty obvious, but when I was an RA, I’ve had a surprising amount of residents who had no idea which one to choose, and got caught up in things like:
- being charged to file (FAFSA is a free application and the government WILL NEVER CHARGE YOU)
- having sensitive information willingly taken (FAFSA is done online through a secure server on a .gov website, which for all intents and purposes is safe), and…
- …Because it was filed in the wrong place, the college never receives your information. Students think that everything is done, and wind up with no financial aid for the coming school year because they didn’t bother to check. This results in a lot of heartbreak and tears when you’re scrambling to get enrolled!
So please please PLEASE pay attention when you’re applying for aid. Don’t get scammed, and don’t get screwed out of help, okay?
And as another quick tip: make sure you have this year’s tax information handy (and your parents, if you’re a dependent) to make the process easier. Even if you think you or your folks make too much, apply anyway! Sometimes you could qualify for certain grants and scholarships through your school - but they need your FAFSA info!
This has been a friendly reminder. Good luck! ( ´ ▽ ` )ﾉ
Send a number and I’ll draw my OC:
- In what they normally wear
- In what I’m currently wearing
- In a school uniform
- In swimwear
- In underwear
- With no clothes on
- In winter clothes
- In fancy clothes
- Making 3 different expressions
- Standing on their hands
- With their favorite animal
- Hanging out with a friend
- Sitting on the couch
- Doing something they don’t normally do
- Playing a sport
- Beaten up
- As a kid/adult
- Wearing a funny hat