"Tundra", a 12 inch tall kirin sculpture, made from polymer clay over wire and foil and painted in acrylics. He was super fun to make, and while he ended up being way bigger than I expected, I really enjoyed working on him and am happy with how he turned out. He is removable from the base and the tail and tree are both made of plastic so are flexible and durable.
I’m offering you the chance to have your pet or favorite animal crafted in one of a kind sculpture.
Every piece is handmade with polymer clay, sculpted over a wire armature for support. Because there’s no mold and casting involved during the process, every sculpture is unique.
For additional information, please have a look at my website! =D
🔵 Website: http://annemarie21.wix.com/pantherart
🔵 DeviantArt: http://xpantherartx.deviantart.com
Anonymous said: What causes the price to be so expensive? (not in a bad way im just curious)
It’s a fair question (when asked nicely), and it’s one that artists get a lot (though often asked not so nicely).
Pricing your art can be one of the more stressful parts of the job, especially when that art is your sole or main income. There are a few main factors to consider:
First, materials. Pretty basic logic there. How much did you spend to assemble the materials necessary?
Second, time. You basically have to work out what would be a good hourly wage for your work. If you spend a bajillion hours on something, that has to be taken into account when you price it.
Third, knowledge/experience/expertise. This is the weird nebulous part of pricing. You have to consider all the hours of practice, refinement, failures, and development that goes into each piece and your style and skill overall. Magweno put it well in a response to someone on DA:
Original art is expensive. I actually had the Gubbin bases cast in resin because it means I can charge $125 for them instead of the higher price I would need to charge if I’d made each one from scratch without that base. I had initially been hoping to sell each for a bit less, but I got too wrapped up in doing extra details on the paint job, so the hours I invested started to lengthen a bit.
Anyway, I hope that helps!
Magweno hit it out of the park with that DA response!
Completely relevant to my life, especially Magweno’s response.
I’ve received a lot of letters from artists asking to check out their artwork and their blog, and I’ve noticed that a lot of them openly write unhealthy amounts of negative comments about their artwork, it was super depressing, honestly. :(
Confidence plays a very very important role as an artist, it’s what helps us learn and grow without the constant feeling of doubt and jealousy! You are a unique individual who must go down your own unique path, and as scary as it sounds, you can’t rely on others to hold your hand all the way through. You are the only one who can get yourself to where you need to go, and beating up your artwork is not the way! Trust yourself and your abilities to make a change, and you can do anything!!
Love your art, love yourself!
Portrait of my dog, Molly. Sculpted with polymer clay and fixed on a wooden plaque. Her face measures around 8 inches high and is about 7 inches wide (including the ears!) With the plaque, the whole thing measures 11 inches high and 9 inches wide.
If you’re interested in having a portrait or sculpture of your pet, please have a look at my website for more info! ^_^
Okay, so many of my watchers on deviantART are already aware of this, but last month I was scammed for thousands of dollars by a user named Pixlett / ToxicMutagen. (They both use the same PayPal address) Pixlett has since deactivated her account.
My account of the fraud:
Pixlett bought some artwork from me for very large sums of money. Then, a few months later, I notice that a couple grand went missing from my PayPal, because she filed a credit card chargeback against me, claiming that she never got the item. Obviously, it was digital artwork, so there was no physical item to ship. She did this for every single piece of artwork she bought from me, and even after backing myself up with a ton of evidence, PayPal ruled in her favor.
And now, today, it has happened AGAIN. Pixlett has filed MORE chargebacks against me, putting me into negative $2,000 in my PayPal account. I start school in a week and need money to pay for my new textbooks, supplies, and gas, but looks like that’s not gonna happen thanks to this fraud.
I have set up a PayPal Donation button on my page, where you can help me out. Even just a dollar helps. Small amounts add up quickly, and I need to get out of the negatives as soon as possible.
I apologize, because I never ask for help, but this is just beyond my capacity of fixing in such a short amount of time. Several other people were also affected by this scammer, so please consider helping them out too.
Thank you! ;u; If you have any questions or concerns, you can message me on here or on my dA.
FUCKING SIGNAL BOOST THIS
ALSO DO NOT TAKE COMMISSIONS OR SELL ADOPTABLES TO THE PERSON MENTIONED
also - wow … WOW .. I´m fucking mad about this person and paypal - this is really fucked up. this is really a slap in the face for digital artists …
Signal boosting, this is not cool.
Reblogging for relevance; this is terrible… and it seems to happen with alarming frequency; ourselves, as well as several other artists who deal in physical media were scammed on etsy last year the same way.
One of the complicating factors in a chargeback scam is that ultimately the decision lies with the credit card company (at least, this is what paypal told us). The cc company has zero reason to rule against their cardholder, who they will potentially lose as a client if they do.
One suggestion for those dealing in digital art: for high price point commissions, send a USB with the file through registered mail. Its STILL not a guarantee against fraud, but it gives you extra proof of delivered goods at least.
So sorry that the OP is going through this!
This happened to me last year, and I had proof (I had tracking, delivery confirmation, AND an email from the buyer saying she loved it AND positive feedback on etsy) and they credit card still gave her the money back. I think they said if it’s over $250 you need signature confirmation or something, which is super super expensive with Canada Post.
People like this are criminals. It’s one thing to steal from a huge store, this is ripping off small, individual artists who are barely scraping by as it is. Awful.
Apparently the person who scammed me a year and a half ago CURRENTLY has 30 pending chargebacks on her credit card. She’s still very much at large and still scamming people. Her name is Brooke Alison Kutik, if anyone else sees this and wants to add her to their list. Ugh.