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Mavis Rooder @MavisRooder

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A BIG "Fuck you" for art and ideas.

Posted by MavisRooder - September 7th, 2015


A month ago, I participated in  a "contest" for a card board game. No direct communication with the client, no information about a pay -  but hurry, because the rest already gave something. Communication with middle guy - a friendly person, /company who already claimed their prices with the client and now coming to hunt for guys who work with "low" pricing. / 

$ 5 for a sketch - usually for contest they don't pay (you know your final goal - the prize).
Requirements to draw sketches - no colors or further details / of the characters in game. 4 crew members and a creature.
Sadly and at the end - I found that there was no contest at all. Just replacable or expendable guys - who work for $5 / per piece. 

My thoughts: After I "won" the "contest" - I'm getting "the job" - and I will negotiate my pricing with them.
The facts: there was no contest, and every "contestants" were part of "team" - without knowing about that.

I "won" and they generously gave me the green light to draw the characters, announcing the same prices. The cool thing is that I didn't started work after sketches, after declining to proceed onward, the sketches were given to the other guy who was in line for further development and colorinzing. After that I was told that the copyrights payment / amount is not clear / would be paid after the client approves the final characters - not to me I'm out of the project, but to the guy who draws. 

There were requirements in terms. Do this in 2 days ( 4 different drawings in colors + cover art /logo/ for the game ) - total amount to be paid $35... this triggered me to go away. 

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1667196403524041.1073741830.1529975793912770&type=3

Check the link on my "Mavis Draws" facebook page. Give a like on that if you wish. Let's speak about art and expressions - not how unfair the world is.

 


Comments (1)

By removing money from the equation of creativity, and delegating it to an automated series of virtual machines designed to work forever, I'm glad I don't have to deal with such drama anymore. That's a good lesson there.

Good luck in your future endeavors.