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Pirate Reject

Anabel's art, geekery, cosplay enthusiam, and events. (Gamer tag = Piratereject)





They say only the Inquisitor has the power to stop it…

They say only the Inquisitor has the power to stop it…

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wishingondisney:

STILL THE FUNNIEST THING EVER 

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Dragon Age Inquisitor Chest Plate by allenamiscreations [website].
Soooo excited to wear this over the weekend! :)

Dragon Age Inquisitor Chest Plate by allenamiscreations [website].

Soooo excited to wear this over the weekend! :)

Bioware Base PAX East Schedule is LIVE! :D I will be there in my Inquisitor. <3 Take a selfie with me if you see me, I need moar selfies!

Bioware Base PAX East Schedule is LIVE! :D I will be there in my Inquisitor. <3 Take a selfie with me if you see me, I need moar selfies!

Anonymous asked: You're an extremely talented artist that could represent anything. Why do you choose to depict celebrities and iconic figures? I believe your artwork could have so much more merit and can contribute much more to society then just entertainment. You even have your symbol as the golden spiral, which I find rather smug for an artist who creates "fan art". I don't intend to offend, it just greatly bothers me to see such a talented artist create advertisement and I would like to know why.

samspratt:

Oh boy.

"Smug" is arbitrarily thinking that one entire genre of art is less than another. 

"Smug" is anonymous back-handed compliments that insult an entire group of artists while trying to police what I choose to make.

"Smug" is thinking that you bestow merit to art and decide its value or contribution to society — or that it needs to do that to begin with.

"Smug" is believing that advertisements are something that automatically lessens art when some of the best painters and works throughout art history, from Leonardo to Caravaggio to Rockwell and Leyendecker have worked in advertising for clients (churches included).

"Smug" is looking at my portfolio of hundreds of paintings over 3 years that cover dozens of genres, styles, subject matters, clients, and sits everywhere from the internet, to billboards, album covers, magazine covers, galleries, newspapers, movie posters, bus-sides, books, homes of friends, strangers, and celebrities, and still choosing to think that I am one thing — a thing that is just as valuable to me as everything I’m paid for professionally.

"Smug" is being a smug dicklet and throwing in “I don’t tend to offend” to cushion the smug dickletishness of it all.

"Smug" is not seeing a simplistic connection between realism in painting and the golden rule that is genre-irrelevant, but again insulting an entire group of artists while commenting on something you haven’t bothered to understand. 

But most of all, “Smug” is thinking that I, or any artist, owes you anything. We can make whatever we want, however we want to. I will keep making advertisements, I will keep making album covers, I will keep making posters for games and movies, I will keep making all that I’m hired to do and choose to take on, but I will also keep making fan art because despite the merit or value that you’ve decided it has — I want to — and that’s all the reason I need.

Take your soggy waffle compliments and fuck the fuck off. Viva la fan art.

revolegnever:

Old piece. Better shot.

#anchor #tentacle #illustration #illustrator #pen #ink #stippling #nautical

revolegnever:

Old piece. Better shot.

#anchor #tentacle #illustration #illustrator #pen #ink #stippling #nautical

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monkeyminionpress:

emeraldcitycomicon:

Hey tumblr! Thank you for the amazing support you’ve shown us regarding Emerald City Comicon and the harassment policy we posted yesterday. We’re in such a great mood that we figured, why not give away two 3-day passes to the this year’s show?
To be eligible for this giveaway you must:
Follow emeraldcitycomicon on tumblr
Reblog this post between March 7, 2014 12:00PM PST and March 14, 2014 12:00PM PST
We are giving away two 3-day Emerald City Comicon 2014 badges, to a randomly selected person who reblogs this post. Please note that Emerald City Comicon is in downtown Seattle, WA. Emerald City Comicon is held on March 28, 29, and 30, 2014. No further accommodation or transportation will be provided. When we announce the winner next week please be sure to have your Ask open so we can contact you about collecting the badges! Badges are completely transferable, so if you win you can give them to a friend.

MINIONS! Do you (or a friend) still need ECCC badges?! Enter today!

monkeyminionpress:

emeraldcitycomicon:

Hey tumblr! Thank you for the amazing support you’ve shown us regarding Emerald City Comicon and the harassment policy we posted yesterday. We’re in such a great mood that we figured, why not give away two 3-day passes to the this year’s show?

To be eligible for this giveaway you must:

  • Follow emeraldcitycomicon on tumblr
  • Reblog this post between March 7, 2014 12:00PM PST and March 14, 2014 12:00PM PST

We are giving away two 3-day Emerald City Comicon 2014 badges, to a randomly selected person who reblogs this post. Please note that Emerald City Comicon is in downtown Seattle, WA. Emerald City Comicon is held on March 28, 29, and 30, 2014. No further accommodation or transportation will be provided. When we announce the winner next week please be sure to have your Ask open so we can contact you about collecting the badges! Badges are completely transferable, so if you win you can give them to a friend.

MINIONS! Do you (or a friend) still need ECCC badges?! Enter today!

piratereject:

ART THEFT ALERT
If you see the “Soft Kitty-Themed Dalek” shirt, I implore you not to buy it. Paul Bradford (of Ghost Hunters International “fame”) ripped off the original artist of the Dalek art. When caught, he had it slightly redrawn. Completely unprofessional- he even bullied the original artist to back off. His defense on keeping the similarity was that there are “only so many ways to draw a Dalek.”In that case, why couldn’t he draw his own picture in the first place?Top left: Original art by Jeff Pina. Bottom left: Original theft for Paul’s “Soft Kitty Dalek” t-shirt.Right: Hastily redrawn version after getting caught.
Original artist’s comments after his frustration of trying to ask Paul to take down the shirt.
Paul Bradford’s response as he attempts to discredit the original artist by calling the issue “childish.”
I’m only bringing this up again because he is a promoted guest at Phoenix Comicon and I want other artists to be able to watch out for him, in case he gets “inspired” again.

Public Letter from Phoenix Comicon:Hi all, Convention Director Matt Solberg here.We listen to feedback from our attendees and guests, and we take the issue of art swiping and art theft seriously. Last year during our Badge Art Contest it came to light that one of the winner’s art was stolen from a different artist. We disqualified that piece as a result.Yesterday we became aware of a much larger issue involving Phoenix Comicon Guests: that one of our guests, Mr. Paul Bradford, had swiped art from another Phoenix Comicon guest, Mr. Jeff Pina, and attempted to use that art without permission in the sale of his t-shirts. Once contacted about this art swipe, Mr. Bradford modified the art slightly and in my opinion the modified art continues to bear striking resemblance to Mr. Pina’s art. For what it’s worth: Mr. Bradford also used a saying on the t-shirt that was taken from another, and then modified it slightly in the final version by changing a few words.We take the issue of art swiping, art theft, and plagiarism seriously. As a result, I have called Mr. Bradford this afternoon and informed him that we will not be bringing him out as a Guest to Phoenix Comicon. Mr. Bradford has been a good guest in the past for Phoenix Comicon, participating in Programming and meeting with his fans. In light of the current news and our own beliefs in regards to art swiping, we must move forward without Mr. Bradford as a guest. We know there are many who were looking forward to meeting Mr. Bradford. We appreciate your support and dialogue as well.I appreciate Ms. Anabel Martinez for bringing this issue to our attention and for being vocal in her defense of her fellow creator and creators’ rights. Prior to yesterday’s Facebook thread, I, nor the Director of Programming nor the Director of Guests Relations was aware of the issue. We are open to feedback and know it’s the only way for us to get better as a convention. We often make decisions with the information we have at a given time, and occasionally with new information we need to re-think our decisions. Today is one such occurrence.This decision is my own as Convention Director with the support and agreement of our Director of Programming, Director of Guest Relations, Horror Programming Manager, and Comic Book Programming Manager who are also involved in the Guest decision process.I spoke with Mr. Jeff Pina after I made my decision. He had hoped to put this issue behind him and is comfortable with attending conventions that Mr. Bradford attends as well. I respect his position and his contributions to Phoenix Comicon. While Mr. Pina is comfortable with attending conventions with Mr. Bradford, the decision I made today I believe is the right decision for Phoenix Comicon.We strive to organize a great convention with Phoenix Comicon. We have volunteers who spend close to a year in the planning of our event, and we have creators and guests who contribute mightily to our show. I appreciate the dialogue yesterday on Facebook and offer credit to those on both sides who kept the dialogue civil.Thank you all for your continued support of Phoenix Comicon.Eight-seven days to go till we open our doors!Matt SolbergConvention Director

piratereject:

ART THEFT ALERT

If you see the “Soft Kitty-Themed Dalek” shirt, I implore you not to buy it. Paul Bradford (of Ghost Hunters International “fame”) ripped off the original artist of the Dalek art. When caught, he had it slightly redrawn. Completely unprofessional- he even bullied the original artist to back off. His defense on keeping the similarity was that there are “only so many ways to draw a Dalek.”

In that case, why couldn’t he draw his own picture in the first place?

Top left: Original art by Jeff Pina. 
Bottom left: Original theft for Paul’s “Soft Kitty Dalek” t-shirt.
Right: Hastily redrawn version after getting caught.

  • Original artist’s comments after his frustration of trying to ask Paul to take down the shirt.
  • Paul Bradford’s response as he attempts to discredit the original artist by calling the issue “childish.”

I’m only bringing this up again because he is a promoted guest at Phoenix Comicon and I want other artists to be able to watch out for him, in case he gets “inspired” again.

Public Letter from Phoenix Comicon:

Hi all, Convention Director Matt Solberg here.


We listen to feedback from our attendees and guests, and we take the issue of art swiping and art theft seriously. Last year during our Badge Art Contest it came to light that one of the winner’s art was stolen from a different artist. We disqualified that piece as a result.

Yesterday we became aware of a much larger issue involving Phoenix Comicon Guests: that one of our guests, Mr. Paul Bradford, had swiped art from another Phoenix Comicon guest, Mr. Jeff Pina, and attempted to use that art without permission in the sale of his t-shirts. Once contacted about this art swipe, Mr. Bradford modified the art slightly and in my opinion the modified art continues to bear striking resemblance to Mr. Pina’s art. For what it’s worth: Mr. Bradford also used a saying on the t-shirt that was taken from another, and then modified it slightly in the final version by changing a few words.

We take the issue of art swiping, art theft, and plagiarism seriously. As a result, I have called Mr. Bradford this afternoon and informed him that we will not be bringing him out as a Guest to Phoenix Comicon. 

Mr. Bradford has been a good guest in the past for Phoenix Comicon, participating in Programming and meeting with his fans. In light of the current news and our own beliefs in regards to art swiping, we must move forward without Mr. Bradford as a guest. 

We know there are many who were looking forward to meeting Mr. Bradford. We appreciate your support and dialogue as well.

I appreciate Ms. Anabel Martinez for bringing this issue to our attention and for being vocal in her defense of her fellow creator and creators’ rights. 

Prior to yesterday’s Facebook thread, I, nor the Director of Programming nor the Director of Guests Relations was aware of the issue. We are open to feedback and know it’s the only way for us to get better as a convention. We often make decisions with the information we have at a given time, and occasionally with new information we need to re-think our decisions. Today is one such occurrence.

This decision is my own as Convention Director with the support and agreement of our Director of Programming, Director of Guest Relations, Horror Programming Manager, and Comic Book Programming Manager who are also involved in the Guest decision process.

I spoke with Mr. Jeff Pina after I made my decision. He had hoped to put this issue behind him and is comfortable with attending conventions that Mr. Bradford attends as well. I respect his position and his contributions to Phoenix Comicon. While Mr. Pina is comfortable with attending conventions with Mr. Bradford, the decision I made today I believe is the right decision for Phoenix Comicon.

We strive to organize a great convention with Phoenix Comicon. We have volunteers who spend close to a year in the planning of our event, and we have creators and guests who contribute mightily to our show. I appreciate the dialogue yesterday on Facebook and offer credit to those on both sides who kept the dialogue civil.

Thank you all for your continued support of Phoenix Comicon.

Eight-seven days to go till we open our doors!

Matt Solberg
Convention Director

o-soulwings-o:

iguanamouth:

WHERE are they getting this stuff !!

this makes me what to make a set of customs based on all kinds of weird dragon hoards, this is rally cute XD

(via frektane)

(Source: ashjohnsons, via wetfrocks)

ART THEFT ALERT
If you see the &#8220;Soft Kitty-Themed Dalek&#8221; shirt, I implore you not to buy it. Paul Bradford (of Ghost Hunters International &#8220;fame&#8221;) ripped off the original artist of the Dalek art. When caught, he had it slightly redrawn. Completely unprofessional- he even bullied the original artist to back off. His defense on keeping the similarity was that there are &#8220;only so many ways to draw a Dalek.&#8221;In that case, why couldn&#8217;t he draw his own picture in the first place?Top left: Original art by Jeff Pina. Bottom left: Original theft for Paul&#8217;s &#8220;Soft Kitty Dalek&#8221; t-shirt.Right: Hastily redrawn version after getting caught.
Original artist&#8217;s comments after his frustration of trying to ask Paul to take down the shirt.
Paul Bradford&#8217;s response as he attempts to discredit the original artist by calling the issue &#8220;childish.&#8221;
I&#8217;m only bringing this up again because he is a promoted guest at Phoenix Comicon and I want other artists to be able to watch out for him, in case he gets &#8220;inspired&#8221; again.

ART THEFT ALERT

If you see the “Soft Kitty-Themed Dalek” shirt, I implore you not to buy it. Paul Bradford (of Ghost Hunters International “fame”) ripped off the original artist of the Dalek art. When caught, he had it slightly redrawn. Completely unprofessional- he even bullied the original artist to back off. His defense on keeping the similarity was that there are “only so many ways to draw a Dalek.”

In that case, why couldn’t he draw his own picture in the first place?

Top left: Original art by Jeff Pina. 
Bottom left: Original theft for Paul’s “Soft Kitty Dalek” t-shirt.
Right: Hastily redrawn version after getting caught.

  • Original artist’s comments after his frustration of trying to ask Paul to take down the shirt.
  • Paul Bradford’s response as he attempts to discredit the original artist by calling the issue “childish.”

I’m only bringing this up again because he is a promoted guest at Phoenix Comicon and I want other artists to be able to watch out for him, in case he gets “inspired” again.

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