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Misbegotten Kittens 2x05

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by DrJavi
I can't take this anymore.

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Keywords
transmale 460, genet 442, transman 245, non binary 179, andromorph 139, inside out 82
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Type: Picture/Pinup
Published: 2 months ago
Rating: General

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UlrichSchwul
2 months ago
Finally, someone learns you cannot maintain a steady income on commissions. If only someone would inform every other commission-based artist!!!

Also, Patreon isn't the way to gain popularity, if that's what you're actually doing this for, but I suppose that's a lesson you'll learn later on.
DrJavi
2 months ago
Not at all, Patreon doesn't work for me either, at least not yet. I'll worry about profits when I can get products done at a steady rate.
rnixon
2 months ago
a) I certainly get where you're coming from here, and

b) Man, I liked that show 'Herman's Head'.
Nebel
2 months ago
This is eerie. This is almost exactly how I reason in my head, no joke
shenkuri
2 months ago
I feel silly admiting i actually don't fully understand what's going on here and i know full well what it's like to argue with a dozen or so voices in your head (Xd it gets worse when it spills out in public and your suddenly vocally arguing with yourself.) but to see someone visually draw one of those conundrum moments it's...oddly amazing and a bit creepy.
Zeikcied
2 months ago
I can't help but wonder what commission prompted this comic.  Not that I expect you to call out the theme in public.
Fureatsuri
2 months ago
Artistic freedom commissions could be cool. You can just draw what you'd like or what would get views and chuck in terms beforehand so people can't complain.

The more adventurous sorts get their lewd art, and you (hopefully) don't get burnt out or question your life choices.
Dreamous
2 months ago
Libido is SO cute! I love him.
noryn
2 months ago
Eh if you don't like it get a real job.
Drakue
2 months ago
Jesus christ. The worst comment. Self-employed photographers aren't in a "real" job? Self-employed toy-makers, maybe? Am I in a "real" job, considering I run a company of few people? What makes something a "real" job? A steady income? Maybe, but surely it depends on the one doing the job.
fanthrose
2 months ago
Saying "real job" may not have been the best way to word it, but s/he's got a point.  If being strictly an artist isn't making you enough money to sustain yourself, get a normal job to get a steady income coming in.  Even if it's just part time where you work only a few days a week, you'll always have that steady income to help make up for the money you're not making through commissions.

It's a fairly simple solution to a problem that seems to blight many artists.  I can't count how many times I've seen artists open emergency commissions for one reason or another.  Be it they don't have enough for rent, or they need money to repair their car, or a vet bill, or something.  Find a job that'll let you come in a few days a week, then take the rest of the week to yourself to draw/have some you time.
DrJavi
2 months ago
Exactly! I do have a "real life" job, so I can afford to quit commissions and focus on things I enjoy instead.
Waccoon
2 months ago
That is a sound comment, actually.  You just don't understand the context.

The main problem is the usefulness of the art.  Commercial art has real value, as it will be widely published and resold, such as for advertising purposes, and will typically command prices of hundreds of dollars (at least).  Private commissions typically don't have much value.  A job as a commercial illustrator or photographer can very much be a "real" job, but cranking out furry smut for a tenner or two on fandom web sites is, well... probably not going to pan out.

So, getting a "real" job might be as simple as not doing individual furry commissions, and instead focus on other forms of art.  There's no need to suggest giving up on art entirely.
DrJavi
2 months ago
Exactly! I do have a "real life" job, so I can afford to quit commissions and focus on things I enjoy instead. I sure as heck am not quitting art altogether, I need too keep drawing. Art is what keeps my demons locked inside.
DrJavi
2 months ago
I don't like it and I do have a real life job! :D So all is good.
AlyssaKamber
2 months ago
Why do you believe you get to determine what is and is not a "real job"?
noryn
2 months ago
am the marquis of employment. Example: Making food is a real job, whereas unicorn rancher is an (amazing) imaginary job.
AlyssaKamber
2 months ago
LOL fair enough. I'm commenting more on the folks who think art can;'t be a "real job." Often the same people who see someone engaged in a hobby and say "get a life," as if they get to decide what activities are and aren't worth doing.
EtherSaga
2 months ago
I came here to have a good time and I honestly feel attacked.
DrJavi
2 months ago
Why though?
EtherSaga
2 months ago
It's too close to reality. How could you?
thecooler
2 months ago
well I dunno I am doing pretty well with commissions you see
Ink bunny you see is not the only place I take commissions from
that is for sure, I had expanded this to many other platforms
so you could do a nice income if you do give the 65% of your time
to do what you love, Drawing! you just don't have to focus on
only one market, furries are not all I do. I make plans, building illustrations etc.
I actually get the "extra money" from Inkbunny and other furry sites.
furries are my true drawing love but I do draw as my job to and love it.

you just have to as I always said keep it up and keep it kool
DrJavi
2 months ago
I'm glad you could make commissions work! But it just isn't my thing. I have a "real life" job and lots of personal art projects I want to work on, so I don't really need the commissions money and they end up consuming all my free time.
Ushupiuck
2 months ago
Hilarious. xD
Reizinho
1 month, 1 week ago
I understand fully. o.o
DiogenesShandor
1 week, 6 days ago
This is a really good comic
DrJavi
1 week, 6 days ago
Thank you. :)
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