Apr 16

I finished my Zelda fanbook today! I just have to have them put together in a PDF and then I can send it off for print! WAHOO!!! This is the last page I worked on. My fanbook has a bunch of tiny 1-3 page comics like this and some illustrations. I’ll be putting up pre-order info as soon as I settle on a printer, hopefully within this week?? *_*

I finished my Zelda fanbook today! I just have to have them put together in a PDF and then I can send it off for print! WAHOO!!! This is the last page I worked on. My fanbook has a bunch of tiny 1-3 page comics like this and some illustrations. I’ll be putting up pre-order info as soon as I settle on a printer, hopefully within this week?? *_*

Apr 14

zeldanoodles asked: I just want to say thank you for responding! That's super cool that you do the sketches and doodles bc honestly I some times like sketches more than actual full art pieces. Anyways...I don't have a twitter, so I can't see any of them:(( I was wondering if you could post them on here as well! That would be aweomse!!!! (But then again it's your choice!<3) As always keep up the beautiful work!!!

Heya! My sketches on twitter are too dopey and messy for posting here, haha. My Twitter is accessible by the general public and you don’t need an account to see them. Here’s my media gallery if you wanna take a look. Thanks very much!

Apr 13

Please Read: Path to Hope project

Hi everyone,

A third party (a guest artist without financial stakes to the project) was kind enough to speak with me on the matter when approached, and she was able to confirm the legitimacy of the cause in question.

I have made an honest mistake, seeing as none of the consumers were clear either. I am definitely not above admitting to being wrong; actually, I’m glad that I was wrong about this. As promised, I have extended a private apology to the lead artist; and this is the public one in hopes of mending the damage I have caused. 

I don’t regret raising my concerns, since it did openly establish the project as what it really is so that more people can make informed decisions on supporting it. But I can still learn from my mistake (mainly of collecting more information) and do a better job in the future.

However, I’m sincerely sorry to everyone involved for the commotion I’ve caused and for potentially hurting the project. For the guest artists who went into it full knowing what they were committing to: I can understand that you were offended, but thanks also for understanding my stance.

I hope that clears everything on my end. I don’t want to be the one to sabotage an actual charity project (I’m not a spawn of Satan, really); The Path to Hope has my support in light of the recent information. Thanks everyone for your patience and understanding. I usually leave my text posts up and open for viewing since they’re informative, but if the lead artist would like the previous ones deleted, I am fine with that too.

Sincerely,
- Juby

Apr 11

Is it just me? -

soundlesswind:

In reply to: http://joodlez.tumblr.com/post/82433977986/ and http://arkasharrok.tumblr.com/post/82434163796/is-it-just-me

(Sorry, I didn’t want to double post, so it’s been offed like this)

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In the first place, I never intended to publicize the detail that most of the funds are being donated to a single girl. It was, and always was intended to be omitted, and would’ve remained much simpler that way, as an anthology, just featuring several artists. And that was it…not about conspiracies, not about this.  Now, I’m only answering because you’ve raised heated concerns, and yes, they are all legitimate concerns. I won’t refute any of the commentary coming my way. It’s true that stating things clearly would’ve been much better business practice and much better for relations. I do understand, but at the same time, this is receiving much more controversy than it should, and is being blown out of proportions by none of the people involved. I’m at a loss, really… I originally never wanted to state this because that would mean questions prying into her life. Now it seems to be the case either way…

I’m really sorry to the guest artist who are backing me up and getting backlashed for it. This was a mutual, and simple agreement between us. I also apologize for the lack of transparency to the artist, whom I would’ve liked to divulge more detail to on the get go instead of a need-to-know basis. It’s not at all because I don’t trust you and this isn’t something I’d normally do either.  

To everyone else who is jumping in on this, wanting answers…even you too, Judy… You can call it fishy if you want, but I’m sorry, I cannot give you the kind of detailed reassurance you’re after, even though it would be able to clear all of this up in a sweep. 

I understand this not the best way to answer but I will repeat myself like a broken record if I have to. I do not have permission to divulge anymore private information to anyone not involved in the project itself, and will not until or unless I receive so because this was and always has been an issue of someone else’s privacy.

Forgive me for further critiquing your heartfelt cause, but if it’s such a private issue, the enlisting of others’ free help (thereby involving them in the private matter) and then keeping the financial supporters completely uninformed about why the guests were unpaid was not the best way to go about it. There are other ways, and I’m sure you’re creative and experienced enough to find a better way. At this point, I’m not saying your cause is nonexistent; the methodology is simply not sound. 

I haven’t seen any guest artists get flack for this, but if they have, my sincere apologies to everyone who suffered any. Also my sincere thanks to those who have sent me kind words about my speaking out about my concerns.

Even though none of the previous questions (regarding other areas of the topic) have been answered, I’m going to bow out at this point, since pressing further probably won’t be getting any results anyway. As always, everyone is free to come to their own conclusions and do as they wish. I apologize for disturbing anyone’s peace, and thank you for taking the time to consider my points. 

Have a good night!

Is it just me? -

soundlesswind:

dottiffany:

net-idol:

joodlez:

Am I the only one who feels like it’s a terrible, exploitative thing to get 30+ guest artists for a book that’s being sold for personal gains?

There is no mention of a charity and about 80% of the work is guest art, meaning the guest artists…

Let me first explicitly state that I did not receive a single email from you regarding this matter —- whether you believe it or not. Also, it’s not like I do nothing but stare at email all day, I have work, I have a hundred other people before you I have to reply to… you could’ve waited a bit for an answer before jumping the boat or tried a different method of contact. This was really too hasty of an assumption. Even our history aside, I would’ve answered, because this is pretty important.

When I wrote the invite, I wrote very clearly that if the artists wanted more clarification or wanted more detail, they could ask me. Only one person did, and that was it. Everyone seemed OK and eager to help out. I didn’t force anyone. I said I’d be very ok if they declined or were just too busy. The only thing vague about the information I sent out is regarding the girl’s situation and what specifically the funds would be used for, because it concerns someone else’s private information, so they had to ask me, and I would have to ask if it’s ok to divulge that information. This isn’t a Kickstarter where I have to pitch my product, don’t compare it to one, please. It concerns another human being, who is very real, is friends with other guests artists, and isn’t made up of thin air or anything, has feelings, and insecurities, and their own reason for being restrictive of information and I want to respect that. 

I get that you’re concerned but just because I didn’t specify a cause, doesn’t mean you aught to just assume I’m a manipulative jerk who gathered all my friends and those I respect just to make a quick buck. I have always been available at all times to my guests, for any concerns they might’ve had. I didn’t coerce anyone to participate, I didn’t dangle my friendship on top of their heads, I didn’t get angry when they wanted to drop out or when they were late. I’m very appreciative that they trust me enough.

It’s not like I want to be vague. I could’ve started the promotion very detailed, open, and explicitly, or chosen a completely different way to do this, but I would be upsetting the very person I’m trying to help.

The cost of even making this book is so high, I start to wonder how much help this is all going to even be.

I had sent an “ask” on tumblr, to which you replied quite promptly from someone else, so either it simply didn’t go through or…? I really can’t tell you.

Fundraising doesn’t have to be about pitching a product. There are always people involved, and yes, sometimes they are in dire need — and that doesn’t mean they’re exempt from transparency as to what their cause is. I never questioned the existence of said friend, who by the way was not mentioned to the general public before the question was raised (ie by this post and my MIA message).

Putting the onus on the guest to press for more information is still a questionable thing to do, especially if you want them to be a part of your project. And of course they would agree, they’re your colleagues who trust you? Wouldn’t you trust them to keep your information in confidence anyway?

I asked one of the guests what this project was about, and the answer was “I believe the book is to support this person..? I actually have no idea lol” which naturally led me to believe that this project was not organized in a manner that was clear to its guests. I have spoken to some other guests and they were clear, however. I can’t say what the cause of the discrepancy was, honestly.

I am simply raising legitimate questions. If you feel that it puts a negative light on you, that’s on your omission of information from the very beginning because as I said, it wasn’t like I tried to contact you directly prior to this post. It’s just unfortunate that the message got lost??

I’m a compassionate person, and sure, you can appeal to emotion if you’d like. My heart goes out to anyone in terrible situations. But the exact cause is still unclear to me (and everyone?) and I’d appreciate some information based on that. Thanks however for taking the time to respond.

Cheers. :)

kerriwon asked: You're probably getting some flame from peeps that support the project so I hope you are doing okay with that. Honestly I thought I was the only one skeptical about this project. There was so little information about what exactly it was for. Non-charity art book collabs seem rare, at least to me. so I decided not to look into buying it even though the theme of the book itself attracted me.

Actually, the backlash hasn’t been as bad as I’d expected, but thank you for your concern. I’m certain many are displeased with me even though it’s not even meant to be a personal attack. I was also considering buying a copy until I realized I didn’t know where the funds were going? As a consumer I feel extremely skeptical when information is omitted or is swept under the rug.  

If the case presents itself strongly enough, I would of course rescind my thoughts on the matter and an apology would be in order. :)

Is it just me?

dottiffany:

net-idol:

joodlez:

Am I the only one who feels like it’s a terrible, exploitative thing to get 30+ guest artists for a book that’s being sold for personal gains?

There is no mention of a charity and about 80% of the work is guest art, meaning the guest artists are the selling point. I am willing to bet that the guests didn’t realize this would be the case. I personally have nothing against having guests, but only if they’re an added bonus and not the bulk of the book. Moreover, the guest artists weren’t paid (aside from a copy of the book/goodies) and profits probably aren’t going to be divvy’d amongst these 30+ artists.

Essentially, the “main artist” is going to make thousands of dollars off these artists.

The most frustrating part of this is that the contributing artists are likely going to let it slide on the basis of preserving the relationship with the “main artist.” To them, it’s not worth the scuffle since they only contributed 1 piece each. In fact, I expect some backlash from the contributors for even bringing this to light. But I don’t care at this point, even if the artists I respect hate me for this.

This is such a blatant manipulation of the artist culture I love so much. I can’t support this project because I support the contributing artists.

If this were committed by a random entrepreneur, it would NEVER be considered okay, so why is it okay if it’s a popular artist?

Why?

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After reading this post by joodlez, I wanted to clarify where the profits would be going, so naturally, I asked soundlesswind themselfAccording to soundlesswind, the book is going to help someone they know, as well as a portion being set aside for a Cancer Society. The “thousands of dollars” are not going to be kept for themself, and whether you think helping a friend in immediate need is personal gain is your own opinion. According to soundlesswind, the guest artists know this and decided to participate, and so they are not being taken advantage of. As long as the guest artists are aware and decided to contribute anyways, it is their own choice and you cannot judge them for that. 

 I understand your cautiousness about this matter, joodlez, especially because this kind of thing DOES happen in the art community and when it happens it is awful. However, shooting someone an ask was a simple and easy task that provided some much needed clarification.

You heard it yourself, don’t just shoot down something just because one person had “speculations” and decided it was fact. Decide for yourself about these things.

In actuality though, one shouldn’t have to reveal to the public every little aspect of a project and it should be assumed that all artists knew what they’re going into and were free to leave if they wanted to. They all had a choice. So I request those who support this artbook and the artists in it to spread this around to clarify a false speculation that was made “fact”

Actually, I did send an ask directly to the artist in charge, but never got a response. I was in discussion with a couple of guest artists instead prior to this post, some of whom seemed unclear on the cause and proportion of guests to main artist. But yes, I do agree that if they were clear on everything and agreed to it, that’s their onus. But certain situations don’t become clear til after you take a few steps back and see it from a different angle.

To the second reblog, I would have to disagree flatly that such projects do not require transparency. The “charity” in question can remain anonymous as an individual, but the cause should be explicit. Why do Kickstarters have a breakdown of commitments and fund distribution? What makes this any different?

As for the actual answer itself, it is far from “clarifying”; it is vague and appeals only to emotion. How much does the beneficiary need? Is she decided on a specific charity aside from the main beneficiary? If so, what %? For all we know, the friend “in need” is in want of a computer or something to that effect. If it were so important, it should have at least been mentioned during promotion to avoid this sort of confusion. I remain skeptical until all is clear and I feel it naïve to be otherwise.

Thanks for your input.

Is it just me?

Am I the only one who feels like it’s a terrible, exploitative thing to get 30+ guest artists for a book that’s being sold for personal gains?

There is no mention of a charity and about 80% of the work is guest art, meaning the guest artists are the selling point. I am willing to bet that the guests didn’t realize this would be the case. I personally have nothing against having guests, but only if they’re an added bonus and not the bulk of the book. Moreover, the guest artists weren’t paid (aside from a copy of the book/goodies) and profits probably aren’t going to be divvy’d amongst these 30+ artists.

Essentially, the “main artist” is going to make thousands of dollars off these artists.

The most frustrating part of this is that the contributing artists are likely going to let it slide on the basis of preserving the relationship with the “main artist.” To them, it’s not worth the scuffle since they only contributed 1 piece each. In fact, I expect some backlash from the contributors for even bringing this to light. But I don’t care at this point, even if the artists I respect hate me for this.

This is such a blatant manipulation of the artist culture I love so much. I can’t support this project because I support the contributing artists.

If this were committed by a random entrepreneur, it would NEVER be considered okay, so why is it okay if it’s a popular artist?

Why?

taxirabbit:

Fanart for my Jubz, who started her own comic. Check it out!
Cut Time ◄ click it, faggot

OMG LANI!!! YOU DREW HER SO CUTE SCREAMS!!! I adore her face and her cheeky smile so much kya!! I miss you so much ;v; It&#8217;s ok Fugue isn&#8217;t here because he is with you, since he is your one true love

taxirabbit:

Fanart for my Jubz, who started her own comic. Check it out!

Cut Time ◄ click it, faggot

OMG LANI!!! YOU DREW HER SO CUTE SCREAMS!!! I adore her face and her cheeky smile so much kya!! I miss you so much ;v; It’s ok Fugue isn’t here because he is with you, since he is your one true love

Apr 08

stkim6077 asked: Can you show us the process of your artwork?

Yes

My artbook has a few more of that too. :3c

Apr 06

zeldanoodles asked: Hey I know you probably aren't doing any more zelda art...but I miss it so much and I have fallen in love with your ravio and link and just all of it!!!<3

I’m laughing because you have no idea LMAO

I haven’t been posting full pictures but I have been drawing Zelda like every day; I’m making a fanbook and I post some doodles and sketches on my twitter (@Cuttimecomic). I’ll be posting preorder information sometime soon…!

Mar 23

(Source: serenepoptarts, via rikachama)

Mar 21

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cryamore:

Another small look at how in-game dialogue portraits will look in Cryamore!
One of the concept artists, Judy, sketches the various expressions for each character. It is then sent off to Rob, the lead artist to “ink” and color to keep within the game’s overall art style.
Bliss here may have a few alternate costumes to wear, so that’s why she starts off as an underwear model in her sketch form! 

I&#8217;m a concept artist/character designer for Cryamore. &#8216;w&#8217;)b Rob uses me for expressions too because I like drawing them hehe!

cryamore:

Another small look at how in-game dialogue portraits will look in Cryamore!

One of the concept artists, Judy, sketches the various expressions for each character. It is then sent off to Rob, the lead artist to “ink” and color to keep within the game’s overall art style.

Bliss here may have a few alternate costumes to wear, so that’s why she starts off as an underwear model in her sketch form! 

I’m a concept artist/character designer for Cryamore. ‘w’)b Rob uses me for expressions too because I like drawing them hehe!

Mar 15

raptatta asked: Hi Juby! im not sure if youve been asked this before, but will you be attending AN this year?? :O

I’M GOING TO AN THIS YEAR!! Lovely Jayd offered me half her table ;-; <33