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Hi, I'm Juby and this is my sketchblog.

email: joodlez@gmail.com

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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

kerriwon: 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’s ok Fugue isn’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

zeldanoodles: 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…!

Page 31 was updated! The resident doctor has an eclectic jumble of a house because he has a hoarding problem he likes anything “with character.” Everything in his possession is a unique item (except for you know, his shoes and stuff. Things that inevitably come in pairs).

Also, I will be putting my comic on hiatus for a little bit to concentrate on my Zelda Fanbook, for which I will be opening preorders soon. *_*

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!

raptatta: 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