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Sticker Shock, and other news

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 10, 2014, 3:27 AM
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Ok, now that I THINK some people have recovered from the initial sticker shock of my recent price changes, I think it's time for me to explain a few things. First and foremost, the REASON I'm doing this. You see, as prices of things I need increase, obviously that means that my prices are going to have to increase as well. Now, knowing this, I had two options....
1. Adjust the prices so that people are paying more per image, even when they may actually get less.
or.
2. Use flexible pricing that charges based on the exact content of the image.

I opted for the second choice as it also makes the most sense. Why charge the same price for two images, when the only difference between two scenes is that one character in one has wings, and the other does not. Makes perfect sense now right? In time, I'll also create an order form that will reflect the new costs. When that is made, commissioners will have to fill that out, and send it back to me. This will give me a hard copy of an order, so that I'm not spending hours staring at a computer screen trying to find your commission. It will also serve as a bit of an insurance in the unlikely event that the IRS shows up demanding to know how I've been making my ill gotten gains.

Obviously, I wasn't expecting everyone to react with a world-class cheer of admiration when they took a look at the new prices... and while I've gotten mostly positive comments outside of DA/FA, there have been a few people who've come out and said that they don't like the prices, because X Person doesn't charge that much. Truth be told, that's fine, but keep in mind that what you're paying for is not the art piece... it's my time to draw it. Yes, there are artists that are both cheaper, and faster then I am, but that's not what you're paying for with me. You're paying for my time to do a high quality image, that will take me several days of my time to actually draw.

Now that that's out of the way... I feel I should let all of you know something big that might happen...

As some of you know, I posted a poll asking who would go to fight ISIS if they were offered 500k/yr to do so. Well, truth be told, I'm HEAVILY considering taking them up on the offer, but only if a few conditions are met (and are in writing). Obviously, this is not something I'm even REMOTELY taking lightly, but, it is something that I feel that if I don't do.... then who will? 500 Thousand a year is one hell of an incentive, no one will argue that fact. But this company, if they're legit about this, is needing people willing to do what it takes to fight an enemy, that if it's not stopped, will be sending teams into Western Europe, the North America, and South America within the next couple decades. Seriously, who really thinks that the Iraqi Army is gonna stop these people? Obama won't deploy the required troops to the region, and most of the countries capable of stopping them, are being infiltrated by them, or lack the financial resources needed to put them down.

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil, is that good men do nothing"
~Edmund Burke

So, why me? Why not someone fit, and experienced? Well, let me explain my reasons...

First and foremost, Mady, if you're reading this, tell Kyra and the others that you are all the reason I'm doing this. So that you can all grow up, go to college, marry, have children, and watch them grow up to have children of their own.... that's why. So that five or six years from now, you're not having to look over your shoulders for sex-slavers looking for American girls to kidnap and sell.

Also, I have friends overseas, and in North America who deserve to live their lives according to their own values, not the values of some twisted SoB who can't get his head out of the 11th century. I'm going over there to fight those people, so that you, your children, or your grand children, will never have to. This isn't my first rodeo when it comes to making this choice. In January 2005 I took an oath to defend the Constitution of the United States from all enemies, foreign, and domestic. If that means I have to take a bigger paycheck then what the main military can offer to accomplish this, then I'll do it.

Finally. I'm about 60 thousand dollars in debt in student loans, and the way the job market has been weak lately, so my alternatives aren't all that great, and I damn sure won't be making a living doing it.

Now, at first glance, it might sound like I've made up my mind, that I'm definitely doing this... well.... it's still up in the air right now. First off, I'm not going in there unless I get to go in with people who I know (either online, or in person), and I can trust. The reasons for that are simple... I'm a soldier, not a murderer... I will NOT kill civilians. Thus, the reason I want to work with people I know I can trust, because I will not have murderers on my team.

Second, for me to take the job, I have to know that what I'm doing isn't a suicide mission. I like being an artist, and I'm not gonna give up doing what I love just to die needlessly. So, if I sense a suicide mission, I'll drop it like a bad habit.

Finally, one of the things that will be a condition of my joining, is that I go in with an Alias, seriously, I don't want any jihadists digging up any information on me, and then using that information to target all of you people in a twisted attempt to get to me. I know I'm probably worrying about nothing, but, I still don't want to take the chance.

Look... for now guys, take this as only a slight probability, and not a certainty. If you are the praying type.... feel free to include me the next time you speak to whoever you pray to, I could certainly use a little divine assistance here.

Tank out.

PS, Anyone that uses Yahoo Messenger, and has been trying to get ahold of me.... Yahoo completely borked their system, and I can't log into it, so, please get skype and add me to it.... it'll go over much better for everyone.




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James News
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
I'm an average person, not much to look at, and my job situation sucks (who's doesn't). But, I have an active imagination, which is step one to being a good artist in my opinion.

Current Residence: Middle of Nowhere Arkansas
Favorite genre of music: Classic Rock, Instrumental
Favorite style of art: Dragon Hybrids (that's what I call them)
Operating System: Windows 7
Personal Quote: I was born a Free American, I will LIVE a Free American, and I will DIE a Free American.
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If someone offered you $500,000/yr to fight ISIS.... what would you do? 

42%
10 deviants said Tempting, but no
25%
6 deviants said Me? Fight? Screw that.
21%
5 deviants said I'll fight, but only if I get to pick the people I fight with.
13%
3 deviants said Where do I sign?

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Thanks for the fave! ^ ^
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Your welcome! :) Also you can take down the journal you featured. You can still feature some of my art if you want. I would appreciate it my friend. But just if you want to. :3
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dreiga19 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the watch
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BenjiGH Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I made a kerbal space program vertion of one of your planes tell me what you think about it 
if you want i can send you the craft file
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Tank50us Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
it's actually not my design, that belongs to Shoguneagle, I just modeled it for him
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I didn't know but what do you think of the plane
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Thank you so much for the watch! Nyu~ >w<
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Thank you so much for watching me; I really do appreciate it!
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Thank you so very much for the watch!
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thanks for the watch :happybounce: hope you'll enjoy my future artworks :D
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Oh wow thanks for the watch!~
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no problem :)
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