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Way Cool!...And Now Relieved.

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 24, 2012, 7:47 PM
  • Mood: Stunned
  • Listening to: Some weird humming noise outside
  • Reading: Nothing
  • Watching: Boring Sunday TV
  • Playing: Super Smash Bros Brawl
  • Eating: Doritos
  • Drinking: Coke
UPDATE: I just found out (to my relief to be honest) that the jacket thing listed near the bottom being made by another person is actually something completely different, so I don't know why the company mentioned another customer's order in mine. But I can, with a small amount of selfish satisfaction - say that I don't think anyone has got my design made yet. I'll keep that information below as-is though so the earlier comments remain in-context :)

Time I made a new journal as three events within this past week have finally given me something noteworthy to talk about. The first two are really cool and make me feel like my art is having a worthwhile impact in places other than just on here. The third...could be either really cool or really worrying, depending on the situation, so I'll put that one last.

:bulletblue: The Interview:
I won't ramble on too much about this since the interview itself is long enough as is and I don't actually expect anyone to read it all (even my own dad didn't :lol: Though he already knows what makes me tick anyway so there was nothing new to him) But I was interviewed here. Kinda long, but if anyone is curious to what I use, how long I've been doing this, what my inspirations are etc it might be an inspiring read :reading:

:bulletyellow: The CD Cover:
Last weekend I got a massive surprise when I saw a CD cover artwork I did as a commission a while back (not uploaded here) actually being sold in a local music store. Took a while to make it here, but I wasn't even expecting that, so it was a really surreal experience which I haven't had before (I actually thought someone stole my work at first until I recognized the band name shortly after picking it up, so don't worry, it's not stolen ;)) A picture of it and full story here.
Commission: Symphonia CD by priteeboy

:bulletred:The Jacket:
What I learned today about this one has given me such a mix of opposing emotional fronts that I feel like I have a tornado of confusion, excitement and a little concern forming inside of me and like a real one, who knows what the outcome would be, could be an amazing sight, or a disaster. So what happened?
Rockstar Leather Jacket Design by priteeboy
Well I got a response from a custom jacket-making service about this when I asked about it. The price is understandable for their level of quality and for how much detail the jacket has. But let's just say it wouldn't be a responsible purchase for me at the time ^^; Anyway, that's not it. It turns out that they said "We have a customer in Japan who is having the same jacket made" and that struck me harder than the price estimate since I was not expecting that at all :O I don't know what to say, part of me is like "wow, cool, this jacket is going to exist somewhere in real life!" but a bigger part of me is pretty bummed that the lucky owner of my jacket design isn't even going to be me, but some (obviously loaded) dude in Japan. It also worries me too, are they just a fashion lover or motorcycle rider who wanted a cool jacket? or are they a Jrocker, a performer, a fashion designer or company owner themselves who could go around saying that they are the one who designed it and had it made? :( I suddenly can't help but feel some remorse for uploading it to the world, but at the same time I had to since I thought it was a good way of proving it's mine :judge:

Anyway, I asked the jacket makers if they could be kind enough to send me pictures of it before they send it to their very lucky Japanese customer, just so I could at least see how it looks. And if the person getting it made is kind enough to remember me and see's this, I would love to get in contact with you too (don't worry, it's not a bad thing unless you're claiming the design as your own, I just think it would be cool to see who got it and what you think of it! :wave:)

Only time will tell I guess. I suppose I'd better upload the sleeveless jacket design too to also claim that as "being on here before anywhere" :laughing:

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ISolitude Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
I thought I was already watching you and you were just very quiet :XD:
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priteeboy Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I've seen you before. I rarely go a month without doing something though :)
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ISolitude Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
I know that I have seen you before on the forums. I thought I watched you though. I hope you like constructive criticism.
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senses--fail Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012   Writer
Wow, congratulations on the interview! Must admit, I'm a crappy watcher and sort of skimmed it, but it seems like good publicity for your work - maybe you'll get a commission or two out of it, hey? ;)

Must've been crazy exciting to see your art on a CD cover in a store. I would've had some crazy squeeing moment, bought it and yammered to the poor cashier for ten minutes about how happy I was. :facepalm:

As for the jacket, it looks pretty damn awesome I gotta say. Not a huge fan of the red - looks a little too sporty-douchey for my taste. If I got one I'd want it in all black, or maybe black and white. :giggle: A bit weird about the Japanese guy randomly mentioned on the site. Guess it's a relief no stranger's going to be stealing your design, but it's gotta be sort of disappointing too! I bet if someone DID buy one of your jacket designs off the site you would probably get some percentage of the profit, too. Which you could probably put towards getting one for yourself. :laughing:

Anyway, how've ya been? I was living like an Amish person for over two weeks with no internet, so I've got a lot of catching up to do! ;p
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That interview was very long, they asked a lot of questions, That's why I just put it there for show, rather than expecting people to read it. But if people ask me redundant questions about what I do and how I do it I guess I can show them that to save time. If they cared enough to learn they'd read it :nod:

It was hard not for me to brag to the employee about the reason behind buying that CD, but at the same time I so often witness people talking to others on their job about their pathetic little lives and accomplishments and I know the employee's really don't care. So I'm not the kind to talk to them much since they have a job to do and there's other customers waiting, I'm sure they have those as their top priorities at the time ;)

Well I wouldn't have gotten a percentage of the profits since it's not like I have submitted my design to anything, and the companies just make whatever jackets people request, even ones from movies or magazines, and there's no way of crediting those. The company can't be held responsible unless they actually claimed the design as one of their originals :shrug: So far though getting one is still an unrealistic goal, I'm almost out of options and everyone so far has either asked for an arm and a leg or just didn't respond to my question at all (very rude! if I'm not interested in a commission I at least tell the person! :disbelief:)

And that's everything of interest that's happened in my life lately, but it sure beats going two weeks without internet :nuu:
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senses--fail Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012   Writer
Hehe, I bet there's plenty of people who read it all the way through. How exactly did the interview work, anyway? Did they just e-mail you all their questions and wait for you to type out the responses and send it back?

If people start asking you vague, confusing questions about your inspiration you can just spam out that link rather than trying to come up with a nice response! :dummy:

Hehe, well I guess you do have thousands of people online to brag to, right? ;p Personally, I don't mind when people start telling me random crap about their lives when I'm at work. I mean, most people lead dull, bland and boring lives, but it's still more interesting to hear about that than zoning out while weighing bananas and broccoli. :laughing:

Kind of sucks that you wouldn't get a cut, right? I guess you would probably have to set up some kind of design contract or copyright or something with the site. I would be much too lazy to e-mail them about it, then call them to follow up on the e-mail and all that crap. :yawn: What's the ballpark price ranges you've found so far? Custom design probably is quite expensive, especially with shipping to Australia. Crappy that some people didn't even bother responding - I guess it's for the best though, if they can't be assed to message you back they're probably not the most reliable people to be paying hundreds of dollars. :shrug:

Agh yeah, I felt really bad people got worried about me. I didn't have a choice in the matter and there wasn't really any warning ahead of time for me, so I didn't have a chance to tell any of my friends that I was alright. Normally I don't go on hiatus without a warning to my watchers first, because when a friend you've never met personally just disappears off the face of the internet, it's hard not to assume the worst. Scary to think that someone you've known for years on dA could just....disappear one day, with no explanation or goodbye, leaving behind a graveyard account and a lot of sad friends with no closure. :(
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, I too would be one of those few employee's that would actually chat with the customers too (only if no-one else is waiting, since that is rude and very annoying if you are the waiting customer) I'm sure a lot of people would tell me about their mediocre jobs or their kids or whatnot, but even out of stuff like that I can find a well of at least some relevant feedback to tap into, even if just enough until the customer moves on :) Though I don't have a job yet ^^;

I wouldn't know where to begin trying to get my designs attached to a real fashion making company, I have no experience or expertise in that, for now my design is just still for personal use ;)

I once had to leave dA without warning for 2 weeks too a few years ago, it sucked and I wondered if anyone was wondering what happened to me (though I had way less watchers then ;p) But like you, if I was going to be away from here for any longer than a week, I would pre-warn people. I know heaps of people disappear for weeks at a time here (one person on my friends list has been away for 21 weeks! and that's just out of the quarter of total deviants that actually made their activity visible!) but for me, even going 2 weeks without any logging in would be highly unusual :O I also fear people not knowing if I have died should that happen by accident before I get to warn people here. Then again, it's a good time-capsule that shows you as you really were before it happened, it's better to be remember that way :nod:
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senses--fail Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012   Writer
Yeah, at work I can be quite chatty if the customer's friendly, but I'm pretty quiet if they're mean, or if they don't speak much English. And yes, that is really common at my job. You get to know the regulars pretty well, like this guy that comes through every few days and buys a cartful of milk for his coffee shop. Random question, in Australia do you call them trolleys? :giggle: Bahaha, when you say you don't have a job yet does that mean you're planning on getting one eventually? :la:

Yeah, I guess that's another important part of going to fashion school - learning where to get started and making connections. I don't know much about the industry, but it's probably pretty safe to assume that it's just as much about who you know as what you know. :shrug:

Bahaha, an internet addict like myself rarely strays far from dA longer than a day, unless I'm feeling lazy after work and go straight to bed when I get home. I've actually barely made it on dA at all since I've been back home, and it'll probably take months for me to even make a dent in the avalanche of messages I currently have. :facepalm: I bet at least a few people noticed you weren't around and wondered where you went - whenever I don't see a forum regular around for a few days I get a little worried and check their page.

Man, I have someone on my friends list who has been away 91 weeks - literally since the night I first got deviantART. He was the first person I met and he was really friendly, so I added him to my watch. He mentioned he was high at the time, which was kind of freaky because I tend to stay away from that scene. But he hasn't logged in since. It's weird, I still look at his page every month or so, wondering if he died of an OD while his browser was open, writing a reply to some stranger over the internet. It still disturbs me just to think about. :shrug:

And I can't stand people who hide their activity and their last visits. I can't really explain why, but it just....really annoys me. :chainsaw: Like people think they're special and important and that some creepy stalker is obsessed with them and they have to hide their activity. Random rant....hmm.

Seeing a dA account as a time capsule is a cool way of looking at it, I guess....probably much more honest and complete than anything someone could put together in real life. Still, I have so much weird drama and pretentious rants on this account, it's kind of embarrassing. :laughing:
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, we call them trolleys. I kinda wish we would just use the American way of saying things since our culture has molded to theirs enough in many ways as it is, so I don't know why we still continue to use our own silly words for things. Like how we called flip-flops "thongs" - which I can imagine would be the cause of confusion for anyone else, as you are bound to encounter a lot of both at the beach ;) But Just to not stand out here I just live it it and call them thongs, or trolleys and so-on, I guess it's easy for me since that's what I grew up with :shrug:
I want to get the same job as my brother, the bastard's first "real" job pays more by the hour than everyone else's job that I know, he works at a local club and it sickens me to see him burning away his generous earnings on crap...I'm a good saver, I'd be loaded by now if I got that job, and would easily be able to afford to buy that custom jacket too without guilt :shakefist:

I wouldn't bother with that many messages. The older they get the less incentive there is to answer them. Many people forget what they even commented on a few days later, so only the fewer, better ones are still worth answering. But even then - after a few weeks or months they probably don't care anymore :p

I always keep my activity visible for those reasons you mentioned in the last few paragraphs. If something were to happen to me - no-one would really know (at least not until after a very long time) that I was sick or dead with my activity hidden. At least with it shown people can still see I'm alive and using dA. So even if I haven't made a new artwork or journal for months, there will still be fresh activity in comments and forums that people can use to know that I still come here a lot :D If someone I watched had no logging in for 91 weeks, I would assume they are dead, or on a very long work leave (like the military) or more likely - just over dA and never coming back :movingon:

I think people who hide their activity seem to be trying to feel "special" too - either that or they are doing something that warrants being ashamed of :evileye: I saw these joke-rules about dA once, and one said "All the cool kids sit their activity to hidden" - I laughed since that's why I think many do it, they're trying to seem mysterious and cool for some reason :facepalm: As for stalkers, I can see why models or people who are controversial may get stalkers either obsessed or somehow seeking revenge. But the average artist? who would want to stalk them? And even if so, what harm can they do online if they have no hacking skills? I sure wouldn't be scared if someone was obsessed with me on here if they were all the way in another country. It's not like getting here would be cheap or easy, and even then - they would only know my town, not my exact address :lol: People are so quick to call others "stalkers" these days, and I think it's so they can feel special :disbelief:
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JustAnotherNinja Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hey that is really cool about the jacket! It's not just art anymore, someone's going to show off your creation to the world :D (In Japan) I hope the buyer is nice! I really want to see it after its made!!!!
Ah and congrats about the interview and CD cover!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I had to correct myself a few hours after making this journal, turns out the person in Japan is getting something very different made (and that confused me since I wondered why they bothered mentioning it on my request) I'm actually glad no-one's getting one made, but if anyone ever did I hope they would contact me so I can see it and ask them questions about the real thing (and maybe where they got it made :D)

Thanks! Getting interviewed is nice, good thing I like making detailed replies to stuff =p
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JustAnotherNinja Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wait so if they're getting a completely different jacket, why did they tell you about that person? It really has nothing to do with you then...? What a strange thing to say...

I hope you find a cheap priced quality tailor to make it. :hug: If you do that would be really fantastic :D
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, that's what got me confused, and scared that someone else was having my jacket made :ohnoes:

I sure hope this other place I asked contacts me back. What is with companies and never e-mailing me back? Don't they want my buisness? :stare:
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JustAnotherNinja Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Dumb companies who tell you irrelevant information and don't send reply emails!!! Maybe they won't email you back because they know they're not capable of making your jacket design. There's always that possibility.

They're just embarrassed. -.-"
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have figured that myself. I know since I have done similar - I have gotten some incredibly bizarre (and really ridiculous) commission requests that made me just think "Uuuh, yeah, I'm not doing all that". One in particular was from an obvious stoner who wanted some ridiculous "symbolic" painting, featuring aliens wearing tribal masks, a New York subway leading into the ocean along with the Statue of Liberty holding a marijuana leaf, some magic mushrooms in on corner and rainforest in another, some space stuff and holographic images of other stuff in the sky, all with himself in it viewing it all :faint: That was the biggest WTF commission offer I've gotten and it would have taken me at least a month of work to do all that and try to think of a way of making everything "flow" together like it really belongs, so naturally I asked a lot - a thousand dollars since chances were it would take me almost 100 hours and I would miss out on other commissions during that time...The dude just complained about the price. I guess I shouldn't ask for anything more than pocket change from a hippie - they have no money :slow: But no way in hell was I going to do something that difficult for anything less than the most I can justify charging (normally I'm more humble, willing to work cheaper if the commission is at least easy/fun) Maybe that's what this company is like with my jacket, one thought it was so difficult a design that they wanted to get more than their money's worth for all that work, the others just didn't reply at all, they saw my jacket design and ran :lol:

I wish I knew how to do it myself, but that takes years of training which I can't afford :p
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JustAnotherNinja Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Whoaaa so that's the price of being a good artist. Getting bizarre commission requests from stoner hippies with no money. :lmao: Is this pity I'm feeling?
That's probably exactly what happened with your jacket. Except (assuming they like to make fun projects like you do) I would think they might give it some thought, considering the jacket looks like a fun project to work on. I guess they just know their limitations, and maybe they need the extra money? The others who didn't reply... personally, if I were them, I would have at least set a price range to see what you were willing to pay, and if the price was agreeable, then give it a try?
Unless the jacket had magic mushrooms and marijuana leaves and crap all over it. Thats just asking for a "Declined!" :lmao:
Training does tend to be expensive :(
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, that's what I think happened - the one company that responded to me did exactly what I did to that stoner asking for that ridiculous "artwork" - they asked for a fortune because deep down they really don't want to do it and they were kinda hoping that the price would scare me off (mission accomplished I would say) That's why I wanted a thousand dollars for that commission - it was going to be a huge piece to work on with so much crap going on in it that the only way I would have considered it "worth my work" is if I got a lot for it, so I asked for a lot hoping it would scare him off from wanting it (mission accomplished :lol:) But what if he did say yes? well, I guess I would have to do it, and it would have been a pain to work on, but at least I would have gotten something worthwhile from it :shrug:

I guess that's how doing custom work of any kind works. The job needs to be "worthwhile" from the artist's point of view. I am more likeley to work a bit cheaper if the person asks for something that I consider interesting to draw and for something that's worthwhile. But some people ask for some pretty stupid things that make me lose interest before I even finish reading their description. I will likely expect more for the time on these ones since they just don't "feel" worth my time. But I think my jacket issue is different though - I don't think it has the "ridiculous" factor since it's not some stupid-looking design crowded with random crap. It just has the "too hard to make" factor. Sadly I think I might have to remove some stuff and tone it down, but I really worked for ages getting it how I like as-is :(
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K-Koji Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
Congrats on all that :huggle:. ~!
but wow do you know for sure its the exact same jacket based on your design? :omg:

Could they have thought its just very similar? I'd have mixed feelings on that too :o
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hold on a sec, I'll have to edit this entry, Turns out it really IS a different one, found out just then :phew:

That's kinda a relief actually, I'd better update this journal :oops:
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K-Koji Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
Oh that is a relief! I thought it might be a different one, not because your design isn't great, it's just not very many people in Japan know about Deviantart to look for such things.
( then again i suppose your design might be found on google or something) :)

kind of a relief you wont have to worry about it tho
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, It's kinda odd how little Japanese people you see on dA considering how big and modernized their population is (I doubt many don't have the internet these days :XD:) It's almost like finding money on the street when I see one due to the rare novelty in it :lol: But sometimes I think there are more of them that know about dA than we think, but they avoid here because of all the weaboo's and Japanophiles here butchering random parts of the language probably turn most of them off from signing up :lmao: I can imagine how many of them would be pestered by rabid anime fans as soon as they realize "Hey, this dude is from Japan". I even would go as far as saying that half of all "Japan" accounts here are probably from desperate weaboo's elsewhere doing it to appear cool :paranoid:

But yes, that's a load off my mind. That was a scary few hours :lmao:
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K-Koji Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
well everyone has the internet of course :XD:. Its just.. Deviantart isnt popular. And thats it. Its in english as a main language, not many japanese people speak it well enough to not be intimidated, and they use their own sites for things over american ones.
When I lived there, ( and I did for a looongg time). I had no idea who most of the american celebrities were unless they were super famous. SO all the reality TV people, all the TV shows- everything was new to me when I moved here. Japan has a tendency to keep to itself and Asia when it comes to TV, movies and internet- almost everything.

It was bliss not knowing what Jersey SHore was..
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's a better explanation than mine :lol: I wouldn't join a site in another language myself either. I can't be bothered learning another language, so my hat goes off to everyone else who does :worship: (not that I ever wear hats, I wouldn't hide my hair underneath something so general :ohnoes:)

Ahh, life before Jersey Shore - it was about 20 minutes a day better than now :happycry: Well I shouldn't complain since I never see it, though I know how ridiculous the people in it are, and it saddens me that people actually enjoy watching it! :facepalm: I hate reality TV in general, it's just a platform for random people with inflated ego's to go up and inflate them more :doh: Japan has made a wise move sticking to its own stuff, though some of the shows I've seen are very weird :giggle:
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
I will assume it is the same design, since I haven't seen "similar" ones anywhere else online, or in movies or anything else either (the jacket makers provide a service where they'll make any jacket the customer requests, even ones seen in movies, shows, magazines, etc that otherwise may not be available to the general public, so long as clear images are provided they'll do it :nod:)

It wouldn't surprise me if someone already saw mine and requested that. Guess there's no harm if it's just something for their own personal use. But I'd be pretty pissed if they took it to a company and started getting a production line going. It's only fair that if anyone should get profits off the design, it should be me, not someone else just because they could afford to get a real one sooner :disbelief:

The first thing I wondered was if they were a user of this site, or if they at least saw my one appear while doing a Google search. I hope they didn't just see it re-blogged on somewhere else :hmm:
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SoulxMonkey Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well if it isn't pretty boy making it big again! :D

What kind of music is this Symfonia, anyway? Might go look for it at JB Hi Fi someday ;P If I were you though, I wouldn't worry too much about the jacket design. For one thing, I'd find it flattering, and I'm actually really proud of you! Besides, you have like a billion witnesses watching your journals if anybody decides to claim ownership of the design. I promise to raise a huge stink if occasion calls :ninja:
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SoulxMonkey Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL, biggest coincidence. Looks like I was meant to go looking for it! Although I admit I'm not the hugest fan of metal *shrugs* I'll check it out :#1:

And that's true about the one mistake destroying reputation thing, but then again it's a good thing we know you'll never actually fuck up -- when it comes to being honest about your artwork, anyway! Lots of love :heart:
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SoulxMonkey Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awks, I replied to the wrong box. :stupidme:
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, I actually found it in JB Hi Fi :lol: So they should have it unless the nearest one is really small or something. I believe they are a Metal band, so try looking in that category first :headbang: (I admit I haven't listened to it yet, I bought it mostly as a personal "trophy" :trophy:)

Ahh that's true, I finally feel like the rights to my work and designs are pretty secure, since I'm back up with a lot of people who would be witnesses. People who know me well enough that I'd only upload my own stuff (unlike a lot of other users I see while browsing :no:) That's the good thing about honesty - it makes proving yourself much easier, but one fuck-up can destroy that perfect reputation :iconseriousnod:
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DTKinetic Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well Congrats on all that man! It's good to hear of some accomplishments...I mean, that kind of stuff would only happen in my dreams! :XD:
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It wasn't long ago when I felt the same way :nod: Amazing what a few years of progress (and heavy dA usage) can do =p
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jwalka Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
that's pretty cool :D like the saying goes 'you wont achieve goals today or tomorrow, but doing something sure as hell will get you moving towards them', see this as the beginning of change and your entry into the industry. the jacket thing is pretty cool and you should def look at it a a positive outcome - that someone likes your design so much that they want to have it no matter the cost :) i personally would try to track down the person who bought it and see what their occupation is, maybe try and shoe horn yourself into long term business with him maybe ?

it's the little things that lead to big change, who knows maybe in a few months time you'll be deigning stuff for a big japanese studio or something ;)
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, if that's all it is then that's fine. I was still hoping that I would at least be the first to have it, but unless I find a good job or win the lottery (which I never enter because I think its a waste of money :lol:) I can't see myself having one anytime soon. Technically I have enough to buy it right now, but that would dig in to my emergency cash reserves (that I'm expecting any big purchases or needs, but I just like knowing I have it there :))
Maybe in a few weeks or months I'll start Googling for images of leather jackets, if the person who got it made was proud enough to post it on Facebook or a blog or whatever that might come up, but there's a lot of internet and people out there, the odds of me finding them without them contacting me first are slim to none :hmm:

Man that would be an awesome job, I haven't had much experience (seriously, that Jacket was my first official attempt, and I have one more kinda similar I might upload too) but sometimes people just have a knack for certain things, they can kinda just skip the remedial training and get right into it, I sure would give that kind of career a try if a company or buisnessperson offered me the opportunity (as long as they weren't trying to rip me off, you know buisness types, money is their goal after all :paranoid:) But my goal was to have some fashion that was less-plain available in places outside of Japan, which makes it quite ironic that the first owner of one is going to be in Japan anyway, they get all the cool stuff! :shakefist:
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jwalka Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
hahaha i know what you mean, have you asked the company is they can give you the buyers contact info, or have you given them your contact info ? it's good to throw that stuff around on what ever you do just incase there is that one person that knows someone that might be interested in your work (or in general seeking a employee for their business).
there are quite a few independent aussie clothing companies down here that do that sort of 'flashy and different' style of clothing, it wouldn't hurt to look around (plus us aussies aren't really the type ot rip people off unlike our american counter parts) ;)

i hope this one sale leads to big adventures for you in the future, it would be pretty cool to one day say that i conversed with a designer from a major fashion studio :P
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well it turns out the person who bought one had their own design done, so that's better for me anyway :phew:

I must admit I don't know of a great deal of clothing companies, generally I just "buy stuff I like" without a second thought, though if it's really good I check out their website to see what else they have :D
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jwalka Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
yeah there are a ton of us independent aussies out there looking to start up small time work, def worth looking into especially since you want to make deviant style clothing. our market may not be crash hot full of flashy and stylish clothing, but if you fins the right place they might be able to export your work, which will equal big $$$. btw are you getting paid loyalties for that jacket - get payed a small sum whenever they make it ?
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, I think you are assuming that I already have a production line of them going, which isn't the case. The design is just a submission for now, with me hoping one day something will come of it. But no-one should be making it at the moment, and if they were I would expect pretty generous royalties too (not the measly 4% people try to palm off to the creators sometimes :disbelief:)
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jwalka Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
ohh, even still you should be aware incase they do try and pull of a dodgy stunt like selling without your consent then saying it's their property etc. you should do more designs like that in your spare time - when you aren't making epic scenery ;P
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Porecomesis Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
Those are some pretty kick-ass things, mate.

That third part is also why I don't talk about too much of my game ideas online; you'll never know if the people listening to you are thieves.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, I have only talked about one thing online that I feared might be stolen, so I took a screenshot of it and put in my scraps. Though that was a while ago so I forget what it's even about. I probably worried someone might see it as good novel or movie material :lmao:

But I feel like most of what I do is secure on dA, as long as I have the original "date submitted" next to anything I post, that right there is pretty solid evidence that I did it first (almost everything I make ends up on dA before anywhere else, with a few exceptions, and even then it still gets to dA before anyone would have a chance to steal it :lol:) It's a chance we take I guess, since if you keep all your ideas and creations to yourself, no-one, not even you would ever get anywhere with them :no:
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TheCrimsonEmo Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Damn, thats harsh about the jacket, but on the bright side, at least your making someone out there in Japan look a total badass! If he's spending crazy money on it he'll probably treasure it for life anyway.
Are you sure you can't make small sacrifices here and there till your next paycheck to afford the jacket? This sounds like a once in a lifetime thing, though who knows? :o

My kudos on the interview and the CD as well, that must of been a surreal experience!
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well I don't want to mention the price, since that would sound like me complaining about it and possibly accusing the company of over-charging when really - if I had enough money to justify the expense, I would buy it as they do theirs in great quality (motorcycle-rider quality, so they're thick and strong and guaranteed for life! :toocool: Also they're made in America I think, so there's no "cheap foreign labour" thrown in which can sometimes result in a dodgy product). But I don't even work, I'm still living with my family and sometimes get money for commissions. Paying for it would be essentially giving away my earnings for my past 10 commissions, one of which was a high-paying one too :faint:

I guess the price isn't what really scares me, since paying a lot for anything is worthwhile if it's going to last a lifetime :nod: It's the fear of it being stolen off me. I'm a weak guy and an easy target if someone saw me wearing it out alone and wanted it that badly. I know it's worthwhile if I knew I'd have it forever, but it's a huge loss if it gets stolen or lost :(

Yeah, i couldn't believe my eyes when I saw something I helped work on actually sold in a store like any other normal item, it was so cool. I just finished talking to an employee there who I haven't seen since high school (five years ago :faint:) and he asked what I was doing but I just said "Oh I just do freelance art commissions for now, sometimes CD covers or book covers but mostly smaller, online stuff", then a few minutes afterwards I saw the CD, wish it happened the other way around, but I wonder how many people there would have believed me if I waved a CD I picked off the shelf and said "I did this cover art" :lol: But at least I know I did, and they credited me in there too so that's proof for future skeptics ;p
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TheCrimsonEmo Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahhh sorry :upset: I am SO behind with messages, they just pile up and I get so lazy. But nah, I totally get it, it's insane money to throw around on a jacket. The odds of it getting stolen off you are extremely slim but it would still be devistating if it did happen. =(
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RJL7983 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
I'm glad you are moving up, stay your cool self.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Easily done. For I am very strongly against "people who become big-shots thinking they have to act like them" - it has cost me some pretty good online friendships with people who I used to converse with regularly until they "moved up" and I never heard from them again :doh:

Though these are just some isolated things, It's not like I'm suddenly a big-shot :lol:
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Angel-JXJ Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
Looks like you're doin' it big my man, good to hear. Also I looked through the interview, my reading it probably saved you a million noobish questions. Anyway keep up the good work man and shoot for the moon because even if you miss you'll land on a star ;)
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's also a good point! I often get asked questions like "How long have you been doing digital art?" or "What programs do you use?" or "Do you work at a company, did you go to college etc?" and that interview answers a lot of those questions :nod:
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very awesome on the first two and I'll keep my fingers crossed for you that the person is really nice and lets everyone know who the real genius behind the jacket is lol playing ssbb ? wow havnt played that since my daughter wiped the floor with me on it ( its a little humbling to have a 7 year old be a better gamer then you )
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Same here, having someone else getting my jacket made isn't automatically a bad thing, I'm hoping they at least are decent enough to say "Well I saw the design online" when people compliment them on it. As long as they don't say "Yeah I designed it and got it made" since that's just another form of art theft right there :fight:
Althouygh this is wishful thinking at best, I'm hoping that if the buyer is well-known or wealthy, that he'll be cool enough to come back to me, thank me for the design and offer to fund me getting into fashion design or something, or at least buying me one too :lmao: But that's just another "lotto state of mind" phase there :please:

Oh, my brother and I are needing to get back everything we earned in Super Smash Bros Brawl since his Wii's laser got fucked so he had to buy another Wii (second hand, might as well to save money, especially since their Wii-U will be coming out this year) we could transfer most of our game files over but some couldn't. So now in Brawl we have to earn back all our characters, stages, trophies etc. It's kinda a bitch, but we're having fun doing it :D
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lol boy I know how you feel but whats life with out a little wishful thinking its makes it a little bit sunnier right?


ouch about the laser ours got struck by lightning ( I should have been shocked and up set but since my husband has already been struck 7 times it I was just glad he was at work when it happened ) but you should have heard the string of pretty words when he found out he had to redo ALL of his games , every ssb , every guitar hero ( and he had actually beaten through the fire and flames in one of them ) every zelda game boy I didnt know a person could turn that shade of purplish maroon ( I lucked out since I normally play on the ps2 or the ds )

its amazing most people would never guess that a good chunk of artists are also gamers lol
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's true, even though I usually lean towards the pessimistic (or should I say - realistic) side of things, even I'm not safe from wishful thinking and daydreaming about what I'd do if I were a millionaire (heck, if that were the case I'd host a contest here and give away those jackets to the top winners :D)

Struck by lightning!? :omfg: Your story reminds me of the story of Roy Sullivan, a park ranger who had been struck by lightning 7 times. Talk about bizarre luck extremes, if that was me I'd buy a lottery ticket since the universe owes me some slack after that many lightning strikes (but I suppose getting to live after that many is a reward in itself :lmao:)

Lol, yeah - my brother has to re-do Guitar Hero as well. That's his problem though since I don't play it. The only losses on my behalf are Super Smash Bros Brawl and Mario Kart Wii :XD: I think a good chunk of dA are gamers, maybe not full-on (I sure don't play videogames daily anymore) But still once every now and then, but when I find a game I like I won't be satisfied until I've accomplished everything in it :winner:
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