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Okay, blew too much money on garden stuff, but it was fun. Then, Blotch, the artist(s) that cover half the walls of our house, announced another one of their yearly print sales :( Come on, tax rebate...


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Apr. 23rd, 2008 03:06 pm (UTC)
It occurs to me that I didn't show you my Black Teagan commission from a few weeks ago. The original just showed up last night in the mail.


Not particularly worksafe though ;-)
Apr. 23rd, 2008 03:14 pm (UTC)
Oh, I look forward to seeing it! There's that one picture the Blotches did of a black fox, kind of swashbuckly, reclining on either a big wooden chair or an old stump, I can't tell which. That's what I think of when I think of Ceilyn. I didn't know she was taking commissions. Did she mention that in her LJ?
Apr. 23rd, 2008 03:18 pm (UTC)
Well, this was Teagan...only half of Blotch. Every now and then he decides to go crazy and go open for sketch comissions...he usually posts about it on FA. Most of the time I miss the announcments but this time I was (pathetically) checking to see if the new picture I had posted had any new favorites and caught it. It's not of Cei though, it's of Tarod. If I get lucky enough to snag any again the next one is Cei and then Herefox :-)
Apr. 23rd, 2008 03:28 pm (UTC)
Well, look forward to seeing it :) If you hear Teagan's doing another comission thang, please to send me a note to let me know, I don't keep up with FA very well...
Apr. 23rd, 2008 03:35 pm (UTC)
I don't either. The only time I usually pop over there is to post new art. I'll let you know! The window is usually fairly small though, he tends to get swamped with requests very quickly, as you might imagine!
Apr. 23rd, 2008 03:40 pm (UTC)
I guess he would :) Apparently my housemate's BF managed to slip a commission in just before deadline, too, so we'll see what that one looks like, too :) *sigh* I'm still a little upset that I missed out on the "Dog Days of Summer" hawaiian shirt. I lurve loud shirts, and don't really have any specifically furry garments.
Apr. 24th, 2008 04:59 am (UTC)
You know, I really can't say that I've ever understood you people and your obsession with the purchase of prints en masse, to say nothing of the whole zomg-commissions thing...

But then, I never was very good at being a furry.
Apr. 24th, 2008 12:55 pm (UTC)
Well, it's only Blotch that I really go nuts for, everyone else, not so much, with the exception of a very few pictures. *shrug*
Apr. 24th, 2008 01:20 pm (UTC)
While I won't disagree with the talent, in some rare cases, buying prints has always been a much greater threshold to cross. I think the closest to a print that I've actually purchased was one of Starry Night, and as emo and masochistic as Mr. Gogh was, I still don't think he'd quite count as a furry.

The precious few things that end up on my walls are mostly odds and ends that I've accumulated, made, or purchased in a somewhat spontaneous manner. It all ends up being a little random, sure, but it feels more... I dunno... genuine.

And the commissions thing, well, I think that has more to do with my personal take on the nature of art. I've never much been a fan of self-commissioned portraits, regardless of the style, realism, eroticism, or artist. They always end up seeming limiting and pretentious.
Apr. 24th, 2008 01:38 pm (UTC)
That feels a little harsh to me. I have a lot of Blotch's work because I really like their work. I've got other work because I conceptually like the idea of it (which is why I have the wall of bad art), or I like the images--most of my non-furry stuff is poster-sized and I'm holding out to get it framed before putting it up, so it just ends up in my closet, but I DO have it.

Hang what makes you happy on your wall. There are some Blotch pictures that make me smile every time I see them. I do spend a little more than I want to when Blotch has a print sale because it's only once a year, and they tend to have "buy 3, get 1 'free'," which goads me into getting a few more pics than just the ones I reallyreally want, so I'll admit to a certain level of impulse auto-purchasing there, but I'm happy to give money to an artist I like. Hopefully, they'll keep producing.
Apr. 24th, 2008 01:16 pm (UTC)
I tend to be a 'Why would I PAY for this stuff?'-type person, but Spotty is good at funding little artists/craftspeople out of appreciation for what they do and encouragement to do more. If it's within one's means, it seems like an overall benefit to the world. :)
Apr. 24th, 2008 01:23 pm (UTC)
If I want to support an artist, and I mean really -really- support an artist, I think I would buy an original, or possibly a sketch for my own amusement rather than decoration. I mostly can't see spending money on what amounts to a printout. Usually a relatively midrange printout at that.

But then, I did get to work with $10,000+ dye sublimation printers, a few years back, and most things are mediocre compared to that.
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