thoughtsupnorth:

I AM CURRENTLY OPEN FOR COMMISSIONS.  There is no slot system for my commissions - they will be completed in the order I receive them. If I have a long list when you email me, I’ll let you know, in case you do not want to wait that long. (And yes, my prices have gone up a little since last time. Sorry if that’s an inconvenience to you!)You can find more of my art at thoughtsupnorth.tumblr.com, rekyrem.deviantart.com, or msanche.carbonmade.com.
I will draw…
Basically anything. If I have any personal issues with subject matter (which, trust me, doesn’t happen often) I will let you know. (NSFW is allowed.)
In terms of fanart, I will ONLY accept fanart commissions for characters from Tolkien’s books. (This is just because that’s the only thing I draw fanart for regularly.)
Fancharacters are fine! I will gladly draw your bloodelf, jedi, Hogwarts student, RPG toon, etc.
Character Designs
These are popular and so much fun! Here are some more examples: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
$7 per design. There are tons of ways to do this. You can give me a written description, however simple or complex; I can base the design off an animal or an existing image; I can base it off of a color palette. Basically, you give me as little or as much information as you want, and I give you designs! Magic!
These ARE done quickly, in about 15-30 minutes. They are small image sizes. Great for refs or as idea starters, but not so great as actual character art.
Character Portraits
Prices are per character.
$25 Bust / $30 full body.
If your character is particularly complex, or you want a complex interaction (i.e. something nsfw) I reserve the right to raise the price to cover the difficulty.
Digital Paintings
Prices for these vary a lot. Generally, a single character with a simple bg/effects will run $60+, and anything with a more complex background or more characters in it will run $100+. If you want something very simple it will, of course, be cheaper. These will be priced on a case by case basis.
To Order…
Contact me with what you’d like to get! Tumblr’s communication methods are severely limited, so please contact me on deviantart (rekyrem.deviantart.com) or via email (mary.c.sanche@gmail.com). It helps if you put ‘commission’ in the title. :)
Make sure you send along some sort of reference. I prefer working from visual references but I can do written refs as well.
Make sure you can pay via paypal. I take payment through paypal only. (If you know me in person, obviously we can do something else.) All prices are in USD/CAD. (The prices are so on par that I don’t mind which. I live in Canada.)
Once I’ve replied and started working, please be patient! Usually I am quite speedy, but by all means, if it has been more than two weeks and you are wondering, definitely drop me a line! If I am suddenly busy I’ll let you know that there will be delays.
And if you receive your commission and something’s not quite right, let me know! I can make small tweaks like changing  hair or eye colors or “hey you missed her little scar!” no problem. I will not, however, redo an entire piece. For most pieces except character designs, I’ll show you the sketch before I move on, so if you want huge changes made, you must tell me during that phase.
And, of course, if you have any questions, please ask me! If you are looking for another sort of commission (i.e. logo work, banners, avatars), just drop me a line. As always, signal boosts are appreciated.

thoughtsupnorth:

I AM CURRENTLY OPEN FOR COMMISSIONS.  There is no slot system for my commissions - they will be completed in the order I receive them. If I have a long list when you email me, I’ll let you know, in case you do not want to wait that long. (And yes, my prices have gone up a little since last time. Sorry if that’s an inconvenience to you!)

You can find more of my art at thoughtsupnorth.tumblr.comrekyrem.deviantart.com, or msanche.carbonmade.com.

I will draw…

  • Basically anything. If I have any personal issues with subject matter (which, trust me, doesn’t happen often) I will let you know. (NSFW is allowed.)
  • In terms of fanart, I will ONLY accept fanart commissions for characters from Tolkien’s books. (This is just because that’s the only thing I draw fanart for regularly.)
  • Fancharacters are fine! I will gladly draw your bloodelf, jedi, Hogwarts student, RPG toon, etc.

Character Designs

  • These are popular and so much fun! Here are some more examples: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
  • $7 per design. There are tons of ways to do this. You can give me a written description, however simple or complex; I can base the design off an animal or an existing image; I can base it off of a color palette. Basically, you give me as little or as much information as you want, and I give you designs! Magic!
  • These ARE done quickly, in about 15-30 minutes. They are small image sizes. Great for refs or as idea starters, but not so great as actual character art.

Character Portraits

  • Prices are per character.
  • $25 Bust / $30 full body.
  • If your character is particularly complex, or you want a complex interaction (i.e. something nsfw) I reserve the right to raise the price to cover the difficulty.

Digital Paintings

  • Prices for these vary a lot. Generally, a single character with a simple bg/effects will run $60+, and anything with a more complex background or more characters in it will run $100+. If you want something very simple it will, of course, be cheaper. These will be priced on a case by case basis.

To Order…

  • Contact me with what you’d like to get! Tumblr’s communication methods are severely limited, so please contact me on deviantart (rekyrem.deviantart.com) or via email (mary.c.sanche@gmail.com). It helps if you put ‘commission’ in the title. :)
  • Make sure you send along some sort of reference. I prefer working from visual references but I can do written refs as well.
  • Make sure you can pay via paypal. I take payment through paypal only. (If you know me in person, obviously we can do something else.) All prices are in USD/CAD. (The prices are so on par that I don’t mind which. I live in Canada.)
  • Once I’ve replied and started working, please be patient! Usually I am quite speedy, but by all means, if it has been more than two weeks and you are wondering, definitely drop me a line! If I am suddenly busy I’ll let you know that there will be delays.
  • And if you receive your commission and something’s not quite right, let me know! I can make small tweaks like changing  hair or eye colors or “hey you missed her little scar!” no problem. I will not, however, redo an entire piece. For most pieces except character designs, I’ll show you the sketch before I move on, so if you want huge changes made, you must tell me during that phase.

And, of course, if you have any questions, please ask me! If you are looking for another sort of commission (i.e. logo work, banners, avatars), just drop me a line. As always, signal boosts are appreciated.

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Download a Cheerios coupon? You can’t sue General Mills. (+video)

talesofthestarshipregeneration:

Click thru for more. 

Personally I aint buying any of their products in the future. 

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chescaleigh:

blackpowerisforblackmen:


Shanesha Taylor was arrested on March 20th by the Scottsdale Police for leaving her children ages 2 and 6 months in her car while she interviewed for a job. Ms. Taylor was homeless and could not access any child care. Her desperation to provide for herself and her children and her lack of options led her to take drastic measures in search of employment. Ms. Taylor needs support & help rather than incarceration and a criminal record that will surely decrease her chances to provide for her children in the future. We ask that Maricopa County use common-sense and provide support for Ms. Taylor and her children rather than punishment.
Shanesha Taylor is still in jail pending a $9,000 bond.

Help drop the child abuse charges against Shanesha Taylor by signing this petition at change.org. Here’s the link: http://www.change.org/petitions/bill-montgomery-drop-the-child-abuse-charges-against-shanesha-taylor?recruiter=13739587&utm_campaign=twitter_link_action_box&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=share_petition

Don’t just reblog, make sure to sign!

chescaleigh:

blackpowerisforblackmen:

Shanesha Taylor was arrested on March 20th by the Scottsdale Police for leaving her children ages 2 and 6 months in her car while she interviewed for a job. Ms. Taylor was homeless and could not access any child care. Her desperation to provide for herself and her children and her lack of options led her to take drastic measures in search of employment. Ms. Taylor needs support & help rather than incarceration and a criminal record that will surely decrease her chances to provide for her children in the future. We ask that Maricopa County use common-sense and provide support for Ms. Taylor and her children rather than punishment.

Shanesha Taylor is still in jail pending a $9,000 bond.

Help drop the child abuse charges against Shanesha Taylor by signing this petition at change.org. Here’s the link: http://www.change.org/petitions/bill-montgomery-drop-the-child-abuse-charges-against-shanesha-taylor?recruiter=13739587&utm_campaign=twitter_link_action_box&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=share_petition

Don’t just reblog, make sure to sign!

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fuckyeahethnicwomen:

medievalpoc:

Contemporary Art Week!

Tamara Natalie Madden

Madden lists among influences Gustav Klimt and images of Egyptian royalty. You can view many, many more images of her work here at her official website.

I find these breathtaking acrylic and mixed media paintings evocative of both the Fayum Mummy Portraits and early medieval icons featuring the Black Madonna.

I’m in love with this. I need these prints.

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anarcho-queer:

thinksquad:

Los Angeles police officers tampered with voice recording equipment in dozens of patrol cars in an effort to avoid being monitored while on duty
An inspection by Los Angeles Police Department investigators found about half of the estimated 80 cars in one South L.A. patrol division were missing antennas, which help capture what officers say in the field. The antennas in at least 10 more cars in nearby divisions had also been removed.
http://articles.latimes.com/2014/apr/07/local/la-me-lapd-tamper-20140408

“LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and other top officials learned of the problem last summer but chose not to investigate which officers were responsible.”

anarcho-queer:

thinksquad:

Los Angeles police officers tampered with voice recording equipment in dozens of patrol cars in an effort to avoid being monitored while on duty

An inspection by Los Angeles Police Department investigators found about half of the estimated 80 cars in one South L.A. patrol division were missing antennas, which help capture what officers say in the field. The antennas in at least 10 more cars in nearby divisions had also been removed.

http://articles.latimes.com/2014/apr/07/local/la-me-lapd-tamper-20140408

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck and other top officials learned of the problem last summer but chose not to investigate which officers were responsible.

(via thespokesman)

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paigeabendroth:

originalplumbing:

"Everyone who has rallied to get me on this list I love you all. To have a black trans woman at the top of this list if it’s only for today is so major. Keep voting. Voting is open til April 22.” — Laverne Cox via Facebook
Click here to cast your vote in the TIME100 Reader Poll.

I normally don’t promote this kind of shit but having a tran woman of color on that list (and at the top of it! ) would be such an important and amazing thing. Please consider voting for her if you already haven’t

paigeabendroth:

originalplumbing:

"Everyone who has rallied to get me on this list I love you all. To have a black trans woman at the top of this list if it’s only for today is so major. Keep voting. Voting is open til April 22.” — Laverne Cox via Facebook

Click here to cast your vote in the TIME100 Reader Poll.

I normally don’t promote this kind of shit but having a tran woman of color on that list (and at the top of it! ) would be such an important and amazing thing. Please consider voting for her if you already haven’t

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courfeyradical:

emphasisonthehomo:

Queer subtext in media is nice and all, but have you considered:

  • Including actual queer characters instead of vague metaphors for queer characters.

 (x)

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