Summoned demon sketch action.

Summoned demon sketch action.

Working on new promotional postcards.TENTACLES AND EYEBALLS. 

Working on new promotional postcards.

TENTACLES AND EYEBALLS. 

Really bad photos, but finished (for now) snakes and roses on my coworker. He’s super hard to get photos of! dmillustrates @ gmail.com

Really bad photos, but finished (for now) snakes and roses on my coworker. He’s super hard to get photos of! 

dmillustrates @ gmail.com

Progress on some betta fish for TATTOOSDmillustrates @ Gmail.com

Progress on some betta fish for TATTOOS

Dmillustrates @ Gmail.com

First come first serve for whoever wants this piece tattooed on them! Colors coming next. :)dmillustrates @ gmail.com

First come first serve for whoever wants this piece tattooed on them! Colors coming next. :)

dmillustrates @ gmail.com

Creepy mermaid sneaking up on a diver.Trying to do a series of mythological lady specific beasts. I’ve got sphinx, harpy, medusa/gorgons. Anyone have any suggestions? Looking for something that is primarily only depicted/seen as female. 

Creepy mermaid sneaking up on a diver.
Trying to do a series of mythological lady specific beasts. I’ve got sphinx, harpy, medusa/gorgons. Anyone have any suggestions? Looking for something that is primarily only depicted/seen as female. 

Fun little take on a tudor rose flower on a foot.Email dmillustrates @ gmail.com for appts.

Fun little take on a tudor rose flower on a foot.

Email dmillustrates @ gmail.com for appts.

So, you've decided to talk to an artist

missmonstermel:

phantom42:

I don’t consider myself an artist, but most of my friends are, and I’m married to one. Over the years, I’ve seen a lot of behavior that ranges from awkward to outright unacceptable. Here are some dos and don’ts to ensure that your experience with an artist is a good one for both parties. This is…

Yes.

I know it’s unrealistic to expect every online interaction to be perfect but stuff like this can help folks not be “that person” if they are trying to have a positive interaction with an artist they dig.

I try not to see that stuff as malicious and most of the time it’s just folks not knowing better or thinking about it too much, so if it’s something you have done don’t sweat it ( we are all guilty) But when it’s a repetitive daily thing, or boundaries are constantly pushed and it seems like no one is really putting thought into behavior or don’t seem to think about you as a person with feelings- yes it can really wear you down.

Again, don’t sweat it- but learn from it! :)

Always pleased to see these well-written etiquette guides. There’s a couple points that I feel differently about, but all-in-all, a good jumping off post.
I know personally, I sometimes get people repetitively sending me messages within a day of their previous emails if I don’t hop on it right away. While I appreciate the enthusiasm, sometimes it WILL take more than a day for me to get to your message. I’m a tattoo artist, and an illustrator. I work 3 jobs, 6 days a week. *Most* of the time I work 12 hour days. I have a dog and a family and friends. You are *not* the only email I’ve received that day. Sometimes I can’t get to every email in the day, and when I tattoo, I cannot just stop to check and reply to emails the second I get them. Sometimes I do 5+ hour sessions. Sometimes I have very time consuming walk-ins. Sometimes I have drawings that I have to get done in a day or two for an appt. Right now I am dealing with a lot of doctors visits in my free time, so I’m even more overloaded than normal. Patience is the key, but if 4+ days pass and I haven’t got back to you, feel free to hit me up again. Or stop by the shop in person. :)

Bird vs Snake drawing up for grabs to the first person to make an appt to get it done! Colors coming soon Dmillustrates @ Gmail.com

Bird vs Snake drawing up for grabs to the first person to make an appt to get it done! Colors coming soon 

Dmillustrates @ Gmail.com

Good start to a super fun piece.www.dmarciniak.com

Good start to a super fun piece.

www.dmarciniak.com

Mutant OwlCopics on 90lb Hot press Watercolor paper

Mutant Owl
Copics on 90lb Hot press Watercolor paper

Dalek done for my bro for the holidays. Copics on watercolor paper

Dalek done for my bro for the holidays. Copics on watercolor paper

One more sitting to go on this! Going to be sat when it’s done.

One more sitting to go on this! Going to be sat when it’s done.

Working on a mutant owl, black and grey down! Color next.

Working on a mutant owl, black and grey down! Color next.

Another one of the bugs I did for my sister for my birthday. Beetle on watercolor paper done with copics

Another one of the bugs I did for my sister for my birthday. Beetle on watercolor paper done with copics