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Bullet; Blue Please have visual reference for your characters!! Be it pictures, drawings, SOMETHING! 

Bullet; Blue Send an email to chuck.pires@gmail.com with all references & materials as well as a description of what you are looking to get.

Bullet; Blue I'll contact you and give you a quote for the piece and let you know your in my que. 

Bullet; Blue Soon after I'll send you some quick pose sketches for your approval. 

Bullet; Blue After we've settled on a pose it's at that time I'd ask full payment to be sent to slayerjuste@gmail.com 

Bullet; Blue After payment has been handled I will finish up the linework and send it to you for approval. 

Bullet; Blue If everything looks good, I'll go ahead and finish the piece up and send it back to you for final thoughts or corrections ( usually only 1 round is needed, if more than that is required I assume full responsibility of what needs to be done so long as it is to match what info was sent to me initially.

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  • Listening to: Dragon's Crown OST
  • Reading: Critical Failures 3
  • Watching: Game of Thrones ( over again from season one!!)
  • Playing: Mirrors Edge: Catalyst
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Yes, I'm wrapping up last months commissions so I thought it would be a good time to que up the next! I'm opening up 5 slots which will be updated as they are filled! 

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How Commissions Work


Bullet; Blue Please have visual reference for your characters!! Be it pictures, drawings, SOMETHING! 

Bullet; Blue Send an email to chuck.pires@gmail.com with all references & materials as well as a description of what you are looking to get.

Bullet; Blue I'll contact you and give you a quote for the piece and let you know your in my que. 

Bullet; Blue Soon after I'll send you some quick pose sketches for your approval. 

Bullet; Blue After we've settled on a pose it's at that time I'd ask full payment to be sent to slayerjuste@gmail.com 

Bullet; Blue After payment has been handled I will finish up the linework and send it to you for approval. 

Bullet; Blue If everything looks good, I'll go ahead and finish the piece up and send it back to you for final thoughts or corrections ( usually only 1 round is needed, if more than that is required I assume full responsibility of what needs to be done so long as it is to match what info was sent to me initially.

Patreon info below! 




 
  • Listening to: Dragon's Crown OST
  • Reading: Critical Failures 3
  • Watching: Game of Thrones ( over again from season one!!)
  • Playing: Mirrors Edge: Catalyst
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Commission status: Slots Full! Thank you!



Wow! Thank you guys for fast responses! In all honesty I wasn't expecting the flood of interest! I've talked to everyone who has a slot, the next batch is probably gonna be 10% off so if you'd like to be on that list please let me know!

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How Commissions Work


Bullet; Blue Please have visual reference for your characters!! Be it pictures, drawings, SOMETHING! 

Bullet; Blue Send an email to chuck.pires@gmail.com with all references & materials as well as a description of what you are looking to get.

Bullet; Blue I'll contact you and give you a quote for the piece and let you know your in my que. 

Bullet; Blue Soon after I'll send you some quick pose sketches for your approval. 

Bullet; Blue After we've settled on a pose it's at that time I'd ask full payment to be sent to slayerjuste@gmail.com 

Bullet; Blue After payment has been handled I will finish up the linework and send it to you for approval. 

Bullet; Blue If everything looks good, I'll go ahead and finish the piece up and send it back to you for final thoughts or corrections ( usually only 1 round is needed, if more than that is required I assume full responsibility of what needs to be done so long as it is to match what info was sent to me initially.

Shaking Things Up On Patreon 


Mostly, things have gotten cheaper! lol I'm going to be posting more of what I'm doing on my Patreon here from now on. Of course there will be NSFW, sketches and other original material that will stay exclusive to Patreon. 

Thank you so much to those who've pledged, supported me on Gumroad, offered a word of encouragement, or just stopped by and said hi! These things literally lift me up and keep me going! 
Please take a look if you are interested!

 
  • Listening to: Dragon's Crown OST
  • Reading: Critical Failures 3
  • Watching: Game of Thrones ( over again from season one!!)
  • Playing: Mirrors Edge: Catalyst
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Commission status: Open!

RIGHT NOW ALL COMMISSIONS ARE 15% OFF!!



You can take a look at my nifty pricing diagram here! 

Price Guidelines by chuck-piresART

How Commissions Work


Bullet; Blue Please have visual reference for your characters!! Be it pictures, drawings, SOMETHING! 

Bullet; Blue Send an email to chuck.pires@gmail.com with all references & materials as well as a description of what you are looking to get.

Bullet; Blue I'll contact you and give you a quote for the piece and let you know your in my que. 

Bullet; Blue Soon after I'll send you some quick pose sketches for your approval. 

Bullet; Blue After we've settled on a pose it's at that time I'd ask full payment to be sent to slayerjuste@gmail.com 

Bullet; Blue After payment has been handled I will finish up the linework and send it to you for approval. 

Bullet; Blue If everything looks good, I'll go ahead and finish the piece up and send it back to you for final thoughts or corrections ( usually only 1 round is needed, if more than that is required I assume full responsibility of what needs to be done so long as it is to match what info was sent to me initially.

Shaking Things Up On Patreon 


Mostly, things have gotten cheaper! lol I'm going to be posting more of what I'm doing on my Patreon here from now on. Of course there will be NSFW, sketches and other original material that will stay exclusive to Patreon. 

Thank you so much to those who've pledged, supported me on Gumroad, offered a word of encouragement, or just stopped by and said hi! These things literally lift me up and keep me going!
Please take a look if you are interested!

 
  • Listening to: Dragon's Crown OST
  • Reading: Critical Failures 3
  • Watching: Game of Thrones ( over again from season one!!)
  • Playing: Mirrors Edge: Catalyst
  • Listening to: my adorable wife complain about me
  • Reading: nothing!! who has the time???
  • Watching: after effects tutorials D:
  • Playing: nothing! everything sucks! :D
  • Eating: is for losers!
  • Drinking: chili
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As everyone who gives a sh+favt is prolly already aware, E3 is going on so:

WHAT'S EVERYONE EXCITED FOR?!?

I'm not asking that rhetorically by the way, I'm literally asking. :D I don't have many people in my daily life who give a crap about E3, and I have to talk to someone about it so LETS DO THIS!! That being said, here's some things I'm 

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Bullet; Blue  The Last Guardian is launching on October 25, 2016


It's almost been a freaking decade, but it's finally happening, which is weird because I, like a lot of other people I'm sure, had given this friggin thing up for dead years ago. To think that I could be playing this game by Halloween makes anything in the world feel possible. Maybe I can be a super model, maybe Bernie Sanders can be president MAYBE WINTERSUN WILL RELEASE ANOTHER F*CKING ALBUM BEFORE I DIE?!

VERDICT: 0 DEAD CHILDHOOD PETS OUT OF 10 ( thats good! :D )

 




Bullet; Blue  Insomniac is making a Spider-Man game for PS4


Hells to the freaking yeah man, in a lot of ways this was my favorite news so far. I've loved Spider-Man games since I was a little kid, more as an act of perseverance than mark of quality on their part. Don't get me wrong, there's been some good ones. The Neversoft ones back on ps1, Ultimate Spider-Man on Ps2.  .  .  Jesus, is that it? Feels like there's been more. The multiverse Spider-Man game on ps3 wasn't bad.

But Insomniac is a studio that could really do something awesome with the brand and universe so I'm effing stoked.

His costume looks a little weird :/

VERDICT : 10 WEB SWINGS OUT OF 10

 


Bullet; Blue Dishonored 2 is Happening and That is F*cking Cool


Yeah, I know this was announced a while ago but seeing it in action, more or less, has really slipped a hype suppository up my asshole. The first one was a.  .   .  "love letter" lets say, to one of my all time favorite games Thief. It stumbled in a few places ( blink was way over powered IMO. You could literally skip 80% of the really well designed levels if you had the objective marker turned on) and they made the game even better in the DLC Dowd ( that was his name, right??) expansions. 

I'm just basically happy this game is happening. :D

VERDICT : 5 MUFFLED CONVERSATIONS WEARING MASKS OUT OF 5


Bullet; Blue Hideo Kojima and Norman Reedus are Making Death Stranding and it Looks F*cking Weird


This one is where the my hype gets more to a manageable level.  I've been looking forward to see what Kojima would do after the Metal Gear "govies"? "mames"? ( game+ movies I'm so clever T____T ) So its already way more interesting to me than anything Kojima has done since Sons of Liberty, but I'm just more reserved about it. 

I will say it looks effing weird, which has always been my favorite flavor of Kojima. Sons of Liberty was such a total mind f*ck. Some would say not entirely intentionally but, whatever, I loved it.  

Give us hell, Kojima!! Remember that time I saw you at preview night at SDCC?? And you took one look at me and knew exactly what kind of obsessive nerd I was and ran away? Yeah, me too :D

VERDICT: 4 NERVOUS BREAKDOWNS OUT OF 5




Bullet; Blue Shea, OK, whatever LOZ: Breath of The Wild


Some things I'm just a fan of despite my internal logic and sensibilities. Legend of Zelda games are one of those things. Even while I'm playing them, my brain is like, " Dude! You know this stuff is just the same old sh*t over and over. Link don't never change.  .  . " and I'm like shut up brain, don't you have some tits to imagine?!

But anyway, yeah It's really hard not to get excited about this one. It just looks so different than the rest of them, aesthetically and what you can physically do. Some folks are upset Link isn't a chick, but that was never my axe to grind. IMO you wanna see more strong leading ladies in games, go buy Mirrors Edge or Tomb Raider and actually support the cause, rather than just complain about the problem. 

The only thing that was kinda crap was did anyone else notice when he climbs up the side of walls or whatever he just seems to grab on to nothing? Get your crap together link. 

Plus he's doing an awful lot of Far Cry-ish sh*t. Whatever. Still hyped. 

VERDICT: 8 POINTY ZELDA TITTIES UP OUT OF 12 ( .  Y  . )




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Bullet; White  Final Fantasy XV


Don't get me wrong it looks good. More than anything the game has really shown me I'm just tired of the desperation on Squenix's part. Like there's the game, the toys, the movie, and A SHOW.  I just feel like making something that HAS to be a once-in-a-lifetime colossal smash hit that will "set the bar" for all things to come is a pretty unrealistic goal for a game. 

But, go big or go home I guess. The story bits look really interesting. The only demo I've gotten to play was the last one that was released which was.  .  .  cool, but not what I expected for sure. 

VERDICT: CALM DOWN, SQUENIX.  

Bullet; White Resident Evil VII 


Yeah I know, no one is probably gonna be on board with me on this one. It does look like a cool game, but a game I won't play. I didn't play Outlast or the Amnesia games. It's just not my bag. I literally couldn't play PT. The tension would kill me. I am glad the series is moving on. The Resident Evil 4 lighting was clearly not going to be striking again anytime soon so best just to do something else. I'm still not gonna play that effing game tho. 

The thing I've always wondered about those game is, what is the ratio of people playing those games to people watching people play those games? I know some people who've watched entire playthroughs on youtube that have never actually picked up and played the game once. 

VERDICT: PLAY RESIDENT EVIL 4 ON THE WII ONE MORE EFFING TIME 
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Bullet; Red  Big Dumb Beardy Kratos ( new god of war) 


Can someone fill me in on this sh*t? How did Kratos go from ripping off the heads of Greek gods to squatting in a hut with a kid who's shitt*er hunter than Elmer friggin Fudd.  To be fair Kratos is sh*t too. I'm pretty sure the basic idea of hunting isn't to constantly yell at your hunting partner until everything has f*cked off. 

VERDICT: JUST DIE, KRATOS 


Bullet; Red You Ain't Sh*t Watchdogs 2


It actually doesn't look that bad, but.  .  .  yeah, screw Watchdogs. 

VERDICT: AS EXCITED AS PRE-ORDERING ONLY TO GET A LIMITED EDITION ADIEN PERCE HAT


Bullet; Red  I DON'T GIVE A CRAP ABOUT BEYOND GOOD AND EVIL 2


Actually I do, but I can't let Ubisoft know that. I feel like that's their good will project that they only bring up when whatever they're shilling at the moment doesn't go over well. 

VERDICT: I'M USING REVERSE PSYCHOLOGY LIKE A BOSS






CONDOLENCES 


I couldn't not mention this. 

I have no grand words for the poor people who are missing and grieving the loss of their loved ones in Orlando Florida. I'm not smart enough to spin a bunch of words into something that would mean anything to those who've lost so much. I can only say I'm sorry.
  • Listening to: my adorable wife complain about me
  • Reading: nothing!! who has the time???
  • Watching: after effects tutorials D:
  • Playing: nothing! everything sucks! :D
  • Eating: is for losers!
  • Drinking: chili
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Yeah, it's pretty late to be saying thank you to all the people who wished me well on the 19th, but I've been pretty stupid busy lately so I just wanted to say thank you!! I was a bit overwhelmed by it honestly. Lots of comments, lots of notes. You guys made turning 31 suck a lot less haha. 

Also to those who've either pledged or bought some of my wares on Gumraod an eternal thank you. Every little bit honestly helps, monetarily and as a sign of support. 

In other news Uncharted 4 was friggin great. Like, my favorite of the series by far- and BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Holy freaking God is it just a beautiful game. I had one of those like surreal moments of like, remembering when I was little playing Resident Evil on ps1, watching the intro cutscene thinking, " one day games will look like this while your actually PLAYING them!!" If you don't see the humor in that sentence go ahead and watch it right here

 


It looks like dog crap now but back in the day.  .   .   . it was the literal height of technology. lol

For those interested, I am still open for commissions you can take a look at the rates right here Commission Info!

Also, another Patreon release is just around the corner, for those so inclined you can check it out my Patreon here!
  • Listening to: my adorable wife complain about me
  • Reading: nothing!! who has the time???
  • Watching: after effects tutorials D:
  • Playing: nothing! everything sucks! :D
  • Eating: is for losers!
  • Drinking: chili
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** EDIT While writing this I forgot to mention. Not all publishers are like the ones I describe here. For instance, the people at magic Pixel/ Namco Bandai. When I low balled myself, they actually offered me more money per card simply because they didn't want someome cranking out crap. Those dudes are great and I had a blast working for them. I'm not trying to paint a picture like all publishers or clients are the devil or anything, I just want us all to be mindful of when a situation is not working in our interest.  EDIT**


Ok so by now most people have read Alex St. John's . . . interesting take on the mindset of those who work in game development.  I'm not here to dog pile on an easy target. Mostly because there's a ton of people who can do it way better than I ever could
What I did want to bring up is the part of his argument that I somewhat agree with and actually feel very strongly about.  Basically,

"I tell these people; quit, go make great games on your own, pursue your passion, you’re better equipped to succeed than any of the dozens and dozens of amateur kids I’ve seen retire early while you were still “trapped” in a job you hated and trying to rationalize mailing in a 40-hour work week making video games."

Ok hold on, hear me out before you sharpen those pitchforks! 

For those of you who don't know alot about my work, I have had experience SOME working with larger developers. Some good, some bad. But one thing I have had TONS of experience with are low-end, "grab someone off deviant art" jobs. They are friggin out there, and people work them. I'm not gonna name names, but I had one developer offer me $150 for 2 images fully rendered. Assuming I spend 10 hours on each card ( anyone who knows me knows this is a conservative estimate to say the least lol) I would take home around $7.50 an hour. Less than minimum wage. The argument there would inevitably go " yeah but you get to DRAW for those 20 hours!! Isn't that better than clocking in those hours at Taco Bell?! "   In all honesty.  .  . yes and no. 

Ok, from here I assume you can imagine my point. We're all artists, we're all in the same boat. Needless to say, I didn't take the job, but I know for a fact someone else did and IMHO that is the problem.


A while later friend of mine emailed me and I came to find out he'd actually " pulled some strings" to get me this "wonder job" and was wondering why I'd passed on it. I calmly explained my position, but the dude was totally baffled.  

Me, " So you do work for these guys?"
Him, " Yeah, of course."  
"I dunno, I'd make more money doing personal commissions, why do this stuff?"
"Sorry but some of us have to work for a living. I don't have the luxury of picking and choosing what I work on."

The conversation devolved from there with it ending in him basically insinuating that I'm just this spoiled brat that should shut up and just do the work. I think I'll remember this conversation until the day I die because it perfectly reflects a lot of artists attitudes out there. Like I say, I haven't had as much experience as some people in commercial art, but over the years I've talked to numerous artists out there and they all agree, some of the worst working experiences you'll ever have in commercial art will be the ones you get paid the least for. This is not to say money is the only thing that matters when it comes to commercial art- far from it. However the point I'm trying to make is: most clients will not value your work unless you make them.

As much as I think the lawsuits against developers that don't pay overtime are great ways of shedding light on this situation, there's a lot of people I feel that just take it and let them get away with it. Also, this these types of problems are not exclusive to game developers, I see this stuff happening to just about all forms of commercial art. Anyone who knows me knows my stance on this subject, namely: if you aren't being properly compensated for your time you are not only hurting yourself, you are hurting other artists who are trying to make a living. If you swoop in, crank out some sub-par piece of work out on a crappy job, you are reinforcing the clients ideas of what they can get away with and how they can treat you.

Just to be clear, I didn't write this to bash anyone that is stuck between a rock and a hard place. Jobs are scarce out there and I understand some people are not in position to say " EFF YOU!" and drop the mic.  Instead, would like to encourage those you who can, please, don't play their game. Work in your own behalf and don't let yourself be taken in by something that only really wants to exploit you. In my experience, if a client doesn't respect you from the outset, time will not make the situation any better. I knew a guy working for a major comic publisher who'd, on more than one occasion, colored an entire comic in one day to meet a deadline. Despite him pulling their ass out of the fire, he was not offered better work, but instead only offered more crunch work until he eventually had to turn it down. After that they pretty much stopped offering him work altogether.  

Honestly I feel like with AAA game development costing millions and millions of dollars and with the staff it takes to produce them numbering in the hundreds we are looking at a time when the need for artists have never been higher and yet the respect for an artists personal skill is going down the drain. The allure of "doing what you love" is something that I feel can give people tunnel vision to the point of forgetting why we wanted to do this in the first place. Please remember to respect yourselves out there because I guarantee, if you can't do it, no one else will do it for you.  


Well, thanks for reading my little rant, as always if your interested in my work you can support it on Patreon  and access to swag like:

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  • Listening to: my adorable wife complain about me
  • Reading: nothing!! who has the time???
  • Watching: after effects tutorials D:
  • Playing: nothing! everything sucks! :D
  • Eating: is for losers!
  • Drinking: chili
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Hey people! I'm sorry I've been kinda building to this more than I intended to, but I've looked at what other people do, what seems to work, and mostly thought about what I wanna do. I don't want people to not have free access to my work, but I also need to make more money ( if I'm ever gonna quit my day job) and want to show thanks to the wonderful folks that would like to support my work.

 

If you'd like to get access to: 

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                   Tinyicon by chuck-piresART  NSFW Art trust me, this stuff isn't coming to deviant art ( my mom still looks at my page, yo! :O )

                   Tinyicon by chuck-piresART  Process Shots which show the piece being developed

                   Tinyicon by chuck-piresART  Photoshop Files to help give a little insight into my work

                  Tinyicon by chuck-piresART  Brush Sets why use yours when you can use mine?? ;D
 
                  Tinyicon by chuck-piresART  Videos from sketching to finished piece!

 
  As well as whatever the heck else I can think of!!
That's where Patreon comes in. I've decided to upload last months Content Packs on gumroad at the price I'll be asking on Patreon for this month only. You can check em out here. gumroad.com/chuckart

That way, you can see what you'll basically be getting right now if you decide to pledge on Patreon. No waiting, right now.

That said, If you do decide to pledge this month, the first 20 people who do will get my Gumroad Mega Pack 2013-2014  Free as a way to say thank you :) I'll also be posting pics from that pack on my patreon feed! 






Again, thanks for looking, and if you have any questions please let me know!!

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  • Reading: nothing!! who has the time???
  • Watching: after effects tutorials D:
  • Playing: nothing! everything sucks! :D
  • Eating: is for losers!
  • Drinking: chili
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To quote Samuel Leroy Jenkins Jackson in his pivotal role in the classic Film Jurassic Park,    

" HOLD ON TO YOUR BUTTS!!!"


-Samuel L. Jackson


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  • Listening to: ANGRY CRAZY MUSIC!!!!
  • Reading: Ready Player One for the millionth time.
  • Watching: Alien (1979)
  • Playing: Witcher 3
  • Eating: is for losers!
  • Drinking: chili
My last post about Hatred pissed some people off. Most people seemed to not give a crap either way, but some it pissed off.  It is completely their right to be pissed off. I got some notes, responded, thought a bit and decided what I did was wrong. I shouldn't have made that last post about Hatred. 

I SHOULD HAVE MADE IT ABOUT CREATIVE FREEDOM! :D
 
Ok, seriously, I'm gonna set the tone here. I don't want you to think this is gonna be one long middle finger to those people who disagreed with me. It's not. It is what I honestly think creative freedom is and what it shouldn't be. But first, I think alot of the problem with the last post and more importantly, whats wrong with the whole issue of creative freedom in general, is a problem of subtlety. I was making a lot of statements and ideas that were, first of all jokes, and then secondly required a sense of subtlety; which is always the first thing to die on the internet. It's not the internet's fault. It's literally a medium of black and white ( text). When you read something you agree with, you nod your head and go. " YUP, I LIKE THIS." and of course when you read something you don't like you shake your head.  .  . and call them everything you can think of right at that second. Regardless of if they meant it as a joke or irony or whatever. ( I'm actually not calling anyone out, this is literally how the internet works.)

SO, to combat this little issue of subtlety I've come up with a brilliant solution. You may have noticed that certain sections of this journal have been Bold and Italic . Those are jokes. In those statements I'm mostly just saying something I think is funny and doesn't actually matter. In the spirit of our new understanding I've titled this entry.  .  .  . 

CREATIVE FREEDOM : WHAT A BUNCH OF BULLSHIT. 

(see what I did there? Tee Hee! )

First of all, I loves me some creative freedom. As I mentioned, I was around in the crap old days ( the 90's) when it seemed like everyone and their publicly elected dog was trying to take games away from us. Fast forward to now : they didn't. We won.  The only time we don't get to play a game we want is when it comes out in Japan and publishers think it'll tank over here, and even that doesn't happen much any more ( in the case of Xenoblade or Pandora's Tower)

So all in all it's a pretty great time to be creative, but the point I was trying to make with the last post was:  that now, with games like Hatred, we're getting into that area of " because we can" logic. Which I think is a big ol' bag of fried horse cocks. ( isn't this fun?! :D)

I don't know about you but when I look at people in "open carry" states, getting ice cream with a 9mm attatched to their hip, the first thing that goes though my mind is, " uhhh, yeah dude, you CAN do that, but , honestly, should you?" And inevitably the argument to that question , some might say almost without thinking, is , " IT IS MAH RIGHT AS A AMERI-" yeah, yeah, we get the idea. IMO I'ts black and white logic with zero middle ground, and it serves something dumb just as badly as it serves something good. 

And that basically is the point I was trying very loudly and hilariously  ( see! it's a joke! :D) to make. Yeah, you can make a game about a psycho shooting up town filled with random innocent people begging for their lives, but A: isn't it kinda a dick move to the families of the people who've gone through something like that? B' maybe it's not gonna make the next Sandy Hook murderer, but it's sure as shit not gonna say something meaningful or relevant about terrible events like those. And C, what the balls ass titties is wrong with you?!? To me, creative freedom without any kind of thought or scrutiny is just as dangerous as us having none at all. Because what is the line then? Are you telling me so long as it's done in a creative medium you can do anything? As I said in the last post, should a studio be able to make a rape simulator? Or a child pornography sim? If you're asking me, hell no you shouldn't. Comedian Jim Jeffereys has a whole bit about gun control and in it he says, " we have to walk as slow as our slowest person to keep society moving." which basically means some things should not be allowed to some people because some people are friggin nuts.   

That's what creative freedom is to me; It is, and should be, a tug of war not a absolute massacre. No one side should win absolutely. We should all think. With our brain minds. About each piece of media that is out there and how we feel about it. Not just toss a blanket on the whole subject and be like " Well I don't wanna mess with creative freedom so this must be ok"  There should be discussions, and thoughts, but also, when the time requires, action and consequences. I still think that game should get taken off steam. If more people disagree with me and do something about it then boom, I'm wrong. The system works, and everything is fine. However if MORE people agree with me and simply didn't do anything, like write a letter, or whatever then it's not working and we ( or more specifically you) should do something about it. What I said in the last post was me having a laugh trying to get other people who felt the same way to do something about it. 

And most importantly I get to make these comments and statements because I can say what ever the titty ass farting lubed up porcupine I want!!

You know why?

Creative Freedom.  


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  • Listening to: ANGRY CRAZY MUSIC!!!!
  • Reading: threatening letters I'm sending Eidos Montrea
  • Watching: FREAKING DUH! GAME OF THRONES!!!
  • Playing: VANQUISH!
  • Eating: is for losers!
  • Drinking: chili
First off, I want to thank all the well wishers on this the day of my birth over some ( REDACTED ) years ago. I know DA tells you when my birthday is coming up,
and is indeed happening, but you still took the time to stop by and say something nice which isn't to be scoffed at. SO THANK YOU!

SO I'm a year older and a year dumber and fatter, so what old fat dum-dums do? They rant about completely trivial issues that effect no one but themselves. 

So here's mine. 

DISCLAIMER : I realize this is not the most pressing issue in the universe/on earth/ in town but it's one that I honestly cannot understand why it is happening, so I'm gonna rant about it until I get bored or hungry.

HERE WE GO!

HATRED. 

Remember that dumb game for psychos that was announced a while ago? I do. It's a game where you play as the guy the Columbine kids probably had sketched on their binders while they were being called names everyone gets called in high school, but never thought to use as an excuse to do murders. Imagine Nathan Explosion, and replace the characters cooky irony and self-awareness with with dumb, stupid cave-man hate for anything alive. Remember in the 90's, and into the aughts, when violent video game's opposition coined the term, " murder simulator"? THIS IS THAT GAME. IT LITERALLY CLAIMS TO SIMULATE MURDER.

The premise is simple: Jason Vorhees comes home from along hard day in the Matrix and instead of watching Chrisly Knows Best, he decides to load up his shot gun, put on his blackest trench coat and isometrically ( Diablo style) murder everyone outside who isn't him until the cops take him out, or he turns the gun on himself. So naturally it's rated E for everyone. Hah! The only good thing about the game was it was shot down pretty quickly ( pardon the pun tee- hee! :D)

 It was one of those rare times it felt like the clouds parted and Jesus Christ himself took his big ole stompy beardy sandal and said, " Nope! Not on my watch." and righteously stomped that crazy person simulator into oblivion. Through grass roots ( whatever that means) complaining, we got the piece of crap taken off steam and effectively making it cease to matter.

Until it came back on steam. 

GUUUHHHHH!. . . It seemed some other psychos, who hadn't made the game, did some grass roots ( I just imagine people who haven't bathed) complaining of their own and got their beloved murder-pa-looza back on the only platform that would give it a shot at making any money. 

"SO!" ( a dum dum might say) " YOU HAVE SUCH A PROBLEM WITH HATRED, YET WHAT ABOUT GAMES LIKE GTA WHO LET YOU GO ON RAMPAGES AND KILL INNOCENTS WHOLESALE?! HUUHHHHHH??"

To read a much better and more thoughtful reaction to this question please turn your attention to the following link. www.escapistmagazine.com/artic…

To continue reading me hurl crap like a chimp that just had Taco Bell please read on! :D

The basic answer to me is context. The people who populate GTA are the worst type of people ever: Celebrity loving, ignorant, idiots who shout dumb slogans, talk trash, and most importantly display absolutely no actual believable human emotion. Anyone with a brain who's actually played GTA can tell you one thing: the whole thing is a parody. The rich people are pompous jerks, the trashy people make Honey Bo Bo's parents look like Colin Firth and EVERYONE'S head is firmly placed well within their buttholes.

Ok so I realize saying, " those innocent people are just ASKING to be murdered!" isn't the best argument when it comes to the topic at hand, so I'll jump ship and take shelter in the island of:

YOU HAVE A CHOICE IN GTA!

Messing with people in GTA is just something you do when you first load the game up, or your brother in law is over at your house and bored. It's not the point of the game at all. As a matter of fact, you can get through the game pretty easily without doing that much harm to bystanders. You're gonna run over one or two getting away from the cops or chasing some objective, but you still can avoid it. 

Also, just so we're clear, I'm not saying GTA is a paragon of creative ethics in the industry at all. Especially the last one which had you doing more questionable crap than any of the other installments. 

What I am saying is it has a decidedly different tone than something like Hatred. Hatred is only about murder. You don't get a call from your cousin Roman and meet up for some bowling, it's murder. Murder all day, murder every day. And the stupid part is it's totally pointless murder. The people you kill don't know you, and you don't know them. Nothing has happened to this main character, he hasn't been wronged in any way. He just, apparently, woke up one day, put on his stupidest trench coat and decided to kill as many people as he can before he the cops do the only thing I'd actually like to do in this game, and kill this dude. Not even the most flimsy excuses are given. There's zero way to relate to him, you know nothing about him. The only way you can relate to the guy is the two things him and the people who wanna play this game have in common. They're nuts and wonder what it would be like to go on a rampage.

My biggest problem with this is, after the events of GamerGate ,( don't ask me what all that noise was about I'm still don't know what the crap was going on. ) the internet seems to be breaking it's arm jerking itself off to the fact that there's been actual discussions about weather this game deserves to be around or not, rather than mindless crap throwing and knee- jerk reactions. 

What do I say to that? 

KNEES JERK FOR A REASON AND SO DO I!!!! 

(what?)

This game is exactly the type of game that doesn't need to be made. All this does is act as a lightning rod for all the bat shits, legitimize claims that gamers are exactly who the press said they were back in the 90's , and scratches an itch for weirdos that, lets face it, prolly shouldn't be scratched.

If this game was called " Child Toucher Simulator 2015" and was a game about touching kids, this game would be destroyed and no one would think twice. See, that's good! That kinda knee-jerk reaction is exactly right in that situation. Hatred comes out and hides behind the shield of "creative freedom"and now it's time to sit around and marvel at what a bunch of adults we all are for not reacting too harshly to it's existence. 

Uhh, no. We need to stomp this crap fire out. 

Ok, truth time. I like video games. I like violent video games. Blood Borne is a game you LITERALLY get covered in the blood of your enemies from hacking them up to death. I effing love Blood Borne. Point being, we're at a good place with gaming right now. We've gone head to head with the Jack Thompsons of the world and essentially won. ( yeah I hear it's wicked hard to get some games in Australia but one country at a time, ok? )

In my opinion, the world has essentially told us, ok, you want your violent games, you got em. And we do. They are not policing us for the most part. We need to police ourselves. 

The point I've been trying to make this whole time is :


WHY RISK ALL THAT FOR A CRAP GAME LIKE THIS?


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Commissions completed!

:icontriple34: done!
:iconchirutai: done!
:icontmasongilbert: done!
:iconandronicusvii: done!
:iconguru-gamer: done!


Current slots:


 
1: :iconbashfullyshameless: 45% final lines phase
2: open!
3: open!
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Dear lords and ladies of the internet,

FIRST OFF, PLEASE ONLY CONTACT ME IF YOU ARE SERIOUS ABOUT GETTING A COMMISSION! 

AND SECOND PLEASE DO NOT SEND MONEY TO chuck.pires@gmail.com I HAVE A SEPARATE PAYPAL ADDRESS THAT I USE FOR THESE THINGS!

Thank you! ;D

There's been some questions about pricing, so to (hopefully) avoid confusion, I've made this nifty pricing diagram to help you understand how I'm pricing things for these holiday commissions. Some things are cheaper, some things are more costly, but I like what I have here at the moment. 

I'm going to do one round of 3 pieces to start and then I might increase prices ( they're not getting any lower) after that. 

Obviously the solo character rates are just that. If your planning on just getting one single colored character, that's what you're going to pay. If you're adding additional characters to a commission the prices on the left apply. 

As for the process of the commissions. As of right now: you tell me what you're interested in getting, I do a few very quick pose sketches, you pick one, and then pay the first half of the total bill. I would like to keep it this way, but there has been a couple people who've gotten sketches and then taken off. If this continues I'm going to ask people to start paying half in advance before I do any sketches. 

After that, I'll finish the linework, this usually takes about a week. After you have Ok'ed the linework, It's time for the final half of the bill to be paid. After that, I send you the final image and adjust things as needed before I send you the Hi rez. 

If you have any questions, shoot them my way, but please look at the pricing diagram before you do. Thanks!

Price Guidelines by chuck-piresART
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IM OPENING UP HOLIDAY COMMISSIONS! 

Ive dropped  prices a bit so pay attention! 

I REQUIRE HALF THE TOTAL  AMOUNT VIA PAYPAL BEFORE WORK WILL BEGIN! The other half will be paid after drawing is approved!

Also I'm asking people give some kind of visual reference. Don't care if it's a picture, drawing caveman wall painting, whatever just something.   

225$ gets you a full color character illustration with a simple background 
:thumb494943858: 

300$ gets you a fully colored character with full background. 
Old but not bad by chuck-piresART

Additional characters are 30%-50% of total cost depending on how much of character(s) is to be shown. 
Demon Queen by chuck-piresART

Coloring other peoples artwork is 300$ The artwork must be serviceable. 

Thanks for reading guys! Drop me a note if you're interested!
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SO! SDCC! Man, I had such a blast! Really. I had so much fun hanging out with :iconwarrenlouw: . They're both extremely nice and easygoing people. Dude is prolly one of the most professional people I've ever seen. It was really inspiring/ depressing to look over and see what he was working on. If you missed us, sucks for you because Warren was killing it on sketches, and I was.  .  . doing sketches as well. As comicon always is, it was a learning experience and I'll be better prepared for the next one.

Also, thanks to Magic Pixel and Namco Bandai peoples Jonathan, Jon, Shawnee, Tony, and all the booth ladies for being so cool to hang out with. Also, thank you to all the Red Giant people for hosting us for the final day, everyone was very cool to hang out with and hopefully I'll see them again. 

And of course it was awesome to see :iconjonboy007007: and :icontonywash: and see what craziness they're up to. I also finally got to meet :iconliquidology: in person, thank god he remembered me or at least pretended to haha it was a real treat for me. Him and Joe are some of the biggest and most essential influences to my work, so it was alot of fun hearing what he had to say about art and work.

It looks like NY Con might be happening so I'll share those deetz as soon as I know them myself.

Yeah I also got rid of all the real pervy stuff outta my gallery! :D Don't worry I think there miiiiiight be a little nudity left on deviantART!
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Promomo by chuck-piresART

SO as you know I will be at SDCC Namco Bandai booth blah blah blah, just wanted to clarify that I will be doing free sketches while at the convention. First come first serve, not sure how many I will be able to do so that is the reason I'm offering the paid sketch commissions. Anyway, note me if you're interested!

ALSO swing by to to get a chance to take home some original work! I might do trivia game for each based on their games. or I might just give it to you. Depends on how bored I am!! We've got Faraam armor set from Dark Souls 2 , Tear from Tales of Abyss, and Jin from Tekken! 
Dssketch by chuck-piresART TEAR SDCC by chuck-piresART Jinn Tekken SDCC by chuck-piresART

So be there or be square turkeys!!!
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Bannersdcc by chuck-piresART


So as I mentioned, I'll be attending San Diego Comic Con this year on behalf of the fabulous people at Namco Bandai. I'll be at their booth from the 24th through the 27th promoting our new mobile game! I'll be signing, doing sketches, giving piggy back rides, making coffee runs and just about anything else Namco can think of! So come on down and tell me what you REALLY think of me!!

Or you know, just hang out and talk about games and stuff. 

SEE YOU THERE!!

-CHUCK
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**** UPDATE!*** the 3 people who will get the discount on their commissions have contacted me. Thank you all for your support!


 I just noticed that I've almost gotten 600k hits. Yeah, I'm aware there's a ton of people with like, a million, and even now with 5 mil. BUT WHO CARES! We're talking about me here. Stay on point! Sheenyway, as much as I complain in my grumpy old man way about this community ( cover up your vaginas! (( all we wanna see is your boobs anyway! o___O )) I do love DA and it's exposure has helped me alot in my efforts to be a professional artist.

SO HERE's the DIZZLE! next 3 people that get ahold of me get 50$ off a full color commission or 35 bucks off a drawing commission ( no not for face shots.  .  . say 15 off for those :P

Also if you get the 600k hit please screen cap it and I'll give you a commission free!

Thanks everyone! 

(A NOTE ABOUT COMMISSIONS! I'm asking that you please have some form of visual reference for personal characters! Otherwise I'm asking for a 30% designers fee. Believe me, I would rather not do this. They don't have to be amazing just something that lets me see the character as you intend it ((just draw me something. Anything.)).) 

** COMMISSIONS DRAWN BY ME**

*FULL COLOR COMMISSIONS* 
-Single character /w minimal background 200$ (For a full background or additional character add 75$ the total cost for each.)
-Waist up 150$ (For a full background or additional character add 50$ the total cost for each.)
-Head shot 85$ 

*BLACK AND WHITE COMMISSIONS* 
-Single character 120$ (For a full background or additional character add 40% the total cost for each.)
-Waist up 75$ (For a full background or additional character add 40% the total cost for each.)
-Head shot 30$ 

*SKETCH COMMISSIONS* 
-Single character 45$ (For a full background or additional character add 50% the total cost for each.)
-Waist up 30$ (For a full background or additional character add 50% the total cost for each.)
-Head shot 15$

**COLOR ONLY COMMISSONS (not drawn by me)**

These I have to stand by my method of charging since there are so many styles and different kinds of artists that require these. It usually breaks down to 200$ a "page" so please send me a small version of the piece you are inquiring about and I'll shoot you a quote.

OK, so, commissions usually break down like.  .  .
1-  Contact me either here or at chuck.pires@gmail.com with the subject of "COMMISSION FOR (your name)"  Send a brief but detailed description of what your looking to get with visual reference for any personal characters.  
2- I'll get back to you and, due to past dealings, I ask for half the total bill be paid via paypal up front.
3-I send you a rough sketch (sometimes I'll send a pose sketch before hand if I have more than one Idea)
4- I take your notes and finish the drawing sending you a small version for approval. It's at this point I ask the rest of the bill be paid.
5- Finally I color the image after which you may ask for slight corrections , after that I'll send you the HI rez file in whatever format you prefer.

I WILL
- draw slight nudity ( I'm not drawing any wangs!!)

I WILL NOT
- draw any sex of any kind 

Whew, I hope this clears up the confusion and I look forward to hearing from you! If you have any other questions the fastest way to reach me is chuck.pires@gmail.com

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  • Eating: is for losers!
  • Drinking: chili
I've been getting alot of inquiries about commissions so I thought it would be time to update the status!

In short, yes, I am taking on a FEW commissions while I work on commercial contracts and the deetz are as follows!

OK, so, commissions usually break down like.  .  .
1-  Contact me either here or at chuck.pires@gmail.com with the subject of "COMMISSION FOR (your name)"  Send a brief but detailed description of what your looking to get with visual reference for any personal characters.  
2- I'll get back to you and, due to past dealings, I ask for half the total bill be paid via paypal up front.
3-I send you a rough sketch (sometimes I'll send a pose sketch before hand if I have more than one Idea)
4- I take your notes and finish the drawing sending you a small version for approval. It's at this point I ask the rest of the bill be paid.
5- Finally I color the image after which you may ask for slight corrections , after that I'll send you the HI rez file in whatever format you prefer.

(A NOTE ABOUT COMMISSIONS! I'm asking that you please have some form of visual reference for personal characters! Otherwise I'm asking for a 30% designers fee. Believe me, I would rather not do this. They don't have to be amazing just something that lets me see the character as you intend it ((just draw me something. Anything.)).) 

** COMMISSIONS DRAWN BY ME**

*FULL COLOR COMMISSIONS* 
-Single character /w minimal background 200$ (For a full background or additional character add 75$ the total cost for each.)
-Waist up 150$ (For a full background or additional character add 50$ the total cost for each.)
-Head shot 85$ 

*BLACK AND WHITE COMMISSIONS* 
-Single character 120$ (For a full background or additional character add 40% the total cost for each.)
-Waist up 75$ (For a full background or additional character add 40% the total cost for each.)
-Head shot 30$ 

*SKETCH COMMISSIONS* 
-Single character 45$ (For a full background or additional character add 50% the total cost for each.)
-Waist up 30$ (For a full background or additional character add 50% the total cost for each.)
-Head shot 15$

**COLOR ONLY COMMISSONS (not drawn by me)**

These I have to stand by my method of charging since there are so many styles and different kinds of artists that require these. It usually breaks down to 200$ a "page" so please send me a small version of the piece you are inquiring about and I'll shoot you a quote.


I WILL
- draw slight nudity ( I'm not drawing any wangs!!)

I WILL NOT
- draw any sex of any kind 

Whew, I hope this clears up the confusion and I look forward to hearing from you! If you have any other questions the fastest way to reach me is chuck.pires@gmail.com


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Ahhhhhm just kidding. . . That isn't a thing, But now it is!!!!

I pretty frequently look on the DA front page for , you know, art. The problem is, while there is alot of it on there, most of it sucks and makes me sad :C Not to say my artwork is so awesome at all, its just there's soo many genres of weird fetish art now! Like what the crap is with the prego stuff?? How many different colored crazy haircuts can a fox have!? LET JACK FROST DIE ALREADY!!

Ahem, so it dawned on me that maybe you people don't know where good art is! ( highly unlike since there seems to be a superstar artist under every rock nowadays) SO I HELP YOU!!!!!

This guy :icongimaldinov: .  .  . I'm jealous of this guy. If killing him, cutting off his face and wearing it like a hockey mask meant I'd be as talented, I'd prolly do it. Wikipedia says it won't work, but urban dictionary says it will so we'll see!!

Hunter marksman ability by Gimaldinov   Hell Cook by Gimaldinov Siege. Characters by Gimaldinov

:iconardenrey: one I found not too long ago and had a total blast looking through his gallery. Great contrast and style and very interesting pieces.

20120614 by ArdenRey 20120203 by ArdenRey Fleetly by ArdenRey

:iconbilopsis: is a newer one too. Very gnarly designs and some fantastic rendering.

tamer girl by bilopsis Hawk by bilopsis Clarisse by bilopsis

:iconminohkim: This one is just WOW.  .  . what a freaking style! Awesome energy and fantastic use of color.

Sagat vs Ryu! by MinohKim Leoric - Skeleton King from DOTA by MinohKim Akuma vs Bison! by MinohKim


If I didn't put you on here it does not mean you are not a special unique perfectly formed snow flake, it just means I have a slippery mind and a lazy.  .  .  uhhh.  .   . whatdaya call em. .  .  .
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Hey hey! SO! With the holidays coming narrowly fixed on the minds ( and wallets) of everyone you know I thought I'd take this time to offer some prints! I might keep them going after the holidays, but after I run out of these I'm prolly gonna let em go.

*IMPORTANT, PLEASE DO NOT SEND MONEY TO CHUCK.PIRES@GMAIL.COM AS IT IS NOT MY PAYPAL ADDRESS*

Just email me at chuck.pires@gmail.com with your name address and print you'd like and I'll send you a bill via paypal!

*FIRST 10 ORDERS GET A FREE CHARACTER SKETCH OF THEIR CHOICE!*

That said, HERE WE GO! Prices are 18$ plus 3.50$ for shipping!

** Also, commissions are still open! Commission info is here!**  chuck-piresart.deviantart.com/…

METAL 10x18 inches

Mature Content

METAL by chuck-piresART

Holy Crap Reloaded 12x16.6 inches :thumb341333263:
Holy Crap 12x 14 inches :thumb340645607:
EL ZOMBO 12x15.5 inches EL ZOMBO by chuck-piresART
VINDICATORS ASSEMBLE 12x18 inches VINDICATORS ASSEMBLE by chuck-piresART
Rage Quit 12x 16.5 inches Ragequit by chuck-piresART
LUST 12x16 inches LUST by chuck-piresART
Darksiders2 12x15 inches GO BUY DARKSIDERS TOOOOOOOOO by chuck-piresART
Vector Vindicators 12x18 inches Vindicators VECTOR by chuck-piresART