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Emergency Commissions

Thu Sep 7, 2017, 3:09 AM

I really don’t like talking about personal issues but my financial situation right now is so crap that I’m going to post this. In my country, if you want to be self-employed, you’ve got to pay about 500PLN every month for the first two years - that’s on “discount” - and two years after registration it goes up to almost 1200PLN monthly, which is way more than I can afford. To give you perspective, minimum wage here is 1459PLN monthly this year, which is a bit more than 400USD. (And good luck making a living with that).

So. In October, my two years threshold is up. I’ll be closing my self-employment business before then, but I need to pay the obligatory monthly shit before I do that, and I have some of it overdue from July and August and after summing up all my savings (whooping 500PLN, yay), I’m still 800PLN short. That is almost 230USD.

As such, I’m making those emergency commissions here. 
(I also have full illustration commission info here)


The payment is via paypal only (unless you live in Poland, then it can also be a direct bank transfer). 

Additional characters are, per 1 character: +6USD on portraits, +15USD on waist-up, +20USD on full-body.

Simple background (such as the starry sky behind the torso/waist-up dude) or the swirly things behind the orange one are +3USD on portraits, +6USD on waist-up, and +10USD on full-body.

Since those are painted/drawn on paper, I can also send them via mail. Details for that are discussed separately.

I’d appreciate very much if you could at least spread the word. Thank you!


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:iconfactitioustruth:
FactitiousTruth Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey there, I just read your journal. I'm sorry conditions are this bad in Poland! :O
I wonder how other self-employed people can afford this. o__O
Luckily in my country artists have a somewhat special status and don't have to pay much tax unless they really earn a lot.

I'll check on my own finances and if you're still open for commissions I'd like to order one. ;3
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STelari Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, it's really difficult in that manner. And damn, it sounds like heaven in your country in this regard, then. I'm still open for commissions, yes! If you are interested, please write on my email. (: (Link to it is on my profile ID)
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FactitiousTruth Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Still a lot of paperwork and big regional differences, but yeah, seams like a comparably fair system. Haven't thought much about what it must be like for artists in other countries. :O

Okay, I'll send you a mail! :)
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STelari Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
I'll be looking forward to it, thanks! (:
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FactitiousTruth Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Sent it, though a bit late, sorry :O
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DaddyHoggy Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2017
Late to the party - but I have shared this page with some of my Polish friends (since they might want a commission and pay by direct bank transfer) - good luck!
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STelari Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Exillior Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is crap. :/ I feel like systems always hurt people in the long run. I wish I could commission you, but I am pretty much stacked up in debts that keep piling, myself. :/ I hope you make it easily.
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STelari Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Good luck to both of us, really.
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Exillior Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
How did it work out in the end for you?
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STelari Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
So-so. I did manage to get the sum I needed (though had to borrow some from my parents) and I put the official business on hiatus. But financially now I'm not much better than back then, even without paying that tax I used to.
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Exillior Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't understand why nobody tells us adult life is this crap. 
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Miss-Friskies Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've told all my friends that could be interested in your work. Way better than sharing it on my dying Da Account. I worked during the summer (and my birthday is coming soon) so I think I'll send you a note shortly and help you as much as I can. It won't solve everything, but if I can help... It would be a perfect self-indulgent gift for myself though. 
Hold on, though, and I wish you the best of luck for it. 
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STelari Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, I really do appreciate it! :hug:

Self indulgent gifts are the best...
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Miss-Friskies Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome ! 
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Avoice Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2017   General Artist
Wow, I never heard of something like that.  Is the payment for self-employment a tax thing?

I hope everything works out.
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STelari Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
I'll send my reply in a note.
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DundalkChild Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm not really a commission person, I'd like to buy already finished art. So if you have any for sale that are not in your Etsy shop, maybe I'm interested ;)
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STelari Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Not in my Etsy shop? Is there a particular reason for that? Also, if there's anything in my shop that you'd like to buy, I can sell it directly with use of paypal, I'll simply take it down from the shop in such case.
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DundalkChild Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No, Etsy itself is fine, there's just nothing I'm really interested in, that's why I asked if you also have others for sale ;)
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STelari Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, most of other stuff I'd be willing to sell are fan arts, and I can't post them on sale because of copyrights. (Other current stuff is either commissions or too personal for me.) I'm preparing some A5-A6 works that I'll be putting up on Etsy later this month, though.
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Am thinking of purchasing! Will spread the word for now.
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STelari Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you again! :heart:
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EvaGataArtist Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
My darling genius, I wish you best of luck and loads of wealthy being <3 
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STelari Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, Eva! :heart:
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