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Get ready for the fight of your life :iconluxynumberx:LuxyNumberX 16 9 There's no Heaven for people like me. :iconmarvyanaka:marvyanaka 33 5 Morrigan x Lilith Cosplay 2 :iconsntp:SNTP 153 13 Yoko Littner (Gurren Lagann Gakuen-hen) :iconmacerider:MaceRider 195 35 Yoko Littner (Gurren Lagann Gakuen-hen) :iconmacerider:MaceRider 199 20 I Do What I Want :iconstrawberyneko:StrawberyNeko 258 116
Respect Yourself
My friend shared this video to warn other artists about how she was taken advantage of, and I believe this is a very important message that every artist should hear.
I've lost count of how many times someone, be it a big corporation or an individual, have asked me to illustrate for them for free. It will always go something like this "You draw this for us, and we will include your name in the credits. That's good publicity for you!" as if such a pathetic offer holds any merit.
There was one specific case where a guy wanted to use my drawing as a book cover but didn't want to pay. He said he might print up to 50,000 books, so that's like an amazing offer of 50,000 views for me right? Wrong. 50,000 is nothing. We live in the information revolution. Don't forget we have places like Deviantart, tumblr, and all those social networking sites. Sharing art, like sharing any information, has never been easier. You don't have to degrade yourself for some disrespectful publisher to get you art se
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And it begins :iconkhymichi:Khymichi 22 5 Sailor Moon - Princess Meteor (Kakyuu) 10 :iconank-sama:Ank-sama 3,601 512 Looking in your soul :icongnitae:gnitae 151 20 Psycho-Pass :iconalainbrian:alainbrian 52 4 on the Cloth Road :iconmingswly:mingswly 38 2 Gauntlet of the Ages: Refracted Hippocampus Scales :iconnikidaeve:NikidaEve 2,502 450 Doll :iconewelofficial:Ewelofficial 13 0 The sparkling blue drop :iconkamisachiko:KamiSachiko 50 12 Mage battle :iconsandara:sandara 22,696 845




Rodney JG
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
I am a cosplay photographer. I like taking pictures of cosplayers because they are passionate about what they do and can put an enormous amount of time and effort into their costume and props.

My style is best summed up in this quote, "Every New Year’s day my extended family would gather and we would eat one special spoonful of caviar. I want my photographic style to be like caviar – it’s not something everyone likes, but those who like it are committed beyond means.” - Oddur from People Pictures: 30 Exercises for Creating Authentic Photographs by Chris Orwig.

American Cosplay Paradise
Well I feel rather refreshed now that I have been chillin' in Chi-town the last few weeks. I thought I was just going to go to ALA and just shoot when I felt like it. For some strange reason, I decided to post a schedule for night shoots on Between that and talking to a few people I worked with a little at PMX, I now have approximately 12 to 13 shoots planned.  I must be crazy, well more like a controlled excited crazy. I've got some new gear to test out (from Santa) and some new techniques to try out so it should be a fun and educational experience.

Too bad my Friday is all booked up, 'casue I wanted to check out the speed dating event. I think it would have been fun just to experience it. Oh well, maybe next year.

Hope you guys had a Merry Christmas and here's to an epic and awesome 2012!



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spielbergfan1 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Professional Filmographer
You've been tagged in this Journal Entry:…

Not really sure why I finished the whole thing, but here it is! XD
PaXingCai Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Really amazing collection of cosplay shots! I hope to work with you the next time I get out to the west coast~
RodneyJGPhotos Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Sounds good! Always fun to work with new people. :D
NikidaEve Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks kindly for the :+fav: on:
Gauntlet of the Ages: Refracted Hippocampus Scales
The support is greatly appreciated! Enjoy a llama. :iconllamatruckplz:
silkhat Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thanks for the watch and llama :iconyea-plz:
i really appreciate them! :glomp::heart:
here's a llama in return for you
holdthedove Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the llama!!!!! :D
iamanonymousgirl09 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thx for the llama badge! ^^
Ank-sama Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
CayleWhite Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the llama man..
Diewahne Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Thanks for the llama and llama back!
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