Your absoloutely right. It should continue until every artist that's come forward has been paid and every artist that hasn't come forward will never have to. Even if it goes on for a hundred more.
This thread should never have had to happen. I will not drop a single penny on this site until this matter is resolved. If monetizing the site ever comes up again it will be time to bump this thread.
My understanding was that Brad Rigney's DA post wasn't about the money but about getting things out in the open. Lawyering up and losing money by going after whoever was at fault would have been the correct thing to do for the principle of it. He could then have publically announced that TAD/Jason/CA or whoever had been caught doing illegal things, and no one could have disagreed because he'd have had legal documentation and a court ruling to prove it. That he didn't and went after the money (giving some of it to charity after the fact is all well and good but doesn't change the initial name and shame action) says the principle wasn't as important as getting paid or triggering an online smear campaign.
Something to think about.
Also. Heroes? Sorry, but that's a nonsense. I've never wasted my time with that kind of groupie thinking. And it is a waste of time, and always a disappointment, because the people you put up on those hero pedestals will always come up lacking. Everyone is a human being, everyone, including all the so-called heroes posting on one side or the other of this debacle. They are not art gods, nor is Jason a forum figurehead to be put up on a pedestal and have roses thrown at him when people love him or shit when they don't. They are all just people with flaws and fuck-ups, just like the rest of us.
As for inspiration? Go to a gallery or someone's blog and look at their art. Their personalities and how they comport themselves in life, online or in business is irrelevant.
Jason asked that I might let you all know that he is taking a small break fro CA for a few days. He has been working tirelessly for weeks on the workshop, updating CA, and other projects, along with more recently, defending his name. Yesterday his dog, Monster, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly.
Jason has gotten the ball rolling with the lawyers for the audit. This takes time, but is underway. Answers are coming.
Oh that's horrible...
Monsters passing is very unexpected
Jason loves the dog, had him for a long time, i know him too, met Monster and Moose years ago.
Moose died and Monster was all he had.
Seriously, that's all very bad luck, Jason had a lot on his plate already without all the shit going on.
One of my cats died about 3 weeks ago, that did break my hearth, its very tough especially if you
see your pet as a family member.
So sorry to hear that
Last edited by Randis; March 12th, 2013 at 10:04 AM.
Sorry guys, I don't want to take everyone away from the devastation of our dead pets, but I came at an awkward time to ask an unrelated question.
I have bought the pre-recorded classes on Anatomy, Female figure drawing, and Color Theory 2-3 years ago. They were old back then and are older now. I only watched the anatomy one at the time. I was having trouble with female figure drawing because the audio was not synced properly or something, and haven't watched the color theory video because I am stupid.
Are those gone now? I do remember in the contract it mentioned that the videos are not ever going to expire, so I really hope I can watch the two I missed...
"Five minutes before a man dies, he is still immortal."