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'nother psa about art

Journal Entry: Mon May 13, 2013, 8:10 PM
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VCR-WOLFE
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oops hi again!

ive been seeing this around on both da and fa a lot lately???  and its happened to a couple friends of mine.  which sucks but

hey if youre looking for art, dont pressure or guilt trip an artist into making art for you especially if its not like a commission!

guilt tripping is super not cool okay!  some people are really sensitive and just cant find it in their hearts to say no, and if you keep pressing and guilting them, youre being uncool by taking advantage of someone whos probably super sweet and kind and doesnt deserve that, okay!

also a good idea would be to probably checking around the artists profile/page/info/whatever to see if and how they do commissions/trades/requests and whether they are open for them!  if you ask without checking and the artist possibly seems irate with you, that might be a good reason why oops

also dont get super down in the dumps if someone says no!  uhh ive had to learn saying no to commissions and design trades for various reasons, but mostly due to having a heavy work load.  while on the artists side, this is just looking out for yourself, not taking in too much work or just being able to say no when you really dont want to do one of these things.  youre not obligated at all to do these things, especially if its a request or a proposed trade that has not started yet.  on the askers side, just understand that artists are probably busy or just have different interests, which is okay!  that doesnt make them mean people at all if they just politely say no

okay uhh thats all i really gotta say about that rn!

have a nice day bros

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CaramelTampons Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
I now bestow my strongest glomps on you for this.
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VCR-WOLFE Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Student Filmographer
smooches
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emilylikesaliens Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
yes please thank you amen to all of this
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Bosie2000 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
we are not personal art monkeys. if you want one of those... im sure wallmart has something.
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VCR-WOLFE Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student Filmographer
i laughed at that walmart bit ok
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Bosie2000 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
GOOD.
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Psychoticmist Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
actually im glad you said this because i have a buddy and like when i met him he couldnt draw or anything and i had never done commissions before so he got art of his fursona for free and a lot of it because nobody else really asked me to draw

but then id start doing commissions and he would come to me like 'yo can you draw this for me thanks' and i would feel bad if i didn't do it, but i would feel even worse that they would seem to take priority over paying customers. and like he's a nice guy 'cause he's actually my friend and not all this stuff was for him, it would be for his brother's birthday or his rp partner who can't draw either, but if i made him pay for all the art i've ever done for him it would be in the hundreds of dollars....
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VCR-WOLFE Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student Filmographer
wow that uhh really sucks and if i were in that situation id probably put my foot down because it definitely sounds like youre being taken advantage of
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WORLDSBIGGESTTRUCK Featured By Owner May 14, 2013   Digital Artist
its kind of sad that 'hey artists are humans not vending machines' is a thing that needs to be announced :\
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VCR-WOLFE Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student Filmographer
yeah tell me about it hghgh
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