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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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:iconcarameltampons:
CaramelTampons Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
I now bestow my strongest glomps on you for this.
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:iconvcr-wolfe:
VCR-WOLFE Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Student Filmographer
smooches
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:iconemilylikesaliens:
emilylikesaliens Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
yes please thank you amen to all of this
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:iconbosie2000:
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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:iconvcr-wolfe:
VCR-WOLFE Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student Filmographer
i laughed at that walmart bit ok
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:iconbosie2000:
Bosie2000 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
GOOD.
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:iconpsychoticmist:
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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:iconvcr-wolfe:
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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:iconvcr-wolfe:
VCR-WOLFE Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student Filmographer
yeah tell me about it hghgh
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GnawedBones Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
I've been
guilt-tripped into art ah a h a.
It's hard to say no just to avoid the drama of it all if I did refuse bluh.
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:iconvcr-wolfe:
VCR-WOLFE Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student Filmographer
it sucks cuz there really shouldnt be any drama if you just say no :/

people ugh
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:icongnawedbones:
GnawedBones Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
I know. So I just avoid saying anything to do with requests or things.
Or there was this situation where a person brought me a sub and then demanded art for it. After I made a post saying 'do not buy subs for me pls do not have time between work to draw things in return'.
which I did for them anyway but still.
urgh.
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:iconvcr-wolfe:
VCR-WOLFE Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student Filmographer
uuugggh peopleee
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:iconspiralchasm:
Spiralchasm Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Blargh such people suck, but they will probably never read this journal either. :c
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:iconvcr-wolfe:
VCR-WOLFE Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student Filmographer
yup UmU
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ToothlessEgo Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Saying no can be pretty tough when you're not used to it?
Aha I've still not gotten a hang of it really.
It's easy to get passive aggressive with people when you're irritated about it but don't want to seem like a total ass.
whops
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:iconvcr-wolfe:
VCR-WOLFE Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student Filmographer
yuh like idek it does take practice to say no

but like its not a bad thing to say no either
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ToothlessEgo Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
There needs to be a class dedicated to that.
No not at all !
It's funny because when people come to expect things from you they stop appreciating it and then they get upset when you don't give them what they want.
Seen that firsthand a million times
Social behavior can be rull dumb.
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:iconvcr-wolfe:
VCR-WOLFE Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student Filmographer
youre telling me omg
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:icontoothlessego:
ToothlessEgo Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Being a hermit sounds really appealing all the time sometimes
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:iconvcr-wolfe:
VCR-WOLFE Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student Filmographer
yes
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:iconpaso:
Paso Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
yes this exactly, thanks for posting it

I'm both a workhorse and a pushover, so these situations end very poorly for me :I
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:iconvcr-wolfe:
VCR-WOLFE Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student Filmographer
eugh that must suck hhghgh im sorry yo
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:iconmizamy:
MizAmy Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
YES omg, i have been called Mean before by a 13 year old, she DEMANDED art from Griffsnuff cause it was her birthday, Tina said to her she was busy and she dosnt know her so why should she make her something and the 13 year old flipped it and called Tina a bully :I

another young person saw it mad her a "I'm sorry griffsnuff is a jerk" gift i commented on it saying she was scammed into making art for the girl, how do you know its even her birthday. Then I was the bully XD

i see it all the time though like wow :I .... just wow XD chuck lets run away :3
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:iconvcr-wolfe:
VCR-WOLFE Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student Filmographer
eugh i hate when people act that way wow
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:iconh-irsch:
h-irsch Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
People actually guilt trip artists for drawings? Wha...
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:iconvcr-wolfe:
VCR-WOLFE Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student Filmographer
yuh
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:iconrazzlag:
RazzLag Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Oh god. YES. This happened a lot to me, recently.
Guilt tripping makes me sad.. Sometimes people aren't like super-strong or like that enough to say no so they end up getting cheated. It's horrible stuff.

I also dislike over complimenting it gets uncomfortable [just so they can get art outta ya.]. ):
Why don't they just earn money to get what they want instead making the other feel bad? oh god...
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:iconvcr-wolfe:
VCR-WOLFE Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student Filmographer
yeah there was someone on fa whos going around to a lot of people including people i consider to be close acquaintances of mine and its just really not cool for them to be doing this :I

like sure compliments are nice! but if you like go overboard and start kissing ass im not going to trust you
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:iconstofu:
Stofu Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student General Artist
IM SO BAD ABOUT TURNING PEOPLE DOWN HHAHAhhh,,,
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:iconvcr-wolfe:
VCR-WOLFE Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student Filmographer
IDEK HOW I DID IT BUT I LEARNED HOW TO TURN PEOPLE DOWN IT WAS INCREDIBLE
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:iconstofu:
Stofu Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student General Artist
TEACH ME H OW
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:iconvcr-wolfe:
VCR-WOLFE Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student Filmographer
ITS CALLED

SELLING YOUR SOUL
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:iconcheshirelies:
CheshireLies Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
WHERE ARE MY YAOIS GIVE THEM TO ME (i'm literally going to do this on everything until you throw me in a lake because im bored)
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:iconvcr-wolfe:
VCR-WOLFE Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student Filmographer
omfg

what if i drew yaois of our cannibals
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:iconcheshirelies:
CheshireLies Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
i'd cry omg dO IT
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:iconvcr-wolfe:
VCR-WOLFE Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student Filmographer
jUST

ITD BE REALLY GROSS TOO but no seriously give me as many good visual references(or written i dont mind) of your bab and ill see

if i can ever get to it if i ever feel like some cannibals

jahahahjahsgfjdfh life
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:iconcheshirelies:
CheshireLies Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
i'd fucking pee everywhere let me. write up some dumbass description of him because i have 0 recent drawings of alex besides that shitty sketch i did where you cant even tell what is happening i neEED GROSS CANNIBALS OKAY i need them
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:iconvcr-wolfe:
VCR-WOLFE Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student Filmographer
ahh okay well take your time! no rush or nothin
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:iconcheshirelies:
CheshireLies Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
[link] i just puked that up (i just made myself take a hiatus from tumblr and im bored as shit and its summer and im sORRY) its probably not helpful at all hahahaaaaa shit
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:iconvcr-wolfe:
VCR-WOLFE Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student Filmographer
shhh it works enough for me
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RedRumRebel Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
*silent watcher speaks :O* THANK YOU! this happens an aweful lot to me ;n; I feel like I physically cant say no..it's a big problem, and I have a huge work load because of this
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:iconvcr-wolfe:
VCR-WOLFE Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student Filmographer
that sucks yo
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:iconredrumrebel:
RedRumRebel Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
*sigh* I know, I need 'no' classes lol...it's sad that it is happening to so many people D:!
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:iconalanaroseheart:
AlanaRoseheart Featured By Owner May 13, 2013   Digital Artist
YES THANK YOU
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:iconvcr-wolfe:
VCR-WOLFE Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student Filmographer
smooch
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:icontortleini:
Tortleini Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
It has happened to me a LOT lately. Especially since I started doing dolls again. u_u
I forgot how pushy people could be.
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:iconvcr-wolfe:
VCR-WOLFE Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student Filmographer
yeah like it just sorta sucks hhghhg
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:icontortleini:
Tortleini Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
I'm not sure what people think they are going to accomplish by trying?
I'm nnot an art robot. I don't churn it out when you pull a lever. If you're a dick I'm not gonna.. make you... things.
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