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FUCK THE STEELERS!
I'm seriously not trying to come off as an asshole, or to call anyone in particular out. But this is something I seriously need to get off my chest, as it is a subject that is very important to me. If you value me and respect my work, you will read it, and hear me out.
I am an artist. Yes, that means I create art, whether it's digitally, or traditionally. With a camera, or with paints. I love what I do. I have been blessed with a talent. A skill. A trade. Even with this, I go to school, for years, to refine my skills and master them. Much like any other person in a profession.
Does not a mechanic work hard, and had to learn quite a bit, accumulating knowledge pertaining to their profession over many years? Sometimes even a life time?
Or how about a Lawyer? Do they not spend years, and take on incredible debt, to get their degree, and to practice law?
Or what about a doctor? A chef? A teacher? A plumber? A construction worker?
So what's my point? All of these professions/career fields I listed, are all respected jobs. And they get paid for their work. Their craft. Their trade. Their skill set.
So why does everyone take a shit on artists? Why do you all ask us for free art?
Do you people realize, that when you do this, it's like asking a psychologist for a free professional opinion? They did not go to school, to give you what they worked hard for, for free. God bless those who do, and do so in 3rd world countries, but most of society doesn't roll like that. And here's why:
There are these things called bills. Artists have those too, as well as families to take care of in regards to health insurance, providing food, clothes, and shelter. I'm sorry, but I don't have time right now, to make you 'free art' because you are:
B.) An In-Law
C.) My Friend
D.) Because you feel as though art should be free
E.) You presume that since I like doing it, I can do it for free for fun
F.) You presume that what I do, is simple, and thus it won't take long to create
And I'm going to break this down to you guys so you can clearly understand where I am coming from.
You ain't paying my bills, buying my food, paying my mortgage, my car note, ect. Fuck you. Pay me. I still love you, but if I give my shit to you for free, then I shouldn't have the right to sell to anyone else who isn't of 'blood.'
You aren't blood. Sorry, but if I got a divorce tomorrow, you guys wouldn't be there to help... nor do I expect you to. Fuck you. Pay me.
C- My Friends
You fuckers already know, I know you ain't paying my bills. You probably know me from the 'hood' or from the Corps. So you assholes know how it is to work hard for your shit. Fuck you. Pay me.
D- Because you feel as though art should be free
You're an asshole. Fuck you. Pay me.
E- You presume that since I like doing art, I can do it for free
Yes. I like to do art. I like to communicate through art. And yes I can do it for free, just as easily as I can tell you, "Fuck you. Pay me."
F- You presume that what I do is simple, and thus won't take long to create
Yes. It's simple to me. Wanna know why? Because I worked my fucking ass off to attain the knowledge that I have about art. About art composition, color theory, design, technique, etc. I've spent not only money on supplies, tools, and instruction, but time. Time is non-refundable. And yet, because to me, my art is simple to create, or rather execute, it doesn't mean that there isn't a process that involves planning, drafting, and working out many times, before the resulted 'finished product' that I present. This takes time. It's tedious. And thus, FUCK YOU. PAY ME.
I swear to all of you, you ask me, one more god damn time, for free photos, free art, or free whatever, because of whatever obligation you think I have to you, I will make an example out of you, in the most embarrassing way possible, it will be hilarious, and then promptly put on blast on as many social media's as I can conjure, including /b/. Why? Because you are an asshole. I don't go around asking you for free work. If anything, I'd ask for a favor, and offer to pay you. Either with currency, my time, or other services.
Also, don't ask any other artist for free art. That is incredibly rude, and insulting. If you want something, offer to pay.... something! And don't pressure them, or guilt tripping them into doing art for you either. That's so fucked up and manipulative, no matter who you are asking.
Lastly, you little fucks who give away your art for free. FUCK YOU! You are the very reason why I have to explain myself in the first place! You devalued, not only yourself, like a little art slut, but everyone else who uses their talent's as their bread and butter!
Stop asking artists (i.e. ME, LYDIA LOVE COLLISON) for free art. I am in college, trying to earn my degree. The art I make and post here, is for my degree. I've worked hard to maintain my GPA of 3.6, and to really be the best artist, and person, I can be. Don't insult me, and disrespect my talents, just because you are ignorant as to what my job/skill set pertains to.
I can't believe I'm reading this. I am half way through a journal for my group #Sci-Fan-Horror saying EXACTLY THE SAME THING! Ok, not exactly, but I use similar examples and wrap people on the knuckles and suggest people use the barter system much more.
I'll link this to my journal if that's ok? Just as another example of what I'm trying to get across.
I didn't post links to anyone in the end, there were too many artists I could have cited. So, in the interests of equality, I kept it simple. Please feel free to link your journal in the comments, sci-fan-horror.deviantart.com/…
You're welcome to add this it to our group journal folder too. It's an important and on-going issue that really needs stamping out.
I did a piece for my daughters figure skating club and after that it was non stop.
It got to the point where I would go watch my daughter skate and the people running the club would run up and say, "we need a banner asap
Has to be to print in a few hours"
Ridiculous, after that one I quit.
I didn't mind doing it one in a blue moon but to be ordered around like a servant and not be able to watch my kid skate.. Not happening.
Funny about inlaws, mine stuck by me after the separation I count that as one of my lifes rare blessings.
I love your revenge idea. I've threatend to draw people blowing Santa because they bothered me.
Funny they were dumb enough to tell me that I would not do it.
The only time I think for free is good is when I do it for a gift. And that is because I want to honour the person
Like say drawing my daughter for an anniversary present.
I'm nowhere near your level but like you mentioned above; Time is precious.
If I am giving up time with my kid, or pets, or loved ones it had better be for a good reason.
And yeah for the people who want it for free FCK you pay me
I think those that don't understand the concept that , "Time is precious" don't live on their own, and most certainly don't have kids.
I'm glad my usage of the Goodfellas' quote is turning into a running joke with folks now
They don't have to pay you with money... they can pay for your talents with food. Christ. And I hate this obligation bullshit. That's extra stress that nobody deserves. Fuck that.
Also, could you try to type as though you have a degree please? It screams, "I didn't really get a degree. And my reading and/or writing level is below average... and borderline full retard."