Artist problem #1059250912501681095802485203948106
This is truthful. Why? Because artists think that things are handed to them. So they start getting greedy. They wait until they get, and stuck with, a big amount of followers. Mostly by luring them with requests. They they wait and BAM. The slam down the “Pay for my stupid art”hammer. Most people are hungry and will do anything to get their hands on art they requested. But that’s how others unfollow them. Not because they’re idiots. but because nobody should have to pay for shit like that. Unless your mentioned in the news, stop doing commissions.
Well I’m hungry too, that’s why I do commission, you asshole.
What a prick! Drawing takes fucking time! What happened to ‘getting a job and doing what you love?’ how the fuck can we if no one wants to pay for anything and just expects artists to draw for free?
"Artists think that things are handed to them. So they start getting greedy" you mean non-artists start getting greedy, right?
"Most people are hungry and will do anything to get their hands on-" Have you heard the term “starving artist?”
There is a reason why being an artist is considered a “risky” profession by non-creative people- because PEOPLE LIKE YOU like to cheat us out of the pay we deserve because you like taking talented people for granted, and have no concept of labor or exploitation. Show some respect.
We ask for commissions because WE ARE WILLING TO WORK FOR THE MONEY WE EARN. It’s not asking for handouts. Art doesn’t come out of nowhere, and should be paid as such. Don’t believe me? Watch an art time lapse. It takes time and years’ worth of skill to create a piece. Something that people have went to school and trained for, or trained themselves to do for extensive periods of time.
If an artist deems their skill worthy of pay, then it’s FREAKING WORTHY OF PAY. Don’t throw a temper tantrum like a 5-year-old just because you can’t afford an artist’s work.
I hope the idiots that think all art should be free are doctors, lawyers, plummers, etc. so I can have their services for free. I mean I asked them to do it therefore they should do it for me for free, right? It would obviously be greedy for a doctor to expect me to pay them for their services. Or is art the only profession where we don’t value people’s experience and effort?
Art is valuable. It takes patience, effort, and skill to produce it well. If you think otherwise, prove it by example. We’ll wait.
Commissions are literally my only income, and right now I have things to hand in to people who already paid, things that I’ve already done or am already working on. Doing this is straight out being a douchebag.
I planned on trying to sell some new stuff tonight! I gotta wait now since I’d get most traffic on FA
If you use furry art as your main source of income (or at least a substantial portion of it), do NOT depend wholly on FA! I know it’s the most traffic you can get - and when the going’s good, it’s great - but you absolutely MUST establish and maintain a presence on other sites!
That’s like amazon running all their sales out of a beat-up palm pilot from 2001, then when it goes out being like WELP NO EMPLOYEES GET TO PAY BILLS OR EAT THIS WEEK, DIDN’T SEE THAT COMING!
Be smart. Have a backup plan. It’s not like this is something that never happens.
I prefer Kihu’s logic to that of FA trying to pretend that they do what they do for the sake of the artists. Really it’s more that FA is the place that rides on the fact that it’s the go-to place for a lot of people rather than being a good site that’s run well.
Build up your clients, encourage them to follow you on Twitter or Tumblr, and keep a way of communication with your clients that’s outside of a site’s PM system.
I’ve said the same thing. I know some people who make their living solely through FA, which is like running a delivery business with a rusted old truck whose wheels seem like they might just break off and roll away at any given time.
I quit FA for reasons of principle. If you still use it, crosspost to Weasyl, Twitter, and Tumblr. That way, when that truck breaks down (as it often does), you’ve got a few back-up vehicles. Redundancy is security.
Waxpost for Chrome allows for quick crossposting from other galleries to Weasyl. Check it out: Waxpost
Well it never fuckin snows in fuckin Florida people would go mad shit insane if it did and then there would be mass chaos and then they’d have to cancel school cause everyone is shittin their pants
Yeah, it was the best working retail in Ohio when it snowed because the mall wouldn’t close unless it was a level 3 snow emergency. One time the mall even stayed open during a level 3 and the mall manager got fired for it. (I was working that day) For the people that don’t know about snow emergency levels
Snow Emergency Classifications
LEVEL 1: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy. Motorists are urged to drive very cautiously.
LEVEL 2: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be very icy. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roads. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work. Motorists should use extreme caution.
LEVEL 3: All roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. No one should be driving during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel or a personal emergency exists. All employees should contact their employer to see if they should report to work. Those traveling on the roads may subject themselves to arrest.