Dont ask artists for free art you scrubs
How to waste your talent while losing your friends all at once because all you care about is money: A tumblr guide on how to be a cunt to those who admire you.
Imagine if the Mona Lisa was a commission and s/he had no money.
the mona lisa was a commission you shitshill, that’s how artists make a fucking living. it’s how we get the money to pay for things we need, because we don’t want to spend all our time working in a shitty job instead of doing things that are important to us, like working on personal projects or spending time with people we like. by thinking that you deserve free art is basically telling them “your time and skill isn’t worth anything but my personal enjoyment!” and if someone only wanted to be friends with me for free art, i don’t want that friendship because that sounds like an awful friend. artists are people with lives and often art is our only source of income and if you really admired us you would understand and support that.
jesus fucking christ “imagine if the mona lisa was a commission” rolls head back and laughs
"imagine if the mona lisa was a commission" AHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAH
I know I see this kind of shit daily, since I follow @forexposure_txt on twitter, but
The fact that people view artists who ask for money for art are nothing but greedy mongrols with no passion for the arts themselves, and not, y’know, real people who need to eat and pay bills and live is something that really upsets me.
I’m blessed in the way that I have friends and family, both on personal and professional levels, that understand that and readily pay me for artistic services (the Koo Koo Kanga Roo video I animated? Commissioned by them. All the artwork my own brother has asked for except his birthday giftart? He saved up and commissioned them). But I see this mentality every day and
You wouldn’t ask a plumber to fix your pipes for free. You wouldn’t tell your doctor “I can’t pay you for this surgery, but I’ll recommend you to everyone!!!”
Why are artists any different?