I am sick and tired of seeing people cry about artists not accepting requests or denying people.
I myself have experienced disrespect from people in the community.
I just wanted to let you guys know that we’re humans too. We have agendas. We have lives. And we’re not just magical machines that give you art pieces a week later.
It’s OUR TIME and OUR LIVES, we have every right to deny people’s requests or close our commissions/requests.
I have 13 year olds in my messages asking me to make them art scenes for a poorly written episode story that makes English teachers Howl. I’m not going to spends weeks making you an art scene for you to simply slap on your cover to get reads. I want to work with someone who puts just as much effort into their work as I do mine.
I’ve been cussed at and insulted for rejecting requests. Other people in the episode community is calling us entitlted and spoiled for not doing requests.
That’s so stupid. Put yourself in our shoes for once. Sit there hours on end drawing something amazing. You’d want your pride and joy to be used correctly, wouldn’t you? You worked so hard on it.
Some requests never fall through. It’s like you make art and they either don’t use it or it falls into the depths of the void. Hours of work.
Just please treat artists with kindness and understand their situation.
We don’t owe anybody anything.