So I myself, am an episode artist. The title seems a bit misleading now, but here is my issue:
So on a daily basis, people post threads asking for art help (covers, splashes, etc.). I honestly don’t know if it is rivalry or what but people will bombard the posters volunteering help, like they need to do EVERY art request anyone asks for. It is ridiculous. Someone will ask for help, and then even after someone has already volunteered, people still ask if they can help.
it only takes 1 person! 2 max, and now it feels like they are being passive aggressive trying to get this writer to choose them to do the request by doing things like spamming examples (lol) or sending links to requests threads AFTER someone has offered to help!
I experienced something like this, firsthand. So a girl wanted a cover done, and I told her I could do it. So she gives me the details on an open thread, and I start it. About a day later, on discord, a friend is messaging me about a request. She is telling me about it, and I realize she is doing MY request I stayed up so late trying to tweak.
Then she laughs it off, and tells me I can have it, but I was so upset, because I didn’t think the girl that wanted help was asking multiple people, so I started thinking:
“Does this always happen? For all I know, she could have one the request even though she KNEW someone else was working on it.”
And that’s where it really gets to me. Some artists are so insensitive and oblivious to the fact that we work REALLY hard on our art, and put so much time into it, and they are making it a competition. Honestly it needs to stop. I have had some friends in art groups almost quit because of drama!
It is not about getting the most requests on a thread, or being the best group (there are like 10000 groups with most members from multiple groups). It is about wanting to help out the community, and if that’s not why you’re doing it, then don’t, because you hurt others who are doing it for the overall good!
That’s all I have to say, if you have any comments, leave them down below. (Also not sure if this is the right category)