A little while ago, I tried to open an art shop. Not for selfish reasons but good ones. You see, sometimes I draw art scenes, Covers, and others for people here and on Instagram.
But I do it on my phone, a small screen that I have to keep so close to my face, my head hurts after 20 minutes of works. I already need glasses to see, but they are not that strong. I can have a normal day without them, but after I’ve been drawing for so long, I can even dare to imagine the force of the new glasses that I now need to get just to see. Yet I still take drawing requests because something in me keeps pushing me to do good, even tho it doesn’t do me good.
Plus the screen of my phone shattered a while ago, my finger hurts after 5 minutes of blending colors.
I tried to open a commission art shop so I can get a bigger screen to keep drawing. After getting I would have gone back to draw for free like I always do.
So I opened the shop and posted some examples of things that I work on. Among them,
I drew this:
From a drawing that I like as practice. As nothing else than a simple PRACTICE.
That’s when this girl came and ask me to explain how the drawing matches the one that I drew it from. Don’t get me wrong, that I get. If you see something weird it is only natural to ask for explanations. But then, she called me a thief, a liar, and a scammer. I explain to her what I did but she kept coming on.
Seeing that, I sent her another one of my drawings to see something,
I sent her this:
Then I google a random picture of a girl’s profile and asked her if according to her I stole it too.
Imagine my surprise when she layered both of them and told me maybe I did.
Then she pulled out a chart to explain to me what’s referencing, and what’s copying.
That pissed me off so much, that I destroyed any art shop that I had.
Because I understood what she was doing. That girls wasn’t standing up for the original artist of the Man in brown that I drew. She did it for herself. For come to think of it, nothing was stopping her from dm’ing all of that to me. But she did it out in the open. Right in the comment section of the shop.
The humiliation that I felt was incomparable. I was so angry that I wanted to stop any activity related to episode, writing, drawing and reading.
But I calmed my self down, like I always do. And for 2 weeks straight, I work hard and drew this:
I was going to use it in an overly complicated plan to get back at the girl, and prove to her that I am an ARTIST.
But I’m not evil or bad, people. At least I’d like to think there’s still good in me. But I hate to serve as an excuse for people to step on so they can feel great about themselves and look good to the public’s eye. It’s been like that for ages for me.
And let me tell you that I am tired, not only of that but I’m just tired of having to collect myself after shit like that happen to me.
I didn’t create this topic to send anyone down at that girls throat. But because I felt like talking about it. Even if I’m talking to myself. Pouring my heart out and feeling vulnerable for a second put me at ease.
Any ways, this is the last thing that I am posting on the forum. I’ll still be by to help those who need me to code their story, and finish the drawing of the request that I have but that’s all.
I am done drawing for you guys.