Well, APPARENTLY all everyone wants to do is offer opinions on how I'm wrong to be asking people for this so I'm done. Further comments will be ignored. If you want to draw something, check out my contest if it's still going on, or note me and let me know and I'll stick you on a list of "Artists I'd Love to Commission Someday".
That's an extensive amount of work for nothing more than a "I promise to appreciate it!". :/
You might want to bring something to the table to offer, or just find a really gullible artist with zero talent to do it because truthfully that's about the only way you will fill your quota.
~siantjudas has the right idea. You're asking way too much of people who probably don't have the time for a REAL commission, let alone someone asking for a 12 person full body photo for no more than a pat on the ass to compensate. I find it downright insulting that you'd even ask such a thing. Mean as that sounds, a lot of REAL artists would agree.
I don't believe I asked for full scale, blown out drawings. A simple shading cell style would have been fine, or heck, no shading even! That is not a lot. I am not asking for detailed backgrounds or multiple characters in one drawing or having them done in 24 hours. So congrats to you for being insulted and feeling the need to make sure I knew that, but you know what? Some people might WANT to have something like this to do for various reasons, and maybe they're not the best ever artist, or maybe they just want the practice/extra deviations/beef up their artist portfolio/whatever, or maybe they don't generally do something as simple as a drawing with no background very often and find it relaxing. Or hell, maybe they're just good people and want to help.
Hey, the level of detail isn't really relevant when you're still asking for such a large project. Just because YOU don't think it should take long doesn't mean that it WON'T take long for certain artists.
You really shouldn't be so surprised and pissed off when it was you asking for people to go out of their way to do this giant favor for you for free. I'm sure if someone asked you to write a full-length novel for them for free, you would probably expect something in return for your efforts. You didn't even offer any sort of compensation, which is mostly what has people so pissed off at your naivety.
Not to mention, what if you don't even pull through on whatever you're writing and you basically extorted free artwork from some kind artist all for it to benefit neither of you? There is more than just yourself to consider here.
So you can "be done" all you want, but people are entitled to disagree with you. Myself included. So don't keep acting so upset when you brought it down on yourself, intentionally or not.
I just wanted to say, I don't understand what everyone's problem is...everything nowadays seems bout getting paid for everything! Why? This person is nicely requesting some free art, if you don't wanna do bc u're that greedy, then don't, find another forum entry that pays. Me on the other hand, I'd help out, but still got a bunch of requests to do plus my schedule is full
Do keep in mind though plz, don't forget bout people who do free requests for u, bc if u end up having some extra money, a donation to those people would make them very happy, even a little one.
Well you can check out my gallery, if you like my art send me a note w/ the link to this forum so I have direct link...when I'm done w/ all my other requests, if no1 has helped u out by then, I'll let u know if I can maybe do it for u. And don't worry bout the points, I have yet to get any kind of donation lol but u could add me to ur watch if I get it done and you like it
Well I kinda blew up in the forum, between being told I'm naive and an idiot and my five kids throwing temper tantrums instead of going to bed, but I will take a look at your art.
Okay, I have five kids to wrestle into bed, and it's the nanny's night off which means I'm the only adult, so I'll check over your gallery later - probably tomorrow - though I did like what was showing on your main page, like the girl with the rainbow hair and the red mermaid. Talk to you later.
Free Commissions are called Requests, and for something this extensive asking for it all for free is a big leap in the direction of the insane...
If it is something you can't afford, you should offer something else. Generally any decent artist won't do this kind of thing for free or just for a little exposure.
The kind of artists you will most likely get to do this for free are children or those who have JUST started drawing and the quality isnt going to be something you want to put into a novel, or people who are talented but aren't earning an income on their own and actually have the free time to do it, which is going to be VERY difficult to find and actually be reliable.
I do hope something good comes of your novel and requests, but I thought that this is something that you should realize.
I agree with you, it's extremely insulting to be asked so much of all for nothing. There are too many little kiddies around here that sell themselves short just for a tiny bit of exposure. Especially if the project doesn't pan out at all.
Thank you. I'm mostly taking issue with the fact that this isn't a charity project. The asking party plans to sell the work they are making, yet doesn't offer any kind of compensation, should she actually make money from this. All she really offers is a copy of the book that you helped make and a thank you inside it.
I had that thought as well. We're still super bad meanie people for disagreeing though, because not wanting to sell your stuff for free automatically qualifies you as a soulless man-beast to people here.
See, that's the problem, you've already devalued art in your mind to find it acceptable that the amount of work and effort put into it is worth nothing more than a thank you. What you're telling me is that an artist's time and creativity is worth nothing to you, that it's just some "drawn shit".
But of course that's the typical response that I would expect from a child who doesn't actually live in the real world, doesn't understand the value of work, whose mommy and daddy still takes care of their candy ass.
No, my father tried to rape me and my mother almost killed me Some times the word thank you still help and also I said that just to piss you off because I already see you're some simple minded fool. And If I am a child like you say age doesn't have anything to do with this. Honestly you're just an idiot.
Money doesn't show something is worth a lot.
So that leads back to my original point, not everyone can afford things.
It's not insulting and your art isn't worthless just because it's done for free. Think about all the art done for free for things like japanese tsunami. All art is worth something if it's for a worthy cause.
Also I'd love to do something for your project Kiara even if it's not quite my style, maybe I can contribute to your novel. Btw, it's nanowrimo, I'm glad you are working hard!
Awesome!! I need some more prizes, too. :/ If I can collect enough points before the 17, I want to do the Buy 1, Get 1 Free memberships for some prizes. That would give the first place winner a 24 month premium subscription, second place 12 months and third place 6 months.