Journal Entry: Sun Mar 8, 2015, 5:32 PM
Sorry about all the silence this past month everyone. As the title says, I'VE BEEN BUSY.
Here's the basic sitch.
Moved to Norman, got a job and am pulling a several interestingly long shifts.
Not those 8 hour ones either. I'm talking 14-15 hour shifts.
A lot of you, ESPECIALLY THE "NOTE REQUESTERS" probably are upset and think I'm ignoring you, and that is only half true.
The deal is, I've got a lot of my own things I've been wanting to get done for quite some time, and I don't mean to sound like a selfish dick, but when it comes to choosing to draw for others for FREE, or draw for myself and work on projects I've been wanting to complete for a LONG TIME, I'm gonna choose me. Again, sorry if it seems selfish. It feels like each time I do actually finish something for someone, another thing pops up. Finish it, another pops up. Then I have a ton of people Noting me and asking for freebies.
Look. I know times are hard. But just because I draw decent, and have a knack for falling into guilt trips, doesn't mean that you can sponge free drawings off of me.
Some of those requester people are friends, at least one. But, for now, when I get around to it, I'll go ahead and finish that one request, and just have an automated text for most of the requesters asking me for freebies. Sorry guys, again, I don't mean to sound like a bitch, but I'm getting rather tired of all those requests for drawings, and spending hours of my now precious time, drawing things for free. It's tedious, and frankly I'd rather just be enjoying life, not worrying about when someone's gonna bum off me. I do appreciate that you people like my art, but if that 'like' for my art is only gained if I draw something free for you, then sorry, but I'd just prefer if you hated my art. I honestly don't care if people will hate me for writing this either. It's something I've been wanting to say for a long time. I may have done projects for many of you in the past, but if you want me to draw for you that badly, and cannot afford it, then do an art trade or something. A lot of you are awesome people, but I don't want my freebies being the only attraction to my site.
So here's my Request:
IF YOU REALLY LIKE MY ART, AND RESPECT ME AS AN ARTIST, YOU WILL ALLOW ME TO DRAW MY OWN WORK. And that's pretty much all I have to say.
Sorry if it's rude, but it's the honest truth, plain and simple.