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.:Why I don't take requests:. by bleuberry109 .:Why I don't take requests:. by bleuberry109
This has come up recently but I haven't said anything, people actually get angry at me when I don't take requests :iconwthewwplz:

This basically sums up why I don't -3- :shakefish: I know I'm not all that and a bag of chips but it does take me a lot longer to do stuff for people because I use an ipad and it's very uncomfortable :/

now if I do somethin out of the good ess of my heart and people complain then I know not to do it anymore, it makes me sad when I can't do nice things for people and this isn't geared towards anyone

really it isn't, but it's to kinda understand where im comin from, :heart: I'm not mad at anyone right now, I just...I dunno XD it was an interestin thought 

i just just threw it together XD don't judge 
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KawaChou Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you!!!! Some one who understands!!!!! No Balls 
Gling24 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Student General Artist
You use an iPad? I assume too many people use tablets these days, respect *thumps chest* xD
mouse1002 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Student Artist
good work
ACRLetsPlays Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
I can't call myself an artist, since I've only made two or three drawings (that are shit), but I see whatcha mean. That really does suck. Happens to me, only with me making someone a profile picture.
ReaveT93 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
I hardly consider myself an artist these days but I understand how you feel.

I used to do comics at one point and my fanbase (of. like. twenty people. yeah. hardly a following) was pretty much nagging me for new ones, I eventually said fuck it and abandoned the series altogether feeling like I wasn't doing it for my own enjoyment.
Acid-Black-Cherry Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Student General Artist
This is the gospel truth (sorry I just watched Hercules) anywho people who ask for requests need to understand that they take time and outside of dA we have other things that happen 
antandujar Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
Agreed. I definitely understand how overwhelming it can be when people make requests. You're just one person / artists. And everything else is just a million upon millions of things that have to be handled one at a time . And it gets so overwhelming that you suddenly burn out due to tediously trying to churn out whatever pieces that have be requested to be made. . Some times they forget that we like to have a chance to go outside, or finish up projects of our own or have massive fun with out feeling overwhelming weight over how many requests that you try to do. And it's not like we have to do all of the requests because we can pick and choose, but because we want to do what no one did for us, especially some of the artists that we admire that kind of shun us, we try to be better and actually give time and thought to each project and request that's taken. I Definitely know the feeling. Not alone on that.
EmissixD Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
Gee... I completely understand you :/
SnowyMarriner Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Student
Very relate-able ... I've had all three happen to me :/
and people wonder why I don't do requests but they still ask from time to time even when it says on my page that I don't do requests.
Scenario 2 is quite mean for the artist to endure its not their fault the person who requests/ gift, I did a gift for one of my friends before and her first reaction was "The hair is the wrong colour!" .... I'd spend 4-5 hours on that picture and not even a thank you :L
   As 3 , the artist who does that I ignore or just will not answer until I'm done and then have a little complaint about how many times they asked for the picture in the pictures description when its finally done :XD: 
Harmony-Walls Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
mine is the top panel - I did A bunch of free profile art requests on Facebook .. And yeah , each one took 2 days ta do , and when I posted it , all I got was " Wow , Thanks <3 "
You get those people , They want you talent and time for Nothing - It is frustrating
You said what we are all thinking , Awesome work !!
MissDoppelganger Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Student Interface Designer
that last panel just KILLED those people with logic.
i really love how you really portrayed this maturely. your approach is humurous and on a level we can all understand, but at the same time its so effective and it gets the point across. c:
great job ashley. :huggle:
CaluluWind Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
I'm unfortunately guilty of being the person in #1 a lot.
Though its not that I don't appreciate it, I just can't think of much to say. (QwQ)
delta7Xx Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
omg, i absolutely hate the idea of anyone doing that, and i try so, so hard to make sure i dont do that XD
scuzzy5005 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
Request: *CENSOREDEDED!!!* don'
Nintendowaffle10 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Scenario 1 & 3 have happened to me. 3 happens the most though.
Good job
Chameleonist Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Wow... That sucks...
Caffinated-Pinecone Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
whuut?? that's never haPPened to me
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Hawkshadow012 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol that never happened to me with requests...I haven't even DONE a requests....but...THIS could happen...
Daizua123 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I feel ya.  My problem with getting requests: I get a ton of them at once and some people are super picky.  That's why I set up rules.
JubiIee Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Valid reasons to not take requests though.  I've never had a problem with it ever, but if you have had previous problems or just choose not to take them, that's your decision, nothing wrong with that.  They'll just have to deal with it.
N3rdy-Princess Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
haha thats why if i take a request i tell them to give me atleast a month ;m;
Hedghog2234 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
I respect your opinion, theres just no pleasing those kinds of "people", if i can call them that.
AllieJenzie Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Student Artist
Oh my gosh, this is my life in a nutshell!
I get it completely. I hate when people do this. I recently did a commission/request and i worked really hard on it. As soon as I posted it though, all I got were complaints saying, "hey, you forgot his gloves!" "I said I wanted a wicked smirk! Not just a regular smirk!"
Yeah -_- So don't you worry about it. I get it.
mls0922 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Professional Artist
I respect that and i feel the same hehe you and me both ^u^
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