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I Don't Work For Free by Socha-Nyx I Don't Work For Free by Socha-Nyx
Made Another Page Doll

Yes, I actually felt the need to make a page doll just to describe the basic of idea that work isn't free

P.S. There's a Grumpy Cat Lifetime movie coming out Grumpy Cat 
www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrSPuB…


*hello, rant warning*
I'm not gonna lie; I'm pretty pissed off.
I keep getting requests for free drawings, donations, features, and modelling. I think the worst was it was like 3 within half a day.
I'm not even going to call anyone out or demand an apology because, to be honest, I don't even bother to remember the people making the rude requests.

The most common request I get is for making free art / illustrating a comic. People can't even bother to read or care about the stamps on my page that plainly say gifts and requests are for friends only. Some strangers will even one-sidedly declare me as their friend and then demand free art: r u d e.
Like thanks, you like my art, but there's such a huge difference between liking and respecting my art.

It takes probably a couple minutes to write a note requesting free art. Heck, some people can't even bother to personalize the note and they send me and 20 other artists the exact same request. I assume you're asking me for art because you like my work (or maybe you're just out to ruin someone's day by dehumanizing them). Well, let me pose the question: how long do you think it takes to make quality artwork? 3, 5, 7, 10, 20hours? Certainly a lot longer and with more effort than it took for you to write that simple little message.

If I could make great art within a few minutes then hellz yeah I would make free art for everyone, but too bad. Life isn't that nice, no matter how much we wish it was.
Look, I like to treat everyone as fairly as I can. Even if you think you're the only one and this super special once in a lifetime favor is all you'll ever ask of me that's wrong because then I'd have to make that special exception for anyone that asks, and I don't have the capacity to do that. Plus, a lot of people love to lie and pull the sympathy card to take advantage of anyone and everyone they can.

The thing about donations, features, and modelling:
I use my own points to pay for making giveaway prizes, donating to artists I really admire, and premium memberships. Just because you ask is not a good enough reason to donate because I don't have the capacity to fulfill everyone's endless wants.
Same thing for features, just because you ask is not a good enough reason. I get that this is the big bad internet and everyone wants exposure (that's why I occasionally offer features for my watchers), but in reality people pay to place their ads on websites or billboards. I am a person, not ad space. If you want to advertise yourself then head over to dAhub and pay to be featured.
And my thing about modelling (like jfc why do people even ask me about this) under no circumstance will I ever model or meet up with you in person. This is a personal safety concern of mine. Like I don't even get why anyone other than a creep would ask me, a minor, to meet up and model for them. And even so, people pay models.

Wow I really needed to let this out. It's been building up for over 2 years.



Think before you ask someone for goods / services. Nothing is really free in this world.

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:iconwilhelmtheloniousf:
WilhelmTheloniousF Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I found this gem a little while ago on fb, and thought that you might relate.

www.facebook.com/robdenbleyker…
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:iconsocha-nyx:
Socha-Nyx Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol p accurate cyanide and happiness
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:iconcity-galaxies:
city-galaxies Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol my fav cat's back this is so cool. Love this drawing! Want it!La la la la 
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:iconfunnymaimai:
FunnyMaiMai Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Student Filmographer
you're absolutely right! It's like a drawing doesn't has any worth when people ask for stuf like that. You can let it out. peace
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:iconshelchan89:
ShelChan89 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
XD Same I do requests only for friends or when bored.(art block)
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:icongracefulsunshine:
gracefulsunshine Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014
PREACH
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:iconsocha-nyx:
Socha-Nyx Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
IF ONLY PEOPLE LISTENED
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:iconzukopie:
zukopie Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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:iconpunkill-universe:
punkill-universe Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
😂
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:icongalaxyconstable:
GalaxyConstable Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
"If you're good at something don't do it for free."  - Joker


"Think before you ask someone for goods / services. Nothing is really free in this world."  So true.
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:iconjonnycade:
JonnyCade Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol
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:iconalien-death-hammer:
Alien-Death-Hammer Featured By Owner Edited Nov 3, 2014  Student Artist
good. this is good.
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:iconrctheanimatedgamer:
RCTheAnimatedGamer Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014
Grumpy Cat~<3 X3
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:iconsocha-nyx:
Socha-Nyx Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GrumpyCat  
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:iconrctheanimatedgamer:
RCTheAnimatedGamer Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014
X3
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