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    Donated Mar 16, 2016, 11:25:15 AM
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Before I begin with this rant, I'd like to take the moment to thank all the people who have watched me over the past year already. There's still not much I've done yet, but I feel that will change soon enough. I would also like to give another huge thanks to all the people who have done requests and commissions for me for going along with my ideas and for trying to be mutually respectful and patient with me. Here's to hoping that I'll be able to share more of my ideas with all of you in the future.

But now, to the question at hand.

Whenever I try to ask anyone for a request, I try my hardest to be patient for it to be made. Obviously, good art can take a while to make, and it's only fair to give the requestee some leeway for other projects/obligations that may delay the completion of the request. That makes perfect sense in my head, and I have no qualms with it.

However, for some reason, I feel like I am somewhat less lenient when it comes to asking others for commissions instead. Don't get me wrong, I still try my hardest to give them the same level of patience/benefit of the doubt since a lot of things can happen (getting busy with classes, work schedule, someone getting sick/passing away, tablet or other art tools/internet not functioning are some of the reasonable delays I've experienced so far), but then I realize something:

Requests are free art. Commissions aren't. If I ask you for a commission, I'm effectively changing our stranger-to-stranger relationship to that of customer-to-service provider. I'm putting my faith in you that you'll take my money/points and be able to provide the service that I'm paying you for. It might seem a bit unnecessary, but if you're taking my money, that automatically means you want to do fair business with me, and I take that very seriously.

I'm also not saying that all commissioners are bad and try to rip you off whenever they can by just taking your money and making you wait forever to get the art you want, because there's been already a handful of cases in my personal experience where waiting for weeks or possibly even months was so worth the wait. In those same cases, there were very valid reasons for the extreme delay, such as said artist actually being pretty popular and me having to wait in their commission queue, or something as grave as losing all their files in their computer and having to start all over again. Again, as long as the reasoning is valid, I don't mind having to wait as long as I need to.

But then you have artists here and there whose reasoning isn't as valid and makes me question my choice of commissioning them. They make excuses such as "Oh, sorry! I totally forgot about it! I'll start it right now!" and still don't make any sort of progress weeks after. They can't even try to make a more valid excuse? Seriously?

Am I just being really impatient overall, despite how hard I try to be lenient? Or is there really that many number of amateur artists who just suck at time management and taking commissions seriously? I'm giving you something in return for your services to come as swiftly and greatly as you're able to manage, God and life and other circumstances willing...

...so if you can't give me an actual excuse for your laziness or your "depression" or whatever you can come up with, then what the hell is with the holdup then? Are you TRYING to cheat me?

Am I in the wrong for feeling angry whenever this happens? What do you guys think?
As this semester is already approaching its end (thank GOD for that), I realized that I'm gonna be a bit bored this winter break. As such, it only seems proper to keep drawing more, and what better way to do it consistently but with requests?

A few ground rules:

- I hold the right to deny your request for any reason. If such is the case, I will most definitely explain why I won't do your request.
- I will not draw furries, yaoi, anything with extreme detail, mecha, fetishes, shota/loli, or anything that's too mature. Anything else, we can discuss.
- The request will be done as a sketch. I warn you in advance, please don't expect the sketch to be of high quality, as I certainly can't guarantee that at the moment.
- I humbly ask that you be patient for me to be complete. I'm still in the middle of classes, and it does take me a while to draw anything that's more complex than lines and shapes.
- New rule: assuming that I start doing this regularly, there's a bit of a limit of how often you can ask of a request from me. If you already asked for requests two times in a row, you will not be allowed to ask for a third time. You'll have to wait until the third queue (in your case) is done before you have the chance to ask again.

Other than that, if you think you'd like me to try drawing something out for you, I'd be more than happy to. If you want a request, please be sure to send me a note.

This time, I'm thinking of doubling the amount of requests I'll handle. It might be a bit too much for me since I'm still just starting out, but I figure I'll get the hang of it eventually.

Requests Queue:
1. OhYeahCartoonsFan
2. iza200117
3. firedragonpunch

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kaspired Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Thanks for the set of favs!
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blueeyes311 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017
thank you so much for your continued support :)
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icarue Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav!
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TheKingCactus Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so so much for the fav!
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runninkool Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for fave !
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Artman-eyt Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017
Thank you so much for the fav! :3
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Robokapu Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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CleopatraDiNekomata Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Student General Artist
Thanks a lot for the fav! Underwater kiss 
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Jaroda77 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for adding my art to your collection. If you're into that kind of theme, I actually drew a few pictures a while back that are kind of similar:

Belly Dancer 3 (For Toshinden-fanclub) 2015-12-19
Belly Dancer 2 (For Toshinden-fanclub) 2015-12-19
Belly Dancer 1 (For Toshinden-fanclub) 2015-12-19

Of course it goes without saying that you're welcome to check out any of my art at your leisure :)
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nanako87 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sara Bellum by nanako87 You might also like my Jasmine fanart :D
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