Don’t ask for free art if they got a sign that says ‘I do commissions’
This is something you should avoid. If the picture says ‘I’m open for commissions’ don’t straight out just ask for free art. In fact, don’t say ‘can you draw me ___?’ implying no payment. You’re kind of missing the point.
I know you guys don’t mean it, but I hope this post enlightens someone about this. We’re not being greedy. Okay, maybe we are. We need the money to pay for shit, like college loans, broken equipments, housing.
Do us a favor and ask for a commission instead of asking for free art. A day of skipped lunch is not going to kill you.
I know some people are willing to do it for free, but if you see this person say ‘i do commissions’ or own an online shop of any sort, or have a post that says ‘i’ll be at _____ convention selling art’, please, pay them something. A little goes a long way :)