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February 3, 2013


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how to scam an artist... be careful!!!

Journal Entry: Sun Feb 3, 2013, 12:55 PM

I decided to share an article!
it's very important because we are exposed to a threat.

A guide on "how to hire an artist" to take advantage of the innocence of talented artists.
I received many STRANGE requests but I never answered!  
The world has no respect for the members of deviantart!
we are not stupid bitches ಠ_ಠ
I don't know how to comment! read it! SHARE IT here or on facebook
and be careful! Don't underestimate yourself!

>>>>… <<<<

I'm sorry if someone thinks I exaggerated with the title!
maybe I caught too much attention with that, but I don't care
because (beyond the personal opinions)


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AuroraArt Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for sharing this! We artists draw because it's our passion. How dare they try and scam us and make us look like fools! Those heartless people!
meanderingKnight Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
How ridiculous :|
I can't BELIEVE they are giving tips like this! What, Deviants are just too stupid to realize that they are doing art for what they're worth? Bullshit! Don't abuse starter artists just because you can! That's absurd.
Khallayne Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
I fail to see how... If the artist is naming their price, and you're agreeing to it, anyone is using anyone.

Especially since sometimes you have a budget and the easiest way to tell by the budget and if you can afford the art is to first ask the artist what they would charge.

I refuse to pay for my art upfront anymore... I've been scammed so often, and I've been left in the dark for months while waiting for a commission.

However, I don't get the tone of the article completely as he is looking down on DA artists, and some of his methods are shady... But if the artist is agreeing on the project and the amount, I fail to see how he's quite doing something wrong.
Scream-stay-night Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Student General Artist
The problem is that he's telling you to only use new artists, people who does not understand how much their art is worth. Sure, that means that you'll end up with a bigger profit in the end, but(as said) a new artist will pretty much always charge way lower than they should. It is still an actual job and the artist should be respected instead of lied to.

It's a question of moral and does and don'ts.
Khallayne Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Yes, I do get that part, and I do understand that completely. He's going at it from a strictly business man point of view. I'm not saying keep things in the dark about the project, I'd never do that.

And I know more than enough new artists who do not charge as much as their art is worth. At the same time though, an artist did name their price (assuming that they didn't ask for said artist to lower their price even more... That irritates me, especially in a case like this!) and this person is getting the experience that they likely may not have gotten before.

It's not how I do business, and I understand how people view it as a moral part. At the same time, I know projects like these and business transactions as these are what some artists (the very few that I've talked to) have used to boost their own commissioning.

It still comes down that I'm assuming that he's not hassling artists to lower their prices to what he wants, and the artist is making what they wanted to make out of it. Under priced to many of us, but if the other artist comes away happy, and the guy comes away happy. I still don't see any real harm done.
Scream-stay-night Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Student General Artist
I honestly have nothing more to add, cause I agree with you.

Anyway, thanks for sharing your view, I guess I was a bit hasty with the judging..
Khallayne Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Nonsense. <3 You commented for what you believed in. I think that's important!
Scream-stay-night Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Student General Artist
I suppose that's true -^^- <3

- thank you
Ninjagirl2211 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
awolflikeyou Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
man, what a douche!
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