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Requests stamp by MeganTheRabbit Requests stamp by MeganTheRabbit
I've been getting random "do you take requests" on some of my old pictures (mainly my old icon pictures) and this random idea came to mind because it always annoyed me when people asked them.


I don't mind people asking for requests if there open; but if you just ask when it says no on there page it's just like, like no..just no.

Feel free to use.


EDIT-
I remade it and fixed the spelling error.


EDIT 2:
I got sick of repeating myself, so I'm just going to write a faq on here and disable the comments. If you note me for w/e reason don't expect a quick reply because I don't use Deviantart anymore. I only go on when I'm bored.

1. This is mean!
Want to know what I consider mean? People who want me to work for free. Not everyone can draw, just as not every person can build a house. Material costs aside, you pay people for their time. I hate this double standard for artists. An artist deserves to be paid for their hard work and time. Anything less is an insult.

2. I do requests!
Okay. I don't really care unless the artwork you did for free is being used to make money off of by someone else. Do what you want, I don't care. Even if you did you don't need my approval on anything. This stamp was originally directed at random people who came to my page and asked me to make art for them, despite it saying I don't do that.

3. Thankyou! This is exactly how I feel!
You're welcome. I would have deactivated my account a long time ago if it weren't for this stamp. I will not take it down or store it. This is yours to use until devinatart finally shuts down one day.

EDIT 3:

Put comments back on because yolo
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:iconthedarkheretic:
TheDarkHeretic Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016
SO TRUE ! Agreeing to 100% wiht that !
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chunjihuli Featured By Owner Edited Nov 16, 2015  Student
Sometimes I take a couple requests for practice, or if I have an art block. My art doesn't sell much anyways haha.
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Dianallen Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015
used xD
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Little-Batgirl Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2015
I agree with this stamp, even though I'm more of a hobby artist rather than a professional one I still have a life outside of art, I have a job and still have to pay rent and bills and other essential things. So I don't always have the time to do requests. I find it rude how some people can just demand requests without so much as a please or a thank you.

I don't get it so much on this account now thank god but on my old account I used to get random people just asking me for requests. It was just like "hi can you draw so and so with so and so and they'd provide a link. At first I wanted to be a nice person so I'd do it for them. Then the requests would get more frequent and more demanding, one person didn't even ask they just said "draw this character for me" and posted a link. At that point I thought, right I'm not going to just openly offer requests anymore so I closed requests.

Then at one point I opened up art trades and as part of an art trade with another artist I designed an anime character for her. Then I got some guy ask me on the artwork if I would draw the character again but wearing a lot less clothing. He essentially wanted me to draw a nude picture of a character I had designed for someone else as part of an art trade. I kept telling him no I wasn't going to draw that because I don't draw that kind of thing. He kept pestering me saying he would give me money and points, in the end I told him that no meant no and if he kept pestering me about it I would block him. Thankfully he left me alone after that, but what really made me smile was that the artist I made the character for actually commented and complimented me on sticking to my principals.

I did do requests for people on this account as well when I opened them but...on some of them I don't even get a thank you so I don't really do them anymore.

People need to learn that artists are not machines that can just churn out work like that, they are human beings who take time and effort with their work. I have no problems with requests per say but...it's more the people who demand them.

I did do points commissions at one point but I stopped that when no one was really interested and yet when I put up journals saying I was doing requests I had a lot of comments. It just goes to show that people only want free art.
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:iconannagiladi:
AnnaGiladi Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for this. OMG thanks so much.

Now draw me something. j/k
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:iconcharlie-the-patriot:
Charlie-the-Patriot Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutely hate it when they don't even say please or thank you in the request, but instead word it as short and robotic as they can. Seriously? Fuck you, learn your manners. Someone is devoting THEIR free time (as a college student those two words together are a joke) which they don't have to draw something they possibly don't draw for a series they might not follow for a person they don't even know!
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Puzami Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I honestly just made this account, I really never had this happen before on my old one. In the middle of me setting this one up not even..10 minutes maybe? After making my journals simply titled "Art trades/Requests/Gifts" ...someone came in and did this. It was extremly robotic, no please or thank you, just 

"Since you're open for requests can you do this character, and YES this is how she looks" 

I was just like :iconohdearplz: ......theres nothing in this journal saying....I'm doing requests...and ...what ever happened to a ..please and thank you? Holy shit I've never been so shocked.
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Charlie-the-Patriot Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah that is everything wrong with requests in a nutshell. Someone is taking their time to complete free art for someone they don't even know! Btw perfect use of the word robotic, if there ever were an adjective for bad requesters, robotic would be the go-to 🤖
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scootsXx Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015
It all depends on how they ask and respond. Would you accept a request if they were particularly polite and nice about it?
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:iconcharlie-the-patriot:
Charlie-the-Patriot Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Of course, it just depends on my skill and how much time I have, but manners are the main focus of why I'm hopping mad in my comment :)
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AnnaGiladi Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Add to that those punks who don't even appreciate or respect you enough to address you properly: "hi u do requests? thx". Come on, I'm not even worth the Y and the O of You? But I'm supposed to slave my ass through a piece of art for them? Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaah nope.
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Charlie-the-Patriot Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, you just summed up everything that is wrong with those ungrateful pricks, seriously what the hell! Someone get this artist a drink cuz they deserve it 👍🏻
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:iconannagiladi:
AnnaGiladi Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I want a 100% strawberry juice please :D
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:iconcharlie-the-patriot:
Charlie-the-Patriot Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One Strawberry for an awesome person coming up!
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:iconannagiladi:
AnnaGiladi Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeee :boogie: 
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RythmColors Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
... Do you take requests~? Creepy stare Spas emoticon #2- you know you want it (read desc) Cover Laugh Icon
JK! PLEASE DON'T SHOOT ME IT WAS A JOKE!!!Foxy Emoticon Chasing - Five Nights at Freddy's

I most certainly agree. I do enjoy easy requests but sometimes my friends drive me crazy with what they want me to draw. In school, people request me and I don't really know them that well... but I'm overly kind...

The outcome?

I HAVE TOO MANY REQUESTS! Korra Epic Freakout Scream Plz Lovely Shoujo (Aaaaah Nooo) [V3] SCREAM

It's over 9,000...I'm Dead 
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:iconcharlie-the-patriot:
Charlie-the-Patriot Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my jeezus this comment is beautiful 😭
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RythmColors Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
XD Glad you liked it :meow:
I honestly do have tons of art to do, though...

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... And I DO like taking requests~....
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:iconcharlie-the-patriot:
Charlie-the-Patriot Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not many artists take requests, but you're one of the rare ones, and that's real cool of you 👍🏻😄
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RythmColors Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
XD Im a kind Spainard :meow:
Most of my DA friends are sweet and take requests too.
From what youve been saying, I could say the same to you! Youre awesome!
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Charlie-the-Patriot Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! 😄
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RythmColors Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:meow: Anytimeeee!!!!
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SimonCaneplz Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015
Agree With this stamp, Most people wont do request as they want you to pay them if you want them to draw.
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Iki-Fujisaka Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, I don't make such a big deal from it. When someone asks me, I simply answer...
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kagroami253 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
K. Gud4U
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TheAcrylicCat Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Student Digital Artist
The only people crying about how they're entitled to free art are either kids or people who put no effort into their own work, as seen in the comments below. 
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:iconcharlie-the-patriot:
Charlie-the-Patriot Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Speaking of hard workers I love your profile pic 😃
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TheAcrylicCat Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Aha thanks a lot!
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:iconcharlie-the-patriot:
Charlie-the-Patriot Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem!😄
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Pastel-Puppies Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yea I agree I wont take requests from a stranger but if its a friend I may ^^
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EnglishFlier Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, you're incredibly selfish.
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DrakynWyrm Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think actual selfishness is not being able to see someone else's side. Wouldn't it also be considered selfish to demand hours of a person's time without compensation? xD
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AnimalLover670 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconfoundyouplz:
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DrakynWyrm Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh hai
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:iconanimallover670:
AnimalLover670 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hi
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:iconenglishflier:
EnglishFlier Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I guess :/
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:icondrakynwyrm:
DrakynWyrm Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah well. Live and learn, right? :)
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EnglishFlier Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yep
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ManyMiniGamer Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
It's not being selfish. To many comments are annoying. Also, for a person like me, I never do requesets. Unless you want to work your butt off for hours, close and ignore requests.

People work hours on pictures and then the other person doesn't give something in return. That's unfair. You understand now? Requests suck.
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ImdaBatman Featured By Owner Edited Aug 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you have every right to politely refuse the request, don't you?
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Solarpunk90 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
What's wrong this taking requests? Why do you always have to get something in return when helping others or doing a good deed?
It's kind of selfish...
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Tetsuya-Akira Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"What's wrong this taking requests?" There's nothing wrong with taking requests. If you take some, good for you. ;)
"Why do you always have to get something in return when helping others" Helping? Helping with what? I didn't get it, can you explain it please? :)
I want something in return because I spend hours, sometimes even whole days working on my pictures. It takes a lot of time, effort and sometimes nerves lol. Time is precious and I think we all who draw for others deserve something in return
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Piposaru200 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015
EXACTLY!! I mean think about it this guy is complaining that he doesnt get nothin in return when he works his ass off but what does he want in return?? Not points. But the only other thing you can give on deviantart...your money. But how did you earn that money OH YEAH!! You worked your ass off for it so this man has no place not to give requests
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Solarpunk90 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
True
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:iconpiposaru200:
Piposaru200 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015
I will take requests
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:iconsolarpunk90:
Solarpunk90 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Can I have one?!
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:iconpiposaru200:
Piposaru200 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015
Sure!
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:iconsolarpunk90:
Solarpunk90 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Can you draw Badger from Franklin standing without her crutches?
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Piposaru200 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015
I guess so but i have to finish an art trade with gothrockangel
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MeganTheRabbit Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015
It's not taking requests that's bad. It's demanding requests.
One could argue it's selfish to demand ones time to make you a piece of art without anything in return.
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