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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.

I remade it and fixed the spelling error.

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.


Put comments back on because yolo
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Steamerthesteamtrain Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Interface Designer
bunch of gayness
CozzaCake Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Student General Artist
wow okay this is so ridiculously arrogant sounding? I enjoy making people happy and I don't really see art as just meaningless hours of work. Is that weird or something? I enjoy it. Requests are good because they help me practice with things I might not usually think of doing and for more complicated things that could be commissioned. The fact that I someone I don't know likes my work enough to request me is a compliment? 
GuardianStriker Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's mostly because they feel like they're being "Taken advantage" of.
elfofcourage Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's why I always offer to pay in points for requests and commissions.
Blossomtheleaderppg Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
HAHA!! I got a kick outta that...:)
SpookChu Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn, all these comments saying "because it's nice11!"

Let me do a point.
There are many good artists out there, and as this stamp says.
Why would your work your ass off and get nothing in return except for a possibly 1 word comment?

If they don't have points, they can save them up, start their own commissions, use dAhub, et fucking c.

I mean there are other things you can recieve, like a DESCRIPTIVE COMMENT nicely or whatever criticizing the piece so that the artist can improve, because everybody has room for improvement.

Pio-Skully Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
It's called being nice. Some people cant afford fucking 50$ to give to you on a peice of fucking art. When people, aka GREAT artists, are nice enough to do requests for me, I donate to them when I can. I like to Roleplay with my character but cant do that when people want 100$ for a reference, so I sometimes go around asking people whom are nice to see if they can help out with me and make me a refrence. I already have great artists that help me and I message them everyday to see how they are doing, And I suggest that they should do commissions because they are having bad money problems, and I can't help because I dont have any money to give. but anyways, thats off topic, Yes, its rude people pop out of fucking no were and ask for a refrence, but half of the time people cant afford money out of their ass to pay for art, and go around looking for help, which is what I do. Like a lot of people said,
Its called being nice, not "Oh I don't WANT to do requests for this person, because I wont get anything like 1000 points or a peice of art for me that has to be extreamly detailed and professinol because you know, fuck the poor people that cant afford my time and draw correctly because I want my money or I WANT SOMETHING out of it. :3" << What the fuck has humanity come to. Greed. 

If you cant do requests, then you cant do requests. But the fact that you wont do them without gaining something out of it is bull shit greed.
When you do them because you NEED the money, THEN that's not greedy.
When you don't want to do them, because its your time, and you just simply don't want to do them, then that is fine.

Piposaru200 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
It's not called working your a-- off for someone u don't know it's called courtesy and being nice
Winter-blizz Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
well think about it this way. sometimes people will be in a situation where time is tight to just make gifts for strangers, maybe as an artist you know that recognition wont pay for your food or the roof in your apartment. Im sorry but if an artist doesnt do requests its not because he/she is not nice. Most artists I know open requests when they have time to, or just for their friends. Please understand context is everything~

and yeah, I understand that some people are just greedy, but as far as I know when my request get rejected it usually goes something like "Sorry I dont do requests" or "I'll take it into account for when Im not too busy"  and you know what? I lose absolutely nothing with either. They are not my slaves and I have no right to judge their motives. 
Piposaru200 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
I have no idea what you just said 
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