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BOBs I have HAD enough of Gimmie free art!

Journal Entry: Tue Aug 4, 2015, 8:38 AM
Look,I am no bully. Even when I am furious at the other party, I do not 'bully' though tempted as I may be to tell the other party's name.So, in the light of you wonderful lovely people, who have said in the light of such.,....creatures who have attempted to get free art of me, in the name of justice to place said creatures head on a pike...I have decided to be the bigger person and censor their name.But I did block their page from further contacting me....because I am not that magnanimous.

Read on. My blood boils.Enuff by BubbleDriver

Gee. That is so sweet! :) Oh wait, there is more to the message?

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...Look. Pal. Lady. Whatever.

I already am struggling to make ends meet. If you REALLY were a Band of Bubble member AKA BOB, you would know, I do not call my friends 'fans' and they know that too!

And further more, you have not even attempted to engage me with conversations or even offers of friendship before asking me for FREE ART.

You DO NOT even WATCH me or have favourited any of my works.

    And you.

YOU HAVE THE NERVE TO EVEN TRY AND MANIPULATE ME INTO BY CLAIMING YOU ARE MY BIGGEST FAN THAT YOU DESERVE LIKE A BIG TROPHY SOME FREE ART.  

I have had it.

I have stated time after time again that
Sorry Dear BOBs But please NO FREE REQUESTSI wanted to write about OOTW but before I can announce such a big project to you excited little BOBs.
It pains me but I need  to make this abundantly clear.
I do not do free trades, or requests! 
I am already stretched thin as it is.
Sometimes, yes, I am doing personal artwork, but most of it is actually old artwork which backdates a year or several months back.
Most if it now are Commissions!
Why? Because I need money as horrible as it sounds. And most money is actually going into dental , rent AND my little brother.
I will cover more on my brother later on but know that he is my muse , my inspiration and also ...A special needs kid.
I began writing Medusa , Sleepy Hollow,Out of This World for him.
Because I see a lot of myself as a little kid in him.
He is the reason why I keep yanking my head out of the clouds and focus on creating original comics so kids like him can be represented and know they are like all of us and deserve respect and love...Even outs


 But okay.If you clearly cannot comphrehend this or bother to read the link I have placed out or even hear my cry for help. Then FINE.

I shall copy and paste this previous entry for your convenience.

 
//I wanted to write about OOTW but before I can announce such a big project to you excited little BOBs.

It pains me but I need  to make this abundantly clear.

I do not do free trades, or requests! 


I am already stretched thin as it is.

Sometimes, yes, I am doing personal artwork, but most of it is actually old artwork which backdates a year or several months back.

Most if it now are Commissions!

Why? Because I need money as horrible as it sounds. And most money is actually going into dental , rent AND my little brother.

I will cover more on my brother later on but know that he is my muse , my inspiration and also ...A special needs kid.

I began writing Medusa , Sleepy Hollow,Out of This World for him.

Because I see a lot of myself as a little kid in him.

He is the reason why I keep yanking my head out of the clouds and focus on creating original comics so kids like him can be represented and know they are like all of us and deserve respect and love...Even outside their family circles. 

But with the diagnosis of him being special needs comes lots of money.

My day jobs money is going to foot ALL his money. It is a great job but I am paid very little, and the other source of income comes from commissioning which...Don't get me wrong I am grateful for, But pains me as I keep having to face my brother who wants to read my comic I have been promising him two years ago.

As is all the commissioning money.  With sometimes I take out some to pay for dental due to me having tooth problems.

I am struggling as it is, fellow BOBs, to make the ends meet, to put the comic on the table, pay my brothers special needs teacher and his medications.

I really, really do not have the time for free trades or requests.

Please, know that time to me is money. I am growing old and want to draw Out of this World and at the same time support my family.

So please DON'T ask me to draw something for you, your friend, your mom, your dad, your siblings, for free. Or if I am up for free trades, or requests.

I am sorry but I do not have the time. Other artists might be able to do this but they already have either a great day job , or working full time , or are REALLY fast and good. Which I am NOT.

Also, please do not try to guilt trip me into giving you free art.

EXAMPLES


"You don't care about me! You would give me free art if you really loved me!"


"You don't care about me! You are a liar! >:( (Sad)"


 "Wow,I am unwatching you. You are soooo unreasonable. All I wanted is one artwork, I don't have money to pay for you to draw my characters.You totally lost out, my characters are gonna be on tv you know. BYE."


It just makes me feel really betrayed and doubt myself for trusting my fellow BOBs. 
 
I understand you might feel betrayed...But I feel even more betrayed that you followed me NOT because of my cause or comics....

But to get free art out of me through 'requests' , 'trades' or just plain asking me for free art.

Like a 'nice guy', you butter me up with sweet nothings and make me think I am so lucky to have found such a nice friend...It turns out to have all been a lie when you come up asking for free art and turn ...Into someone else when I try and break it to you..I cannot.

I..I just.

:( (Sad)

Please, if your intent is just to get free art out of me.Like if you pop enough kindness coins into me , I will spew out free art for you ...I am sorry but please find someone else willing to do that...Actually don't . Unless the other party is willing and consenting and is willing to draw free art for you.Please do not guilt trip others into drawing free stuff for you.

It is really not nice.

 It is okay to say after I explain my reasons, you understand.

EXAMPLE.


"Oh! Gosh! I did not know! I am sorry! I understand'


"Gosh! I am so sorry! How can I help? How much do you commission or you want me to donate?"


" Oh, sorry! I hope things turn around for you! Sorry, I don't have money either. We are still friends. I'll ask my other friend tho if she is willing to draw free stuff for me. I did a free art for her last month so we're trading!"

 

I respect my fellow BOBs but I expect the same respect and consideration in turn.

Please, I ask for understanding and support.

Most of you BOBs understand and know me and do the latter example but sometimes ...I do meet the examples above...the less nice
example.

And I want it to stop.  //

 
...I am crying right now. I am so hurt and angry that people see me is a free art machine that if they slot in enough kindness coins they will get free art of.

They do not care I have a family to support.

They do not care my only source of income comes from my art.

They do not care about my cause. 

They do not care I have over the course of this year attempted suicide due to my despair of the twin realizations I will never become an animator, or find a job to support my family.

They do not care I am struggling in a part time job, to pay for my autistic kid brother's medical expenses to get him proper psychiatric help and all my money from my lovely commisoners is going to him and to foot part of the grocery bills.

I am only paid $300 sgd per month.

I earn $30 max per commision. $60 per month max TOTAL from commisions on a good month and that is only from the kindness of my fellow BOBs.

Guys. Guys.

Please.

Do not ask me for free art.

It is really hurtful to feel like I mean so little or that nothing has changed since the time I was a little girl and told that people only would want to be friends with such a freak like me is because I could draw.


I thought that if I fought hard enough,was kind enough, was sweet and brave as could be....I could have changed my fate.

And ...I have failed.

In every aspect.

I-I'm sorry, there will not be any other post this week.

I am really. Really tired.

And disappointed.

Not the fault of you lovely BOBs.

I am sorry.

I am sorry.
I am sorry.I am sorry.
I am sorry.
 
I am sorry.I am sorry.I am sorry.I am sorry.I am sorry. I am sorry.I am sorry.I am sorry. I am sorry.I am sorry.I am sorry.I am sorry.
 
I am so tired.And so angry .

And dissapointed in jy self.

For being a grade class A idiot in everything.The bullies were right I guess, I'm just a fool.

A naive fool.

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Aelith-Earfalas Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Don't let them bring you down!
BELIEVE IN THE AELITH THAT BELIEVES IN YOU. >8D I know I don't comment much, but I'm always looking at your art and excited to see where you're going.
You're working on improving and moving forward, you don't need to grind your time away on freebies for people. There's a reason you take commissions, and if people don't want to respect that and just want free art then they (probably) aren't really worth your time. Don't beat yourself up.

I'm super happy to have paid you for art and support you in a way that I could. It wasn't much but I'm happy I could try to help you out then.
I'm no good at talking n stuff I just hope you feel better. If you need someone to vent to I'm always open for notes.
IM SENDIN' GOOD VIBES YOUR WAY BUBBLE.
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bulgariansumo Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015
You're more than just your art! You have a drive to make the world better, and help others from suffering and I think that's very admirable.
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dressuplover2 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015
I'm so sorry for you...
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AGtheadmin Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
*hugs you* it's ok dude!
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AGtheadmin Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
*high fives you* nice!
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Herikayela Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I think they don't read or simply don't care about others life. I didn't know your brothers has problems, sorry to hear that. :( Don't pay attention to that persons. If you want a friend I can be your friend (I want a friend too T-T) and if you want I can send them a reply for your part, I'm very good writting things (well, maybe not in english) or I can help you to recover, to confort you. :) So here I am if you want to talk with anyone, don't give up, don't be sad, frustated, be strong, this will pass and you will not remind it. "Don't worry, be happy.", "Cuz at the end pain will be vitsllity.".
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Kidagine Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh come on Bubbly._. no need to feel sad, you achieved things, look at your art and BOBs, sure there will be some idiots but that's not even a real a BOBs, I understand you feeling tired, just please don't cry.__. it makes me sad as well to see you like that, just know that we are here for you <3 , if you ever feel down you can always relay on us, we are not just BOBs but friends too, you better feel better soon or else<->. Hug 
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PenTheCat Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i am crying right now! omg bubble i am so sorry! people shouldn't do that and as i was reading this (i read the whole thing) i was plummeting through sadness and rage at the same time! and now i am crying... because one of the people i value most on deviant art has gone through the roughest version of life... and i am so sorry. but bubble look you have done great things! and no bully is right. you are amazing always remember that. and know that as a watcher a faver and a commenter i am honored to be your freind and i hope things get better... 
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Yurafo Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Oh, wow, that's just, so sad :(
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IrianWhitefox Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
You did well. Thumbs Up SPN 
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Skull-gum Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
The nerve of some people.
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LawfulStudios9646 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Some people just forget or don't even know that people have made a living on art work and have lives outside of these websites.
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