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It's time to choose what I draw next! The topic is video game characters again: www.patreon.com/posts/video-ga… (you don't need to be pledged to me in order to vote, you just need a Patreon account)
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Please take the time to at least read the headline, even if you don't read the details. There is someone currently emailing artists (possibly found here on DeviantART), attempting to get "free" art in exchange for software.

If you receive an email from this person, DO NOT REPLY. Simply delete it and move on. Do not be tempted by their offer, the programs are most likely obtained illegally and are being used as an exchange for free work. I've heard from another trusted artist that they were also contacted a week ago, so this has been going on for some time. Notify your artsy friends, especially to younger ones who may not be as experienced with selling their work. I know when I was younger, I may have been duped into doing something foolish, such as accepting a terrible offer like this.

(I also posted about this on my Twitter: twitter.com/nakanodrawing/stat… )

Here are the images of the email correspondence. The person tries to sway artists with his well-written email and promise of free software. He's not taking no for an answer but seems otherwise "composed", though the red flags are still there.
Here's where things start to get ugly and reveal why artists shouldn't accept such offers. Good for a laugh though.
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Now things start getting weird. So much for composure.

Please, do not sell yourself short as an artist and do NOT accept unpaid work. You never know what you're really getting into.
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Thank you everyone for your interest in my holiday commissions! I'll be opening them again sometime hopefully in the near future. Send a note or email if you want to be on a wait list!

Not started yet: :star-empty::star-empty::star-empty:
Lineart phase: :star-half::star-empty::star-empty:
Lineart finished: :star::star-half::star-empty:
Color phase: :star::star::star-half:
Done!: :star::star::star: :thumbsup:

Current batch:
:iconqube-core: - thumbnail concept art :star: :thumbsup:
:iconqube-core: - full-body sketch 1 :star: :thumbsup:
:iconqube-core: - full-body sketch 2 :star: :thumbsup:
:iconpiratecaptaindark: - color portrait + background :star::star::star: :thumbsup:

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Finished!:
:iconerebun: - color half-body :star::star::star: :thumbsup:
:iconmasterchiefhammer: - color half-body x2 :star::star::star: :thumbsup
:icondunemerc: - color portrait :star::star::star: :thumbsup:
:icondarkartskai: - color half-body :star::star::star: :thumbsup:
:iconestonius: - color portrait :star::star::star: :thumbsup:
:iconestonius: - color portrait :star::star::star: :thumbsup:
:iconestonius: - color portrait :star::star::star: :thumbsup:
:iconmagtok: - color portrait :star::star::star: :thumbsup:
:iconpsithorn: - color portrait + variant :star::star::star: :thumbsup:
:iconlilholmies: - flat-color portrait x2 :star::star-half::star-empty:
:iconlilholmies: - flat-color portrait x2 :star::star::star: :thumbsup:
:iconthe-lost-ghost: - color portrait :star::star::star: :thumbsup:
:iconmrsmorace: - flat-color portrait :star::star::star: :thumbsup:

Kris - portrait 1 :star: :thumbsup:

Kris - portrait 2 :star: :thumbsup:

Fox Star - color portrait :star::star::star: :thumbsup:

AzureArrowFlower - flat-color half-body x2 :star::star::star: :thumbsup:

Eliosoverlord - color portrait :star::star::star: :thumbsup:
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For my next fanart poll, the topic is movie characters ^..^ Go here to vote on what I draw next! www.patreon.com/posts/22567514
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