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Art trade RULES

Thu Mar 31, 2016, 1:07 PM

If you're interested in trading with me please,

read the following rules carefully.

STATUS: Mutuals Only

General Rules:

  • ONLY MUTUAL WATCHERS, please. That means if I do not watch you back don't ask.
    Please DO NOT APPLY IF I DON'T WATCH YOU. I'm tired of repeating this over and over. I've explained my reasons a lot of times and they're also written in this journal.
    Me not watching you does NOT mean you're a bad artist, it means I'm not interested in your art right now and you should respect my personal opinion. People are allowed to have different tastes.
    If I decline your petition it does not mean I'm devaluating you or your art, neither it is the end of the world.

    If you keep insisting in trading with me even when I don't watch you, keep in mind I'll eventually block you if you keep ignoring the rules. Yes, I know it sounds harsh and rude but I think I've made this clear enough already.
    I like to know the other artist before trading with them since I've already been scammed few times with this stuff, even by some close friends unfortunately. Which leads me to the next point...

  • I am most likely to wait for you to finish your part first before I start with mine. (If you're not comfortable with this it's perfectly fine, maybe I'm not the artist you're looking for)

  • Also, I expect to receive your part of the trade in the next 3 months max.
    I'm sorry but I'm not going to wait a whole year for a picture. If you're busy and you think you won't be in time then don't ask. Maybe we can trade another time.
    On my side I promise as well to have my part done in 3 months max.

  • If I don't receive a single update from you in that time:
               ♦ The trade will be canceled as I'll understand you either forgot about it or can't really draw at the moment (which is totally okay, I understand everyone has a different life).

               ♦ If I have already delivered my part, I will ask you to pay for the picture I did. (For example if I drew you a chibi you'll have to pay 90 euros, if I drew a fullbody then it will be 170 euros).
    Please understand art is NOT a hobby for me. It is my JOB and only income at the moment, I cannot afford loosing valuable time on free art.

    Failing to pay will bring you the same consequences as filling a chargeback on commissions:
    Your right to everything I have ever made for you will be retracted and I have the right to sell the copyrighted artwork to new buyers.
    Also note that you will be blocked and you won't be able to get anything from me anymore (commissions, adopts...).
    I'll also post your name publicly and the details of the case for others to watch out.

If you can't accept these terms, do not ask me for a trade please.
Some details can be bound to change if discussed with me prior the trade. Also if you have some rules on your own, feel free to link them to me. I'll be sure to read them ~

How to ask for a trade:

I'll say it one last time, please DO NOT ASK IF I DON'T WATCH YOU.

If I watch you feel free to leave a comment here or send me a note.

This doesn't mean I will surely trade with you.
I'm usually busy, so if I don't think I'll be able to make it in time, we'll have to leave it for another chance. Please don't get angry if I decline your petition. As much as I love doing art trades, work always comes first :'D

I think that's all.
I hope I made everything clear, if not just tell me and I'll try to rephrase it to make it more simple and easy to understand.

Skin by SimplySilent
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cannabiscult616 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 19, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I completely agree with your rules to be honest. I just joined deviantart yesterday, so I was just wondering how to build a following so opportunities like this can become a possibility. So with that being said, any tips on how to gain a following so I could one day get to a level like you for more opportunities to be able to art trade with artists like yourself? I didn't know which area you would notice this comment first so I gave here a shot. By the way I love your art, it's very beautiful and delicate in its own way. Thank you for your time in reading this~ <3  
(Also that's amazing that your art is your career, I aspire to get to that level one day but for the meantime I draw as a hobby hehe)
Neko-Rina Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for your words ♥♥♥

Uhm well it may not seem like that but being noticed online it's a lot about being social. Of course improving your art skills is important, but being social is key. The thing is to get your name out there by interacting with other artists; commenting on other people's stuff is one of the best ways, the more people see your name on other's posts the higher the possibility you'll pick up their curiosity and they will eventually check your profile. 
That said; don't spam people with random comments like 'cute' or 'pretty art' or constantly reminding on all your comments that you're also an artist and requesting people to take a look at your gallery. That can become really annoying and backfire in the end. Try to engage sincerly with other people instead of posting meaningless comments.

Hosting raffles, joining contests, chatting up on someone's livestreams are things that may also help you be noticed.

Long story short; just be nice and social along with working on your art skills ~  
Which leads me to the next point;

I've taken a quick look at your gallery and realized that you trace or heavily reference Hyanna-Natsu a lot while don't even crediting her.
You should drop that kind of behaviour. Not is it only disrespecftul towards the original artist but you will also get nothing good out of it. People don't like tracers.

If you find yourself very lost and still needing a lot of help to draw things and you want to trace to practice stuff then go ahead, no one can really stop you from doing so, but don't post it online
If all of this sounds confusing I invite you to take a look at a collaborative journal I did with some friends where we talk about referencing others artist. And you can also check a video I made on my YT channel about the difference between tracing, copying and referencing.

A guide about referencingENGLISH 
Hi everyone!
Few weeks ago me and a lot of talented artist gathered to talk about something important. We've all noticed there's a wide misconception and confusion about about the limits and ethics of referencing in the art community, so we have decided to help by clearing up the idea of what referencing is through a collaborative journal we wrote all together!
We really hope this will be the first steps in creating a saner community for everyone, from professional to amateur artists.
(I know this is a very long text but trust me, it's worth the read for anyone)
-- You can also watch a video about it, just click here
If you wish to give us or the community some more feedback or simply join in the discussion, please do so on Hyan's journal, as we want to keep the discussion centered in only one place (hence I'll proceed disabl

Hope this is useful ~
cannabiscult616 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I do reference her and I hadn't linked it yet due to family issues. I did also message her about it and said to her if she didn't like that it was there I would happily remove it :) I'll check out the video because any little tips helped. Now maybe I didn't do it right on here, but I did try to mention I referenced from her art because i heavily adore it and I had began to copy all of the links to her art, but I haven't gotten to post it like I said due to some emergencies that came up. Thank you for this advice! ☺️
MeguBunnii Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
But what happens if a really good artist asks you for a trade but he/she is not watched by you either because he/she is new around dA or you don't even know him/her? Bunny Emoji-73 (Tears) [V4] 
Neko-Rina Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I'd just advice people to not go asking for trades if you haven't tried to talk to that person before at least through comments on their posts. I think it's common courtesy to try to start some kind of conversation before asking for such a thing to someone who is trying to make art their job.

Like I said, it's not just about the quality of the art, I like to know the other artist prior a trade so I can tell if they're trustworthy.
MeguBunnii Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, ya, you're right, be friend before asking then :3
oncha Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i would totally love to, to be honest - i love your charas and your art, it would be a real honor!

feel free to message me sometimes if you have some freetime! ^ v ^
Neko-Rina Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Awww thank you Oncha, will keep you in mind! I definetly need to make some time aside for trades ;w;
oncha Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Take your time, i'm alqays here when you'll have some time aside!
Yoclesh Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
//touches Prince Gumball Wow Icon
I want an art trade with you as soon as you have time of course hnn ♥
I could offer a halfbody for a halfbody from you as well tehehe u// w //u

Tehehe by Yoclesh here is my most recent example <3
Neko-Rina Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Aaah we definetly need to trade someday!
Hope I can find the time :'D
Mellowynn Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty cool you take art trades now ^^ I can understand you must make the rules so harsh especially since you're such a famous artist. 
AnnaCacilie Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I got sum!!! ^^

AT with jenstercreations - Dance in the leaves by AnnaCacilie   Those summer adventures by AnnaCacilie   AT with HumbleTechnologist by AnnaCacilie   In skirt'n boots by AnnaCacilie   Art Trade with Sketchman147 by AnnaCacilie  
FeatheryJustice Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2018
It's good to have your rules laid out.  I respect it.  I would love to do an art trade, but don't got that watch back so maybe in the far far future XD  Anyways, have fun with your art trades and I love your youtube videos :3
Cottoneeh Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2018
That is totally understandable :3
bc i am sure there would be way too many offers to choose from otherwise.
i‘m trying to get a bit more active here again,
so maybe one day i‘ll be able to trade with you <3 i still looove the commissions you did for me :3 keep your work up please
Star-D Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe one day ^^ Keep doing what you do Neko-Rina! I hope you'll enjoy your art trades!
nyannpuff Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh maybe one day... qwq Good luck with your future trades <33
RukiaCH Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2017   General Artist
Lucky one whom you watch ovo/
Sinamuna Featured By Owner Edited Oct 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm lost here. I think it's a little unfair with the whole "I won't do a trade with people I don't watch, so don't ask if I'm not watching you" bit. I mean, if we want to trade with you, but you need to be a watcher of ours, how can we even go about even getting that possibility if you refuse to check out people's galleries if they ask? It's confusing me. I love your art and you seem really nice. I just don't think I understand that part of your rules in asking for a trade.

I understand the "must be similar art skill level as me" thing, though.
Neko-Rina Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I'll explain myself a bit further in hopes that you will understand my reasoning a bit better. (No need that you agree with me, but I wish you'll at least understand it and consider my opinion as valid as any other you may have)

I cannot use the "must be similar in art skill level as me" rule anymore, believe me I have tried it and people who are only at a begginer stage has still tried to ask for a trade (even after declining them several times). Some has even tried to guilt trip me using sentences like "Oh, I know my art is really bad, senpai but I love your art and I would like to trade with you so much, please".
I feel bad declining people who are already telling me their art sucks because I don't want them to feel even worse about what they do.
That's why I have to use such harsh words, it is the only way I found that prevents this awkward situations from happening so often. (And even with that they still happen sometimes).
You know the saying "Give somebody an inch and they'll take a mile". So if I really want them to take only an inch I must give them a lot less than that.

It is also explained in the journal and my F.A.Q that I do not like to trade with people I do not know (aka random strangers or people I don't trust). The reason is because I have been scammed in the past with art trades even by some close friends. If I can't even fully trust a friend how am I suposed to trust an artist I just met five minutes ago?

It's also mentioned on my F.A.Q that art is not a hobby for me. It is my work.
I take work sersiously and I cannot allow myself to loose any time trading with a ton of people that will never finish their part (or make a rushed low quality art) because that means I wasted those hours for nothing when I could have been working and get paid for my time and effort.

As I say in the journal. Every person has their own art taste. If I do not want to trade with you it doesn't necessarily mean you are a bad artist, neither do I think I'm superior or anything like that. It can happen that I just do not like your style because not every person in the world likes the same things. It doesn't matter if you're the most talented artist in the world, I may not like it, it's that simple.

And I think you went a bit too far when you said I refuse to check other people's galleries. I have never said such a thing and I don't understand what made you think this way. I check my followers galleries from time to time as our friendship grows stronger. So it's not like they don't have any chance. 

I understand that people who treat art only as a hobby may not be as strict as me regarding art trades, but that's because we both have a different vision of the art world.
Sinamuna Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry, I didn't mean to imply I thought you said you refuse things. ^^;; I should've worded what I sent a lot better, honestly. I'm not trying to come off mean or anything, I promise. I do understand where you're coming from with all of this.

I'd also prefer an art trade not become some sort of scam, and that if someone asks me for a trade, I'll likely accept it easier if their art is similar in skillset to mine. Instead of like, my drawing of a really detailed chibi I worked hard on for several hours, while their half is a quick scribble of color. XD;

Sorry if I came off rude. I never intended to. I really don't do well trying to explain things most of the time, and I tend to ramble and bounce around different areas of the topic a lot, which makes things confusing or makes things come across in a negative way. I'm really sorry.
suminoio Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Username: Suminoio
Character id like to draw: Murasaki! Shes so adorableee
Type of trade: Chibi x Chibi, my fullbody skills are trash rn ;n ;
Character Ref: Okay so I have 2 that you can choose between!

Ollie: My OC Oliver! + Bobbie Adventures!
Prism:  PrismalonePrismbobbie
Neko-Rina Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
fhjkasgfka I just closed them >w< but I'd love to trade with you next time, I don't wanna take more work than what I can handle. Hope you understand, sweetie :'3
suminoio Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL aw its okay~ Yeah next time!!
rin-34 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that heading tho ;^;
makes me feel negatively about my art 
Neko-Rina Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
You shouldn't feel bad about your art, dear
First: I may not like your art (or anyone's art) but other people will like it. We all have different opinions and tastes.
Second: I may not like your art but accept that you're an amazing artist (but again, it may not be of my taste so I'm not interested in getting a certain type of art if I don't like it, even if I know it's quality art)
And third: I watch people not only because of their art but also their personalities. I've found super skilled artists before but their personality was horrible (in my opinion) and so I unwatched them because I can't support someone if I can't stand the way they talk or the things they say or do.
ValeChan34 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016
rayos no podre participar ni pedo 
lo bueno es que lei las reglas si no me matabas(?)
pa lo proxima sera 
keirui Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016
username: keirui
character: chiharu
type of trade: lmao im willing to draw anything ud like!!~ i can offer pixel art too!
character reference:

Hele-Bun Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016
Menos mal que leí las reglas xD Otro día será </3
Zereshi Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
♦ Username: Zereshi
♦ The character you'd like to draw: Murasaki ♥
♦ The type of trade you'd like to do Fullbody, pero si quieres otra cosa con gusto ;v;/
♦ Your character reference:  
[Reference] con esta ropa…

espero tener suerte ;v;
JaquelineMerces Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016
Valla desgracia. xD Me hubiera encantado hacer un AT contigo. </3
En fin. ¡Suerte!
yeorre Featured By Owner Edited Jul 5, 2016   Digital Artist
 - Username: samascqua
 - The character you'd like to draw: Murasaki q v q
 - The type of trade you'd like to do: Half Body
 - Your character reference : You can choose:
Neko-Rina Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Oh yes for sure Misha! *w*
omg that's a lot of beautiful characters >/////<
I really like Berry's colors, he's so cute <3 and Hanako <3
gonna add you to my to-do list :3
HanazonoLylian Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016
  - Username HanazonoLylian
        - The character you'd like to draw Erin! >////<
        - The type of trade you'd like to do fullxfull or headshotxheadshot uvu incluso chibi………

        - Your character reference… es la nena de la izquierda QuQ lo se es un boceto pero es el unico fullbody q tengo de ella ;u;
PINKDIAMOND3000 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Algun dia~ Suerte uwu
CaptainKaddy Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
- Captainkaddy
- I'd like anything really, but if you don't want to think too much, a picture of Candy or Blueberry would be amazing.
- I'd like to do a full body for a full body, but if you want to do something else please let me know ; u;
- Can I use a recolor avatar as reference for Candi? Candi If not let me know and I can find something else to use :)

; U; <3 <3 
Miridith Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016  Hobbyist
Nouuu you broke my heart Rinaa....~!!!! ToT Wahh.. just kidding, maybe in the future >uuu< :heart:
Good luck in trades!! >u< :heart:
shibuidesu Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gaaahh it's so so frustrating since i'm not in your watch list and i feel kinda too nervous to get know you as a friend (since it would probably just seem like i would do it just for that i could get AT Yuu Facepalm Icon ) lol i started to write this at 22.02 and it's already 22.14, i think way too much what i write Lovely Shoujo (Total shock) [V4] 
NoeSArtS Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016  Student Digital Artist
 - Username: TaeliiaChubby
        - The character you'd like to draw: 
                      murasaki ;;;;;
        - The type of trade you'd like to do 

               un chibi ;;
20160704 AT [SpeedPaint] by TaeliiaChubby como este

        - Your character reference

vale tengo varios asi que te dejo algunas refs de algunos y ya eliges el que quieras <3
FICHA ahora mi pelo es fucsia by TaeliiaChubby yo(inciso, tengo un degradado en el pelo, las puntas oscuras. tenia las puntas negras pero se me ha vuelto morado oscuro con el tiempo) 
lily and choco By Emii by TaeliiaChubby lily y choco. aqui estan juntos, son hermanos
por separado: 

(aquí si pongo link)

Ad1 By V7 139-d863yd7 by TaeliiaChubby no tiene nombre aun pero planeo ponerselo pronto ;;;
NoeSArtS Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016  Student Digital Artist
AY shit olvidé leer todo, ignora mi comentario, no somos mutual watchers, siento mucho haber echo perder el tiempo </3
NoeSArtS Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016  Student Digital Artist
mira que lo pone bien en grande, si es que soy gilipollas JAJAJAJA
nana-bunn Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016  Student Digital Artist
- Username : Nanayuu
- The character you'd like to draw : Murasaki ; u ; 
- The type of trade you'd like to do : chibi x chibi AT  | ningahmi by Nanayuu  Commission | yuumare by Nanayuu
- Your character reference :
Night-Class Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This could be so much fun to do <3 Yescrying
Vanelunallena15 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No Tenemos el Watch mutuo Neko Emoji-14 (Cry) [V1] aun así espero que tenga suerte Kao Emoji-04 (Cute) [V1] 
Me hubiera encantado un art trade con vos Llama Emoji-73 (Sick or Not feeling well) [V4] 
Yo solo hago chibis ewe 
MiI0 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
sho queria ;-;
Miully-Sama Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want do... >///<
Username: Miully-Sama
Character you'd like to draw: Xoxo
The type of trade you'd like to do : Fullbody for fullbody
Your Charachter reference: 
Miully Anime Reference
DRabbitz Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Ahh i'd love to ///
Username: drabbitz
The character you'd like to draw: Murasaki
The type of trade you'd like to do : thighupxthighup
Your character reference : (any version)
Kiekyun Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
pffff la mitad de la gente no se lee las reglas =n= Yo sigo medio rancia con la mano,pero ya estoy mucho mejor así que por intentarlo que no quede OwO:

Character you'd like to draw:Estoy entre la Xoxo o la Panky,porque las dos me gustan mucho xdd pero creo que eligiré a Xoxo,que la pobre necesita más amor xdd
Type of trade:Igual un HalfbodyxHalfbody(o hasta la mitad del muslo,no se cómo se le llama a eso xdd)
Your character reference: Si digo que me gustaría que dibujaras fanart me matas no?xddd Es que me encantaría ver a Rin en tu estilo ;;w;; 
Neko-Rina Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Ellos sabrán, yo ya he avisado mucho y voy a empezar a bloquear a diestro y siniestro porque de verdad que algunos me tocan mucho las narices
Y mira, te lo voy a aceptar porque aunque me caiga mal Rin es una niña mona y ya conoces mi amor por personajes así x'DDD
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