When taking art trades, which kind of people do you generally accept to trade with?
|298 votes
People of a lower skill level than me
0%
People of a lower skill level and people of my own level
8%
People of my own skill level
5%
People of my own skill level and people of a higher level
23%
People of a higher skill level than me
1%
People of all levels
54%
I don't draw / I don't do art trades
9%
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Published: November 30, 2015
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HawkiefaceHobbyist Writer
anyone who's willing assuming that they're aware I hate my art lmao
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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Ffff D:
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DarkGrievous7945Hobbyist General Artist
Anyone who's willing, although they must accept I'm not by any means a good or great artist. (I probably would be better if high school didn't screw me up completely, in every way)
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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Aww D:
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DarkGrievous7945Hobbyist General Artist
yep...

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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
That is good!
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yep

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PopFrog112Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll do an art trade with anyone, if they would actually WANT to.

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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhh :)
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ThefreakingguyHobbyist Artist
I mean, I COULD do an art trade, but you'd probably hate my art.
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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Not only is that not what this question is about, I also don't like it when people put themselves down sobs
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ThefreakingguyHobbyist Artist
Oh. Okay, I'm sorry!!! D:
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rainpeltkittyHobbyist General Artist
I've never done an art trade, I'd like to though, I am just not familiar with how they are supposed to work. :/
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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
It's just you drawing for someone else and they drawing for you in return :)
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rainpeltkittyHobbyist General Artist
Gotcha, that's elementary enough. :P
RaeLx888's avatar
RaeLx888Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do art trades with any of my friends who want to, really, but I'd probably feel bad about trading with someone of a higher skill level, because the they'd be giving me something awesome, and I'd be giving them something good, but not as good. :/
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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
I often feel like that when trading with people, their part is usually better in my eyes :XD:
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RaeLx888Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah. happens all the time with me too. :XD:
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zebwolfHobbyist Traditional Artist
I prefer to accept art trades from people of my own skill level or higher, but for one thing, I'm too nice to say no to the people of lower skill, and for another, I'm not always exactly sure where my own skill level stands, so it's not always easy to judge by that. 
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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, it's hard to judge that indeed!
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JuxieGamerElite105Hobbyist General Artist
Not really sure never done an art trade but everyone of all levels are welcome!
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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
That's nice ^^
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TeaLeafeHobbyist General Artist
While I do look for level a bit, I think my main focus is the attitude of the other other person during a trade? If they're cocky or rude I'm not going to be very willing to work with them, and if I'm speaking to someone with a polite air or good attitude I will be much more willing to do a trade regardless of level. 
I feel like it also depends a little bit on who is asking almost. If someone is inviting me to a trade [and has a good attitude like I mentioned previously] I'll probably accept regardless, as I won't feel like a person of higher level is getting jipped because they asked me, or a person with equal or lower level because I think it would be a fun experience for both of us?
I don't think I would ever ask a higher level artist to do a trade because I feel like I would be giving them the short end of a stick when I should just commission them instead [if they have them open of course]. That's just me being nervous around people I admire though.

idk, part of me feels like a trade should be two people giving something on equal grounds of equal value, but I also feel like it could really mean the world to someone who puts effort into their work but is also considered to be on a lower level than you? 
: s I'm not very good at getting my thoughts across
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No, I think I get what you mean, and that's true ^^
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