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The message is pretty clear. Artists are human also, we also need food to survive to keep producing artworks, we also have families to take care of, we also have bills and needs, just like any of you guys. We can not work for Free and still be able to live and work and draw. So please, if you're intending on having an artist to do some work for you, be prepare to pay them what's worth their efforts and time and talent.

For you artists out there, ALWAYS ask for a clear contract that will protect you from being ripped off by companies or individuals, and ALWAYS take the money in a whole OR in parts UP FRONT before you even lay your pencil on the paper. Educate yourself in how to do business and protect your art, your career, and yourself. DON'T ever do works for FREE, because it will hurt not only you but the whole industry. People will look down on you and think that artists are not worth money because they're willing to work for FREE. NO, be careful, be smart, be prepare, ALWAYS have a rate for yourself, be aware of who you are, how good you are and ask for payment.

Spread the message out as far as you can and raise awareness in communities around the world, make people respect art and artists more, and help each other make a career in a safe working environment for artists.

Thank you.
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MissCaptainAlexProfessional General Artist
Thank you so much for drawing this; I've directed so many people to this image when I get asked "Hey, would you animate something for free? You'll get paid in EXPERIENCE!"
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splendidriverProfessional Digital Artist
You're welcome and thank you :)
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iferaniaHobbyist General Artist
I've been seeing this message more and more these days. I think it's cool that you did a picture to go with the message. More people need to see it! ;)

And on a side note, it reminds me that I saw an ad asking for illustrators and the post provided no information on pay or how much work is needed. It didn't even say anywhere that the artist would get credit! I really hope people are careful about it because for all you know, some poor sap could do up to 10-15 illustrations and the person could just say 'oh heres $20 bucks'. :/
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splendidriverProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you. The only thing we can do now is to spread this message as far as possible :)
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Grump-SupportStudent General Artist
this is true.. in these days artists don't make much. Which is ironic seeing as how everyday we walk by a piece of art and we never really notice this, plus way back, art is what made our history, mainly agriculture... I think i got those right... this is a very nice piece of work! >.<
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splendidriverProfessional Digital Artist
I agree :), thanks :)
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Grump-SupportStudent General Artist
no prob!
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Bandling45Student Traditional Artist
D'aww. This is really cute, and It's really cool that you gave such good and uplifting advice. Nice job! :)
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splendidriverProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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Bandling45Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome :)
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