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Rosa
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Life in the Fail Lane: No. No. And No.



Guys... I haven't taken requests in years. Stop asking.

I don't want to sound ungrateful... I really don't. I know that many people here enjoy my art and I do appreciate all my friends and fans.

But it gets really irksome when you get bombarded with messages from people asking you to draw them stuff. And it happens for me at least once a week now.

Now, some of these people legitimately don't know my stance on requests and aren't trying to be rude. But I can't even tell you how many people have asked me for requests multiple times!

If I said, "No..." why keep asking? It's not like I'm gonna just wake up tomorrow and think, "Hey! I should drop what little free time I have and draw people stuff!"

Have you seen my lack of activity with even my own art? What makes you think I have time for yours if I don't even have that much time to draw my own art?

And I know some of you are thinking, "Oh, but you update your journals and comment a lot. Surely you have time to draw."

Yes, I do update my journals and comment a lot. That's because I have a smart phone and can take it with me when I'm out. That's how I'm able to update and comment when I'm busy.

I don't have much free time anymore, and what little free time I do have is mostly taken up with wedding planning, eating, sleeping, and worrying about my fiance getting deployed at some point. I hardly have any time to draw stuff.

Occasionally, I'll draw gifts for very close friends. (Like my Troller Coaster buddy xiaoniao, for example.) But even that's a rarity.

Anyhoo...

Until next time...

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goldenheartaly Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
Sorry if you've felt overwhelmed by these requests. I do hope your fans ease up on them. Have fun doing the requests that you choose and whatever else you choose to do for your free time.
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Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.
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:iconkittycakez:
kittycakez Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I see what you're saying. People can't expect you to draw them stuff all the time. Even if you did open requests, I'd imagine it'd be a one-per-person thing, since you've got a lot of watchers and fans. I've had a couple of people ask me, too. I've opened them once and still haven't gotten to most of them. LOL >_>;; So it's not a smart idea for me to do it again. :XD:;;; I'm so bad like that. I'm all drawing these full detailed pictures and yet I won't draw a simple sketch for someone. >___>

And LOL Sara as your Troller Coaster buddy. XDDDD
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:iconporcelain-requiem:
Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're a Troller Coaster buddy too. ;P

Exactly. It's just too much.
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:iconkittycakez:
kittycakez Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:iconohstopityouplz:

Yeah. But, I guess you're always going to get the silly people who will repeatedly ask. :roll:
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:iconporcelain-requiem:
Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just got someone asking me after I wrote this...
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:iconkittycakez:
kittycakez Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:iconfacepalmplz: You should just start linking people who ask to this journal as a response.
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:iconporcelain-requiem:
Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I did.
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:iconladyoffellan:
LadyofFellan Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is how I feel at my job when I get customers who ask for a discount, and then when told no, wait 10 minutes and ask again. Yes, because company policy will change in the 10 minutes you stand around wasting my time :P

:hug: I'm sorry that people can be such blockheads sometimes.
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:iconporcelain-requiem:
Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know, right? It's quite annoying.
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:iconxiaoniao:
xiaoniao Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Well, you know me. Sometimes I actually give out free requests through a journal ad. But yeah, as you said, it's rather rare.
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:iconporcelain-requiem:
Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If I were doing requests, I'd be sure to advertise it.
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HypaSonic Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I know the feeling. Usually my sister would ask if I could play a game with her or something, (which is fine), but when I usually say no, she would ask again within the next 5-10 minutes. It usually took my mother to tell her to stop. I do love her, but it does get tiresome after awhile. For your sake, I really hope those people can come to an understanding that you are just too busy with your life to to draw them something. Alot people can't take a hint.
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:iconporcelain-requiem:
Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love board games, so I enjoy it when people want to play with me. But I know some people who don't like them.

I hope this journal will help people realize that I'm too busy to draw people stuff.
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:iconhypasonic:
HypaSonic Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed. So how was your summer?
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:iconporcelain-requiem:
Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was fun. I went to San Antonio for a week. :)
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:iconhypasonic:
HypaSonic Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome I was planning to go there, but something came up, so it was canceled, luckily I worked for about a month or so, trying to earn a little bit of money. Right now I'm trying to find a job to work during my senior year.
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IronBloodAika Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Glad all I ever request from you are hugs. :D
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:iconporcelain-requiem:
Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those are fine. :)
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:iconironbloodaika:
IronBloodAika Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Hug? :D
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:iconporcelain-requiem:
Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug:
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:iconironbloodaika:
IronBloodAika Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
XD Yay! ...give me back my wallet. DX
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:iconporcelain-requiem:
Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Never!
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:iconironbloodaika:
IronBloodAika Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
lol XD
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GiantPurpleCat Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student Filmographer
I really hate it when that happens. You say "No" once and people don't listen to you. I seem to get that a lot too.

I don't do requests because I forget to because I'm busy with all my college homework and I really don't have the time to draw something for someone really. :hmm:
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Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's gotten worse as the years have gone by too. I get that some people don't know me, but I've been pretty obvious about not taking requests.
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GiantPurpleCat Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student Filmographer
I've gotten a few requests from people I've never met either, it's very annoying. >.>
It's like they actually expect you to draw for them even when you don't even know them.
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brejcha211 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
totally understand you there
is halaring because people think your stye ft something they imagine
but is kinda offensive because all they ask are request, no trades or comissions, making me understand that "oh, like your art, but only if it comes for free"

some people donīt get that art involves a lot of hard work for some artist, like me for example, it takes me an amount of time and effort. And also they forget at times we have lifes out of DA -_- ;

last time a guy (who I suspect had a kind of mental retardation) got so mad at me and started to spam my other account with incoherent dead threats to people I donīt know and all because I told him I donīt work for free
-_-;
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:iconporcelain-requiem:
Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly. Art takes time and effort. And I don't have tons of free time anymore.
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brejcha211 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
yea
after what you put here I can understand that you are pretty busy
and you have a life

I put stamps on my profile for that
I do art trades though, but only with those I consider my friends
but even for that I have pelnty of time anymore

bay the way, totally unrelated
but congrats on your wedding :hug:
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:iconporcelain-requiem:
Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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Blaze-Typhoon Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
yeah, and if your were taking requests I'm sure there would be a journal letting us know you were open to them
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:iconporcelain-requiem:
Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly.
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Rblizzo Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
usually when some people who don't do request sometimes put up this icon >>>>>>>>>> :iconnorequests: and etc but it surely does get annoying.
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:iconporcelain-requiem:
Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've done that before. It didn't help much...
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LudiculousPegasus Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I can't stand it when people ask for requests if they see something I've been doing that they like that MAYBE they could get one too? ...that's not the way this goes up in here.
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:iconporcelain-requiem:
Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly. I draw what I want. If people don't like it, too bad.
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LudiculousPegasus Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Same here.
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LizDraws Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I get it all the time. But what bothers me is that I've stated that I won't draw anything for anyone on my home page, yet people don't seem to know how to read. >__<;
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Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've stated it too... numerous times. People need to read.
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Keaton-Corrine Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i've been asked if i did requests sometimes i say ''sorry i cant right now im in busy town'' or i just dont feel like it so i generally say "i dont do requests" manly because i think my art isnt good and the person won't like it when im done. i got asked a rare few times by stella001 or someone, to draw them something and i just basically forget about it because i dont have time cause of classes. so i know the feel bro.
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:iconporcelain-requiem:
Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It just get annoying because I get so many.
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Keaton-Corrine Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
yea i can udnerstand
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:iconporcelain-requiem:
Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*gets
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KinakoJurai Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Plus, when you think about it, typing a journal entry doesn't take near as long as drawing something.

Maybe eventually all those people that keep asking you again and again will get the hint that no means no.

Love your new icon. Chel's awesome! :)
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Porcelain-Requiem Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly. Drawing takes time, especially if I want it to look good.

I can type really fast, so writing is a breeze.
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KinakoJurai Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Yeah, I type pretty fast, too. Especially considering it's pretty much self-taught. :)
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