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August 22, 2012


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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.


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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.
Porcelain-Requiem Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
kittycakez 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
Porcelain-Requiem Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're a Troller Coaster buddy too. ;P

Exactly. It's just too much.
kittycakez Aug 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist

Yeah. But, I guess you're always going to get the silly people who will repeatedly ask. :roll:
Porcelain-Requiem Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just got someone asking me after I wrote this...
kittycakez Aug 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:iconfacepalmplz: You should just start linking people who ask to this journal as a response.
Porcelain-Requiem Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I did.
LadyofFellan 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.
Porcelain-Requiem Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know, right? It's quite annoying.
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