Thanks! Your kind words are much appreciated. :)
I’m gonna use this space to go on a tangent (sorry anon, I’m kinda veering off topic here, nothing against you)
I know people just drop me random requests in hopes that they get lucky, but the problem is, I get them daily, daily, and sometimes it feels like this is it, this is my life, drawing shit for people for free. Because even if I do it sometimes, when I have free time and want to, it is never enough - people will always ask for more. Every day.
This has been happening to me - and most artists - since we were little. Since middle school, high school. It’s a never-ending onslaught of “can you draw me _____?” And at first, it’s cute, because, aww, you’re appreciated.
But months pass by. Years. You realize that you are just a machine that spits out pretty drawings on command. You start to get angry and frustrated.
But when you complain about it, or snap at people on tumblr, people call you cruel and heartless for not wanting to fulfill the wishes of a single anon.
Because yeah, it’s easy. I can draw stuff fast. Most of the time, it’s effortless.
But the amount of mental energy it takes for me to heave my carcass up and become an etch-a-sketch for the 20 people that are begging me to do this thing for them for free - please, please, pretty please, ur such a good drawer!!11!!! - is enormous, and we’re all human (except for me) and I have limits, so.
That’s basically why some artists are assholes - not because we are. But because we are very very tired.