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Artists are not slaves- STAMP by TheLastHetaira Artists are not slaves- STAMP by TheLastHetaira
I didn't find one of these...so I made one.

The jist is exactly what it says: Artists are not slaves. We create what we want. If we say that we do not take requests, we mean it.

Likewise, do not even think about requesting things that are clearly outside of our interests and/or artistic bounds. Call it being closed-minded if you like; if you do not at least look at a good portion of an artist's gallery, you deserve to be snubbed. This goes double if the artist has stamps, which tell you the artist's likes and dislikes with cool pictures.

Look at those things before you request. PLEASE.

Now, if an artist, writer, whatever is kind enough to draw a present for you, it's just that: A gift. Treat it like something special, and don't demand too much from that artist in the future. Primarily, we create what we like at our own pace. If we go out of our way to do something for your sake at no cost to you whatsoever, consider yourself very lucky.

And if you return the kindness, well, believe that we appreciate it.

(Sorry if this came off as harsh, but I've seen several people who still get stupid requests even when their profile and/or stamps explicitly say ' no.' This stamp is dedicated to those artists. You know who you are. :) )

Update: I am currently working on making a news article to go with this stamp. For now, if you support this sentiment, use this stamp, fave it, and donate a llama to show your appreciation.
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:iconpolarized-wolf:
Polarized-Wolf Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
They're simply people who like to draw.
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:iconthelasthetaira:
TheLastHetaira Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016  Professional Writer
:nod: 
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:iconcobaltpie:
CobaltPie Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Agreed
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MegatronDX Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014
I agree that sounds wrong.
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:iconthelasthetaira:
TheLastHetaira Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Professional Writer
Osnap Megatron left a comment.

*Ahem.* Thank you. 
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grellfan98 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
Just because some of us deviants suck at drawing doesn't make us bad school destroyed each and every talent for us it's not our fault.just reading this makes me feel horrible
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iSpazzyKitty Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels this way. I know it may sound closed-minded, in a way, but why would you ask an artist who only draws chibis and cupcakes to draw a big, detailed machine or somethin? Ya know what I mean? lol
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cashewlol Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bless your soul for making this. May I please use this? :)
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ArtAngel112 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you for making this coz a girl in my class is always asking me to do her art work
It's so annoying! But thank you for making this!
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Emberguard Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013   General Artist
*looks at the update*

 Just wondering, how long ago was that update put in there? I'd love to see the news article if it was ever finished. 
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MantaTheMisukitty Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've been having some complaints for not producing enough fap-worthy material. It's pretty funny actually :giggle:
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zigaudrey Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah,we need to breath too!
But yeah...I agree!

FREEDOM TO EVERY ONE!ASK US TO EXPRIME YOUR IDEA!
But don't do that so much,plese,okay?
Let us to breath too...
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:iconthelasthetaira:
TheLastHetaira Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Professional Writer
:nod:
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AeizzatToha Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
Thanks. But how do I use this stamp with permission?
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:iconthelasthetaira:
TheLastHetaira Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Professional Writer
Link back to it! :D 
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Fantasy-Fashionista Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AMEN!!!!!!!! So agree. :D
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:iconthelasthetaira:
TheLastHetaira Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Professional Writer
:D! Glad you approve!
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Fantasy-Fashionista Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Totally! :)
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MrStubs Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This so much. I just have such a hard time saying no that I end up with a pile of requests that I don't even want to do EVEN though I had Closed/No on my stamps for requests. Oi, I hate being mean, but I wanna literally rip my hair out sometimes..I'll draw a gift and they'll expect me to keep drawing gifts. Or they'll say something like 'Oh you should draw so-and-so doing blahblah." And then make me feel a bit guilty when I don't Dx
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:iconthelasthetaira:
TheLastHetaira Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional Writer
Short answer: Yes, that is what this stamp is for. :) Glad you like.
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:iconpandahuggingcookiex3:
When I open up Pcs... I get 3 offers... when I open up anything that has to do with free art I get demands for it... I like this stamp and i'm gonna use it :D
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:iconthelasthetaira:
TheLastHetaira Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Professional Writer
:D Thanks!
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ArborealUmbra Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm not a popular enough artist to get that kind of attention, but I can understand what you mean. ^^;

What's worse for me is when somebody offers to do an art trade and never does their end of it. It's like a sneaky way to get a request :(
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TheLastHetaira Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Professional Writer
:nod:
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Thatguy4720 Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
Psh. Shut up and make me an art. If you have talent that I don't, that means you need to use all of it making things for me that I could not make myself so that I can have them. Screw working at it, that's your job now. And of course, I have every right to tell you what to do and to tell you what that you did it completely wrong. :bye: Silly artists. Thinking you're allowed to do what you want to.
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niqichui Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I cannot agree with this enough! I JUST.... THE ACCURACY! I thought I was the only one! I only take requests to pass the time, but really, that person sends so much notes and even asked me to email it to him! (Of course I didn't.) It's somehow flattering that someone likes my art, however, it really peeves me when people get too pushy. The 'open for requests' thing gets abused and it makes me want to stop, but I don't want to be rude. Artist problems, eh?
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TheLastHetaira Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional Writer
:nod: Totally normal artist problems.
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UnknownSoulCollector Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
ohh....was wondering why you think like that:plotting:
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:iconthelasthetaira:
TheLastHetaira Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Professional Writer
Like what?
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UnknownSoulCollector Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
why is artist is slave? :>
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:iconthelasthetaira:
TheLastHetaira Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Professional Writer
Because some artists I know get bombarded with requests, mostly.
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:iconunknownsoulcollector:
UnknownSoulCollector Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
so what's the problem with that? :noes:
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:iconthelasthetaira:
TheLastHetaira Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Professional Writer
It really stresses us out, is what.
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:iconunknownsoulcollector:
UnknownSoulCollector Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
but you can refuse anytime :XD:

I refuse sometimes~ :)



ahhhhh but you did remind me my two friends on DA, one was not satisfied of his request and kinda piss off the drawer......


as in my opinion, I accept any artist how they draw my OCs, as long as they understand of my OC's correct personial character was, I always wish them using their own style to draw my OCs, and I always be thankful because they are willing to spare some time for my request~ :D
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Konapeilover Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I see you're point. But what really bugs me isn't requests, it's when I tell someone not to thank me for the fave but they keep doing it! Everytime I open deviantart I see messages sometimes I think they are comments on my deviations and they are just people thanking me for the faves :noes:
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TheLastHetaira Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Professional Writer
That's just people being idiots and giving kneejerk reactions. Hide their messages, leaving one with a comment pointing out "don't thank me for the fave." See if that helps. It's still people not reading, but IMO not nearly as bad.

With requests, it's more like "I REALLY LUV UR ART CAN I HAS SOME?" Annoying, yes, but it's like comparing a mosquito bite to having a badger sicced on you every so often. Again, opinion.
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Konapeilover Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I usually hide the comments

Yes, I agree with the trequest thing. I read the whole page before I ask though.
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TheLastHetaira Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Professional Writer
:nod:
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Anarchist-Akatsuki Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
I used to have a lot of people ask me for requests....I'd do them just because it helped me consume a little time but...after their request was done they never talked to me again

I now have resquests closed to anyone who I dont consider a close friend I take commissions ones that you'd need to pay for yet people STILL ask me to do requests and I clearly have on my profile I dont take them =.= augh

ANYWHO, great stamp ;3
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TheLastHetaira Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Professional Writer
I've seen a LOT of people in that situation, unfortunately. :( Looks like my rant still needs to become a news article.
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Anarchist-Akatsuki Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
It's a real shame when you think about it because artists work hard and they are trying to earn a living but people dont see it like that

Ah if it becomes a news article it may get a bigger message across?
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:iconthelasthetaira:
TheLastHetaira Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Professional Writer
Yeah. I actually started writing it, but it died. :( Time to break out the reanimation fluid...
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Anarchist-Akatsuki Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
Aw I see. Well best of luck in getting it to a news topic, you have my support and probably the support of a lot of people who can relate :3
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Crescent-Winged Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Student Writer
I can see where your going with this and I understand your point.

When I had requests open to everyone (friends only now)
I thought of it as a way to experiment with other styles and such, to do something different occasionally.
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TheLastHetaira Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Professional Writer
:nod: That's probably one of the reasons that people do allow requests: It lets them draw something different. :D
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meerkatgirl101 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
oh my god!! thank you!! people everywhere offline are asking me to draw stuff for them! i say "I don't take requests!" and some people don't even know what the hell that is, and so they open there big mouth and say "fine! just because your good at drawing doesn't mean your all that!" and i say "no! i do not take request aka drawings for you, for your obviously pathetic mind! and just because your good at art, doesn't mean i take 10 seconds to do something!! art takes time!! and i don't take requests because there not worth it!" and then they say "see! people ask you for drawings because they like your art! you should be happy! and i'm like " yeah! but requests are not worth it!! so you want me too sit my ass down for hours for someone i don't know and get nothing out of it?!!"
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TheLastHetaira Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional Writer
You're very welcome! This needs to be a News article...because it apparently IS news to some people.
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meerkatgirl101 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
ugh! tell me about it!
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Pharaoh-Ink Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
You know what's even worse- when you're nice enough to take the request in the first place, and then the person who requested it harps on you EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. "WHERE'S MY REQUEST? WHERE'S MY REQUEST? WHEN U PUT IT UP? HUHN? WHEN U FINISH IT?" Now THAT's rude. XD
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TheLastHetaira Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Professional Writer
:nod:
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