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May 9, 2012


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I Will Not Sell Out

Journal Entry: Wed May 9, 2012, 7:25 AM
I will not draw pokemon just because I want to milk favorites.

I will not upload every fucking thing I do just because I want to milk pageviews.

I will not change my DeviantART name just to prove my worth to myself.

I will not leave DeviantART just to get watchers on another blog or site, and then come back claiming DA is forgiven.

If I ever leave, I will not do it because I'm ashamed of the DeviantART community, not including those who actually love art. I will do it because I want or need to leave.

I will not categorize my art into a separate category just to get on the front page.

I won't take trades just to make other people happy.

I will not open up commissions just so people can pay me way less than what my art is worth.

I will draw what I want, upload what I want, comment on what I want, and stay on DeviantART as long as I want. Because it is what I want to do, NOT what the community wants me to do.

  • Mood: Tired
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JingFox Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
Please let me know if you would consider a portrait commission similar to what you did for Chip. You can email me at I am sure we can agree to a good price. Love your work!
FrothyCoffee Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
"I will not draw pokemon just because I want to milk favorites."

'I will not draw [latest popular thing] just because I want more favorites and page views when I don't even like [latest popular thing]'. In other words, drawing something just to please others rather than to please yourself... am I correct? Though if an artist just so happens to really like... say... Pokemon and draws it often then it really should be their business. Not everyone that draws fan art is 'milking favorites'... some people just like to ejaculate what they love and if they just so happen to cream Pikachu... well... heh.

Arg, damn. Now I have horrible images in my head.
Coyox Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
Well here's the thing, and there's another comment on this journal wondering nearly the same type of deal.

Please note, that I definitely said "...JUST BECAUSE..." which entails there being a single reason for uploading and drawing the picture.

I never said I wouldn't draw pokemon period. As a matter of fact, I have about 4-5 images of Pokemon in my gallery. And I've probably favorited a good amount too. :)
bluewolf359 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Student General Artist
EsaNany Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
Or go exploring.

Or c.) Both
ManjiCyberNinja Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Best submission ever! XD

More artist should go this by moto.
omtay Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
Quality over quantity. Love over community taste.
What its worth over whats inexpensive.
I think I love you.
sarya Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist

c: Props <3
sambees Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Grats? Was anyone telling you to?
dematari Featured By Owner May 11, 2012   General Artist
i totally hope someone who does some of that shit or is uber concerned about pageviews gets butthurt themselves, and spurs them them change.
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