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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.

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:iconjingfox:
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 fox@demonfox.net. I am sure we can agree to a good price. Love your work!
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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.
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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. :)
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bluewolf359 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Student General Artist
A-fucking-men.
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:iconesanany:
EsaNany Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
LETS GET TACOS TO CELEBRATE :3
Or go exploring.


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

More artist should go this by moto.
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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.
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sarya Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
CHEERS MATE!







c: Props <3
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:iconsambees:
sambees Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Grats? Was anyone telling you to?
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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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assemblit Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I agree!
I also never understand why people leave DA because they don't get enough comments on their pieces. it's like seriously dude? I get like zero!? and your bitching about getting less than 50 per deviation. I see it too many times and it's just disgusting. Thanks for sharing though, it was enjoyable.
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hir0kan Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how I was listening to super epic inspiring uplifting music when I started reading this. I really love you for this. I believe dA is about the art and the artists. Not the fame, not the pageviews, not other people liking what you do. Sure those things could be very nice, but I think as long as you're satisfied with your art, you like what you do, you enjoy your OWN decisions.. That's what should matter on dA. Some people just don't seem to think that way, eh? I kinda feel bad for them. Doesn't sound as fun the way they think to do it.
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cleyon Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
yuu sir ..is my idol :'>>
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VampyreNeko6669 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:clap:
Awesome. Just Awesome.
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Moondance-Wolf Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Student General Artist
:iconclapplz:
Well said kind sir!!!!
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:iconlupusdream:
LupusDream Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ya tell them.
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WolfishTendencys Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Good For You :)
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:iconparhelia:
parhelia Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Well said! :iconepicclapplz: I also know of artists who have done similar things as you've described.
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Peettante Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I second that. Totally.
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vanitydance Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
You forgot
I will not cry and bitch over every fucking thing that dA don't do "right".

Other than that
Thank you xD
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Wolf-of-Samhain Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
What brought this on? I don't recall you posting anything like this on FA.
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Coyox Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Haha! This crap has just been building up on my mind--- it just makes me angry to see certain artists do certain things. So naturally, I'm butthurt! It doesn't happen on Furaffinity.net. And it's awesome. <33
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Wolf-of-Samhain Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Heh. I understand completely. DA is a very different community and it will naw at you after awhile. Its been a long time since I've used DA and I was happy to come back and see at the 5 random Daily Deviations at the bottom of my message center -not- to see naked women, naked women covered in blood, or emo women being emo. Scrolling down now and there's one. Are these the things you're talking about? X3
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JamJams Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really need to stop doing trades just to make others happy, because to be honest they don't make ME happy. :/
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Miapet Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH :iconfffplz:
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Thepantybandit Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
:iconclapplz: well said!
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:iconkeyd:
KeyD Featured By Owner May 9, 2012   Traditional Artist
Totally agree!
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:iconmoonrisepower:
Moonrisepower Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, good for you! =D I wish more people felt this way.
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wetdryvac Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Yep, that works.
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Lindblut Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:thumbsup:

(but I hope you don't assume that everyone who does these things is out for what you've described.) ;)
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Bordavix Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:iconfacebooklikeplz:
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Artha-Amberose Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Agreed! I changed accounts, but that was because I pulled my old name out of my ass when I was a teenager, and grew displeased with it and wanted something more me; but I don't really care about pageviews and all that jazz... I care about sharing my art and seeing the art of my friends and other artists here on dA ^^
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Kipachie Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:iconslowclapplz:
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punkucats Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconepicclapplz:
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AnimeDumbass Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconbravoplz:
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ElysianImagery Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
"I will not open up commissions just so people can pay me way less than what my art is worth."

HERE HERE! Very well said, this was great to read through :) I think more people should stand their ground in this manner :)
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