so was just thinking that, it seems like some of the cool people have the hardest times with things. and recently i did something that made someone's day. so that made me think how uncommon it might be for peopel to draw gifts for others. most of my experience is on FA, but i've seen alot of this over here too.
keep in mind some people don't, or would rather not, and for reasons why. but it seems that getting somethign nice, no matter how it is, makes someone happy to know that someone took the time to do them something.i know a few people that do gifts when they want and in their free time. i know i should do more, but i'm not social enough to try to find out myself.
but from what it seems is that, there are alot of peopel that want free art and nothing more, or there are people who would only bother if they could get somethign back. i mean, it's always awesome when you get to trade art with someone, but for the sole purpose of getting their art is kind of off... i know, and of, some peopole that don't trade anymore because people jip them from a trade. so this person took time out of their day to give you somethign free, and you tell them to fuck off afterwards, or say you are never going to give them any art.
that's kind of fucked up.
i forgot who, but they have a list of peopel they are waiting trades from. one of them was like... 4-5 years in waiting, and the person told them out right they would never do their part of the trade since they had gotten the art they wanted for free. i feel bad for them since assholes like that ruin good things that nice people would have probably worked their hearts out for. hell, i'd love to just draw things for some of those people, not to try to make up for their loss, but to show them that there are people that would gladly give freely just for the hell of it, or because it's something they thought would be nice.
i guess what i'm going for here is that, 'free' isn't free, because someone took time out of their day to give it to you, you'd think you would have the curtosy to give somethign back as a thank you, if nothing more.
i have trouble just making a sketch for people i like, or in a trade unless it's agreed to not be a complete piece. so i try my best to make it look good because the person getting the art deserves it.
if you guys feel like you want to, i'd love to know what you think about this subject of trading art, free art, or gifts to and from people!