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Dear ppl who asks others to draw for 'exposure': by Qinni Dear ppl who asks others to draw for 'exposure': by Qinni
on my tumblr.

Edit: for actually industry pricing for freelancers and graphic artists, this is a good book to refer to:  The Graphic Artist’s Guild Handbook i have freelance friends who use this book and say it's really good, so....yeah, it's probably a good investment if you're starting out. i totally forgot about it before i saw that tumblr post, sorry~!)

for anyone still thinking it's okay to underpay or not pay artists because they're "new", please take a look at this.

Some excerpts include (quotes are the excerpts, comments are mine):
"simple illustration - Ext. Budget $5.00" - meaning that even if you spend 1 hour on a simple but finished, professional illustration, you'd only be making $5.00/hour.
"Children's Book Cover Illustration - 2 illustrations that are 18x18x in full colour; Est. Budget $25" - so even if you spend a very short 2.5 hours per cover painting, you're still getting paid $5.00/hour. But realistically we all know full-colour illustrations take longer than that so let's not kid ourselves and price it at $2.00/hour. Slave labor ftw :dummy:
"Cartoon Children's Illustrator - $70.00" - oh, that doesn't look ba- oh wait... "19 pages full colour plus cover." ....20 illustrations for $70, making it an average of $3.50 per illustration. awesome.

here's some more links: 
"A Note to you Should you be thinking of asking me to write for you for free"
"no spec work!"


I know I wrote a little much, but if you have time, please read :).

I feel like this is important because this whole attitude is the same that lets people steal other people's art and print it on phone cases, posters, tshirts and more. They don't view us as hard-working people but more like machines that just churn out art. Not to mention it kind of screws the whole industry value up....(like, why would they pay for you to draw anything if someone else can do it for free?). This means the whole market value of art goes way down. It also let's people feel like they have the right to cuss me out when I refuse.....

This was originally done because I saw ridiculous people comment on tumblr and drawing ridiculous comic response is a way I cope, but then I realized that there are more of these people on dA; in fact, I often get notes about doing projects for free because of possible "exposure" i would get (not to mention those contests that hardly pays the winner anything to design a t-shirt or whatnot), and I'm sure I'm not the only one. 

Some people don’t feel artists deserve compensation seeing as it’s not as “essential” as, say, doctors or plumbers….Of course, then there are those who think that artists don’t even deserve recognition, let alone payment, so they take away artist sources and comments, thinking that artists live off of the euphoria of drawing alone (and of course if we complain about it, we’re being selfish bitches or spoiled brats). 

Yes, recognition is amazing, but we also don’t want to work for free (unless it’s something you just REALLY want to do of course and isn’t looking to buy food with recognition coupons). There are plenty of great companies and people who hire artists, and these hired paid artists get plenty of recognition.

Also, Stephen Silver’s video on this is pretty great so take a look if you haven’t yet.


:bulletred: Please note: I don’t mean to say you shouldn't ever draw for anyone for free evar ever, but you deserve to be paid. Your art has value, and more importantly, your artistic skills have value and people should not expect it for free

This also is pretty good/funny: Should I work for free? a flow cart 

ps. Psst, here's a secret....the payout "recognition" and "exposure" is a lie 99.5% of the time. :)

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Willdabeast-0305 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
The buying power of the Recognition is so low, it's barely worth the paper it's printed on.
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UntoldPromises Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Wonderful :)
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yubbi45 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
psssst, I got a 404 not found on the "because they are 'new'":link
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Qinni Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
ah, the original poster seems to have deleted it. here's another reblogged version: baddaytodraw.tumblr.com/post/9…
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yubbi45 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thnx
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DeviantDanny2000 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Wow. Thank you for this. This has been on my mind lately. Your explanation is really insightful and well informative. I recently got a email asking me to draw something for the individual and he/she stated that "it will bring me exposure". At first I was flattered, but then I realize it was going to take up a lot of my free time. I am sure the person who sent me the email didn't mean any harm from the request. I think the problem lies with most people not being well inform on this topic. Artist are workers too. We provide a unique kind of entertainment and as such, we deserve to be paid for it. Especially since some Art projects are huge undertakings! I had this one project going for 2 months and finally finish it a week ago. 

That being said, I did promise the person I would work on his/her's request. But, with thanks to your information, I will charge in the future. 
Out of curiosity, how does one charge for their work in Deviant Art? Is there a "Pay Pal" or something like that? 

Thank you again for this. :)
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KathyBellie Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Paypal is pretty good, you could do dA points, but be careful on those as people will try to push your prices down. The dollar to point  rate is 80 points = $1.
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DeviantDanny2000 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much! I will definitely look into it when I am ready to start working on commissions and freelancing more professionally :)
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DeadMaul Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014   General Artist
twitter.com/forexposure_txt (Have you seen this?)

That twitter collects series of quotes(or at least the summarize version of quotes)  by people who asked for free work from artists, writers, photographers and etc.
And there was a lot of them. Sad isn't it?
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Requiemsvoid Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Professional Filmographer
With the rise of Patreon, it seems that recognition is a bit more valuable these days
and is making artists more money than simply charging per piece.

This means that the bigger your fanbase is, the more people you'll have to donate
1-5$ a week/month.

IE: www.patreon.com/doxydoo

Granted, this isn't for every artist and this sort of "income bubble" will eventually
cap off (people will get tired of hearing artists pimp their patreon").

but it's a good tool for now that'll help artists that're still trying to improve their
skills and pay the rent.
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Qinni Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
ack, i missed this comment. For the most part I agree with the fanbase = more money thing, but I have to point out the sad premise of working for exposure - You don't actually get recognition from doing free work for people, unless it's maybe just fanart requests for people on dA; but full on commissions for individual people looking to do a flash game or whatever? you'll be lucky if anyone ever hears you outside of that one person you did it for. Because big companies who are well-known know better than to be cheap, and actually pay their artists well, and the artists they hire are usually veterans of the industry, so any time someone comes up to an artist to ask for free work, chances are they are nobody. Not a big name themselves nor anyone who has enough recognition themselves to give the artist any, and the artist have 1 in a million chances of whatever that project is making it big. 

You know what gets recognition on dA though? being extremely active, have really good draftsmanship, and know how to do pinups and fanart pinups. Then pump them out for max exposure. Riding on the coattails of other, greater artists and franchises do work very well :D. I should do some myself some time, actually....hahaha :lol:
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begginerartist12 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Student General Artist
My thought about this is, why the hell would someone pay you to make a design for a shirt for about $40, when they will be selling hundreds of the shirt at about $20-$30 a piece? Because they're cheap bastards, they let you do all the real work, and make the thing that people actually want, and then they sell it and take the majority of the profit. What should happen is that the person who made the design charges for a commission and a percentage of the profit. I've seen a lot of comics like yours, which is great by the way, but the situation maddens me to no end, and being a person who wants to go into the art industry, I'm glad I'm learning about this now. Speaking of, my art teach spent two days (he would have loved to teach a whole course but the school wouldn't let him) teaching us about this kind of stuff.
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MaxErikson Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
As an artist, all I want is recognition. As a design student, all I want is work experience. As a graphic designer, all I want is an income.
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RenOokami Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist
As an artist, you should want to be able to live from your art. Recognition (pepole seeing your art at it's true value) is often mistaken with fame (lot of views, fans and so on) nowdays, so no matter if you're art student or self taugh, pro or still hobbyist, as human living wherever you live, you will always need to make a living.

Commission = Request + Recognition = Work experience + Income :meow:
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Juro-Uisuko Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're awesome
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TribalGraces Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is great! I'm not a professional artist myself, but in many respects I can identify with the problem of people feeling entitled to my time, talents, and resources. That flow chart had me laughing out loud, and what's more, it was spot on.
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Granitoons Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I just had my pretty generous offer declined for someone who would do it for a pittance. It really does make our jobs harder when people udersell themselves.
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AvarianGuy Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
So true.
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AJInu-Okami Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I got the book! Now time to read it ^^
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agoodcupoftea Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
A lot of this happens with translation, too. Esp with Asian languages. Unless you're white w/a degree. If I'm doing free translation, it better be for a family member, a friends, or on a piece of media I like. That aside, skill is valuable, and we deserve to get paid.
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dementja Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
Heh, good one. Actually same goes for each branch: recognition, experience (for experienced), whatever. Let's live off air, may we.
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riverotter7 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I know. It sucks big time when you or I or any other artist has to knock down the price on our works. I work with pyrography (wood-burning) on cherry and walnut bowls, boxes plates etc... but for what I put into it I get nowhere NEAR what I put into one and I've almost lost the love of doing it because my Partner was wanting me to "hurry up and make things for craft shows". I can't hurry up. The design is either there on the wood or it's not; and I refuse to let my "product" go for anything but what I put on it.

I have more wall space...doh  and if I arrange things carefully I can get them all up. The flow chart is hilarious!
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NotKiwi Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Student General Artist
... this helps so much.... I was struggling with this recently. Thank you. 
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Little-Noko Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I know what you mean so much ! I make art for a publishing house and it's like being exploited ! Artist spend so much hours to make something look pretty and they paid you like it was easy to do !
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Junkan7 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Real talks.
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lisa-sciannella Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
thank you for drawing, submitting and writing that. i'm trying to be true to myself as an artist but this is the wall i keep banging my head against. just knowing someone else is there with me is comforting and hopefully efforts like this can open discussions and encourage change in culture/practice.
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Kurikuma Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes! I hate it when they try to push you into doing it after you say you can't/don't want to too... I always feel used to feel bad and then get convinced into drawing something for free D: Drawing was a pain back then because I wasn't drawing what I enjoyed :<
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alexsanlyra Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice!
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ynne-black Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Student General Artist
May I ask what's in the book? Not exactly - I just cannot really afford to buy it right now, but I'd consider it - does it help actually set specific prices and some sort of system how to do this, or is it all theoretical?

I totally struggle with prices but then someone from Vietnam (no offense, my best friend was Vietnamese) offers realistic portraits for 4 dollars and I wanna cry.
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Qinni Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I remember flipping through my friend's book and it basically gave a long list of parts of the industry (like animators, concept design, etc etc), what kind of artist, and how much the average pay, low pay and high pays are. This is specific, not theoretical, and there's a new version that comes out every other year or something, from what I remember :)
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ynne-black Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you very much for this, I'm definitely considering it now :)
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Grafight Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
I'm nothing special, yet I've managed to make a living in art for many years. I became a Graphic Designer and I have worked for many in-house art departments as well as freelance. When it was OK to do so, I would "hire myself" as an Illustrator. Other times I would hire illustrators for specific commercial projects. It is true that there is more competition now, but also more opportunities as more content than ever is created. To succeed in todays world, you need to become specialized. Find something you love and become the best at it. Create portfolios, both online and on paper. Improve daily. Use all the tools at your disposal.
Cheers!
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AmeNekoHime Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Student General Artist
In about half a year I'll have my Design Finals finished and start to work in this cruel world and in all these years I learned in this field just ONE teacher ever told us not to work for free, which I find kinda sad... a lot of them even told us we WILL have to work for low cash or nothing in the beginning to gain reputition... but seriously...

I don't get requests often but most of them wanted anything drawn for free and were offended when I told them I need the money for my life, which is why I was willing to do the work for them...
Getting comments like "It's not that hard for u is it? so do it plz" is really rude <.<
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sera-sognato Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
Yea. What gross entitled attitude.
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TheOneandOnlyPLAP Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Student Filmographer
I saw this on google+ X3
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TswordZ Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
nice comic and very true.
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Amityvillager Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Student General Artist
Amen, sister!!
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McHughstudios Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Well-said.

When I receive offers of exposure, I am reminded that , here in New England, people die of exposure every year.
Keep up the good fight!
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DJ-Uni-Mekaju Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:lmao:  Nice.
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Jien-chan Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
:lol:
That'll be my answer the next time a request like this finds it's way into my in-box.
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McHughstudios Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
:)
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digital-dust Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Nobody gives a rat's ass about me, so I draw whatever the hell I damn well please.

Especially when I'm already stressed out trying to live a double life, and drawing is almost becoming a coping mechanism.
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Qinni Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I didn't say anything about not drawing what you want so you clearly missed the point or didn't read my description.
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Pyalicious Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014   Digital Artist
The truth is it's not their fault they think like that. There are millions and millions of artists out there.... Everywhere. More than doctors, therapists, basically anything else, and frankly, a large number of them either do art for free, or for a super low price. That's because plenty of artists price their art properly, but it never gets bought, so they're forced to lower the price. Not to mention most artists are born artists, it's not something you learn in school, it's something you perfect, and as children, money doesn't matter as much as being appreciated for your art, basically being told "ohh that's adorable!" is enough to make a youngster draw for free, regardless of how good their art is.

But the point is, there are so many artists, of all different kinds, that it's easy for a person to refuse a high priced piece of art, in exchange for a similar quality low priced one. Non-artists don't see such a big difference between different artists.

If all artists all over raised their prices, the problem obviously would disappear, because people would be forced to pay more to get what they wanted. After all, it's only natural that you'd choose to pay less IF you had the chance.
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Qinni Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
See, the problem is that people like you think it's natural for people to think that artists don't need compensation because there are so many artists out there etc, etc. No, it's not natural, it's a mindset driven by people who want things for free and artists who think that working for free will get them recognition or exposure. It's a cycle of misunderstanding for people to think that they need to work for someone in order to get better, when that's not the case at all. 
Actually, art IS something you can learn in school - you don't have to go to school necessarily to learn it, it can very much be "self-taught", but let's be honest, a large percentage of "self-taught" artists still learn from following advice given by other artists or read tutorials online or read anatomy books, etc. So it really can be taught, and even self-taught artists are being taught using those tools; I learned a LOT of stuff from art school as well as tutorials online and advice given by my peers and betters :shrug: 
It's easy for people to refuse high price, but it's just as easy for artists to refuse to sell for lower. And it's not even that people only go to people who lower their prices - there are plenty of people who go to well-known artists and writers to ask for free stuff. Look at this guy! He's a well-known, well-published writer who still gets letters from people asking for free writing~ So it's a mindset, not a natural course of "because there are so many artists and writers therefore.", cause if it's natural, then naturally people shouldn't be asking this guy's stuff for free - obviously he doesn't need the exposure or have the feeling of wanting to do stuff because someone complimented him.

If more people understand that there's a problem and try to change the problem rather than saying "oh, well, it's normal for us to be screwed over hahah", then change will more likely happen, that's all :)
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Pyalicious Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014   Digital Artist
Lol, yes it is natural, it could easily be a sign of intelligence. Intelligence and compassion/caring/etc aren't the same. When you have a chance to have something for cheap/free, only the caring people would choose to pay (or the rich..). This is just my opinion, feel free to not take it seriously though, i might very well be wrong. But if an animal chose either the longest or the hardest path (because yes, making money takes time and work) to something (anything, food, shelter etc), they'd be considered dumb. I don't think it's natural to think artists don't need compensation, it's natural to take advantage of what's available to you. There are artists who just do art for free, for lack of other options or other reasons, or simply for the love of doing it, and it's nevertheless their fault, not the people who take advantage of the choices available to them. (To bully an artist into thinking their art is bad and they shouldn't ask for payment is a whole other subject)
Yes, art is a skill that needs to be refined, that's what you "learn" in an art school. I didn't say you don't learn art techniques. I said you can't learn to be an artist. You must be born with the will and skill to create, and love to create art. Try taking a child who doesn't like creating art to an art school and see how he will fail to learn. Other jobs are far more open. There are artists who actually change their minds and become doctors and anything else basically, but you'll never see a young doctor in the making, become an artist.

As for the writer; Yes there are foolish people who try their luck in prying art for free like that too. Many of them are young people, who have used this technique before and it worked. And yes, it's still natural no matter how you look at it. ~It worked before, if you persevere, it'll work again~ It's the exact mindset artists use too, but used differently.

I didn't say though that it wasn't a problem, because artists end up starving like that, but it's the artist's fault at this point.
As i said, if all artists were to change and stop believing their art isn't worth anything, you'd get progress, but it won't change anytime soon.

Oh and sure.. there are simply stupid, simple minded people who will just do it all over again and will never understand how long it takes to create art, or it's importance and who will go insulting artists and such.
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Qinni Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'd say that you're mistaking wanting something for free and thinking that it should be free. Yes, there are people who take advantage of other artists, but there are also people who are seriously baffled as to why artists would say no or wouldn't do them that "favour". If I went to a store I wouldn't think that I should have things in there for free, and "oh, I'll wear it every day and your shirt will get exposure!!" sure wouldn't be equal trade for the shirt. If I called a plumber, I wouldn't think it's natural to pat him on the shoulder and say "thanks, i don't have money right now, but I'll tell my friends about you." for his service. We don't feel like that's natural because our mindset is that when people do work, they get paid; when we want something, we should pay, so why shouldn't it apply to art as well? Anything that's deemed worthy, people will usually want to pay, so the amount of people unwilling to pay anyone, even well-known, skilled artists and writers shows what a portion of people thinks about the worth of art and writing. That's why I feel like it's more of a mindset for a portion of people. Of course, most of the professional industry understands this and pay their artists quite well, so thank fuck for that. 

Actually, you are wrong about doctors not becoming an artist. There are doctors who become artists, and I can name two famous ones off the top of my head - Jim Lee (a young doctor in the making) and Osamu Tezuka (a doctor who wasn't just in the making, but made it). I also personally know someone who was in the middle of studying bio-chem at a really good school, passing with flying colours and everything, who decided that she loved music and left everything to pursue music. I've also seen decently skilled art students who hated art. I've personally been a good violinist who hated violin; I've been playing the violin since I was 3 y/o, and was very, very good at it so I wasn't allowed to quit, enough that I almost went for Juliard, but I changed my mind and wanted to be an artist and managed to wrangle a yes from my parents. As someone who has been literally forced to practice the violin since she was 6 (that's when I wanted to quit), I'd say art is something you can do even without willingness. at least, music is, and I'd consider that an art. So basically don't generalize without understanding that the art industries are full of different people, some who does it because they don't really have anything else to do (i know someone like that too....she didn't like art per se but only did it because it was the only thing she was decent at), some who were doctors or bio-chemists, so please don't look down upon the intelligence of artists or even the value of this industry, which is actually huge. I'm just addressing to the bottom part, the people starting out, and the people who are outside of the industry thinking that art should be free.

I didn't say it wasn't the artists' fault, some of them need to see that the "exposure" excuse is bullshit, but i feel like it's also the fault of people who think they deserve free art. It's a problem that exists on both sides, since there are people who manipulate young ignorant artists into thinking that they would somehow benefit in terms of exposure, like even with tshirt design contests that gives nothing but a few tshirts as prizes while they make money off the young artist, and also artists who are slow to the uptake and fall for draw for free over and over again. I've actually gotten a few comments from people complaining about how they can't find good artists to "collaborate" with and that everyone wanted money, or that they didn't have enough money that's why they offer up piteous amounts; more than artists who are commenting that say they draw for free, so why is it fault of one side and not the other? Why is it okay for someone to take advantage of ignorance and fault of those who gets taken advantage of because of their ignorance? This isn't the animal kingdom where if an animal steals another's food, they would die because they aren't strong enough and the other would survive to carry on. We're human beings, who understand that there's design literally everywhere and it's as valid as any other job and skillset, 

All in all, I feel like aiming for change is better than sitting idly and do nothing but scoff at people when they fall down because of their ignorance :). Did I do this for naught? Maybe. But I'd like to say i tried, and I'd like to hope for the best. Even one person changing their mind or understanding this is worth it to me. 
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AdriennEcsedi Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think there are two big things here: the price problem on DeviantART and that there are people who asks things for free.

As for the prices:

One of the problem is - just like Pyalicious said - that there are many children who take commissions and it doesn't matter to them how much they get for it, they are kids, and have parents who pay their bills. They often underprice their art (80 points, 1$ etc.)
It is not about that they think "it is normal to be screwed over", they don't even realise that, what they are doing turnes the market over.

The other problem is, that there are some good, maybe even wellknown artists, who underprice their artworks too much. But why do they do that? (It is not just because of the market, they have personal fears too or these prices might be normal in their country.) They should price higher. Their prices makes other artists to lower their prices as well. Who will buy an artwork for 100$ or for 50$ from you if very good artists prices their full A4 sized artwork for 20$? I think that wellknown artists should show an example of how to price well, so everyone else could raise their prices too.

And about the people who ask things for free:
This whole draw for recognition thing is actually everywhere, they do this with non artists too. It is not an artist related problem. It is not that they think an artist don't need compensation, please don't believe this. They want everything cheap and fast and asap. They ask to make websites for free (that means, you work as a designer and as a programmer free), they ask for merchandises for free! (I am making pin buttons and it happened many times with me before, that there were some people who asked buttons for charity and it turned out that it was for their own project.)

So people like that are everywhere, and what you can do is, is to hold on to your prices as much as you can, and never go lower than your countries hourly rate. If they go somewhere else, where they will get it for free, then let them go. I think that they will get a lower quality work at the end though.
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soulSmith1 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
i understand how you feel just cuz your an artist docent mean making free thing after all your prices are fair and artist DESERVE AND MORE Compensation after all your adding a piece of your mind and soul to a piece of paper and recognition should be given free and the payment as well and if they say anything about (why are you being selfish or shush) just kick his ass i do this all the time to people ho pisses me off or even insult or hurt my family and friends your an amazing artist i love your art from the time i added you
people should understand its not easy making money wonce i get my credit card i can FINALLY  get the thing from Canada i need to purchase and i always intended to buy one of your amazing masterpiece and posted on my wall
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NightsongWS Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014   Digital Artist
Let's not forget that many of those individuals wanting art for books, covers, album art, etc. will be making more from simply using your art in their publication than you will ever receive for the work you originally did. :(
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