Listening to: Sherlock Theme
Watching: The Ambassadors of Death
I may be wrong, but is it gauche to request something (ask for a drawing for free) when the artist is offering commissions?
What do you do if the requester is a friend? I want to say "I don't have time," but when I'm not working on commissions, I'm just doodling for myself anyway...
I'm just really uncomfortable with this, and I need some advice.
Upon further thought, I think I have a complex about being told to do anything. Even when it's something fun or that I would ordinarily enjoy, if someone says "OMG, do this!" or "You HAVE to do it!" my immediate response is to recoil and say "No, I don't!" and shut down.
I think if people posed it like "Do you think you could do this?" or "Would you mind drawing X?" I wouldn't mind as much. I still might say no, but my discomfort would be greatly decreased.
I still want your thoughts, though, guys - what do I say?