Message to Non-artists (aka rant)

Creative people take pride in their work, and when you ask them to do something artistic for you, be prepared to pay unless they are your family/bff. We take time, possibly hours and hours, doing what we do best. And when what you want is customized to you, expect it to take longer. Also, supplies cost money. So time + supplies + creativity = money. Pay up, or forget about it. I'm not starving yet, and if I'm going to spend my own money making art, you had better believe I'm going to make something I like, and not something you're going to put in your house that I'll never see again.

The end.
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