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People Kept Asking This Artist To Draw Them For Free, So He Decided To Teach Them A Lesson
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People Kept Asking This Artist To Draw Them For Free, So He Decided To Teach Them A Lesson

You don’t walk into a pizza place and demand a free meal because you’ve heard good things about it. And you certainly don’t storm into a football stadium demanding a free ticket because you’re a fan of the team. Then why would you contact an artist for free art only because you’ve checked out his Instagram account? Well, maybe you wouldn’t, but there are plenty of people who do. In fact, Jon Arton from Birmingham, England has received so many free drawing requests, and he started trolling the ones that dare to make them.

“I’ve always done pencil drawings since I was a kid,” Jon told Bored Panda. “I love art, and it’s all I’ve ever wanted to do.”

The artist has been getting requests for free drawings since he was a kid, too. “I’d spend my time in class doodling insulting images of the teachers. It got me in trouble a few times but was worth it for making people laugh.”

Surprisingly, even though Jon’s art career has progressed way beyond those highly offensive yet super cool drawings, at least a couple of people still ask him for free illustrations every week. “It can be a bit irritating,” he said. “I take it as a compliment, and most people are a bit unaware of how much time can go into a piece of art. I thought a silly doodle might be the best comeback to that and hopefully make people laugh.”

“Art isn’t really seen as a job/career but more of a hobby which you enjoy, so people assume you would be happy to do it for a little bit of ‘exposure.'”

“I wish I could fulfill drawing ideas for free,” Jon added. “It is something I have done for giveaways to my followers online or for charity. Sadly, I have to fund my expensive pencil habit.”

Scroll down to check out his savage responses to the annoying messages and tell us what you think about them in the comments.

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Jon Arton from Birmingham, England has put in a crazy amount of time and effort to become an amazing artist

Image credits: jonarton

But not all respect that, and some people have the audacity to ask him for free drawings

Image credits: jonarton

Little do they know, they’ve messaged the wrong guy

 

 

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Troux
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3 years ago

"It will me THE WORLD to me" Not worth a single penny but definitely THE WHOLE WORLD.

Amazon QT
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3 years ago

Hilarious Sam Roush, I might try getting my groceries each week that way as well. 👍🏻

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Kjorn
Community Member
3 years ago

damn... i understand get a piece of art cost money. but i won't blame the artist for asking for money for... it's his job!!!! if you call a plumber you don't expect the job done for free right?

Emily Aldan
Community Member
3 years ago

I work in an attorney's office. People often call for free advice, consultations, and representation.

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Jaguarundi
Community Member
3 years ago

WHY will people happily unspeakable amounts of money for some piece of plastic, trendy trinket (fidget spinner comes to mind) or some other shiny object and balk at the reasonable price for a piece of art? These same people would never work their job for free, why do they expect someone, with genuine talent, use their time and materials for THEM for free? I cannot fathom the ignorance and arrogance these people display in asking for their free custom portraits. I'm simply disgusted by these morons.

Manolito Calcagno
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

Those types of people need to suffer unspeakable abuse in prison. Just a heads up, people shouldn't be offended what I say. Those types of people really piss me off, that's why

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Troux
Community Member
3 years ago

"It will me THE WORLD to me" Not worth a single penny but definitely THE WHOLE WORLD.

Amazon QT
Community Member
3 years ago

Hilarious Sam Roush, I might try getting my groceries each week that way as well. 👍🏻

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Kjorn
Community Member
3 years ago

damn... i understand get a piece of art cost money. but i won't blame the artist for asking for money for... it's his job!!!! if you call a plumber you don't expect the job done for free right?

Emily Aldan
Community Member
3 years ago

I work in an attorney's office. People often call for free advice, consultations, and representation.

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Jaguarundi
Community Member
3 years ago

WHY will people happily unspeakable amounts of money for some piece of plastic, trendy trinket (fidget spinner comes to mind) or some other shiny object and balk at the reasonable price for a piece of art? These same people would never work their job for free, why do they expect someone, with genuine talent, use their time and materials for THEM for free? I cannot fathom the ignorance and arrogance these people display in asking for their free custom portraits. I'm simply disgusted by these morons.

Manolito Calcagno
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

Those types of people need to suffer unspeakable abuse in prison. Just a heads up, people shouldn't be offended what I say. Those types of people really piss me off, that's why

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