Artists don't need money, right? Their work of line fills their souls, and that's enough for any human being, right? And after all, drawing or having a photography career is more like a hobby and nobody gets paid for their hobbies...right?

Well, no, obviously. It's not right. But that still seems to be the attitude of a lot of people who expect unpaid work form artists, unfortunately. A Twitter account called For Exposure is bringing this to the world's attention by tweeting the most ridiculous responses that young artists have received when they've had the downright nerve to ask for money for doing a job for somebody! From being offered to be paid in exposure, of course, to be asked to do their absolute best working for free just because; the attitude of the commissioners is just appalling at best.

Now, if you are an artist who often hears the phrase 'free work,' these tweets will be painfully relatable. If you sympathize with those with unpaid internship careers lasting their whole lives, these stories are a great example of the cause. So scroll down below to check the unpaid laborers' struggles for yourself.

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Arjan
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow! I could understand someone doesn't want a signature on it (it can take away from the design), but what an A-hole are you if you going to claim you don't remember the artist.

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John
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow. Just wow. A 20 second clip of animation is like a weeks work, minimum.

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Jacques
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

lol the irony is worse than number 4

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Pi...
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This guy's idea is great though... It WOULD be awesome to have a game like that.. But it's not in the right forum I s'pose.

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Pi...
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Bout the weirdest thing I've read today.

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Pi...
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Alright then, paint ur pic with ketchup n mustard!

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Cordélia Leite
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What this people think?! That artists don't need water, food, don't pay bills?!

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Katinka Min
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'd send the the doodles one does during a lecture or while on the phone.

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Katinka Min
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

My favourite ist the line 'you don't do this for a living and if you do that is really sad.'

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Georgia Stergiadis
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"You are Canadian for the love of gravy" BAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!

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Arjan
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm never calling myself a freelancer again, never knew people took that the wrong way :)

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David Novotny
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

.....and if the world by any chance doesn't end next sunday we will reimburse you in 3 free sessions with our world class clairvoyant psychic.

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Pi...
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sooo....1 hour then... Get a caricature instead of a Botticelli.

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Kezia Paigee Tee
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Might as well be my own passion project and you the witness with no say in it. LOL

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Kalikima
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think they just won drama queen awards...

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Adrian Jenkin (MarauderDeuce)
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Bet there were nude women queuing around the block for this opportunity!

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Glen Stradwick
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Admittedly, being a creative writer with a degree I have had this problem. I have fleshed out storylines that I want quality artwork for and have been willing to PAY for, but because so many people are gun-shy due to a shitload of people hounding mangaka to do it 'for exposure', it has gotten exponentially more difficult.

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Tina Bigham
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

really with the plagiarizing?? My advice to this douche would be: go do your friends weddings, bar mitzvas, recitals etc for free (while doing your best possible work). Build your portfolio the way the rest of us had to.

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Adrian Jenkin (MarauderDeuce)
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So tempted to copy and send this to every author I like reading. :D

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Mary Kaye Waterson
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I tend to ball my hand into a fist and swing when people yell for no reason so don't be a little bitch and start crying.

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Kezia Paigee Tee
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I can brag this in front of my mum and even she won't be that impressed. So forget it.

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Georgia Stergiadis
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well, yeah! You ask for a service, you pay for that service...mate!

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David Novotny
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

You know... because working on a game is a lot like wanking

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Pi...
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Now this was a troll for sure! Has to be, right?

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Kalikima
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Sorry, it just lost the fight to some of my other base desires, like food, shelter, back rubs...

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Mary Pinson
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

if racists are accused of being racist...isn't that just being called out?

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Evgeniya Khon
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Apparently this person knows nothing about making video games

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Kalikima
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

She also clearly doesn't know what 'consecutively' means...

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Mary Pinson
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

someone needs to tell these artists all these people know to raise their prices!

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