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February 3, 2011


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Commission does not mean Request

Thu Feb 3, 2011, 5:45 PM

I know some people just never have seen this word before, but commission means paid work.  "Free commission" is an oxymoron because of this!

I received a note the other day,
"I was just wondering if you'd be willing to do a commission of a Pokemon team, but if you are I was also wondering if you would be asking to be paid for such a commission."

Please please please don't be like this person; learn what words mean before you use them in a sentence!

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Rikkai-chan Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
A commission is where you give someone deviantart points or money to draw/paint etc. a picture for you.
ironblood918 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so that is what it means
FrozenLeaf791 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
i'm still a bit confused but I think I've got the basic concept down.
Scarlee-chan Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So wait...I'm confused, a comission is something you pay for to have done, and a request is that right...I know that I am a dumb shit lol...but I haven't had my account long and there are a few artists who I have asked for requests from...please someone help me...I would appreciate it so much, thanks x
CHILI123 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011   Traditional Artist
Ah....Okay now I get it hahaha
CFF13 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
People deserve money for the art they make . Pure and simple . If your art gets noticed it isn't selling out to charge for it , it's recognition, ESPECIALLY when speaking about art . Artists always seem to walk on either side of a wide gap when it comes to being genuine and it seems that you can either charge for your art or you can be a starving artist . There is no middle ground .
Silverbirch Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Man I had someone ask me if I did character requests, even offer to pay which instantly changes it to commission status. I said I don't take free requests, so it'd have to be the commission- then they said they want to keep their money.
I said requests were permanently closed.
They said they'd wait for them to reopen.

I love stupid people.
Toyger Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Why am I not surprised :rofl:
To quote a book a friend of mine have quoted to me once too often;
Rule number one; People are stupid
(Most rules after referred to rule number one)
WayneStockdale Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
Give me free art
luizamoony Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Student General Artist
Maybe it would've been for the best if we, artists, never had to use that word at all! It should be "paid art" xD
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