Since I spend again more time here, there are again people which ask me for RQs or ATs.
Listen friends and watchers: I still don't do RQs and ATs, because I'm afrraid that my "addicted" online use would start again. I was partly online addicted on highest point of my fan-art production. I drew digital pics (including many RQs and also ATs) like a machine. That made me sick and disturbed my real life, and finally I got this "burn out" feeling concerning my activities here. The only, but painful, way was, to take a long break from here. I did that and it helped. I sweared that I will never spend so much time again on the internet and sweared to my self to become more careful concerning people which asks me for RQs or ATs. I made more art trades, in the past. I worked hard on those pictures, spent many time of a day, or more days. Then I load it up to here and the persons said "thanks" BUT: They don't ever made their own part of the art-trade which they promised to me. I hate it to become betrayed and exploited like that. It was of course my own fault that I was so credent and trustful. How could I be like that? Trusting people I seriously don't know? I will never again accept that someone exploites my talents in that way.
If I ever draw something for someone, then it will be no RQ. It will be a gift which I make for a person which I really like to honor that person. And I will do that just if I want it, not because someone suggested it to me.
Maybe I could decide to make an art-trade again with someone, but since even people, which I thought I would know, didn't finish their parts of the art-trades, I would do an art-trade just under one condition:
The person which wants an art-trade with me, should finish her's / him's part of this art-trade first. Then when the art-trade part of this person is finally finished, and uploaded, then I will start to work on my part. Is that arrogant or distrustful? No. It is just the result of my experience with the internet. No more, or less then that.
In the time where I drew like a machine I spent so much time and power, that it started to remind me really of WORK. It wasn't anymore fun, it was HARD WORK. HARD WORK which I never get really paid like in a real job, and that was something which brought me to disillusion. Why do I work so hard, if I know that I will never even see one small cent for it? That was what I asked my self sometimes. Well... it isn't so, that I'm greedy for money, but if you have the feeling to work so hard, you start to wish it would be also paid like hard work. Here, on the internet, that would be for sure a hard, and maybe unfair thing, to await money from a person which asks for a request. But... I tell you something which comes from my real-life:
Sometimes I design things (like greeting cards) for people I know here in my town. But I never take money for it. I take things like DVD movies, music CDs or restaurant coupons. That is not really money but it's also something which makes me happy It is really something I take as a good and useful earning for my creative work. If persons, which ask me for a RQ, could give me something like that too, then I would again think about it. ... Oh sorry for all those crazy ideas It is just that: I don't do RQs or ATs because I don't wanna get again exploited. ... I'm affrraid that this could happen again, and it is just to painful. And I don't wanna fall back into this web-addiction. You understand?