I'm not sure where to put this, so feel free to move it. o3o
I've officially quit commissions and any future positions. So basically, the entire industry except Icepets.
There are way too many rude customers out there now, and you need to know what you're doing to artists.
I've had people asking for refunds after it's done and paid for, I've had people tell me it's not 'my style' and I've had people muck me around; not even bothering to get back into contact after it's been made. Thanks.
So here's a breakdown of how long I spend making graphics:
Avatars - Between 5-15 Minutes.
People that ask for complex avatars.. Add another 30 minutes.
Banners - Between 1-3 Hours.
I have days where nothing works.
Layouts - Between 1-2 Days.
24/7, minus 9 hours sleep.
So this is under minimum wage, right?
$6 for a banner that can take up to 3 hours
I'm told to change it.
Add another 30 minutes.
You want a refund?
Sweet, can I have 3 hours of my life back? No? No refund.
You won't reply?
Fine, I'll spend the next 2 weeks mailing you everyday.
Honestly, it's just taken all my passion away. The thought of graphics makes me cringe.
All I can think of is everyone's complaints.. because honestly.. Over 50% of commissions this year have been people complaining.
What the heck happened to this industry?
When did all the buyers start to tear into artists.. It's you that is making us leave. You're the reason there aren't as many of us around.
I'm totally sick of being treated like this, so I did quit. All my passion was sucked out of me and I cannot see me ever opening up photoshop again.
It literally sends me to tears now.So to all the buyers out there, watch what you say!!
Has anyone else been feeling this way? >.>