I saw something like this pass me by on Facebook, with just the first 10 points.
Together with some others we could name a lot more.
How about you? anything like this ever happened to you?
Things you shouldn't say to an artist.
Can you do the artwork for this job for free? It will be a good promotional piece for you. Get you some word to mouth advertising.
Mom Look! That painting is just like that picture you downloaded from the internet and got framed for the living room.
Wow. You charge THAT much? You make it look so easy.
If you don't make it so detailed... Just scribble something down... Can I get it cheaper?
If you use that piece you already got and change it a little, can I get it cheaper? You already have done most of it.
I can use a Photoshop filter to do that exact same thing.
You are lucky... you don't have to work, you just have to sit and paint all day.
Can you do the design of my even't invitations? I'll get you in for free. (because every digital painter is also a graphic designer that likes to party.)
Wow... you are REALLY good with painting fantasy characters/ robots/ concept art/ illustration/ monsters/ environments/ buildings etc. Can you paint my dog?
My son/daughter is 9 years old and is a really good artist just like you.
Mh, you're expensive... I'll just have my niece who also has a Wacom paint that for me.
If you don't do this work for my (low or no) budget, you completely miss out on the success this indie game project will give you!
I need 200 illustrations for the card game I'm developing, I need them in 1 month for 250 dollars. I want it to look like the illustrations done for Magic the gathering. (I get this one REALLY often).
That is not as good as your other work, can you do it again? (on a volunteer work.)
(you've just painted a: Dragon/ Mountain/ almost naked woman/monster. And you get) You thief! you totally copied Kekai Kotaki/ Feng Zhu/ Craig Mullins/etc. Because Dragons, mountains, half naked women and monsters are copy written by those artists, so you're not allowed to draw them just because they rock and doing so.
Oh... you used photo references? You're a cheat.. not a real artist. (yes because real artists never use references
...) Anyone who says this, clearly never worked in a game studio or has any idea what the core of illustration/ concepting is...
Could you paint that for me just like (insert famous artist name) of who's skills are so good that if you could paint like them you wouldn't be working for this person at all. (I've really got the Dave Rapoza and Kekai Kotaki requests XD)
Yes... you're almost there, but it looks a bit caroon-ish or manga-ish.... (Whuh XD)
I'd like a night scene, where it's completely dark not eeven candle or moonlight, but everything needs to be visible, bright even because it needs to be printed.
Can you paint me a: Pokemon, My little pony, Dragon ball z character, other anime character.