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People Keep Asking This Artist To Do Their Portraits For Free, So He Teaches Them A Lesson

Published 4 years ago

No matter what kind of artist you are – a photographer, painter, illustrator or any other – there will always be people who think they are entitled to free art. “Do it for exposure”, “You’re good, it won’t take long” – you’ve probably heard them all. In fact, one artist heard it so many times, he decided to start trolling the ones asking for free stuff in a hilarious way.

Jon Arton is an English artist who has been drawing since he was a kid. “I’d spend my time in class doodling insulting images of the teachers. It got me in trouble a few times but was worth it for making people laugh,” said the artist in an interview with Bored Panda.

Jon usually gets requests for free drawings at least a couple of times a week and says it can be a bit irritating: “I take it as a compliment and most people are a bit unaware of how much time can go into a piece of art.” Even though he finds it a bit irritating, the artist decided to have a little fun with these people and started sending them silly doodles as a joke.

The artist says people don’t really see art as a career and often assume the artists are happy to do works for ‘exposure’. “I wish I could do drawings for free,” says John. “It is something I have done for giveaways to my followers online or for charity. Sadly, I have to fund my expensive pencil habit.”

Check out Jon’s hilarious responses to fans asking for free art in the gallery below!

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Jon Arton is an English artist who has worked long and hard to become the amazing artist he is today

Image credits: jonarton

Sadly, not everyone respects that, and people are constantly asking him for free art

Image credits: jonarton

One day he decided he had enough and started trolling them in a hilarious way

Aušrys Uptas

One day, this guy just kind of figured - "I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?" - and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that's trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that's too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

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