An online community at this era and age is very important for an artist to promote and sell their artwork. I have seen so many artists desperately trying to get their artwork noticed in shady ways or try to demean another artists’ work. There are certain unsaid rules that need to be followed while behaving in a community. Here are 5 things an artist should never do in an online community.
1.Being an online bully
Just because you know the other person cannot confront you face to face does not mean you have the right to talk trash about his/her work. Being an online bully is one the worst things an artist can do. Just because a person’s style of watercolor may not match another person’s, it doesn’t mean it is “weird” or “not good”. If you can’t say nice things, then why comment? You can always convey some form of constructive criticism but being a downright meanie is a big no-no.
2.Beg for follows on social media sites
Have you ever been asked or rather begged to like a person’s page on Facebook? Or a “please like my photo”under your Instagram photo? It makes me cringe when people do so. I know everyone wants to get their art out there and everyone wants to make it big but the only way to get noticed is to do quality artwork. And this comes only with handwork. You can always promote yourselves on social media but knocking on every page and leaving your link is just not cool!
3.Failing to give proper credit
Most of the times we use a reference photograph to do an artwork. It maybe be an exact copy or a manipulated one. But it is really very important to give proper credit to the photographer. It just shows how much you value the other person’s work.Sometimes we may even copy a certain style of a particular artist. Here again it is equally important to give credit because you used that person’s artwork for your reference. All it takes is a minute.
Claiming another person’s work to be yours
There are so many people who just download another person’s drawing or painting , remove the watermark and put their own and claim that it’s done by them. And when they’re caught doing so, they blatantly refuse. This is equivalent to stealing. It’s like going to a grocery,flick a few items and argue that you lost the bill. Hell there are people who even try to re-sell them online. The amount of hard-work that goes into making a drawing is tremendous. Any person who knows this will not so such a thing.
Ah the magic tool,Photoshop! What can you not do with it? Did you know that people actually go to the extent of downloading a photo from the internet, make it black and white, make all the different adjustments in photoshop, print it out and then draw over it? Doesn’t it make you wonder that if he/she had all the time in the world to do that, why not take a blank sheet of paper and actually start drawing! Why the easy way out? Why not do the hard-work required. Photoshop is an amazing tool which aids an artist in his/her drawing but people can just use it the wrong way. Just remember these are just 5 simple things as artists we can do and inspire others to. I hope this post has inspired you and I would love to hear your thoughts. Have you ever been bullied online or have you found your photo stolen and put up somewhere else? Leave a comment below 🙂 Hope y’all know you can follow me on bloglovin now. Take care and toodles until next time!
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For custom orders, a 50% deposit is requested only after which we will start on your project. Custom projects take time and due to the nature of the project, they may not be eligible for resale. Only after the full amount is paid, the final product will be shipped.Please read “custom order process”for more information.
Other payment methods using financial services companies like Western Union is possible. Please contact us if you wish to proceed in this manner.
International buyers:We ship worldwide using Qatar Postal Service’s “Printed Matter” posting under “Letter Posting Services”to mail out all our products unless otherwise specified. If you wish to use other shipping options like FedEx, UPS etc please get in touch with us. Please note that all shipping expenses must be borne by the purchaser.
Local buyers:Residents living in Qatar have the option of picking up your work, meet up at the requested location or get it mailed to you by post. For pick up, there is no shipping fee but otherwise there will be a small amount that you will have to bear as shipping expense.
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Digitally downloadable products: No refunds can be provided for digital products due to the “instant download” feature provided for them.
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Custom Orders: For all custom orders, there is an initial 50% deposit the buyer has to pay. This deposit is non-refundable unless in a case where we have not started on your project. The rest of the payment must be done before we ship out the product.
Packaging is done with utmost care and we take special measures to prevent damage. But if your work gets lost or damaged in the mail, we will issue a refund or re-do your work.
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Bulk orders:For orders wholesale, consignment or in bulk, please get in touch with us at <[email protected]>. We will get back to you in a span of 48 to 72 hours.
Custom Orders: For all custom orders, there is an initial 50% deposit the buyer has to pay. This deposit is non-refundable unless in a case where we have not started on your project. The rest of the payment must be done before we ship out the product.A services page has been made for you to have an idea of the kind of works we offer. If you have an idea in mind that is not specified there, please get in touch with us or e-mail us at <[email protected]>. The price specified in the services excludes the shipping cost which will be payable at the time we ship out your work.
Custom orders process: All custom orders follow this particular process.
1.You will provide us with the brief of the kind of work you require.2.We will send you a quote with the rate of the project.3.Initial payment of 50% of the total cost as deposit should be done by you.4.We will send you the initial sketch ideas as per your brief. We will work on it until you are satisfied and give the approval for start of the final work.5.Progress photos or scans will be sent to you via e-mail two to three time during the process.6.Final proof of the work will be e-mailed to you.
Turnaround time:All standard orders purchased from the shop are shipped within 3 to 5 business days. The shipping time may vary from 2 to 3 weeks for international buyers for the default shipping option. If you wish avail the rush shipping option, please contact us.Please note that shipping price will be higher than the default method of shipping.
For custom orders,orders are shipped once the work is completed. The time frame for a custom work can be anywhere from 2 weeks to one month(this time does not include the “initial sketch period”.Shipping time is the same as stated above unless otherwise specified.
Initial sketch period:All custom orders will have an initial sketch period during which we will discuss the details of your work through e-mail,Skype or phone. Once the initial sketch has been approved by you, we will start on your final work.
Final project period:After the initial sketch has been approved by you, we will start on your final work which may take from 2 weeks to 1 month for competition depending on the complexity of the work.
Quality over quantity: Every month, we will only take up a limited number of projects after which you may choose to be in queue for the next month.Only after the initial deposit is paid, you will be eligible to be put in the queue.During this period, you may choose to cancel your project if you wish so. But once we start on the project, this amount will be non-refundable.
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