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Taylia Banks-Guyer
Artist | Student | Digital Art
United States
I do all sorts of art, but the only things I really want to do is to express myself and grow as a person and artist. Someday, I hope to be the inspiration for other young and growing artists out there!

Current Age: 24, Current Residence: Missouri, Favourite genre of music: J-Rock/J-Pop, Favourite style of art: Anime/Manga, Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit, MP3 player of choice: iPod Touch 8G, Wallpaper of choice: Otani/Risa Lovely Complex, Favourite cartoon character: Reno or Axel, Personal Quote: Got it memorized?
I've gotten some flack for this, and I've seen NUMEROUS other artists get worse for it, so I thought I'd explain why this is a thing.

First, let me point out that I do occasionally gift art. It's usually not asked for, just a present from me for someone who I care about. My art is very important to me, very personal, and every thing I create is like a little piece of my soul. I also, occasionally, host giveaways and contests for free commissions, but even then it's an incentive rather than just me going "yeah sure, I'll do this for free." 

Art trades are okay with me too, as are collabs. I do like to do so lineart for a friend and let her color it. She's FAR better at coloring than I am anyways lol.

But, when it all comes down to it, art is what I go to school for. Art is my way of contributing to our income. I find it really rude for people to come up to me, "Hey can you do this thing for me for free?" I wouldn't walk into your place of business and ask you "Hey, why don't you hook me up?" Sometimes friends do, and I do, in turn hook them up as well. It's not something I expect though, considering giving away free shit at your job is a good way to get fired!

People act like the arts are trivial, and that we--as artists, writers, musicians, whatever--just magically poop out these works and that we don't deserve to get paid for it. For many of us, these things have been lifelong things we've worked on. Some have to pay their way through art school. Some are naturally gifted, but still spend years honing their style, their talent, ect. 

So I don't just willy-nilly do free art for people, because this is my job and a way I'm able to spoil my kids with something extra when I'm getting commission work. Keep in mind, while normal jobs pay you by the hour on the regular, most artists are only paid via commission. Which means, if you aren't doing art, you're not getting paid. 
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larmyne Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the watch! :D
BeCrew Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Hey! could you help me in HU contest?…  If you would support me and my art please click 'like" on Hollywood Undead Fan Club Poland, the highest number of likes wins. Thanks! To feel save I need over 500.
RenoxRayneFTW Jan 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
voted for you :)
BeCrew Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you!!! if you know some people who could help too, it would be great ;) Thank you, thank you! :hug: :hug: :hug:

drvce Jul 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
TNX for the :+fav: :)
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