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Artist Kept Getting Requests From Fans To Draw Them For Free—So He Gave A Master Class In Trolling ?

People love to ask artists to work for free. Perhaps because artists tend to love their work more than someone with an office job and the traditional 9-5, muggles think that the magical creatures who create art do so purely for the enjoyment.

And while being a “starving artist” may sound romantic, making money does become an important aspect of the work (and while enjoyable, art is still work).

Jon Arton of Birmingham, England, is an incredible visual artist, and it is no surprise that people want him to draw or paint for them.

Check out some of his work.

But the problem is that Arton’s fans requested him to create drawings for them… for free.

So, Arton decided what better way to teach these inconsiderate fans a lesson than to do a bit of trolling?

He first posted about his trollish scheme in August when he shared 4 different “free drawing” requests and his responses. Check them out.

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In early September to celebrate hitting more than 45K followers, Jon posted more requests for free art, sarcastically saying,

“I imagine these stunning pieces will be passed down from generation to generation as one mans (me) example of selfless generosity.”

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Yesterday, Arton was back at it with his latest shaming post. 

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Another day, another free art post. It’s that time again! The time where I utilise the years of experience I have built up mastering my craft, years and years of painstaking hard work, stress and struggle. All for this moment. Creating hyper realistic, renaissance level master pieces of your faces FOR FREE! It’s not an easy task creating fine art from poorly taken, out of focus selfies with snapchat filters but I’m no average artist. I have become a master at enhancing your plain, mediocre faces. Like a fashion model photographer in post production I enhance eyes, whiten teeth and remove the dry skin from the end of your nose….I think it’s dry skin, might be a bogey. I present you in your best possible light! Enjoy! ?

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The internet is thrilled by how he’s handling the thoughtless requests.

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Please, don’t be one of those people. Or you may just find yourself trolled.

H/T: Bored Panda, Instagram

Written by B Miller

Travel lover, dog Mom, Slytherin, future wifey.