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I quite often get asked about commissions, so it makes sense to pop some details here. I do take some commissions, but space is limited, my contact details are on my facebook page.

Please don't ask me to draw you for free, I will say no, I'm sorry :(

For every commission I do, I donate to a charity that means a lot to me and does wonderful things for sick children.

I also make contributions to MacMillan Cancer Support, a wonderful and supportive charity that needs everything they can get.

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I hope you are all good?  I want to ask a question to you all, but I don't want to start a fight about it ... things got a tad heated on a facebook page I'm a part of, but I genuinely want to know peoples thoughts without causing an uprising and since I know a lot of you I thought I might get some good feedback :la:

If you trace are you cheating? Is my first question but also -

If you paid for a portrait, would you be happy if the artist traced your image and didn't tell you?
Do you put as much value on a piece if it is traced?
What is your general opinion of the artist themselves?

I obviously need to give my opinion, but I'd love to hear yours too.  I just feel that if you don't do all the work yourself, you are cheating if you don't disclose that you trace your work.  I've always said this, if you trace you might be good at some sophisticated colouring in, but you are not drawing, so claiming you 'drew' something when it was traced is .... well it's just plain out telling fibs.   Just my opinion of course :giggle: 

My other questions; I would be most unhappy if I paid for a drawing and it was traced.  I definitely would find the value affected and my opinion of the artist would be one of distrust and disappointment I would think, because they didn't say that they trace. 

Also, if you do trace your work, do you feel good about it really?  I mean, do you feel complete satisfaction that you created your art by yourself?  That's the thing that would niggle at me always, I would never feel truly happy and satisfied in myself so I guess I find it difficult to get my head around why so many people believe it to be a valid 'tool' in their creation process.

I hope you will share your thoughts
Paula :heart:


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KJS-1 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015
Nice gallery!
tacsitimea Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
Thank you very much for the fav :) (Smile) HugDance!
primalfuryan Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
A very warm,healthy,successful & magically filled with love & happiness new year 2015 to you & your family,
take care and stay safe!Hug
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GraveyardBat Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
I forgot that I didn't have you added on here bc I moved accounts. I'm a long time watcher and I'm glad I remembered to add you. 
JoeDieBestie Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really gorgeous works you got there in the gallery, definitively worth an watch!
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