I dunno why, but I've talked to a number of furries over the years who all had this idea that artists are snobby or bitchy (aka. not very nice people to deal with). Out of my whole 7 years so far dealing with furry people, I've dealt with only one artist who really was a snob and another one who was extremely hard to chat with because he would never replied back. On that last one, of course my brain got to work on reasons why, all of them negative lol. In my book people like that unfortunately fall into the snobby category by default after a while and I stop talking to them.
But anyway, the majority of artists don't really seem that bad to me. On the other hand (since I am one) , I can understand how an artist might get crabby over the years too. Most of these have A LOT to do with what you get out of the furry community. Here's some of mine:
*Being ignored as a person and only talked to in order to get art.
Yeah, it's sad. People get shallow as heck sometimes. However!!!!! It's also possible to artist hides behind their art or their role as an artist and uses that as a way of dealing with others, keeping people at a distance. But if someone was only talking to me to get free art.. *shivers*..I'd want them to be far away from me too. I can totally see somebody getting bitter and cynical from dealing with swallow people like that all the time. The remedy to this one: make some real friends who like you for the real you.
*Being left out
There's no "bad guy" here. It's just a feeling of being on the outside of everything. Most of this is easily fixable just by BEING a fan like everybody else instead of a super 1337 artist all the time. Fun fact: I've never bought a commission in my life. I've done art trades though, and it's so darn fun to get a piece of art of your character / toon crush. Role playing is also a good way to connect with people. I'd get so pent up and bitchy in my streams sometimes seeing others RP and I was only drawing and couldn't do much else. LOL.. so yeah, tapping that ass is also a good remedy. Just, don't wanna stay an art vending machine and watch the world go by.
So where does the bitchy artist stereotype come from? What are some reasons for it happening? Have you guys really experienced it a lot? Are you one? lol And just to be clear, I'm not talking about depression and moodiness per se, I'm talking about interactions with others, behavior. How you get treated.
6 years, 9 months ago
30 Jun 2012 01:15 CEST