I'm not trying to add to the hate, but what's so bad about someone saying, "I wish you'd draw X or Y?" If you have amazing skills, other people are going to admire that and naturally want to see you draw things they can't draw. Is it really so wrong to at least by sympathetic of that?
Yes, it’s wrong.
My artistic skill isn’t luck. It didn’t fall out of the sky and land on me by accident. I wasn’t “blessed with talent,” and I’m NEVER obligated to feel sorry for people who think it isn’t fair that they didn’t get picked for the Artist Kickball Team in Heaven or whatever magical lottery you think happens to hand out the Draw-Pictures-N-Stuff abilities on your birthday. I don’t have to feel sorry for anyone. I don’t have to do what they say. I don’t have to listen to them.
I am here. Drawing what I like. Doing it well. And sharing it—for fucking free.
You can take it or leave it.
I support artists all the time. I will encourage anyone who needs encouragement to work hard, keep going, keep being passionate, and to do what makes them happy. I am an awesome art cheerleader.
But my talent comes from me. I’m not wasting it if I don’t do what other people think I should do with it. I’m not wasting it if I don’t make a career of it or draw whatever asshole dudebro thinks I should draw. I don’t have to have sympathy for people who, for all I know, would throw me to the wolves at the fucking drop of a hat the second I even remotely suggest that I’m not totally beholden to anyone who isn’t a jerk to me.
This society needs a fucking makeover. Because it treats artists LIKE SHIT. And it treats female artists even worse.
I am not doing something wrong by doing what makes me happy. I am not a waste for doing what I want to do with my skills. THEY ARE MINE AND I DESERVE TO HAVE THEM AND SO DOES EVERY ARTIST WHO WORKS HARD ESPECIALLY WOMEN.