After posting the latest Journal when I specified conditions to get a request, my profile and message inbox got swarmed with people asking requests. Nothing weird here, but this made me realize that some people didn't got some of my conidtions right, because I either didn't choose the right words, because they're idiots or maybe both, so here we go again.
In the latest journal I said that if the requester had me on his deviantwatch, his chances of me accepting his request were bigger. Suddenly the number of people watching me increased drastically. I think I have to clarify this: Guys, I didn't mean "add me to your friend list and you'll get a free request", but "if you had me in your deviantwatch for some time (let's say a month) the moment you ask your request, there's a bigger chance I'll accept your request".
This takes me to my next point: About half the people asking me requests were complete strangers. If the first thing you're going to tell me is "do you take requests", forget about it. Yes, even if you add me to your deviantwatch. Yes, I do take requests, but no, I'm not going to draw your request.
Before you ask a request, take a look at my gallery, and favorite or comment any of my pictures that you may like. If there's nothing in my gallery that you like, then why the hell are you asking me for a request?
Oh, and all the messages I got were free requests. Absolutely nobody asked for a paid commission or an art trade. I'm not bringing this up because I want money, but because comissions and art trades aren't as restricted as free requests. So if I rejected your request in the past, give me something in return and I'll think about it.
You know, that's why I asked
for an art trade instead of a request, even if I knew he would accept (because I've never seen him turning down a request), but I thought that given the number of free requests he accepts, he deserved something in return. Plus doing his requests were fun, and we befriended quite some while discussing our ideas.
Lastly, if you want to know if I'm currently accepting requests, check my profile.
Upgraded VIP list for requests: