The gift extension period has ended and one of my former participants has now been kicked out and as a consequence will not be allowed to participate next year.
The Secret Santa of gift giving is coming to a end. Free gifts can't last forever though. I would like to show you about this old article that PamzyLove
posted called, "SAY NO TO FREE ART
" and I have some thoughts about this issue.
It's always nice once in a while to offer one gift drawing...whatever it's for me or for someone else. However, I hate to say this, but other than Secret Santa events, there can be downside effect to offering free art...it's how much time there is for a artist who only likes to draw as a hobby.
When a artist is really busy and has absolutely no free time for anything, it can be such a hard decision to make. I personally believe that this decision to not off one free gift drawing due to lack of time can only be seen as fair, but not excessive as others might think.
For professional artists, that can be a different story. Professional artists do tend to make a lot of money doing art and it takes a lot of hard work to get it done and stay in business. Speaking of business, deviantART should remind its users to turn off their ad-blocker.
One website did just that and it's forcing malware to be installed on computers!
Again, it's time to start watching what we type here. We all got to start playing fair and not excessive in who has time for one free gift and who does not. If you were left out of being a volunteer Secret Santa, I don't know if you'll have the time to do one free gift drawing or not. I mean doing Secret Santa events by myself and DruidPeter
can put so much energy on me and to some extent with future Secret Santas, it can put a huge toll on things.
Anyways, if you are interested in joining the art bundle raffle, head over to RocketPancake
's journal entry:
ART BUNDLE RAFFLEAs a celebration of my return to DA (and my Partnering with Smith Micro MangaStudio ) - I will be giving away this bundle through a raffle on where you can join HERE -> "https://gleam.io/2EeyK/ghost-in-the-shell-bundle-raffle"
THE WINNER OF THE BUNDLE WILL GET:
*PSD Assets of My Ghost In The Shell Painting
*Video Process + HD Video of the Tribute
**ALSO - MY PERSONAL BRUSH SET
NOTE -bundle will be available through downloadable content
Raffle Will Run At 37 Days and it will randomly pick an entry and you will be contacted on your social media that you have used to enter - ex if twitter , youtube , facebook and etc etc.
The raffle will run for up to 37 days (that's more than a month). So, if you have time, please join in the fun!