People Kept Asking Jon Arton To Paint Them For Free, So He Decided To Teach Them A Lesson

If you're an artist, you've probably got a few interesting stories about people asking you to create free work for them.

Birmingham artist Jon Arton is not immune to such requests, but rather than get too annoyed by them he started turning it into a little game.

“It can be a bit irritating,” he said. “I take it as a compliment and most people are a bit unaware of how much time can go into a piece of art. I thought a silly doodle may get this point across and hopefully make people laugh.”

“Art isn’t really seen as a job/career but more of a hobby which you enjoy, so people assume you would be happy to do it for a little bit of ‘exposure.'”

“I wish I could do drawings for free,” Jon added. “It is something I have done for giveaways to my followers online or for charity. Sadly, I have to fund my expensive pencil habit.”

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