Usually I am quite busy and don't have enough time to collaborate with other artists. But from time to time I'm open for such kind of "adventure". This is somekind of a rant.
A time ago I made a "viral" post on imgur - and a lot of interest from clients , some of them were long time fans, some of them became patrons. Some of them were artists.
The last group. Some of the guys were eager to collaborate with me. Very anxiously and somehow desperadetly.
They were begging me. I explained that I will be free until the end of the month.
They wanted to collaborate soon. And to post the result on the very same post with credits to their name.
It's very clear to foresee what they wanted, yet I explained them the following :
" Man - I don't decline you, I don't turn you down. I like your art style and we can still "collaborate".
But there are two choices before you:
1. Make your own post with your own art - and hope to get it noticed by the people - then you won't need to seek for collaborations.
2. Wait until the end of the month when I'd be available for you - and again the people should like the result, but I'm not going to put your name on my post right now - just because you said so. I don't even know you. "
I got nasty response, I was called names - and such. I didn't call back, I just ignored the guy.
This didn't angered me - just made me sad . This is not about art and collaboration to create something cool.
That's how everything starts. Now I will be suspicious to every offer of that kind.
BTW the viral post - I've deleted it and it was on imgur. I summed all the drawings I made there into one gallery - but didn't went through the user sub - and remained unnoticed.
I'm not disappointed - I'm just going forward - will be working alone - as usual - unless I decide I need a "collaboration".