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This Artist Offering "Free Portraits" Just Gave a Master Class in Trolling

By Mustafa Gatollari

We all know that one person who, after finding out you work in X industry, is always asking for free help or services that you otherwise receive compensation for on a daily basis. Artist @jonarton, who showcases a lot of his work on Instagram, has found an interesting way of getting back at folks like this by offering some free portraits.

I don't know who raised these people to be so brazenly forward in expecting you to do something for them for free, especially when they have no relation to you whatsoever and you're just meeting them for the first time, but there are some industries and occupations in which people feel more comfortable asking for free work.

For some reason, artists, illustrators, painters, etc., must give off this air that they've got nothing better to do with their lives than handling free commissions for strangers on the internet all day, because there are tons of "customers" who either want to pay them less than minimum wage for their work, or nothing at all.