When you’re sending a message to a writer or an artist, please think and consider if it’s courteous before sending it. The same goes for sending a message to anyone. I know you might think it’s harmless, and you don’t intend for it to be, but many messages can come off as very rude and hurtful.
Also, since this is the internet, you can’t really hear intonation. For example, if you send something like “Draw (insert character)!” it sounds very rude and like a command, as opposed to someone asking me in real life with a polite tone.
Please remember many artists and writers are not obligated to do the things you want them to without payment. If an artist or writer is creating something you don’t like, please don’t come to their inbox and tell them what to draw and what not to draw. Think about how incredibly rude that is. This is like someone to telling you what to wear or how you cut your hair. Art is a part of an artist, and tend to be things they like, so just realize this. I see too many messages and tags saying things like “this art would have been better if it were a different ship” or “draw more (insert ship)” or “why aren’t you writing more (insert fic)!” That is very mean, rude, and inconsiderate. Art takes time, energy, and willpower. Please realize that these kinds of messages can be so hurtful, they discourage and chase artists away.
Artists of all kinds create to express, communicate, have fun, and all that good stuff, so please, think before you send a message. You could possibly think about how you might ask someone in person. ”Could you please draw (insert whatever)?” Don’t be afraid to use “please” and “thank you!” And again, not all artists take requests, and all artists do not have to draw your request. Please don’t take that to heart, and move on. Maybe you can make some cool stuff of your own! <: