M'kay, I'm just saying this because it happened last night during my stream and it's irritating. I won't say who this was, even if I could recall:
If you have an issue with my commission prices, PLEASE DON'T publicly announce that my prices are too high for you. Not only is it rude, but it puts me on the spot... like, what do you want me to say, exactly? I'm sorry? My prices are what they are for a reason. I need to make these worth my time, and as a PROFESSIONAL ARTIST, my time IS MONEY. I'm not saying this to be an uppity bitch. It is what it is. If you feel my prices are unfair to you, you're more than welcome to send me a PRIVATE message about it and we'll talk. I did say I was offering only these $80 commissions, but here's a little secret: if you can't afford the $80, that's fine; like I said, talk to me. I'm willing to discuss other options to better fit your budget. But again, PRIVATELY. Just keep in mind that I can't go super-duper low. I can't afford to offer $5.00 sketches, for example. If you feel my art isn't WORTH the $80, that's another story... then I'll politely tell you to look elsewhere. I won't be insulted in the least. I respect your opinion. But respect ME enough to not bring up my prices and your feelings on them publicly. That's really all I'm saying here. And this doesn't just go for me, this goes for any artist offering commissions. Respect us and we'll be respectful right back.
I see outright complaining about an artist's prices far too often. It needs to stop. People are entitled to their opinions, but they also need to think more before they speak.