Never do anything for free.
Unfortunatly i have this horrible habit of being a nice person,and do still do things for free.
I did a series of drawings for my boss and he promised to pay me. Money has yet to surface, despite the quality of my work.
I did a series of large crayon drawings for a community centre, working with loads of difficult kids with behavioural problems. Which believe me, is draining, when their fighting for the fifth time, or have drawn penises or breasts on the work. I never got paid for that, i didn't even get publicity photos.
People like drawings, they see it as a luxury, as a hobby. They do not see it as something they should pay for.
This rant came about because someone copied a drawing i did and posted it to their site, without asking me, or linking me or identifying me as the artist. This is really frustrating, because i am not rich , i am poor. And any sales i get are hampered by this lack of awareness of artists rights.
On a more positive note, i got an extension on my dissertation which means i might get a higher grade after all. My tutors still hate me, and it looks like when i finish ill be back sleeping in my freinds spare room in the ghetto, but if you hate your life....change your life.
And on that note, im going ot watch one more episode of Eastenders and bed.