Vented some minor frustration on Facebook to potential clients:
“Please don’t contact me to do free work.
If you genuinely like my style, then it should have value to you! For me to illustrate takes skill, time and energy, and I hope you’ll respect that. This is to no one in particular, but unfortunately it’s common to be hit up for unpaid art.
Treat your projects professionally! ‘For the love’, ‘exposure’, and other persuasions are excuses. I do my OWN stuff for the love. I’ll do YOUR stuff for the cash.”