This article is not meant to be offensive to anyone in any way.
1. We don't want to join your contests 90% of the time, so please- don't ask. We don't want to draw your OC with your favorite anime character, or write you a story about yourself. Mmk? You want us to join a contest, give us a REAL contest that doesn't revolve around you and your special OC and the love of their life. But most of the time, we really don't want to join. If we did, we'd search for contests on our own time.
2.We don't care what our pictures remind you of. "OMG THAT LOOKS LIKE DANTE FROM DMC EHEHEHEHEHE--" don't do that. It really pisses off the artist. Unless it was MEANT to be fanart and a specific character. If it's supposed to be their OC or a random person, DON'T SAY THAT. We work hard to draw these things and all you can do is connect it to something else it's not supposed to be related to? Seriously?
What's even worse is "OMG THAT LOOKS LIKE MY OC!!!11!eleven!1!!" or "THAT LOOKS LIKE SOMETHING FROM MY STORYY!!!1!!11!" Most of the time, we don't know who your character is, or what you're writing. Interpret the picture as you please, but some thoughts, just keep to yourself. It's rude.
3. "can you draw my character blahblahblah ok thx" Most of the time, the artist will specify if they take art trades, requests, or commissions. If they don't, ask first NICELY. Don't just shove what you want onto the artist- we're ARTISTS, WE decide what we want to draw, and we are NOT your slave. Look around to see if the artist says anything about requests/commissions before asking in the first place. If the artist posts it somewhere with stamps in clear bold letters, then there you go. If they state they DO NOT TAKE REQUESTS OR COMMISSIONS, and you ask them to draw you something, you deserve to get slapped upside the face. If they DO take requests or commissions, STILL ASK THEM FIRST IF THEY ARE WILLING TO TAKE YOUR REQUEST BEFORE SHOVING THE REQUEST ON THEM. They might be busy with others and will have to wait for yours. In short, BE POLITE.
4. "DO U LIVE IN ____? ME TOO!!!!11 THAT"S SO KEWL!" "ARE YOU ASIAN/WHITE/BLACK/EUROPEAN/ALIEN/DOG/TENTALE MONSTER/CAT TOO!?! ME TOOZ!!! UR AWESOME!!" This... has nothing to do with our art... and can be really annoying. Our ethnicity and where we live has nothing to do with anything, least of all our art. If you live in the same place as we do, good for you, let's hope we never meet. If you're the same ethnicity as us, good for you, I hope we aren't related. If you're going to post a comment, at least let it be to tell us what you think of our art, or if something's coming up (if you're friends with the artist). Don't just post this kind of stuff.... it's completely random, has nothing to do with anything, and bugs us.
tl;dr: please be polite, and we are not interested in your personal affairs 99% of the time.
(I DO CARE FOR YOU MY WATCHERS, I LOVE EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU) ...Just, please don't leave comments like these- on my page, or anybody elses.
Again, these are all my opinions. Feel free to disagree.