Monday, March 7, 2011

No Free Drawing

I've been drawing people during my lunch breaks at the restaurant I frequent as of late. Some of you may already know that I also participate in the O.I.C Portrait Day at the Red Dot Design Museum every once a month. Sitters will get to choose whichever drawings they like and pay for the ones they take home with.


So one day I decided to just give the drawing to the subject - for FREE! The result? Not only didn't I receive a thank you, I was given the look like I wanted to sell insurance.

The following week (today), I encountered the same group at the same restaurant. Guess what, they crept out as I was ordering my lunch. As soon as I was done with my meal, I noticed them checking out if the coast was clear as if I was a stalker!

Maybe people have completely embraced that nothing in life is free, but man..
Maybe I SHOULD have walked up to them and ask if they wanted to buy the drawing instead, huh? So, verdict: Free Drawing FAIL.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Welcome to Singapore, the country of suspicion.

- said...

haha anon's comment. ^

I guess people will always respond in different ways about something as nice as a free drawing. Some take it as a compliment, others are reaally creeped out ;o;

It's a very lovely drawing though, nice job!

Zid said...

Hahah good one, Anon!

Hey uhm "dash" -,
Thanks! At least I know strangers online appreciate the drawing more than that in real life >_<

I was just checking out your site. Wow, and you're 19? I better work really hard to keep my day job!

RevenantJacxalz said...

Man, that sucks. Sorry to hear that. Thing is, saying "thank you" never cost a dollar, so why does some people being so calculative about it? Hmm... mad world we're living in...

Nice portrait, by the way..

Kidd said...

Love the portrait. It's a shame nobody want it though. Erm.. can I have it (for free)?

Jebat Kasturi said...

Biasala aweks... kadang-kadang dia ingat kita nak mengorat pulak...

Dunker of Flies said...

I guess I could understand them treating you like a stalker if they were a group of Muslim ladies as implied by the drawing; maybe they thought you were interested in them/marriage/something in a weird way, or that it was inappropriate.

But then again, that's assuming they were strictly religious, which I'm guessing wasn't the case :-/.

Mohd. Fahmy b. Mohd Hashim said...

u sure aaa.. one of them looks like this portrait? gila hana tajima dow muka dia. hihihi

portgas_d_ann said...

lol. i would definitely accepted it HAPPILY

Zid said...

Suraya: Hahaha I would rather draw you instead then!