I’m a freelance artist and sometimes do commissions. One day this girl comes up to me and asks if I can draw her OCs.
Client: So I want highest resolution retina canvas with clean line art, realistic, full colour and shading, a detailed background, and ten characters.
Me: (adding up the numbers) Well, I guess I can do that if you give me a couple months. That’ll be somewhere around $80.
Client: Oh, but I’m not going to pay you! But you’ll get a lot of publicity.
Me: Wait, what?
Client: It’s all going to be under my name, of course. But I’ll pay you, don’t worry.
Me: Wait, where do you think you’re going with my work?
Client: I’m just going to post it on my DeviantArt!
I never talked to her again.