Jessie T. Wolf
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Wow, Jessie, I never knew you had the power to heal people with Disney porn!!
(*wants a t-shirt with the slogan 'Porn Heals'*)
I don't think there's any harm in asking people for free art - who knows, maybe someone'll really love your idea and decide to draw it. I really don't mind at all when people ask me for free art...They've just got to be prepared to hear 'No'. But whining that you're depressed and crippled and need free porn to heal your soul - come ON! =P
I agree it doesn't hurt to ask, expecially if the artist just draws for fun, or specificly says "I'm bored, give me something to draw!" But the key as you said is being prepaired for a No.
There's a big difference between "would you be interested in drawing X for free?" and "HEY, You should draw me X, and give it to me for free!!"
As with all things, politeness goes a long way :)