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Note to artists:


When taking a commission and rudely demanding extreme (as in, months-long) patience (and getting it) from those who have already paid you and seen nothing, it is unwise to scream, "NOW NOW NOW!" when they are so enamored by your work that they request a second, more costly commission but cannot pay you right away. This is a good way to accomplish several things at once:

  1. Piss them off.
  2. Have them withdraw the commission.
  3. Make for unhappy customers that BLOG about you.
  4. Make you out to be a hypocrite.


When *you* needed more time, it was granted; when *they* need more time, you should be equally as patient, especially considering how patient they were the first time. Moreover, you have other commissions you can work on (or, as you prefer to think of them, get paid for) in the meantime (I mean, it's not like you've even gotten close to starting it yet, as there are about 10 people listed in front of them).

There are lots of talented artists out there, bub. You're good, but you're not that good. And here I thought we had a good rapport...

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akirashima
Oct. 27th, 2009 05:46 am (UTC)
Kill them
it is all you have to do
esprix
Oct. 27th, 2009 12:57 pm (UTC)
I mean, I realize people have dicked him over in the past, but he's treating me as if I were one of them, and so far I'm not, so it's more than a little disappointing.

Now he's saying he thinks he doesn't want future commissions, even if I have all the money up front. WTF? It must be nice to be able to pick and choose your clients when you're a starving artist. I'm going to try and talk him out of that, though, because he may be difficult, but I do love his arts.
akirashima
Oct. 27th, 2009 03:35 pm (UTC)
Must be.

hell i am even considering a new persona online so i can take commissions for soul killing fetish art just to get some fucking money in. and YES i have been thinking when i get money to send you some stuff to send out. not sure what yet but yeah.

i know i have trouble getting commissions done cause it almost without fail seems that if i am prepaid then life kicks salt in my eyes with moves or electircal fires or deaths or drama or something...
mikhalmc
Oct. 27th, 2009 01:45 pm (UTC)
I'm very curious as to who this artist is. With an attitude like that, I wouldn't want to give them any work.
esprix
Oct. 27th, 2009 02:27 pm (UTC)
He was someone I found on Y!Gallery, and draws lovely smutty pictures. I think English is his second language, which doesn't help his communication, but his e-mails are generally "Hey, Buddy! Don't mean to nag, but where's that payment you promised? If you can't have it right away you need to tell me because if I don't see the money you're just another flake like all the rest. LOVE YA! :) :) :) "

Uhhhhhhh yeah...
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