There's a few things I'd like to state about commissions as part of my current attempt to get control over my workload by ignoring the rest of the internet:
Firstly, I know that it can be frustrating when you pay real money for a commission and then wait months, maybe years, for artists who can't seem to manage their time, like me, to get them done. I completely agree that such a thing isn't right and can be really really frustrating. I'm both shocked and repulsed that I, sadly, have become one of those artists. I never intended to be, but I guess no one ever really does. I'm not a scam artist, I'm not trying to rip anyone off. It skins my pride to the bone just to think about how much I've let my commissioners down. It makes me feel like a total failure and that I'm completely incompetent as an artist. Like I have no chance of ever making it professionally, you know? So you guys end up frustrated and distrusting, and I end up feeling like a loser. Lose-lose all around.
So this is something I should've done a long time ago, but was too prideful to go through with it, and for that, I apologize:
If any of you are tired of waiting, and wish to cancel your commission altogether, I am willing to give a full refund of the original price. Just send me a note and we'll work something out. You're more than welcome to request a file of whatever sketch I have so far of your commission (if there is one), along with the refund if you would like. That's the least I can do. To get my life and my career as a paid artist under control, I'm just gonna have to bite the bullet and try to move on and do better next time. Hopefully those of you that will be canceling your commissions will reconsider trying again at some point in the future, though I don't blame you if you don't. If you do, and the situation of your last commission was serious enough, I'd be willing to offer complimentary discounts on price.
If you do not decide to cancel your commission, you have my deepest gratitude, and you can feel free to note or email me requesting a status update on your commission at any time, even if the progress might be minimal. If it's taking too long, feel free to chew me out! I mean it! I don't want any of you to have to wait any longer than you already have.
So the bottom line is, I want to do whatever it takes to make things right with all of my dear commissioners. It's your guys' money that helped me through some pretty rough times, and don't think that I've forgotten what that means to me. So if you're unhappy with me in regards to your commission for ANY reason, please let me know! I'll do everything I can to make it right for you.
Thanks so much for your patience guys. All of your support over the years has meant everything to me, and I don't want to lose any of you as followers, friends, and commissioners.
Hopefully this will be the first step to becoming an artist you can all count on
(PS. Please realize that I'm not exactly made of money either, so if all of you decide to cancel your commissions at once, which I really hope doesn't happen XD I may not be able to get you your refund immediately. Don't fret, you WILL get a full refund as soon as I can manage it. I just need to be able to put bread on the table too. Thanks again for all of your patience and understanding.)