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Rant/PSA with Birdhouse - Commissions

Thu Jul 17, 2014, 11:06 PM
As many of you might know, I'm an avid commission buyer. I've had good experiences, I've had bad ones. Right now I'm in the middle of a particularly bad one which has cost me a lot of money and a lot of stress, and I'm wondering what's your opinion on this, watchers, either as commission buyers or sellers.

So here's the situation. Tried to order a commission from someone on tumblr, because I liked their art and have been having a bit of a rough time lately and art cheers me up. They seemed disinterested and frankly a little rude when I initially was asking what they thought was a fair price. I wasn't lowballing them. I was literally asking what they wanted to be paid. After three days of this, I apologized for wasting their time and informed them not to worry about it because I would find someone else.

They apologized for being standoffish and then gave me what they thought was a fair price. To me it didn't seem unreasonable, but it was still a lot. They promised I'd have a sketch sometime that day.

Three days later, after they had done three new personal projects, I asked about the sketch. They rushed to go do it after I had asked. Then went back and did four more personal projects over the next few days before I asked again about progress. This time they did lines.

Today, after seeing them post another 6 personal projects (and ask their followers for ideas for more) I asked if they could just give me an estimate about how long it would take. They told me they were easily distracted and would have it done "soon", but didn't give me any specifics and have since done another personal project.

What do you guys think? Personally, I think that if someone paid you for art, that should take priority. These personal projects weren't things they were already working on, they started these after I had paid them.

I had an art trade with a wonderfully polite, awesome artist here on dA and I got sick as I was trying to get her half done. It took me a lonnnng time, a lot longer than she took on my half. But I let her know I wasn't feeling well and that I hadn't forgotten about her. I did not start any new personal projects. She was patient with me, as I like to think I am when hired artists are good about communicating with me and keeping me in the loop.

Thoughts?

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BirdhouseIYS
M. Vice
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
Been on dA for nigh on seven years now, and the majority of my 400+ deviations have been fanart up until now. Welp, that changes now! Fanart from me from here on out will be scarce. As will fanfiction. You can find my novels and short stories over at my FictionPress.

About me? I'm a college student, and I like to write, draw, and make stupid jokes. (Did you hear about the fire at the circus? It was in tents.) I like to swear. And I like to eat fried chicken.

And that about sums up my life.
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:iconzwabberr:
Zwabberr Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work!
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:iconzephyrx-kun:
ZephyrX-Kun Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool page!
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:iconbirdhouseiys:
BirdhouseIYS Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconzephyrx-kun:
ZephyrX-Kun Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No prob! ^^
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:iconblubird74:
Blubird74 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Cool Stuff!
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:iconxbumblebeefantasyx:
XBumbleBeeFantasyX Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
nice technique
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:iconfrozenvolf:
Frozenvolf Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Professional Writer
Hai. :) 
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:iconbirdhouseiys:
BirdhouseIYS Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, how are ya?
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:iconfrozenvolf:
Frozenvolf Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Professional Writer
I've been better honestly. Being sick and having a throbbing leg are torture. --~--
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:iconimaginaricide:
Imaginaricide Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey man! Felt like I hadn't heard from ya in a while, so I thought I'd check in, see how the vines are swingin'. 
It occurs to me that I do not know what that phrase is supposed to mean.
By the way, if you're interested, some friends of mine got this new group together recently, which promises months of OC situational opportunities and community cooperation - if you're lookin' for ideas or just some fun folks to hang out with, you might give it a look. 
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BirdhouseIYS Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, yes! Glad to hear from ya. yeah, I haven't been too active lately, been packing up to move out to m'universtiy this fall. I will give  this group a look, for sure! 
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Imaginaricide Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh ho! Where's are you headed to? Like, to a different state, or something?
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BirdhouseIYS Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Funny enough, I'm actually moving back to the town I grew up in, because I'm a bit of a homebody and didn't feel like moving somewhere where I'd have to re-learn where everything is.
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xXYaoi-Kitty-ChanxX Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like your work :)
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Ask-Shikii Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
Whenever I see your nice comments it makes me really happy <3 :iconcryforeverplz:
(( spreading the love man ))

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BirdhouseIYS Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AH I'M GLAD YOUR WHOLE PAGE MAKES ME HAPPEEEEEE

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AtlasArtifex Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
BirdhouseIYS Commission - Monster by AtlasArtifex woo!
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YayaMonPop83 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ur art is so cool 
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BirdhouseIYS Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Frozenvolf Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Professional Writer
As always, you have amazing art. :D Well...I'm hoping I can reach that level of detail (since I suck. -n-). I mean...look at this.
GetAmped Arloc (updated) by Frozenvolf
This doesn't even look good enough. ono;;
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