Already received 4 of 6 finished commissions I sent out at the beginning of January and the other two I should receive by the weekend. Once that is all settled and done, I'll be planning my next batch of commissions to send out and take more off my commission list and build my Moe Moe Niji Taisen collection.
Did my usual "pull numbers out of a bucket" method of determining which commissions to get done next and 5 new ones have been picked.
Two 4-koma got picked and I already have my plans on whom will do them. 2 different artists, 1 recurring and a new one to try out.
A WWII propaganda parody one to be done by the same artist who did a previous propaganda poster for me.
As for the other two, I'll need to find artists for them.
One will be concept artwork for characters for a fantasy novel series I'm working on. For the first one, I'm planning to get the concept art for some robots that appear in one of the books. So I would like to find an artist is okay with drawing robots and fantasy and can do concept artwork.
Now onto the second one. This one is complicated, not in drawing though. Last year, I found an artist to do a four-character commission for me and she agreed. I prefer not mention who it is here since I don't want anyone harassing her. I received the sketch, approved and sent the payment ($45). A few weeks later, I received a bit of the inking. That was on October 5th, 2014 and that was the last time I heard from her or saw anything further on the commission. She mentioned that she was getting sick. That was four months ago. She has a Facebook link on her profile and she's very active on Facebook. I contacted her two weeks ago and received no response, same here on Deviantart Note. I have never said anything negative to her or gotten angry at her. It seems she has given up on the commission and yet I paid her.
Here's the instructions on what I wanted:
And here's what I got on October 5th:
So I've pretty much given up on this artist to finish the commission for me. But I do want to get this commission finished. I do have the original sketch too. I can also get proof of purchase of this commission and a screenshot of the last note I got from her. I doubt an artist could give me a discount if I provide the proof of paying this artist and that she never finished it.
So if you are interested in doing either of these two commissions for me, comment below or send me a Note.