ohmygoat (ohmygoat) wrote in artists_beware,
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Nagging?

This is more asking for advice, than a warning or beware.

I have a regular customer, who generally is pretty awesome and has done a lot of favors for me. However, He's a bit on the impatient side, and admittedly I might be a bit too easily annoyed myself. He's on my MSN, and when I owe him art, he will literally ask every 20 minutes, "So when can you draw for me? Can you get on opencanvas? How about now? No? Why not? So when can you draw for me? :P" I'm not exaggerating, he asks very often, and very frequently to the point I get extremely frustrated.

It's hard to give a specific "Ok I'll have it drawn by______," because he likes for me to draw his commissions over a live OC session. It also makes it hard for me to get to the commission right away, because I'm not always in the mood or have time to sit down and get a whole commission through with on the spot. I know the reason he asks so frequently is exactly because of my inability to give an exact time, but it still gets annoying. If it were a regular commission, I'm sure it'd be a lot easier for me to find the extra time.

What's kind of close to being the final straw here is that recently my laptop hard drive fried, and even my backup failed on me. After a few weeks of using a borrowed computer, I've been able to get a new hard drive. I'm gradually getting all my stuff back together, plowing through upgrades and reloading all my old programs and whatnot. I'm not even back on my own laptop again for one day, when he starts asking "So, when can you draw for me?"

I tried telling him how hard it was to work with him if it absolutely has to be done live, and I would have an easier time if he just wrote down everything he wanted so I could get it done on my own time. His issue is that he doesn't like not being there to watch the work be done, because he often can't decide what he wants exactly until everything's set up. The way he put it, he will want to see something different depending on his mood, and thats easier to work out when it's being done in an OC session. That and he likes being able to point out things he wants changed as its being done, rather than waiting.

So, yeah, what do you all make of this? Am I being too grumpy, or is he getting a bit too impatient? Or a bit of both? If you need more details to make a judgement, of course feel free to ask. I just thought this was getting too long. :)
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