I have a bit of a dilemma and I'm not too sure what to do. The artist's name will not be said, at least not yet.
About a month ago, both me and my friend had a some cash in our paypals. I found an artist we both liked and decided to put in info for a commission. I had first contacted them in Gaia asking if they did commissions and found that they were doing a time of 100 picture challenge for 10$.
I didn't get a reply to me putting the info in the journal, so when he posted another journal, I commented on it and asked if he had seen the comment and where and when to send payment. No reply. After a while, I decided he wasn't going to do them and I told my friend. He spent the money on something on etsy instead. I woke up this morning and checked my submissions and low and behold, the picture for my friend was done. I hadn't been notified at all though, unless he notified my friend, even though I'm the one who gave him the info in the first place.
The picture looks great and I'm willing to pay the artist for his time, but I feel really put off, especially now that I'm going to have to pay for my friend. When I checked the artist's page today, I saw I was on a list, but I never knew and I don't think it's my responsibility to find lists to make sure I'm getting the commission, especially when I had asked about it and didn't get a reply.
I admit I should have tried to contact him a bit more then that though.
Edit: I was able to go check my friend's FA page. He hasn't gotten any notification from the artist either, meaning he wouldn't have known it was finished.