This is by no means a warning or anything, I just really want some advice. So I hope you don't mind that I'm not following the preferred layout that was recently produced for posts. :)
I have a small albatross around my neck at the moment in the form of a low priced commission that I thought I'd get finished in a short amount of time but which is starting to drag.
I assumed that the commissioner wanted a sketchy, quick style and that therefore I wouldn't charge very much for it (I've been known to charge between £100 and £200 for more complicated stuff but this piece is only about £12).
I regularly update people on my work for them so I've shown the client a few WIP shots and each time, I received a positive response with some requests for minor changes, which I did - the client liked my progress each time. I thought that the design was almost finished in the last update I sent, however, was not replied to for a long time and when I finally did get a response the client is now saying that they don't like the image anymore and have showed me a new reference image, with an apology that this one wasn't what was shown in the first place. It will basically mean re-drawing the whole thing and starting over, and I've already spent way over £12 worth of time on this anyway. =/
Your advice appreciated. :)