For the 30 buck commission, I've tried asking for a refund, but the artist just responded back to me saying that they've already been working on it and that they don't have the money to give me a refund so I abided by that. But I later find out they want to redo the whole commission and as I mentioned before, they're doing all these other commissions and such as well as gifts for their mate and other close friends.
For the 15 buck commission, the $15 is a down-payment it seems so once I see a pre-approved sketch, then I pay another 15 bucks for the finalized piece. However this artist is just so damn lazy. He just finished a 2 year old commission just a few weeks ago and he's got a list of 20 people left to do and while I'm #5 on the list, he has barely touched the people's commissions ahead of me. So when I tried asking for a refund, he says he doesn't have the money and needs to keep what little he has for food and such. He's on welfare btw. But I think what ticks me off the most is that he just got a big project deal where he was paid about 1,500 to design a character he wastes 500 of it on an online game and the rest for a new computer.
Anyway, I know artists have lives outside the computer and such, but unless there's major issues happening, I don't see why they shouldn't keep working on commissions. When it gets to the 6 month wait time, that's when I lose patience. I love commissioning people. Don't get me wrong. I like knowing that my money is going to help artists get by. But it ticks me off that when i give them my money, I feel like I get tossed aside and that my commission is of little importance to them
Anywho, any suggestions on what I should do? Please and Thank you.