friskecrisps (friskecrisps) wrote in artists_beware,

Question: Is there an appropriate wait time on commissions?

This is something I've been wondering for a bit now and was just curious on what other commissioners and artists think about this. There have been a few times where I've waited almost a year for a simple commission to get done and lately I've been thinking about how long a commissioner should wait before say following up on progress of their commission or asking for a refund. For me, unless and artist states in their commission info or in commission journals that there is a long wait on commissions, I usually anticipate a 2 month wait tops. Now granted, artists have outside lives too such as school, family, friends, work, etc. Yet when you're doing commissions, you have to be able to find a balance between your art life and your real life right? I don't know, there are several other factors that can cause me to request a refund after a short period. If I see the artist doing tons of personal pics and such and neglecting commissions, jumping around the commission order list, etc. Again, just curious. Any feedback would be great!
Tags: advice for artists, advice for commissioners, discussion

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