Sarahcat (laughsatthunder) wrote in artists_beware,

Question: Not working on commissions/ lack of inspiration?

Sorry for asking two questions, but one's as a commissioner and one's as a seller.

I'd say about a month ago I saw somebody was having a sale on FurAffinity and paid them for a flat-colored piece. Sadly I have no evidence because they deleted the submission it was on and we never talked VIA notes.

Since then, they haven't done a single commission and keep doing personal artwork. They post a lot about exams and then being extremely tired or emotionally unstable... Then will do a liveSTREAM of personal artwork. They also keep posting about commissions being open and new deals, despite not actually working on any commissions. I think people have asked them how commissions are doing because she'll post stuff like "I'm too tired to work today".

I woke up this morning ready to write a note asking for a refund and saw that they posted about their mother passing away in the night. Now I'm not too sure if it's a good time to ask about my commission.

My second question has to do with selling.

I make fursuits and have about 5-7 on my commissions list at the moment. However I do have periods where I want to draw and don't feel inspired to work on fursuits at all (which is happening right now).

A customer who hasn't even paid me for their commission yet (and I haven't started on it) keeps PMing me stuff like "Why do you keep working on artwork when people have paid for their fursuits?"

Is it okay to take a break for a week or two and then go back to commissions?


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