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Hello there, this is my second time posting here, this time looking for advice.

I had a character up for trade a while ago, and an artist (who I used to call my friend) offered 4 pieces of art for it.
Afer a long wait, they finish the 1st piece, so I gave them the details about the 3 remaining pictures.
A long time passed, and instead of completing their part of the trade, they keep doing, commissions, personal art, gifts and freebies.

They draw a lot and very fast, so if they haven't completed them yet is because they don't want to work on it.
Now is very irritating to see how they just keep procastinating in the trade, to the point I no longer want their art.

What should I do? They already completed 1 of the 4 owed pieces of art, so I don't know what to say or do.

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Jan. 13th, 2017 06:10 pm (UTC)
I would pay them for the piece they did as if it were a commission, then trade your character. They're taking advantage of you.
Martha Grey
Jan. 13th, 2017 06:21 pm (UTC)
I can't afford to "waste" money like this, plus they're kinda expensive, so sadly that wouldn't be an option.
Jan. 13th, 2017 06:23 pm (UTC)
Then your only viable options is to:

a. wait
b. Offer something else to compensate for the image that's already done.

Good luck!
Martha Grey
Jan. 13th, 2017 06:54 pm (UTC)
Not sure how to approach them though.
Jan. 13th, 2017 06:56 pm (UTC)
"Hey, due to the length of time for this trade I was hoping we could cancel it and work something out for the image you already did? I have X, Y, or can pay Z over time. Please let me know?"

It's not going to be a comfortable exchange either way, but it's important to be firm in business transactions like this.
Jan. 13th, 2017 06:33 pm (UTC)
Art was done, so it will need to be compensated one way or another.
Jan. 16th, 2017 01:25 pm (UTC)
It might not be what you intent but maybe try to talk to the artist about this? let him/her know that the wait is taken pretty long or ask how the the trades are doing and if you can get any updates.
Hunty Belmnt
Jan. 16th, 2017 11:32 pm (UTC)
Agreeing with the other comments, and then post a beware.
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