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Advice: ignored commission request

An artist on FA had made a journal stating that they would be closing commissions soon, so I sent them a FA note asking if any slots were still open. They said yes and asked me what I wanted for the commission. Unfortunately, their response came in the wee hours of the morning and I had to go away for the weekend, so I did not see their reply until 3 days later. I apologized for the lack of communication on my part and sent a response with the commission details. A full week passed, and I saw that my message had been read but not replied to. The artist says on their page to send another note if they haven't replied in a couple days, so I shot them a quick message just asking if they'd gotten my note with the commission info. That note, too, was read and not replied. It's been another 7 days, and in between then and now, the artist has opened a new account on a different site and been actively posting there as well as FA. I considered sending a third message (possibly on the new site) as I enjoy their work and really want to commission them, but I don't want to be pushy, and I am wondering if this is the artist's way of indirectly declining my commission. What are your thoughts?

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lucifinia
Apr. 20th, 2017 07:59 am (UTC)
Understandably frustrating.

I once tried to trade characters with a popular artist with a shit load of characters they often sell/trade, and they asked what I had. After showing them, I was promptly ignored. I thought it was pretty rude but I wasn't gonna push it any further. I get if you're trying to spare someone's feelings but it's better to say "Sorry, I'm not interested in what you have to offer."

Then over a year later, they did another character sale/trade. This time, I was offering to PAY them. Again, I was ignored. Like, what's the point of selling characters if you ignore people? I also noticed that it was always over the same set of characters so I wondered if she denied a number of others.

After the second time, I just unwatched them. There wasn't a point to be following them if all they do is post constantly of selling characters then turning around and ignoring buyers.

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