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Commissioner Question

Hello There,

I am a commissioner and have been for quite a few years and just recently, in the last month, (March - April) I had an artist come out of the blue and say how fabulous my web site is and wanted to know if I could commission them. Now I don't usually commission anyone that comes to me out of the blue but the artist (who shall remain nameless) has rather good artwork and took the chance upon doing so to commission them. Now forgive me if this is rude or comes across as rude but if an ARTIST approaches you for a commission and such, would I be expectant in a quicker turn around? Or faster service then normal since they came to me? Would I still have the normal protection if I had gone to them and they accepted? I honestly think it's the first time I had someone come to me asking me to commission them and was on the back-foot. Is this also common practice or do the artists here rather have customers come to them?

Sorry for the rambling!

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Apr. 17th, 2017 08:30 pm (UTC)
I usually report such efforts as spam on DA/FA, though I've never had anyone who I watched, would want to watch, or faved anything of do so. I'd probably feel a little different if I liked the art they were trying to get me to buy. Exactly how they word it also matters a lot.

As for getting better service if I did commission them ... no, I wouldn't expect that. I would expect it to be timely and good quality for them with reasonable communication, but I expect that no matter who made the original approch.
Apr. 17th, 2017 08:39 pm (UTC)
As said above, I never honestly thought of doing that since I tend to have a small group of artists I commission and stick with but seeing the art this new person did and the style seemingly different, wanted to try them out but yeah, if this happens again, I think I will consider it spam. And sorry about asking about the turnaround time, I thought since they were coming to a customer and such, there would be faster service.


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