Worked up a Catwoman commission tonight after having a twitter convo regarding artists flaking out on commissions after taking their clients money. And make no mistake, patrons of your art are you clients.
Working as a freelancer in the advertising and web design world has taught me that timing is as important as quality. You're held to your deadlines and if you miss them you don't get future work, so I've had a long-held tradition of making sure I can meet the deadlines I commit to.
Now that doesn't mean you should turn in shoddy work just so it's on time, and there's an easy way around that entire scenario: Don't bite off more than you can chew. And if you're an artist taking commissions and you have a backlog, man up and let your clients know what to expect, then they won't badmouth you on twitter.
Having said all that I put my money were my mouth is and did this tonight for one ComixBookGurl. I hope she digs.
And here are the inks.
And now if you'll excuse me, I have another deadline to meet.