Commissions are THE WORST.That sounds fun! I think I got commissioned to paint a lion king mural in Ontario today. I hope that works out and I make some much needed monies. I have been thinking of ideas and experimental creative ventures. We definitely need a thread where we can discuss our creative ventures and stuff like that....
I think you should go ahead and make an official artists of solo thread because 1. You've been an artist longer that I have 2. Let's face it, you're a better thread starter than I am. Way better. Let's go to our own thread and nerd it up.
(Yes, I'm trying to get you to set up a photoshop game for us to play.)
I was at the post office today mailing a vellum envelope with the donkey cutouts in it and the post lady could see my artwork. So she asks me (and she literally looks like the squiffy emoticon, somethings going on with one of her eyes) how much I would charge to paint "LIVE, LAUGH, LOVE" on a mirror, "really big so it goes all the way across my living room, like 10 feet long." I tell her that painting on glass is a specialty becuase you need paint that you cook onto it and that's not my area of expertise and she says "Or it can be wood, I just want is reeeeeaaallly big. How much would you charge?" and I'm thinking "Lady, you want me to paint three words that you saw on a sign down at Target on a huge piece of wood? Really?" but you gotta take the work when it;s handed to you. I havne't agreed to anything yet.
And the dog I have to paint. So I ask my hairdresser to send me a photo of the dog, he wants a portrait of his face and just a little bit of his shoulders. So he says "I'll send you something better!" and sends me this video:
Really? I'm supposed to tell his facial features from a video of him ripping the shit out of a bed? Thank God he's a general breed, I can just image google black schnauzer and add a few details that make it look like his dog.