This isn’t about deadlines, nor is it about hourly rates. It’s about providing estimates (timeframes) to clients for how long you think you’ll take to complete their commissioned painting. In particular, it’s about taking on private commissions when you have a day job, and some of the things you need to factor in when working out how long you’ll need (and possibly how this might affect cost).
I just found a whole stack of old avatars and wallpapers. I’ve collected them together. Hopefully I’ll get to make some new ones because many of these are really, really old. Credits to http://luthiens-dream.livejournal.com/ and http://cynnalia.deviantart.com/
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