Salty about art.
I’ve paid two artists for commissions, months ago. Neither has finished the commission. Both are still begging for work from other people and finishing their work without finishing mine. I got one progress update from one of the artists, but have heard nothing from the other. I’m giving them one more chance to finish my projects and get them to me before I leave them both bad reviews and name them.
One thing for sure, I am never paying an artist up front again. Never. Gonna. Happen.