There's a very important thing that probably no art teacher will ever teach you: how to deal with commissioned jobs.
Be that a drawing for a fellow teen on DeviantArt or a company requesting our art, we're left alone to learn on the battlefield.
I'm just one artist out of many, but I want to break this circle. I have almost 20 years of work under my belt and I can finally spread some advice. Please, listen to the old lady. 😉
Rule of thumb: be clear and honest, always.
I prepared an infographic for you. It sums up smart advices to make commissioned work easy and painless. I'll cover this topic again in the future, feel free to send me your feedback and questions.