There are a shitload of MLP fans. Unfortunately, there's also a shitload of nutcases.
I'm giving you advice for that last bit, eh? (Get it? BITS? BITS? Oh, Unicon, go die in a fire)
As I was saying, this is BCS's Super Awesome Guide to Commissioning Artists.
FIRST! BRING A REFERENCE OF YOUR OC. Print it out on colored paper, include a description of the personality, write down EVERYTHING you think might be pertinent. Artists are not mindreaders. We don't fucking know what you want. YOU HAVE TO TELL US.
Last Bronycon, I have some disappointed people try to get me to draw their OC without phone service inside the Dealer's Den and actually get me to draw porn when sitting across from Lauren Faust and next to KevinSano's representative.
Um, boys and girls? Don't be that guy. Okay?
Don't be THAT GUY.
Next up, BRING MONEY. I know this seems obvious you'd be surprised how many people try to pay me in promises, groping, lies, insults and blatant threats. Don't be THAT GUY.
Thirdly, REMEMBER TO PICK UP YOUR COMMISSION IN PERSON AND LEAVE YOUR CONTACT INFO/ADDRESS. There's nothing worse than painting your commission all day and your worthless butt didn't remember me enough to bother to come pick it up.
Have fun, MLP nerds!
Also this is a blatant ad for my humorous parody metafiction story: [link]