To all the artist's out there STOP doing art/commissions for free/ or for next to nothing. You are not helping yourself or the art community in general. If you charge low prices and do work for free this is what people willl keep expecting. I keep getting people asking me for work getting pretty annoyed at the people who ask to get a drawing and expect you to just draw it for them for FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!! You tell them they have to pay for it and they get this look on their face like Really I gotta pay for it??? People pay hundreds of dollars an hour for a tattoo artist what we Illustrator and all other artist's do is just the same in a different way. It's Absolutely ridiculous I don't spend hours in my room drawing my ass off to get better just to hand it away for peanuts and neither should any of you. What you have is a skill that other people don't have and should not just hand it away.
AS THE JOKER SAYS: IF YOUR GOOD AT SOMETHING NEVER DO IT FOR FREE