This commission was rejected. I hate commissions. I would rather make NO money than have someone insult my work who knows nothing about art, or is asking me to do something asinine. I'm learning though, man always the hard way, but still a lesson, so a left handed gift.
If you can't take some backhands as an artist, you'll never pick up a brush again. I prefer to work with my own muse, and if it finds an audience, great. If not, keep on going.