I've put together some handy tips for those wanting to get a special piece of art made by their favourite artist.
1. Know what you want. And don't change you mind half-way through.
2. If you are wanting something specific, provide high quality images. This is particularly important with portrait work.
3. Have an open mind. Be very mindful of your expectations when it comes to your favourite artists creative process. They will make you something so special, and they will put their heart and soul into it, so be mindful about what you expect versus what you get.