I'm not really sure what this is supposed to mean, that my art isn't good enough for commissions or that I'm not ready for it? I'm kinda looking for helpful crit on what I should be doing here. Someone came out and asked me if I'd make a picture for them, I haven't been advertising that I'm doing commissions.
I see. Well I can certainly understand why you may think that, though I've been asked for my art when it looked like this [link] I used to have an art shop and get asked for my art quite often. I only closed it because I didn't have the time for it, I was leaving for 2 months without internet. That was at the beginning of the year, and I just never open a new shop, being busy with other things.
Are you serious? How is anyone supposed to get started taking commissions if they wait until they're "professional" quality? By then they would just be ripe for getting ripped off if they'd never even attempted to negotiate with a commissioner before. By the way - I don't think it's ever fair to ask people to do work for free, that's done on a volunteer/charity basis and nobody should ever be told that their work isn't worth anything. Way to be an ass.