It's such an annoying and awkward situation isn't it? I think a lot of us can relate to what you're going through and it's quite hard to be polite all the time.
But the best method, in my opinion, is to be very polite but also firm. Maybe send a follow up email and say something like "I hope you received my last email as I didn't get a call from you on that following Monday to discuss the final design" and then go on to say that because of other work commitments (she should know that you have other stuff you could be doing, even if you don't ) I will only be able to work on your logo design until DD/MM, so if you wish to proceed then I would need to know what you're final design choice is by this weekend (or whenever), otherwise I'm afraid I won't be able to go any further".
This puts you back in control of the situation as you're a professional and most professionals won't sit around and wait for people to reply like this as they've got other stuff to do!
Plus if you're doing this for free then all this faff really isn't worth your time!
I wouldn't copy your friend in on the email, as that starts to make it a bit personal and you want to look professional. Just speak to your friend separately, but i would still stand your ground and say you're not willing to go any further from a certain date. You don't want your friend going and telling the client that you're sat around waiting for her to reply
@Nyrryl-Cadiz I think your suggestions are great, but I can't seem to get the door on the left to work. I have everything centred in the background, and the door throws everything off. I see what you mean by placing the teacher on the right, but I'm not sure that I am making it work either? Do you think the teacher is still better on the right if I do not add the door?
This is a great portrait! A tip I always got when I first started with watercolor was to water the colors down, and layer (a lot). What I can see from your piece are areas where the watercolors feels like its been treated as if it were acrylic paint, where it's all one value without any of those watercolor blooms (the hair). Applying the watercolor wet on wet will give you some more of those nice watercolor effects that are only possible in the medium, so it might be helpful to play around with color and notice how the bloom in water on different applications. And also just start light and gradually layer on more color. This helps you from getting too dark too quickly, even though it does take a little longer because you're waiting for paint to dry. I hope you'll continue creating more watercolor paintings!
I wish I could provide some solid feedback on how to go about painting this but I’m still learning in that department myself.
I just wanted to chime in and let you know that I think you have a great composition here so far. Very readable, good image and lots of potential. I can’t wait to see it when you finish. Good luck!
@NessIllustration @MichaelaH @chrisaakins Hey Gang, thank you all for taking the time to give feedback on this piece, I really appreciate it! I'll play around with some of these ideas and see where it takes the illustration
@Nyrryl-Cadiz hm. . . I'd thought about portrait, but then I couldn't figure out how to keep his leg fully extended and still in the frame. . . but maybe I'll play around with it a little more. I've been finishing a different piece, so this one's been on the back burner this past week.
@StudioLooong I think you can intensify the color a little bit on the background foliage. It has the same value as the sky and it wouldn't unless very very far away. It looks great otherwise. A two page spread is perfect and reads really well.
Made a few changes based on your feedback -moved TV, changed up baby bears. But feel as if it is missing something to push it over the edge? ️
Maybe bear under window should be doing something more destructive than just ripping up a cushion?