Dusty - I don't draw unless they're paid for ;)
Occasionally I'll do a freebie for a bit of promotion or to update my portfolio, but otherwise all my work is commissioned, where people pay me a deposit to cover my expenses, then pay the remainder once the drawing is completed.
Working in pastels and especially now that I'm working on velour, it's a very expensive outlay so I would be hugely out of pocket if I didn't charge.
I love the work though, even though it does take a lot of time and I'm already working 6 days a week on full time hours with my other job, then coming home to do more work with the commissions. But very satisfying when they turn out how I want them to.
A work in progress - I have been lucky enough for one of my favourite equine photographers to give me permission to reproduce her photography in my artwork, so will have a lot of pieces for sale as I go along as well as the usual commissions
Apologies for the very washed out colour, it is midnight here so was taken in very bad lighting on my bed!