Bah. It looks like another "freelance" artist has basically disappeared. It was looking so hopeful too. Being a freelance artist must be a complete nightmare, I understand that, but simply stopping work and not informing your clients is not the way to make it better. I really need to find someone local. Who I can go and beat around the head to do work. Bah! Just FYI: I contracted a freelancer to do a peice for me (just a character + animations) for my GDC demo's in march. Needless to say it started well and has tailed off. Right now I'm awaiting a response, but its a bit worrying that yet another artist has done this. I'm admittedly not paying a huge amount (but this guy actually took the contract, so I dunno what to say about that) but I wasnt desperate for a fast turnaround and I thought it would be an interesting gig for an artist to try out some new ideas.