Crossing the Line 2-1

Mixed Media on 16x20 stretched canvas.
[string, texture mediums, acrylic, handmade paper]
I don't do alot of commission work, but usually when I accept a commission, I have a mock up canvas to try out things before I commit them to the 'real' work. I find it takes a bit of the pressure off if the muse has a place to play when I am trying to meet specific outcomes on the commission. This piece was my mock up for the commissioned work shown in my last post below. I ended up thinking this one turned out interesting too--- in a different kind of way.
Anyone out there have any other ways of dealing with commission work??? I find it a real challenge and tend to stress myself out rather badly over it... I seem to work much better 'on spec'.