Client: I hope I didn’t offend you by asking you for free artwork for my project. I noticed you haven’t replied to my messages.
Their previous message:
Client: Here is a list of characters to draw. Please include all details. This is a personal project, so no payment will be made. If you MUST be paid, there might be some kind of arrangement, even if it’s just in exposure. This is for a project that I might proceed with.
Gee, I wonder why I didn’t respond.