In discord we settled on the price/rates where I proceeded to pay half up front on 9/15/19 (150 USD) (censored Screen shot below)
They worked on the first page which was submitted for review and verification on 10/17/19
They have had zero responses in discord since 10/17/19. (screen shot below)
I sent a check up via discord, which states a generic either no longer valid/blocked response.
I found the original contact e-mail and sent a update request and have still received no response.
I found his twitter and sent him inquiry on the discord issue, they sent a response confirming their discord was still active (so that means it had to be blocked), so confirmed why I was contacting them.
Upon realizing this was regarding a commission they flaked on they then blocked me on twitter as well. (screen shot below)
at this point it's been 9 months since the last actual confirmation of any work from the artist with all attempts to contact them resulting in ghosting/blocks.