I wanted to know what the official response was on drawing, say busts for the new mount skin contract, or drawing commissions for gold.
Let the buyer (and seller) beware. ANet won't give an official response... and they won't offer any support if someone takes gold but doesn't deliver a satisfactory drawing. I suspect that they would intervene if the result was something tangible that could be sold; they have to protect their intellectual property in that case.
Hype is the path to the dark side. Hype leads to unfulfilled expectations. Disappointment leads to anger. Anger leads to disgust. Disgust leads to "oh, new shinies! I'm back!"