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Small Rant About Commissions

When you pay for a commission, you want what you ask for right? When your pic is posted you don't want to look at it and say "Well that was money wasted." A few pics in the past, both recent and long ago, have been such pics, and I just need to get this off my chest.

Artists, if you don't want to do something, or don't know what to do, then you can always opt out, we can understand (well most of us). But please do not take an idea and go "I think this is better" without consulting us first. I, and hopefully we, are willing to listen to what you think but whether or not that happens on paper is our decision. A few pics of mine have been either lack luster or all of their original meaning just went right out the window due to an artist not contacting me or at least sending a WIP; a WIP is really nice and ensures satisfaction, and satisfaction means repeat customers. A few artists are not on my repeat list for such a reason.

Don't ask for names, you won't get them and I hold no ill will towards them or blast their talents. But please, ALL artists, ask first, send WIPs, and if it doesn't work out you can always give a refund and back out, cuz I'd rather try again another day rather than get something that doesn't make me want to commission you again.
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Added: 6 years, 4 months ago
6 years, 1 month ago
True words.
6 years ago
It's true, that's pretty aggravating. Equally so are people that tell you to "make something up" because they have nothing specific in mind, but then as soon as you're nearly done, they get super picky and want to erase half the drawing!
6 years ago
That is why it is always important to either have an idea ready before someone takes a commission slot or at least takes a day to think about it. Telling an artist to "wing it" is not what I imagine they want to hear; I think they'd rather deal with an almost obsessively detailed description rather than making something up. Researching an artist before commissioning helps, gives a person an idea about their style, what they like to draw, or even if they just have a character they really like.

Most of the time, a "bad" pic is the fault of the commissioner.
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