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Old 01-16-2019, 03:40 PM   #31
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I wouldnít commission an artist that I didnít feel was capabale of drawing one of my top three usual requests. I look at a lot of the artistís work to determine if they tackle it. In all my years of collecting I think I have only been lackluster about 1 or 2 comissions. And I do the same every time - tell them character and costume. i find if you have too many requirements, of takes away from the artists fun. They have told me that before.

For example, Yardin, draws the best storm in the business today (IMO). Never fails. So it was a no brainer I would request her.

You really should test the commission waters, itís a fun time.
@bold - I could understand that and any artist should be able to walk away if they don't want to do a piece. That said, you have to live with what they draw and you're out money.

I had an issue recently where I specifically asked for drawing to be black and white and the artist colored it in. It looks good, but it left me feeling disappointed because it wasn't what I wanted. I had to pay him again to get one in black and white.

My avatar is an example where I gave instructions and felt the artist nailed what I wanted. He was nice enough though to give rough sketch options and allow me some adjustments.
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Old 01-16-2019, 05:52 PM   #32
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Well I think it’s ridiculous you had to pay for a second piece bc the artists didn’t listen to a simple thing of B&W vs Color! That I would have been upset about that too. Did you at least get both commissions?!

Some artists have given me prelims to pick between, but usually not.
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Old 01-17-2019, 12:45 AM   #33
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Wow! Yardin killed that!

Yes, I agree, most of the time, I love giving artists free reign. It's worked out most of the time, but I've definitely gotten pieces that were not great. With that said, this one turned out amazing. Congrats!
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Old 01-18-2019, 01:19 PM   #34
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Well I think itís ridiculous you had to pay for a second piece bc the artists didnít listen to a simple thing of B&W vs Color! That I would have been upset about that too. Did you at least get both commissions?!

Some artists have given me prelims to pick between, but usually not.
They have been stuck in transit now for weeks (19 days) with no signs of showing up soon. That's not his fault.

I'm worried about gaps in what I want and what artist do. I just received a different commission and I thought it was simple. "You drew this character, I'd like them in this outfit" they nailed the outfit, but the character doesn't look like how they drew them before. They didn't provide samples, just got it in the mail. It sucks because I love their art and I'm really disappointed by what I got.

I have had some good pieces too. It's just when it is a mixed bag and you're out hundreds of dollars on art it gets harder to take a chance on an artist.
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Old 01-18-2019, 02:43 PM   #35
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They have been stuck in transit now for weeks (19 days) with no signs of showing up soon. That's not his fault.

I'm worried about gaps in what I want and what artist do. I just received a different commission and I thought it was simple. "You drew this character, I'd like them in this outfit" they nailed the outfit, but the character doesn't look like how they drew them before. They didn't provide samples, just got it in the mail. It sucks because I love their art and I'm really disappointed by what I got.

I have had some good pieces too. It's just when it is a mixed bag and you're out hundreds of dollars on art it gets harder to take a chance on an artist.
Please feel free to share examples.

Commissions aren't for everyone, especially if you have very specific expectations about how the commission might come out. My rule of thumb is to look at the piece objectively and judge the piece on whether or not the artist put in the level of work that was advertised when the commission was accepted. If they do (which most artist do ... at least as a general rule), then I won't complain about the piece. This remains the case even when I may not appreciate the piece as much as I had hoped when imagining what a commission from an artist might look like.
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Old 01-18-2019, 03:29 PM   #36
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Please feel free to share examples.

Commissions aren't for everyone, especially if you have very specific expectations about how the commission might come out. My rule of thumb is to look at the piece objectively and judge the piece on whether or not the artist put in the level of work that was advertised when the commission was accepted. If they do (which most artist do ... at least as a general rule), then I won't complain about the piece. This remains the case even when I may not appreciate the piece as much as I had hoped when imagining what a commission from an artist might look like.
PM you.

I don't want to hurt an artist.
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