If I see something wrong with the drawing (missing marking, the changing of colors on my character) then I politely tell the artist what is missing, etc. Their normally good about it.
The only time I ever had a problem with my commissions was this one person. I commed them to draw Sea's blitzed and they got her makings wrong, got colors wrong and pretty much never replied back to me when I stated they messed up on it. I think they actually messed up on her sad face which is a HUGE deal to me, don't change something that doesn't belong to you!
Eh, I've never been picky about the trades I have received... except, of course, for the people that just never did their half. I have also commissioned quite a few art pieces, too, but I have only been disappointed with one. I asked (and paid) for two characters with a "detailed" background, and I received a single character with a colour splash (as in, the background was the same quality as the much cheaper "simple/transparent" background commissions that this person did). I didn't bother asking for changes, I just altered it myself and considered it a learning experience.
I feel that some things are subject to style, so I grant people as much freedom as need be- especially with anatomy and textures. as long as they don't add/remove markings or replace hooves with paws or somethin' crazy, I usually don't feel the need to say much. and with some stuff, 'specially pixels, if they miss a marking or something I'll just draw it in myself on the file :I then again, I'm too shy to correct people most times. plus I had a really bad experience when I did a trade with someone who had a really hard to see ref (it was shaded with gradients, and the text was on top of the character wtf) and they went behind my back when they reposted it and ranted about all the stuff that was wrong and how I did such a poor job... it made me never want to say bad things about art for me ever because I wouldn't ever want anyone to get that bad kinda feeling ;w;
I hate pointing out things that are wrong, so unless I paid a lot for it, I just keep quiet XD And usually when it's a more expensive commission, the artists I choose tend to send sketches beforehand Also, I tend to wait and see the outcome of other commissions they've recently done, so I know their current style
The two artists I thinking about now didn't send me any WIP sketches at all. I feel really bad to ask for changes when they are already done... One, I didn't pay much for, the second one I paid $40 for. That's the most I've ever spent on a drawing (not even a DESIGN) and I'm not 100% happy with it :-/
I send WIPs of both trades and commissions to avoid and dissatisfaction XD I'm personally super lenient. I tend to never have any real expectations for a commission or trade, and that certainly helps. Usually the only thing I'll specify is the expression, or maybe just a general pose. If I want my character to have a certain pose, but I really want to see it in another artist's style, I'll sketch out the pose and send it to them when I order the commission. That way, they know exactly what I want.
Depends on the artist. I paid $20 for a picture with a background and several different characters interacting in a painterly style (gave the instructions extremely clearly), and ended up getting this sketchy lined picture where all the characters were standing in a reference-like pose with no background whatsoever... I didn't push the matter since I really dislike the artist and didn't feel like dealing with him fixing it.
But, I've ordered a couple of commissions from very nice artists who do something I dislike, and I have no problems asking them to change it since they're very nice and understanding. Really just depends.
well, everyone's got a certain picture in their heads that another person might not see the same way.
Like those pictures that have the old lady/young woman in them, just if you squint or look at it at an angle you're either going to just see the old lady or the young woman first and then notice the other part.
it's happened with a commission i did for someone once. i'm 100% okay with changing it, but they... were really rude about it. |D they said it looked nothing like their oc, when they revamped their oc between commissioning me and receiving it and didn't tell me, so there was no way i could've got it right?? x x;;
FFFFF that sucks D8 I always tell the artist I'm commissioning what changes I did to the OC in subject ;3; The whole point is to make sure they got the design right! D:< Not cause more trouble in the end ;___;
Same hHHH it would have really helped if they just tOLD ME instead of saying it looked nothing like their oc ; ; And when i DID get it right their only reply was 'sure', so WOW that was. a little insulting?? Not even a thank you wow i'm not even gonna count that as being greedy that'S JUST BEING A NICE PERSON. SIGHS.