So, I usually try to support any artist that I enjoy – especially undiscovered ones that I find – people who have blogs or pages and display their stuff that they sketch out for fun. So is the case with this piece. I love this website called the Daily Sketch and I decided to ask the guy about commissions. Keep in mind that I was fairly new at this – the guy quoted me a price I was a little hesitant about but finally agreed to. Looking at his other stuff I was excited to see what he would come up with. Than he sent me an email asking if I wanted a file sent to me – or do I want him to print one out and send it to me. I was stunned because the price he quoted me was A LOT for a simple digital print – I was almost angry! After another few emails he said he would send the actual piece, inked. The problem was… I wasn’t very happy with the piece itself. It wasn’t up to the quality that I had seen in his other work. Needless to say it was a lesson learned in being a little more clear in what I’d like – to make sure both the artist and the customer are completely clear on what they expect in a commission. I wish the story was a little better – but it’s an Iron Man vs. Hulk piece. And no, I still haven’t warmed up to this piece. When I look at it I think it looks a bit rushed. A bit of a let down. Live and Learn I guess.
He even sketched a small Hulk head on the envelope that he sent it in – it was as good as the actual piece. That was almost a tell tale sign that this piece was a quick and rushed piece. I wish I had something brighter and happier to tell you – but alas you will have to wait till tomorrow for something more fun!