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So I need some advice here. An artist was doing $5 fullbody and shaded pieces because they were in need of money. Well they're art was nice and I decided to get a two character piece. Well actually five because the two character is part one of two. Anyway I said I wanted for the first part the two characters bending over in a presenting fashion. What I got was a front view of them standing. So what should I do? Ask for a redraw or get take it and leave?

Edit: I should probably update this. XD Sorry forgot. Well anyway I told the artist about the mistake and said this was okay, but she decided to redo it anyway after she gets a new tablet and finishes the last person left on her to do list. So the issues is resolved it seems.

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celestinaketzia
Mar. 3rd, 2017 10:18 pm (UTC)
It's going to be up to you. Some folks might choose to drop it due to the price paid, but the artist chose their prices. If they told you you could choose your own poses, and they weren't simply "suggestions" I would let them know.

Just a polite "thank you! But in my note I requested X pose."
wuvvumsoc
Mar. 4th, 2017 01:20 am (UTC)
If the artist has a stipulation that they were going to choose the pose(or just 'wing it' in general) and not the customer then take it and leave. Otherwise ask for a redraw I assume.
tinysnorlax
Mar. 4th, 2017 07:11 am (UTC)
Double-check and make sure these weren't wing-it commissions or there's any statement that the artist chooses a pose. Screenshot your note where you said that you requested X pose, and politely inform the artist of what you asked for, with proof in the screenshot.

If the artist is doing wing-its then unfortunately you may be out of luck.
anjel_kitty
Mar. 4th, 2017 04:16 pm (UTC)

the artist massively undercharged themself. You can bring that up of course,  but just know that full color full body commissions usually cost upwards of 30 dollars each char, often more. So just keep that in mind before you start nitpicking and demanding new art from them.

spartanwerewolf
Mar. 6th, 2017 05:05 am (UTC)
The artist set the prices; if the artist chooses to undercharge, it is not the fault of the client. The pose is wrong, whether it's a five dollar or fifty dollar commission.
metallik_hasse
Mar. 10th, 2017 12:01 pm (UTC)
I have to agree with Spartan. The artist chose their price, it's on them if they undercharged, not the client.
The client asked for a certain pose, and assuming these weren't "wing it" commissions, they have every right to make mention that their request wasn't fulfilled. Cost isn't an issue here when the artist set the prices.

I'm glad to read things went well in the end. :)
roxyfur
Mar. 4th, 2017 06:17 pm (UTC)
I think that you should probably leave it in this instance. The price is very low, and additionally, if your exact phrase was "in a presenting fashion" that could potentially be confusing for the artist. It's beneficial to avoid slang or phrases that might not be clear to an inexperienced artist (assuming this due to their prices).

A better prompt would be "A view from behind, standing next to each other bent over a little bit, presenting their butts to the viewer." That leaves very little room for interpretation or confusion.
amocin
Mar. 4th, 2017 10:03 pm (UTC)
As everybody else has suggested, check to make sure the artist didnt state that they were going to choose the pose. Otherwise, please let them know what you originally requested and that they may have misunderstood, and state again what you had wanted clearly.
ravensmoon666
Mar. 5th, 2017 04:38 am (UTC)
Honestly I do not see why everyone is saying to just ask for a re-draw or let it go. If they're decent quality and undercharging themselves that is not the commissioners fault and the commissioner should get what they paid for. Just because it was 'very low priced' doesn't mean that they should just let it slide.

My advice is like others said and to check if they were wing-its. If they were you're SOL and should read the information more thoroughly next time. Otherwise I would send them a message saying something along the lines of-

"Hello, I'm sorry to bother you but when I sent you the original details for the commission I asked for the characters to be drawn in X pose, and you drew them in X pose instead. I would very much like it if you could re-draw the image with the pose I requested."

but in your own words of course. Just be polite and it should be fine.
spartanwerewolf
Mar. 6th, 2017 05:09 am (UTC)
Hm, if the wording in the note was just "in a presenting pose", I can see where confusion might come in. Bending over is pretty specific though.

Like everyone else said, check the parameters of the commission. If it doesn't say the artist gets to choose the pose, go ahead and ask if they'd be willing to redraw it.
Fralea Comms
Mar. 8th, 2017 11:11 am (UTC)
Even if you choose to let it go, I would still tell the artist that the pose was wrong. Something like "I'm happy with what I got but when I said 'presenting' I meant a butt-view." That way the artist will know for next time someone asks for that pose assuming there was a language barrier and they didn't just forget. They might offer to fix it for you anyway.

If it were me and I liked the art, I'd probably offer to pay for a new commission (this time in the pose you -actually- wanted) and keep both versions.

Another option besides asking them to redo it would be to ask for a partial refund, though a partial refund of $5 might not be worth the hassle.

Edited at 2017-03-08 11:13 am (UTC)
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