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ref commission advice

Before I start, I'm gonna say that I understand that every artist does things differently and I should always check their TOS before commissioning them. But I'm asking for advice on these things in a "is this normal/customary" kind of way.

I've never commissioned a ref sheet before and I'm not sure how to go about it because of two big questions I have.
  1. It's pretty common to see clean and dirty versions of ref sheets. If I wanted both, would I have to pay extra to get two copies...? Did you have to pay extra for both copies?
  2. Is it considered...impolite or rude to ask for a .psd/.sai file of your ref sheet? For example if later you want to change the text because you edited the character. If not would this cost extra too usually?
Any advice on this would be appreciated, like I said I know everyone is different but I want to see if there's a general consensus.

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Oct. 2nd, 2012 12:15 am (UTC)
speaking from my personal stance here.

1- it would depend on how much extra was getting drawn. if it was just a minor anatomical addition, the additional price would probably be minor. if it were something major like an extremely complex tattooed quadrupal mecha-dong, it would cost hella more. in other words, cost would be directly related to the extra time spent drawing it as opposed to the fact that it'd be saved as another file.

2- personally i'd have no issue, but i tend to work in real media and so it wouldn't be like i'd be giving away TRADE SECRETS or anything as all of the artwork would be on one (scanned) layer. others might feel differently, but i don't really see any reason why it should be a problem.
Oct. 2nd, 2012 04:58 am (UTC)
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