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Hey Ab. I need advice. I commissioned a two character nsfw piece from an artist and when I got it it had multiple anatomical errors. Like the female character in the piece looks like her back has been broken from the way she is positioned, her you-know-what looks not only huge but is off-centered, they also made the female character's legs too big for her body. There are a few small things wrong with the male as well. Would it be in bad taste to ask for the artist to re-draw it or to ask for a partial refund? Any advice would be amazing.

Update: I messaged the artist and politely told them that I was unhappy with the piece and pointed out each thing that was wrong as suggested by a commenter and explained that I would appreciate either a re-draw or a partial refund. They replied telling me that 'Well I am not use to drawing monster/partial human characters. However I will give you a partial refund.
I do request that next time you want a commission from me or any other artist though, to review their work and look to see if they are use to the image you are requesting to save yourself and the artist any undue stress.' and that I should have paid more attention during the stream. (My mistake as my internet was giving out) but they have agreed to pay be back half of what I paid within this week.

In my opinion not being used to a species doesn't excuse the anatomy but I digress.

Thank you so much everyone for the advice.

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sirmeo
Nov. 13th, 2016 06:57 pm (UTC)
You should probably bring it up with the artist even if this particular piece of art doesn't get fixed - a commission artist needs feedback of their work after all, and they might work a plan for future problems.

That being said, if the piece was cheap and/or you agreed to get no WIPs or revisions, you probably shouldn't be too surprused if the artist does not fix/refund, and instead move on and accept it as a loss.

Also does your re-draw mean completely re-doing the piece or simply fixing the piece? If the artwork is not a sketch, the latter sounds a bit excessive, and an artist who knows their digital tools can do fixes without completely re-drawing the piece.
(this includes traditional art -- if you have Photoshop, learn and start loving "Liquify", artists!)
ravensmoon666
Nov. 13th, 2016 11:54 pm (UTC)
I meant I would ask them to fix the anatomy errors because a lot of it honestly I could even fix if I had the original files as it was mainly things needed resizing and re-positioning but the 'broken back' thing would probably require them to redraw the legs but their top halves look fine.

As I said above I'm probably just going to chalk it up as a loss and not worry about it.
sirmeo
Nov. 14th, 2016 01:52 am (UTC)
I personally do think that all problems with the art should be brought up with the artist anyway, even if no "immediate" resolution comes, so don't take this to mean that you should just ignore it.
I don't know how much you paid, what the artist usually charges, what level of completion was intended or how the artist works (and how good they're with editing "finished" pieces), so it's hard for me to draw judgment.

I do think you definitely should bring it up with the artist (I'm a commission artist myself and I dislike it if people don't like what they got and never tell me, personally :V) but whether or not they want to fix the artwork and whether you should just let it slide if they decline to fix depends on price vs level of completion vs terms you agreed to.

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