Alright, so I don't normally do this kind of thing, but I'm working with a client (pretty much the first time in my life ive been able to use that word...lol), who has sent me 2 pictures of his dog, Bobo. He also has a large tabby cat, and he tells me that they are both very playful, Bobo "deceptive, sneaky, and charming". Heres the two pictures he sent me; I think I should ask for a few different angles, besides: http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/3638/bobo1.jpg
He has scripts and ideas for short comics of his dog and his cat doing things dogs and cats don't normally do-- think Calvin and Hobbes. He tells me that he as an overactive imagination and he just needs an artist to draw out his ideas.
I have always admired cartoonists but never done much of the sort of thing on my own; while I'm sure I could cook something decent up, I'd like it to be a really good caricature that captures what these animals look like. Does anyone know any general advice for this sort of thing? I hope this question isn't too general...
Also, I would love it if someone could help me out on what I would possibly charge for this kind of service-- hes wanting comic panels, basically, so is there a specific formula some people in the business use to calculate this, or should professional prices not apply to me since I'm not a professional?
I've agreed to send him some rough sketches to see how he likes the way I draw them so he can see if its a style that hes after. No payment for these, obviously.
Thanks for any and all replies, lol