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    Don't feel hurt or inferior. They hired you for a reason. It sounds like the mistake was miscommunication. Communicate with them properly and find out what mark you missed. Illustration clients could be easy to give a client Rembrandt when they actually wanted Adam Hughes and didn't express it properly. I've run into that problem too and also regret not making it right.
    If it's concept art. Well that happens to the best of the best all the time. Even guys like Craig Mullins and Iain McCaig. It's a brainstorming process. Some concepts are the right fit and some concepts don't fit regardless of quality.

    Whatever you do don't burn your bridges or worse become disguntled and bitter. I'm sure you'll be fine if you don't let things like misguided clients get to you.
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    I get paid so I probably shouldn't care but really I do! I hate to see that the people who are hiring me don't actually like what I'm producing. I've even seen stuff where I've done work and then they went and hired someone else to re-do it.
    A lot of labels and/or bands do this and it is infuriating. However, I hate to tell you it will not get any better, even as you get better. I've had Metal Blade toss my work aside twice (happily, the most recent occurrence I had the time to redo it, but the first time, there was only a month left till they wanted to start promos and so they went to someone else they felt more comfortable with). Also, I have read interviews with people like Tim Bradstreet where it has happened to him plenty of times.

    It sucks. It's stressful. It makes you question your abilities. It makes you ask "Why the fuck did you approve the fucking sketch and now don't like the final artwork", and it makes you want to rip your hair out. But you gotta pick up your ego and try harder, man.

    These people don't care about your feelings, they only want what is best for their PRODUCT. If you line up with those goals, then it's a success. If not, it's not necessarily a failure, it just means you weren't able to read their minds this time.

    As time goes on, hopefully you'll get better at reading minds. :p

    Seriously, dude...both of these things are things that just add on to your thick skin. They hurt badly now, and it may always happen...but you'll learn to pick yourself up after a shot of whiskey.
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    I'm not so much worried about global warming as I am about universal cooling.
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    wow if i got hired i'd be glad that i got picked out of all the other artists who are fighting for work in the first place. as long as i got paid and had another work to add to my portfolio, i don't care what that other person does with my artwork (i mean do care but, they paid for it after all...)

    speaking of that, i had a schoolmate buy my finished project for art class once (i didnt care about it that much and he bartered his oil sticks for it)
    he said he used my drawing as a sleigh to slide down the snowy hills because it was the only viable thing he had at the moment
    i mean, the fuck, right? but hey i have my oil sticks....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacob Kobryn View Post
    ALSO I'm very sick of people who hire my artistic services and then don't use my artwork! I get paid so I probably shouldn't care but really I do! I hate to see that the people who are hiring me don't actually like what I'm producing. I've even seen stuff where I've done work and then they went and hired someone else to re-do it.
    It happens. As long as you get paid, you kinda just have to roll with it.

    Often it's the result of multiple parties getting involved - so the art director may have loved it, but then marketing thinks it won't sell as well as something else, or branding thinks it doesn't quite work with their image, or legal has some quibble, or there's a staff changeover and some new ambitious person wants to make their mark by revamping whatever their predecessor worked on...

    You never know what the deal is. Whoever ordered it probably was pleased with it at the time, but then stuff happened and something else was needed. Heck, I've done entire projects start to finish only to have them replaced by something else maybe a month after launch, because somebody in marketing or branding or corporate had a sudden change of plan... It's frustrating, but it's never personal. It's just corporations doing what corporations do.

    If it was good, you can still show it off in your portfolio, anyway.
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    I was reading about the deepnet. It's pretty fascinating stuff. If you're not aware, the Internet used to be a used only by a very exclusive group of individuals who were mostly computer geeks. Then AOL released a graphics web browser and the once exclusive Internet was "tainted" by average computer users. However, what the graphics browsers show us is only about 1% of the actual Internet which was indexed by companies like Google. The rest is the darkweb, which is a mix of unorganized databases, computer geeks exploring the depths of the web, and shady characters posting child pornography and the like. Still, it's interesting, and who knows what could be out there?
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    I went on Freenet once to see what the deepnet was like. It's a WEIRD place. Pornography still makes up 90% of what you see, but there's also stuff like how to guides on tracking and killing your enemies.
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    Something like that. That stuff is kind of freaky, but thanks to the 1st amendment it's entirely legal to print. You just have to find somebody willing to print it, and NOBODY wants to touch it. I think you can get books about how to kill people and stuff on used paperback when some stupid publishing company decided to run it just for kicks. Naw, it was all the child porn and stuff like that that freaked me out too much to keep exploring.
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    Random thought:

    I spend way too much time playing League of Legends. I dunno how to stop >.> Sometimes it's not even that fun, but I keep playing anyways. I only play with my friends and that may be why I keep going back to it.... I've uninstalled it but I'm sure when I wake up tomorrow I'm going to reinstall it... shit is depressing... and it's definitely hurting my art cuz there are days when I don't draw but instead play League of Legends. Shake my head... time management is difficult for me >.>
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    I'm tired of White people being obsessed with straightening my hair. I don't tell them to curl theirs. Leave my hair alone.
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