~How to order a commission and how to serve a customer~
Cooking and draw are very similar on many points.
You see a very attractive plate of food in a pamphlet or
in some disclosure in social media and soon feel like experience that food.
After all, food image have convinced you it's delicious.
What is not very different from the art.
When you see an art that you like much of the artist's style,
It doesn't take long for you to think in wanting to buy something from this artist.
But, as well as food, the picture is not sold alone.
Image was an important bond to convince you to go to the restaurant behind the plate of food.
(As do you go after the artist)
When I was traveling a few weeks ago, we were in a restaurant indicated by the hotel.
The location of the restaurant was great, we could have dinner watching the sunset, the excellente food, but a lousy customer service.
The waiters were very impolite and rude to customers.
This is very similar to many artists.
They can be great artists, viewing and than art always indicated, but often their calls is bad customer.
What is logical. Because they are indicated and always displayed, they will not waste time and meeting all consumers.
They will serve well those who pay more who looks like has more status than you.
And of course, you wouldn't come back in this restaurant. Even the food is excellent.
The next day, we went to another restaurant.
This in turn, was a well-hidden restaurant.
So much so that the first, you did not even realize it was a restaurant.
The location of the restaurant was not very privileged, we couldn't see where we were for the sun, the food was very tasty, but a EXCELLENT service.
The waiters were so engaging and attentive, which made you feel home.
I remember that the day we were in this restaurant, it was cold.
One of the waiters took care to bring blankets for a lady and a child sat at the next table.
Again, like art, sometimes you can be an artist who is not so displayed and few people know them.
But if your service is warm and you know engaging with your customer, it will come back. Not only for your art.
Now, when you go into a restaurant, and expect to be well received,
I believe all also expect to receive exactly what they asked for to eat, right?
For example, I ask mac cheese for the Chef and paid to eat it.
When I am served, give me pasta bolognese.
Of course. I would complain to the chef. After all, it was not what I asked.
It is not very different from art.
I see many cases of artists who do commissions whose client asks for
it a specific thing (mac cheese) and the artist another delivery (pasta bolognese).
But unlike a restaurant ...
Many don't complain for your order has been wrong.
What should complain, after all you paid to have this commission and another thing was delivered.
And artist, keep in mind : that it is not because you prefer to make pasta bolognese that you will serve your customer with this.
Serve your customer with what he asked ( mac cheese ).
Even you don't like to do this, but your customer asked, so... Do it! Be professional.
Otherwise, neither had opened a "restaurant", open a business to do just what you want, it does not work.
Nobody does just what they want all the time.
Working with illustration is you have fun drawing many things you don't like most of the time.
Also, sometimes you can even change your mind and realize that like to draw it
(As my case with perspective).
As client: Learn require you asked for the artist.
No matter how friendly the artist are or how famous the artist is. It is your right, you are paying.
You are not being annoying to demand your rights.
These hours, you discover that the person you are hiring is professional.
It is not wrong you order a meal, be welcome and experience the food and do not like the dish.
The same goes for art. It is not wrong you do not like a commission you have paid.
Just don't go as you planned, and you don't the right to be rude to the artist.
It isn't wrong to say you don't know or aren't able to accomplish what the client is asking for.
After all you are being fair. Ever you go in an Italian restaurant ask to serve you sushi.
Know your limits and what you have to offer to its customers
Sometimes people can't see how obvious these things are.
They may look different services, food and art.
But the principles are the same.