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If you would or when you take commissions, do you prefer a more liberal commission (you get to have some fun designing it) or would you rather have all the details decided for you (very little artistic freedom)? 

26 deviants said I would rather have more freedom to make choices.
20 deviants said I don't really prefer one or the other.
10 deviants said I would rather have all the details decided for me, because now I know exactly what they want!

Devious Comments

Leland-Doodles Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If I am doing commissions I like to have as much details as possible. However if I commission someone I give them freedom to do as they wish.
CheekyStoat Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Depends, if they're just happy to have something in my style then I'd love to have the artistic freedom but if they're looking for something specific then I'd ask for all of those specifics.
gingerhighlandergirl Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like getting told details, but I'd also like to have some freedom with it. :D
Firequill Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I think ideally, I'd prefer having a bit more artistic freedom. It makes me feel a bit less pressure when I don't have to worry about getting everything exactly to specification and I can come up with ways to make the project more fun for myself. Of course, that's assuming the commissioner is easy to please and isn't giving you a vague description expecting you to read their minds about details they want. :P
StarlightAngel-Wolf Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So far I have been allowed almost complete experimental freedom.
On rare occassion I get simple specifics like "A bookmark type!", or "Realistic", "Specific color included".
Sometimes I stalk people's galleries, profiles and favourites to see if they have any obvious likes, favourite colors or styles or something to add into the picture.

Though I tend to be very specific when commissioning people haha Almost to the point they are probably scared of messing up XD I try to let them know it's just my preferred idea but they can tweak it to fit their inspiration or style. Sometimes their idea looks cooler than what I wanted!
Dragonfoxing Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
The fun in audio production is taking a few concepts and seeing what they evolve a project I have going behind the scenes is based on a single word, 'Zion', which evolved into a whole storyline (which I wish I had money to get art done of) - and that's the way I would do my commissions (if I had any) too. :3
DaveRabbit Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
For me it depends on the type of commission: sometimes someone wants something specific, and other times people like to get surprised by the artist's creativity. It all depends on the commissioner, if they already have an idea in mind it'll be more likely they'd prefer a more "guided" commission rather than leaving more freedom to the artist.
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