Okay this post is a general statement and isn't aimed at any particular client or individual that I am or have worked with. However, this is something that has occurred to over the last few months, and I have heard from other artists experiencing the same thing, so I figured I should address it. I don't speak for every artist, but these are some general rules about commissioning and artists and working with them.
When one considers commissioning an artist to create a piece of art, especially if it is of your OC, please be as clear, concise and to the point when describing them. Provide useful visual information early in the process so the artist can accurately estimate the scope of work and the cost of the commission. Give an accurate overall body description that includes things like species, gender, height, build, any unique descriptive features like body markings, tattoos, scars, eye color and type, prosthetics, coloration, and additional limbs. As a rule, artists are not mind reade