The reason I am being meticulous about requiring that potential artists demonstrate UNDERSTANDING of what I am asking for is because the artwork I am requesting can be interpreted as offensive. Curse word graffiti. Giant men in power armor flipping the middle finger. Babies armied with swords. Being fired out of cannons so that they can go stab heretics.
Several artists have contacted me, pitched their portfolio against the wall to see if it sticks, then after starting a dialogue, realized that what I'm looking for is either not something they CAN do, or not something they WANT to do. That wastes both of our time.
Right now, I'm just trying to identify which artist I can hire for a body of work. I have these requirements:
-Can read and understand English. -Can draw. -Understands what Angry Marines are (I've provided lots of examples, research,and context) -Is willing to create angry marine illustrations. -Can use words or a sketch to demonstrate that they understand those four requirements.
Thus far, I have only found one artist in the entire world who meets those four requirements. There must be others.