A client wanted me to
illustrate their children’s book. I had a vague idea of what they wanted but
Me: What kind of
style do you want for the illustrations?
Client: LOL what
do you mean what style? Just illustrate it!
My guess was they
wanted something like American cartoons, but in terms of narrowing things down
that gets us from “ocean” to “huge pond.”
I never got the direction
I needed, and eventually dropped the project.
My advice to clients
looking for illustrations: we can’t read your minds. You need to be specific
when conveying your vision to us.