Client: I want an image that’s more on the realistic side.
Me: I’m sorry, I do cartoon and semi-realism. I don’t do realism.
Client: (Referencing images I’d done as a requirement for a class) But you’ve done this and it looks good.
Me: That’s because I had an in-person model in a strict position and this image is not detailed and is closer to semi-realism considering my own artistic style. I don’t do realism as a rule.
Client: No, I think you can.
Me: I assure you, I know my artistic limits. If you want to use my style of art, then great. If you want realism, find someone else.
Client: Are you backing out?
Me: No, I am simply explaining my artistic limits and would like to be up-front with you.
Client: I think you can do what I’m asking, you’re just not trying. Challenge yourself!