I was working on
illustrations for a board game. While the job itself was great, the creator,
who was responsible for my briefings, was not. The client asked me to
illustrate “a cube.” After figuring out that this cube-illustration was a
movable tile and used as an obstacle on the game board, I drew a cube in the
style of the game.
I can’t use this. You weren’t listening. You should think before handing
something in! I need a cube.
Me: A cube, an
object the shape of a die.
But you see it from all sides at the same time.
Me: Sorry, I
don’t understand what you mean. Could you elaborate, or maybe sketch…
is not my job! My kids learned in 5th grade, what a cube is.
wrong with the cube I drew?
drew it with edges and corners. I want a cube without edges.
Me: A sphere?
Client: If I
wanted a sphere, I would have said so!
Me: So, you
want something in the form of a die, but with rounded corners? Do you want the
edges shaved off or broken?
can’t believe, a simple request would take
you so much time. I don’t want some broken dice!
In the end, I
persuade him to sketch what he wants. It is a square token, but with a prism
resting on a trapezoid base on it. No cube at all.