I’m an illustrator. A client contacted me with very specific demands.
Client: I want ten elaborate illustrations. I will have full rights to the characters within, and you will only have permission to use up to three of these drawings in your portfolio. Oh, I am going to pay this outta my pocket by the way 🙂
I’m not sure where else they would pay from.
Client: Let’s meet near my house because I have to pick up Suzy from school
No, I don’t know who Suzy is. I guess their daughter. Anyway, I had to drive far out of my way to meet them.
I arrived at the coffee shop, showed some proposals, and gave them a quote. Believe me: it wasn’t expensive.
Client: (visibly upset) You charge this much for your little drawings? And you say I only have the rights to use these images for this project, and not for upcoming ones?
Me: We can negotiate future use of the characters, but if you want future use of the intellectual property that will cost more.
Client: (indignant) GOODBYE.
I drove nearly an hour for a meeting that lasted less than five minutes.