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next kiriban at 22,222
Current Residence: bandung
Favourite genre of music: open up to any
Favourite style of art: photographic realism, manga, surrealistic, anything that's inspiring
MP3 player of choice: zen
Favourite cartoon character: spongebob and squidward
Today's dialogue is about client(freelance client/officeboss/superiors/editors/etc) - us(designers/illustrators/mangaka,etc)relationship. This post is inspired by the newly debate..errr.. or should I say a dissatisfaction report turns into a big rage from our dear artistic community started by Bayou.

read his story first

So...The clients, who are they? What have they done to you that make you crazy? Why are you sticking to them, nonetheless all the pressure they put into you?

A love-hate relationship I must say.

OK, here's one of my weirdest/strangest conversation I have had with a client that sent me into sleepless nights of thinking and thinking and thinking..and as a 3rd party, you may judge does it worth to be crazy because of this client?

(in a meeting after a previous request of sample character design for children story books, cartoon style design of a rabbit was instructed in the request)
Me      : Here it is...
Client  : ........... not quite what we're looking for..we need ..ummm... This doesn't  look like a rabbit at all! .......
Me      : ......................

I got turned down for that project. And I was silent after his remark. I said nothing. I didn't do any defenses, because I thought what good it would be? I was wondering, if my rabbit (similar to my…) doesn't look like a real rabbit, then does Mickey look like a real mouse? What the heck is Goofy, then? I KNOW it doesn't look like a real rabbit, I MADE it that way intentionally!! You requested cartoon style, remember?  


from my experience and Bayou's, what lessons have you learned? What's your opinion? Am I a big cry baby who refuses to introspect and train myself more, or have clients been evolving into some kind of lunatic drunk and I didn't realize it?

Share your thoughts and experience! I want to hear from international friends too! What happened there? Is it the same?   

* thank you Bayou for giving me the courage to bring this topic up. I was afraid for some time. You are the Che of our world!! Viva la revolution!
  • Listening to: Jason Mraz
  • Reading: one piece
  • Watching: terminator
  • Playing: photoshop T_T .. still work on the holidays
  • Eating: cookies
  • Drinking: milk


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TannerTelford22 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Found you by searching for wonderland, and find out you like Kingdom Hearts. WIN!
eorg80 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
salam kenaal.. numpang watch ya :)
aiyeahhs Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
wow nining wow!
Punknitout Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! I just spent the lasy few hours looking through your entire blog, LOVE IT, and found this link one post number one :) xx
GeneralStar Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
Hey dude how's it going... long time no see! :)
wiwi3d Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
keren sekali gallery nya... gimana caranya biar bs nge-gambar n ngewarna dg photoshop sekeren mbak ini?
mau dong berguru :)
dizzylittledotty Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
your stuff is crazygood!
love it!
LAS-T Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009
Awesome gallery mate :iconxd--plz:
kepp it up =D
babalisme Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
thank you!! :hug:
rudyao Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009  Professional General Artist
kereeeeennnn gallery na ....kumaha damang?
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