REJECTED! And other caricature musings!

Hello once again ladies and gentlemen and welcome back to the Timid Lion blog. As I wrap up another round of Etsy caricatures, there is one less to deal with. A customer, who will remain nameless, ordered a caricature and she immediately asked if she would be able to see the artwork before I mailed it. That is generally not a good sign. I agreed. I showed her the artwork and she didn’t like it at all. Like, 100% not happy about it. My Etsy store has the policy that we will redraw the caricature once free of charge. It isn’t always possible to hit it out of the park on the first try. So, I gave her that option. She wasn’t interested at all so I refunded her and closed the transaction. It is unfortunate but sometimes it just doesn’t work out. When I was drawing live caricatures at the St. Louis Zoo full time, I had a few rejects. What can you do? Move on with life. I’ve learned to remind myself that it doesn’t mean I am a bad artist or I did a bad job, it just means that my vision didn’t meet the vision of the client. All I can control is the amount of due diligence and effort I put into my work, I can’t control the reaction to it so there is no need to worry about it. Here is the reject:

REJECTED! Oh well. Get back on the horse and try again.

Most of the people I interact with through etsy are wonderful. Even the above reject person was nice enough, she still complimented me as an artist. Here is another piece of art that is going in the mail tomorrow. Hopefully it will be met with a better response. Until next time, so long everybody!

Birthday Themed Caricature! – This one was fun to do 🙂