I learned me a valuable lesson this week in client/illustrator communication. I did seven sketches of characters for a theatre company's fundraiser and put in about two days of work from conceptualizing to finished sketch (just pencil, not inked or anything), only to have the "this is great, but I was actually thinking...." response. Humbled, I mourned the loss of two good days of work, but then got back into it and pushed past the original inspiration, drawing up three versions of *one* character. Which is what I should have done in the first place. It was a valuable, and very inspiring lesson! Here are the original designs, which I still like (but am also happy with the new sketches). I'll post the three other versions in a later post.