Posted 4 February 2013 at 10:40 PM | Comments (0)
I was asked to create a tongue-in-cheek silhouette image of a couple for their wedding day. It was supposed to be literal, but I was certain it was overdone and that I’d be asked to try again.
It turns out it was exactly what my client wanted. She was ecstatic about the result and couldn’t wait to show the couple. But, unfortunately, the groom wasn’t all that thrilled. He also thought it was too literal and just wasn’t feeling the caricature of himself.
This happens in my work sometimes. I’ll feel apprehensive about what a client is asking and try to push back (if it seems appropriate), but if that fails I do my best to deliver.
But what’s interesting about those projects is that, 90% of the time, the client’s apprehension eventually meets mine and the idea gets scrapped completely.
So here’s my most recent scrap.