Saturday, February 12, 2011
More Concept work
Logo concept work for a sports team. This is a perfect example of why you don't see a lot of artists stepping out of most of the art they do for a living. I was asked to do this design which took me a few hours (a few more than I would like to admit) to complete. Of course I did it for a recent friend of mine who is a good guy. Unfortunately when to many peoples hands get into the pie, shit never ends up going right. In the end someone else from their team also had a "friend" who is an artist and well, and so guess who got the shaft. Now yea I'm a little bitter about the situation not so much of how it went down AND lets be honest, most people who don't do art for a living don't quite understand how much time goes into a piece. I'm really more frustrated at myself in that I should know better than to do work that I 1. don't necessarily know who else is involved and 2. that I didn't negotiate some sort of "Kill fee" before I even started and 3. Maybe isn't up my alley in style necessarily. In my defense at least I asked to do it in a style that fit the whole sports logo style to which I was politely denied (who knows maybe he didn't understand what I was asking). Anyway! lately I've been learning things the hard way it seems because I keep making the same mistakes over and over. It's funny because I wonder if the guys that we all talk about as artists as being lets just say "not that friendly" were people just like me who got burned a few to many times, who knows. Also I'm a nice guy and sometimes it's just hard to say no so I got that working against me too. More soon.