A month ago, I posted one of my rainbow commission portraits here.
The mother eventually contacted me, hesitantly, to let me know she wasn’t 100% happy with it. The only thing to do, really, was to make a new one. Because what’s the point of even doing portraits if they aren’t loved by the people who get them?
And this time, I was smart enough to send them a picture of it in process. I thought it would be so fun to open the finished product as a surprise when it arrived, but that’s only fun if you actually like the drawing!
They told me they were much, much happier with the re-do so I went ahead and finished it. They had mailed me back the original one, so I sent them the redone one.
Seeing how much better this one is than the first, I am incredibly grateful for this family for letting me know they weren’t happy with the first one. Seeing the first one again, especially compared with the new one, I’m not happy with it, either.
And it turned out great! They sent me this photo the day they got it: