If there’s one thing I hate more than anything it’s asking an artist to change something. “So why do it?” I hear you ask. Well, I have posted previously on the notion of preference vs. quality – and if it’s a preference thing I do think twice before saying something. However, if it’s a quality issue than I will request a change. Thing is, every artist (especially one not being paid a regular wage) has a breaking point – and each request takes an artist one step closer to this magical moment when tempers fray, tools are downed and projects enter limbo. Sometimes a change request is needed – and I find an artist will respond better if provided with details on why something doesn’t work, and what ideas I have to make things work (even if the artist doesn’t use them). But there’s no way around it – I hate making change requests.