Dayton, OH 45440, USA

Too Much Talk??

Dennis Porter Caricature Artist -- Fun entertainment for parties, trade shows as artist draws quick-sketches of your guests

Too Much Talk??

Just over a month ago I received an inquiry about a few studio drawings intended as Christmas gifts for family. Sure thing!

We discussed it, of course — one large group sketch of almost twenty people, plus two full body drawings of young children… Normally I do up rough layouts and email those over so we can be sure of the image going in the right direction. But this time the questions just kept coming —

Postage? No, I pay that.

Color? Sure, here is the cost. And on and on. Through no less than twenty-six different chats via email and some large samples and several children’s drawings… No, the price was too high we were told. So we discussed even further — and… no.

No deal. Giving that project to another artist.

So. Was all that a waste?

Nah. Just the cost of doing business, I feel. If you do not lose any business you are pricing way too low, gang — and if you lose a LOT you are way too high. Lose a bit here and there and perhaps you are about right.

So, no problem. Of course. I wish that almost-our-client person the best of luck with the artist chosen for the project.

Employee drawing, done live at company party — with studio tweaks added later