Does anyone else find it disappointing when they're asked to do art that looks like another artist? Perhaps I bring this upon myself by not settling into one medium, one genre, and one style. I take a small amount of art jobs on the side and they vary greatly. The ones that are bothering me more and more are the ones that go something like "Wow, you are an amazing artist, you're prefect for this spot illustration I need. I think I would like the style to be more like Skottie Young." I should probably be flattered that his name was included in the same sentence as my art... but really it just feels backwards to me. If you want art that looks like Skottie's, then you go commission Skottie. I think the fun thing about art and illustration is to see the different styles and interpretations artists bring. I really don't care for art that looks recycled or formulaic. I love the unique filter every artist has and to see how they translate with art. I love the Arthur Rackhams version of Alice in Wonderland. I also like Bobby Chiu's concept art for Alice in Wonderland. The fun in following different artists is to see what the world looks like through their personal art filter. It's not as exciting to see them copy another artists filter. I know these rules don't apply when you're working for a studio film. However, if you're commissioned as an artist... shouldn't be odd to be asked to look like another artist? Anyone else struggle with this one?