In lieu of starting on the free portraits I had a small crisis of forgetting the heck was my style. Drawing is the hardest part of commissions and I'm always striving to get fluidity in my work. I think my biggest issue is inking eats that fluidity out of every sketch dealing with line quality on huge print resolution files that I doubt a beefier computer can solve. I'm considering totally reworking my finishing approach which will slightly change the look of my illustrations, hopefully for the better though.
On the other hand I'm totally anal about accuracy to the species, which most furry artists don't care about. I do anthros because I'm passionate about the natural world and I silently scream inside if there isn't a specific breed name to a species, and I wonder if I really should just drop it and do a pure anime style XD
So yeah, coming up with some sort of a hybrid of anime and realistic. What are your thoughts? Do you go after an artist for "that" style, like there's only one type of human-ness percentage in their anthro world, or do you like it when they lean a little towards what you supplied for a ref sheet? When you shop do you consciously note the kind of work/value put into anthropomorphism that the mainstream of furry art consumerism eludes, or should I stop bothering to take my furry work that seriously?