Originally Posted by Ronin
these type of artists you speak of who work on cards as an "assignment", do they do it purely for the money then? if not, they have no right to use lack of pay as an excuse as to why the quality is so low. even so, an artist producing the most basic sketches, precisely because they know the company will approve them, only end up hurting themselves. i mean, do they care about their work and how it is perceived, or is it just an "assignment"? as far as having to do quantity, i've seen sketches from an (EL) artist that were no better and sometimes worse then a (L) artist.
what can be done? companies could be more critical about what they accept. they could pay more per sketch, or instead give out more APs as an incentive for theses artist to do better quality work.
other ideas? make sure top tier sketch artists never do more than 50 sketches per set, including new artist of the same caliber.
and then the price goes up on the box, stop buying these products if you know there is a chance at crappy sketches. Companies can be more critical? Dont suport the companies if you dont like how they run.