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Still more on paleoart in technical and other publications
Just thought of something.
Say you wish to use someone's paleoart for your project. It can be a
technical publication, or perhaps something else that it is not necessarily
there will be full monetary compensation.
A very important piece of advice. Never, ever, NEVER simply send a request
and ask for the use of the art without mentioning your money situation.
NEVER (unless you have an ongoing relationship of course). Because if you do
that the artist is left wondering whether they are being asked to make in
effect a charitable/courtesy contribution of their art without compensation
(which can be irritating when the artist is not sure if that is the request),
if at least some payment is involved (which is better). So the now put upon
artist now has to ask what the money situation is. Awkward and irritating at
the same time. This happens to me in at least half the cases. Arrgh.
So always, always ALWAYS detail the money situation up front whether the
initial contact is via email or phone (whether message or direct
conservation). Then the artist has all the facts up from the get go and can
to do without further queries that only eat up message exchanging time in any
Many sincere thanks for your cooperation,