I got to see Mungus colored and Ix colored on the same day, so I won’t split that into two different posts. It’s pretty amazing to see my character come to life like this. At this point, I’m pretty much just sending feedback that says “Wow, this looks great. Good work!” In my opinion, once the colors are down on canvas, I’d have to be real jerk to make anything more complicated than minor tweaks.
Good communication with the artist is key to making sure you don’t have to be a jerk. I always make sure I give them as much information up front as I can and when I see the initial sketches bring up anything I forgot. By the time the artist gets around to coloring the art and finalizing the illustration, there’s not much for me to say except marvel at their work.
Which is as it should be.