Hey folks - building up my profile, new on here, and finding my way round! I think I know the answer, but wanted to ask if any other illustrators have had this same experience? First friend is a designer, knows my particular style and he is willing to put work my way. Second friend, with whom I have worked on a long-term basis, has recommended to first friend a particular project I worked on for her, as it seems to fit the style for the project he is working on. All great so far. Submitted my interest and my fee as requested. First friend's feedback: "not quite what I'm looking for - I need it to look more textural and painterly, more like this-" and he forwards a web link to an American illustrator whose style is quite a long way removed from my own. The implication being "I want you to emulate this style..." and for a fraction of what that particular illustrator would cost! So here I am, my own style considered null and void, expected to work in the style of another illustrator which would be technically a bit of a challenge and require experimentation/trial and error on my part. I'd obviously have a shot at it, but considering there is evidently quite a small budget for this illustration, and haha, no mention yet of deadline (you can bet your sweet life it'll be a tight one!) - it's beginning to sound like a potential b*ll-ache! How have others dealt with this situation?