I just found myself in a quite awkward situation. A few days ago I got a message from a seller telling me that he needs some illustrations of the human body. I was really happy since it was a big order and I was going to make some good money however I ended up in refusing the project.
In his first message the buyer mentioned that he needs the illustrated body parts and bodies to have features specific to African Americans. It didn’t bother me at first, but then he kept insisting on this and repeating “black features”, “black features”, “black details”. I mean, I get the fact that the the appearance of a caucasian is not the same with that of a asian or african american, but I don’t understand what does that have to do with the inside of their mouths, their feet, hands or genitals. It made me quite uncomfortable and I turned down this project. However, I was wondering what is your opinion about it? What would you have done and whether or not I should report the buyer or not?