One thing to remember is no matter what kind of work you're doing, you're doing it for a client. Be it your animation director or a company paying you for your freelance work. The first thing I do is find out "what" they don't like. If the client is an animation director or the film/show director they should be able to verbalize what it is they don't like.
Unfortunately, in a lot of freelance work the client may not know exactly what it is they don't like. Working with them to try and nail down a clear idea of what they don't like about the work can save a lot of time and effort on the back end. Sometimes it's can be a simple fix and sometimes it's not. If it's not, then you salvage what you can and go from there. Animators are artists but when someone else is footing the bill then we become "hired guns" and in the end that means doing what needs to be done to make the client happy.
Guest blogger Matthew Russell