I talked to a Artist and hes drawing a traditional dragon up for a shoulder cap on me. He has awsome pencil and paper skills I will give him that. The concern I am running into is his portfolio leaves something to be desired. The work in it isnt bad work. There is just nothing in there remotly close to resembling a dragon. The pictures he does have are all old. He was straight forward with me though, when I asked to see his book he told me everything in there is at least a year old. Is there a reason why an artist wouldnt update his portfolio? I went down to another shop and started discussing the same tattoo and he was getting ready to show me his portfolio when the owner showed up. Apperantly the same guy owns both of these shops. Everyone at shop #2 tells me the guy @ shop #1 is the shit when it comes to dragons and I should let him do the work. Shop #2 wouldnt even show me his portfolio after the owner showed up. So what do I do? I Refuse to have shitty work done, especially something that is going to be this large I just got a wierd vibe that + outdated portfolio and needless to say im nervous. Am I being stupid? Or should I go with my gut and find another artist to do this work? Its going to end up being about a month long project as I dont have a grand laying around to pay for it all at once.