It doesn't sound arrogant to me at all, just a different approach. Maybe not that different in the end. The more I think about it I guess I don't really need my written instructions as much as I think I do. But in some cases there may be quite a bit of repetitive testing involved (to get just the right amount of detail into a lightbulb, for example - overly fussy, I admit) and I like to have a "head start" on certain elements the next time I print the image.
It just sounds to me like your process is much more "fluid" than mine. I can't really work that way. It's simply not my nature. Hopefully the end result is the same - a great print, one that is truly satisfying. I think there are different ways of getting there.
As an aside, I'd like to see some of your work one day, and maybe show some of my own prints. Actual prints, not crap scans.
Sorry if this thread got kind of hijacked, but it's an interesting discussion. I wish we had more printing threads. It's my favourite part of the process.
Originally Posted by Bob Carnie