JB, it is a funny detail to cite but I, too, have always appreciated and been influenced by how you draw belts. Cyclops, Wolverine, the FF, Captain Marvel...it was always a detail that I dug and found "the right way to do it."
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This kinda falls in the same category as hats and helmets. So many artists -- even some good ones -- seem to have trouble drawing these things "realistically", ie as if there's ahead under the hat, or as if the belt is looping around an actual three dimensional form. I've devoted some considerable energy to getting these things right, and it's always gratifying when it's appreciated!
God (which is ME in this case!) is in the details!
Re commission details...do you prefer the heavily-detailed customer requests such as this one, or the ones where the customer leaves the specifics up to you?
Well, first I would not call this "heavily detailed". Inasmuch as this is a recreation, not a reimagining or a completely original drawing, it's understandable that the customer would want to make sure he got what he was after -- ie, a pretty close duplication of the original image.
What I prefer NOT to see is the customer trying to "write" the commission. All too often we run into the same problems there that I have been seeing lately when working off the full scripts of other writers in actual comics. The same rookie mistakes of writing real movement, for instance, of characters or "camera" or both. Or of asking for an image that is actually a view from multiple directions.