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  2. Welcome to Artists Beware! All posts have been reviewed prior to being allowed in. Comments are moderated: Please review the Commenting Rules. Comments that don't meet our rules will not be posted. If your post is resolved: Contact one (1) member of staff or leave a comment, and we'll update your post! If you are the bewaree: Review "I've been posted to Artists Beware, now what?". If a beware needs a tag update: Post a comment! To contact a member of staff: See the Staff page or fill out the Contact Us form. Posts are not deleted unless you can prove they are fabricated. If this is the case contact one (1) admin, and we will help you asap. I am a Bot. My inbox is not monitored. Beep boop.
  3. I paid for a custom Cinnadog from byronbae on 1/18/2019, which were $40 base price + extra for other trait add-ons. The total transaction was $45 after adding 1 $5 trait to the custom base price. They mentioned there would possibly be a long wait time due to taking multiple slots. deviantART journal, claim proof, and payment proof below. I waited with no update until I received notification on 5/3/2019, where byronbae let everyone still pending know that they were having IRL issues, but should still expect sketches soon. Hearing nothing for several more months, I messaged them again on 9/15/2019 asking for status updates. Byronbae replied that they would be able to potentially get their queue done in October. On 11/28/2019, with no other updates in October and November, I asked for a refund. I received a reply that byronbae was willing to refund me but had no income, so I would need to wait until January. I let them know what I paid and waited for an update. I do not follow byronbae directly on deviantART but checked their page to see if they were active, and noticed they posted a journal on 1/3/2020 mentioning the outstanding commission issue. They claimed that they would be working on refunds and pinging people involved. As of 1/27/2020, no communication has occurred and no refund has been issued. I commented to ask status updates, but it has now been over 1 year since the initial transaction.
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  6. Howdy. We've updated our twitter, but want to be sure to update on the site itself. I know I can be obnoxiously wordy, so I'll try and not make this too tl;dr. In short we are installing a zero tolerance policy for abuse leveled at staff members. Individuals who curse at or threaten moderators in response to moderator action will be automatically banned. What this auto permaban isn't: A ban for discussing mod action. Disagreeing with mod action in comments or privately. A ban for being snarky or rude with staff. If your response to us enforcing our rules is to tell us to fuck ourselves, our site is "dogshit", or threaten us with legal action then we're going to ban. Comments that don't make it through are not official action against your account. We don't keep track of them, nor do we hold it against you. If your comment requires someone to respond to you, we'll do so privately. If you feel like you need us to know, please PM someone or fill out a contact form. I promise you we'll listen. We're always trying to do our best and to serve the community. (I'm also sure there are individuals who want to claim sole credit for this decision, but it's been a bit of a slow burn over numerous years. Yesterday was just the straw that broke the camel's back.)
  7. We have asked for wips again, and no contact. We messaged them early Jan and the only reply we got was to ask if we were going to a local con, when we said no, everything has been on read since. No WIP shots that I asked for last time have been provided. She claimed she was having trouble on the legs, but we have yet to see any photo aside from the badly mocked up head, which was just a ball, with eyes and bad seams.
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  9. I have paid for a headshot YCH posted on March 12, 2019. I inquired about a change of character and my question was not answered. I then found another set of commission slots that they have opened up for, I requested for a slot and the artist agreed. I did have an issue with sending the payment and asked the artist to cancel the YCH and use the funds to pay for the other commission. The artist agreed, I had offered to use the over payment from $30 to $20 as a tip. I have asked for updates over the next few months and I have not received replies. The messages are not read, and the artist is active on Twitter. Initial YCH: https://twitter.com/Ohmnog/status/1105679509519392768 Hypno Drool Slots: https://twitter.com/Ohmnog/status/1151616449737216000 Inital YCH: Second YCH: Conversation History: Transaction Receipt via Email:
  10. Hi, I've been commissioning artists for a few of years now and need some advice. In October, I commissioned and paid an artist who didn't say when they would start on the piece or when they'd finish... I contacted them after about 3 weeks of no reply to my last email and checked in, wanting clarification on when the commission might be started on. They replied back after a few days, letting me know they haven't started and won't be able to until their winter break (December). I said OK, I appreciate the update and hope to hear back soon. Jump to now (over 3 months later) I sent an email 10 days ago to check in again to see how things were going on their end. They're active on Twitter and I saw they were tweeting and working on some of their own personal art, but they haven't replied back to my email yet. I really don't want to seem impatient, and I understand artists have lives of their own, but in their TOS they said that if they were unable to start and finish a commission in the given time frame, they'd let the commissioners know when the next commissions will be started on- which they haven't done for me;; I guess I am just not sure what to do, whether I continue waiting for a response or not. :s I'm considering asking for a refund but their TOS states "No refunds if it's still within the deadline or if you have received the illustration. " even though I don't know when the deadline is because they haven't said...>_<
  11. Goodness gracious. Artists aren't banks, and it's frustrating to see this. Edit: and we've asked Pukaa to see the art privately to see if it's been completed.
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  13. Last week
  14. Yeah I don't think the artist is a bad person. They just seem genuinely very forgetful about commissions and replying.
  15. They also have a twitter here considering the icon is the same as their discord. https://twitter.com/epicmynd?lang=en And i am also sensing a pattern here as well.
  16. Changed Resolved to Yes
  17. I've gotten all my stickers in full and am satisfied. Kaseypaws was very respectful and mature in their response, apologized, and saw it through that they finished the commission as soon as possible. Issue is resolved.
  18. Yes. Get a separate bank account. It can actually be a crime to co-mingle LLC funds with your private accounts. Take the amount of money you intended to use to start your business, open the account with that money, and leave it there. Use that money for business expenses. Pay yourself from that account on a schedule (monthly, bi-monthly, etc). As far as which bank you go with, there are so many regional chains and credit unions that I couldn't begin to offer suggestions. For PayPal, setting up a business account is pretty easy. They're near identical to private accounts, except it shows business information on invoices, and you get some extra little perks and features. Using a business account even as a freelance artist is pretty recommended because it helps prevent doxxing. For storefronts, Dealer's Den is pretty solid. It doesn't have much of a reach, but it also doesn't nickel and dime you to death the way Etsy does. If you're solid with marketing, it's a pretty good place to be.
  19. It's okay, you did what you could
  20. Sorry about all the edits. I had to try and break up the caps for readability and insert clarification we got from OP in PM.
  21. Welcome to Artists Beware! All posts have been reviewed prior to being allowed in. Comments are moderated: Please review the Commenting Rules. Comments that don't meet our rules will not be posted. If your post is resolved: Contact one (1) member of staff or leave a comment, and we'll update your post! If you are the bewaree: Review "I've been posted to Artists Beware, now what?". If a beware needs a tag update: Post a comment! To contact a member of staff: See the Staff page or fill out the Contact Us form. Posts are not deleted unless you can prove they are fabricated. If this is the case contact one (1) admin, and we will help you asap. I am a Bot. My inbox is not monitored. Beep boop.
  22. I was commissioned by blake wusky to do a piece for him and as I finished up the piece he contacted me asking for me to return the money so he could urgently pay for his sick dog , I choose to accept this a genuine excuse and his promise to return the money in a week or two seemed fair (I was guilt tripped because who wants to be the cause of a dog dying because you don't send someone back money) I never got the money and when I inquired about payment he blocked me.
  23. I got an apologetic response today with the promise that the stickers will be completed very soon. Standby for further updates.
  24. cowboyote has stated that they are a different person from AstralBaphomet, and just took over the old AstralBaphomet twitter after they left twitter. After taking a close look at the art on each user's FA and talking to Julius, I believe him. I would like to have this beware be stated as "resolved" because Julius did apologize to me, and has made it clear that he has been working to make amends with a few of AstralBaphomet's previous customers.
  25. It's frustrating when artists neglect commissions, especially when they do so blatantly and expect it won't bite them in the ass. It makes us as commissioners feel really disrespected. We pay for a service to be done only for the artist to not take it seriously at all and put it off for months and months, It feels terrible. ...but I'd say this is my first major case of it. If you can spend the time to shitpost on Twitter and do freebies, then you should have the time to AT LEAST respond to my note, let alone actually work on the commission.
  26. The artist in the second situation had nothing to do with it!! I was trying to use her situation to show that I can be a patient person! 🙂 (I have commissioned miss G a dozens times since as well! Well worth the wait and money! <3) the person in the second situation was a completely different person! (I was trying to say that I had no issue waiting two years for the commission bc they updated me constantly!) but the artist from the second situation has completed the piece! I had to publicly comment on their DeviantArt page to get them to respond tho.(took them less then ten minutes to reply), this was after they ignored my second note (as it was read with no reply) the person in the first situation I think I’m going to make a beware on them as I have started to put my foot down but they continue to sell art and ignore my messages. I’ve contacted other people to get they story’s as well to see how bad it is and such. But I’m still iffy on making it :’)
  27. Looks like they're also somewhat active on Twitter, OP!
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