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  1. Will do. I sent them a link to their art along with a notification that I will no longer be accepting further business with them. So far they are ignoring my notes on FA, which I frankly don't care at this point because of the guy's behavior, but I'm documenting everything else should they attempt anything.
  2. That's the problem. The art is almost done at this point where the final colors (shading was done) of my character was all that was left, and I have 2 clients who can vouch for me that I was streaming art and working on the remaining flats, and in my ToS while I offer 25% if I just started coloring, I don't refund people when I hit shading because basically, the art's done. My ToS: http://www.furaffinity.net/journal/7326508/ And even before I noticed I was in the middle of adding the last colors needed, going to notify them and all my friends/acquittances in the US of the romaine E.coli outbreak once again, and that's when I saw they'd removed me. I mean I can refund them, but with their art piece essentially done, many WiPs being given, they're basically getting free art if I do. So then what?
  3. So I've ran into a first case dilemma with a commissioner that has commissioned me. Their commission is at this rate about 85-90% done, but decided to stop contact with me (and possibly block me) on Discord after I called them out for constantly trying to flirt with me when I've told them to stop multiple times and wasn't interested, and that at this point after told multiple times I started to consider it sexual harassment. I did manage to message them on FA, but still; how do I deal with this? The artwork's almost finished, and I was going to refuse to do art with them afterword due their persistent flirting with me. I do have a refund policy, but with their commission nearly done, should I just finish, upload it and call it that? I've never dealt with a client that's been like this before, and I don't even know if such behavior could even warrant a beware towards female artists. I have some proof but even then idk if it'd be worth it. My main concern is: I have a commissioner who cut contact after I called them out for their persistent inappropriate behavior before delivery of product. What do I do?
  4. The artist's stream showed their regular commission prices, and had a $20 as the lowest starting price they would accept for PWYW. I only had $30 to spare and was going to snag a slot because i was above the lowest price. The second I said I wanted 2 characters they expected me to pay double at normal commission prices. I mean ive commissioned this artist before during their in stream commissions and paid full price for a thigh up single character. But when I see a "pay what YOU want" lable im thinking that very thing. I pay what i wanna pay and get art, not told to pay double at standard commission prices. This is where I felt the artist was in a sense lying that the stream was truely a PWYW. The artist had every reasoj to turn me down for refusing to pay double. But i honestly felt mislead by the title of their stream. Especially given looking back on my PC, their price guide was not a guide for "you pay this; you get this" it was their commission price sheet where you were paying full price for the artwork.
  5. Everything here reads as a violation of srandard trades and sales practices regarding the excjange of am item for money. At no point should a person take your money and refuse to give it back when you wish to cancel. Given they have provided no proof of progress and basically are stating they havent even touched it yet, ask for a refund If they toss their ToS in your face, toss the law back into theirs bt opening a claim. At this point the person sounds like they are making you wait out the 180 days to where you cant open a claim any more and they can just take your money and never give you your art. A month already passed, I wouldn't wait any longer than that without a WIP.
  6. So an artist was hosting a Pay What You What Stream, and I come in like "i have $30 to spend. Can i get two characters drawn?" thinking it's a "Pay What You Want" and $30 should cover some type of simple headshot nose to nose rough sketch or something of that nature. Something clearly simple and easy. Well the artist told me that in order for me to get two characters, I have to pay double the price of what I want, thus rendering what I want to pay null to what the artist wants me to pay. And I was like "are these normal commissions or pay what you want? Because i want to pay $30 for "what I want" as the title says". At that point i was told basically the artist wasn't for me and was turned away from getting art because i wouldn't pay double what I was offering. The artist in the end went without a new customer for the day and money in their pocket, and I went without some cute art until i can afford to pay what they want me to pay in form of a full priced commission. This is where I'm seriously questioning if this artist is doing true "PWYW" streams if they are telling someone "you can't have that, you have to pay more for it". I thought the purpose of a PWYW stream was pay a price, get a doodle/piece of art. The more you pay, the more you get in quality. That is how i always ran those streams, since at times people only had like $5 or something and I just altered the art type to fit the budget. I never told someone "you need to pay double for that" because then I lost that person as a customer and maybe even future customer. I'm just confused now how a PWYW stream works anymore. When is a stream a "PWYW" and when is it a "in stream commissions"? What is the TRUE way of hosting any form of a PWYW event anymore?
  7. So ive had a client i lost contact with i wanted to refund due to personal issues, and when i finally did get back in contact to give the refund; i ran into one thing ive never ran into before with clients: refusal to give their PayPal. This client had been MIA withoit contact for over a good year, and I couldn't refund them without knowing their PayPal. Then today they asked me during work when they would get their refund. Since i was on break i figured I'd just go and give it to them sooner than later, only to rralize they never gave me their paypal email for the refund, and when i asked for it, had me go throigh their PayPal.me. i told them they got their refund, but in doing it this way i have no way of keeping a proper record of who i have refunded via what paypal e-mail went to who. Has anyone else ever had a client that made it difficult to issue refunds because they refused to give you their paypal email for the refund? Or even sending a proper invoice for your records? I've never had this happen before so im confused if i handled it properly. What should I do with future clients like this?
  8. Excuse me but 12-17 MONTHS!? Who makes people wait that long for a commission!? Also the heck is a "kill fee"?? "A person doesn't want the art anymore so I'm just gonna take 40% of their money even if I haven't' started it." That's just theft right there. Also that "a**hole clause is outright theft once again, and depending on the amount the person spent, is liable for legal action. Everything I've read is all red flags, warning signs and neon lights that say "DO NOT PASS!!" I wouldn't go near this person with a ten foot pole! EDIT: Also, who tells someone to "chill" after making them wait past promised deadlines, telling them they are actually dead last, and they won't get any refunds? Like you expect a person to remain calm after being told information like that???
  9. Gather all the artists affected and take him to court for violating contract and not paying out. I knowna few good too many artists who took part in this and it's utter nonsense this is happening to them. Their art is being sold for someine else's profit. It's theft and just downright wrong.
  10. Have you tried looking outside of deviant art? I know there are still many pony artists out there (assuming this is pony because of rhe DA username of the artist) that would be glad to draw for you. Sadly with sites like Deviant Art they dont really have an age restriction (I dont think j left when they started allowig porn (random poorly shot d*** picks of guys hard-one and such) images as "artistic nude" and the fact there are too many tracers. I bailed when someone traced my artwork. If it has changed since then (it's been like 12+ years now) I might return. Anyways! What i am saying is im sure there are other sites out there with great artists!
  11. That is just not cool. Even I made sure my people who had requesred refunds got their money when I had it, and told them of when it would be available as well (such as what month). To just run because peiole bit off more than they can chew seems like a new thing some artists are soing nowadays. It's sad. :c i hope you can meet someone willing to do the piece who don't run and bail on you like this.
  12. I instantly reported that account. Thus guy is really a -not going to list names but has a few in my mind- for doing this and outright going Jackal and Mister Hyde when their attempts to steal this lovely girl went no where. You have every right to do a DCMA if they steal her. Also those death threats and overall threara in general are just SUPER uncalled for. Could you also report him and press legal charges since he traced down your email somehow and was harrassing you?
  13. Were you the only one who never got the finished piece? Or were multiple people affected? I really wish conventions would make sure the artists they bring in were not shady people and worked with trustworthy artists. It makes proving transactions so difficult when you run into scams at them...
  14. Is there no wayyou can just go to the bank with evidence of avoidance and force a refund that way? I mean her admitting she wont work unless bothered shows every red flag under the sun, and her bribery? You dont ask a client to buy something for them in exchange for x-factor when you aren't doing your work. The only time i asked a client to get me something was when we were discussing prices AND the fact they were my close friend and I offered to take the price of said thing off the final cost of what they asked for. (Note this said item was a very cheap thing and again i emphasize that we are close friends who periodically gift each other things). In no way would i ask any random client to buy me something in exchange for x-factor as a means to empty their wallet morr and fill mine. It's downright shady what they are doing, and I plan on staying clear of this artist. The art is nice, the poor business practice is not.
  15. I didn't really want to post a beware, but after 8 months, I've come to hate the piece I got, and remember how horribly I was treated when I asked for a refund regarding it. So, here it goes. Also if I leave anything out, my web browser ate my first typing of this post due to a misclick, so I shall attempt to properly add all the information once again. So back in June I saw the artist hosting a YCH, and given prior business transactions went by smoothly and with great turnaround times, I quickly grabbed a slot. NSFW YCH: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/27646358/ Proof of Payment: https://prnt.sc/mjumqe So payment was sent, and then began the wait time. Eventually after some time had passed without a WIP, I poked the artist asking if they had started one, and if not, I wanted a refund. This was after 2 months without a single update. When I did so, I was soon met with a rather rude, defensive approach and the artist claiming they did "no refunds" and that I should have known given it was in their ToS (mind you not once during any of the prior transactions did the artist provide their ToS, and had I known this was a part of it, I would have never commissioned them). They also blamed personal matters for the delay, and blamed my lack of knowing they were away (apparently they made a journal which I didn't see/missed in the mess of 200+ other journal notifications) as the reason for the delay. The artist also claims I had been pestering them since I got the art for updates, which is a blatant lie. I had asked for an ETA for the completion of the artwork, seen here: The next time I asked where I was listed in their que, which was 1 month later: Finally I asked for a WiP after 2 months without a single update and if one wasn't provided, that I wanted a refund (I cannot find if I told them if I didn't get one I'd open a PayPal claim), this is where the hostility happened: The one thing that should have been my red flag was that first they said they hadn't started, then suddenly they had a WiP to show once I asked for a refund. I was provided the WiP, asked for updates, and approved the WiPs then after: Eventually I got my art, but not in the professional manner I should have gotten it Unknown to me, the artist finished the art, uploaded it, and I went a week or longer without knowing. The only way I found out it was even done is when I saw the uploaded finished piece in my submission notifications. The artist failed to note me the link, and I had to ask for the finished file to be sent to me: Now 8 months down the road, I'm looking at the piece, and finding compared to other artwork done by the artist of the same style, my piece is lacking. it clearly was rushed, the quality is poor, and the more I look at the piece, the more I come to find myself wishing I had just pushed the refund via a PayPal claim and not accepted such a terrible finished product. This is what I received: NSFW: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/28596438/ I should have posted a beware back when this first happened, but given I got my art, I didn't think it would be approved. Back then too I was just glad to have even gotten the piece. However, I'm wanting to now warn others of this artist and their means of conducting business. I just want to warn people of my experience with this artist, in hopes that no one else ends up treated like I was or in the same situation I am in now.
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