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  1. ToastManMcFace

    Beware Wardenz07

    On the 29th of March 2018, Wardenz07 requested a commission. He asked me to make a 20K word story about a man who ends up in a rubber funhouse game show, and must escape from various inflatable obstacles. I accepted the commission and we eventually agreed upon $95.00, if I remember correctly. At first, he said that he would pay me half up front, but I waited to ask for the deposit until I was halfway done. When I finished the first half, he said that he was drunk when he wrote that, and that he would pay me once I was finished with the full story. I continued to write the story and I kept him updated and sent drafts of what I had so far. He sent me a lot of messages checking with me every so often. Once I finished, he said he would pay me after it was published. That never happened. I kept checking in with him on the status of the payment, and he kept putting it off. I named the commission The Rubber Funhouse Escape and I posted it in three parts. Part 1https://www.furaffinity.net/view/27163967/, Part 2 https://www.furaffinity.net/view/27681276/, Part 3 https://www.furaffinity.net/view/27986909/. Finally, when I asked him if he had the money to begin with, he said, and I quote, "No I did buy stuff just happened that’s all sorry" That was the last message I got from him before he stopped responding to me entirely. I kept checking in with him regardless, I even offered a payment plan so he could pay me little by little, instead he blocked me. He never complained about what was in the story, or claim that I didn't meet his specifications. Rather he constantly sent me excuses to stall until I finally finished his order. The fact that I never got paid isn't the biggest problem; I felt betrayed since I trusted him. I have a bunch of the messages that he wrote attached here. I can provide more if necessary. I tried posting to an "artist beware" site before, however I did not understand its interface and I eventually gave up. Recently, another writer on Furaffinity reached out to me about Wardenz07 asking about my experience with him. After informing him about what had happened with the user, he directed me to artistsbeware.info. In writing this I hope that Wardenz07 will not be able to hurt anyone again, and hopefully the next artist who works for Wardenz07 will get paid for their hard work.
  2. Alright, I'm not going to beat around the bush here. This guy, NeonGlowHusky, or Sun_Burnt_Wolf as he's now known as, He claims adoptables, but then when it comes time to pay up, he has to put it off for another date. Not only this, but he couldn't make up his mind. He's blown up my PM's with either, "NSFW on." Or "Clean only." It was July 13th, and he said he would pay me for some adoptables on the 27th, which is when he would get his next payday. (Totally fine with me.) {... I totally forgot this place had existed, and didn't save the quote...} When it was the 27th, he tells me he will pay on the 10th of August. Why? Oh simply because he had bills, and other adoptables. ... (TBH, I would've been fine with the honest, i had bills. But the adoptable thing? No.) I was trying to be nice to the guy, and sound understanding as possible. (Pictures are attached) I tell him that I won't start until I am paid. He said that was fine. And then, I ask a couple days later if we were still on for the 10th of August. He tells me we are still on. (Cool cool, right?) And he buys a small 6$ adoptable from me, with a gender swap. So. I do the edit for him. And THEN AGAIN, he changes the date, to a LATER one. Why did he do it this time? Simply because he THEN owed someone 50$ At that point, I was done. Fed up. I was tired of the run around. I was tired of empty "Promises." I gave him a piece of my mind. (In a kind way of course!) At a later point, he buys a 10$ adoptable. (Pretty good.) And then, he tries to buy MORE adoptables. (i'm all for having my adoptables bought, but don't ask for an adopt if you don't have the funds!) The adoptable total was going to be 70$. He asked to drop one of the adoptables, and grab the other two. (Totally fine with me!) And then.. He gives me this journal: http://www.furaffinity.net/journal/8852160/ And he needed them on hold until September 21st. That was all fine and dandy until I needed my bus pass for college. So. I told him that I couldn't hold them. About... I wanna say a week later, he notes me this journal: http://www.furaffinity.net/journal/8852430/ and he pays me the next day later. 🙂 And then about another week or two later, he tells me he can't pay me for another adoptable he claimed from me because of a car crash. (... I know this is serious, but... At this point with him, I can't really believe anything he tells me.) I go to one of the people he's commissioned, and asked them if he's ever cancelled more than once. And they said yes. To make things worse, he's trying to sell his old sona, and move to a new account. I got curious and looked at his journals. One of them stood out to me. This one: http://www.furaffinity.net/journal/8933574/ So, to all you adoptable makers, or artists, PLEASE do not sell to him. He will not pay/or will keep you on hold until the next year. (If he does, he will pay when HE'S ready.)
  3. charliessd (charliessd) wrote in artists_beware, @ 2019-01-15 12:09 Solomon King Thompson WHO : his nickname is Solomon King Thompson / siwell16 aka Nigel Porter, etc you name it. In this case, the commissioner / client has committed a theft. He has a lot of different names. He contacted me by this email markymark3098@gmail.com admoney2017@gmail.com (his paypal) WHERE : https://www.freelancer.com/u/siwell16 https://plus.google.com/u/0/117527282677078313904?prsrc=4 WHAT : Digital art for business purpose (t-shirt design for mass produce) WHEN : September 18th, 2018 EXPLAIN : hello, i have been scammed by a client recently. I thought i want to share it with the others artist to warn them.He first approached me via 3rd party work website & then contacted my email called markymark3098@gmail.com / Solomon King Thompson . He was looking for artist with anime style to design his t-shirt, he saw my portfolio & interested in working with me. I replied him that i can work with him if agreed with my ToS. I gave him the link to my price list & ToS in it (which stated that the client has to pay right away after i showed them the first draft) He used a trick where he paid for the first work and then he said he's very satisfied with my work & asking for more commission, pretending wanted to work with me for a long term. The first commission went pretty smoothly (even though he's bit late for the payment). After the first commission was completed, he asked for the second one. I quote him $XX+ for the work & he agreed and said will do the payment soon. For the second commission i gave him the work first because he need the work to be completed asap (next week) and promised to pay on Friday (2 Oct 2018) & i thought he can be trusted since it's his second commission , yet on the due date there’s no news came from him. He didn't reply after i gave him the work & asking for payment. He replied in between 8 Oct when i asked if he wanted to cancel the commission after that, he didn't bother to open & reply my email from 12 Oct - 29 Oct 2019. He only replied after i warned him that if he doesn't reply my message shortly after 24hr I will make this public. I've been really generous to extend his payment due more than 10 weeks. What makes it worse, recently he open a dispute/report to his previous payment that make my account got locked for some reason & i can't access my paypal, despite i have sent the high-resolution file & he said he satisfied with my work. He chooses to run away from his problem & didn’t even try to resolve it until now thus i decided to make this public so you can watch out for him if he's approaching you. if any of you were commissioned him by any chance. It'll be safer to just reject him. Don't fall for his trick pretending to be a good client. He only “paid” for the first work just to make us trust him (also his paypal email look way too fishy adsmoney2017@gmail.com) . He might be still out there looking an artist to draw him 2B, bowsette & another lewd female character ..for his T-shirt design .. *edit 2019 : I saw an upwork post stating looking for lewd anime style character for t-shirt here https://www.upwork.com/jobs/_~014e58b8f2f291e674/. Please be warry. From what i know according to the conversation we had he need 4 design for his t-shirt. I have completed one and a half of the design. So there are 2-3 design left needed. If any of you see this image used around for merchandise please let me know https://imgur.com/M8lzaEb https://imgur.com/BOEQU0i PROOF : https://i.imgur.com/XKkUeAu.jpg https://i.imgur.com/dhIOZxR.png https://i.imgur.com/DKXE6ro.png https://i.imgur.com/uNzneHW.png https://i.imgur.com/PPnbApE.jpg https://i.imgur.com/4Qf0L4X.jpg https://i.imgur.com/RvMLYzg.jpg https://i.imgur.com/pHb4C3S.jpg https://i.imgur.com/D8pvVKz.jpg https://i.imgur.com/xteyNOo.jpg https://i.imgur.com/UVPcb9B.png https://i.imgur.com/8zJcJQS.jpg https://i.imgur.com/eSu4T5H.jpg https://i.imgur.com/LfZ07SE.jpg https://i.imgur.com/kVfGzPo.jpg https://i.imgur.com/Wfj7rPI.jpg
  4. Celestina

    Beware: Loftyk9

    justcheezit (justcheezit) wrote in artists_beware, @ 2019-01-14 17:59 Commissioner beware: Loftyk9 WHO: Loftyk9 WHERE: Tumblr/Fur Affinity WHAT: 4 part sketch sequence/ mini comic WHEN: Nov. 16th 2018 - Jan. 6th 2019 EXPLAIN: I did a commission for Loftyk9 back in November 16th of 2018; of which hadn't been paid for until January 6th of 2019. Initially they had an error with the payment due to an unstable connection,I had given them time to rectify this error as I had other clients drafts to handle. More hindrances came about, ranging from being in the hospital,handling holiday related expenses and once again running into more transaction errors when reminded of the invoice a month and a half after the commission had been completed. I will openly admit to having handled it poorly on my behalf by not enforcing my pay up front policy; however, having given them more than enough time to have the transaction handled, being promised it would be handled at the moment of being reminded,and finally being told of a similar transaction error or simply getting no response until asked again, their credibility has been damaged and I'm unable to say that they're pleasant to do business with. PROOF: Gallery detailing the initial transaction,error and eventual resolving https://imgur.com/a/afyOXUR
  5. Celestina

    Beware: KawazuSlime / Handehog

    Dec. 17th, 2011 at 2:40 AM creamytea WHO: KawazuSlime WHERE: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/kawazuslime/ WHAT: A digital commission of a fully inked and colored three-paneled comic. WHEN: Dec 9, 2011 PROOF: No images beyond text, but textual content NSFW - mature fetish themed. http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/1787/commissionblurred.png EXPLAIN: The linked screenshot in the proof section includes the entire conversation regarding the commission in chronological order from start to finish, including the unimportant parts. Recap: I was initially approached via notes on FurAffinity from someone wanting a commission, NSFW fetish material. The conversation was taken to gmail. The commissioner kept offering to pay me extra or double and mentioned he...had another commission going, and asked me several times about doing other commissions, but continuously complained of not having enough money to pay me fully for my quoted work. I ended up doing a full-color, three-panel comic for $15 less than I originally quoted for a commission of just an uncolored sketch of a 4-paneled comic, so I feel this commissioner got a really good value for his money. Several times throughout the commission, he expressed that he was happy with the results, but continued to ask for minute changes which, up to a point, I was happy to do. Twice after I felt we both considered the commission closed, he asked for more changes to the finished product and at one point he also asked me for free art. I was in direct email communication for two days in a row, answering his emails within minutes of his sending them (evidenced by timestamps in the screenshot). His commission was started and fully finished within 4 days which I find to be an extremely fast turn-around time compared to how long most artists take and given the amount of changes he requested. When I went longer than 15 hours without answering one of his emails, he sent several messages to me through gmail and to FurAffinity insinuating that I was blowing him off, taking his extra $5, and behaving unprofessionally. After a few more exchanges and in less than 24 hours, the same picture had gone from "probably the best commission I've had done in years" to "I should have never commissioned you. I know now that it was a grand waste of time and money..." My personal skills that he had been so happy with before were also called into question in a retaliatory manner. I even did an extra edit for him at the end in good faith so that we could hopefully resolve the transaction smoothly which he threw back in my face, calling me inept. I feel I went above and beyond for this person and worked with him on every detail every step of the way, but he turned out to be fickle and extremely difficult to please. His words could easily crush someone with less fortitude. I have had possibly over a hundred commissions in the last 8 or 9 years and this is the first time I have ended a commission unhappily. UPDATE: I received a new email in my inbox over the holidays from this person: http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/5149/followup.png I am torn about responding. I feel if I respond and tell him no, he will lash out at me again even if I am polite, and if I don't respond at all, he will still lash out for ignoring him. I really do hate to ignore people, but I currently have no intentions of replying. I am posting this update solely to ensure this log remains complete.
  6. Celestina

    Beware: Rainhopper / Toast Rabbit

    Dec. 2nd, 2011 at 9:59 PM jackrow WHO: Rainhopper / Toast Rabbit WHERE: Rainhopper OR at Toastrabbit WHAT: Not willing to pay commission price he owe me. WHEN: Ordered at 2009 July 25. - Picture received at approximately 2010 August. Payment haven't arrived ever since from him. PROOF and STORY: There were a commissioner, called Rainhopper, also known as Toastrabbit in his actual name. He once commissioned me for a highly detailed artwork which would cost him 60 Euro, which is approximately equal to 80 USD. We discussed every single detail together to its finest. The communications are held upon Furaffinity's notes and GMail's e-mailing systems sometimes when we had doubts about things. Times have passed, and I have to admit I've got some complications with school and whatnot during the time and it kept for about almost a year which I felt myself ashamed, but once I've got some free time to finish what I was about to tell to be finished, I finally did what I promised and sent the original high resolution picture to him via e-mail in hope to get paid but only a somewhat short but still a modest thank you e-mail has been received and nothing more. The picture I did with such effort can be found here now here (since either him or the mods have removed it - EDIT: 2011.dec.04.) Though the description says that Jako did it, it was my former account and as the account journal says I moved to the newest location, just in case if someone is in doubt if it's about me or an other person, I just told it right here. However I uploaded it to my Furaffinity gallery, I've entitled it with a NOT PAID tag right infront of the title, to keep it in mind both for him and for artists if he's about to spot you as an other victim of theft. I have been waiting for months then I was out of patience, thus I asked him what's going on with the money? He said he is having complications with paypal nevertheless he's broke and 2 the rantgryphon holds him, which I accepted as "oh well, shit happens, let's just wait some more then..." I was hoping he was about to get that arranged ,but yet another several of those months have passed (almost A YEAR) and still nothing. Then I've asked him the same, but in a bit impatient motivationful voice via e-mail, and he replied the same. THIS is going on for ONE and a HALF YEAR by now, and I'm seriously out of patience, not to mention he dare to attend at MidFur as a Guest of Honor. How can people sleep at night like these? Till he don't pay me off, this thread will remain for letting you know who is about to comission you, and if I were you: DON'T ACCEPT ANY FURTHER COMISSIONS FROM HIM(Toastrabbit, Rainhopper) as long as I'm unpaid. Hereby I'm going to link evidences with commentary. The screenshot cuts have datestamps to proove my complainment. Evidence01 A whole copy of what he sent me in notes by promising this and that right after arranging the details which looked nice and fair so far. Evidence01 supplemental Not so relevant, but the e-mail where I've sent the sketch for further detail arrangement to check if everything is alright with it. Normally I keep doing things this checking way, to avoid complications in details, wether my customers like the way it looks or not. Evidence02 Months have passed and still nothing... Evidence03 Right after I uploaded the picture, all he did is just a thank you, not even mentioning he' still willing to pay me or something which OUGHT to be happen after this long delay if I were him. Evidence04 Evidence05 What? He can even AFFORD to make it to MidFur from the United States?... Okay, where is my diamond shotgun? Evidence06 Perhaps this is another excuse not paying me out...
  7. Celestina

    Beware: bunnynyn / kibafuryo

    Nov. 12th, 2011 at 3:10 AM mosasakkine *Edited some wording as per mod request, and a couple more screenshots* Who: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/bunnynyn/ ; https://inkbunny.net/kibafuryo What: My version of the image in question is still on my page, and still contains all the drama he brought in, if you're so inclined to read through it. I just thought I'd give everyone a heads up about this guy. He won a pinup auction from me on November 9th, which was to be finished that same night. He first insists that we discuss the commission via messenger, which is against my policy for personal reasons. He claimed he wanted to be sure we were on the same page and that I got it perfect. I let him know that I've never had trouble following instructions through email, and his request was so simple (going so far as to send me a pose reference he wanted me to basically copy) there was no possible way for me to screw it up. I told him that if he really wanted, I could stream it for him. Which I did, and finished the piece in under three hours. He was pleased with it, so I then posted it to FA. My TOS states that by commissioning me, the commissioner is giving me the right to post the image where I like, and that they in turn have my permission to post the work on their own page, as long as they give me credit and post a link to my page. At around 7am EST on Nov 11, my significant other noticed on the front page of FA, that he had uploaded the piece. Only he had added huge black text with his "copyright" info, and a giant SAMPLE across the character. I was kind of annoyed about that, but since this was the first time I've ever had to deal with anybody altering a work I've done for them, I had not covered that situation in my TOS. But he also hadn't credited me in the description. So I made a polite comment requesting that he credit me and upload the unaltered image instead. He hid my comment. So I made another, telling him not to ignore me, and to please respect my wishes or remove the image from his page. I made a journal to state my displeasure, not once calling him by name. You can see that journal here: http://www.furaffinity.net/journal/2899677/ He removed the image from his page. Then he posted a journal about how nobody was allowed to post any artwork of his "copyrighted" character anymore, or he'd sue them, then posted the link to that journal on the submission in my gallery. Hilarity ensued. My submission (WARNING NSFW due to penor): http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6828416 What he did to it: http://rainbow-mouse.net/misc/bunnynyn/bunnynyn_kibafuryo.jpg His journal: http://www.furaffinity.net/journal/2900787/ He posted a ton of "threatening legal action" posts, even going so far as to copy/pasta some legal gibberish from a law site, as though he'd actually contacted a lawyer, and posted it both as a comment and as a private note. Our conversation went as follows: http://rainbow-mouse.net/misc/bunnynyn/bunnynyn1.jpg http://rainbow-mouse.net/misc/bunnynyn/bunnynyn2.jpg http://rainbow-mouse.net/misc/bunnynyn/bunnynyn3.jpg http://rainbow-mouse.net/misc/bunnynyn/bunnynyn4.jpg He chose not to reply to that last note from me. Instead, he went and edited his profile to say "DUE TO RECENT EVENTS WITH A FEW RETARDS ON HERE I HAVE MOVED TO ANOTHER SITE IF YOU REALLY WANT TO KNOW WHAT IT IS ASK THEN BUT NO LONGER GOING TO DEAL WITH THE DRAMA FEST THAT IS "FA"" I guessed Inkbunny, and wouldn't you know, it wasn't hard to find. He had again uploaded that same altered version, AGAIN without giving me credit. This time he had in the description about how he had to remove it from FA because I had a fit about him uploading it (without mentioning my name). I contacted IB support and had the image removed with no fuss. Seen here:http://rainbow-mouse.net/misc/bunnynyn/bunnynyn5.jpg I posted another journal here, still not naming names http://www.furaffinity.net/journal/2901363/ Please also be aware that I did not send anybody after them or encourage them to flame him, reply to his comments, or post on his journal. I avoided posting on his journal myself because I was not trying to incite anything. Again, the situation seems to be resolved for now, until he decides to post the image again, which I have revoked all rights to him being allowed to post anywhere due to his douchebaggery. If you happen to see the image in question uploaded anywhere with his copyright on it, please let me know, and report it if you can. I'm posting it here on A_B because some people have suggested I do so. I would suggest not taking work from this guy unless you like dealing with a childish whiner who will disrespect your art and then threaten you with legal action. Why: Not a clue! Added at Nov 12, 14:00 EST: This has now escalated to the point where he has posted a threatening shout on my FA page (which I have left there to make a point), and trying to reverse the charges on Paypal, which I hope to god they don't take his side, or I'll be on the phone with them. Commissions are my sole income. I don't screw around with this. He has also since nuked his FA account and all the comments he made on my submission, so you're really only seeing half the conversations now. I hope my notes screenshots suffice. Added on Nov 14, 14:14 EST: Some people have started accusing me of acting childish and immature in dealing with this, and that because of that, they think I will lose respect, watchers, and commissions. You are all entitled to your opinions of course, but please realize that in actuality, I have had many people come to me in comment and note and tell me that because of how I handled the situation, they WOULD commission me, so I am seeing the opposite results. I'm sorry if it looks like I have an attitude, but I can assure you that unless you plan to act as this commissioner did, you'd have very little, if any trouble commissioning me. I am very easygoing and friendly, and this is a very extreme case. Ask anybody else who has ever gotten work from me. And so I do not have to keep responding to the six hour thing (the wait between my comment on his submission and my first journal about respect): "Six hours after posting a comment on their page, may or may not have been enough time. My concept of time is skewed, given that my "days" don't end (I'm polyphasic), so what feels like days to me might actually only be six or seven hours because I've already "slept" two or three times. I concede that that I could have waited a little longer, but I honestly doubt it would have made any difference, as I'm pretty sure he hadn't read the journal before hiding the comment. I have no proof, but I gathered as much from the way he responded to me." But in the end, if you still don't like my attitude for whatever reason, enough that you think I warrant a beware of my own, by all means post a topic about me instead of shifting the blame around in this one, which is a totally warranted beware against the commissioner, and my reason for posting here. I can assure you that had not posted here, and if any of you who claim now that my attitude has put you off from commissioning me had been watching me prior to this but was somehow unaware of this situation, you either would have a) not commissioned me based on my general personality anyway b) commissioned me and had a fine experience, because I treat my commissioners with the respect they give me, and I am fairly certain you are all respectable to artists when buying artwork. So please. I absolutely get the picture that I come off as immature to some of you. That horse has been beaten, and unless my personal watchers/commissioners express displeasure with the way I conduct myself, then I will continue to conduct myself as I have been for the last decade of doing commissions, as it has not been hurting me.
  8. Celestina

    Beware: RejectedDreams

    Oct. 2nd, 2011 at 11:45 PM mikastar Who: RejectedDreams Where: DeviantART, http://rejecteddreams.deviantart.com What: Traditional Art When: September 30, 2011 - Oct 2, 2011 Proof: In explanation. I must strongly caution anyone who receives an art request from RejectedDreams on DeviantART. He comes off all nice at first, but then turns around and belittles your work, changes his story around, and accuses you of scamming him. Here is my ordeal: I posted a journal stating that I was doing sketch commissions. In the past, it was understood that that meant pencil sketches, not cleaned up line work. Most people realize this when commissioning. Journal - http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a357/neko_83/proof1.jpg So I get a lovely note from RejectedDreams requesting a commission. I proceed to find out further info about his request. I also let him know my process, telling him that he may request changes to his image once I submit it to him, before the final image is complete. Note - http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a357/neko_83/proof2-1.jpg He thinks that's "cool." And even tells me to include the same type of tusks on his elephant that I had drawn on a previous piece in my gallery. Keep this in mind, because later on he tells me that's not what he wanted at all. http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a357/neko_83/proof3-1.jpg I send him a preview of what I sketched up http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a357/neko_83/Elephant_Sketch.jpg Then proceed to tell him that if he would like any changes, he may ask for them now. He is completely fine with the image and tells me to go ahead and clean it up. Cleaned up image - http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a357/neko_83/AchooElephant.jpg http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a357/neko_83/proof4.jpg I send him the cleaned up sketch as well as an extra drawing for being one of the first 5 ppl to note me for commissions. He is very unhappy with it and begins to ask why its not like some of the other commissions in my gallery, mind you those were digitally inked, line art commissions, not sketches, as I had specified in my journal. http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a357/neko_83/proof5.jpg I actually feel bad that he misunderstood the terms of our agreement and would like to rectify the situation, but before I can even reply to his note, he attacks me, claiming that I am scamming him. http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a357/neko_83/proof6.jpg When I do respond to him, in a very professional manner, he becomes even more verbally abusive. As for the "ton of details," he was never specific about them at all and never made any suggestions when I showed him the preliminary sketch. I even agreed to revise the drawing, but as you can see, he just blew past that with his ignorant ranting. http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a357/neko_83/proof7.jpg I then issued a refund and blocked him. There is no way I am going to do work for someone like that. I tried to be nice...I mean I'm pretty sure I addressed the issue in a very professional way. I have never had such an experience like that before. Please do not take requests or anything else from this person. He is rude, completely unprofessional, and immature. http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a357/neko_83/proof8.jpg I advise saving yourself a lot drama by avoiding this one altogether. 10/7/11 Edit: Just wanted to thank everyone who has commented for all their wonderful support and advice. I just recently found out about this community and am very happy that it exists!
  9. Celestina

    October Positive Reviews 2011

    celestinaketzia Oct. 1st, 2011 02:47 pm (local) Commissioner- TlaiLaxu 1. TlaiLaxu 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/tlailaxu/ 3. He's commissioned me multiple times in the past few months. 4. I could gush on and on as to why TlaiLaxu is a fabulous commissioner. He's clear, concise, patient, and a very, very kind and generous person. You will be lucky to work with him if you ever have the chance to. 🙂 houndofloki Oct. 1st, 2011 02:50 pm (local) 1. Shibara 2. www.furaffinity.net/user/shibara 3. Just now! She finished the picture inside a month. 4. Awesome quality, reasonable prices, regular updates, quick turnaround time, and very polite/pleasant. Can't ask for much more then that! This was a super-smooth commission. Here's the picture I bought from her (it's clean) http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6590964 punkspacewafers Oct. 1st, 2011 02:52 pm (local) Strawberryneko 1. Strawberryneko 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/strawberryneko 3. All the time-- most recent was a couple of weeks ago 4. I'm usually extremely hesitant to do art trades with anyone, since i've been ripped off multiple times. I've done two art trades with Neko and each time was amazing. She is great at keeping me updated on the status of the artwork, very polite, and does an overall great job handling commissions in general. Two of the artworks I received can be seen here: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6420183/ http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6376380/ The art is just exceptional and I always want to go back for more! houndofloki Oct. 1st, 2011 02:52 pm (local) 1. Sanurapanthress 2. www.furaffinity.net/user/sanurapanthress 3. A few times now! Most recently a couple weeks ago. 4. Sanura has a very clean, cute style and is always pleasant to work with. Regular updates of all stages, too! A couple pictures I bought from her (clean as well) http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6582110 http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6542577/ skittlewolf Oct. 1st, 2011 03:09 pm (local) Savvannahhorrocks 1. Savannahhorrocks 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/savannahhorrocks/ 3. Commissioned beginning of September. Received by end of September. 4. Extremely friendly, fast responses. Very accommodating and understanding. Absolutely amazing work. Completed item, shrink pendant for my boyfriend's birthday. http://i.imgur.com/iA8SK.jpg latiro Oct. 1st, 2011 05:04 pm (local) Re: Savvannahhorrocks seconded here's one sketch she made for me: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5950943/ doirn Oct. 1st, 2011 04:59 pm (local) 1. Tent/Immy 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/tent 3. We started a trade just last weekend and she finished my half a couple days ago! 4. I asked to do a trade with her for a couple of her Animal Crossing themed badges. We talked a bit and she is incredible friendly, not to mention was genuinely excited to work on them. She finished the first badge within a couple days, and the next was finished the other day! They look amazing, I just can't stop looking at them. ❤️ http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6590976 latiro Oct. 1st, 2011 05:08 pm (local) PrinnyEX 1. PrinnyEX 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/prinnyex/ 3. got an icon on Sept. 15 4. she's very sweet and easy to work with. The "lovelove" animated icons she's offering have reasonable prices and well-done here's the icon she made me: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6504713/ adzuki Oct. 1st, 2011 05:24 pm (local) 1. Kiki-UMA 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/kiki-uma/ 3. Ordered a Dogeza icon from them (using now)Sept. 22nd 4. Super lovely to work with and received the icon. It's super adorable and it's fun to watch bow over and over again. adzuki Oct. 1st, 2011 05:26 pm (local) 1. Ricket 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/ricket/ 3. Purchased an animated icon Sept. 23rd (using now) 4. The artist was a lot of fun to work with, they had a wonderful personality and the icon came out looking exactly what I was hoping for. Amazing and awesome work! adzuki Oct. 1st, 2011 05:28 pm (local) 1. Dogbreath 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/dogbreath/ 3. Purchased one of the Halloween themed icons they are promoting now. (Using now) Get one! :3 4. Great at communicating and the work the artist did made my jaw drop. It came out disgustingly delightful, just as a monster icon should be. mssithy Oct. 2nd, 2011 09:26 am (local) Seconding Dogbreath, I've gotten several icons from the artist and they've all turned out gorgeous. Shown is an example of an icon with background 🙂 poizenkat Oct. 2nd, 2011 10:18 am (local) Oh yes i remember getting a badge from them a while ago! Nice art and great service. adzuki Oct. 1st, 2011 05:31 pm (local) Last one I promise! 1. Fawnbaby 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/fawnbaby 3. Purchased one of the artist's "Noodle Baby" icons (using now)Sept. 29th 4. Augh! This icon is so cute! The artist claims to have taken too long but I received it the next day. (Sept. 30th) latiro Oct. 1st, 2011 05:47 pm (local) Re: Last one I promise! seconded! I've got the similar icon like that from her: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6485181/ adzuki Oct. 1st, 2011 07:00 pm (local) Re: Last one I promise! Augh that's so cute! X3 I'm so glad I got a slot when I did. isilbastet Oct. 1st, 2011 06:10 pm (local) great client 1. CharryZarry 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/charryzarry (nsfwness) 3. Past, present, future - when am I not working for him? 4. Always polite, professional but not overbearing, never ever complains about pricing, prompt with payment, good communicator, not afraid to say he is displeased but polite about his critiques, just an overall great guy. sbneko Oct. 1st, 2011 06:14 pm (local) Re: great client Seconding Charry! grey_jackal Oct. 1st, 2011 10:25 pm (local) Re: great client Thirding Charry! :3 He's AMAZING and so sweet. myenia Oct. 1st, 2011 06:18 pm (local) 1. Daggerleonelli 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/daggerleonelli 3. August, commission was initiated and completed within 3 days 4. Amazing work, fast turn-around, good prices! She created my character better than I did myself! She really captured what I was hoping for, and had it done in three days. Incredibly good turn-around! Here it is: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6358637 latiro Oct. 1st, 2011 06:38 pm (local) seconding DaggerLeonelli. The pics she made for me were terrific blackswan666 Oct. 1st, 2011 08:57 pm (local) Thirding about Dagger. She's a really nice person, her work is amazing, and her turnaround time is insanely fast. I totally love the images she's done for me thus far. 🙂 snobahr Oct. 1st, 2011 06:31 pm (local) Saitenyo/Chelsea Brown 1: Chelsea Brown (her name is on her DA, linked below) 2: http://saitenyo.deviantart.com/ 3: Over the last couple of months. 4: I had commissioned her originally to do a logo for a startup business, but the situation changed during the ideation phase, so it turned into a simple two-person portrait. She was fantastic about the sudden change, making a slight mod to one of the figures, and swapping out eye colours. I would seriously, without hesitation, recommend folks throw money at her to make pretty pictures. circlingfreedom Oct. 1st, 2011 07:07 pm (local) 1. WolfyT 2. http://wolfy-t.deviantart.com/ 3. A lot over the past two years. 4. I think the shortest time I've had to wait is about 30 mins, to the longest being 2 days (and that was full colour bg piece.) Her prices are great. Right now she's having a Halloween sale starting from $1. In fact I love WolfyT so much I wrote her an ode, that's how impressed I am with her. (http://tsuyoikokoro.deviantart.com/#/d3khi0v ) chazthechemist Oct. 2nd, 2011 01:07 am (local) Seconding Wolfy! She's such a sweetheart, a real pleasure to work with, and her turnaround time is super quick! ❤️ danjiisthmus Oct. 1st, 2011 07:09 pm (local) 1. Grayalzz 2. http://grayalzz.deviantart.com/ 3. I've commissioned multiple peices from the from 2009 to now 4. She's very sweet and goes above and beyond for what she charges. There was an incident where she coudn't send some originals I paid for so she made me a whole new picture to make up for it plus high resolution scans of the lost originals. She takes awhile sometimes but is very good if you are patient! The new picture: http://grayalzz.deviantart.com/art/C-Here-come-a-new-LIFE-261001749 spiffystuff Oct. 1st, 2011 07:54 pm (local) 1. Stigmata 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/stigmata 3. a little over 2 weeks ago 4. I got one of their craked graphite portraits. Artist was extremely fast and communicative, my commission was done in less than 24 hrs 😮 (totally random question but, is there a way to make these recommended names searchable?) skanrashke Oct. 1st, 2011 08:18 pm (local) Good customer 1. Kiba Swiftpaw 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/kibbers 3. 2-3 months ago, shipped a week ago. 4. Had great references, always had prompt communication, very polite and just all around great to work with. blackswan666 Oct. 1st, 2011 09:01 pm (local) 1. Thornwolf 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/thornwolf 3. Two and a half weeks ago. 4. I've commissioned Thornwolf for a variety of images, but recently she was doing Nagel-style badges. See, I've been a Patrick Nagel fan since like, the early 80's (yeah, I'm that old 😛 ), and I had to have one of these badges! Between the time of inquiry to time of completion was mere days, and I totally love the badge (which I'm also using for my icon, BTW). Badge can be seen here: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6493903 Thornwolf is a delight to work with and will definitely commission her again. spiffystuff Oct. 1st, 2011 09:45 pm (local) Yus, seconding thornwolf! She did the above icon last fall(?) and I love it! ... I also can't remember if I posted a good review of her or not when I got it 😮 Sorry if this is redundant. likeshine Oct. 4th, 2011 08:08 am (local) fifthing (is that even a word?)thornwolf (see icon) wolf_goat Oct. 2nd, 2011 05:59 am (local) Thirding Thornwolf, a definite fave of mine to commission! justblieve Oct. 2nd, 2011 09:40 am (local) Fourthing 🙂 She's done several things for me (including the icon I'm using) and has always been a pleasure to work with magentainks Oct. 1st, 2011 09:39 pm (local) Awesome Clients :3 October is always a trying time for me since my birthday is cursed so I just have to do this :3 karma karma 1. Asphyxia Lemieux 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/asphyxialemieux 3. A few months back, but several times over the past year. 4. Asphyxia is a kind client with beautiful characters, extremely prompt payments, and an excellent attitude. They will let you know if there are inaccuracies in a design in an unconfrontational and friendly manner. They are always supportive and clear about what they want (with plenty of freedom on top, like a cherry one may say!) and when pleased with the results they let you know you did the job they were hoping for. magentainks Oct. 1st, 2011 09:41 pm (local) Great Clients 1. Icee 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/icee 3. A couple months ago, a few times. 4. Icee is a very sweet, very kind person who wants to see an artists point of view of her character. She's promptly pays, is supportive, and very kind. All around, she's fantastic to work with. eclairpuff Oct. 1st, 2011 09:43 pm (local) Good Customer - Felineelement 1. Felineelement 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/felineelement 3. First around Aug. 09, 2011, and then again a couple of weeks ago. 4. Very responsive and very polite! If you have a question to ask regarding their commission, she answera very quickly and is always excited to receive a sneak-peak and the finished product. She's been a dream to work with, and I would love to have more clientele with her attitude. saeto15 Oct. 2nd, 2011 11:25 pm (local) Re: Good Customer - Felineelement Seconding this one. She commissioned me at a con earlier this year, and she was fun to work with. 🙂 magentainks Oct. 1st, 2011 09:44 pm (local) 1. Lady Loki 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/ladyloki 3. Past couple months. 4. Fantastic supporter of artists. Pays promptly, loves ideas and your directions. With a huge array of beautiful characters at her disposal and great stories behind them it's always a treat to draw for her. magentainks Oct. 1st, 2011 09:46 pm (local) Great Clients cont. 1. Svarta! 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/svarta-perlan 3. Past few months. 4. Svarta is so funny and sweet. Beautiful characters, prompt payments and great ideas. She's a huge supporter of artists and just an all around great person. :3 lackoflollies Oct. 1st, 2011 09:55 pm (local) 1. Bizarre 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/bizarre/ 3. I commissioned her about two weeks ago, and had my icon in my inbox (As well as one I got for a friend) within two days! 🙂 4. I bought two icons from her, one for a friend, and one for myself (using atm). They are easily the cutest things i've ever gotten. I would highly recommend her for future icons! Best part? $2USD EACH! TWO. DOLLARS. For something THAT cute and well done? Again, will recommend for EVER to EVERYONE 🙂 lackoflollies Oct. 1st, 2011 09:57 pm (local) My friend's icon mwalimu Oct. 2nd, 2011 12:02 am (local) This happened a long time ago, but since it came up in one of the recent discussions here, I thought it deserved mention. 1. Mary Mouse 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/marymouse (among other places) 3. Midwest FurFest 2006 4. I commissioned a conbadge from her. She had it finished and I was able to catch up with her to pay and collect it the next day. The artwork was awesome and I continue to use that image as one of my avatars to this day. The only disappointment was that the hole punch for the badge holder was through part of the headfur. Later I scanned the badge and sent her a courtesy copy (as I try to do with all badges and artwork I commission, though it sometimes it takes me a while to get access to a scanner). She sent it back to me less than a day later, with the hole punch repaired in the virtual copy, and with the colors brightened as well. You can't tell it was there! poizenkat Oct. 2nd, 2011 10:19 am (local) Oh yes! Mary Mouse is great! celestinaketzia Oct. 2nd, 2011 09:08 am (local) -pancakes- 1. -Pancakes- 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/-pancakes-/ 3. Commissioned her yesterday for a chibi via Teenycom. 4. She's new, and her transaction with me was absolutely fabulous. Firstly, I had info and payment sent in the morning. By the afternoon she was already showing me sketches, and had the whole thing finished by that night. It was amazing! http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6602176 Here's my commission. :3 poizenkat Oct. 2nd, 2011 09:33 am (local) Dipper 1. Dipper 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/dipper/ 3. a few weeks ago 4. Dipper was a pleasure to commission. Fast replies, very sweet, and she finished it in GREAT timing! Her art is absolutely stunning and she REALLY pays attention to detail. I just LOVE the outfit and just about every little thing in this piece (hair, boots, tail, ears, headshape, hands, etc.) Well done and i hope to commission her again! http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6535330/ poizenkat Oct. 2nd, 2011 09:40 am (local) Corriezodori 1. Corrie 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/corriezodori 3. multiple times 4. As always i have commissioned corrie a few times this month. She never fails to impress me with her talent, especially at such a young age! http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6528033/ a picture for me and my girlfriend. She did a stunning job and added even more detail then i had paid for! Beautiful piece and i hope to print it and hang it up sometime! http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6473005/ A nice vore picture that was paid for and finished right away in a stream! http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6477742/ a beautifully done gift that i feel deserves to be shared. http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6522753/ http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6445244/ Two collab commissions done by her and Ayriea. Both were a pleasure to work with and it was great to watch them being streamed! I hope to continue commissioning corrie on a regular basis. laurenashleyart Oct. 6th, 2011 04:40 pm (local) Re: Corriezodori Seconding Corrie!! She's got great communication and a very fast turn around! Highly recommended! poizenkat Oct. 2nd, 2011 09:46 am (local) Ayriea 1. Ayriea 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/ayriea/ 3. twice this month 4. It's always great to work with Ayriea. She IS my girlfriend, but when she's in business mode it's almost like she's someone else XD I commissioned her for two collab commissions (her and Corriezodori) and she did an amazing job! http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6522753/ http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6445244/ poizenkat Oct. 2nd, 2011 09:50 am (local) 1. slutslurpy 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/slutslurpy 3. about a month ago 4. Very nice to work with. I commissioned them for the unique art style and i was not disappointed! They did a great job on the picture of me and my girlfriend and drew us pretty well off the horrible pictures and descriptions i gave XD http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6461871 poizenkat Oct. 2nd, 2011 09:56 am (local) 1.Demicoeur 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/demicoeur/ 3. 2-3 weeks ago? 4. They was very nice and understanding when i had a small paypal issue (cant send in CAD unless im invoiced). They worked fast and did a WONDERFUL job at it! It fits the characters personality perfectly and is a very well done piece, especially since its called a sketch XD http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6519159/ I'm a big fan of their works and hope to commission them again! poizenkat Oct. 2nd, 2011 10:15 am (local) 1. Zipperface 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/zipperface/ 3. about a month ago 4. I've commissioned Zipperface quite a few times and i LOVE their art style! This time i commissioned them for a picture for my friend and a second one for myself. Their toony style is ADORABLE! They even decided to put more detail into my piece and make it more than a chibi! http://i.imgur.com/jBokh.png http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6507893 puritikoneko Oct. 2nd, 2011 11:13 am (local) Dawniie 1. Dawniie 2. http://furaffinity.net/user/dawniie or http://dawniie.deviantart.com 3. February 2011, July 2010 4. I have always admired Dawniie's style of art, so when she was open for commissions, I jumped at the chance. Her use of bright, soft colors is amazing, and she won't leave you disappointed. She has a decent turn-around time, and is ALWAYS open for communication and is very friendly with her responses. She also pays a great attention to detail and makes sure that you get WIPs during the course of her work. My works by Dawniie: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5275923/ (SFW) http://www.furaffinity.net/view/4183124/ (SFW, second over from the left) puritikoneko Oct. 2nd, 2011 11:22 am (local) Nekophoenix 1. Nekophoenix 2. http://duraffinity.net/user/nekophoenix or http://nekophoenix.deviantart.com 3. September 2011, January 2010 4. Nekophoenix is a phenomenal traditional artist, who I've only had the pleasure of commissioning twice. She did an absolutely outstanding job on the traditional piece I commissioned her to do, and when she wasn't able to complete it in the initial time she gave me as an estimate, she even went as far as to include some extra sketches in the package she sent me as compensation. A friendly person to work with, she will ship you the original and may include extra goodies in your package. My works by Nekophoenix: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6531711/ (SFW) http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6531662/ (SFW) latiro Oct. 3rd, 2011 07:41 pm (local) vrass 1. vrass 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/vrass 3. the commission was completed today (10/3) 4.I got to him for a speedpainting commission and watched him streamed it. it turned out terrific and he's pretty fast with speedpaints commissions here's the work I got from him: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6614346/ wickedtoff Oct. 3rd, 2011 08:57 pm (local) Re: vrass Going to second Vrass; Quick turn around, excellent quality work, just a pleasure to work with all around! latiro Oct. 5th, 2011 12:37 pm (local) Tsampikos 1. Tsampikos 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/tsampikos/ 3. paid him on June 12 and got it on October 5 4. he was offering some colour job commissions and I got in the queue for one. After a long wait, he finally got around to colour it for me (despite Livestream issues). Here it is! http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6623141 latiro Oct. 5th, 2011 01:13 pm (local) kuroseishin 1. kuroseishin 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/kuroseishin/ / kuroseishin 3. paid her on October 3 and finished today 4. I was browsing TeenyCom when I saw a post that she was offering some icons and I got an animated painting icon (which I've never seen before). Very pleasant to talk to, has a fast commission turnaround, and good prices for the icons here: http://teenycom.livejournal.com/1054632.html?thread=8176808#t8176808 laurenashleyart Oct. 6th, 2011 04:43 pm (local) Shikaro I really wish I could post this as a separate positive review- she deserves all the praise! Shikaro took a reference sheet commission Wednesday, details were exchanged Thursday morning, and the entire sheet, along with a preview sketch was all completed that very night! http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6615178/ 2 views, 3 detail shots, and information added for only 40$, less then a day's wait! This girl's work is hilly overlooked! Her queue is empty, and she's willing to do edits and revisions untilmshe gets your reference just right! Definitely recommend this girl. I'm also going back to hop in her queue ❤️ laurenashleyart Oct. 6th, 2011 04:47 pm (local) Re: Shikaro Highly* not hilly... latiro Oct. 10th, 2011 08:51 pm (local) suan-cat 1. suan-cat 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/suan-cat/ 3. from Oct. 7 to Oct. 10 4. she was surprisingly fast on the commission I got (it took approximately 2 days). She's also very pleasant to talk to and has some really cute art to boot. Here's the aforementioned commission I got: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6652861/ latiro Oct. 10th, 2011 08:59 pm (local) The_Jotaku 1. The_Jotaku 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/thejotaku/ 3. from Aug. 25 to Aug. 27 4. She's very quick on an Iron Artist commission I've purchased and she's awesome to work with, too http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6412343/ latiro Oct. 10th, 2011 09:02 pm (local) DarkIceWolf 1. DarkIceWolf 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/darkicewolf/ 3. finished on Aug. 29 4. she makes some marvelous realistic icons and definitely did justice on drafox!Loki http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6402198/ mmyesidosay Oct. 11th, 2011 04:28 am (local) 1) Moonspots 2) http://moonspots.deviantart.com/ 3) 2~ days ago 4) Artist is incredibly nice and was very pleasant to do business with. Her work is wonderful with very reasonable priceing, and I absolutely adore my commission ❤️ She also worked very fast, I was legitimately surprised to have it so fast! blaze_ignitus Oct. 13th, 2011 07:25 pm (local) Kayla-Na 1. Kayla-Na 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/kayla-na/ 3. First picture: 9/18/11; second picture 10/08/11 4. Details: Overall I have to say that the artist is, in all honesty, very professional in her conduct. Her communication skills were excellent, the quality of her work was as I had expected it to be if not more so. All in all, if there was an artist who I would most certainly recommend, she is one of them. For an idea of her work, here is the picture that I had purchased on September 18th: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6593140/ And here is the one that I had purchased on October 8th (there is a mistake in the secondary coloration of the dragon character but that is my own fault not hers, as I had forgotten to give her the reference of the character, believing she may have remembered from a picture I had commissioned from her before that): http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6666048/ If you are looking for an artist who is fair in her prices and has good turnaround time, Kayla-Na/MeltheHybrid (the latter here on A_B) is an artist I highly recommend. latiro Oct. 22nd, 2011 04:47 pm (local) Hoot/Dictator 1. Hoot/Dictator 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/hoot/ / http://www.furaffinity.net/user/dictator/ 3. from Oct. 21 to Oct 22 4. she's amazingly fast with the sketch commission I've ordered and is very pleasant to talk to. Here's the sketch: http://www.iaza.com/work/111023C/iaza18999276803800.png
  10. Sep. 8th, 2011 at 8:06 PM thaily I hate writing these things, but I hate people using artists are doormats even more and even though this guy is local to me, he has internet so no-one's safe. It all started with a retweeted message that someone was looking for an artist in the area to design a mascot for a site and create 12 illustrations of said mascot for said site. The tweet came from the guy's intern but she's not the problem here so I won't mention her by name; I want to keep her out of this entirely, I've accidentally interned for people with how do I put this politely diminished moral judgment. I don't blame her, I only hope she doesn't pick up on his sordid (and I use the following word in the most liberal sense) business practices. But I digress, the company in question is called Tenno Media, Peter Bierhuizen is the person this post is about. He appears to be the owner and sole employee, save for the aforementioned unfortunate intern who has since left. The site the designs would be used for is fitness-ferdie.nl Because this happened locally, i.e. in the Netherlands, I will provide translations of our correspondence as well as screenshots for any Dutch speaking person to verify that the translations are accurate. I invited the tweeting intern to look at my site and mail me if she liked my work. First e-mail. "Sending you an e-mail following your tweet. I design websites as a side job and my boss has asked me to design a character. Simply: a frog in an orange shirt with FF on it. A reference to Fitness Ferdi, a web shop where people can buy fitness appliances and goods. Of Ferdi, the frog, he thinks he'll need 12 drawings (illustrations) that will be used in various ways (websites, flyers). I don't know what kind of budget is available. This would kind of depend on the amount of time the designs will take to make. Vaguely said, but if you think you can create Ferdi I would like to receive a message. Kind regards, X" First reply, I explain my process, how many hours I will need and how much I charge; minimum wage is about €9,20 for my age bracket. This will be relevant later. "Hello X, I can definitely design a fitness frog. My hourly wages are €10,- ex. taxes First I will make a few sketches to your specifications, about 6 sketches will take 2 hours, so you can decide what kind of design you'd like or if you'd like to see more sketches. As soon as you pick a design I will customize it until you're satisfied, how that long will take depends on you (plural). From a sketch to a coloured vector (which can be resized to any size) takes about 4 hours x 12. With the cost are also commercial rights, I only retain the right to include the illustrations in my portfolio. - Kind regards, E. Palli (my real name, I use my real and artist name interchangeably)" Second e-mail, with this sketch attached. I sized it down. I told them I can do 6 sketches in 2 hours, they ask for 10 in 3, I comply. "Hello X, Hey E. I've discussed it with my boss and we'd like to get about 10 sketches (3 hours of work) of different kinds of frogs. One illustration we can picture is a frog in a circle, met a happy smile. He's wearing a sleeveless shirt which reads "FF" across his chest in white letters. The plan was that I was going to do the sketches myself, but I think this will cost me too much time, which is why I went looking for an illustrator. I've included the first sketches, so you know what direction we want to take. Once we've received the 10 sketches, we'll see how it goes. We'll have to think of the poses we want. Kind regards, X" I send them these sketches a week later to help them nail down the design they want. "Without shirt, it will be added later. Small: [link] Large: [link] Did you have an address I can bill? Kind regards, Thaily" Get an e-mail a week later, but there's been no mention of a deadline or anything, so I'm not too bothered. "Hey Thaily, I only work Tuesdays at Tenno Media at the moment (the company you drew for). My boss is going to look at the sketches one of these days and as soon as I hear back about it I'll contact you again. You can send your bill to Tenno Media. [blanked address] I really like your sketches, nice style! Greetings, X" Listen to me smalltalk, yap yap. "Hey X, Thank you, I hope your noss (typo) likes them too :P - Kind regards, Thaily" While I asked for a billing address, I hadn't billed them for the first batch of sketches yet. Keep in mind; 10 sketches, 3 hours of work, €10,- an hour = €30,- so far. "Hey Thaily, We had a little meeting and we'd like to see another ten sketches. Some comments: The head can be fairly human, like the middle frog (touching his upper arm). The body can be broader and more muscular. This will be another 3 hours of work. Furthermore we'd like to see sketches of Ferdie: 1 holding weights. 2 spinning on a bike. 3 running on a treadmill 4 flexing his muscles 5 holding a sign 6 pointing left or right 7 in a round logo, like in my sample sketch. Because of my internship I stop working at Tenno Media after next week. You can mail the sketches to my boss at info@tennomadia.nl en/or peter.bierhuizen@gmail.com. The contact will be via Peter. He is my boss. Ferdie will be the mascot of FitnessFerdie.nl. The web shop for it is being perfected and is temporarily placed at this url: [obsolete link]. Maybe the site's lay-out will help you with your sketches. Have a nice and greetings, X" I take a little over a week to respond this time because I suddenly got slammed with unexpected work; friend told me at the last minute he had gotten me an art panel at a convention, so I suddenly had 3 days to prepare for an art show. Augh. "Hey Thaily, How's the frog coming? :) Greetings, X" I managed my art show, then did the second batch of sketches and sent them to both the intern and Peter, the intern's boss whom was now my contact. I explain, for a second time (first being in my first e-mail to them) that they need to settle on a design before I can start on the final illustrations. I've even made it easier for them by putting all the sketches on the same sheet and lettering and numbering the heads and bodies so they can just tell me which body and head they like best so we can combine them and move things along. "Hey X and Peter, Sorry for the delay, I was told at the very last moment that there was an art panel reserved for me at an art show. Here's the second batch of 10 sketches; I added numbers and letters so you can easily indicate which combination of heads&bodies you like, as soon as we decide on a design I can start on the sketches for the illustrations. Small: [link] Large: [link] - Kind regards, Thaily" At this point I decide I'd like to get paid before we go any further, so I send Peter the bill for 20 sketches; 6 hours of work is €60,-, plus taxes the total came to €70,80. Again I remind people this is essentially minimum wage, this will be hilariously relevant in a moment. "Dear Mr Bierhuizen, Here is my bill for the 20 sketches. - Kind regards, Thaily [I attached the 2 specified bills as PDFs, they are from Gear-IT.nl which is my husband's company, because it was easier at the time]" Here's where it took a sudden and sharp turn downhill; the intern gone I was left to deal with Peter who (perhaps after being faced with a bill and the realization that yes, I expect to be paid for my time) suddenly felt all my work was unsatisfactory and unusable. He says he's looking for a specific type of frog, but despite being prompted to tell me which design comes closest to what he wants, he decides he wants to back out of the deal without paying me for the work he has already commissioned and has already been provided. "Dear Thaily, I have looked at the sketches and I'm missing that which X asked for. X gave a whole list with situations and positions that we wanted to see sketches. However I don't see any of these positions. So I can't do anything with your sketches. To be honest I couldn't do anything with the first batch of sketches because I asked for (at least X) what I wanted. So I'm not very happy because you're sending me 2 bills for things I can essentially do nothing with. I'm looking for a particular type frog (see the list of X further down in the mail (was the same list translated further up)) depicted in a number of fitness related poses but I have received none of this. So I'm going to stop because I'm not sure this collaboration is going to be successful. I hope to have informed you sufficiently. Kind regards, P. Bierhuizen Tenno Media]" Assuming the best, that he is merely confused, I explain for a third time that he has to pick a design before I can do the illustrations from the list. I don't wanna do 12 sketches only to have him change his mind about the design before I can finalize. Plus it would cost more, I'm trying to save him money. "Dear Mr Bierhuizen, The sketches are to determine the design of the character, once the design is to your liking (the customer picks a design they like or a combination of designs they like) I will finish the sketches; the 12 sketches of the character on a bicycle/with weights etc. so all the illustrations will be to your liking and consistent. I have only billed you for the 20 sketches at the price we agreed upon beforehand. - Kind regards, Thaily" TL:DR, Peter still fails to understand simple things. 2 notes about that. 1. I was completely bewildered by his failure to understand this simple procedure. First you decide what the mascot looks like before I draw the mascot doing various things. It's not rocket science. And I know it's not me because I've designed numerous characters for various people, if anything people are excited when given choices and the chance to customize the character to suit their personal tastes. I've never had problems with anyone in this matter. 2. He says that if he makes me do the sketches he'll have a spent a fortune before he has anything that looks anything like something he can use; in addition to the procedure I gave him my time estimates and hourly rates beforehand. This only became a problem the moment he actually had to pay for completed work. Allow me to iterate; a fortune. Literally, he uses those words; "Een vermogen". Minimum wage. Aw yeah, I be ballin' with my €10 an hour! "It clearly describes what X wanted to see. I'm sorry but I think your work method is kind of too vague. If I let you make the sketches I'll lose a fortune before I see anything that looks anything like what I want. I don't think that can be the plan. If you included what I wanted to see a la, but this isn't the intention." As a side note I should indicate that he dropped all civilized pretense, as well as his ability to capitalize, punctuate and spell (I'm fixing this in the translation for legibility's sake), giving the impression he can't be bothered with it anymore. I know how he feels, so I give him an ultimatum, pay or lose any claim to the work. "We can do 2 things: - You pay me and you can use the sketches and designs, if anything to give to another designer to finalize the work. - You don't pay and I will sell the designs to a third part to compensate for my financial damages and you cannot use the sketches; so you can't pass them on to another designer without infringing on my copyright." He takes a few days to respond. "go ahead and sell them. i can't use them and will never use them" So, he had all my info ahead of time, knew what he was getting into and is not backing out of payment for work he commissioned and has already been completed; breach of contract. I inform him I will be letting my colleagues (hi guys!) know about him since you know.. Whether or not I manage to mitigate my financial damage, he's still breaking his contract and likely to do it to the next person as well. "Okay, I'll my colleagues know that you break your contracts. Good luck (with your future endeavors)!" This, perhaps predictably, leads to further deterioration in his ability to communicate like a professional. "My god, you are such a vengeful type. I'll tell your colleagues that you (read Gear IT) simply don't deliver what is asked for and that YOU are really (and easily provable) not delivering on your obligations. THAT my dear is actually the real problem. I ask A but get B. Think about that and stop (zeiken, crude Dutch for taking a piss; bitching, moaning, whining, carrying on etc.) pissing on about it, toddler" I iterate, Gear IT is my husband's IT company, we just sent the bill under that name because it was more convenient at the time; I didn't have a PDF and was too busy to make one, but the bill was specified and obviously from me, this is was not in dispute (just that he had to pay it). I correct him since well, Hiryu doesn't do illustration and design, he does hosting (sites, Minecraft servers etc.), security, domain registration and so forth. So if he wants to complain about the right person (i.e. probably lie his pants off) he should complain about Spirit Link Studio. "- Not Gear IT, Spirit Link Studio. - Be sure to present all your "evidence", k? :D" Further breakdown in communication and him not understanding simple things. "So why do you send bills with Gear IT on it. I added it just in case you forgot. Fucking (fokkin = Dutch white trash way of saying "fucking") vague as far as I'm concerned. Read your mails there's enough evidence that you don't deliver on your promises. I've had enough of this stupid pissing on. I'm going to stop replying." I explain simple things with small words. "Because it was easier at the time. Good luck (with your future endeavors)! :D" True to his word, he has yet to reply. But it's only been a day or two and sometimes he takes a week to respond, so there might be more swindling man-child rage to update with later. So uh, in short; don't work for this guy. He only likes your designs until the first bill shows up, then things quickly deteriorate into ignorance, lies and cussing. In a related note, if anyone wants to buy a frog adoptable, I have some available here 😄 Edit: Thanks for the input guys! Yeah there might have been a miscommunication, the "customer" was vague and told me to draw another 10 sketches "kinda like X". Had he gone "Oh that's not what I meant, I meant Y." the miscommunication could have been dealt with in a civil and mature manner. It wouldn't have been a problem. Unfortunately he immediately broke the contract by pulling out without paying, not to mention the condescending attitude and crass language. I managed to stay civil even after he said he wasn't going to pay for my time, so I don't understand his outbursts at all. In years of doing commissions, he is only the second unhappy customer I've ever had, and it's due to his own lack of patience, understanding and basic manners. I'll probably stay away from similar contracts for the time being, because they cost more time and aggravation than they're worth (especially when you're not being paid) and if I do take a design contract, I'll make them pay part up front like with normal commissions. Lesson learned, I'm moving on to my paying customers 😜
  11. Celestina

    September Positive Reviews 2011

    thornwolf Sep. 1st, 2011 10:21 am (local) Leopardhound 1. Name of the person you recommend: Leopardhound 2. Link to person's website or art page: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/leopardhound/ 3. Approximate time period of when you did business with this person: Beginning of August 4. Details: I had been interested in one of her "chibi" drawings for awhile but she was closed, so she asked me if I wanted to be waitlisted. She contacted me a month later and asked if I was still interested, so she said I only had to pay once a sketch was completed (and by sketch, her sketches look like a finished piece, wow!). My anniversary with my boyfriend was in a week and I asked her if it was at all possible for her to finish it before then, that I'd happily pay extra for the rush. She said it was not necessary (I did anyways, cuz..yeah that's like NO notice) and that she could complete it in time. Not only did she complete it in time but she did an EXCELLENT job and I'm very happy with the outcome: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6335925 celestinaketzia Sep. 1st, 2011 10:23 am (local) Artist - Amalara 1. Amalara 2. http://amalara.deviantart.com/ 3. About... a week ago? 4. I commissioned her for two headshot sketch commissions. I sent payment and the commissions were completed within 48 hours! They are beautiful, and she is a wonderful person to work with. http://amalara.deviantart.com/art/COMM-Aire-255179732?q=gallery%3Aamalara&qo=2 http://amalara.deviantart.com/art/COMM-Rosellia-255179608?q=gallery%3Aamalara&qo=3 mmyesidosay Sep. 1st, 2011 01:45 pm (local) Re: Artist - Amalara Just wanted to say I had the same experience with commissioning Amalara. She was very pleasant, talented, and fast. http://amalara.deviantart.com/gallery/32231284#/d46suav (Sorry if this isn't allowed, figured since it was the same artist, I shouldn't post a separate comment? :X) oceandezignz Sep. 2nd, 2011 02:10 am (local) Re: Artist - Amalara Put this one in as a thirded on Amalara. Wonderful, quick artist to work with who knows their stuff! I purchased from her a gift-sketch for my friend J.L and she was through the moon with it. I was too, she got the character down well, and did I mention quick? I was told the next day, but got it like half a beat later the same day pretty much! The comm: http://amalara.deviantart.com/art/COMM-Laz-255521155 kalika_tybera Sep. 1st, 2011 10:47 am (local) Painted Dog NAME: Painted Dog LINK: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/painteddog TIME: Commissioned in August 2011. WHAT: Commissioned a wedding caketopper sculpture. DETAILS: Painted Dog was excellent to work with. She worked quickly and produced a great quality sculpture even with the tight deadline date. She was very easy to communicate with and professional and I would recommend her anyone looking for a lovely sculpted commission. alex_dachshund Sep. 1st, 2011 02:58 pm (local) Re: Painted Dog Commissioned her as well for a derp sculpture (http://www.furaffinity.net/full/5306000/) and I was very pleased with how mine came out, despite her leaving out my wristband by accident. Will definitely commission again! Love her work! poizenkat Sep. 1st, 2011 11:11 am (local) Corriezodori 1. Corrie 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/corriezodori 3. beginning of august 4. I commission Corrie quite often. She is an amazing and talented artist and does not continue without approval. She prefers to do her more complicated commissions live so that she could get fast feedback. It's always a pleasure working with her and i very highly recommend commissioning her for things like references and comics along with the usual stuff. http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6351301/ I threw her some concepts and she came up with the outfits AND the character's design as well http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6291937 poizenkat Sep. 1st, 2011 11:18 am (local) Killercupcakes 1. KC 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/killercupcakes 3. Beginning of august 4. I commisioned them for a nice reference of Blue, the pitbull mix. I gave them a detailed description of Blue's bodytype, hairstyle, personality, etc. and they did a wonderful job and portrayed Blue perfectly! http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6403258 I was updated constantly with more sketches to approve and KC did a beautiful job on it! I'd also commissioned them earlier for a tag/badge of Li-Li http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6273824/ It was done very fast and i was emailed a sketch to approve, which was very nice since most artists dont do that for something so small teacup_werewolf Sep. 1st, 2011 11:25 am (local) Zooni 1. Zooni 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/zooni/ 3. I want to say three days from order to finish 4. My icon is the commission, it was fast, courteous and the icon looks quirky and awesome. She is a great person to commission if you have more human characters since she does those wonderfully. poizenkat Sep. 1st, 2011 11:37 am (local) Stubbz and Ska 1. Brooke and Charley 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/stubbz/ http://www.furaffinity.net/user/ska 3. august 28th done two days later! 4. I commissioned them for couples icons for me and my partner and was contacted right away with a sketch for approval by charley. literally less than an hour after I sent payment! I was constantly updated by Brooke with the lines and colors! http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6408758/ 0acorn0 Sep. 1st, 2011 12:11 pm (local) 1. Dipper 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/dipper 3. I'm still doing business with her 4. http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5526440/ http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6147018/ http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6359627/ Great person, amazingly talented, and very affordable latiro Sep. 1st, 2011 02:09 pm (local) seconding Dipper here. She's very awesome to work with celestinaketzia Sep. 1st, 2011 03:25 pm (local) Thirding Dipper. She did two beautiful commissions for my fiance and I. 0acorn0 Sep. 1st, 2011 12:13 pm (local) 1. Soraroni 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/soraroni 3. Still doing business with her. 4. http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5978521/ http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5978527/ http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5978530/ http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5978536/ Very quick, very cute art, but she really undercharges herself. 0acorn0 Sep. 1st, 2011 12:15 pm (local) 1. Skulldog 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/skulldog 3. February 2011 4. Icon set (that wasn't posted by the artist). Was affordable and extremely timely and the expected quality. drone_dragon Sep. 1st, 2011 02:25 pm (local) Seconding Skulldog! She's ultimately awesome all around! poizenkat Sep. 2nd, 2011 07:43 am (local) Oh yes! Skulldog is always a pleasure to work with! 0acorn0 Sep. 1st, 2011 12:16 pm (local) 1. Unnie 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/unnie 3. About a month ago. 4. http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6226309 Great quality and very timely, undercharges themself alot. celestinaketzia Sep. 1st, 2011 01:17 pm (local) I second Unnie. 0acorn0 Sep. 1st, 2011 12:18 pm (local) 1. Pirate-cashoo 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/pirate-cashoo 3. A few months ago 4. http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5861479/ Exceptional quality for the price, I feel that she undercharges herself. Such beautiful work, and very timely. 0acorn0 Sep. 1st, 2011 12:20 pm (local) Now for some who've bought from me: 1. Xetsa 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/xetsa 3. She's a repeat commissioner, so business is ongoing 4. Always great with communication, pays right on time, and is a constant sweetheart. 0acorn0 Sep. 1st, 2011 12:22 pm (local) 1. Chloe.hydraconis 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/chloe.hydraconis 3. Past two weeks 4. Paid on time, has great communication and is easy to work with. Bought an icon and a sketch. latiro Sep. 1st, 2011 02:15 pm (local) Razzek 1. Razzek 2. http://www.furpaws.net/user/razzek/ / http://razzek.deviantart.com/ 3. since 3 months ago (last one I got was done in July 28) 4. she's very easy to communicate, has a very fast commission turnaround, and really easy to work with. Here's the two sketches I've got from her http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6388115/ http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6388079/ snowhawk Sep. 1st, 2011 02:37 pm (local) Drake/centaurdg 1. Name of the person you recommend (please also put this in the subject of your comment): Drake (centaurdg on FA) 2. Link to person's website or art page: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/centaurdg 3. Approximate time period of when you did business with this person: Aug 27-29, 2011, two previous commissions from mid-August 2010 4. Details (Here's where you tell us why they are so awesome! What made the transaction go so well? Perhaps link to the art or suit you bought/sold if you feel like sharing. Please mark NSFW if the subject matter is adult!!): Drake is one of my favorite customers. He's pleasant, has awesome characters that are a joy to draw, is very communicative, and very prompt with payment. I have always enjoyed working with him. (Art done: 1 (side-boob), 2 (boobs), 3 (MLP-themed)) alex_dachshund Sep. 1st, 2011 02:47 pm (local) Champ 1. Champ 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/champ / http://captainted.deviantart.com/ 3. August 21 4. Commissioned Champ for a connecting tailwag icon set for me and my mate. Paid him August 21 and it was finished the next day! LOVE how it came out. He is actually a close buddy of mine and he is a very nice person to do business with! I also commissioned him several times in the past as well! Current icon was recently done by him. Connecting icon set: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6367248 latiro Sep. 1st, 2011 05:47 pm (local) Re: Champ seconded Champ alex_dachshund Sep. 1st, 2011 02:49 pm (local) TaviMunk 1. TaviMunk 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/tavimunk 3. Sometime in mid August. 4. I've always wanted one of Tavi's adorable babyfur badges and I decided to commission him for one! Took a while to finish it but I love how it came out in the end! It came out far better than I imagined and Tavi is an awesome guy to do business with and he occassionally streams his commissions! My badge: http://www.furaffinity.net/full/6279730/ alex_dachshund Sep. 1st, 2011 02:52 pm (local) Jinxsis 1. Jinxsis 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/jinxsis 3. Sometime in mid August. 4. Commissioned her for a tailwag charm and it was done relatively fast! Very cheap and affordable prices! I'm still waiting on the charm to arrive though, but other than that I am very happy with how it came out! My charm: http://www.furaffinity.net/full/6353098/ alex_dachshund Sep. 1st, 2011 02:55 pm (local) Falvie 1. Falvie 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/falvie 3. Sometime in late August. 4. Commissioned her for a feral simple shading picture of my fursona. It took a while to finish, and she had accidentally left out important details like my famous black necktie and wristband 😕 but other than that I am very happy with how it came out. The texture is a great touch! Will definitely commission her again! Finished picture: http://www.furaffinity.net/full/6394390/ thistlewolf Sep. 1st, 2011 03:22 pm (local) Wolfyu 1. Name of the person you recommend (please also put this in the subject of your comment): Wolfyu 2. Link to person's website or art page: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/wolfyu/ 3. Approximate time period of when you did business with this person: Within the past two weeks. 4. Details: Commissioned one of her headshots ( http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6289692 / http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6382278 ) and it's absolutely lovely. 😄 High quality, quick turnaround, AND she sent them out, despite an already bargain price. She's quick to respond, friendly, and professional as well. starcharmer Sep. 3rd, 2011 08:20 pm (local) Re: Wolfyu Seconding everything you said about Wolfyu. I commissioned a headshot as well [http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6382278]. It turned out beautifully, she shipped it to me without charging extra for shipping [I sent extra anyway as a thank you]. It was done really fast at a very low price for the high quality. Professional and awesome, she really paid attention to the refs I gave her. cappucola Sep. 1st, 2011 04:10 pm (local) 1. Gibbons 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/gibbons 3. mid august 4. quick to respond and and great quality work. Also very polite! here is what I purchased: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6202244/ (Deleted comment) mazzbest burd Sep. 1st, 2011 07:32 pm (local) Re: Goregoat on fA I'm not a mod but I'd love to see Etsy and other sites recommended! Link | Reply | Parent | Thread | Delete | Spam | Screen | Freeze | Track This Select: sbneko Sep. 2nd, 2011 04:22 pm (local) Re: Skahlly Seconding Skahlly! zackfig Sep. 1st, 2011 08:07 pm (local) Risu-chan 1. Risu-chan 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/risu-chan/ 3. Between 4 and 2 weeks ago. 4. I purchased a commission for 3 bookmarks, and prior to that, 3 sketches. They came out awesome /)^3^(\ cesarin Sep. 1st, 2011 08:21 pm (local) 1.- Aerokat 2.- http://www.furaffinity.net/user/aerokat 3.- 3 times in the past months, will do it this month again 4.- Ongoing silly comic and a cute cesarin hugging a plushie (see icon) Also bought comics from her during Anthrocon and some bookmarks back in June. demonofdreams Sep. 1st, 2011 09:05 pm (local) Kasai/RéJean 1. Name of the person you recommend: RéJean Dubois 2. Link to person's website or art page: http://kasai.deviantart.com / http://www.signalburst.org/rejean/ 3. Approximate time period of when you did business with this person: February 2011, also in October 2010 4. Details: Commissioned full-body sketches and gave him artistic freedom. He translated the characters extremely well through posing and body language. In addition, the February commission was completed one day after paying him. Polite and prompt in his communication, works down his commission list fairly quickly. Would go back to him once I save up again. Received work: http://kasai.deviantart.com/art/Commissh-Sheyani-183488756 (October 2010) http://kasai.deviantart.com/art/Commissh-Karl-Eisenberg-197957032 (February 2011) demonofdreams Sep. 1st, 2011 09:28 pm (local) Budgie/Seranatra 1. Budgie 2. http://budgie.deviantart.com / http://seranatra.deviantart.com (sketches account) 3. June 2011 4. Commissioned a waist-up sketch with soft colour. He makes sure that he has your permission on what he can and can't change. The commission was worth every bit. He's not doing his full illustration commissions, but his sketches are wonderfully simplistic and amazing all the same. I'll let the art speak for itself, the ref sheet I gave him is in the description. http://seranatra.deviantart.com/art/commission-arcturus17-214823960 squirrelly_kaku Sep. 1st, 2011 10:58 pm (local) VeloxFox (Commissioner) 1. Name of the person you recommend: VeloxFox 2. Link to person's website or art page: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/veloxfox 3. Approximate time period of when you did business with this person: July 2011 4. Details: VeloxFox commissioned me for two pinups of her characters. She is very polite, a courteous customer, prompt with payment, and a treat to work with. One of my favorite customer's have I had to work with to this day. 🙂 squirrelly_kaku Sep. 1st, 2011 11:10 pm (local) Re: VeloxFox (Commissioner) *One of my favorite customers that I have worked with to this day. 🙂 Wow, I chopped up that sentence really bad. Sorry about that. XD; celestinaketzia Sep. 2nd, 2011 09:03 am (local) Re: VeloxFox (Commissioner) Seconding Veloxfox. 🙂 poizenkat Sep. 2nd, 2011 07:48 am (local) Fexazaur 1. Fex 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/fexazaur 3. about a month ago-yesterday 4. My friend recommended i commission Fex and I am sooo glad i did! She finished my hoodie fast and asked for feedback quite a few times! Her hoodies are very well made and feel and seem professionally done! Note that i dont have MINE yet, but I've worn my friends hoodie from her and could NOT tell that it was hand made! Absolutely stunning! http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6420386 poizenkat Sep. 2nd, 2011 07:51 am (local) 1. Doirn 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/doirn/ 3. very recently 4. I saw Doirn advertise her $5 icons and me and my partner decided to get a couples set! It was done super quickly and we LOVE the outcome! Id highly recommend her and hope to commission her again some time! http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6403228/ poizenkat Sep. 2nd, 2011 07:54 am (local) Brindledcashew 1. Almond 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/brindledcashew/ 3. about a week ago? 4. I really LOVE Almond's style! The faces are adorable and its just pretty unique! My friend had commissioned them before and since i LOVED the outcome of her sketchpage i knew i had to get one! http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6388389 poizenkat Sep. 2nd, 2011 07:57 am (local) Tamathavega 1. Tamatha 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/tamathavega/ 3. the day before the badge was finished 4. Tamatha was an amazing artist to work with!! My badge was done the day after i sent payment and i got it in the mail SOOO fast after that! Not only that, but her badges are ADORABLE! http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6369158 celestinaketzia Sep. 2nd, 2011 11:51 am (local) Commissioner - Werefox 1. Werefox 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/werefox/ 3. Numerous times through the past few months. 4. Werefox is a fabulous commissioner. He is kind, patient, and very lovely to work with. Keep in mind that he is deaf, but is very patient when it comes to working past the communication mixups that sometimes happens. 🙂 fletchprint Sep. 2nd, 2011 12:46 pm (local) 1. Sevalprincess on furaffinity 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/sevalprincess (the art I did: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/sevalprincess) 3. 4 months ago 4. Sevalprincess was polite and patient throughout the process. It was my first ever commission, so she took a chance on me delivering what she asked for. I did the (admittedly) stupid thing by not requesting payment until after I had given her the art, but she paid the money promptly. selunca Sep. 2nd, 2011 07:45 pm (local) 1. Name of Person: Thornwolf 2. Link to person's website or art page: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/thornwolf/ 3. Approximate time period of when you did business with this person: Begining of august, and late august. 4. Details: I commissioned Thornwolf twice in August, both times she was extremely pleasant and went out of her way to make sure I was satisfied. She even shipped some prints for free because it was my birthday! AWwwwwe!! Shes an amazingly fast worker and the quality you get is just stunning. The arts: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6147092/ (Commissioned begining of august, took like.. less then a week.) http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6331275/ (Commissioned end of Aug, took like two days.) Thank you! clockworkshadow Sep. 9th, 2011 02:52 am (local) seconding Thornwolf! I'm intending to reuse my fall icon come october! sovy Sep. 3rd, 2011 01:16 am (local) 1. Name of the person you recommend (please also put this in the subject of your comment): Wyndsong 2. Link to person's website or art page: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/wyndsong/ 3. Approximate time period of when you did business with this person: All through August 4. Details: Very quick turn around on all the commissions I got from her. I got three back-to-back-to-back commissions from her in the same amount of time it usually takes for an artist to send me a sketch for approval. rileycostello Sep. 3rd, 2011 11:10 am (local) Commissioner: RainOubliette 1. Name of the person you recommend (please also put this in the subject of your comment): RainOubliette 2. Link to person's website or art page: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/rainoubliette/ 3. Approximate time period of when you did business with this person: About a month or so ago 4. Details: She commissioned me for a 8.5x11 mixed media piece. (finished product: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6125307 ) She was AMAZING to work with, one of my favorite commissioners EVER. She is super pleasant, prompt with payment, very easy-going and is just all around awesome. rileycostello Sep. 3rd, 2011 11:11 am (local) Commissioner: Anbessa 1. Name of the person you recommend (please also put this in the subject of your comment): Anbessa 2. Link to person's website or art page: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/anbessa/ 3. Approximate time period of when you did business with this person: About a month or so ago 4. Details: Anbessa commissioned me for a 5x7 mixed media piece. Very easygoing, awesome commissioner- one of my favorite clients to date! Let me know when the piece ( http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6320001 ) arrived, too, since it was international (very helpful). I definitely recommend this commissioner! tombstonerider Sep. 3rd, 2011 12:45 pm (local) Commissioner : Serling 1. Name of the person you recommend (please also put this in the subject of your comment): Serling 2. Link to person's website or art page: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/serling 3. Approximate time period of when you did business with this person: Various! It's now been several times over the course of a few years. 4. Details : Serling is always very free with ideas, the subjects are fun and highly enjoyable, and never the same thing over and over again. He's very patient and has fun ideas. I couldn't ask for kinder! torikonero Sep. 6th, 2011 09:05 am (local) Aressa 1. Aressa 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/aressa/ 3. About two weeks ago 4. I commissioned Aressa for a series of pictures for a friend of mine. He was great to work with, and sent tons of progress pictures. :3 I was very happy with him, and I would definitely do business with him again! http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6321274 (SFW, involves weight gain) latiro Sep. 11th, 2011 10:08 pm (local) Dipper 1. Dipper 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/dipper/ 3. latest one I got was done in 9/9 4. she's very professional and a sweet person to talk to. Here's the pic she recently did for me: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6465324/ latiro Sep. 13th, 2011 02:35 pm (local) dossun 1. dossun 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/dossun/ 3. September 13 4. I commissioned him for a themed commission and choose a horror theme since Halloween is getting near. He's quite fast with it and here's the result (warning: contains some gore): http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6491109/ latiro Sep. 14th, 2011 07:52 pm (local) DoDeDo 1. DoDedo 2. http://doe.drangolin.net/ 3. paid her on September 11 and got it 3 days later 4. she was offering some discount wing-it commissions and so I hopped in and emailed her for one. She finished the pic today and I was so happy with the results and the fast commission turnaround http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6498792/ latiro Sep. 28th, 2011 09:12 pm (local) VexinglyYours 1. VexinglyYours 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/vexinglyyours/ 3. paid her on July 14 and got it on September 28 4. she was advertising a summer commission package in June and I've got the bronze pack for $15 (it contained a sketch, a flat colour, and two icons, one of which I got for a friend of mine). She's very reasonable to work with, though it took a while for her to finish them. Highly recommended
  12. Celestina

    Beware: Vaughnblondtail

    Aug. 14th, 2011 at 8:18 PM thebrokentape WHO: Vaughnblondtail -> www.vaughnblondetail.deviantart.com, www.furaffinity.net/user/vaughnblondetail WHERE: Furaffinity.net/Deviantart.com WHAT: $75 commission from me WHEN: Initiated beginning of June 2011, finished June 24th PROOF: 1: http://i985.photobucket.com/albums/ae340/ABrokenCassette/Picture32.png 2: http://i985.photobucket.com/albums/ae340/ABrokenCassette/Picture33.png EXPLAIN: So this guy commissioned me to do a series of seven colored images for $75. As is my usual policy, I asked him to pay me half up front and then the second half when the piece was finished. He sent me the first half of the money without any problems, but then comes the trouble. After finally finishing the piece I told him that I had it ready, and if he was set to send me the second half of the money. He said he was, and so I sent him the image with a watermark. He said that he loved it, but then promptly told me that he didn't have the rest of his payment yet. 😕 I feel a little cheated and pretty frustrated because this guy also has decided to not respond to any of my attempts at communication (it's been a month and a half now with no word.) I've provided a few screencaps of conversations we had.
  13. Celestina

    Caution: Poisonousvixen

    Aug. 2nd, 2011 at 7:55 PM bladebandit This is in regards to the following post: http://artists-beware.livejournal.com/488291.html (Thanks again to all those who gave advice!) WHO: Poisonousvixen URLS: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/poisonousvixen/ https://inkbunny.net/PoisonousVixen http://poisonousvixen.sofurry.com/ There's also another account which appears to be an alternate account of hers on FA, but I don't know if I should mention it as I'm not 100% sure! WHAT: This minor beware is with regards to their rude behaviour and disregard to T.O.S. They have been banned on FA for art theft/ban evasion. I don't know any exact details of this, I'm afraid! However, the following comment provided me with further info on her, and perhaps why more details/further bewares on her may be needed: http://artists-beware.livejournal.com/488291.html?thread=17570915 More screenshots of her rude/curious behaviour (Note that NONE of these are related to or directed at me! Just providing more proof to back up my case): http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c297/DarkCerberus/Screen1.png http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c297/DarkCerberus/Screen2.png http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c297/DarkCerberus/Screen4.png http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c297/DarkCerberus/Screen5.png http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c297/DarkCerberus/Screen6.png http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c297/DarkCerberus/Screen7.png Also; these are rather interesting and contradictory: http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c297/DarkCerberus/Screen3.png http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c297/DarkCerberus/Screen8.png Screenshotted from her (Banned) deviantART account. Of course, I can't really speak for any of this, as they're not my personal experiences. However, I felt I should provide more proof of her behaviour as I don't have many screenshots of the rudetowards me! PROOF/EXPLAIN: This first part is about the commissioning process. I don't have much to go on with this, as I (stupidly) deleted the notes in question. In short, I just wanted it over with and to get it off my mind, but in hindsight...do I regret it. So for the first part, I just have a 'my side of the story' as such. Poisonousvixen approached me for a commission, explained what they wanted, payment sent, all without a hitch. They were very kind and polite at this point - lovely person! It wasn't until the commission was completed that I encountered problems. After sending the file, Poisonousvixen was incredibly rude about the corrections that they wanted. They kept talking about how I'd gotten their character's colours wrong (She said something about 'My character is blue, not turquoise'). She then proceeded to send a note entitled 'List of things wrong' and stated how unhappy she was with the commission and the many things she wanted me to correct. I apologised and fixed what she wanted to the best of my ability. After which...she suddenly, and simply, sent a note which said 'PERFECT!'. Confusing. Upon uploading it to her FurAffinity gallery, she didn't link back at all - something which I ask of in my TOS and something which just minutes before, I'd asked her to do in a note, and she'd agreed to. I posted a comment politely asking if she could link back to my original submission and/or my FA page, as I had originally asked her. I remember her asking 'Why?' before deleting the submission (Presumably to get rid of my comment?) and reuploading it correctly...but with a few rude words in the description about being 'spammed' in the comments. Confused, I just left it be. I can never be bothered to deal with rude people, and it was at this point I proceeded to delete the notes...learn from my mistakes, I guess? Ugh. This latter part is with regards to my TOS. In my TOS, I state that I only allow re-uploading to FurAffinity galleries. I also state I'm happy to make exceptions to this of course, but only if people ask for permission first, and give clear links back. It came to my attention however, that Poisonousvixen had uploaded my art to their SoFurry and Inkbunny galleries, without my permission and without asking...and with no credit or link back whatsoever. I know it's only a minor thing, but I thought I'd best let them know that they hadn't asked for permission and hadn't linked back to me. I proceeded to make an account, simply so I could report the images to the admins. I posted a comment on the submission, which read: "Hi there, I didn't give you permission to post this on here...could you please remove it? Thank you." (Screenshot of this comment, with cropped out username and userpic: http://pics.livejournal.com/bladebandit/pic/0007qpaa/g194 ) I don't have a screenshot of their original submission however, as she deleted the image almost immediately. Within minutes...she'd reposted it. Here's the description under the new image: On the plus side, I now have a link back. But...the coldness and the rudeness in the description utterly astounds me. Reported the submission to the admins again, still awaiting a response. A while later, I found this comment thread under the submission: Rude again, and also incorrect. Edited out the top person's username, and will edit the userpic out if requested! In short, Poisonousvixen was incredibly rude and showed a disregard to my TOS, even when I spoke to them politely. Quite a few people have mentioned their problems with her. So hopefully this post will spread the word and warn people to stay away! Let me know if anything's missing and I'll edit to the best of my abilities. Apologies again for the lack of screenshots on the first part! 😞
  14. Celestina

    Caution: Baroo / Doctori-Lightning

    Jul. 31st, 2011 at 9:00 PM nightfell WHO: Baroo/Doctori-Lightning WHERE: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/doctori-lightning/ http://myfur.net/profile/Baroo PROOF: http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r279/nightfell/Art Micellaneous/Baroo_ABpost.jpg?t=1312159399 http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r279/nightfell/Art Micellaneous/BarooFA_ABpost.jpg?t=1312159437 EXPLAIN: After putting down non-refundable deposit on a fursuit head commission, Baroo can't decide if he wants to proceed with the order or not. He has cancelled and un-cancelled with me multiple times during this entire transaction and finally sent me a note saying I was " not being slightest bit understanding about this. If you are going to make me wait almost a year for a fursuit head then at least lower the final price or purchase materials to show you are serious about providing your client with the most satisfying service as soon as you are able to." I'm honestly baffled and very disappointed that this had to happen. I've done hundreds of art commissions and over 10 suit commissions never had anyone lash out so negatively. The MyFur message and FA note screen caps pretty much explain the entire situation, but it gets a little messy/hard to read since there are a lot of one-liners. May12- I was first contacted by Baroo on MyFur for a fursuit head commission. I provide a quote after being given a reference sheet May 26- I receive a 20% deposit of $90 via PayPal and confirm that he has been scheduled for October 2011 completion in time for Halloween. July11-Baroo contacts me that he might have another head commission opportunity for a cheaper price and asks if the deposit is refundable. I tell him unfortunately not but to let me know of his final decision before the end of the week so I can reschedule my Fall 2011 work queue if needed. July 13- Baroo officially backs out of the commission and asks for a refund, despite the fact I had already informed him that the deposit was non-refundable. However I told him I was willing to work out an art/fursuit part exchange that totaled $90. He expresses interest and asks for a list of prices which I give him a link for. I take him off the work queue and schedule in another commissioner who wanted fursuit parts from me. July 14- Baroo changes his mind and decides to get the head commission but wants to pay “ just pay very VERY slowly”. I tell him no problem, I can reschedule him for January 2012 which works well for his budget and since I only deliver completed suits when they have been paid in full. July 14- Same day, Baroo sends me a My Fur message asking how much I charged for handpaws and for illustration art combos. I’m rather confused at this point since he cancelled with me, wanted the commission again, and now wants to go through with the trade/exchange? I roll with it and tell him to choose what he wants and I’ll give him confirm the price. July 25- Baroo sends me a FA note saying he wants the fursuit head commission. I tell him fine, but I have to rescind the exception I made regarding the art/fursuit for deposit trade if he decides to cancel with me again. July 27- Baroo contacts me regarding a conbadge commission. This is somewhat not relevant to the A_B post, since the transaction took place with no problem and the art was delivered. July 30- Baroo asks if the commission can be done earlier if he pays me more money. I remind him that Oct is already taken and if his financial situation hasn’t changed, I didn’t suggest changing the Jan 2012 deadline. July 31- I get this note. I recap the situation and inform him to reconsider what his note means and request for him to be patient. He sends me this response and an hour later he says he sends another note saying he still wants the fursuit head. In my reply, I tell him that I did not want to do business with him and will be refunding his $90 deposit and posting on A_B. Fellow artists, please be careful when dealing with this individual.
  15. Celestina

    Caution: Handehog

    Commissioner:Handehog Reason: I suppose I'm partly to blame in that he seemed very nice and easy to work with. I shouldn't have kept drawing for him after I finished the WIP and there was no payment. I finished shading in the image and he asked for more detail. I went ahead and added extra detail and did the edits requested. I'm not going to lie and say I didn't get irritated with him. Here's the full disclosure after I sent him the reworked image: Update (the rest of the conversation where he says he's going to pay but...): http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/5207/unled1kv.png
  16. Celestina

    Caution: Prince_Vaxis / Vaxi

    Bourbon. (dead_punk_fox) wrote in artists_beware, @ 2018-11-01 15:47 Commissioner Beware - Prince_Vaxis WHO: Prince_Vaxis on FA, Vaxi on Discord WHERE: Through FA, then through Discord DMs WHAT: Commission fell through, he wanted to commission me for digital artwork to have one slot auctioned off. WHEN: October 29-30. EXPLAIN: At first I was hesitant to post a beware about this, but the more I thought about it the more obvious that his conduct was wildly inappropriate with me. A few of my associates (commissioners and artists) also felt a beware was necessary to warn other artists about him. Especially since it can be intimidating dealing with a client who has a good amount of watchers and commissions more well known artists, and it's common for artists to acquiesce to a client's demands because of these things. It started off as him claiming a slot on FA (since deleted) and then wanting to discuss it further via Discord, which I don't mind. I keep my Discord public and am fine talking to whoever. At first he wanted a bust commission, which would have fit within his budget. Then he waffled and decided he wanted a much larger idea, however he fought me every step of the way on cost. He was pushing for more and more to be included, things which are way outside the amount of time I have to devote for so little pay. At the end, I told him he was demanding way too much for what he was paying, because what he wanted was essentially a two character full color, which I charge $300 for per image. The end of it has him cursing me out, trying to call me over Discord (I assume to yell at me over voice, had this happened I would have recorded it as well), which I am EXTREMELY uncomfortable with and what really pushed me to write this beware. I don't voice chat in private with random people, and certainly not with someone who's behavior turned suddenly sour. It was likely an attempt to intimidate me into handing him a full refund (which I have done at this point). And him bringing up breaking his commissioner's TOS (??? which sounded extremely sketchy to me, since a TOS is a terms of service for the person providing a service). PROOF: Some of the screenshots do have NSFW art in them, this was him illustrating what he wanted. The conversation is also NSFW as it delves into the aspects he wanted included in the picture. Also included is the sketch work I had done for him that he didn't want to pay for. I apologize for how many screenshots there are, I wanted to include everything. The only part I left out was conversation about our pets and other casual stuff. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1GhKNGZqpq0ZsFPMAmvPV1k8ZPuP9MxzC
  17. HatchetHaro (HatchetHaro) wrote in artists_beware, @ 2018-10-29 01:26 Beware: Talen / Talen27 / Seagull / Seaguii WHO: Talen27 / Talen / Seagull / Seaguii WHERE: FurAffinity, Discord, Telegram WHAT: Design and reference sheet WHEN: July 8, 2018 to October 27, 2018 EXPLAIN: Before I start, most of what happened between us happened in voice chat, so any evidence on the matter is scarce. I am fortunately able to salvage enough from our text chatlogs (that he didn't delete) that should be enough to piece together what happened . This person commissioned me for a design for his character, along with a reference sheet. I charged him $50, and since we were lovers, I told him to hold onto it so we could put it towards a commission for us both. We fell out, I lost my desire to take any commission with him, but he refused to give me my $50 back. To begin, Talen and I used to be in a relationship, and I was the one who introduced him to the scalie community. As a symbol of our love, I made for him, for free, a design for his character along with a reference sheet for it. I'd like to say here that the process of creating that reference sheet for him was painful, with me streaming the process of the art to him and creating design after design that he kept asking for tweaks or redesigns on, bouncing between every little detail asking me to make drastic changes again and again. Nevertheless, I completed it and sent him the finished file. The date was July 8. After a week of finishing the reference sheet, though, he asked for changes to the design, and along with some other personal disputes, I told him that I would charge him no less than $50, and he agreed. [1] Honestly, $50 for a full reference sheet at this quality is one hell of a deal, so to this day, the fact that he is unwilling to pay up is due to pettiness. I continued to stream to him, in the exact same process of him asking for change after change after change on the designs that I came up with. I finished up the reference sheet on July 30, and told him to hold on to the $50 so he could pay that much in my stead when we decide to go for a commission together. Fast forward to early August when he broke up with me for other relationship-related reasons. He still wanted to be friends, and though it hurt me, I continued to be friends with him, and he was still holding on to the $50 that he owes me. [2] Since then, throughout the next two months, I've made repeated mentions for him to just return me my $50, though every time he tried to convince me to just get a commission with him. He never denied it, but he knows he owes me $50. [3] Fast forward again to mid-October, I made a request of him to stop mentioning all the new friends he's trying to date because I was still hurting from the breakup, and he straight up flamed me in voice chat, in the most toxic manner one can imagine, all for being "soft" or "overreacting". At that point, I snapped, and demanded my $50 back, but he refused, going between excuses such as "I can pay you the $50, but I won't" to "I only have $7 in my bank account, I can't pay you", all between a lot of name-calling, flaming, and accusing me of "blackmail" (in his technical terms, "defamation for the purposes of monetary gain", which you can totally twist "I'll tell peeps you're a thief if you steal money from me" into). He proceeded to block me from all communications. [4][5] Upon contacting one of his friends who know him better, I learned that Talen is simply that way and that my $50 is lost. I have contacted another of his friends recently, who willingly acted as an arbiter between me and Talen, and given him an ultimatum: pay me, or stop using my design. At this point, Talen had removed my reference sheet from his gallery, and currently plans to use one of the art commissions he got from another artist as his new reference sheet, except that commission's character was fully taken from my design and refsheet. [1] July 26: https://i.imgur.com/zRfFAgj.png I have blacked out all things related to our personal issues; I can provide the non-censored text if inquired. [2] August 10: https://i.imgur.com/zx96ExG.png The "Option A" and "Option B" was, explained simply, "cut off contact from each other" and "remain friends and help each other recover" respectively. [3] August 10: https://i.imgur.com/7yULthl.png This one is where he suggests artists and I explain fully what I meant. In the end, it is still clear he owes me $50. I have blacked out the exact values that he had bragged about spending on commissions and toys already as well as how much he still had at the time. I have also blacked out other names and the segue into the discussion about our own personal issues. [4] October 18: https://i.imgur.com/Vs7uxB8.png This is our full conversation on FurAffinity directly after the last straw. Since they were all separate responses, I have taken the liberty to format the screenshots into a chatroom structure for the sake of readability; no content has been altered. Personal issues and discussions have been blacked out, except for the final one. [5] October 19: https://i.imgur.com/sLEJ1Dy.png These are excerpts from our final argument in a separate Discord server, highlighting his denial and hypocrisy. There have been many repeated mentions of "blackmail" and threatening legal action on his part that do not contribute to the discussion, so I have cut those out. I have also blacked out what he claimed to have in his bank account; the decimal place should tell you enough. Honestly, I was very angry at that point, so some things I said was cringe-worthy; I have left those in for the sake of context. There are lessons to be learned from this story, in particular for me. I have learned to recognize red flags that would ruin a relationship, and I have also learned that I should never provide the final finished commission without payment first, whether I trust the person on a romantic level or not. I understand that this may be a more "special" case of Artist Beware in that the business is intertwined with personal feud; I have tried my best to omit most of the personal stuff from my images, but some I have kept in due to their vague relation to the transaction at hand. Another thing I am unsure of is whether I should include the artwork in question in this post for clarity and also as proof in case he actually does continue to get commissions with the same character design. I'll edit it in underneath all this if you guys want me to. I currently plan on selling the character design and reference sheet to someone else with little to no changes to the actual design, since the design of the character is still mine.
  18. Celestina

    June Positive Reviews 2011

    poizenkat Jun. 17th, 2011 05:57 pm (local) Doirn 1. Doirn 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/doirn/ 3. Yesterday/today 4. Doirn asked a question about doing sketch pages and i volunteered to be the guinea pig 83 i sent payment after giving her the reference and such just last night and this morning i got on and BAM shes done already!! http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5948505 its absolutely stunning! i love how she portrays my character, Darzee. She looks perfect in Doirn's art style and i just cannot wait to get it in the mail!! poizenkat Jun. 17th, 2011 06:01 pm (local) 1. Muttmonster 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/muttmonster 3. A week ago 4. Muttmonster opened for commissions to make characters a 'monster' similar to their fursona! Her art is too cute to resist! It was great watching her stream and just watching the whole process! she did a great job on Li-Li! id love to commission her again sometime! http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5915580/ its the first one with a ton of colors XD poizenkat Jun. 17th, 2011 06:06 pm (local) 1. Pursuit 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/pursuit 3. june 6th-june 9th 4. Pursuit had opened up for iron artist speedpaints. They have beautiful and detailed art, so i jumped at the chance. i couldnt be more happy with how Li-Li looks in this piece http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5898759/ The way his face is drawn, he just looks so cool! and the pose fits his personality so well! poizenkat Jun. 17th, 2011 06:10 pm (local) Keitelwolf 1. Keitelwolf 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/keitelwolf 3. June 6th 4. Its always a pleasure commissioning Keitelwolf. she does wonderful art and she finishes in a nice amount of time. Her art is stunning and im AMAZED that she prices her badges so low. its insane and she really shouldnt! im sure many people would pay much more for her art! here is the one she drew recently for me; http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5885622/ she finished it the day i commissioned her! and it looks GREAT! poizenkat Jun. 17th, 2011 06:13 pm (local) Chibbums 1. Chibbums 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/chibbums 3. a while ago. cant remember, sorry! 4. I love her adorable style and im so glad i managed to get a commission from her! I commissioned her for a clothes ref, Face ref (people always get my fursonas face markings wrong) and a feral ref all in one for Li-Li. She did a great job and got all of his markings right! i love how it came out and how cute he looks in her style! http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5852265/ alex_dachshund Jun. 18th, 2011 04:10 am (local) Re: Chibbums I second this. I got a ref sheet from her too and I love how it came out. Definitely wonderful to work with. :) flarveon Jun. 19th, 2011 05:15 pm (local) Re: Chibbums Gonna third this, her work is lovely and she even fixed my ref sheet due to a missed marking! kalika_tybera Jun. 17th, 2011 06:25 pm (local) Red Dog 1. Name: Red Dog 2. Link: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/red-dog/ 3. Time: This month, as well as in the past. 4. Details: Commissioned a conbadge from her for Anthrocon pickup and it was completed within only a few days. Also commissioned her at Furfright a couple years ago and she was equally prompt with delivering quality work. Beautiful art style, and a pleasure to work with. Conbadge she made for me: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5883135 taelifoe Jun. 17th, 2011 06:47 pm (local) Pseudonymeter 1. Pseudonymeter 2. http://feignedsobriquet.tumblr.com/ 3. About five weeks ago. 4. Bought an ACEO from them online and was treated very professionally, great communication and the art was completed within a few days. Pseudo was kind enough to sketch a couple of examples for me to choose from, as I had no image references, and they even checked in with me after so long to ensure that my artwork had reached me safe and sound. Check it out!: http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd265/ceruleanwhale/taelifoe.jpg pinkpuppybelly Jun. 17th, 2011 07:32 pm (local) Abakan 1. Abakan "Abe" 2. furaffinity.net/user/abakan 3. I've worked with him every few months for over a year now. 4. Abe loves commissioning art, and always has plenty of ideas for you to choose from, depending on what subject matter you're interested in. He's also great and talking about ideas, and is very good at communication. Also, he's just a nice dude! likeshine Jun. 17th, 2011 10:32 pm (local) jennadelle 1. jennadelle 2. http://jennadelle.livejournal.com/profile http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5768456 3. i commissioned an icon around 10 am, and by the time i got home from the gym at 1pm it was done! 4. Details i've commissioned this artist several times before and she never fails to disappoint. she is quick, friendly, and does incredible work. vtforpedro Jun. 18th, 2011 12:00 am (local) Re: jennadelle Totally seconding everything here. :D I love the icons she did for me and I desperately want more! It's amazing how fast she is. likeshine Jun. 18th, 2011 12:23 pm (local) Re: jennadelle yes, and she seems to get how i'd like my character to look without me even telling her O.o amazing every time likeshine Jun. 17th, 2011 10:35 pm (local) toulouse 1. Toulouse 2.http://www.furaffinity.net/user/toulouse/ 3. commissioned an icon via FA note, and it was done the very same evening 4. i am blown away by toulouse's talent. i hope to commission them again in the near future! icon: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5737157/ likeshine Jun. 17th, 2011 10:39 pm (local) oCe 1. oCe 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/oce 3. commissioned an experimental icon late one evening, and received it in my email the following afternoon 4. i have been a big fan of oCe's for many years, so i am always stoked when i am able to snag a commission slot from her. she's quick, friendly, and quite professional. here is the icon: http://pics.livejournal.com/likeshine/pic/002xc5hf julian_wilbury Jun. 18th, 2011 01:58 am (local) Re: oCe Gotta second everything here, commissioned an icon really stinking late at night, got mine early the next evening, and the art is awesome as expected. Love 'er. likeshine Jun. 18th, 2011 12:23 pm (local) Re: oCe wow, yours is fantastic too! likeshine Jun. 17th, 2011 10:43 pm (local) blue nadir 1. blue nadir / sudanred 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/sudanred/ 3. blue_nadir is doing these ridiculous cute love icons, and i got one as a gift for a friend via teenycom 4. incredibly cute artwork, super friendly, icon was done within a day or so, and my friend loved it :) i was so pleased that i've already been lucky enough to snag 3 more slots from blue_nadir :) so i'm sure you'll be getting another positive review from me soon! here is the icon, middle left http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5805109 alex_dachshund Jun. 18th, 2011 04:13 am (local) 9aia 1. 9aia 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/9aia/ 3. Sometime earlier this week. June 14th. 4. Commissioned this gal for a two-character chibi picture which cost $10. Very nice to talk to, and ask questions to. After accepting my payment, she finished my pic in a few days, on June 17th. Finished pic: http://www.furaffinity.net/full/5948062/ poizenkat Jun. 21st, 2011 04:02 pm (local) Re: 9aia Seconding this!! Really nice and finished so fast! alex_dachshund Jun. 18th, 2011 04:19 am (local) Uyu 1. Uyu 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/uyu/ 3. Several times, don't have the notes anymore so I can't give exact dates. 4. Love this guy's art. I also love the anime look he has in his art. He is so nice to talk to about a commission and really understands what you want to go for in your commission. I commissioned him three times for these pics: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5546216/ http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5625408/ (Slightly NSFW) http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5784481/ ...And, since I commissioned him multiple times, he drew me a gift! How sweet! http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5849027/ Definitely commission this guy if you love cute things or love anime-style furry art. You won't regret it. :) alex_dachshund Jun. 18th, 2011 04:25 am (local) Pichu90 1. Pichu90 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/pichu90 3. I commissioned him for an icon sometime around mid February. 4. Another cute furry artist I love! He does really adorable art, and icons. His icons are highly affordable, only $5! Definitely grab one when you have the chance! Here is the icon he's done for me: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5283708/ Here is his half of an art trade he has done for me a long time ago: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/4390431/ Plus he has drawn me lots of gifts! Check them out: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5744163/ http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5884325 (Babyfur warning) He is a really nice guy, and he is great to talk to. Definitely commission if you love super cute stuff! torikonero Jun. 18th, 2011 05:53 am (local) Korrok 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/korrok 3. 2ish Weeks 4. I ordered a full-body traditional piece of a friend of mine. I asked her to tackle a subject she hadn't tried before (inflatable/shiny look). She sent several preliminary sketches and was more than happy to make minor corrections. The work was finished much quicker than most smaller pieces I have ever ordered, and it is in the mail on its way to me! I had an extremely pleasant experience with Korrok, and I would love to do business with her again. torikonero Jun. 18th, 2011 05:56 am (local) Zenithfoxie 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/zenithfoxie 3. 2-ish Weeks 4. I ordered a full-body portrait of a friend of mine, of his inflatable/pooltoy character (a subject I do not believe Zenithfoxie has much experience with). I gave her several pose options and let her pick what she was the most comfortable with. She sent me several preliminary sketches, and the final piece was finished very quickly. Zenithfoxie is quick, businesslike, and extremely pleasant to deal with! straychowchow Jun. 23rd, 2011 03:15 am (local) Re: Zenithfoxie Seconding this. I've commissioned zenithfoxie more times than any other artists (I have around 13 or 14 portraits, a reference sheet, and an icon by her) and every time she is sweet, pleasant, and just plain fantastic to work with. notorious_hunty Jun. 18th, 2011 07:03 am (local) Zambi 1. Zambi/Zambicandy 2. http://zambi.deviantart.com/ 3. About two weeks ago. 4. I waited so long to commission her! She happened to have still been open! I had her draw me a full-body color image of my OC, Mena Mynxxx. I explained her that I'd pay on payday, gave her references and details. Paid on Payday as promised! She sent me a sketch that wasn't quite right so I pointed them out and she fixed it no problem! She got the final piece done just yesterday! I love her portrayal of Mynxxx! When she was done, she had asked if she needed me to change her skin color, and would be willing to fix, but I told her it was fine! Her style is amazing, so I recommend commissioning her <3 http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v327/notorious_hunty/Mynxxxfinal.jpg notorious_hunty Jun. 18th, 2011 07:12 am (local) Wave-chan! 1. Wave/Irene Lee 2. http://suzuran.deviantart.com 3. 1-2 days 4. She had opened some cheap commissions including some chibis! I loved her meovel vs. catcom and Megaman Chibis so I just had to get one from her! ^_^ Communication was flawless and even got the sketch for me before I paid! Since it was a chibi, I didn't add too much detail, but forgot to ask what my character's relationship is with the canon character for a pose. I had explained it, but had no clue for a pose in particular, so I gave her some artistic freedom. There was a small error I pointed out, and she fixed it, no problem! And having done that.... http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v327/notorious_hunty/axlmynxx_col.jpg I'm really pleased with this piece, and so was she! ^_^ She had a lot of fun with it, which is what's the best part as a commissioning customer! Definitely recommend. pan_h_shiroi Jun. 18th, 2011 11:03 am (local) Kaitofenikkusu 1. Kaitofenikkusu 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/kaitofenikkusu 3. Around end of May/ beginning of June. 4. He commissioned me for a logo. Communication was fast, smooth and he was very easy to do business with. Prompt payment. I have absolutely no complaints, in fact I am pleased with how our business went. Working for him was fun. pan_h_shiroi Jun. 18th, 2011 11:07 am (local) Darkwing 1. Darkwing 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/darkwingdragon 3. Around end of May/ beginning of June. 4. He commissioned me for a stylized line art. I have absolutely no complaints, I am pleased with how our business went. Fast communication, no payment issues, working for him was fun. pan_h_shiroi Jun. 18th, 2011 11:10 am (local) tobi3B 1. tobi3B 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/tobi3b 3. Around end of May/ beginning of June. 4. He commissioned me for a flat colored digital piece. Communication was fast, smooth and he was very easy to do business with. Prompt payment, I'm very pleased how well this went. Working for him was fun. sweepshire Jun. 18th, 2011 05:15 pm (local) Re: tobi3B Seconding this! He's commissioned me for several things, from sketches to shaded pieces, and he's been a pleasure to work with every time. celestinaketzia Jun. 21st, 2011 05:17 am (local) Re: tobi3B Thirding this! He's commissioned me a few times and he is so fantastic. pan_h_shiroi Jun. 18th, 2011 11:14 am (local) northwestspiritwolf 1. northwestspiritwolf 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/northwestspiritwolf 3. Around May/June. 4. She purchased one of my originals for sale and commissioned a companion piece for it as soon as it arrived. Communication went fine, fast and uncomplicated. Fast payment, no issues at all. This was fun. korsetkoat Jun. 18th, 2011 06:13 pm (local) Samyena 1. Samyena on FA 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/samyena/ 3. Two days ago. 4. Sam is real friendly, and quick too. My commission (http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5946526) took less than an hour, as has almost anything I've commissioned her. I also have a personal preference to how she does shading, and her willingness to do strange looking creatures. hunter_san Jun. 19th, 2011 04:39 am (local) Lucareon 1. Lucareon on FA 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/lucareon 3. Last week/early June 2011 4. Commissioned me for the works (background/shading/colour/lines/ffx). Lucareon was a really polite and organised commissioner. Everything was straight-forward (used my quote query form! 10 points +), paid promptly, was really pleased with everything and just left me warm fuzzy feelings over. A+++ Will accept commissions from again ;) The absolute best point was when they encouraged me to rest after I mentioned being a day behind due to illness. mmyesidosay Jun. 20th, 2011 08:52 am (local) Vekke (had to delete previous comment due to having the wrong link in there X( ) 1. Vekke 2. http://vekke.deviantart.com 3. About a month ago 4. Her style is amazing :V Seriously, I love it to death, it makes me happy just looking at it. And shes so sweet and patient, just makes you feel welcomed, so I enjoy doing business with her :) http://www.flickr.com/photos/51631428@N05/5728594165/in/photostream mmyesidosay Jun. 20th, 2011 08:55 am (local) 1. BungleBearz 2. http://bunglebearz.deviantart.com/ 3. 2-3 weeks ago 4. Her coloring style is unique to me, and shes so dedicated to getting a great pic out once youve commissioned her. She had an injured wrist (which she let me know about before I placed the commission, and still got it out in great time. I hope your wrist gets better soon, if you read this <3 http://www.flickr.com/photos/51631428@N05/5714183769/in/photostream/ and http://www.flickr.com/photos/51631428@N05/5852455183/in/photostream mmyesidosay Jun. 20th, 2011 08:58 am (local) Arekins 1. Arekins 2. http://arekins.deviantart.com/ 3. Last week 4.It was just a quick little pixel commission, so I wasnt expecting it to turn out as fantastic as it did! It looks great, I'm incredibly impressed, and the artist was very fast and professional. Would definitely love to nab something else from here again whenever she has the time :) http://www.flickr.com/photos/51631428@N05/5853013970/in/photostream/ mmyesidosay Jun. 20th, 2011 09:03 am (local) excess-0 1. excess-0 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/excess-0/ 3. Ordered earlier in the month, and waited in a queue. It was very short, considering how much work she had, and she was so polite and sweet by apologizing for the wait, when it really wasn't bad in any manner. 4. My frist ref sheet~ :D Based on a picture or two that I gave her, and maybe a short written description, she nailed Aunburian's look perfectly. I was taken aback by how perfectly she'd gotten my gryphonchica to look! So fast too, perhaps literally over night and it was done. And the artist is an absolute sweetheart to boot. Ive never had fun having quick, tiny chats with an artist like I did with her. Especially from such an incredibly talented artist, as they can come across as a bit intimidating at times, she was just amazing, and by the end I just wanted to give her a hug. haha http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5949168 unicorn_magic Jun. 21st, 2011 04:47 pm (local) hunter_san/weavermage 1. hunter_san/weavermage 2. Her Deviantart 3. April 2011 4. I think this was the best commission experience I've had. Weavermage was very prompt in all communications and the final art was exactly what I wanted. She worked with my suggestions and was pleasant to talk to. Everything was finished ahead of schedule. I definitely recommend her! ( The lineart in this image is what I commissioned.) kayla_na Jun. 21st, 2011 06:06 pm (local) 1. PurpleKecleon 2. http://papayakitty.com/ 3. May 2011 4. I rarely commission other artists, because usually when I want something panned out on a canvas, I do it myself. However, I'm too busy with commissions atm to really produce something nice for myself. So I asked PurpleKecleon to do a Pokemon-themed picture for me. Waited for about a month, but the wait was worth it (I think she had a fairly large list anyway). Anywho, the picture she made for me was just eye-candy in all aspects. I actually found myself drawn towards the fire and the water more in the image then the characters themselves. Expensive commission, but worth every penny. Plus, she's very nice to boot. :) Picture can be found here(WARNING: NSFW): http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5910646/ straychowchow Jun. 23rd, 2011 03:21 am (local) SoulsPoison 1. SoulsPoison 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/soulspoison/ 3. June 19th, 2011 4. I haven't met many sweeter artists than Soukspoison. Not only was she very kind and prompt in her responses, the art was recieved the very next day. I highly suggest commissioning her, especially for her wonderful brush pen pieces. I may be getting another one, soon. For those curious, the finished commission: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5971188
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    May Positive Reviews 2011

    teahound May. 1st, 2011 04:29 pm (local) 1. Lolmary/Lolitsmary/Lolautumn 2. http://furaffinity.net/user/lolautumn 3. Many times over the past year! 4. Mary is always SUPER sweet and fun to work with, and really breathes life into the ideas I give her. She's a great communicator, too. <3 Edit- Examples: http://pics.livejournal.com/teahound/pic/0006qdwh http://pics.livejournal.com/teahound/pic/00077zqp http://pics.livejournal.com/teahound/pic/0007hxgx Edited at 2011-05-01 04:31 pm (local) quailbrander May. 1st, 2011 04:53 pm (local) Nanuka 1. Nanuka 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/nanuka/ 3. Quite a few times over the past year and I hoping to continue 4. Nanuka has always been professional and an awesome artist to work with. She's quick with communication and is always available for contact when I have questions. Her art is amazing quality and her turn-out rate is very reasonable. And, she's got a great knack for bringing my characters to life through her style. Examples: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5476864 http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5174636/ http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5528363/ (Could be NSFW because of some nudity. Mine are the first 4 along the top.) teahound May. 1st, 2011 05:52 pm (local) Re: Nanuka Seconding this, I got a bookmark from her recently (as well as other commissions in the past) and service from her is stellar. <3 hellebore May. 1st, 2011 04:54 pm (local) Kobraa 1. Name of the person/company you recommend. Kobraa/Kob 2. Link to their website or art page. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/kobraa 3. Approximate time period of when you did business with them. Off and on for about a year. 4. Details (Here's where you tell us why they are so awesome! What made the transaction go so well? Perhaps link to the art or suit you bought/sold if you feel like sharing. Please mark NSFW if the subject matter is adult!!) Kobraa is very efficent and detail oriented in his work. He charges very low for most of his works and keeps up great communications. His anatomy is killer and he's trying his hardest to diligently improve as an artist in general, and I believe his works show this. I would post links but these are commissions that I requested in private. huskie666 May. 1st, 2011 05:07 pm (local) Some of my fave clients include: 1. Kace 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/kcravenyote 3. Pretty regularly over the past *thinks...* 8-9 years or so? :3 4. She's easy to please and very patient and really seems to enjoy what i make for her! :D 1. Rein 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/amaterasu1 3. Also a regular for the past year or two. 4. He's really patient and also reallyreally seems to like my stuff :0 Also he gives me a great oppertunity to draw bawkbawks and has some silly ideas X'D 1. Blaze 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/blazelupine 3. Commissioned me pretty regularly for about a year n a half.. tho i do anticipate a return soonish? :3 4. I enjoy that he wants to commission me to draw Balto fanart and such :P~ Plus he also seems REALLY pleased with what i do for him. 1. Casidhe 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/casidhevixen 3. Regular client of mine for the past 3 years or so. 4. Has really cute vixen characters and all around totally nice guy <3 1. Chakat Sunset 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/sunstreak 3. Regular client for the past 3 years or so as well. 4. Supremely patient! They also give me a good excuse to draw chakitties! :D 1. Chakat Goldfur 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/goldfur 3. Longtime client and friend for the past... forever it seems o.0 4. Also super patient! And has a whole range of awesome characters - also has helped me get published in zines here n there and uses my art to illustrate his stories :3 1. SilverFoxWolf 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/silverfoxwolf 3. Regular client for the past... 6 years or something like that o.o 4. Has an awesome werewolf character, likes to pair him with my characters/fan characters, very flexible and patient client! <3 And those are my top favorite clients! n.n TREAT THEM NICE <3 sbneko May. 1st, 2011 06:27 pm (local) Ashi/Pawprintstars 1.Ashi/Pawprintstars 2.http://www.furaffinity.net/user/ashi and http://www.furaffinity.net/user/pawprintstars 3.ive been commissioning her for a couple years now, so no real timeframe. 4. I've been a huge fan of Ashi and she's a great artist to work with. Fast and reliable and if she eve does get a little slow, she keeps you in the loop. She's always ready to answer questions, doesn't get annoyed or ignore you. Her work always looks just how you wanted it, sometimes even better! I do recommend giving her artists freedom, I've always gotten the best work that way. A few commissions I've gotten from her: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5605987/ http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5597389/ http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5597083/ http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5560877/ crisis_the_hat May. 1st, 2011 08:59 pm (local) Marcusstratus 1. Marcusstratus 2. http://marcusstratus.deviantart.com/ 3. Recently for a second time within the past couple weeks, and first time last year. 4. Fair prices (and willing to work within a budget), extremely durable results, and good in communication. Haven't been disappointed yet! So far I consider them a go-to for custom steampunk apparel or like stuff. So far this is what I've gotten from them: - http://Marcusstratus.deviantart.com/art/BlazeTBW-Commission-162789650 - http://Marcusstratus.deviantart.com/art/BlazeBTW-Commission-2-206227204 torikonero May. 1st, 2011 09:04 pm (local) LimeCustard 1. LimeCustard 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/limecustard/ 3. Roughly 4/25/11 to 4/29/11 4. I commissioned LimeCustard for a colored sketch of my fursona. After giving her refs she asked for some additional anatomical details, due to my fursona being transgendered. I went into some anatomical detail and she was very accommodating. She worked extremely hard, produced extremely quickly, and was amazingly pleasant to deal with. I'm looking forward to getting more stuff from her in the future. x3 http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5638246 Finished product. tech_rex May. 2nd, 2011 12:45 am (local) 1. TrashedBat 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/trashedbat/ 3. Late December, Mid-April 2011 4. I commissioned Trashbat in December for a bug eyed and recently in April for a watercolor sketch and ATC of an old character of mine. I'm currently in the process of revamping the character, so I only had a few refs and a gist of the character in a descript. Trashedbat nailed the character and his attitude perfectly. Pic in question http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5626981 1. Slug 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/slug 3. Spring/Summer 2010 4. I commissioned Slug for a RPG sprite icon, unfortunately her list happened to be full at the time. When Slug finished her current commissions, she took the time to note me ask if I was still interested in an icon (of course I was). I adore the icon (currently I do not have a link to it). She was very professional, I have a unique icon, and I was floored that she contacted me when she was open again for icons. She definately takes her clients into consideration, and I'll be commissioning her agian. nauro_chan May. 2nd, 2011 02:14 am (local) 1. Arito 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/arito 3. Quite often over the last year or less. 4. He is a great guy and super patient. As well he brings new ideas and challenges my way often. He always seems to like what I draw for him and enjoy when I do get to work with him. Plus his main character has an amazing color combo that I love working with. 1. Rosa 2. http://adoredolt.deviantart.com/ 3. She has been getting stuff from me for the past 4-5 years now. 4. Great friends and artist, she always seems to point me in the right direction if something is wrong. Very patient and sweet, always really laid back about what is going on. I always look forward to working with her. 1. Nyth 2. http://aethanyc.deviantart.com/ 3. 2-3 or more times in the past year. 4. Ridiculously patient and no matter what I do for her she seems to love it. Super sweet and an absolute joy to work with. I look forward to working with her in the future more. 1. Fayin 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/fayin 3. 1-2 pieces in the last month or so. 4. Quickly becoming a favorite customer. Really sweet and a lot of fun to talk to during and after the commission process. Has had great ideas every single time I've worked with her as well as adorable characters. I really look forward to future business with her. Some amazing people I've worked with most have been in the last year or two. jennyhusky May. 2nd, 2011 12:31 pm (local) Kashmere 1. Kashmere 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/kashmere 3. Several pieces between 2009 and today 4. Kashmere is the nicest artist I've ever worked with. She does incredible traditional work and usually has the finished piece uploaded for you within a week or two. She is always kind or polite and does her best to capture the vision you have in mind. Youll gasp when you receive the original in the mail because the scan never truly does her art justice. She always keeps the commissioner updated on how thier piece is coming along and always always replies to notes in a timely manner. If you want an amazing piece of traditional art, she is definitely the artistto go to! http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5608905/ http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5480041/ http://www.furaffinity.net/view/3780567/ conigliomannaro May. 3rd, 2011 04:03 pm (local) polymorphicgirl 1. Polymorphicgirl 2. http://polymorphicgirl.deviantart.com/ 3. Around January or something 4. Well, I'm actually friends with her so communication was pretty prompt and smooth, but she's very professional and doesn't ask payment until she delivers the sketch. Once she gives the sketch and you give her the ok, she begins working on the inking and coloring; however, she won't obviously send you the finished piece until she gets her money, which I believe is pretty fair. I asked her two commissions, six characters of mine for characters sheets, no background or anything, and in about one month and a half she had delivered both of them, inked and colored. This is the finished product, the six kids at the bottom of the image. I am commissioning her again because from experience I know she will take a reasonable amount of time, will keep me up to date with the status of my commissions, and will produce a quality drawing for an affordable price. poizenkat May. 3rd, 2011 07:19 pm (local) Ayriea 1. Ayriea 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/ayriea 3. last week 4. http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5679465 she did an amazing job! its just adorable and she did it very quickly and was VERY willing to correct the few mistakes she made! as usual, a wonderful experience. im excited to commission her again! poizenkat May. 3rd, 2011 07:26 pm (local) 1. mushroom kitty 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/mushroomkitty 3. not too sure, probably a month ago? 4. she charges very little and had me updated right away with sketches for approval. she also was very willing to correct the mistake and they are just ADORABLE! http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5684281/ http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5684292/ http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5684295/ http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5684298/ http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5684301/ poizenkat May. 3rd, 2011 07:28 pm (local) 1. mary mouse 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/marymouse 3. less than a month ago i believe 4. Her badges are simply amazing! she was quick to reply when i asked her for updates and drew the clothes i requested her to draw on Li-Li PERFECTLY! i just cannot wait to receive my badge in the mail and wear it at cons! http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5666160/ poizenkat May. 3rd, 2011 07:34 pm (local) 1. corrie/eachom 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/corriezodori http://www.furaffinity.net/user/ eachom 3. about a month ago as well 4. this was her first time drawing babyfurs but she did an excellent job! she even gave me a little discount! http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5618278/ i also got an icon from her that was finished in just an hour after i paid! http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5652757/ poizenkat May. 3rd, 2011 07:35 pm (local) * http://www.furaffinity.net/user/eachom poizenkat May. 3rd, 2011 07:42 pm (local) 1. uyu 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/uyu 3. about a month ago as well XD 4. just about the cutest style <3 i just ADORE the piece i got from Yu and would love to commission them again! http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5591838/ i was even given a gift!! http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5625618/ poizenkat May. 3rd, 2011 07:49 pm (local) 1. eittey 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/eittey/ 3. not too sure, about a month as well i believe 4. though theres a bit of a language barrier what i wanted was completely understood and drawn VERY well and they were finished so quickly too! http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5598652/ http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5604094/ http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5604186/ http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5604274/ http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5589965/ poizenkat May. 3rd, 2011 07:56 pm (local) 1. Naoki 2. http://naoki-wolf.deviantart.com/ 3. less then a month ago 4. shes really sweet and great to work with. her chibis are ADORABLE and to be honest she charges too little for something of her work quality. http://naoki-wolf.deviantart.com/art/CA-Li-Li-205067737?q=gallery%3Anaoki-wolf%2F13198750&qo=4 http://naoki-wolf.deviantart.com/art/CA-Foxfairy-205373919?q=gallery%3Anaoki-wolf%2F13198750&qo=3 http://naoki-wolf.deviantart.com/art/CA-DKitty-205692309?q=gallery%3Anaoki-wolf%2F13198750&qo=2 http://naoki-wolf.deviantart.com/art/CA-Yoko-206135419?q=gallery%3Anaoki-wolf%2F13198750&qo=1 casteddreams May. 4th, 2011 04:53 pm (local) Vera 1. Vera 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/vera/ 3. Been about 2 years since I first started working with her. 4. Never had a problem with her, ever. Always does an absolutely wonderful job on all my characters, clearly pays attention to details. I never have to typically very wait long at all for the pieces I commission from her. She's also been very kind and easy to work with! casteddreams May. 4th, 2011 04:57 pm (local) Huskie666 1. Huskie666 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/huskie666 3. For MANY years, LOL. 8-9 years perhaps? 4. I've always ALWAYS loved working with her. Every piece I've ever gotten has been spot on and totally awesome. If there has ever been a wait, it's always been worth it. She's always very kind to me, and an absolute joy to work with. She's managed to make all my characters look wonderful. casteddreams May. 4th, 2011 05:03 pm (local) Fetalstar 1. Fetalstar 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/fetalstar & http://fetalstar.deviantart.com/ 3. Since summer of 2010, I believe. 4. I've commissioned her several times, and she's always been a joy to work with. She provides you with with progress images for each stage, which is lovely. One of the reasons I like her is her ability to draw anthros and humans, in fact I originally commissioned her for some humanoid characters the first time around. She gets things done in a very timely manner, and she's extremely kind and very easy to work with. saelethil May. 15th, 2011 11:45 pm (local) Jojo- (I hope it's alright that I'm posting this for a friend as he isn't a member but really wanted to promote this awesome commissioner) 1. Jojo- 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/jojo- 3. March 31st to now 4. Been commissioned by her several times now and she's amazing to work with. Always responds to notes promptly and she pays upfront and quickly. She gives me artistic freedom with everything (but will happily give help if asked) and doesn't require WIPs. Love her, she's a doll to work with. Most recent commission finished for her: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5749309 saelethil May. 15th, 2011 11:50 pm (local) Re: Jojo- OH, my bad. The finished commission is slightly nsfw (upper nudity) ;~; latiro May. 18th, 2011 10:43 pm (local) Chevi/Shizuworks 1. Chevi/Shizuworks 2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/chevi http://www.furaffinity.net/user/shizuworks/ (her commission account) 3. since March 2009 4. I've been an awesome repeat customer to her for a long time and she's a very pleasant person to work with or talk to. She does awesome work with numerous commissions I've paid her for, especially in her Ustream sessions. She deserves all the praise and whatnot the most recent commission I got: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5766807/ (contains some blood)