With regard to my last journal, I have decided that it might be wise to name the artist to avoid - I also do this, as a plea to others who have commissioned her, as I have a plan of action that we can all take to move forward with this case.
I do not want anyone to harass this person. We're all adults and better than that, she is already hiding from dA, and seeing loads of aggression on her page will definitely not encourage her to come back - those concerned have already left her multiple comments requesting responses and are gathering to discuss options - I do not want any mobs bashing her, we're handling this maturely.
The artist in question is
- please avoid commissioning her at all costs. Also take note of her style, and if you ever happen to notice anything that looks very much like it may be her under a different username, think carefully about commissioning that person as it *may* be her (though not 100% certain, so use discretion)
To those concerned
If by any chance, you have commissioned this person, or know of someone who has, and HAS NOT
received their promised art and has paid using PAYPAL
- please direct them to this journal, where I will inform them of the plan of action we can take as a group of people.
I will be noting a few people who I know have commissioned this person already.
To anyone who knows this person
If you know this person as a friend, or in real life, please try to convince her to come back online to settle this like a professional.
Despite having angered so many people, all most of us just want is a refund - by this stage I think we all know we're not getting our art, and if she has a shred of decency and shame left in her, then she'll do the right thing and face her obligations like a responsible adult.
Read this to find out what you can do to protect yourself as a buyer or seller (includes links to other useful journals too)
Don't stand for itThis isn't a happy journal, so if you don't want to hear moderate whining, please don't read.
I am going to try and make this as factual as possible, even though my patience ran out a long time ago with regard to this particular issue.
I'm not asking for sympathy or mobs or whatever, I'm trying to stop this happening to someone else
What prompted this journal
Last June, I commissioned an artist on dA for three pictures that were intended as gifts. Since then, my experience with this particular "artist" has seriously soured my view on commissions.
Thankfully, all other commission experiences on here have been great, but this single one, has now made me realise that we, as buyers, need to be smart, and know our rights. Remember to protect yourself against fraud.
I see so many advice journals about "knowing your rights as an artist", but what about the buyer? We don't deserve to be treated like shit just because the artist has work that m