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September positive reviews!

Either as an artist or a commissioner, share your positive commission experience with us! Recomend artists, customers, and companies(as long as it's relevant to artists, ex. fursuit making teams, printers, etc.) by sharing a few lines on what made your experience memorable. Whether their professionalism was above and beyond, communication was a breeze, or payment was prompt and painless- spread the word here!

To help keep things organized, please follow this simple form:
1. Name of the person you recommend (please also put this in the subject of your comment):
2. Link to person's website or art page:
3. Approximate time period of when you did business with this person:
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!)
If you have multiple people to recommend, please put them in separate comments to keep things organized.

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pastelpirate
Sep. 1st, 2016 08:19 pm (UTC)
CLDrawsThings/CartoonyAfterDark/cartoonlion
Name of the person you recommend: CLDrawsThings / CartoonyAfterDark / cartoonlion

Link to person's website or art page: http://www.cldrawsthings.tumblr.com (SFW Tumblr), http://www.cartoonyafterdark.tumblr.com (NSFW Tumblr), http://www.furaffinity.net/user/cartoonlion (NSFW FA)

Approximate time period of when you did business with this person: Paid August 25th, 2016 - Received Commission Same Day

Details: This commission went very smoothly! I sent CL the commission details, paid them, and received the commission within a few hours. I was impressed with the fast turnaround time and the quality of the completed commission! (I've also commissioned them twice before with equally nice results.)

Completed Commission: http://cldrawsthings.tumblr.com/post/149437545570/gemsona-bloodstone-for-a-commissioner
pastelpirate
Sep. 1st, 2016 08:24 pm (UTC)
Karaboos
Name of the person you recommend: Karaboos
Link to the person's website or art page: http://www.karaboos.tumblr.com
Approximate time period of when you did business with this person: Paid September 1st, 2016 - Received Commission Same Day
Details: This is the fourth time I've commissioned Karaboos with excellent results. I ordered a simple commission from them and it was streamed and completed within two hours of payment. Their work ethic is very impressive and their turnaround time is usually within two weeks.

Completed Commission: http://sta.sh/018u8kxcxx3t
starcharmer
Sep. 1st, 2016 11:47 pm (UTC)
CoyotePrince
1. CoyotePrince, a SFW only artist
2. https://www.furaffinity.net/user/coyoteprince/
3. July-August [more detail to follow]
4. I commissioned CoyotePrince once before, last Halloween, and was very impressed with their turnaround time and communication abilities. This time was no different!

Jul 1st - Contacted them for a quote for two connecting icons and was put on a waiting list, so I started saving up!
Aug 3rd - I was contacted and asked if I was still interested in a commission. I said yes, but I still needed to finish up a small reference for my boyfriend's character. They said no problem and put me in the queue, in the "on hold" section. [They have a Trello that they update constantly so it's really easy to see where they are in the queue and how quickly things are moving.]
Aug 4th - I was invoiced and paid the same day.
Aug 6th - I finished the reference and sent it over. I was contacted the next day to inform me they do not work weekends [which I was already aware of, so I wasn't even expecting a reply until the following Monday!] I was also moved to the front of the Trello queue at this time.
Aug 8th [Monday] - Sketches were complete! I asked for a minor change.
Aug 9th - I was shown the inks and flat colors. I asked for a minor color change [which may not have been necessary since they do paintovers and may have been planning to add what I asked for near the end of the process].
Aug 10th - I was delivered the finished icons.

I had asked for a foggy/smokey atmosphere and for the icons to connect, but to also be able to be used separately since I wanted to use them on sites where the connection wouldn't be apparent. I didn't want like, half a heart on my icon or something. Otherwise, I gave them free reign on expression and such and they made sure to include everything I asked for while also adding their own flair.

My icons are the top two: https://www.furaffinity.net/view/20813454/

The icons at the end were perfect and only took 3 days from the start of the sketch to the finished product [I have no doubt they would have been done faster if they hadn't had had to wait for my responses]. All other communications went smoothly and quickly as well, I don't think I ever waited more than a day for a response, even during their days off.
I was shown every stage of the process, they were very amenable to making changes, and always very polite and professional. They make sure to keep their commissioners updated and happy.

TL;DR: Highly recommended. I literally have nothing bad to say about this artist or their process.

Just to add as a fun detail, this artist draws and paints digitally using a mouse. They do not use a tablet. They even posted an FYI/semi-tutorial on their drawing process which I found really interesting!
They're also very skilled at sculpting and are working on starting a fragrance/body products business with their artwork on labels, etc. They're even tossing around the idea of doing custom scented badges and stuff like that, so if you're not looking for someone to commission for digital art, but like watching people who are into creating more physical items, this is a good person to watch. :) They really deserve more exposure.
kayliimae
Sep. 2nd, 2016 03:10 am (UTC)
Nim-Nim
1. Nim-Nim
2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/nim-nim
3. June 2016 (though I've been commissioning her for a couple of years now and have several pieces)
4. http://www.furaffinity.net/view/20182600/ - finished piece!
Nim's worth ethic is very professional - easy to contact, responds quickly, usually goes above and beyond with adding details (which is why I always tip!), and she never makes you wait on a piece. I've never had a time where I had to wait days to get a response back, and she usually finishes the commission within a week. Service, quality, and price are all top notch :)
kellserskr
Sep. 6th, 2016 02:57 pm (UTC)
Pastribelle
Who: Pastribelle
http://pastribelle.deviantart.com (previously PetitePastry)

When: 9th August 2016

Finished piece: http://sta.sh/026zswuuzoen

Pastribelle was an absolute pleasure to commission, all commissioners were notified when she would be gone for a few days, and ensured all commissioners that the commissions would be worked on despite her being offline for a few days. I didn't actually have a character of my own to commission her for at this time, so I queried if she could design a character for me - a free design. She added an extra few dollars onto my commission and even changed the style of the commission slightly (her 'Starfruit' commission style usually had cute lingerie on the characters, although she designed an outfit for me too!) and took my commission. She was so so accommodating, even when I realised PayPal.me isn't in Ireland yet, (So I couldn't use it) she said it was no problem and I paid in points instead. She worked so quickly and updated me regularly, with pose sketch, lineart and flat colour, and the finished commission, and even streamed part of my commission too!

She is so polite and an absolute pleasure to commission, prices, quality, style, and general work ethic are amazing and I would be so happy to commission her again! She answered all of my questions and accommodated everything I needed.

Definitely would commission again and would definitely recommend! <3

Kellie x
demons_haven101
Sep. 8th, 2016 11:53 am (UTC)
N3sting3yes Studios
FA: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/n3sting3yes/
Website: http://nesting-eyes-studio.wixsite.com/n3sting3yes
FB: https://www.facebook.com/n3sting3yes/

Approx Time: I've had various things done by them over the last few months and a couple things that are in the process of getting finished!

Details: Everything that this artist as done for me has turned out wonderful! They are super nice to work with, friendly, and they manage their time relatively well compared to some artists. They can occasionally be slow, but they are constant with communication. (The only reason they are slow with some of my stuff is because I keep throwing other work at them. Ha.) They also frequently work in stream, so any WIP you'd like to see can be approved of immediately. His attention to detail and getting things just right is exquisite! All my links are FA and SFW, and he has many more examples and pricing on his web page!

Completed Commissions: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/20929347/

http://www.furaffinity.net/view/20928195/

http://www.furaffinity.net/view/20927602/
slinkslowdown
Sep. 13th, 2016 10:09 pm (UTC)
AethonGryphon
Name of the person you recommend: AethonGryphon
Link to person's website or art page: http://aethongryphon.deviantart.com/
Approximate time period of when you did business with this person: August-September 2016.
Details: I was in need of a reference for my character Duke and saw that they were open for decently-priced, well-done reference sheets. Ordered a single-view ref.

I asked for a slight change to the final ref [just moved two markings slightly] and it was done quickly. Very happy with the finished piece!

Finished SFW piece: http://aethongryphon.deviantart.com/art/We-Rise-634018727
slinkslowdown
Sep. 17th, 2016 11:03 pm (UTC)
kemonos
Name of the person you recommend: kemonos
Link to person's website or art page: https://www.furaffinity.net/user/kemonos/
Approximate time period of when you did business with this person: September 16th-September 17th, 2016.
Details: I saw a journal advertising $16 colored sketches and grabbed a slot.

The artist was fast in their responses, very personable, and it was nice to see they genuinely loved bringing my idea to life!

I was given a WIP sketch, approved it, and when I woke up today I had the finished piece. :)

Finished NSFW piece: https://www.furaffinity.net/view/21172700/
crazy_onna
Sep. 18th, 2016 12:12 pm (UTC)
Kipper
1. Kipper (Maggie)
2. http://dappercap.tumblr.com/
3. Yesterday. XD
4. Finished commission: http://dappercap.tumblr.com/post/150567600084/digital-chibi-commission-for-kinetic-duet-of

I commissioned her for a digital chibi. She was friendly and upbeat. Flexible and gave me a chance to ask for any alterations. Also sent me a high quality finished image, which was awesome! Even said my character was fun to pose. Would work with her again!
slinkslowdown
Sep. 22nd, 2016 12:37 pm (UTC)
Volvom
Name of the person you recommend: Volvom
Link to person's website or art page: https://www.furaffinity.net/user/volvom/
Approximate time period of when you did business with this person: August-September, 2016.
Details: I saw a cute YCH pose for sale and grabbed a slot.

Artist had to take a brief break from art due to personal reasons, but was extremely transparent about it and kept everyone up-to-date on the situation, which only lasted a few weeks.

Great communication, and the finished art is just lovely.

Finished SFW piece: https://www.furaffinity.net/full/21216370/
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