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ARTIST BEWARE DENIMLION/BEHEM0TH

Hello! I am going to post artists bewares everywhere now that it is confirmed that they are avoiding all contact even though it was already expected/confirmed this just pushed it.
They blocked me on their new deviantART 6/6/2018. If they see this I do apologize for my friend they get very protective of me and I assure you, I did not want them to message you with the creation of my beware. I simply did not want anyone to get scammed by you again.

Another thing I thought I would mention is someone else was attempting to contact them as they were going to make this person a fursuit but yet again they ran with the money. If they put out a beware I will link it in the comments.
Everything occured on facebook but after mutliple declines due to it I'm just going to leave that out upon request of the moderator!

Feel free to contact me for any more information if needed I don't have everything I may need (initial comment for commission) but I do have our conversation which I will include in the folder.

Back in 2016 on December 17th he had posted about making felt plush commissions I decided to commission them as I had seen them posting stuff and I had previously bought adopts from them so I assumed they were trust worthy. Since then they have given excuses and no updates. I have had to contact them for any information and even then they would not give a WIP even though they said they had previously worked on it. They later deactivated their facebook and did not notify me of this nor given any form of communication. I had to look through google to find any contact other than their paypal email which may or may not be active still. I have seen they are active (see below) and have been multiple times so they cannot say they were not online. They have not messaged me, replied, or any form of contact since March 26th 2017. Paypal will not help me get my money back so if anyone has any suggestions please let me know.

Who: Shitfacedlion/Behem0th on Furaffinity, DenimLion/theBEHEM0TH on Deviantart, BEHEM0TH on Toyhouse
Commissioned: December 17th 2016 https://sta.sh/020cbj2jyyft
Conversation: https://sta.sh/0co3hum86z4 https://sta.sh/012v08d59th3 https://sta.sh/0vw07r4phov https://sta.sh/0bd67x3offd https://sta.sh/01x077s0e99 https://sta.sh/01vbka3sbfab
Attempts to contact/proof of activity: https://sta.sh/0213sy7grbsq https://sta.sh/04vxy4a9roe https://sta.sh/01fwzzes025i
blocked proof: https://sta.sh/08ybxavbjac
Link to all of the proof: https://sta.sh/22d3qn05rz9l
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Beware: Spodur/Milkymelty

Who: Spodur/Spoder/Milkymelty

Where: Spodur on DA, Milkymelty on Instagram, Their Online Shop, their Toyhou.se.

When: 2016-Present

Explain: Spodur opened up holiday customs for their closed species Skullieds on around December 10th, 2016. On that day, I commented with custom details and claimed a slot, and sent the 10USD for the base custom price. Soon after, Spodur's tablet malfunctioned and they were unable to do much for the month of December. In January, Spodur announced they had acquired a Cintiq and would resume work on customs shortly. Eager to see the finished product, I decided to hold off on messaging them for a while. Radio silence ensued with Spodur submitting a few things here and there well into September when they stopped mentioning working on owed art entirely. I finally sent them a note over DA on December 10th of 2017, a full year after I initially ordered. They read the note and did not respond, and have still not responded as of this writing. Spodur made an update on January 14th of this year saying they would be working on owed Skullied but as mentioned before, I have not heard anything about my owed custom. 

Proof: All proof is here https://sta.sh/22f2jcwcjb03

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Moderator Repost: BabushkaVatman

Mod Note: This is a repost from the archives as the original text was lost when the user was suspended.

Original Poster Name: tythius

Date of Post: 2018-05-10 19:34

Link to Original Post: https://artists-beware.livejournal.com/993878.html

Link to Screengrab of Post: https://www.dropbox.com/s/je36tju55wjolm3/BabushkaVatman.png?dl=0

Tags on Post: beware, artist-BabushkaVatman
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Moderator Repost: Hanabichu

Mod Note: This is a repost from the archives as the original text was lost when the user was suspended.

Original Poster Name: tythius

Date of Post: 2018-05-30 21:41

Link to Original Post: https://artists-beware.livejournal.com/997124.html

Link to Screengrab of Post: https://imgur.com/Fq6Tdrz

Tags on Post: artist-hanabichu/lumibug, beware
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Moderator Repost: ToasterKiwi

Mod note: This is a repost from the archives as the original text was lost due to user suspension. The user has confirmed that this has since been resolved to their satisfaction.

Original Poster Name: tythius

Date of Post: 2018-05-30 23:27

Link to Original Post: https://artists-beware.livejournal.com/997512.html

Link to Screengrab of Post: https://imgur.com/6yLmsaq

Tags on Post: artist-toasterkiwi, beware
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Recently, I opened for a batch of bust and waist-up commissions.

One client who submitted an order form stated that they would e-mail me their reference images after securing the slot, which is perfectly fine. When I contacted this client afterwards, he told me that he is a trans man and was looking to get a waist-up illustration of himself after his eventual top surgery. That is something I 100% support and would be happy to do for him.

However, when I asked for reference images, he stated that of the few selfies he felt comfortable sharing was of himself topless - again, he has yet to have any surgical procedures done. This makes sense to me as reference material, since it would give me a better idea of his body type, proportions and any scars or tattoos, but I'm pretty certain it would still legally be considered NSFW/18+ material.

As it stands, I think I'm going to tell him that if he can provide proof that he is above the age of 18 (a scan of his driver's license or state ID card with other private information censored, or similar), a nude photo would be no issue for me.

I'd like to get the input of other artists, however - for the past 5 years or so I've been strictly a clean artist; I never draw pornography but I have drawn tasteful nudes, both for clients and for myself. But since I do almost entirely draw clothed characters, the vast majority of my reference material from clients are also fully-clothed. I feel a little out of my element here. 

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Artists Beware: JaktheDrox

 WHO: JaktheDrox, Jakkal, Jakkalopehttp://www.furaffinity.net/user/jakthedrox/ [WARNING, NSFW]

WHERE: Telegram, Furaffinity

WHAT: Fully colored digital commission, NSFW theme.

WHEN: August 16th, 2017. Payment Sent August 23rd.On October 1st was when I felt that something wasn't quite right.I have commissioned this artist before, and when my roommate (who is close friends with the artist) had told me he was opening for commissions that fell within my interests, I jumped at the opportunity. I shot him a message on Telegram to reserve a slot (Screenshots of first contact logs), and then on August 23rd, I sent payment for this commission (Screenshots of communication with artist, Screenshot of proof of purchase). My roommate had told me he worked slow, so I waited until October before sending him a message regarding the status of my commission, since I knew there was also a queue ahead of me. (Screenshot of October logs).

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ArtistsBeware: undeadromance

WHO:
undeadromance, cosmic paw creations

WHERE:
https://www.furaffinity.net/user/undeadromance

WHAT:
Digital Art

WHEN:
Ych was bought August 29, 2017. A request for info was sent February 6, 2018. No reply was gotten.

EXPLAIN:
End of August 2017 I got myself the YCH. Everything went well at first, the artist seemed to like my character and couldn't wait to get to drawing him.
In the middle of December I asked on the original YCH submission (see proof) for an update, 2 months later I sent a request in a note. I never got a reply.
Three days after it a journal was made with many excuses, but the note remained without reply to this day.

PROOF:
Original YCH submission (Screengrab) (Older screengrab that lacks the newest comment but includes the price) (NSFW)
Paypal:

Note: "Cosmic Paw Creations" is not stated directly on the userpage, but each journal has a footer with it.
Latest note that was never answered and never read:

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ArtistsBeware: Storych

WHO:
Storych

WHERE:
https://www.furaffinity.net/user/storych/

WHAT:
Digital Art (comic)

WHEN:
Payment was end of december 2016. First page was finished Mar 31st, 2017. No more surfaced.

EXPLAIN:
Back when it started, co-commissioners and myself bid on this comic ych for a cummulative of $240 ($80 each)
After a rather long time, the finished first page (of four) was uploaded with the promise of one additional page each day. None ever came.
On June 6 2016, the artist wrote about how it would take a bit longer. That was the last message me or the other customers got.

PROOF:
Screengrab of the original YCH, now deleted (NSFW)
Paypal:

First Page finished, notice the comments which were me and the others asking for info: https://www.furaffinity.net/view/23066445/ (Screengrab)

Notes were exchanged, but never a "I got it" after the invoice link (neither to me nor the others) so screenshots of them wouldn't be of much worth, but can be supplied.

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