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unpaid reference sheet

WHO: Rayd / Hytyle / Aprilycan

WHERE: fur affinity

WHAT: reference sheet

WHEN: July 21 to yesterday morning

EXPLAIN: user posted to FA forums in search of an artist for making a reference sheet. we agreed that I would be paid 60 during the process and remaining 40 upon completion. since being around 60% of the way through, I have been asking for partial payment; user has in response, acted like a victim by me asking for payment, suddenly reversing the affirming that my style works for them, that they like what I'm making, and claiming they hate it and therefore don't need to pay me. they have even said i'm witch hunting them, which is hilarious! since I've given up being paid the rent money i still need and have moved on to simply wanting to warn other people that this person is insincere and dishonest in their dealings.

at first it seemed like a good fit.
I gave them a choice of pose and got started.
I asked them for feedback about the quality of linework and style.
I started in on color and texture, adjusting when they had feedback, but the word "perfect" was thrown around a lot.
Created multiple versions for comparison and customer design choice.
Started in on the extra offers I included - poses with his outfit, offers to illustrate him using magic. Things people usually don't include in one reference sheet package.
Around this time I started asking for payment and realized they most likely weren't planning on paying me.
making a personal post to vent about what happened, they comment to harass me, while blocking me, meaning I technically can't reply to their weird victim posing.

all said, I think some people are just best avoided at times. I don't know what's going on with this person, but I'd glad a platform exists to warn fellow artists. am I sad? yes. can I pay the rent without this income? not yet. am I going to waste my time harassing this person like they're harassing me? definitely not. but now I know I can check for names here if someone I'm working for seems fishy, and hope everyone stays safe out there.
Artist's beware has moved!
Do NOT repost your old bewares. They are being archived.


Aug. 24th, 2018 07:23 pm (UTC)
beware well needed seriously. was there missteps? yeah, but the commissioner should have really went 'hey i'm not liking this can we cancel' and be refunded for the amount that was NOT done. artist gets paid for what they've done and buyer can go find someone else.

this entire thing sounds like they're trying to get the work for free via the old 'oh I don't like it but its basically done, btw can i get all my money back never mind i was paying you for this service.'

its like hiring a roofer to roof your place, decide when is basically done that you don't like it and demand that they pay you back for it all while leaving the roof on.

hytyle doesn't seem like they want any solution that isn't them getting their money back and robbing the artist of the amount owed for the work done. and they're going so far as to make sure their seen as the victim.
Aug. 24th, 2018 07:25 pm (UTC)
The client never paid, so in essence they left the artist high and dry despite the sheet being nearly done.
Aug. 30th, 2018 10:14 pm (UTC)
ah i think i misread that some money had been paid somewhere in the mess of this situation thanks for clarifying
Aug. 24th, 2018 07:49 pm (UTC)
Also the final reply of his on here, as well as the comments on his thread on the FA forums are really not helping in his case especially those replies.

I'm sorry that the artist hard work was entirely wasted by him he could have solved this and be the better person.


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