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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!
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Comments

Zaukodar
Aug. 24th, 2018 08:13 pm (UTC)
You seem to be missing the point: any future artists who read this Beware and your comments won't need your honest opinions because you've admitted to flaking out on an artist who was working in good faith for you. It won't matter why you did it or why you think you're right, since your actions alone are going to make an artist steer clear of you.

You'd also be wise to stop trying to defend yourself here and elsewhere like you're a victim being "witch hunted" or "defamed." The information presented, by your admission, is true. Warning people to steer clear of you for something you say you did is only good sense.

If you want to make things right and salvage your good name, you need to pay the artist fairly for their time. If you're genuinely unsatisfied with the results you're in your right to not seek that artist out again, but that is no excuse to leave them hanging like that.

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