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I feel bad doing this but here goes...

OK this is my first post here, but i felt it was about time I mentioned this one in case other people have had problems with her...

On Deviantart there is an artist called 'Otakukitty', (http://otakukitty.deviantart.com) who about 8 months ago was wanting to have someone buy her a print account there ($25) in exchange for a picture drawn by herself...

It seemed easy enough and later that day on DA notes we confirmed what i wanted (a chibi version of my character Tempest) and that I would pay for the account before she started, so that afternoon i did so and all was OK...

2 months passed without any sign of an update, DA note, sketch, let alone the finished picture, so I asked what was happening, a week later she informed me that she would get to it soon and that she usually didn't take that long...

Again another month passed and I sent her a note asking if she actually was going to do anything, resigning myself to thinking that it was a lost cause already.

The next day she replied telling me the lineart was done and sent me the link, which was fine and what I wanted, so I confirmed it with her and told her to go ahead with colouring it and such... she said it would take a few days...

2 months later, still nothing on her Deviantart page and no replies to my notes confirming everything was ok or if she was done... so i sent another reminder asking what had happened...

It's been another month since i sent that note, so today I sent one more hoping that she'd reply at least and let me know why it would take 3 months to colour a picture when the lineart was completed...

I'm hoping that she'll at least finish it soon; but the way it's been handled has led me to post here to warn anyone else who may be thinking of commissioning her in the future...

It's actually tempting to colour it myself, post it on Deviantart and go "thanks, but no thanks", although I'm not one to hold grudges and would rather just count my losses and forget about it now.
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neolucky
Oct. 18th, 2006 07:34 pm (UTC)
I've seen her art before and I was a little surprised to see her up here actually.

I think what may have been her mentality is that since you paid for her print account and not paid her directly, that she could take however long as she wanted. Did you specify a set deadline at all? That could also be a reason why she's being so lethargic about it.

I see that on her page she says she's having art block so maybe thats having something to do with it? in anycase, just continue to note her about it. Or heck just ask somone else (Or yourself) to color it. She at least got the lineart finished, and should finish the coloring as well since you asked for only a chibi and not a full size picture.

Sorry to hear about this, and print accounts are enarly useless so it was a waste =/

notveryathletic
Oct. 18th, 2006 07:39 pm (UTC)
Well generally when she started going "i'll finish it asap" or "i'll finish colouring it in a few days" i thought that was a resonable deadline target... as for the art block she already did the lineart, but the colouring to take 3 months because of art block is hard to work out, it's not even complex in terms of colours (mainly black fur and blue jeans) so yes I could colour it but really if you pay for something you should get what was agreed on...

Thanks though, I'll just have to be more careful in the future...
razerz
Oct. 18th, 2006 07:56 pm (UTC)
Ahw im sorry, Ive seen you commissioning people before and know you are patient and friendly and lalala. :/
Im interested to see what she will say to the most recent note, though.
notveryathletic
Oct. 18th, 2006 08:01 pm (UTC)
Thanks =3
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