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I just wanted to reflect to the community on a artist I have been waiting for a commission since Oct of 2005. I understand art takes time, but the last time she has replyed to a e-mail of mine was in Mon, 5 Dec 2005. This artist has been active on her website, and I e-mailed her on her new/old e-mail address. Would anyone mind telling me if there is any other option I can take. The artist I am talking on behalf of is Oakpaw. The last e-mail included a VERY rough sketch but that is all I have had since :( I already paid her for this in Oct of 05 also. Any help/suggestions would be great.

~Glowstickk

Edit: Thanks to fiercereaper I got in e-mailed her on her website e-mail and got a prompt reply. Lets see how it goes from there.
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wereblood
Apr. 5th, 2007 09:50 pm (UTC)
Oakpaw tends to not be online a lot, and last I heard she wasn't drawing anthros anymore. This is no excuse, though. I know the e-mail for her website is oakpawart@yahoo.com. If she dosn't respond promptly send several e-mails, and maybe asking for a refund is the best way to go. I'm pretty damn sure she works with computers, so it's not like she dosn't have online access. She should be e-mailing you, I don't know why she isn't.

She used to have an AIM and YIM but I don't know them anymore. Maybe someone here will. Good luck, I hope you get your art or money!

Joy
glowstickk
Apr. 5th, 2007 10:12 pm (UTC)
Hey you! I haven't forgotten your icon, its still getting worked on!
likeshine
Apr. 5th, 2007 09:57 pm (UTC)

oakpaw, i haven't heard about her in like years... O_O

good luck!
fiercereaper
Apr. 5th, 2007 10:04 pm (UTC)
http://www.itsafarwalk.com/ This is her new website, with new email. Try that, maybe you'll get a response, hopefully.
kassichu
Apr. 5th, 2007 10:29 pm (UTC)
Good luck getting her to remember you. 2005?!
stitchedlamb
Apr. 6th, 2007 06:39 am (UTC)
Oh wow. My Illustration professor had mentioned her to me a while ago, as she went to my college. I wasn't aware she was well known in the anthro/furry community though, as I hadn't heard of her since then.

Regardless, I'm glad you got in touch with her. I'm assuming since she responded to you fast she'd be willing to rectify the situation, which is a good sign. Good luck.
nerdlover
Apr. 6th, 2007 07:57 am (UTC)
Mm good luck to you I commissioned her in 2004 and was unsatisfied with what she gave me. I hope you have a better experience.
seawolf_1
Jan. 7th, 2008 02:11 am (UTC)
Oakpaw art , or lack of
I also tried a commission with Oakpaw. One, a long time ago, went fairly well. I commissioned her again in Feb of 2005. Sent her an advance payment of $115.00 for, and it was noted without question, a 16X19 piece of artwork on Bristol paper. A sketch was sent around April, which I ok'd. The art was to be done before Anthrocon and was to be an anniversary present. This she was told several times. By the end of June, nothing had been done and a lot of excuses as to why. More and more time went by and more and more excuses. Finally after more than a year, she sent me a finished drawing .. that was only 8 1/2 X 11 1/2! I told her right away about the error. She apologized and said she would re-do it. More emails, stalling and excuses and finally, at the end of 2006 I get a picture that was 16 X 11 on plain white paper. I sent it back to her and at that point requested a refund. I did offer to pay her some for the smaller piece of artwork that was at least on the Bristol paper. I have got some of the money back and none of it willingly. I have had to email over and over and pry every little payment from her. She still owes me $20 and has not bothered to answer any emails at all since Nov 16th. Her email addresses are jenna@itsafarwalk.com and celticbonfires@yahoo.com. She is active on her own blog site and I'm tempted to publicly post on there for her and all her new (and unsuspecting) friends to see. Does anyone have any other suggestions?
glowstickk
Jan. 7th, 2008 03:31 am (UTC)
Re: Oakpaw art , or lack of
I have concidered posting it in her blog as its a buisness webpage. They need to know that she seems to disappear alot. I e-mailed her sometime in the beginning of Oct. this year, and recieved a e-mail in Nov. of

"yes lets finish it before chrsitmas

please send meyour updated address"

Well I sent her it, and guess what, its still not here. And what is up with the "Yes lets finish it before Christmas" I mean, this should have been done LONG before then. I mean...Oct of 05, and its now Jan of 08! Seriously :(
seawolf_1
Jan. 7th, 2008 09:23 pm (UTC)
Re: Oakpaw art , or lack of
I did actually post this on her blog page yesterday. Maybe it will be the only way to get something moving. My issue has gone on for years. Maybe if others post to her blog page as well it might acieve something. The page is at http://www.itsafarwalk.blogspot.com/ (the page works with IE but not Firefox) She can always elect to remove the posts I'd imagine. But enough is enough and others need to see the unfinished business that's been left behind. :( So sad to see an artist do this to people. I would like other commissions from different artists, but now have an issue trusting anyone to do the work. I paid her in advance for work unseen and went without a few things to be able to send the money too. For that, have been pretty much stuffed into a dark back corner and left to gather dust.
seawolf_1
Jan. 7th, 2008 10:17 pm (UTC)
Re: Oakpaw art , or lack of
Seems that this is what it took. Oakpaw squared her account with me. Lots of apologies ... but, geeez, this never should have taken years to finalise anyway. Posting to the blog site might be the answer. Good luck all.
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kayla_la
Aug. 2nd, 2016 09:48 pm (UTC)
Hi! Please note that we try to keep legal names out of posts (even though this is a very, very old post..) so I will be screening this. I am also a little unsure of the relevance of the website you linked.

Edited at 2016-08-02 09:49 pm (UTC)
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kayla_la
Aug. 2nd, 2016 09:58 pm (UTC)
MOD COMMENT
Let me rephrase: I took a look at the site, and I don't know how it's related. You presented it without context, so I don't know what it's for.

I'll have to screen this as well, as you still have the legal name in your subject line.

Also, please do not delete comments, that is against our rules. It was screened, and should have simply been left alone. Please read our rules here before participating further: http://artists-beware.livejournal.com/profile
kayla_la
Aug. 2nd, 2016 10:00 pm (UTC)
Re: MOD COMMENT
As you have decided to simply delete both comments, I will be enacting rule 1b and suspending you for the constant rule-breaking. Please make sure you read and respect our rules before returning.

Edited at 2016-08-02 10:00 pm (UTC)
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