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Unpaid commission. (NSFW)

My artist friends have all spoken to me about this guy. He has a humanoid character that has a habit of sleeping with some "unique" women. One of which he "commissioned" me to draw. Granted I took about a few weeks more than I'd like to finish it to "satisfactory" so that I could show him and so that he could approve it... so i sent him a copy in a fairly small resolution.

He approved of it and said he would send the money order in the mail (he lives in the united states). I trusted him with my home address.

A month passes, we exchange emails about it, I get nothing in the mail. He keeps making excuses blaming it on the post office, blaming it on everything else. He promises to send the money order again.

Three months later, still no money. I put the commission away on the back burner. I close commissions because I'm just too angry to be interested in it.
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Nov. 4th, 2007 06:19 pm (UTC)
Uh, posting the picture to this community wasn't necessary, just a warning about that guy and that he's a flake. x_x
Nov. 4th, 2007 06:22 pm (UTC)
why post the image??
Nov. 4th, 2007 06:23 pm (UTC)
I can't unsee it :(
Nov. 4th, 2007 06:55 pm (UTC)
Me neither :'(
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Nov. 5th, 2007 04:19 am (UTC)
It has been like, four months. And I completed it even before then.

You can make all the calls and judgements you like about my behavior. It does not change the fact that he has been tardy on his payment.

Look, this is the last person I would want to call out for nonpayment. But money is tight and I don't enjoy getting screwed by people I don't know, contrary to what you may have heard.
Nov. 4th, 2007 06:34 pm (UTC)
Live and learn. Recieve payment first. Thought it was just common sense?=\
Nov. 4th, 2007 07:13 pm (UTC)
Surely in the reverse of things that just leaves you open to having your money taken with nothing to show for it? What is the artist is the unscrupulous one?

'Common sence', IMHO, would be to go half and half both ways. Half the work = half the cash, and when the work is complete you get the rest of the money. That way you don't waste all your energy on a finished final piece only to find you get no money. at the same time the comissioner only looses half the money if they get duped, if any, not the full amount.
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Nov. 4th, 2007 06:44 pm (UTC)
Just a related, yet unrelated thing to point out, but sometimes a late payment[via mail] can be late due to bad postage; I once waited four months for my commission money to arrive and I wanted to assume that my commissioner had just gipped me, but I got the payment, the postal date matching when the commissioner had told me he sent the payment. =/

On topic: It sucks that the guy didn't pay you, but did you really have to post the image?
Nov. 4th, 2007 07:25 pm (UTC)
I want to second this. This has happened to me both for payment AND mailed original art.
Nov. 4th, 2007 07:40 pm (UTC)
why did you post it.

i was eating.
Nov. 4th, 2007 09:15 pm (UTC)
*shrugs* I'm still eating. XD Very little phases me now and I'm grateful for it.
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Nov. 4th, 2007 09:53 pm (UTC)
lol cyclops.
Nov. 5th, 2007 03:05 am (UTC)
I think this is my favourite artists_beware post ever.
Nov. 5th, 2007 08:39 am (UTC)
Haha, I'm totally not seeing the image. Win :D
Nov. 5th, 2007 02:22 pm (UTC)
Lucky XD
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