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Do not work with DredWalker

I was commissioned to do some character work for a person called DredWalker on Deviantart. Everything seemed ok when we both agreed to work on his commission piece. So DredWalker said he would send me the first money order in the mail. Which was fine with me so I waited for the money order because I know it's takes about a week to come in the snail mail. First week nothing ok that's fine I can wait, second week nothing ok myabe the mail is slow, third week I e-mailed him back letting him know that I did not get his first money order and that I wouldn't start his project without him making the first payment.  I was charging him a $100 for one human character and one animal character. Our agreement was half up front and the rest of the money when the commissions was done. I'd post the image in my gallery with a water mark and an extra graphic because I knew water marks could be removed.

So he says ok and that it must have gotten lost in the mail, I say that's fine stop payment on that one and just send me other one when you get the money. After that 3 days later I finally got the first money order and  I started on the sketches them showed it to him he approved, then I moved on to the flat colors and he approved of that. Afterwards I would post each piece step by step in my gallery just in case he wanted changes. By the third stage he asked me to make a few changes which I did and it took me an two days. Working with DredWalker seemed to be going well. Here's the link with DredWalker saying he likes what going on so far and said he sent me an e-mail. In the e-mail he did ask for a few changes which I did.

However there was a problem at the end where I asked him to pay me the remaining $50 because I was finished with his commission.   DredWalker said he'd pay me by the end of the week with a personal check, I had to remind him that I didn't take personal checks again I gave him the reason why. Then I got another e-mail from him saying he wanted to see the final image. I didn't think much of it I sent him the final image with a water mark and extra graphic. As I stated here in my journal which I linked him to in our first e-mails back and forth.http://ebony-chan.deviantart.com/journal/14463671/

Then I got another e-mail from him saying he could barely see the image. So I sent him a larger image but I still kept the graphics on it until I was paid. Which is here  http://ebony-chan.deviantart.com/art/DredWalker-s-Dimiri-Done-70509230 let me know if you have a hard time seeing the image people. Again DredWalker e-mails me saying he couldn't really see that image because of the water mark and extra graphics on it and if I could remove them so he could have a better look. ( Oh like I haven't heard that one before! Ha! ) I told him one and they would stay until I was paid the rest of my money.  DredWalker then goes into this rant saying that he already sent me $50 and that I should trust him with the final image. I again said no the graphics stay until I am paid the rest of my money. He then posts in his journal that I cheated him out of money and that he never really got the project.

It's in the link below which you can flow to other links with talks between me and DredWalker. I also copied and paste his journal to mine and address each thing in it.


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Dec. 9th, 2007 04:26 pm (UTC)
I never ever went to his professional page and posted anything. I only went to the job board and let people know that this person did not pay me for a final product.

if you work that way that's fine and I don't knock, but calling me unprofessional when a person has not paid me is wrong. What other names do you go by besides this one anyway?
Dec. 9th, 2007 04:39 pm (UTC)

Your behaviour towards him both on the piece, in your journals, in his journal and on the forums was still unprofessional. Screaming and carrying on quite frankly makes you look pretty bad. I can sympathize that you got screwed out of money, but I think that your behaviour was at least partially to blame in this case.

I have many different names, they're not really important. Really Ebony, it's time you shaped up as an artist, you've been pulling this same schlock for 4 nearly 5 years now, it's getting you nowhere fast. You want to be a professional? Think before you do things, because when you go running in half cocked or pull a paranoia fit, it just makes you look like another mid-level artist with big dreams but not the willingness to work for them.
Dec. 9th, 2007 04:42 pm (UTC)
You never answered my question. What other names do you go by outside of here?

Oh and when someone doesn't pay me for my work yes I get angry. What do you do? Oh well it's just art.
Dec. 9th, 2007 04:46 pm (UTC)

I never answered the question because it's not important to the conversation, we're talking about you, not me.

What I do if someone won't pay me is I find out why they won't pay me, I'd talk to them calmly and politely about it and try to work it out, if I could not then I would post here about them. Oddly enough it never has got to the point where I need to post here.
Dec. 9th, 2007 04:47 pm (UTC)
Any artist would get angry with being stiffed, but how they handle it after that is a totally different story. What lilenth is saying is that the way you handled it is definitely a less than professional way to do it.


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