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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 10:41 pm (UTC)

I wondered how long it would take you to start on that particular well worn record.

Hateful? I've done nothing but try to help you, I even tried to give you advice here, you ignored it as usual because I wasn't playing into your self made role as a martyr. In the past you've set you fanclub on me, lied about me to others and had repeated hysteric fits at me, the worst I've ever said about you is that you over-price you work, have bad business practices and tend to go off at the slightest thing, and it's not just me, you've done this to others. Guess what? You don't get to play the victim card when the web is littered with your tantrums.

Stalker? The hysterics you had last time when you decided that me being in the same groups/websites as you even though in all but one case I'd joined them before you ever did? Aren't going to work, I've got a solidly established reputation here for straight talking going back more than year.

It's time to grow up Ebony-chan, you want to be a professional, learn to act like it. No Art Director is going to put up with this sort of behaviour from you, flipping your lid and spewing insults because everything doesn't go just the way you want it to? You want to work for heavy metal? You're going to have to do it their way and to be honest, I don't think you have what it takes to knuckle down and handle properly contracted professional work.

Being a professional is a lot more than merely getting paid, it's also how you act and how you do business. Professional and well behaved artists? Get the professional gigs, prima donnas get short shrift. Guess which one you keep being?

And the maddening thing is? YOU have potential, you could be a kick ass artist and you could land that heavy metal cover you want to do, but first you need to take a good long look at how you act and what you want out of life, because presently how you act is in complete opposition to what you want.
Dec. 9th, 2007 10:46 pm (UTC)
Sure thing love. I'm going to do my commissions now. But you make sure to stay close ok. I'd hate to lose my very own stalker. =)
Dec. 9th, 2007 10:55 pm (UTC)

I don't know why I bother, really I don't. You're completely oblivious to the impact you have on others with your behaviour. You're what? Nearly 29 now. Old enough that you should have a modicum of self awareness, yet you remain blissfully ignorant of what is one of the most important parts of being a professional artist.

You've not improved in all the years I've known you, hundreds of people have given you help and critique on all aspects of career artistry, it all goes in one ear and out the other.
Dec. 9th, 2007 11:00 pm (UTC)
You even kept up with my age to bad your a year off. =) I don't know why you even bother following me around and starting arguments either. But I got you and you got me. Don't leave me now.

I don't think I can live without you. =(

Tell me you love me. =) Please?
Dec. 9th, 2007 11:12 pm (UTC)

Your birthday is written on your livejournal account brainiac. According to that you should be 29 in a few days.

I joined dA before you.
I joined Epilogue before you.
I joined Conceptart after you but with no idea you even had an account there until you started all that wank in the forums.
I have been a long time member of this community for several years.

Following you around? You're joining these sites after me in most cases. But if you want to believe that you're truly so important that I would join four sites just for you, go right ahead. No skin off my nose if you want to delude yourself.
Dec. 9th, 2007 11:17 pm (UTC)
Sure sweet whatever you want. =) I'm your's. =)

Now tell me how much you love me. Tell me you'll never leave me. =(


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