January 19th, 2006

honah lee elusive_aya

Artists or clients?

Is this a community for people to warn artists (about art theft, harassment, disrespectful clients), or is it a community to warn people about artists? I see a lot of warnings about artists. Is that within the original intention of this community?
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still without refund - legal actions?

I had hoped that my earlier post concerning Sarah Kanish's neglect to refund my money from a commission placed over a year ago would force her into confronting the issue. Wrong.

In fact, now Sarah (astra_valyesky) will neither reply to my e-mails or answer the multiple comments I have left in her LiveJournal. Is there any possible way to recover my money? She has stolen that money from me and I would like it returned (which she promised multiple times to do!).

The only contact information that I have for Sarah is either digital or incomplete. I know the town in which her mother still resides, and I know which school campus she is currently attending. Even if I were to attempt to send an authorized letter describing a magistrate's order to refund my money, I doubt the letter could ever reach her. I'm not even sure if my district magistrate would be able to help. I have considered just letting it go, but that would mean I somehow approved of her actions and nothing could be farther from the truth. If she has ripped off a customer once she will do it again and it needs to be haulted.

I still have all of our original e-mail conversations between us describing the commission-to-be, pricing, and expected time ranges to have the piece completed.

Any thoughts appreciated.
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A warning FOR artists? Wow!

I was looking thru the newly revived FA the other night and I came across a few pieces that were done for someone known as JasonJ or "Shrunken One". Not that it's a huge deal, he's a nice enough guy to talk with and all, but since it apprears he's still around and asking for work to be done, I feel the need to mention this.

First and foremost, he's not exactly tactful and is extremely picky about what he likes. Mouthshot in particular. He can be a real pain to work with and for. If you're not into his precise taste of a rather odd kink, I've heard a few cases where someone that matches his personality has harrassed a few different artists into outright refusing micro or micro or vore of any kind... not because they hate it.. just becuase of that one rather nasty encounter; that rash may or may not be him, I can't say for sure, but it's got some uncanny similar markings.

The thing that really grinds on me is how I did a couple of projects for him in years past and after all the corrections and changes and fixes and redraws and hours of expended time, he never bothered to pay for them, even after repeated reminders.

I can still hold a civil conversation with the guy if we had anything to talk about... hell, after I sold his piece on furbid for half price, I was willing to forget about this whole mess, but this is more than just me that's involved. Just so you other artists know, if you're contacted by him, be REAL careful. He's the one that taught me to never send a full size color scan of anything until payment is received in full. He got his image and promptly went radio silent on me.

Remember.... blurry, pixelated, little thumbnails of the finished product are your friends.
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