I've been meaning to join this community for a while since I've had a lot of trouble with certain artists/companies both online and IRL recently, so I hope I'm doing this right (first post and all.)
About... Oh, over a year now? Spring of my freshman year, I commissioned Genetic-Enigma to make a couples' badge thing for me and my boy. It was in a style he offered but had no examples for, so I was willing to be a guinea pig for it. I'm now going into my junior year and all I've seen of it are the inks.
I don't plan on asking for a refund for it or anything like that, but I want to warn anyone who is considering commissioning him that:
1) He WILL take forever to do it.
2) He will also continue to take commissions even if yours hasn't been finished. (This bothered me the most because I was seeing other full-color commissions that were taken after mine being completed before I had seen any progress on mine. Perhaps not strangely, they were mostly porn. -.- )
3) He, for whatever reason, doesn't like to show progress shots. Something about it slowing him down...
4) He is also not very on-top-of things as far as deadlines go. Last I heard from him, the badges were due to be sent out in June and I haven't heard if they've been sent and I haven't seen them yet.
So, to clarify I AM NOT SEEKING A REFUND OR ANYTHING, I JUST WANT TO LET PEOPLE KNOW HOW THIS ARTIST OPERATES. COMMISSION HIM AT YOUR OWN RISK.
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I hold no ill-will towards this artist, but I've since been told that I should no longer seek to commission him. Which I suppose is fine... Honestly, I WOULD consider commissioning him again because I really do like his work.
Edit edit: I see the moderators already noted this as a resolved "issue." Thanks, guys!