November 19th, 2011

Advice - Commissions to Change Commissions

Yes, this title is probably confusing... it's not a beware, but I'm seeking opinions for myself.

I am, as far as I know, the only one on FurAffinity who does a rather specific type of commission. I convert 2D images to stereoscopic 3D for viewing on 3DTVs, the 3DS, or with those old red/cyan glasses - whichever the customer wants. Of course there's not a huge amount of interest in this, but I have gotten some people's attention. That leads me into one particular dilemma. If someone comes to me with their own art, obviously it's no problem. I've also got an arrangement set up with another artist where my conversion can be purchased as an add-on for commissions from him, so I obviously have his permission. But many, many artists are understandably defensive of their work. My existing "TOS" is very rough and I'm looking to update it - so I want to know how you think I should deal with requests to convert art that the buyer commissioned for someone else.

My initial thought was to simply state "if the art to be converted was not drawn by the customer, they must get permission from the original artist for it to be converted". But is that effective enough? Obviously it would be easy enough to lie about. If an artist contacted me and told me their work had been converted without permission, I would, of course, take it down. I think if I went with that plan, I might include a bit explaining that there are no refunds for conversions removed by request of the original artist.

Should I be more proactive about it, though? My other thought was that I'd contact the artist myself to get permission. It's still not fullproof since the customer could lie about drawing it themselves, but the extra verification could avoid later problems. On the other hand, it could delay or cancel legitimate requests if I can't contact the original artist.

So, what say you, the good and experienced readers of A_B?

Waited for 3 yrs.

‹lj-cut text="Click here for my report"›

WHO: Kira T. Wolfe

WHERE: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/kira/

WHAT: Am missing 2 flat color and shaded characters, never received them

WHEN: May 2008

PROOF: have screen caps of payment via PayPal confirmation from my email., FA notes screen caps for recent communications.

EXPLAIN: Paid for art 3 years ago never received it. Artist disappears for 3 years, recently got a hold of them and been waiting for a month to believe she disappeared again.

Screen caps:
Payment sent (3 yrs ago): http://i1140.photobucket.com/albums/n575/halfshell/paymenttokiraviaemailfrompaypal.png

Recent Shout on her FA page: http://i1140.photobucket.com/albums/n575/halfshell/shoutcommentonherFApage.png

Response to her journal: http://i1140.photobucket.com/albums/n575/halfshell/responcetoKirasFAjournal.png

Attempts to reach her Pm notes: http://i1140.photobucket.com/albums/n575/halfshell/FAPMstoKira.png

‹/lj-cut›

People told me to leave her alone, that she's having problems that sometimes it better wait for it, is three years too short? people said to let the money go, 72 bucks is a lot of money just to let go. If this artist has no intention not to do the art, why doesn't she just come out and say "I'm not gonna do it"

UPDATE: Jan. 13th, 2012
Another attempt, in Nov. note remains unread. No further word from her.

http://i1140.photobucket.com/albums/n575/halfshell/kira-updateattemptb-1.png

http://i1140.photobucket.com/albums/n575/halfshell/kira-updateattempt-1.png

Update: Issue resolved, refund was issued.

Advice

I'm sorry if this is not allowed but EDIT; CAN WE STAY ON TOPIC? I AM ASKING FOR ADVICE FOR FUTURE INCIDENTS OF A COMMISSIONER ATTACKING ME WHEN I HAVE DONE NOTHING WRONG AND HOW TO DEAL WITH IT.

What should you do when a commissioner starts being rude with you?

Over my commissions career, I have had a few issues with commissions going from really nice and polite, to rude. I do commissions for a living, and I have done nothing wrong to these people, what if they spread around that I'm a horrible person? As some have done, posting callout journals over it.

What can I do in these situations?

Specific situations below the cut. Even now I'm somewhat afraid to post about specific incidents because I KNOW some of the people spread rumors and lies about the issues and these people have harassed me over it, even when I have shown all the notes as proof.
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Lost contact, artist from FWA 2011

So my boyfriend went to FWA this past year, he commissioned a badge for me and him from a female artist. His badge was $5, mine was $7 because he was paying for shipping also.

Well he paid the artist and they never sent mine, I don't know if they ever even did it.

They sign their badges with the initials 'DK' or so it looks like

My boyfriend's badge is here:




I am not mad at this person and neither is my bf, we are just wondering what ever happened to the badge. We will look for her at FWA next year and hopefully we'll see her, but I was just wondering if anyone knows who this artist is by their style or initials.

Thankyou!