December 17th, 2012

Lost Contact

Hello! Has anyone heard anything from inkyjinx?

Here is her FA page:

She pretty much up and disappeared about 6th months ago. I had a trade with her that she never finished, as well as a half commission half trade that she never started and I had paid in full, as well as half finished the trade portion. I'm obviously concerned about her as far as health and a bit upset she disappeared after taking money. I'm debating on whether or not to make a full beware post about her. She hasn't replied to any of the many shouts on her page, no messages I sent her, and no one (including me) has seen her on skype.

Looking for Advice! To sell rights or to license?


This is the first time I have posted here, so please excuse any mistakes I may make!

I have worked as a freelancer for some years now, with many recurring clients/commissioners. Besides my private furry commissions I have designed tattoos and drawn portraits, but have never really worked on a large, professional scale.

Today I was approached by the Australian company, TragicBeautiful, asking if I would consider selling the rights of one of my original pieces to be made into clothing and home-ware products.

I was obviously ecstatic, since the closest thing to this I've ever felt to this is being surprised by people messaging me to tell me they got my art tattooed on them.

I honestly know -nothing- about this. Or what I should do.
I have been researching licensing, but I don't know if that's a good idea, seeing that I am not very well known and the image in question does not seem to be easily mass marketable in my opinion.

But then again, I truly do not know what I am doing.

I come to you, asking what you would do in this situation and how I should go about this?

Will they supply a contract, and what kind of questions should I ask?
I am so shell shocked and I just don't want to make a mistake!

I would like my name and or website to be required on the sales page of the items with my designs. 

Any advice would mean EVERYTHING to me!
Thank you!
Around Here

Official Announcement!

Hello! I am pleased to officially announce the current partnership between Fur Affinity and Artists_Beware is a go on the administrative side. Let the masses rejoice or gnash their teeth (whichever is most appropriate for your situation)!

As most of you are already aware, I have been working with Artists_Beware staff over the past week. Prior to this, I had spoken with Dragoneer about working together with the Artists_Beware community and moderation team in hopes that we would be able to form a separate and equal partnership. Until this time, Fur Affinity has had no real regulations regarding scammers and thieves (aside from art theft, etc), as all transactions are between artists/sellers and commissioners/buyers. While we still maintain the Artist/Commissioner relationship stance, we are now putting through regulations on how to report scammers, from both an artist/seller perspective, as well as the commissioner/buyer. Please bear with us as we hammer out these details on our side, but I assure you that change is forthcoming (I'm being accountable for that one!). The current plan is to have reporting guidelines set so we will be able to filter the reports, before sending relevant ones to the needed resources.

From our side, we plan on assisting the Artists_Beware moderation team in revealing sockpuppet accounts to the best of our ability, as well as checking for the falsification of evidence produce on our side of the fence. We will maintain user privacy throughout this process, and will not go 'digging' for evidence, as that is not our cause. We will also be working to terminate accounts found to be habitual abusers of the Artist/Seller Commissioner/Buyer relationship, and quickly stamp out accounts exclusively made for conning users out of their money as soon as we discover them.

From the Artists_Beware community, we expect....well, nothing, really. What this community does as a whole is exactly what we are looking for on our side. You, the users, have consistently been able to expose the issues where they happen to be. Now, you'll simply have another resource to assist you with that, and we will be able to communicate with you on an official level, to help in maintaining the standard for artists and commissioners which use our site.

Please be aware that we are, in no way, considering either website to be 'working' for the other. We are still remaining entirely separate and independent of one another, and have no intentions of it being seen any other way. Just had to add that in there, so there wasn't any confusion!

We are glad to be of any assistance we can be to your community, and hope that together we can help keep the Art community a safe, professional environment!

-Bazeel, Fur Affinity Administrator / Liaison