October 12th, 2014

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Who- http://darkdaniela.deviantart.com
What - Chibi commission

Order - http://imgur.com/SR4j8R0
Paypal - http://imgur.com/JxvthaZ
My dA outbox to the artist - http://imgur.com/dbXENFL
Asking for an update - http://i.imgur.com/JzZqhDl.png
Email sent Oct 7th, went unanswered - http://imgur.com/SyMwupE
Left a final shout warning - http://imgur.com/wQeLwSe

Commission was purchased August 22nd, with a completion date of 3 days from payment, which was made the 24th. Asked for an update and was told 'can you wait a few days?'. Asked again after 9 days and note was read and ignored. My last note has been unread since. On dA you can view the notes through the notes hub without clicking in to them. They may have read it that way. I also emailed the paypal email and left a shout. Both unanswered. I was going to open a Paypal case but missed the deadline by 2 days.

Looking on their page there are multiple people leaving shouts asking for updates.

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This is just me looking for advice.

Back in early june, I supported a well-known artist's kickstarter, for her to put out a sketchbook of art. I paid for a more advanced piece that was to include a personalized sketch.

Now, her kickstarter ended on June 4th.

Her page says "Allow another 6-8 weeks after sketchbooks are printed" for delivery of those personalized sketchbooks.

She updated about a month ago saying she was working on them and that most of the people who asked for a sketchbook with that perk have gotten theirs, but she doesn't respond to any personal email asking for an eta on that sketchbook. I've tried most of her public media sites, as well as the personal email she used to contact myself and other buyers of that sketchbook.

I totally understand that sometimes a more popular artist takes a longer amount of time, but the fact that I'm receiving no response to a simple request for an eta on my sketchbook...that trips alarm bells with me.

I'm not sure what to do at this point, since she won't respond to any email contact.  I'd love to get my sketchbook with my personalized sketch, but seriously....it's been twice the amount of time she said it would take. Am I just being too impatient? 

Artist beware: Siliascrown

WHO: SiliasCrown, madcarnival

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

WHAT: I believe I ordered a full colour full body 1 character commission. I believe it was NSFW
WHEN: Around about 20th feb 2013 - still ongoing.


Where I got my slot: https://dl.dropbox.com/s/v65hmdd0vyyvn86/Silascrown%20where%20I%20got%20slot.png?dl=0

Proof of Payment: https://dl.dropbox.com/s/x8hja5k1m0nv5v1/PAYPAL%20PROOF.png?dl=0

Conversations by note:
Earliest recording of conversation I have left - https://dl.dropbox.com/s/v65hmdd0vyyvn86/Silascrown%20where%20I%20got%20slot.png?dl=0
second- https://dl.dropbox.com/s/ka3k8lwdft629ju/Silascrown%202.png?dl=0
third- https://dl.dropbox.com/s/wgkcw9ppybd7wio/silascrown4.png?dl=0
fourth- https://dl.dropbox.com/s/zxs6s45dpk2abwb/Silascrown5.png?dl=0
fifth- https://dl.dropbox.com/s/hl00w8s1jkt8a23/silascrown6.png?dl=0
sixth- https://dl.dropbox.com/s/qtz9t81r1zs4baz/silascrown7.png?dl=0
seventh- https://dl.dropbox.com/s/pw5cedrk1tca74g/silascrown8.png?dl=0
eighth- https://dl.dropbox.com/s/kd39reaw80csqf2/Silascrown9.png?dl=0

Excuse Journals: https://dl.dropbox.com/s/b5xgyidlb58hv8i/silas%20excuse%20journal%201.png?dl=0 and https://dl.dropbox.com/s/wry3ipeuyess5z1/silas%20yet%20again%20another%20excuse.png?dl=0
Asking for more art: https://dl.dropbox.com/s/coszmog1v2h3r7r/silas%20taking%20more%20slots%20when%20haven%27t%20done%20others.png?dl=0
Taking time to draw stuff for themselves when they owe people: https://dl.dropbox.com/s/6e8o6e5wddkptd5/Silas%20doing%20own%20art%20when%20owes%20people%20work.png?dl=0

EXPLAIN: I fell in love with SiliasCrown's work when I first saw it, I thought they seemed to be a trust worthy artist because they seemed to pump out art like nobody's business. So they opened for emergency commissions, which was killing two birds with one stone, I was about to commission someone I've idolised and it was to help them when they were in need. So I commissioned them, the ordering went without a hitch and I began on the waiting process. The original time of wait was estimated to be about roughly a month.

A month and more went by and I saw nothing, eventually, thinking I've given enough time I asked for an update, what's going on, how long I'm going to have to wait. I got a note back eventually saying an excuse and that they'd do it in so many days. I was like okay, that's understandable, I'll give them the benefit of the doubt. The time went by, I gave it a lot longer before I messaged, again giving time then I finally got another response, with guess what another excuse. It happened like this over and over again until I eventually asked for a refund. Have not heard anything since. Have left messages but nothing. This started 20th of feb 2013 and its now 12/10/2014 its been long over a year. I do not have any art, no sketch, no preview, no refund all I got is shoddy excuses and no communication since the last link. I believe this person should NOT be commissioned they are unreliable will give you every excuse under the sun and just never get back to you. I will never commission them again.

Update: Found out he's been on tumblr and posting art he's been doing throughout the whole time I've been waiting for my commission. Look at this. Tumblr is NSFW http://madcarnival.tumblr.com/tagged/madcarnival/