April 28th, 2015

Artist Beware: Thera

Who: Thera

Where:
FurAffinity: https://www.furaffinity.net/user/thera/
Weasyl: https://www.weasyl.com/~thera
Deviant Art: http://theramutt.deviantart.com/

What:
1. Animated Icon ($15 CAD) – One slot of several offered for animated icon. (Link to FA note)
2. 1-Character Digital, Soft-Shaded ($50 CAD) – Part of “Black Friday” commission sale. Subject was a SFW portrait of my werewolf character Vaarak. (Link to FA note)
3. 2-Character Digital, Cell-Shaded ($80 CAD) – Part of “Black Friday” commission sale. Subject was an NSFW kink picture of Zaelgolin and Sabre Dragon. (Link to FA note)
*Note that Thera has since deleted all journals and comments referencing the above sales.

When:
1.       Animated Icon: Paid in full Nov 19, 2014, no progress of any kind to date.
2.       1-Character Digital: Paid in full Nov 27, 2014, no progress of any kind to date.
3.       2-Character Digital: Paid in full Nov 29, 2014. Requested a completion date of Feb 14, 2015 to be a valentine’s gift. The date was agreed to (link to FA note), but was missed with no progress. It was after this time I requested a refund for all three commissions. Thera responded by saying she could not offer any refunds, but would complete both this and the single-character commission during the following week (link to FA note). This date was also missed with no progress.

Proof:
1.       Link to payment receipt for animated icon ($20 CAD paid)
2.       Link to payment receipt for soft-shaded commission ($50 CAD paid)
3.       Link to payment receipt for NSFW commission ($80 CAD paid)
Note that all of the above receipts are the result of Interac e-Transfers: a money transfer system only available in Canada.

Explain:
Let it be said that I never wanted to escalate things as a means of dispute resolution. This case is a simple example of an artist not following through on promises. While the above points illustrate the case rather well, I’ll try to give a broad synopsis:

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Update:
I have since been refunded in full for all payments noted above; this beware has been resolved.