January 22nd, 2016

Lost Contact: Draconemignis

This isn't a beware, however I am wary that it will become one. I've been out of contact with my artist for 4 months now from a commission I paid for back at BLFC 2015 (June). There was steady communication from june 12- july 1st where we were locking down the character id like to change it to. We came to a very easy agreement and I was told "I really like the persona!! I don't get to draw humans enough haha. However I'd need to know what name to put with it! Yours is up next, (I'll be working on it in a few minutes haha) so if you could get back to me asap that'd be great! Thank you!-Caius" This was on SEPTEMBER 14th. Ok sure a wait for commission queue that's fine. I didn't pester them about it I figured I was just waiting my turn in the queue.

This was the last time I've heard from them. I'm hoping someone has been in contact with them and can just relay that they should respond to my shouts or email me or something?

Beware - Kiu

WHO: Kiu (http://www.furaffinity.net/user/kiu)

WHERE: Furaffinity

WHAT: Painted bust.
WHEN: Beginning of June 2014

Payment proof: http://i.imgur.com/ZjfX9gj.png

EXPLAIN: I had watched Kiu after I saw a bust that she had done for someone. Sometime later she had posted a journal about being open for a bust slot, so I nabbed it. I was in the process of waiting for a ref from another artist of an adopt that I had bought earlier that week. Since I never received the ref after a few days, she messaged me asking if she would go with my second option. I told to Kiu go ahead with it.. That was the last that I ever heard from her. I have left her a note, a shout, and even tried to email her by the email address I received for sending money to her through Paypal.

Shout: http://i.imgur.com/NzTeFA8.png
Note: http://i.imgur.com/QGbCLyU.png
Email: http://i.imgur.com/M5Qnoik.png

Update 1/22/2016 I am posting this as a beware for anyone that might recognize the style of this artist and want to commission then. I have decided after over a year and a half that it was time to just make this into a beware. I am pretty sure at this point the artist has pretty much vanished. I have talked to a friend of mine, and they had mentioned that a friend of theirs was ripped off by them too. Yes, I know that I could have contacted my bank at anytime about this, but my bank altogether is already a nightmare to deal with.