October 5th, 2018

Advice: Artist has flat out vanished for 4 months

Hey everyone!

I literally made this account to ask the community about a commission problem, I hope you guys can help me. :/

So the story goes like this — I placed a commission with an artist on Inkbunny on June 16th. After a speedy fast reply, we discuss the details and I pay on the same date. Cool, right? The artist has done work for me in the past, so I decide to cut her some slack and send it through Friends and Family to make things easier for her.

We're now 4 month in and I haven't heard a word from the artist. All of her regular uploading platforms are absolutely dead as well as her social media, it's like she just disappeared. All of my private messages I've sent her on everything have gone unread which tells me she most likely hasn't logged in to any of her accounts since we last spoke.

My question to you guys is this — how screwed am I on getting a refund? Artist has vanished and I made the brutal mistake of sending payment through Friends and Family. At least the 6 month deadline hasn't hit, right?

Any help would be appreciated, and thanks for reading. 

Beware: Edalie

WHO: Edalie https://www.deviantart.com/edalie-chan (she used to have a twitter, but it's been deleted)

WHERE: Discord PMs

WHAT: Digital art commission

WHEN: Commission was paid for on April 11th. 

EXPLAIN: In April, I came into contact with Edalie. She had been posting her art in a discord server I frequent at a steady pace. After noting her quality and ability to draw different styles, I asked her for a commission. A character design sheet, with three total drawings, all shaded, and 6 total facial expressions. She charged me $290 USD for the transaction. It was pricey, but I could afford it at the time. 

On May 21st, I received lineart for the first pose. Simple enough. It was colored the next day. We would go about a week's worth of silence, before more contact on June 6th. She promised that she would get me a sketch of the second pose by the next day. It did not come by the next day. In fact, it wouldn't arrive for two whole months, during which contact was very scarce and was almost always initiated by me engaging in small talk every now and then. 

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