kora_atlass (kora_atlass) wrote in artists_beware,
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Money forcefully withheld

Alright so initially, I made an agreement with http://www.furaffinity.net/user/achondrite/ to spend $450 on a series of sketched comic pages, and an attitional $450 to ink them. Her policy, as stated by her LJ, is to accept full payment after the sketches were approved, which had not yet been done. She came to me a month or two later stating that she didn't like the subject material that I requested of her. After a debate in regards to working out a compensation commission, I made the comment that I was not personally pleased with her services. From there, she said that she was just going to do the sketches and refund me $400, instead of $450, and end the deal there. She also mentioned that she would be getting $300 by Friday, and a final check from her work next week. That friday, when I inquired about the other $50, thus bringing the sum up to $450, she said to consider that a fee for the thumbnails she did for proofing purposes ( which was not part of the agreement ). Also, that Friday she refunded $300 CAD, which is $274.86 USD. When I told her that CAD does not equal to USD and I expected the difference, she flat out refused to cooperate. Not only that, but she also states that it's going to be longer than a week, contrary to what she told me, to refund the rest of the money. She is also denying me my full, paid commission. From there, she blocked me, and here we are. She won't even send me the pages she's already done.

So long story short. I spent $675 just for her to shaft me.

I hope to bring this issue to the attention of her future commissioners with the hopes that she doesn't do the same thing to them.

Pics as proof
Her operational policies and procedures - http://b.imagehost.org/0746/payment2.jpg
Log of the agreement to do the 11 pages of sketches and $400 return for not doing inks - http://b.imagehost.org/0129/4_6.jpg
Her stating that she's charging me for thumbnails - http://b.imagehost.org/0666/6_18.jpg
Her denying me the full $400 return - http://b.imagehost.org/0189/3_11.jpg
Her denying me my commission - http://b.imagehost.org/0779/5_6.jpg

Edit: Whole chat logs, instead of the abridged versions

Log of her stating she has an issue with the commission and the agreement to do a substitute - http://b.imagehost.org/0185/3_5.jpg
Log of the agreement to scrap the substitute and do the orignal 11 pages and $400 return - http://b.imagehost.org/0978/1_1.jpg
Log of me informing her that if she doesn't want to remedy her mistake that I would inform the Artist Beware community - http://b.imagehost.org/0135/2_11.jpg


Edit2:

Uploaded a video scrolling through the chat logs if you feel that still images are too easy to edit

http://www.viddler.com/explore/Lavans/videos/3/

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