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A question and a beware~

Hi guys! Been reading around here for a while, and now I want to ask about an artist and offer up a Beware.

First of all, since I know y'all are good at finding people, does anybody know what Spinelicker's getting up to these days? She's on FA and I commissioned a little badge from her at AC; I don't mind waiting because frankly I don't know when my next con is going to be. I'm more curious about her whereabouts, since she hasn't posted in about 3 months and I haven't been able to get in contact with her. Thanks!

As for the Beware, I commissioned Bidelle ( http://bidelle.deviantart.com/ ) back in early '07; the notes appear to be gone from my inbox so I can't be sure. I recently sent her a note asking about it (which she hasn't read, because DevArt very considerately tells whether or not a note has been)and commented on her page most recently. However, I have also attempted to e-mail her gmail, post on her livejournal (comments are screened and none of mine have been allowed to be seen, although I KNOW she posted in her LJ recently), and all that jazz.

I had commissioned her because another artist I watched there said she needed financial help. It was a two-character sketch commission and now all I want is a refund. I made it clear that I would accept either the refund or the image, but of course no response. I've had some pretty bad luck commissioning artists on DA (no surprise there), but that's a gross generalization. Mostly I wish I had kept better tabs on her before she suddenly OMG LEFT (hid her gallery, posted an 'FU' image, and hightailed it). But her gallery's back now.

So it was only twenty dollars, but of course I'm rather miffed. If anybody can get in contact with her (she's probably alert to my meddling now), that'd be pretty amazing. Thanks for reading, in any case!
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kerstin_orion
Sep. 26th, 2008 10:50 pm (UTC)
I commissioned Bidelle ( http://bidelle.deviantart.com/ ) about ago.

Might want to do a teeny edit to say exactly how long ago you commissioned the artist.
mialattia
Sep. 26th, 2008 11:08 pm (UTC)
Yep, I was going to before submitting, but once it was submitted I couldn't get at it until it was approved. :)
illbeyournoise
Sep. 26th, 2008 11:18 pm (UTC)
A friend of mine commissioned her for a sketch when she needed "financial help", too. He never received his. I know he noted her a few times, and when she starting ignoring him, he even commented on her dA page. It may be only $20 but she owes a LOT of people those sketches, it adds up to a much larger amount. If I recall correctly, some time later she even took more commissions on top of those. I highly doubt you or my friend are ever gonna see your sketch or money. :\
mialattia
Sep. 27th, 2008 12:32 am (UTC)
I'm sure, yeah. At this point I'm not even hopeful, just intent on spreading the word of BS.
chronidu
Sep. 27th, 2008 12:50 am (UTC)
From the looks of it she hasn't been active short of making 2 favs on DA for a good five months so I'm not sure how much luck you'll have on there getting a hold of her.

But this seems to be a growing trend, and I'm not really one to talk having taken long amounts of time myself. But at the very least after a couple months of having taken the commissions with still 2 people waiting, I offered full refunds along with any work I had gotten done at no charge. I was lucky and the people still wanted the art and I was able to get it done.

Still though, I'm sorry for your money troubles, and unfortunately I haven't really seen Spinelicker active in a few months either.
thefinalflight
Sep. 27th, 2008 03:02 am (UTC)
I know Spinelicker has been extremely busy since she returned from AC and rarely has the chance to even jump online anymore. She's always ace with commission timing. I'll pass the info next time I see her.
mialattia
Sep. 27th, 2008 03:28 am (UTC)
Thanks! But feel free to also let her know that I don't mind waiting. She was so nice at AC that I'd feel bad if I stressed her more. :\
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mialattia
Sep. 27th, 2008 04:00 pm (UTC)
Haha, thank you!

And yeah, she had posted journals like 'I'm working on them don't bother me, geez' so I didn't bother her, and then she ran off. It really *is* daunting, when you aren't sure who you can and can't commission reliably, heh.
bellyofthewolf
Sep. 28th, 2008 01:32 am (UTC)
hey!

it's spinelicker. louve just informed me today about this. sorry i have'nt gotten back to your notes! omg did not mean to do that. so my apologies for sure. i have your badge done! think you'll really like it. and as promised sketched out a few things as well :3. would you mind noting me your new address and i'll send them out? should be posting soon as well. thanks again for seeking me out though, that helped.
mialattia
Sep. 28th, 2008 07:00 pm (UTC)
Oh hey! :D Yeah, no prob, I figured I would try to get a hold of you through here, since it's like... a forest of helpful people.

I'm reaaally excited to see everything! I'll note you on FA with my info, thank you so much~
artic_dragoness
Sep. 28th, 2008 07:36 pm (UTC)
Well isn't it strange that I was looking you up as well XD I'm curious about my badge too. Did it get finished? ^^
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