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My mate commissioned an artist for a picture back in June, and has had some major issues. He asked me to post this, while he's waiting to be approved as a member of this community. The artist was (formerly Stickdevil) SadFatDuck, and the art was for a gift to give me at our wedding. Nothing complex, two character with a simple background.

- June 6th, contacted him about doing the commission, couple of emails back and forth to plan it, and sent ref pics
- June 10th, paid via PayPal, $70
- June 27th, sent a few more reference pictures, recieved reply that ref pics were a big help
- July 24th, emailed to see if he had started work on the commission
- August 24th (7 days before our wedding) - emailed again to see if he had started work on the commission
- September 24th, emailed a third time to see if he had started work on the commission
- October 5th, contacted on DA concerning status
- October 11th, contacted on DA again concerning status, told him he wanted either the completed commission or a full refund, received reply on DA that all commissions would be mailed out the following weekend
- November 13th, contacted on DA, told him we still have not received the commission

At this point, we're ready to write off the $70, and just let everyone know that SadFatDuck apparently has problems finishing his commissions, even when they're prepaid and a tip included in the payment. And it's not like he's without his muse at the moment, given that he's posting new commissions on DA still. As in, TODAY. I, personally, am fed up with all this. He was the first artist to draw my mate and I together, and his work was awesome. But after this, he won't be getting our business again. It's not worth the hassle.
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( 9 comments — Leave a comment )
Nov. 21st, 2008 03:05 am (UTC)
That's a damn shame. I'm sorry to hear that, especially since you'd gotten art from him in the past and then he let you down. I sure know that feeling!
Nov. 21st, 2008 09:05 am (UTC)
I commissioned him years ago, at least 5 years, for a $100, never got anything. I never even saw any sketches, he just kept coming up with excuses about not feeling inspired despite him uploading image after image and losing descriptions which I sent to him a dozen times.

I would not recommend Stickdevil to anyone.
Nov. 21st, 2008 06:56 pm (UTC)
Like I said, he did the first art of my mate and I together, so art from him had meaning for us. But our wedding was back in August, and we still haven't even seen concept art. And supposedly it was already done and being shipped, and that never happened.

After all this, I'll be warning all my friends strongly against him. This isn't worth the trouble.
Nov. 21st, 2008 04:51 pm (UTC)
We share a good mutual friend auradeva so maybe I can poke her and find out what is up for you about him.
Nov. 22nd, 2008 12:30 am (UTC)
that sucks wolfmare! I've never heard of this artist under either name.

if you ever need any commissions of you two,I'd love to draw your characters at some point XD

Is it too late to try a refund through paypal?
Nov. 22nd, 2008 03:42 am (UTC)
Yeah, Paypal has a 45 day limit on refunds.
Nov. 24th, 2008 05:23 pm (UTC)
So, that means I'm fucked if the artist I commissioned decides to keep on ignoring my notes
Nov. 24th, 2008 08:45 pm (UTC)
Pretty much. Past 45 days, Paypal won't do a thing about it
Nov. 24th, 2008 10:08 pm (UTC)
Meh, I can still post about them here to warn other people off them and I can also bad mouth them on the DA forums.

I'm prepared to take screencaps of PMS
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