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Probably a premature warning

*EDIT*

Well it seems it WAS premature, as I JUST recieved conformation that she has in fact sketched my commission. I even have a copy of the sketch, and she has said that I may have my lines as soon as tomorrow. Sorry for having posted this entry. Maybe it was posting the entry that prompted her to work on my sketch, but either way, it stands that a year is a little long to wait for lineart.

*END EDIT*

I year or so ago, I was introduced to a sparkle dog artist on DeviantART by the name of Isyss through a mutual online friend. I soon came to commission her for a $10 lineart of one of my dog characters. I was asked to pay in advance. I believed it'd be a simple commission, so I agreed. Several months past, and she seemed to dissapear from the community, not posting anything at all. So I noted her, asking about the progress of my commission. She replied to me that her life was hectic, and that no art could therefore be done, which I believed, because that has happened on numerou occasions to me as well. So I let it slide. Many more months past, and I noted her again, this time after viewing that she was taking aditional commissions, and that her list of clients didn't include me [katze-cat-kuroneko on deviantART]. She appologized, and said that yes, she'd add me as she had not forgotten about me. I also asked about the progress of my piece, and once again, she said she had not yet started it.

Last week, I remembered about her because I wanted to order a new commission from a DeviantART artist [this one highly more likely to deliver in a timely manner] and I was wondering if it would benifit me to have my extra $10 back from Isyss. I went on her page and noticed that the list of clients was indeed updated, and I was on the bottom, *paid* but not started. I looked upward, and it seems she has only delivered to two of what seemed to me 13 clients [numbers may be exagerated, but not far off] so I took it upon myself to ask one of the earlier clients how long they have been waiting for their paid commission, but they have yet to read it.

I want to flag Isyss as warning to potential commissioners, and even to her current ones that while she may answer your notes/emails, she may not have your commission done for you in a timely manner, or potentially at all.

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anjel_kitty
Jan. 3rd, 2009 12:13 am (UTC)
There is a whole genera of "sparkle dog" artist? I thought for the longest time it was just a running joke.

Sorry to hear about your trouble.
hobokitten
Jan. 3rd, 2009 12:17 am (UTC)
Oh no.
It became a joke because of the actual artists, and the fact that their characters were so absurd.
katze_neko_mew
Jan. 3rd, 2009 01:19 am (UTC)
'Sparkle dog' is also considered the style in which these artists draw their animals, with overly cartoony and or deformed anatomy and outlandish colors/details.
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lilenth
Jan. 3rd, 2009 03:43 am (UTC)

With all due respect, I'm going to point out that you should have done a little more research on this person. Her artwork isn't really that good. She can't even manage to draw a straight muzzle (seriously look at her featured deviation, the nose of that canine is on the side of the muzzle!).

The reason for this she's just a cheap frisket (http://frisket17.deviantart.com/) copier, the eyes are frisket's exact style and she's got commission work which is obviously heavily copied from Frisket's paper doll commissions in her gallery. I'd be willing to bet that some of frisket's older work will match closely to some of the sparkle dogs.
anuvia
Jan. 3rd, 2009 03:59 am (UTC)
I might also add that she is one of the rudest individuals I have ever come across. Don't call her on her blatent rape of Frisket's style, or she'll flame your front page and then block you from making any contact with her after.

She's an egotistical idiot that has no sense of originality.


If you paid for the commission through Paypal, use it to dispute the payment and return your money. More or less, she has no control over that.
katze_neko_mew
Jan. 3rd, 2009 04:03 am (UTC)
I guess my next course of action would be to just ask her for my money back as I intended, and then if she doesn't get back to me, see what I can do from there? I haven't used paypal all that much, and I don't really know HOW to use it, any help there would be nice.

Thank you.
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onesteptwo
Jan. 3rd, 2009 04:03 am (UTC)
Woah, I had to take a closer look at the art and the "Shout It Out" memes always catch me, so I checked it. She's hugely hypocritical, too, if you read through it.
aerfox
Jan. 3rd, 2009 10:36 am (UTC)
Haha wow, emo 18 year old copying Frisket.
At least it was only $10.
katze_neko_mew
Jan. 3rd, 2009 10:48 am (UTC)
Scene kid* and yeah. $10 is easy to make.
thaily
Jan. 3rd, 2009 10:55 am (UTC)
Ouch, you're not kidding.
That stuff has Frisket all over it O_o
katze_neko_mew
Jan. 3rd, 2009 11:00 am (UTC)
Funny thing was, I watch both of them, and had yet to see the resemblance. It's in the eyes, huh?
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stormslegacy
Jan. 8th, 2009 02:16 am (UTC)
I'd say you had pretty good reason to leave the post as it was without the edit. A year is too long to wait for something like that. In that time you could have totally changed characters and whatnot.
katze_neko_mew
Jan. 8th, 2009 02:26 am (UTC)
Totally true. I hadn't even thought of that possibility. I could have even DROPPED the character entirely in fact.
supa_noba
Jan. 20th, 2009 05:35 am (UTC)
I still have not received my half of an art trade with her, which was three years ago (I gave up, honestly).

When I brought it up after a year, she flipped out at me and said she wouldn't be completing my half because I was being pushy. I just pointed out she had taken on more trades after agreeing to mine and completed them, yet didn't even spit up a sketch.

Drama.
katze_neko_mew
Jan. 20th, 2009 06:05 am (UTC)
Ugh..I'm never trying to get anything from her again, seriously. Once was enough.
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