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HORRID Commissioner

God… if you get a commission request from agentgreen from sheezyart.com… SAY NO! Here’s the story:

I fell into some hard luck and needed money fast, so I was doing commissions FAR below my usual rates. I had him IM me and he wanted to “help me out” by commissioning me. So I was like “YES! HUZZAH!” He sent the payment quickly and a reference a few nights after the payment was confirmed, I thought, “wow… this commission is going to be easy.” When I asked, “Well, what would you like your character (drubear) to be doing?” he replied with “You’re an artist, you can do whatever you want, just be creative.”

Four images later he’s still VERY unpleased and fails to keep contact. He doesn’t like peace or violence in his pictures, doesn’t like headshots, doesn’t like stale poses… and fails to get in touch with ME about it until days and days later, but instead complains to other people who have been considering commissioning me.

I’ve NEVER had ANYONE complain about a commission that I have done. I’m a VERY considerate person, especially when it comes to someone paying me for something. I take my time, do my best work, and if need be, I’ll do it over without complaint, and normally I send out an extra gift like a conbadge of the commissioned character… but this guy is going crazy.

I was being friendly and told him “Because it’s taken so long, I’m sending you ALL the original images with this last one,” well, apparently this cannot be the last image. He wants more for his single payment and I’m honestly beginning to think that’s what it’s all about.

So in a nutshell: he’s commissioned me at a MUCH lower price than usual, had me do various images of his character and turn every one of them down and has YET to tell me what he DOES want, badmouths me to other potential commissioners, and refuses to accept any of the works completed.

I’d HIGHLY suggest saying no to “AgentGreen”.

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spirit86
Mar. 28th, 2005 08:41 pm (UTC)
Is there a way to update this thing? Because I spoke with him, and he was rather polite about the situation, then when I told him that I would send him the image(s) the following day, but not to expect to see me online because I'm moving so I won't be online for about a month or more (I'm updating from a school computer), he sent me a VERY rude and vulgar email about how the commission is worthless and looks like a "twisted, anerixed dog" oh yes 9.9
vulgaris
Mar. 25th, 2005 03:51 am (UTC)
I would not even give this guy his money back.
Fuck him.

Let it go. You've done enough.
spirit86
Mar. 28th, 2005 08:43 pm (UTC)
CAN I do that? I don't want legal problems... but I'd prefer to just keep the images and tell him to shove his keyboard up his ass...
vulgaris
Mar. 28th, 2005 10:59 pm (UTC)
Yes you can, you DEFINETLY CAN, infact you are completely in your right to keep the money and make no more contact with this person. Anything he may/will say about you on the internet is of no consequence. He has no right to his money now. You did the work requested of you.

You made an online [through e-mails] agreement with this person for an image in exchange for money. He stated what he wanted of you in the first e-mails he sent and from what you say was not very explicit in what he wanted anyway. You produced multiple images for this person which was more than you should have. He had seen examples of your work before commissioning you, if he didn't like your style he should have kept his money for someone "better suited" to the job.

You offered to mail him what you had, he said no. The transaction has officially ended. Keep the money, it is yours. If he continues harassing you contact DA or wherever he bothers you from.
spirit86
Mar. 29th, 2005 01:55 am (UTC)
yay! no more jackass!

Thanks SO much for your help. Saved me postage :P
pinkpuppybelly
Mar. 25th, 2005 03:54 am (UTC)
I'll bet he's saving all those images on his computer, and complaining so he'll get more. What has he got, like five by now? I alway send prelim sketches at a very low resolution just in case.

Ug, good luck. Sorry you hit a bad apple!
spirit86
Mar. 28th, 2005 08:42 pm (UTC)
I told him I'd send them all to him for his time... and that's when this whole thing started.
razerz
Mar. 29th, 2005 04:29 am (UTC)
I think that there was your problem, hell, sell the images on furbid XD
thaily
Apr. 21st, 2005 06:52 pm (UTC)
My thoughts exactly, finish them and make some proper cash off 'em.
eski
Mar. 25th, 2005 09:03 am (UTC)
what an ass... don't give him anything until he shapes up or pays you for your time. I'd say, for this guy, bring out the hardass in you. =)
spirit86
Mar. 28th, 2005 08:45 pm (UTC)
especially after the note he sent me when I told him I wouldn't be online for a while... I'll send that to you. Check your deviantart, Katie... wait til you see this bullshit.
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