?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Beware: Starfinder/-Star-/Astray/Kannos

During FC 2009, I commissioned Star/Astray for a 30 dollar badge commission. It was the last day, so she said she would send it out to me in a few weeks. Since my partner Evolus had commissioned her on the first and had finished it during the con, I figured I could trust her.

It is now nearly a year and a half since then and I have yet to receive the badge that I paid 30 dollars for. Worse yet, she's completed OTHER commissions, done various artwork, and refused to respond to my (polite) notes until I threatened to post here, whereupon she bitched at me for requesting either my badge or a refund, saying that she was in terrible financial conditions right now, and according to her, hadn't received the character sheet to begin with. I figured that it might've been a glitch with the notes, so I resent the character sheet, and waited. And waited. And waited.

I'm sick of waiting. I ordered a basic badge going on two years ago, and I've watched her completely ignore me, do other people's work, bitch at me when I resorted to the only way I knew how to get her to actually COMMUNICATE with me, and then proceed to ignore me again when I showed the slightest bit of compassion.

I want either a refund or my badge, and at this point I think it's fair to say that the badge should be equivalent to her photorealistic work, considering I paid her up-front and haven't gotten diddly in return.

As for everybody else, beware. She's a great artist, but commissions with her are hit or miss, and if it's miss you will NEVER get your art.

EDIT/UPDATE: I sent her a PM on the 9th, and it has yet to be read. Considering she last posted a journal entry yesterday, I'm pretty much certain that I'm being ignored.

Again.

Advice, anybody? In the last PM I sent her, I didn't mention this post at all, hoping that she would put two and two together and get off her duff. It appears I was naive, however. I'm thinking of sending her another PM mentioning this article and asking (again) for my badge or my money. Either way, I've pretty much had it with her.

2nd Update: 5 days and no response while she's been active, and has also read my PM. I got sick of waiting and sent her another PM, this time mentioning this article. Think I should bring up this ordeal with con staff if she ignores THIS, too? =\

Look, I'm going to be blunt. I posted an article on AB about this experience. I really don't appreciate that you've got 30 bucks that I paid to you in good faith, and nearly two years later I haven't even seen a sketch, much less actually held the badge I commissioned from you in my hands.

I would very much like to post a resolved article, but rest assured that I'm tired of being completely ignored while you work on other projects.

Please respond as soon as possible.

Thank you,

-Eccitaze

Oh, and during all this, she's set up an InkBunny account under yet ANOTHER name, which I've added to the title.

I'm incredibly frustrated right now. All I want is the fucking badge I paid for. I've been nothing but polite and civil, refraining from insults even while I warned her that I would post here if she didn't respond, and I've been walked over and ignored.
Artist's beware has moved!
Do NOT repost your old bewares. They are being archived.
https://artistsbeware.info/

Comments

( 144 comments — Leave a comment )
Page 1 of 3
<<[1] [2] [3] >>
ellonwye
Jun. 8th, 2010 08:23 pm (UTC)
Unchanged, then. I honestly thought she had, for a moment.
chronidu
Jun. 8th, 2010 08:40 pm (UTC)
Sadly I have to second this.

Hope this pushes star to give the OP their dues... otherwise this just sounds like the same old starfinder from years back :/
(no subject) - spiffystuff - Jun. 8th, 2010 08:44 pm (UTC) - Expand
(Deleted comment)
(no subject) - wolf_goat - Jun. 9th, 2010 09:42 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - spiffystuff - Jun. 9th, 2010 02:49 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - vaekke - Jun. 9th, 2010 10:19 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - celestinaketzia - Jun. 9th, 2010 11:12 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - mpd_84 - Jun. 10th, 2010 01:20 am (UTC) - Expand
chronidu
Jun. 8th, 2010 08:40 pm (UTC)
Curious, OP, Do you have screenshots of your note conversations? It may help us see if she did 'overreact and bitch' at you, just so we can be sure everything on your side was also polite.

Regardless, 2 years for a badge is certainly ridiculous, especially without contact.
chronidu
Jun. 8th, 2010 08:42 pm (UTC)
Also a note on the "I think it's fair to say that the badge should be equivalent to her photorealistic work"

Commissions don't work like that. Although she has made you wait an obscene amount of time, that does not entitle you for more than you paid, and I could easily see how such a train of thought could make an artist turn sour fast.

If anything your entitled to the work you paid for/refund and a damn good apology :[
(no subject) - chaimeleon - Jun. 8th, 2010 09:08 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - murdercrow - Jun. 8th, 2010 10:02 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - chaimeleon - Jun. 8th, 2010 10:04 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - murdercrow - Jun. 8th, 2010 10:06 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - chaimeleon - Jun. 8th, 2010 10:07 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - murdercrow - Jun. 8th, 2010 10:19 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - qzurr - Jun. 9th, 2010 07:40 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - sigilgoat - Jun. 8th, 2010 10:09 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - chronidu - Jun. 8th, 2010 11:39 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - spiffystuff - Jun. 8th, 2010 09:21 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - sekhmet - Jun. 8th, 2010 09:59 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - chronidu - Jun. 8th, 2010 11:44 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - spiffystuff - Jun. 9th, 2010 12:13 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - bubonicapple - Jun. 9th, 2010 01:36 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - qzurr - Jun. 9th, 2010 07:38 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - spiffystuff - Jun. 9th, 2010 02:45 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - qzurr - Jun. 9th, 2010 08:06 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - freudian_lisp - Jun. 8th, 2010 09:30 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - chronidu - Jun. 8th, 2010 11:36 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - murdercrow - Jun. 8th, 2010 10:00 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - chronidu - Jun. 8th, 2010 11:41 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - celestinaketzia - Jun. 9th, 2010 11:16 pm (UTC) - Expand
(Deleted comment)
nauro_chan
Jun. 11th, 2010 03:50 am (UTC)
She told me that she kept it private to protect clients even though she would later post the art. And I had to email her to ask if I were on the list.
chaimeleon
Jun. 8th, 2010 09:08 pm (UTC)
Out of curiosity, why were you not paying upon completion, like all of her current commissioners?
pyroro
Jun. 8th, 2010 09:15 pm (UTC)
Usually if you get a badge at a con you pay up front... unfortunately the exact same thing happened to me long before I knew this community existed. It took over 2 years to get my badge and a full commission plus countless times of sending references as they mysteriously were always "lost". She may have great art..but I'll never commission her again after what I went through.. I understand the OP's frustration. It took a friend of mine who is close to her to actually get my art. When I got it I was very unsatisfied... didn't look like my character at all.
(no subject) - chaimeleon - Jun. 8th, 2010 09:17 pm (UTC) - Expand
alaitallon
Jun. 8th, 2010 09:24 pm (UTC)
You know, and I was just starting to think maybe she'd finally learned and changed her ways, but this here makes me thankful I didn't bank any amount of money on that.

Not surprised.
freudian_lisp
Jun. 8th, 2010 09:33 pm (UTC)
This makes me a little dissapointed.

I'm not very involved with Starfinder, but some part of me hoped she'd managed to change, if only to prove the saying "nobody changes" wrong.
lilenth
Jun. 8th, 2010 09:49 pm (UTC)

*sigh* And just as it was looking like she'd finally grown up and got her act together. I'm sorry to hear about your problems, hopefully she sees this and finally gives you what you paid for.
duster
Jun. 8th, 2010 10:13 pm (UTC)
I recently did a search on how many posts about Starfinder we have. We have like.... over 5. All from different people.

I'm sorry you got gypped, but then again I've learned not to take any of her "I'M SORRY I'LL DO EVERYTHING" promises seriously. I'm not at all surprised she hasn't changed.
lilenth
Jun. 8th, 2010 10:33 pm (UTC)

I don't know if you know this, but the term "gypped" is technically a racial slur, it's derivative of the term "gypsy". I just thought you should be aware that some people might consider it offensive given it's origins.
(no subject) - duster - Jun. 8th, 2010 10:45 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - lilenth - Jun. 8th, 2010 10:56 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - spiffystuff - Jun. 9th, 2010 12:22 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - lilenth - Jun. 9th, 2010 01:28 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - spiffystuff - Jun. 9th, 2010 01:40 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - rahni - Jun. 9th, 2010 06:09 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - vaekke - Jun. 9th, 2010 10:15 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - sunhawk - Jun. 10th, 2010 12:14 am (UTC) - Expand
(Deleted comment)
(no subject) - sunhawk - Jun. 10th, 2010 01:03 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - snobahr - Jun. 8th, 2010 10:49 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - onnaevilsmith - Jun. 9th, 2010 12:40 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - lilenth - Jun. 9th, 2010 01:32 am (UTC) - Expand
(Deleted comment)
(no subject) - wolf_goat - Jun. 9th, 2010 09:46 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - millilicious - Jun. 9th, 2010 03:49 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - sunhawk - Jun. 10th, 2010 12:12 am (UTC) - Expand
(Deleted comment)
Re: To that "lot of people" - sunhawk - Jun. 10th, 2010 01:02 am (UTC) - Expand
(Deleted comment)
Re: To that &quot;lot of people&quot; - sunhawk - Jun. 10th, 2010 03:06 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: To that &quot;lot of people&quot; - kayla_la - Jun. 10th, 2010 03:09 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: To that &quot;lot of people&quot; - kayla_la - Jun. 10th, 2010 03:09 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - mpd_84 - Jun. 9th, 2010 02:15 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - kayla_la - Jun. 9th, 2010 02:17 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - spiffystuff - Jun. 11th, 2010 01:18 am (UTC) - Expand
jinoki
Jun. 8th, 2010 10:36 pm (UTC)
Really not surprised to be honest. :/ She's had so many issues in the past that working with her is like playing Russian roulette.
snobahr
Jun. 8th, 2010 10:52 pm (UTC)
Requesting a small clarification
The con was in 2009, and it's 2010... It's not even a year and a half (that's another month away), and you say "going on two years"... Was this at 2009 or 2008?
murdercrow
Jun. 9th, 2010 12:41 am (UTC)
Re: Requesting a small clarification
The con I commissioned her at was in January 2009, and it is now June 2010. I'd be doubly pissed if I'd commissioned her in 2008, lol. =p
Re: Requesting a small clarification - armaina - Jun. 9th, 2010 05:22 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: Requesting a small clarification - murdercrow - Jun. 9th, 2010 06:42 am (UTC) - Expand
pinkpuppybelly
Jun. 8th, 2010 11:53 pm (UTC)
I honestly don't understand why people continue to commission artwork from her :/
mpd_84
Jun. 9th, 2010 02:13 am (UTC)
she draws pretty things and keeps changing her name...
(no subject) - jamjams - Jun. 11th, 2010 08:23 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - thornwolf - Jun. 9th, 2010 02:56 am (UTC) - Expand
(Deleted comment)
(no subject) - vaekke - Jun. 9th, 2010 10:43 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - jurann - Jun. 10th, 2010 01:29 am (UTC) - Expand
danzadragon
Jun. 9th, 2010 12:33 am (UTC)
Typical, artists using financial issues as an excuse.

Grow the fuck up and learn some money management.

Fffffff
vaekke
Jun. 9th, 2010 01:00 am (UTC)
why is anyone still commissioning her
lilenth
Jun. 9th, 2010 01:30 am (UTC)

Because people don't do enough research into artists prior to commissioning and because her work is very prettily rendered. She's got patience I'd grant her that, it's a shame she doesn't spend some of it on the important basics.
blackswan666
Jun. 9th, 2010 01:09 am (UTC)
Somehow this doesn't surprise me. A friend of mine commissioned a badge from her at FC 2006... and the only thing she's gotten is excuses and empty promises.
ducttapeninja
Jun. 9th, 2010 02:24 am (UTC)
Wait a minute wait a minute what.

She hasn't gotten anything since 2006? That's insane! I'm so sorry for your friend, man. :(
(no subject) - blackswan666 - Jun. 9th, 2010 03:56 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - feather_dancer - Jun. 9th, 2010 09:19 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - diadexxus - Jun. 10th, 2010 06:11 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - werewolfofwater - Jun. 9th, 2010 07:13 am (UTC) - Expand
(Deleted comment)
silverfalln
Jun. 9th, 2010 04:16 am (UTC)
She's been banned. I thought it was permanent.
(Deleted comment)
(no subject) - silverfalln - Jun. 9th, 2010 04:26 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - leahtaur - Jun. 9th, 2010 04:25 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - stormrunner1981 - Jun. 9th, 2010 04:35 pm (UTC) - Expand
(Deleted comment)
(no subject) - celestinaketzia - Jun. 9th, 2010 11:26 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - sekhmet - Jun. 9th, 2010 11:52 pm (UTC) - Expand
Page 1 of 3
<<[1] [2] [3] >>
( 144 comments — Leave a comment )

Profile

A_B icon
artists_beware
Commissioner & Artist, Warning & Kudos Community
Artists Beware

Community Tags

Powered by LiveJournal.com