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.
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.
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.