Celestina Ketzia (celestinaketzia) wrote in artists_beware,
Celestina Ketzia
celestinaketzia
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I am posting this on behalf of Dipper. She does not have a LJ account, and she has had a negative experience with Starfinder.

In November of 09 Starfinder delivered one of her pay on delivery commissions to Dipper. Unfortunately, it was not what Dipper had ordered. She had ordered her character done as an anthro, and Starfinder delivered her character as a feral.

Dipper told Starfinder that is not what she wanted, and Starfinder said she would correct the mistake. At this point, Starfinder asked for payment for the first so that she can "pay for bills". Dipper paid her, but she admits that it was because she was afraid Starfinder was not going to do the corrections without it, or that Starfinder would bad mouth her in her gallery.

Dipper never heard from Starfinder again.

Below the cut are emails between Dipper and Starfinder. All images are SFW.

> From: star@nvisionphotosandart.com
> To: dip_o_whip@hotmail.com
> Subject: Finished Art!
> Date: Sat, 21 Nov 2009 12:45:37 -0800
>
> Here he is! Let me know if I missed anything. He was really fun to
> draw. :) as for paypal, the addy is star@nvisionphotosandart.com make
> sure to include your email and FA name in the notes.
>
> - Star

Here is the image that Starfinder turned over to Dipper.

On Nov 21, 2009, at 2:40 PM, Dipper wrote:

This so SO freakign amazing..But oh god I hope I do not sound like such a bitch, but I sent images a long with it ...to refer to an anthro char..

here is the email and what it said. I feel so bad for this and I think the link was overlooked to portray the character with the hair and bandage as said in my desc. I will go ahead and pay for the previous one, but do you think you could do the one in my email as well?

Sorry for the hassle, I really hate coming off as unsatisfied (which I am not) This was just an important character of mine for my story and I needed a better image of him

____________________________________________

This is my character, there isnt much color but i will tell you what it is. His name and everything is on the page.

http://www.furaffinity.net/view/3063587 <--- THIS IS THE LINK
The markings on his neck glow a bit.
the cape around him is a dark red color, scarlet.
The band around his head scarlet as well. The metal band around his head is golden with emerald gems.
The metal band around his chest is golden and very light red tassels that you see.
You can follow this picture below for the coloring.
Also there is a bio on him, about his personality and age (41)
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b156/CSIfreak505/diphorse.png
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b156/CSIfreak505/diphorse2.png




From: star@nvisionphotosandart.com
To: dip_o_whip@hotmail.com
Subject: Re: Finished Art!
Date: Sat, 21 Nov 2009 14:54:44 -0800

Aack, the image showed color refs in non-anthro, and it showed anthro as well, so I wasn't sure and I went with the non-anthro since the refs for those were finished in color and I assumed they were more current. I'll see about doing a second one as soon as I can. I mostly opened up for these two busts since I have some emergency car-repair bills that I needed to pay for ASAP, but I'll see what I can do for a second one. For the future though, if you have both anthro and non antho refs it's always good to specify which one you would like because otherwise I'll probably default to whichever reference is more 'finished' and clear. :/

- Star


On Nov 21, 2009, at 3:03 PM, Dipper wrote:

Yea, just the two references below were specified in saying "You can follow this picture below for the coloring." and I gave a lot of detail in describing the first link in reference to all the things on his head, the bandage which the last two images did not have... so I thought you knew :[ sorry about that, but I thought I was being specific. But no worries I can wait. Don't trouble yourself :/


From: star@nvisionphotosandart.com
To: dip_o_whip@hotmail.com
Subject: Re: Finished Art!
Date: Sat, 21 Nov 2009 15:20:36 -0800

Sorry about that! I'll try to get out to it as soon as possible, although I ask, can the first one be paid for since I did these with the intent of paying off some bills which need to be handled ASAP :/



On Nov 21, 2009, at 3:23 PM, Dipper wrote:

Thank you hun I really appreciate it. I was afraid of something bad happening and I admire you so much as an artist and you know I always love receiving your art. I have no problem paying right now. I cant wait to see the second one.



After that Starfinder hasn't responded to her. Dipper is writing this off as a loss, but she does want others to know that Starfinder is still managing to not deliver her pay on delivery items correctly, either.

ETA: Dipper also wanted me to add that she paid around $35.
Tags: artist-starfinder/-star-/astray/kannos, beware
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