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Kayla-Na and Shin0r0z of FurAffinity

Okay I figure I should let the community know of these two, and I'll be as fair as I can with it. This is mainly my own personal spat and technical ripoff from both, but I can try to tell both sides.

Starting with Kayla-Na, or as some may know her previously Mel-The-Hybrid. I got a piece from her a WHILE back, it involved my character and one from the Sonic franchise. I had to wait about 3 months before it was actually gotten to, as she had built up quite the list beforehand, but I have no problems with waiting. I can wait this long and not mind too much. When it finally got to my piece, the idea was given during a stream ,and she promptly got to working on it. During the doodle, I noticed an error on the Sonic character, and quickly asked if it could be altered. I as instantly assaulted by chat-goers and followers telling me "She knows what she is doing!" and the like. Now, I know as a commissioner I have a RIGHT to ask for an edit unless it is specified in the rules for the art that edits are not allowed. Also I believe I paid beforehand, so what was done was done. Regardless the edit was NOT done, the error was left in. Later on I notice she drew the characters face a bit depressive, I left that be, figured maybe they were working into another expression. This was not the case. I let it be at the time and thanked her for her work, though when I got to see file up close, I wasn't fully pleased. The Sonic character in question was depressed, lazily drawn, and the error was left in as I said. This cost me around the sum of 35 dollars, and only for a sketch, no inks, colors, etc. Recently I brought the item up to her again and she told me she drew it as she did because my idea was "Depressive and just dull". Regardless, as a PROFESSIONAL artist you should be very used to ideas you do not like, if you are accepting pay; And I argue that she could have DECLINED my idea. Also, I am upset that not only did the artist not do the requested edit, but the fans AGREED with it. There is a thin line between liking an artist and being a loyalist. So in the end, we parted ways and I got stuck getting ripped off. Kayla is VERY HARD to work with, she doesn't seem open to many ideas that don't coincide with her own, and seems refused to do edits, even for minor commissioners like me.

Secondly, we have Shin0r0z, or 0r0, or 0r0ch1, you pick the name you know. I popped into one of his Donations for Doodles streams to nab me some art, and at first it was good. The first piece received was alright, and for only 10 bucks a pop, I was not complaining. Then the second I got a few days later came up a bit sloppy and out of style, but that's again something I dealt with and paid up. The third item was the last straw for me and added to some personal discrepancies I had had with this artist before (a spat about something personal, nothing I want to bring up, but it does add some personal emotion to this, which isn't good). So without even being asked if it was good, and being passed onto the "okay, next?" reply, I quickly sent him a note on FurAffinity. I mentioned how I was fed up with his performance, and desired a re-draw or refund. With all the details I gave him, the image was drawn at the incorrect angle, hid some aspects I mentioned specifically in my details, and was downright robbery since an item NOT mentioned in the doodle was drawn to block half the image. After a few troll-like responses from him, i was given a refund, thankfully, though I still say watch out for this guy. he's sneaky, he'll pretend to be your friend, but truly his talent is not worth the money at some times. He also overprices for more mature doodles. As I said, a DfD was 10 bucks, plus 5 I believe per character. To add a more mature/adult quality to that, for JUST A SKETCH, is an additional 30 dollars. yes, unless he changed his prices recently, it was 30 dollars more plus the original 10 to get anything of an adult nature. A bit outrageous if ya ask me.

So hopefully this will be read fairly. flaming is not necessary and do hope that if you ARE one of the followers of these artist, you really take a moment to think if they treat you fairly or not. I do not wish to start drama or anything, I am just merely pointing out how I was treated unfairly by these artists by either their own personal views against me, a possible misinterpretation of information, or just flat out laziness. Also I cannot post up the pictures for either cannot locate them, or they were not posted, but if you do want to see the results, I can try to get them to you.
Tags: artist-kayla na/mel-the-hybrid, artist-shin0r0z/0r0ch1, beware
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