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Warning/Disappeared?: Clazziquai

WHO: Clazziquai/Jenny Park

WHERE: http://clazziquai.deviantart.com/

WHAT: $15 Full-body drawing w/ two characters

WHEN: Contacted/Paid on November 10th, 2010


PROOF:
Post advertising commissions:
http://clazziquai.deviantart.com/journal/36165691/

My embarrassing gushing and setting up the commission:




Payment received:


EXPLANATION:
A few weeks later a friend mentioned on Twitter that she hadn't responded to his recent note after paying her, I contacted her to check up on the how it was coming(mainly to see if she was still around).
The response:

I replied that it if it was going to be posted by the end of the week there was no need to fuss over posting sketches, yet the end of the week came and went and there was no sign of anything. In fact, this is the last I heard from her.

I got a little busy around that time myself, yet when I went to check on her DA later, I found she'd been to a convention:


So, I decided to send her a note asking for an update:

and, in case she didn't respond, left a comment on the original commission post:

Still nothing.

Waited a bit longer, in case she was just taking awhile to respond as she had in the past, then sent her a final note asking for the piece she said was nearly finished with two months earlier or a refund(given I'd seen nothing to prove she had done anything so far).

Kind of blunt, I admit.

Either way it is well past that date, just spent a month working on some papers so I couldn't get around to taking screenshots earlier, so I'm posting here now.

Between my having never commissioned someone before(though have taken commissions myself) and her saying this was her first time taking commissions, I'm not sure if I somehow messed up or if she took too much on or what but, personally, I feel this worth a post given she seems to have taken on five commissions, all paid according to the post/talking to the one mentioned as 'unpaid', yet doesn't appear to have produced anything despite claiming she was nearly finished months ago.

ETA (2/10/2012): This matter has been resolved, details here: http://artists-beware.livejournal.com/567471.html
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Comments

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kerstin_orion
Mar. 29th, 2011 12:08 pm (UTC)
Do they take commissions under their real name (I assume the name up there is her real name)? If not, please remove it from the entry.

Edited at 2011-03-29 12:16 pm (UTC)
gargoylekitty
Mar. 29th, 2011 01:25 pm (UTC)
Her real name is filled out on the DA account front page.
kerstin_orion
Mar. 30th, 2011 12:07 am (UTC)
Ah, okey dokey. Didn't see it up there (I'm not a DA regular).
foxhack
Mar. 29th, 2011 12:44 pm (UTC)
Hi there. :p

Guess what? SHE DID THIS TO ME TOO.
foxhack
Mar. 29th, 2011 12:46 pm (UTC)
And by that I mean she said she vanished because of exams. I actually took a long time to send her the refs and stuff for the artwork I wanted, but after I did, she just vanished.

I'm only out a few bucks, but it's still annoying.

Also, I didn't think to report her here since I figured this was mostly for furry artists... yeah, sorry.
lilenth
Mar. 29th, 2011 01:02 pm (UTC)

It's for any artist, unfortunately furry tends to produce a fair amount of bad apples and many of the artists/clients who use AB are furries or enjoy anthro style work.

There have been anime artists, illustrators and many more posted about here. Unfortunately attitudes in 'fine art' circles hold that places like AB are sacrilege because somehow art is different to any other job, apparently the notion that just like everyone else artists have to do their jobs or get a bad review really upsets some people. So that's probably why you don't see many people from those sorts of disciplines posting here.
gargoylekitty
Mar. 29th, 2011 03:23 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I feel bad about pointing her out to you. Sorry! XP

I mentioned to you I was going to post it here a few weeks back on Twitter, though I figured you'd missed the @.
foxhack
Mar. 29th, 2011 04:55 pm (UTC)
Yeah, all those @s get lost in the sea of spam. :(
lilenth
Mar. 29th, 2011 12:54 pm (UTC)

How did you pay the person?

Obviously, it's too long to dispute it with paypal, but if you paid via credit or debit card through paypal, you could ask them to dispute it/do a charge back.

Other than that your only recourse is small claims court.

I don't think you did anything wrong, it seems that she wasn't ready to take commissions and thus screwed up then compounded it by ignoring you.
gargoylekitty
Mar. 29th, 2011 03:21 pm (UTC)
I paid with paypal though it takes it directly from my bank account, not sure I can dispute that though never thought to look into it once the paypal dispute time was up.

I'll look into it, thanks for the suggestion(even if only for future reference).
fuzzwolfie
Mar. 30th, 2011 05:01 am (UTC)
So sorry this happened to you. :< Hopefully someone here can get you back in contact perhaps? If not at least it wasn't an expensive commission.
sigilgoat
Feb. 11th, 2012 01:03 am (UTC)
Marking as resolved due to this update: http://artists-beware.livejournal.com/567471.html
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