rockin_rizon (rockin_rizon) wrote in artists_beware,

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Artist: DCrabbit

This is actually my first time posting here (and hopefully my last). I really hate resorting to this, as I am the type of guy not to want anything bad happen to them. However, this has gone on too long and something needs to be done once and for all.

WHO: DCRabbit


WHAT: A commission drawing featuring his female character Busty, my character (Rockin), and Doral's character. (It was a NSFW type of commission)

WHEN:  We spoke about it last year on Feb. 15, as well as paid for it on that said day. He said the payment was 40 dollars.

EXPLAIN:  I have asked DCRabbit one day to please make a commission (Remember, it was a NSFW type of art commission), due to the fact I was a bit intrigued of his art style and how he drew some of the characters. Once the payment was made, I began my wait.

Normally, when it comes to commissions, I'm fairly patient as long as I know there's been some progress made. I can be understanding if a situation on their side arose, as everyone should deal with their life problem before worrying about their customers. I feel I should give the artist the same type of respect I should expect them to give to me.

Two months have passed and I decided to prod him slightly, wondering if he has done any progress. I was actually able to get a response from him (he explained he got a bit of black mold poisoning at his place, and thus why commissions were going a bit slow). I understood and let him be. I've also been told that he said he'll work on it as soon as he can.

I've soon noticed that it seems, from certain times, he has some sort of illness on him. I figured it wasn't too serious, seeing as he still draws from time to time (and has been doing commissions with no problem. I decided to just relax and see how things go.

On June, a few weeks before Anthrocon 10 , I gave him a prod wondering if my commission was done. Sadly, I didn't get a response. However, I was thrilled to see DCrabbit in person at an artist alley table (this all happened on friday, mind you). I asked him in person if the commission was done, and he said it was! There was only one problem: my commission was in his car, and he forgot it. He said he'd give it to me tomorrow. Next day, saturday, I arrive at his table again and....he explained he forgot the commission in his car...and that he'd give to me on sunday for sure. Sunday comes...and I don't even see the guy. I wondered what happened to him, and I don't believe I remember anyone telling me what happen.

When I got home on Sunday, I saw this on his journal Turns out his body starts to fail on him and he bails out of the con so as to make himself feel better. I'm glad that he was alright, at least.

At this point, I began to question myself towards the artist. There has been no proof of any effort done whatsoever on my art, and I keep being dodged from time and time again. I know he's not feeling well, but jesus! It was at that point I began prodding him more and more about the art




But there has been no answer from him through these notes whatsoever. I even tried posting on his page in regards to him to look at his PM, but there has been no answer for the past week. I've been waiting a year and a half on a commission that probably hasn't even been drawn yet., and it's irritating.

I didn't want to have to resort to this, due to his condition and all, but something has to be done...=/

 EDIT1: Okay, someone suggested I look through the info of his address on Paypal so I can make a small claim case on him. Unfortunately, I can't seem to find it (not sure if I'm doing this right. I went to the transaction log and don't seem to find his info), Even now, I send him notes and he doesn't seem to respond to them (while at the same time, updating his journals). There's a fair chance I'll see him this year at Anthrocon 11.

My only question is what to do from that point WITHOUT making a big ruckus out of it? I don't care whether he gives me a refund or if he gives me the picture at this point. I just want it done and done.

Tags: artist-dcrabbit, beware
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