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Lost Contact With Kikariz

Last December, 2010 I commissioned a two character image from Kikariz on Deviantart. The commission was to be fully colored, no background and cost me around 45$. I would check back with them every month or two for progress on the work they were doing for me. I never got anything other than "I'm working on the sketch." No problem, I'm very patient!

A few weeks ago, after hearing nothing, I decided to send them another update request since I hadn't seen any work done on my commission and it had been 4 months. I load up their page and notice that their account on DA (the only place I knew to contact them) was deactivated. I did a few quick Google searches trying to figure out if they had any alternate accounts. I couldn't find one.

My question here is, does anyone have info on where this artist might be? This isn't so much a beware as it is asking if anyone knows where this artist may have gone. I would love to contact them about my commission or a refund if they've come upon hard times.


Edit: Upon suggestion I'm going to attempt to contact the artist through the email address given to me when I sent the Paypal payment. Will edit with further details as they come.

EDIT 10/24/11:
Found a 'legit' new account for Kikariz that can be found HERE

I discovered it only after I watched the account. They noted me a few weeks later with this reply:

"Sorry that it took so much time to get back to you about it ;n; I feel really irresponsible to have lost my to-do list. But since I saw you as a recent watcher, I could finally remember your username. So, I still owe you a commission. Could you remind me what you wanted me to draw for you? Or you can also change if you have another idea. I know you have been waiting for a long time, so I will try to finish it as soon as possible."

This is an old beware but I figured I would edit it in case anyone looked here. The note above was dated 09/26/2011. Since then I have seen a small sketch of the commission, nothing full complete yet and personal artwork is still being uploaded to their account every so often. I will post a new beware if this issue isn't resolved by the end of the year. For now at leas progress is being made.

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connorgoodwolf
May. 8th, 2011 03:54 pm (UTC)
How did you pay Kikariz?
accomesafterb
May. 8th, 2011 04:05 pm (UTC)
Paypal
jono_m
May. 8th, 2011 03:59 pm (UTC)
O_o that link comes up as purple for me, which means I've visited that page sometime in the past.

also ran google searches myself and came up with this http://pikishi.deviantart.com/ apparently it's her new account but I can't be too sure, seems there's quite a bit of stuff going on with her, but it seems a bit irrelevant to post here.
accomesafterb
May. 8th, 2011 04:10 pm (UTC)
Looking that up on Google it seems to be a lot of people speculating it's them without confirmation from the artist them self. I'll be a little disappointed if they moved accounts without telling any of their clients.
connorgoodwolf
May. 8th, 2011 04:50 pm (UTC)
You know, it's circumstances like these where I encourage people to publish the names of the people. This type of account switching is horrid.
marus_puppy
May. 9th, 2011 12:53 am (UTC)
I definitely agree with you on this except that's against LJ rules unless the artist has their name in public in the first place.
connorgoodwolf
May. 9th, 2011 12:55 am (UTC)
Oh, that's right... *sigh* Well I'm sure there are other commissioners she left hanging, seeing from the comments on the new DA account.
marus_puppy
May. 9th, 2011 06:37 pm (UTC)
Yeah. I also see that there is a lot of dramaz surrounding this person and it's a good idea to stay well away from them I think...
demonofdreams
May. 8th, 2011 05:08 pm (UTC)
Kikariz deactivated because of a short mess where she was posting journals while being drunk, then admitting to doing it for attention, and then deactivated out of shame.

It doesn't excuse her behaviour for not keeping in contact with you or remembering her commissioners, though.
latiro
May. 8th, 2011 08:32 pm (UTC)
I know Kikariz and am already aware of her deactivating her old account and moving over to a new one

I tried sending Pikishi a PM, wanting a commission from her, but she didn't even bother to read/reply. I understand she may be busy with RL and such, but it's not that hard to check PMs (especially when someone requests a commission)

I hope everything gets resolved (hopefully)
latiro
May. 8th, 2011 08:42 pm (UTC)
also, I've noticed that I'm not the only one who wanted a commission from her, only to get ignored for no reason. On her page and the commissions journal, a few people left comments, saying that they hadn't heard back from her regarding the ordering of commissions
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