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Shadyah-Phoenix - Update #2

Continuation of: http://artists-beware.livejournal.com/451137.html and http://artists-beware.livejournal.com/457956.html

Hello guys! ^^ Yes, this is Sebelrai, but I got a new account because I kind of... lost my password to my sebelrai one.... Anyways, I've been so caught up with the whole fiasco with "Mangax" and helping online communities to deal with them (the entry I made right before this one) that it didn't occur to me to update you all about Shadyah.

I have received my artwork from her.


It is nothing like what she had showed me in the "progress screenshots" she sent, nor is it even finished.

(Sorry for the bad picture, I just hastily took a photo with my cell phone because my scanner is packed away.) Here is what I received in the mail from her. It's a quickly scrawled doodle in black pen and half-coloured with some kind of coloured pencils.

And on the back, there's some kind of pencil doodle.


Uhm.... I am very unsure of how to think about this....


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Jul. 17th, 2011 06:29 pm (UTC)
Oh no, that looks like it was doodled out in 10 mins. Eurgh, no, that's not on, it's clearly a bit of scrap doodle.
Jul. 17th, 2011 06:31 pm (UTC)
So did they refund you as they said they would?
Jul. 17th, 2011 06:57 pm (UTC)
If they did that then this seems a lot less skeevy of a move to pull.
(no subject) - kerstin_orion - Jul. 17th, 2011 06:59 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - vinndemiatrix - Jul. 18th, 2011 12:19 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - werewolfofwater - Jul. 18th, 2011 12:37 am (UTC) - Expand
Jul. 17th, 2011 06:35 pm (UTC)
haha what?

Did you at least get the refund she promised?
Jul. 18th, 2011 12:20 am (UTC)
Unfortunately, no.
Jul. 17th, 2011 06:49 pm (UTC)
That's um...nice and all, but...wha?
Was there any explanation from her at all?
Jul. 18th, 2011 12:22 am (UTC)
No, nothing. Ever since the last email I got from her in entry #2, I've have no contact with her because she either ignores emails or got a new address.
(no subject) - dinogrrl - Jul. 18th, 2011 01:21 am (UTC) - Expand
Jul. 17th, 2011 06:55 pm (UTC)
She seems to be trying to wiggle out of her contract to me. You commissioned a work for a lower price and she gives you 1/2 a work. Warhol pulled the same shit once upon a time.

It's kind of clear to me that she's simply trying to cover her ass by being able to say that she did deliver art, even if it's not up to standards or even the right medium.
Jul. 17th, 2011 07:05 pm (UTC)
Did she.. did she accidentally package up the wrong drawing to send to you? What on Earth is going on here?

If she didn't refund you like she said you would, keep pressing her for that refund. Send her a picture of what she sent you as well just in case she really did send you the wrong thing. Because honestly, there is no way someone could see that and think it's acceptable.
Jul. 18th, 2011 12:23 am (UTC)
I've been trying to get in contact with her again to see if this was maybe a mistake and she sent the wrong image, but she is not answering.
Jul. 17th, 2011 07:27 pm (UTC)
If she refunded you, then I'd say consider it resolved, since as long as you're refunded the full amount, she's technically not required to deliver any product.

If she hasn't refunded you however, you either deserve the full refund or the work originally promised. This looks pretty half-assed and definitely should not be considered adequate compensation.
Jul. 18th, 2011 12:25 am (UTC)
Unfortunately, she did not refund me like she promised. I'm trying to get in contact with her again.
Jul. 17th, 2011 08:19 pm (UTC)
Any chance you'd share the progress screenshots? Or were those in the other posts and I just missed them?
Jul. 17th, 2011 09:37 pm (UTC)
D: If she refunded you then there isn't much you can do. But that sketch is GAWD AWFUL, and half-assed. I wouldn't draw something on a used piece of paper. :/
Jul. 17th, 2011 10:13 pm (UTC)
If refunded, there's nothing much you can do. I read the other entries and there was a possibility of the MO being in the same package? If you have that, just shrug it off and move on =\

If she didn't, then...*facepalm*
Jul. 18th, 2011 12:47 am (UTC)

so she didn't refund you like she promised, and she sends you some not-completed art, even though your commission was for fully colored art...

One of them isn't even a complete sketch, it's just a basic figure. Um.

I know what you should think of this. It's totally unacceptable. It looks like she did all this artwork in 15 minutes or less.
Jul. 18th, 2011 01:09 am (UTC)
You have her address since you shipped a money order to her, yes? If she's not answering emails, maybe write her a letter? Address is also nice since you might remind her that you have it and you could take this to small claims court or something (prolly more trouble than it's worth, but it might make a good incentive for her to reply).
Jul. 18th, 2011 03:00 am (UTC)
It looks like its from chobits
Jul. 18th, 2011 04:10 am (UTC)
It's my original character
(no subject) - heiressofglee - Jul. 18th, 2011 07:23 am (UTC) - Expand
Jul. 18th, 2011 05:04 am (UTC)
So, once upon a time:
1. She threw a huge hissyfit and harassed you for posting her on A_B
2. She apologized profusely, admitted she'd been bratty and that her behavior was unacceptable, and promised to not only refund you your $15, but send you the artwork she'd done
3. Sends you artwork that looks nothing like what you saw in your progress shots, art that is a) half-colored (better that it not be colored at all, honestly) b) scribbled hastily c) HAS ANOTHER FREAKING SKETCH ON THE BACK
4. ...and still doesn't return the money she promised.

Yeah, I'd say this post needs to be here. This is unacceptable. Please be sure to update your other post with the apology email in it, because if people don't see THIS post, they may think she mended her ways.
Jul. 18th, 2011 07:46 am (UTC)
In my honest opinion...
This, to me, would be a giant slap in the face.

To take me thru ALL that and then to send this?! I, personally, would be so insulted! Like she just rubbed her butt on toilet paper and mailed it...like...put this in your pipe and smoke it for all the drama you sent my way.

It's all very disrespectful, unprofessional, and unbelievable! If it weren't for the screencaps I would have almost called your bluff!

She needs to return the money as promised and work on her business practices
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