WHERE: Initiated contact on teenycom post, did business over dA notes.
WHAT: I ordered a lineart of a new character that had never been drawn before. We agreed on the price of 15$.
WHEN: Ordered the lineart October 24th, 2010.
Ordered the commission October 24th 2010, paid on the 25th.
Checked up on the status of my commission on November 15, 2010.
Checked up on the status for the second time on December 2nd, 2010, received a WIP. I asked for changes to be made.
Checked up on the status of my commission for a third time on December 29th, 2010, received a second WIP. There were a lot of things that I asked for at the very beginning that were ignored/forgotten, and for some reason the slot for the tail that was in the sketch disappeared in the second WIP, so I asked for that to be put back in. I never got a reply to this note.
Checked up on the status of my commission a fourth time on January 29th, 2011. I noticed that they made a teenycom post asking for more commissions after telling me their scanner wasn't working, so I hoped they had it fixed and we could move on with my commission. This is also left unanswered.
Finally, the note above is answered on April 15th, 2011. The commission still isn't finished and I felt very snubbed being ignored while they kept trying to sell commissions. I asked for a refund.
We had a back and forth about me asking for a refund.
Continuation of above. Tired of arguing and tired of them, I conceded and agreed to let them finish my commission.
Checked up on the status of my commission a fifth time on August 1st, 2011. Currently unread and unanswered.
I'm just irritated that it's taking 9 months to get my commission, especially when it looked almost finished in the second WIP. I'm obviously not going to get my art or my money, but I want to post a beware, and ask for some advice.
EDIT 1: Here's the photobucket album that includes to two WIPs.
EDIT 2: After posting this entry, the artist has contacted me.