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Artist I commissioned

I commissioned a furry artist, nice enough guy, good artist, well known and has alot of art up, fairly well known I suppose.

Anyway, I commissioned him back in March, of 04....and I know, kinda dumb, but, I was being patient, he had work issues, then was moving and this...and that...and after a year and a half, excuses don't really concern me anymore. I just want the pictures I commissioned him for, ya know?

Brian Wear's never been a problem from what I hear, all his friends say he's a little flaky, and flighty, but doesn't screw people over for art stuff.

So, being on the wrong end of a commission(I asked for my money back today, or the 2 pictures, he hasn't replied yet) I figured I'd warn others that he wil take his sweeeeeet long time, to get anything done.

Now, he's drawn lots of other pics in that time...other commissions, art for himself, stuff like that, so, yeah, did what I could to warn others about him. Nice guy, but...doesn't finish his projects in a timely fashion.

EDIT: I got a reply, he sounded very unhappy, that I asked for my refund or the pictures, but said he'd send the money back, he also mentioned he hated commissions. So there you go, if you want to give it a shot, feel free, but I seriously doubt he'll actually get around to drawing anything for someone else.
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Oct. 14th, 2005 04:29 pm (UTC)
Darn, and I was seriously thinking about commissioning him some day, too...
Oct. 14th, 2005 04:32 pm (UTC)
I've had a problem with him... I commissioned him back at Califur.0 (2004) for a piece that was to be finised at the con. Well, he never even started it. I visited him few days after, still nothing after he said he'd have it done. I saw him at FC05, he was working on many other current commissions, and told me he'd do it. Then I emailed him a while back (May or June) and he told me my character has changed some many times that he didn't want to bother with it. Well, my species changed from wolf to folf/fox, but the marking and such didn't change one bit.
Here's his email addy, he does answer it, though be ready for some really lame reason that you've already heard at least once.

Oct. 14th, 2005 04:37 pm (UTC)
I sent a PM over DeviantArt, if he doesn't send me the pics, I'll want my money back, simple as that.

I'm tired of being nice at this point.
Oct. 14th, 2005 04:49 pm (UTC)
I never could get him to refund my $25 or whatever it was... so I just gave. There are much better artists out there anyway.
Oct. 14th, 2005 07:42 pm (UTC)
I'll get one or the other...and if not, there will be much information released about his failings as a artist, and I doubt he'll get alot of commissions afterward.
Oct. 14th, 2005 10:36 pm (UTC)
Well, out of curiousity... care to share your information privately? midnight.fox@gmail.com

I'm rather interested to know what's you've come across.
Oct. 14th, 2005 08:47 pm (UTC)
Thats seriously not right, looks like another taker of money and runner :/
Oct. 16th, 2005 05:50 am (UTC)
the same thing happened to me...
Oct. 23rd, 2005 03:23 am (UTC)
Ugh, I commission people, but seriously this guy is lame ><;

Thats good you got your refund back, I'd probably do the same :)

Oct. 23rd, 2005 11:22 pm (UTC)
Not yet, but he said it's on it's way.
Oct. 23rd, 2005 04:26 pm (UTC)
Over a year? You have the most outstanding degree of patience! I don’t think it’s unreasonable for a commission buyer to ask for a proposed deadline before they send payment. It’s also not unreasonable to pay in instalments: a down-payment, and a final payment for job done. If an artist doesn’t like doing commissions, the prospect of money for completed work should at least keep ‘erm motivated.
Oct. 23rd, 2005 11:22 pm (UTC)
I try to be patient, I understood he was busy, and such, but my patience ran out after too long, nearly the 2 year mark is when I start complaining. My first commission only took about a month, as he was a busy guy with work and RL issues as well.
Oct. 24th, 2005 12:37 am (UTC)
I think a reasonable time frame shouldn’t honestly exceed a month, even for the busiest of artists. I won’t offer commissions if I don’t have the time available to finish them promptly. If he had that many RL issues, he should have returned your money and admitted he couldn’t do the work, not scarper with the cash and hope you’d forget about it >8(
Oct. 27th, 2005 03:31 am (UTC)
And this is why I'm of the opinion that you should never do something you hate just to make money. Especially something creative.
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