Alex Dachshund (alex_dachshund) wrote in artists_beware,
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Beware: Electrocat

I kinda feel silly for posting this here, since it was only a $2 commission, but money is money I suppose and she took my money and never provided. 

WHO: Electrocat, Electropaw Artworks

WHERE: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/electrocat/ and http://www.furaffinity.net/user/electropawartworks

WHAT: $2 Chibi drawing

WHEN: July 7th, 2011

PROOF: http://www.furaffinity.net/journal/2508310/ (Screencap here: http://awesomescreenshot.com/0aaq9bqa4 )

EXPLAIN: Basically Electrocat was offering cheap $2 chibis and of course I thought that was a swell offer and decided to commission her. I thought it would be done in no time since I've done trades with her in the past and she was speedy on those but I've never actually commissioned her so I decided to help her out a bit. 

I left her a comment on the journal saying I was interested in a chibi:

http://www.furaffinity.net/journal/2508310/#cid:20066994

I sent her the money immediately that day:
http://www.iaza.com/work/111216C/iaza15286014529900.jpg

The next day she posts a WIP of the chibis. I thought, oh goody, they'll be done in no time!
http://www.furaffinity.net/full/6079422/

Wrong. Months go by and still no finished chibis, and she still continues to take icons and ref sheet commissions and do personal art despite owing us the chibis. She also kept posting journals claiming the chibis are almost done, or that she's going to finish them soon but still nothing.

I leave a harmless shout on her page a few months ago (it's been covered up by various shouts on her page by now) asking about the status of my chibi and she claims she was going to work on it in a week, and a week comes and goes. (I don't have a screencap of her shout since I periodically like to clear my shoutbox). I also note her asking about the chibis in October but it's marked as unread and was probably ignored.

My note to her:
http://www.iaza.com/work/111218C/iaza15286011265100.jpg
(Reason why I said "I know you hate this" is because I believe I read somewhere that someone she owed an outstanding commission to, noted her, and she completely flipped out over it. That was probably a bit out of line and I do apologize.)

I am a fan of Electrocat's art, it's cute and funny at times, but I am really frustrated that my $2 chibi doodle  from several months ago is taking way longer than it should and I still haven't seen any updates on it since that last WIP image. :< I would like either my chibi done or a refund at this point. I probably won't commission her again after this since she's left us in the dark about our art.

I am posting this here in hopes she sees it and finishes the chibis she owes me and several others.]]

Time Line of Events:

July 7th -- Commissioned her for the chibi.
http://www.furaffinity.net/journal/2508310/#cid:20066994
http://www.iaza.com/work/111216C/iaza15286014529900.jpg

July 8th -- She posts a WIP of the chibis.
http://www.furaffinity.net/full/6079422/

August ??? -- I leave a shout on her page asking for an update and she claims they will be done in a week. 
(No screencaps, sorry!)

October 13th -- Noted her asking for an update. Note was ignored.
http://www.iaza.com/work/111218C/iaza15286011265100.jpg

Dec. 20th -- Posted a shout on her userpage. It has been ignored. And she continues to upload personal art (6 new submissions the day I posted my shout).
http://www.iaza.com/work/111222C/iaza15286048655400.png

Dec. 22nd -- Sent her a note politely asking for an update or a refund. It has been read and I have received my refund.
http://www.iaza.com/work/111222C/iaza15286055990400.png My note
http://www.iaza.com/work/111222C/iaza15286057781000.jpg Refund received

I have received my refund. I guess all the beware stands for now is that she takes a VERY LONG TIME to do commissions and you'll receive little to no WIPs about it.

Tags: artist-electrocat/electropaw, resolved
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