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GeltyDrake - Commission Incomplete



$30 color digital, two character commission, with minimal background, no physical work to be mailed

Multiple conversations via FA notes over the last two years have produced only one rough sketch. Artist has busy work schedule and possibly had health issues in the Fall of 2010.
Requests for the artist to finish or refund my money have been met with apologies, but no artwork or refund. Artist continues to take commissions from others and post new artwork.

01/27/10 (Day 0) - Initial note sent on FA, accepted and paid $30 via Paypal (Images a,b,c,d)
04/07/10 (Day 70) - Artist apologizes for delays and sends proof sketch, which I approve (Images e,f,sketch)
10/09/10 (Day 255) - I ask for another update, artist apologizes again and offers his MSN messenger info to stay in touch (I don't use MSN messenger, but it was a nice gesture) (Images j,k,l,m)
05/26/11 (Day 484) - Artist deletes his gallery and journals, but the next day apologizes and starts over (Image journals)
09/23/11 (Day 604) - I ask for an update, artist is apologetic and promises to work on it, I thank them for their honesty (Images g,h,i)
12/31/11 (Day 703) - I contact artist and ask where I am in his list of commissions (Image n)
01/03/12 (Day 706) - No response to my last note, but artist posts a journal with commission waiting list (Image journal)
06/19/12 (Day 874) - I formally request a refund, artist is sincerely sorry, but insists on finishing the commission next week (06/26/12) but does not respond to my question if it's not ready, will he give me a refund (Images o,p,q,r,s,t,u)
06/28/12 (Day 883) - I contact artist again, no response (Image v)
07/04/12 (Day 889) - I contact artist again, no response (Image w)
07/08/12 (Day 893) - This post

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( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
Jul. 17th, 2012 11:23 pm (UTC)
Some of your screencaps are a little out of order, G H and I are dated September 23rd 2011 not 2010. Could you please fix that so that the events of your post are in the right chronological order? Thanks!
Jul. 18th, 2012 12:45 am (UTC)
This is just awful - especially since he fav'd something just an hour ago. He's obviously active. Beware well warranted.
Jul. 18th, 2012 02:29 am (UTC)
Beware very well warranted. The only comment I'd make about your final response - counting the commission as lost - could be taken by someone as meaning you're writing the money off as a loss, too, instead of wanting a refund.
Jul. 18th, 2012 01:18 pm (UTC)
Beware very very well warranted.
I hope something comes out of it soon, but since he was so eager to finish it why could he not just send an inked preview.
When I am super 100% complete eager to draw something it can get done 60% faster then normal.
Feb. 12th, 2013 03:34 pm (UTC)
This really bothers me as i read this. considering i've seen him a lot on a few artists streams quite a bit as well as noticed from several friends journal that he was doing sketchmissions recently.

Edited at 2013-02-12 03:38 pm (UTC)
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