Joseph Welch (eradragon) wrote in artists_beware,
Joseph Welch

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Beware: Bendilin

When I commissioned him, he was a lot more active. Then I saw he was opening animation commissions. This was shortly after an issue I had with Besped, so thought I could get it replace with this fellow. This action proved me wrong.

Who: Ben Spurr (aka Bendilin)

Where: Fur Affinity

What: Single character adult animation

When: February 25, 2010 was when I sent payment off

Proof: Here I am, listed on his front page. Along with a friend of mines who I suggested to him, since it was cheap. Has been saying animated for a while now.

Yesterday I got this note from someone saying he was active elsewhere. During the period of when I commission him to present day, he has been avoiding my notes and adding more and more people to his watch list on FA. ( is the link provided in the screen shot )

Wish I had screen shot his Twitter feed, but at the time I sent him this message, he was in a conversation with someone else. I go and check his account today to find his twitter account to be gone. So once again, he has high tail it else where. 

Explain: So I commissioned a animation from Bendilin. Not expecting too much considering the price, but he said he was willing to do it, and accepted my money up front. He was active back when it happened so I thought it would be done at least within a year. After months of no communication, I started sending notes, asking about updates. He did reply once, saying he was working on it, but that was it. when I asked back in April 2011, he never replied back. It was around then I notice more and more people being added to his FA watch list. So he was still active.

I did ask one of the FA mods if they could check out to see if he was still active, but they couldn't help. Not a surprise, this being personal matter and not the website problem. Time passed, I would keep checks on it, did ask again, but of course no response. Added his AiM name in hopes of catching him online, but no luck there either. Wasn't until I got an IM from someone over on FA, informing me of an article written about him, which also pointed out his Twitter Feed, which was quite active, with him talking to several people upon the time I caught it. Sent him a message there and like I said before, his twitter account is now gone. So I don't know what... is he hiding from me or people in general.

So as of this posting, nothing has been solved. If you see this fellow, be weary of him, as I can safely say, he's a con-artist. Don't know what to do. Can assume, best would be to give up on it, but I still have a slight bit of hope to catch him if anything.
Tags: artist-bendilin, beware

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