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Positive Reviews Post: Happy 2013!

HAPPY NEW YEAR A_Bers! I hope your holidays were all well, and that 2013 is a good one for you. Lets keep the traditional ball rolling, and do our first review post of the year!

While many of us know the rules of the game now, here's a helpful refresher for one and all:
To help keep things organized, please follow this simple form:

1. Name of the person you recommend:
2. Link to person's website or art page:
3. Approximate time period of when you did business with this person:
4. Details
(Here's where you tell us why they are so awesome! What made the transaction go so well? Perhaps link to the art or suit you bought/sold if you feel like sharing. Please mark NSFW if the subject matter is adult!!):

If you have multiple people to recommend, please put them in separate comments to keep things organized.

Trades are just as welcome as paid transactions. But try not to post for friends (or yourself) who are looking to be commissioned. If customers are what they/you seek, teenycom, artsales or artcommissions is for them!

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Jan. 2nd, 2013 04:41 am (UTC)
1. HoleWeet
2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/holeweet/
3. December
4. HoleWeet was offering some discounted winter icons, and,having never commissioned her before, I decided to jump on it. The result was extremely lovely and produced very quickly!


(Edited for moody browser/keyboard combo.)

Edited at 2013-01-02 04:44 am (UTC)
Jan. 2nd, 2013 04:50 am (UTC)
Commissioner: Reizo
1. Reizo
2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/reizo
3. paid on Dec. 21; pic completed on Dec. 24
4. Reizo approached me for a commission when I was offering experimental cell-shaded commissions. He was a very friendly individual to work with, plus he's really happy with the commission I've completed just three days after payment. Links to the commission in question plus an alternate version (Warning: both pics are NSFW):

Jan. 2nd, 2013 05:39 am (UTC)
1. Addotrail (dA/FA)
2. http://addotrail.deviantart.com/
3. Dec 6 - 22
4. I've done a few pieces for Addotrail before and they are always sweet and patient. They know what they want but are willing to let the artist do their own thing to get a picture both parties will enjoy.


Edited at 2013-01-02 05:40 am (UTC)
Jan. 2nd, 2013 05:41 am (UTC)
1. Dimby
2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/dimby
3. Dec 8 - 26
4. Dimby contacted me for an erotic Christmas card to send out to his friends for the holidays. Knowing the holidays is a busy time for everyone, he was fine getting the card after Christmas so long as it was done before New Years. He is another customer that knows what he wants but takes the artist's views into consideration, trusting their input.

The SFW version: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/9549312/
Jan. 2nd, 2013 06:34 am (UTC)
1. Name of the person you recommend: Wintersoul

2. Link to person's website or art page: http://www.wintersoulstudios.com/

3. Approximate time period of when you did business with this person: August-September (It's a bit late. Sorry about that guys!)

4. Details: I commissioned a pendant from this artist at a con. She gave me a written receipt and put my name down. In 2 weeks she was already done my pendant. I noticed that it was taking awhile to ship (in total, it took a month to come from Colorado to Canada). I shot her an email asking if she knew if there were any postage shortages. She answered no and offered a refund if I didn't get the pendant in a week. I got it two days later and let her know. Awesome transaction!
Jan. 2nd, 2013 07:28 am (UTC)
1. Name of the person you recommend: BulletHoles
2. Link to person's website or art page: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/bulletholes
3. Approximate time period of when you did business with this person: 1/1/13 (all done within 24 hours)
4. Details: BulletHoles opened commissions and I approached her to get a ref sheet done of my character Lukas, and she was more than happy to work on him. His ref sheet was done within 24 hours, and the quality isn't lacking at all for her speed! She even included a cute little pixel icon of him!
Jan. 2nd, 2013 10:56 am (UTC)
1. Name of the person you recommend: Lusopakak/Cosumin

2. Link to person's website or art page: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/lusopakak

3. Approximate time period of when you did business with this person: december 2012

4. Details:
cosumin is fast, polite, honest and really affordable. their art is extremely cute and they are very up front if they think something will/will not work with their style.

in fact, cosumin is *SO* polite that when i contacted them about a commission they actually advised me of when their prices were going to be even lower (they do regular discount commissions). i went with the full price just because dang, that level of niceness deserves sticker price.

can't speak highly enough of this artist!
Jan. 2nd, 2013 03:17 pm (UTC)
Song Dog on FA
1. Name of the person you recommend: Song Dog

2. Link to person's website or art page: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/songdog/

3. Approximate time period of when you did business with this person:
Transaction ran between November 15th and December 11th of 2012.

4. Details (Here's where you tell us why they are so awesome! What made the transaction go so well? Perhaps link to the art or suit you bought/sold if you feel like sharing.

I asked for a slot in the artist's Iron Artist and was contacted promptly. I had an issue with paypal recognizing my debit card and needed to wait several days for verification and the artist was very understanding during this period. The artist had let me know ahead of time that she had never drawn my character's species but was willing to try and I was very pleased with the results: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/9450187/
Jan. 2nd, 2013 07:47 pm (UTC)
1. Sweepshire
2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/sweepshire/
3. First week of December.
4. She made up the sketch really fast and it was totally perfect from the start. Coloring didn't take her much longer. And for $15 it was a great deal!
Jan. 2nd, 2013 07:50 pm (UTC)
1. Tiki-san
2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/tikisan/
3. Middle of December.
4. She worked very fast and did a lovely job on my character. I didn't ask for anything specific, so I like what she came up with! It was only $15. Next time I will pay the extra $10 and have it shaded 'cause her shading style is pretty.
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/9481271/ ('Disney' style nudity... no clothes, but no bits showing)
Jan. 2nd, 2013 07:58 pm (UTC)
1. tktktk
2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/tktktk/
3. Beginning of December.
4. Her icons were only $6 each and very cute. She got them out fast and I used mine for the entire month.

Edited at 2013-01-02 08:09 pm (UTC)
Jan. 2nd, 2013 08:16 pm (UTC)
1. Zenia
2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/zenia
3. October, took less than a week.
4. I did a trade with Zenia back in October. She was fast, friendly and the drawing was really cute. Would definitely recommend.
Jan. 2nd, 2013 11:47 pm (UTC)
1. Name of the person you recommend: Ookami-kun on FA and DA.
2. Link to person's website or art page: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/ookami-kun/ and http://ookami-kun.deviantart.com/
3. Approximate time period of when you did business with this person: 26th December.
4. Details: I was lucky enough to finally get a slot from Ookami-kun, I really wanted to someday get a commission from him. Since it was still around the holidays, I didn't expect it to be fast, yet the commission was set on December 26th and after I sent him the payment it was finished after his two other commissions on December 28th. I was very impressed and happy about the purchase, it was fast, the chibis look very well done and not rushed and overall good business.
Jan. 3rd, 2013 12:13 am (UTC)
1. Holydust
2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/holydust/
3. November 2012
4. Details:

Superprofessional and friendly artist, took on a tough commission that I needed done for a Christmas deadline and came up with a really professional digital artwork that my giftee was thrilled about :D She gave me updates in a timely fashion, was able to use my references in a creative way that satisfied what I wanted from the artwork but was totally unable to even come close to drawing myself lol

I was looking for someone who could do a portrait that had a cool stylized comic look but also still looked like the person, and I picked HD because I like how she does bodies, faces, poses and she's got a real nice touch with colour and lighting.

Her turnaround time was perfect, I really appreciated her working with me and her receptiveness about a few tweaks to the sketch she gave me. I don't get a chance to commission art very often but I am very happy with my whole experience with Holydust. Reccommended all the way! :D

ETA: I also went with HD based on a positive recc posted here in another such positive recc post, so thanks! ^_^

Edited at 2013-01-03 12:14 am (UTC)
Jan. 3rd, 2013 06:58 pm (UTC)
1. Name of the person you recommend: SpaceVoyager
2. Link to person's website or art page: http://spacevoyager.deviantart.com/
3. Approximate time period of when you did business with this person: Started in Oct. 2012, got the plush late Dec. 2012
4. Details :
Amazing to work with. I've never had trouble getting a hold of her for contact of any sort. She was having a random Grab-Bag plush give away, and I grabbed one of her Pokemon slots. Since it was random, I didn't know what character I'd get, but had an idea of the size it would be. She also included a few candies with the grab bag

When I finally got the plush, I was floored. It was awesome, the plush was a little bigger than expected, which was a plus. this isn't my first time working with Space, but she's super easy to work with and is not bad with deadlines.

finished piece: http://fav.me/d5omjkt
Jan. 3rd, 2013 11:37 pm (UTC)
1. Name of the person you recommend: Carororo
2. Link to person's website or art page: Carororo
3. Approximate time period of when you did business with this person: I commissioned her on the 20th of december and they noted me they'd be out of town for a few days before I paid, so I figured there was a little bit of waiting to do, which was fine. I was actually very pleasantly surprised to see my art completed just one week after!
4. Details: Basically I saw a gif of a dancing reindeer of hers and I fell in love with it. I commissioned her a dancing bunny (see my avatar and this link) and she was really nice all through the deal. She was very quick - considered that she was on holidays for a few days, it's even more impressive how quick she worked - and offered to change details after the animation was done. A real pleasure doing business with this lady, I would recommend her a thousand times :)
Jan. 4th, 2013 02:03 am (UTC)
1. Binx/ Skissored
2. www.furaffinity.net/user/skissored

3. July, And September (commissioned multiple times)</p>

4. Arts: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/8708556/



Binx has always been a pleasure to work with. I know her personally as well, and she is always fun,polite and incredibly business oriented when it comes to commissions.
The first commission was a last minute due to another artist dropping out and she met an incredibly speedy deadline (under 2 weeks) for an incredible price. It came out wonderfully and he loved it. She was incredibly prompt on making sure I knew what was going on and was just awesome :3

Jan. 4th, 2013 03:16 am (UTC)
1. Name of the person you recommend: Demicoeur
2. Link to person's website or art page: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/demicoeur
3. Approximate time period of when you did business with this person: Originally noted her for an Bronze Artist slot I believe in October.
4. Details: This is a bit of a story, so bear with me:
I originally noted her in October I believe for a Bronze artist slot, I ended up canceling due to financial issues, she was understanding and that was the end of that.
On December 30th I recieved a note in my inbox with the image that I had canceled, and informed her of such. she said:" I double-checked. Somehow, I'd marked you down as paid even though I never got paid for this one. It's okay though, my own fault/stupidity. I've been having one of those days it seems. You got free art out of it though so hopefully that's not a bad thing? XD "
I sent her 40CAD, and intend on paying her the remaining amount this Friday.
This is the image in question: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/9583221/

Overall, Demicoeur is not only an amazing artist, but an amazing person and I will be going back to her for art.
Jan. 4th, 2013 04:49 am (UTC)
1. Mokinzi
2. http://mokinzi.deviantart.com/
3. First contacted/paid Dec. 27th, art was finished Jan. 3rd.
4. I saw Mokinzi opened up for portrait commissions and immediately jumped after seeing their post about it. I'd never contacted her before but have always loved her work. She was super sweet and professional, and turnaround was super fast considering the time of year. Highly recommend! Here's the artwork that she did for me: http://my.deviantart.com/messages/#/d5q9nvs
Jan. 4th, 2013 11:11 pm (UTC)
1. Name of the person you recommend: Kloe
2. Link to person's website or art page:
(Artist does business out of both accounts.)
3. Approximate time period of when you did business with this person: December 2012. Finished piece posted Dec. 15th.
4. Details: I've commissioned Kloe a number of times over the last year and he is always friendly and professional from start to finish. He sends WIPs for every step from the rough sketch to colors and he is very conscientious about getting the details right. When I made some minor detail changes to my character after the commission we had agreed upon was well under way he offered to go back and tweak the picture to match even though I would have been perfectly happy to have the character drawn to fit the previous reference images I had provided for him. He is excellent at communication and he will tell you immediately if there is going to be a delay or if there is a problem that needs to be taken care of.
Art: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/9471920/ (NSFW - f/f sexual activity.)
Jan. 5th, 2013 08:33 pm (UTC)
Artist: Lichdog/Koze
1: Lichdog/Koze
2: https://www.furaffinity.net/user/lichdog
3: December (under a month)
4: Kept me updated around the holidays with delays, friendly, pleasant to work with.

Finish commission (NSFW): https://www.furaffinity.net/view/9563448/
Jan. 20th, 2013 06:08 am (UTC)
1. Name of the person you recommend: Zenia
2. Link to person's website or art page: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/zenia/ AND http://zenia.unixdaemons.com/commission/
3. Approximate time period of when you did business with this person: Commissioned on 01/16-17/2013 and finished icon plus a pinup picture on 01/19/2013
4. Details: Zenia was a joy to deal with. She was polite and friendly as well as patient while trying to figure out the details of the commission since she only had a single piece of lineart to work with. She asked all the right questions and made sure that I stayed in the loop while she worked. I enjoyed her attitude and her artwork is wonderful. I would advise those who like her style to commission her. You won't be disappointed! (Artwork: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/9727643/)
Jan. 22nd, 2013 10:27 am (UTC)
Commissioner- Cinnanom
Time of transaction: She has commissioned me over the course of my Iron Artist challenge, so plenty of on/off work starting three months ago

I don't know if I could ask for a better client. She has always been polite, patient, masterful at managing her payments and always pays on time.
We are not friends but I could see myself being friends with her. Delightful client, A++ personality. If Cinnanom ever commissions you, you know you've got a client you can trust
Jan. 22nd, 2013 10:31 am (UTC)
Time of transaction: Same as above, about three months ago work came in from her, and has been getting work with me since.

Maekip is Cinnanom's partner, however they come to me separately for commissions. She is also a cut above typical clients, always kind and easy to work with, pays on time and quite patient. Both Cinnanom and Maekip come up with great ideas and beautiful characters for me to work with

Honestly they're both great. Definitely do business with them
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