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February positive reviews!

If you've had a great commission experience, either as an artist or a customer, please comment here and spread the word. It doesn't have to be a full-on story, though you're welcome to type one! All we need are a few lines on why this person was so great to work with. You can also recommend companies, such as printers or fursuit-making teams, as long as it's relevant to artists!

There are plenty of reasons to post someone here: perhaps they went above and beyond the call of duty to fix a problem, or were so prompt with communication and payment it was like having them right next to you, or were very professional and courteous every time you contacted them.

To help keep things organized, please follow this simple form:

1. Name of the person you recommend (please also put this in the subject of your comment):
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.

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funkicarus
Feb. 1st, 2013 11:47 pm (UTC)
transatlanticalien
i'd like to reccomend transatlanticalien on deviantart.

http://transatlanticalien.deviantart.com/

i got a sketch commission from them in early january and wow it was just super spot on.

they have a really gorgeous style and positively dirt cheap prices (since she's only on deviantart and that seems to be the MO there) as well as a pretty deep bench of things they're able to draw. weird monstery horror, anthros, humans, landscapes...they can prettymuch do all of them.
xisidereal
Feb. 1st, 2013 11:51 pm (UTC)
Kierstal
I am lame and missed Jan's posting, so, I hope it's ok to sneak this in for Feb so Kierstal gets some exposure :D


1) Kierstal!
2) http://www.furaffinity.net/user/kierstal/
3) Around December 1st ish? It was completed before Christmas :)
4) http://www.furaffinity.net/view/9483619/ / http://www.furaffinity.net/view/9481090 - Not only did I get nearly hourly updates of the image, Keirstal was super sweet and pleasant. Always prompt in communication, also to correct the one slight error with one of the pairs getting swapped with their mates. In addition to the super large image with a snow addition and a clear addition, we got close ups of each couple. It was a gift for Christmas for my mate (we're the center couple!) and my sister's and their beaus :)

Edited at 2013-02-01 11:53 pm (UTC)
inkstainedrat
Feb. 2nd, 2013 12:07 am (UTC)
Keedot
1. Keedot
2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/keedot
3. Beginning of January, turn around was about a week
4. The slot was a 'wing-it' type spot, where Kee took three adjectives and some refs and ran with 'em. What she produced absolutely amazed me. From the word 'inventor', she designed a fabulous character that is now going to be an important companion to my existing Lady. I was in no way expecting a two character piece, so it was a lovely surprise.
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/9643356/ (SFW)
celestinaketzia
Feb. 2nd, 2013 12:41 am (UTC)
Re: Keedot
I second Keedot! Everything I've received from her has been done in a timely manner with stellar quality.
inkstainedrat
Feb. 2nd, 2013 03:55 pm (UTC)
Re: Keedot
Oh, shoot, I forgot to add this! I recommended Keedot to my roommate when she was first dipping her toes into fandom. Because I wanted to help her, I told her to use my PayPal. When Keedot saw someone who was not me using the same PayPal, she noted and emailed me before she accepted the payment to make sure that everything was ok and to insure that my account hadn't been hijacked. I really appreciated the way she'd looked out for me.
kerstin_orion
Feb. 2nd, 2013 04:04 pm (UTC)
Re: Keedot
Wow, that's quite above and beyond the call of duty. Impressive!
latiro
Feb. 2nd, 2013 12:22 am (UTC)
Lapres
1. Lapres
2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/lapres
3. since Jan. 4
4. Lapres is super fast when completing commissions (especially bust commissions). She's very reliable and did absolutely great work on my commissions

http://www.furaffinity.net/view/9612416/
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/9772545/
latiro
Feb. 2nd, 2013 12:28 am (UTC)
Miyokoshi
1. Miyokoshi
2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/miyokoshi
3. Jan. 4
4. I commissioned Miyo when she was offering some commissions. She did a fantastic job on my pic. Definitely worth it

http://www.furaffinity.net/view/9603076
ryunwoofie
Feb. 2nd, 2013 12:28 am (UTC)
Sciggles [Trade]
Name: Sciggles
Link: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/sciggles
Time: Jan 18-Jan 23
Details: Initiated a trade via Twitter, took it to e-mails. I normally prefer to do my half before the other starts so I did. Sent it her way and she got back to me in a timely manner as well! Didn't have a specific quality requested but said they would return the quality which they received. Lovely product and great to work with. Would def do business with again weather it be a trade or commission. :3
Results: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/9758923/

Edited at 2013-02-02 12:28 am (UTC)
latiro
Feb. 2nd, 2013 12:30 am (UTC)
CanineLove
1. CanineLove
2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/caninelove/
3. paid on Jan. 5 and comepleted 20 days later
4. I adore how CanineLove did chibis, so I purchased one from them. And as predicted, my chibi commission came out beautifully cute!

http://www.furaffinity.net/view/9792668/
ryunwoofie
Feb. 2nd, 2013 12:31 am (UTC)
Taijii [Comissioner]
Name: Taijii, Calaystia
Link: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/taijii
Time: ALL THE TIME
Details: She is always a GREAT repeat customer of mine. She's friendly, gives great descriptions, prompt payment, and an amazing customer to work with. Might I also add very patient as well. I will ALWAYS recommend her as a customer! Thank you Taijii for being amazing!
latiro
Feb. 2nd, 2013 12:35 am (UTC)
Re: Taijii [Comissioner]
I would love to draw one of Taijii's beautiful characters if I've been commissioned by her! She sounds like a great commissioner to work with

Edited at 2013-02-02 12:36 am (UTC)
latiro
Feb. 2nd, 2013 12:33 am (UTC)
danboyya2000
1. danboyya2000
2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/danboyya2000/
3. Jan. 27
4. I dig danboyya2000's works, so I had to commission him. He's really friendly to interact with, plus he's reliable to work with, too

http://www.furaffinity.net/view/9791356/
ryunwoofie
Feb. 2nd, 2013 12:34 am (UTC)
Princess_Rei
Name: Princess_Rei
Link: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/princessrei/
Time: Jan 20-Jan 29
Details: Bought an auction for a YCH and won. Great communication, got back to me quickly and delivered a beautiful piece within a very reasonable amount of time! She also has an amazing chibi style that I simply adore. Would definitely do business with again! <3
Product: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/9807978/
ryunwoofie
Feb. 2nd, 2013 12:42 am (UTC)
Grind
Name: Grind
Link: https://twitter.com/Grind3h
http://www.furaffinity.net/user/grind
Time: Jan 25
Details: Took a super quick commission off of Grind on Twitter. Is super sweet, and quick with responses. Got the adorable sketch within that evening. Amazing style and great to work with. I will totally keep going back!
Product: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/9805287/
tomoyoavalon
Feb. 2nd, 2013 01:33 am (UTC)
Name: Vekke

Webpage(s): http://www.vekke.deviantart.com or http://www.furaffinity.net/user/vekke

Approximate time period of transaction: Jan 9th (date requested)-Jan 18th (date received)

Details - Here is my finished commission: http://www.vekke.deviantart.com/#/d5s00m5

The artist is super friendly. When I first got the image from her, a marking was missing, so I emailed her back and within ten minutes she sent me the corrected version. She was very nice and professional about everything. I’m very pleased and would definitely buy from her again.


Edited at 2013-02-02 01:33 am (UTC)
thistlewolf
Feb. 2nd, 2013 05:12 am (UTC)
PinstripedTiger
1. PinstripedTiger
2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/pinstripedtiger
3. January
4. Pinstriped was offering stream sketches, and since I've always loved her style and soft palettes, I jumped on the chance. The result is absolutely lovely!

NSFW, bare breasts - http://www.furaffinity.net/view/9730601/
kjorteo
Feb. 2nd, 2013 05:21 am (UTC)
Owlette
Name: Owlette
Link: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/theowlette , http://www.furaffinity.net/user/thenaughtyowlette (NSFW)
Time: Dec. 6 or so. There were some delays in getting the final product, but they were ENTIRELY MY FAULT. As in, Owlette sent me "here's a sketch, tell me if you want me to fix anything :D" letters and I was the one who took forever to respond.
Details: owlette's prices and examples speak for themselves, but suffice it to say that I am extremely pleased with how great the artwork is I'm getting for the value. Of course, that's all well and good, but in a community like this, the important thing is the service, right?

Owlette has to be one of my absolute favorite people I've ever commissioned, as far as niceness and service. (The only other people I've commissioned who even come close as far as what total sweethearts they are would be Gravewalker, Slug, and Celia Souris.) she is an extreme professional, and has no problem whatsoever making things right. Yes, most commissions have a "make a sketch, get feedback, modify the sketch" phase as part of standard operating procedure, but Owlette was noticeably and strikingly enthusiastic about it. Even when I was a little hesitant, myself (I have some self-confidence issues, and I always struggle to bring myself to point things out because I don't want to nitpick or anything) she actually comforted me and helped me express that. She wanted to hear what could be fixed, and she absolutely would not rest until I was satisfied.

"Satisfied" is an understatement, by the way, because the end results were (NSFW!) http://www.furaffinity.net/view/9644784/ and (also NSFW!) http://www.furaffinity.net/view/9667826/ , and if you think those are stunning (which they are!) you should se the high-res versions. Personal recommendation: get the fancy finished full detail painting option when you commission her, because my God.

Edited at 2013-02-02 04:12 pm (UTC)
bladespark
Feb. 2nd, 2013 06:59 am (UTC)
Wormsandbones
1. Name Wormsandbones
2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/wormsandbones/
3. Commissioned a wolf doll at the start of Oct. got it last month.
4. It was a good experience, and a REALLY great product. This thing is amazing. http://www.sparkcostumes.com/photos/albums/userpics/DSCN2565.JPG
bladespark
Feb. 2nd, 2013 07:02 am (UTC)
Jennovazombie
1. Jennovazombie
2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/jennovazombie/
3. Have done a couple of trades over the last few years.
4. We've swapped plush projects a few times, and every time I get something really adorable. :) http://www.furaffinity.net/view/8355490/ is what I got last time. I wanted a kitty-taur plush, I've never seen one before, and she rose to the challenge of making one really wonderfully.

Edited at 2013-02-02 07:03 am (UTC)
rabbitswift
Feb. 2nd, 2013 08:13 pm (UTC)
Iko
1. Iko
2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/iko
3. Latest commission was finished Jan. 29th 2013.
4. Details : http://www.furaffinity.net/view/9807752/
The picture was commissioned on January 2nd, 2013, as part of an emergency commissions deal that Iko held then to pay for bills and a doctors visit. I commissioned her as I'd had a lot of luck with her in-stream commission in the past, and because Iko has always impressed me with her professional attitude toward her clients. This commission was finished in good time, and Iko actually put a good deal more work into it than we had originally agreed upon. I only paid her for a partial background, and she ended up including a full background instead. She is also very good about streaming commissions, and with working to give her customers the picture they want.
alisea
Feb. 3rd, 2013 12:09 am (UTC)
lotix
1. lotix
2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/lotix/
3. near the end of January
4. http://www.furaffinity.net/view/9802020/
Not only was Lotix super speedy (5 days from payment to completion), she produced great quality and had great communication. I noted her a few times with some questions and she was always prompt to reply and very polite and kind. She made sure I approved of the sketch (I wasn't expecting as they were special sketch commissions) and I had my finished image only a few days later. Probably the best image created of my character to date!
wuvvumsoc
Feb. 3rd, 2013 05:33 pm (UTC)
Commissioner: Sethkeidashi
1. Name of the person you recommend: Sethkeidashi
2. Link to person's website or art page: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/sethkeidashi/
3. Approximate time period of when you did business with this person: On and off since Novemberish
4. Details: As a commissioner he always pays up front and he's pretty patient. He tips me regularly more than what I charge him. I also made a mistake once and drew the wrong char (I was pretty exhausted) and even though I insisted that one was on the house he paid for it too. He's very generous and polite, though most of the commissions he buys are not worksafe. He also is one of those commissioners who likes to give "free reign" and let the artist choose what to draw.
xubunturambles
Feb. 3rd, 2013 08:57 pm (UTC)
Mermade
1.Mermade
2.http://www.furaffinity.net/user/mermade/
http://mermade4u.com/
3.Commissioned approximately 2 months ago
4. Mermade has made four pieces for me; two hats and two tails. I can tell she puts alot of effort into her work! She's always friendly, diligent, and just plain awesome ^.=.^ Me and my friend just love our thingies!!!! She has a great style and is always on top of her work! And her prices are awesome too! Who knew that custom textiles could be so affordable? ^.=.^
I recently got my new tail from her and i found a little surprise Pinkie Pie button in the box! She gave it to me for being a loyal customer ^.=.^
Mermade is an all around awesome person and very professional too! I will be sure to recommend her in the future ^.=.^
CharryZarry
Feb. 4th, 2013 05:12 am (UTC)
xainy
1. Name of the person you recommend (please also put this in the subject of your comment): xainy
2. Link to person's website or art page:
http://www.furaffinity.net/user/xainy/
3. Approximate time period of when you did business with this person:
Continuously since six months ago, this commission only took a few days.
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!!):
I asked for a 2 char colored sketch, I got a 2 page comic! Talk about going above and beyond.
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/9834841/
battybutt
Feb. 13th, 2013 05:22 pm (UTC)
KwinZ
1. Name of the person you recommend (please also put this in the subject of your comment): Kwinz
2. Link to person's website or art page:
http://www.furaffinity.net/user/kwinz/
3. Approximate time period of when you did business with this person: 2-3 weeks, give or take, including periods where she was too occupied. (which she kindly let me know of)
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!!): I commissioned her for a first time ever reference sheet of my fursona, and granted her artistic freedom to help me design my final design. I couldn't possibly be happier with the result.

http://www.furaffinity.net/view/9916464/


Edited at 2013-02-13 05:26 pm (UTC)
tloudwater
Feb. 22nd, 2013 08:29 pm (UTC)
1: Hashire
2: http://furaffinity.net/user/hasire
3: Jan 17, 31 2013
4. I commissioned Hashire in May of 2012 for a piece, but due to some issues she was having she was unable to complete the commission and refunded me, letting me keep the sketch. I was so impressed with the way she handled that situation that in January when she announced she was doing scheduled stream commissions I jumped on two slots. The first slot I asked for something, leaving the rating up to the artist, that showed a doe and fox in front of a mirror getting ready for a night out. Based on what she worked on before my first image and how loose the first description was I thought I might be getting one that was rated mature. What I got instead was this image:

http://www.furaffinity.net/view/9715246/

It exceeded my expectations. The detail of the dress was absolutely amazing and I enjoyed watching her create the image.

Two weeks later I had another stream commission with her - this time I had sent her a few descriptions to pick from (2 that were general and two that were mature or adult) She took one of the mature ones. Again she came up with a beautiful picture. I couldn't be happier with these two images.
(NSFW)
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/9850054/

Hashire is an artist I'll keep coming back to.
tloudwater
Feb. 22nd, 2013 08:46 pm (UTC)
1: Jailbird
2: http://furaffinity.net/user/jailbird
3: Jan 23, 2013
4: I commissioned Jailbird for a stream commission slot. Having watched her do a number of streams I knew how quickly she worked. I sent her four descriptions of pieces I'd like to see, and asked her to pick one, but not tell me. Again two were general and two were mature or adult. She picked a great picture of my doe Cara and my buck Kendric. The image was exactly what I was hoping for.

http://www.furaffinity.net/view/9831708/

Between her and Hashire I was spoiled during January. I have one more coming up from Jailbird in March, and can't wait to see what I get from her this time.

Edited at 2013-02-22 08:51 pm (UTC)
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