What: Digital art piece, chibi, $10
November 15th: Date comissioned, paid
November 20th: The artist tells everyone who comissioned her to remind her of what they comissioned
December 1st: After I asked the status of my artwork a week earlier, she says that she took a short break and will continue now.
December: Three journals in December state that her father has been ill, and will be returning home soon, so she has been very stressed out.
January 11th: Artist posts a journal says that she has gotten too far backlogged because of her family issues and will give everyone a refund. I tell her that I would rather wait, and she says she will finish my art soon.
January 21st: Since last contact,the artist has been taking many new comissions, and I ask why. she responds that she has been catching up on old comissions and will note mine to me soon. She asks how much I paid and my paypal. I figure this is to look through her records to confirm what I commissioned. Instead she gives me a refund, which I DID NOT ASK FOR. You may think I would be happy with a refund, but I did not ask for this. I want what I've been waiting for all these long months, my art. Artist appears to have given up at this point. She states that she was almost done but would rather just refund.
February 5th: Artist posts a journal saying she will be responding to everyone soon. When I complain that I only wanted my art, she says she will do a fullbody art piece and says I don't need to send the money back. She says that it is mostly done and just needs to be shaded and she will email it to me asap.
February 22nd: I am still waiting and have not recieved any art or response, nor has she posted anything new in her gallery. I'm done with this.
Nov14 Details on comission: http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb456/kaiakaichi/artist%20beware/nov14.png
Nov15 Payment: http://puu.sh/2cpQe
Nov15 Journal where comissioned: http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb456/kaiakaichi/artist%20beware/comissionjournal.png
Jan11 Will have it uploaded soon: http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb456/kaiakaichi/artist%20beware/jan11.png
Jan21 Note stating refund: http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb456/kaiakaichi/artist%20beware/jan21-refund.png
Jan21 Refund: http://puu.sh/2cpPZ
Feb5 Will give art anyway: http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb456/kaiakaichi/artist%20beware/feb5.png
Feb5 Shading to be done: http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/bb456/kaiakaichi/artist%20beware/feb5-shading.png
TLDR; Artist is constantly taking new comissions and getting backlogged and not finishing old art, would rather refund and start over. I did not want a refund, I just want the art I've been waiting for. Getting money back in my pocket does not satisfy the disappointment I feel for having waited to get adorable art from what I thought was a wonderful artist. I never even received a WIP sketch.