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June 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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Jun. 3rd, 2013 08:04 pm (UTC)
1. Murcifer
2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/murcifer
3. mid-May
4. Murcifer has a really lovely style, so when she opened for headshots, I had to grab one. She's very up front and only works on one or two at a time to keep things under control. Plus, all of the pieces I've seen so far have been gorgeous.

Jun. 3rd, 2013 08:07 pm (UTC)
1. Name of the person you recommend (please also put this in the subject of your comment): Chickenteeth/trumpetshark/tdward
2. Link to person's website or art page: https://www.furaffinity.net/user/chickenteeth/
3. Approximate time period of when you did business with this person: Sometime around FWA
4. Details: Just a super nice dude to work with that does great art! It was just what I wanted - https://www.furaffinity.net/view/10728097/
Jun. 3rd, 2013 08:08 pm (UTC)
1. Name of the person you recommend (please also put this in the subject of your comment): Coconut Milkyway
2. Link to person's website or art page: https://www.furaffinity.net/user/coconutmilkyway/
3. Approximate time period of when you did business with this person: Some time in the last month or 2 (i am bad about dates :X)
4. Details: Pretty quick turnaround for a painted piece, and when I asked for an edit (the nose split was a little high), they fixed it with no issues! - https://www.furaffinity.net/view/10545940/
Jun. 3rd, 2013 08:11 pm (UTC)
1. Name of the person you recommend (please also put this in the subject of your comment): LadyFoxglove
2. Link to person's website or art page: https://www.furaffinity.net/user/ladyfoxglove/
3. Approximate time period of when you did business with this person: Before FC (January)
4. Details: She drew my bike SO WELL - https://www.furaffinity.net/view/10251408/
Though she's had to have arm surgery and I'm not sure when she'll be taking commissions again ;__;
Jun. 3rd, 2013 08:12 pm (UTC)
1. Capree
2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/capree/
3. end of May / beginning of June
4. Capree has been offering and finishing colored sketches on weekends, so her turnaround time is amazing. She's highly friendly and professional, and her style is absolutely adorable. I was so pleased with my first commission, I had to grab another.

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Jun. 3rd, 2013 09:10 pm (UTC)
1. phaar
2. http://phaar.deviantart.com/
3. paid on May 18; pic completed today
4. I adored phaar's works the moment I watched them. I paid them with DA points. I was originally getting two commissions from them, but ended up with one of them (the other one was canceled and refunded)

Jun. 3rd, 2013 09:13 pm (UTC)
1. metz
2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/metz
3. since May 19
4. Metz was such an excellent artist to work with. I got a pin-up the first time I worked with him and then a chibi later. He did my characters justice and I definitely recommend him

Jun. 3rd, 2013 09:17 pm (UTC)
1. candykittycat/Kittycat-Studios
2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/candykittycat
3. paid on May 12; pic completed on May 21
4. I immediately got to her the moment she opened up for $10 commissions. She's very friendly to work with and did a cute job on my character. I recommend her if you like cute stuff

Jun. 3rd, 2013 09:46 pm (UTC)
1. MissNK

2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/missnk

3. The transaction was started and kept track of via Tumblr's fanmail system so I don't have an exact time frame, but from the date of my reblogs I'd say the whole transaction took place between May 10th-19th.

4. MissNK is one of my favorite artists and has been since I first found her gallery 3 years ago. When I was looking for someone to make me a badge for AC and happened to find out she was opening, I was extremely excited. She initially offered to paint my badge for a lower price, but I felt guilty and offered her more since I knew she was worth it so I paid $30 dollars in total.

U uU She was extremely quick with updates and sketches and was very eager to make sure all my needs were met. Overall she was a delight to commission and given half the chance I'd do it again in a heartbeat.


Edited at 2013-06-03 10:25 pm (UTC)
Jun. 3rd, 2013 10:02 pm (UTC)
1. CoeyKuhn/Llllore
2. http://coeykuhn.tumblr.com/
3. January-May
4. Five months might seem like a long wait, but I commissioned Coey for a VERY BIG painted piece. I don't even think they offer these reguarly, but I inquired specially and they were more then happy to take on the work. Coey is one of my favorite artists so I was thrilled to be able to get something from them, and they were super kind and courteous through the entire process. They even gave me their skype so I could stay in touch! U wU Cost was 127 USD I believe.

(NSFW contains gore and nudity!)


Edited at 2013-06-03 10:29 pm (UTC)
Jun. 3rd, 2013 10:10 pm (UTC)
1. Yummytomatoes/Grau
2. http://yummytomatoes.tumblr.com/
3. May 18th-May 19th
4. Another of my favorite artists. Yummy's turn around time is amazing! She provided me with multiple wips and basically worked through the night to finish my piece. She was extremely friendly and flexible, and I was completely satisfied with the work they provided. <3 Cost was 25 USD.


Edited at 2013-06-03 10:30 pm (UTC)
Jun. 3rd, 2013 11:29 pm (UTC)
1. Name of the person you recommend: BooPeep
2. Link: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/boopeep/
3. Approximate time period of when you did business with this person: April 15th, done same day as paid
4. Details: I commissioned her for art of my snake girl, Effigia and it came out just amazing: http://www.furaffinity.net/full/10377595/ Super quick turn-around and very friendly, can't hope for much more than that! :)
Jun. 3rd, 2013 11:32 pm (UTC)
1. Name of the person you recommend: RedBeanViolin
2. Link: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/redbeanviolin/
3. Approximate time period of when you did business with this person: March 16th - June 1st
4. Details: I hopped in line for one of their amazing Iron Artists commissions, and the few month wait was more then worth it as I got this! http://www.furaffinity.net/view/10740196/ Myself and my best friend, Katie-W are thrilled with the piece, and would recommend them to anyone.

Edited at 2013-06-03 11:33 pm (UTC)
Jun. 3rd, 2013 11:38 pm (UTC)
1. Caindra
2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/caindra/
3. Paid March 6, received art April 13th
4. I commissioned her for my clown/pony character, Boogle: http://www.furaffinity.net/full/10358702/ She went above and beyond my expectations and was super nice to work with. Prices are far too low!
Jun. 3rd, 2013 11:48 pm (UTC)
1. Sanura aka Pointed Angora
2. No longer on FA contacted privately.
3. Tattoo Art Paid May 1st Turn around was less then two weeks
4. Having time frame issues with another artist I commissioned to do this piece. Pointed Angora gladly took the commission and was very fast and pleasent. She even assumed she was taking to long on the art and threw in a free chibi for making me wait so long. Which honestly the turn around was amazing and I couldn't have asked for better work. She was honestly very kind and kept me up to date every step of the way and offered suggestions on the pose and lining that I didn't think of. That made the woman doing the actual tattoo very happy. She also supplied me with not only the linework to make the tattoo lining easy for the artist but color suggestions as well. Seriously I enjoyed working with her and can't wait to work with her again!
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Jun. 4th, 2013 07:21 am (UTC)
1. Lrstudio
2. http://lrstudio.tumblr.com/
3. May 20th - May 24th
4. Finished image is here! http://lrstudio.tumblr.com/post/51266925033 , Mega happy with the purchase, quick turnaround time, offered three great thumbnails and polite as heck. Totally recommend.
Jun. 4th, 2013 03:32 pm (UTC)
1. SanuraPanthress
2. No longer on FA, I learned about these commissions through a friend and contacted her from there.
3. May 16 - June 2
4. Commissioned her for the icon that I am using here. Sanura was very polite and communicative. She gave me a work queue to keep an eye on, but she also e-mailed me to let me know when she was beginning work on my icon. Overall, I'm happy with the icon and with the transaction. :)
Jun. 4th, 2013 03:38 pm (UTC)
Lady Zolstice
1. Lady Zolstice
2. http://ladyzolstice.tumblr.com/
3. May 23 - May 26
4. I commissioned Lady Z for a Dapper Dress Commission, the finished product can be seen here: http://ladyzolstice.tumblr.com/post/51433072410/finished-dapper-dress-commission-for-ariakitty-d

Lady Z is very friendly, polite, and she does lovely work in a very short period of time. :)
Jun. 4th, 2013 08:21 pm (UTC)
The Painted dog
1. The Painted Dog
2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/painteddog/
3. May 2013
4. I bought an adorable "pudgie necklace" from this artist. Their form for submitting a commission request was easy to use. Several emails and WIP pictures were sent and it was mailed in a timely manner.
I don't have a photo of my necklace yet but here is a similar one from the artist's FA: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5847895/
Mine is also a seal (same body and shape) but is a harbor seal which she captured perfectly with tiny detailed spots and shading.
Jun. 4th, 2013 10:07 pm (UTC)
1. SanuraPanthress
2. No longer has active galleries.
3. Originally discussed early February, completed March 31st. (I forgot to put this review up, so hopefully this is still valid!)
4. I've worked with Sanura many times before, but in this case I commissioned a thighs-up flat color commission. Sanura had some personal issues going on but kept me updated the whole time, and even provided me with a free chibi for the wait. Shes always been wonderful to work with and I've yet to have a single issue. The picture and the chibi both turned out fantastic and I still love them to this day!

Pictures: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v419/MidnightFoxy/Kahateni%20Kazdra/chibi-kcravenyote_hideaki_zpsb956aa6b.jpg & http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v419/MidnightFoxy/Kahateni%20Kazdra/thighhigh-kcravenyote_hideakiWEB_zpsd7c09214.jpg
Jun. 4th, 2013 10:12 pm (UTC)
1. Empyrisan
2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/empyrisan/
3. Discussed in early April, started in early May, finished May 10th.
4. I found Empyrisan offering $15 commissions on Teenycom and bought one up. They were very friendly and easy to work with. I let them play with the clothing design and they made a totally awesome outfit for my character. The commission it's self turned out absolutely awesome and they got my character spot on!

Picture: http://www.furaffinity.net/full/10582593/ (Bottom piece)
Jun. 4th, 2013 10:17 pm (UTC)
1. TheTiedTigress
2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/thetiedtigress/
3. Discussed May 13th, finished May 31st.
4. I've commissioned TheTiedTigress many times before, this time I requested a flat color commission of my femboy character. She's always been pleasant to work with, and quite professional. I always enjoy commissioning her! The piece she made turned out absolutely gorgeous, as always.

Picture: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/10736589/ (slightly NSFW)
Jun. 5th, 2013 01:50 pm (UTC)
1. Totemhead

2. http://totemhead.tumblr.com/

3. I contacted them May 6th, sent payment on the 7th and received the commissions on the 11th.

4. I found Totemhead on Tumblr for her art style and spot that she made a post that she was open for commissions, so I decided to grab two sketches and a chibi commission of my favorite characters from the Transformers series. The overall process went very smoothly and she was quick with the communication and delivering the product. I am super pleased with how this turned out!

Finished Products: http://totemhead.tumblr.com/post/50128459570/phew-here-we-go-three-commissions-done-for
Jun. 5th, 2013 09:17 pm (UTC)
1. SanuraPanthress
2. No active galleries at this time
3. 2010-present (most recent was May 18th)
4. I have been a client of Sanura for a few years. In total I have gotten 38+ various pieces of art. From sketches, icons, and chibis, to full blown works. I've also had several collab commissions from her as well.

Not once in this many times commissioning her has she ever remotely done anything unethical or business like when she is contracted. Nor is she before or after the contract, either.

I am fairly well known amongst a lot of artists on FurAffinity. I strive very hard to be a good client but I also don't allow artists to step on my toes either. I won't do bad business, no matter matter what skill level an artist has.

Sanura is very easy to talk to and she keeps conversation to strictly to business when it matters.
Not once has she had to issue me a refund. There have been a few times she offered but I politely declined on my own accord and asked if she could try holding out til a later time to finish them.
Sure enough, my patience paid off and I was rewarded with artwork that showed not only her normal effort but sometimes, extra effort because she chose to repay my kindness and patience. She understands just as I do, that you get more flies with honey than you do with vinegar.

Not only does her style attract me from time to time for whatever image I have in mind, her willingness to work and ease to work with, keeps me one extremely happy repeat customer.
Jun. 5th, 2013 09:32 pm (UTC)
1. Orphaner
2. http://www.furaffinity.net/user/orphaner/
3. I contacted the artist June 3rd, sketch received the same day and finished product the follow day of June 4th.
4. Everything went super smooth and fast, Information was easy to understand, and the turnaround time was simply amazing.I asked for a dark atmosphere, which pains me - but even if I brighten up the image nothing is lost as the artist draw out all the details even if they where going to be covered.

Jun. 6th, 2013 03:09 am (UTC)
FlinTinTin / FlannMoriath (same person)
1. FlinTinTin / FlannMoriath
2. www.furaffinity.net/user/flintintin
3. September 2011, sometime 2012 & end of may 2013
4. Flin's art has always caught my attention from the very begnining. When I finally decided to commission her though she was very up front and welcoming, polite and courteous. You can almost hear her smile in the way she writes to you! She is very very persistent when it comes to keeping commissioners updated.
When I first commissioned Flin, I asked for a large colored headshot sketch and gave her the artistic freedom to pose it like I always do when I commission others. Not only was her response quick, but she was very informative in telling me approximately how long it will take, when I could expect my first update be it in art or in writing if the art hasn't been produced yet, and when I could expect the final piece.
Not only did she update me exactly on time like she said she would, but the piece was also done faster than the time span I was given. I waited no longer than a week in total for the completion of the piece! this was the final product: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6580615/

I was so impressed by her ability to keep her word and the speed at which she worked that I came back for more shortly after. She offers seasonal icon sets that at the time were $4 per icon and $12 for the whole set. some aspects of these icons are customizable and she gives you an example sheet of what you can change about each icon when you commission her for them.
My set is the very first row: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/7461474/
Once again she told me exactly what's up and, once again, had the work completed exactly when she told me it would be without delay.
My most recent commission from Flin was just a couple weeks ago. She opened up for seasonal icons again and my mate has always wanted one from her so I decided to drop her an email. She only offered "couples" versions of her icons for Spring and Summer, but my mates favorite season was fall, so I decided to ask her if it was possible to do a couples version of the Fall icon (i would have been okay has she said no, I just figured id ask first because I was going to get an icon for my mate from her regardless if it was couples or not) and she was very happy to do so! Because I already had an icon for fall from her, she didn't charge me for mine, despite the edit I had made to it (changing it from day to night), and only charged me for his (o paid her double anyways, just because I felt she was worth it).
the very next day, I find this in my email: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/10646453/

quite literally 24 hours later, I received the commission I paid for, exactly as I asked for it. She even made two versions, one with the heart and one without and allowed me to keep and use both as I saw fit.

Flin has done nothing but impress me and leave me wanting to come back for more with her pleasant attitude, almost nonexistent turnaround times, her quality, all of it! She is an artist I very strongly recommend and an artist I will be coming back to as often as I possibly can.

Edited at 2013-06-06 03:10 am (UTC)
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