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WHO: http://lord-dubu.deviantart.com/

WHERE: Deviant Art

WHAT: 8.5x11 traditional delivery of a body character no background -traditional for $25.94

WHEN:
June 26th 2012:
inquired if open for commissions, received a yes and switched over to e-mail.
i will say from the get go he said he was going to be slow at the time due to having a couple of other things in que but i was ok with and so went with it.

July 3rd 2012:
I had waited to have the money in my account and at this time sent an email of the details of what i wanted.

july 13th 2012:
quoted for the final price and that i would be receiving the picture in the mail. Sent the payment.

July 25th 2012:
was told that he was starting the sketch. back and forth a few time on some other details.

October 15th 2012:
Had not heard from the artist in awhile, and while i knew he said he would be slow i decided to ask how it was going and if he had made any more progress. got same day reply and told i would get the sketch by Friday, if it was ok by me.

November 24th 2012:
Had not heard back but he sent an email stating he was finally sketching and attached a very basic sketch.

January 13th 2013:
Sent a happy new years email, saw he was uploading other art to DA and had not heard anything since. I promptly got a reply back stating he got over his head with his web comic and need to make a reschedule and that i should expect an update that week.

Feb 11th 2013:
i dropped the ball here, and just did not reply to him but either way i had never received an update that week in January. I received an email from him saying he was now unemployed and had free time to work. the next day(Feb 12th) I received an email with a .gif of the progress of the sketch and that there had been an accident with the original sketch and he had to start over.

March 29th 2013:
hadn't heard anything back since the last email and so asked how things were

April 14th 2013:
received a reply back with a sketch of everything, he stated he had a few things he wanted to fix before inking. sent a reply and i have yet to hear back

PROOF:
youll have to excuse me not quite sure how the linking of an image with a desc. of what it is really works.
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/856/danotes.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/607/agrementcommission.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/543/proofofpaymenth.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/547/janemail.jpg/
i can make screen caps of the other emails if needed.


EXPLAIN: Normally I am a very patient person, i understand things happen in real life.And quite frankly so long as i am hearing something i am ok, especially if i think the artwork is worth the wait. What bothers me the most is being told i would get an update and then not getting anything. Or not hearing from the artist for quite sometime. I know he said from the get go he would be slow at first but i did not think it would at the rate of this taking almost a year. Had i known that i doubt i would have commissioned him at the time.

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