Thunder1 (thunder1) wrote in artists_beware,

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Beware: Azelyn

Before I begin, I would like to note that I did in fact receive a satisfactory final image from the artist, but that is not the reason I am writing this post. It is my opinion that the subject artist is highly unprofessional and should not be approached for a commission unless the commissioner has considerable and lasting patience and determination. An artist should not take on commissions unless he or she is fully capable and prepared to commit the time to produce a satisfactory product.

WHO: Azelyn @ FA


WHAT: "Full Commission Auction" ladder auction. I won the auction at the tier for a two-character full color digital art commission with a detailed background. The auction and its result can be found at the above link. If the page at the link provided is deleted, I have a copy of the page saved to my computer that I will upload a screenshot of upon request.

WHEN: Auction started on March 29th, 2012. Auction won on March 31st, 2012. Paid in full on March 31st, 2012. Final image received June 10th, 2013.

PROOF: Auction URL:

(Artist's email address is displayed publicly on her user page.)

EXPLAIN: These are the notable events that occurred between the sale and the final image:

  • Auction won on March 31st, 2012.

  • Artist asked for more than the amount that I had bid to cover her Paypal fees.

  • Fully paid on March 31st, 2012.

  • Artist continues to take on new commissions, some of which are later completed before mine.

  • Artist posts a journal on September 18, 2012, requesting all commissioners resend their commission information.

  • First sketch received via email on December 4, 2012. Sent reply with updated ref sheet, citing the difference in hairstyle.

  • Artist opens for subscription-based monthly images called "Aze's Subbies" on January 24th, 2013. She draws a new full-color image every month, proving that she has both the time and capability to complete my commission in a timely manner.

  • Requested update on February 28, 2013. Artist says inking is almost finished.

  • Requested update on May 1, 2013. Artist says inking was finished over a month ago and will post when at home.

  • Inked copy posted to artist's gallery on May 2, 2013.

  • Final image posted to artist's gallery on June 10th, 2013. Artist did not ask for corrections or approval of finished image before posting and sent me a link to the high resolution copy via note shortly after.

Supporting screenshots (NSFW below):



Tags: artist-azelyn, beware
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