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EDIT: I contacted her and she said she was almost done and sent me a WIP, and with promises for extra sketches for being patient. She has been nothing but nice, but sometimes I need to give her a bit of a push to get her WORK on it. I don't think it's very professional, but hey whatever.

I'm not sure if I should post a beware. I commissioned someone a while back to do a 15$ chibi reference sheet for me. The commissioner made me pay upfront (which I did), then told me my commission would be done in 1 week to 2 weeks. At the time, she still had 4 or five people in front of me. It has been about four months since, with her only completing 1 commission in the first week or so of my wait. Now, she is only completing PERSONAL work before her commissions. She has posted multiple pieces for herself in the last MONTH! Her most completed one is 80% done. It said the same thing 3 months ago! I'm frankly don't know what to do! Advice is greatly appreciated!

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dinogrrl
Jun. 28th, 2013 01:17 am (UTC)
I second what the other commenter said. Have you asked the artist for an update on your commission? Has she contacted you about it?

As the other commenter said, she may be horrible at updating commission wait lists. Maybe she's not posting commissions online any more, just sending them only to the commissioner (in which case you wouldn't know if she's been finishing the other commissions). Maybe she's had a terrible bout of artist's block and needs to work on some personal things to get the art juices flowing again--though she should have informed you that there would be a longer wait. Maybe she's suddenly been put in a position where she can't work on commissions. Maybe she has indeed absconded with everyone's money. I don't know.

I do agree that without further information from her, the long wait plus her posting personal art only is suspicious. However, you've not given us much information either, so it's hard to give more specific advice than 'talk to her about it'.
neolucky
Jun. 28th, 2013 02:15 am (UTC)
Given that the artist agreed to give you the image within 1-2 weeks time, I'd say contact her a final time before making a beware. Give yourself every chance to say "I tried to contact her" before jumping into bewaring the artist.

So shoot them an email, note, or some form of communication and give them a few days to respond.
marus_puppy
Jun. 28th, 2013 03:16 pm (UTC)
Adding onto this, your note should say that you'd like your commission by X date or be refunded, and if you feel it is beware-worthy, let them know that you will be posting as well. Sometimes knowing that they will get a negative review will kick some artists into gear.
nightlinez
Jun. 28th, 2013 03:29 am (UTC)
I have to agree with the other comments. As an artist myself I do need to do some art for myself between other projects, portfolio, or even just to keep things fresh. I sometimes need to get personal art done as a way to unwind/warm up before or after commissions.

However, she did make an agreement for a deadline. If she is posting personal things and not commissions I can see why you are concerned. I would just try to note/email her with your concern about the commission in a polite manner. You could even ask for a work in progress shot of the commission. If she has no progress shot for you perhaps try to work something out see if she can make another "check in" deadline, update, ect depending on her situation.
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