konnorletterbee (konnorletterbee) wrote in artists_beware,

Beware: Disastress

FINAL UPDATE: Disastress has returned again, only to tell me that she won't be completing the refsheet, and has sent me a full refund (which has actually been received). Additionally, because of all the problems she's been encountering IRL, she noted that she'll probably not open commissions ever again.

UPDATE 2: Disastress has gone AWOL again after her brief return. Communication was attempted to be reopened, and ceased when it was clear she disappeared again.

UPDATE: Disastress has contacted me as of August 22nd citing a new job and life issues, and has shown remorse for being absent and unprofessional. She offered to finish the commission and refund 50% of the commission price. (She also offered simply a full refund, but I opted to have the commission finished) The timeline has been updated to include this.

WHO: Disastress (http://www.furaffinity.net/user/disastress/)

WHERE: FurAffinity through notes

WHAT: Three-pose refsheet (two nude, one clothed) with detail illustrations, lined with flat colors

Feb. 27 2013 - Initial commission made
Mar. 7 2013 - Payment sent and work to begin shortly
Mar. 15 2013 - Work started after delay
Mar. 24 2013 - First WIP delivered (single figure lineart)
Apr. 3 2013 - First and second poses completed
May 10 2013 - Message sent requesting update
May 17 2013 - WIP sent, included sketch for third pose and extra details, last communication received
June 28 - July 1 2013 - attempted to contact, no response, no evidence any messages have been acknowledged
August 22 2013 - Disastress re-initiates contact and offers to complete the ref and refund half the commission price
August 31 - Message sent to Disastress about finishing the refsheet and the refund, that message and all future messages have yet to even be read

Communication timeline:
Commission confirmed:
Payment made:
Update request:
Final communication:
Failed attempts to re-establish communication:
Unanswered PMs since her brief return:

Commission was requested and confirmed at the end of February, accepts my payment March 7th after school midterms (delay pic #1), and after a week of delay citing a new video game (delay pic #2), she starts work. A week later, she messages me with the first WIP, then promptly says she was commissioned for a time-sensitive birthday piece (delay pic #3).

Another week passes and she sends me another WIP of two poses, lined and colored. She has also posted the birthday commission as referenced earlier.

After another month, I message her asking for an update, and why I've not been receiving any updates or WIPs. A week later, she messages me for the final time, citing life problems and apologizes for not logging on to update me. She sends me another WIP including the first two poses, and a sketch for the third pose, with extra details added to the side.

Over a month after not hearing any communication, I attempt to contact her to re-establish communication, once through FA message, and twice through email. No response has been seen and the FA message shows no sign of being read.
Tags: artist-disastress, beware

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