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Beware: nukafoxy3

EDIT: After the artist saw the livejournal she has completed and posted the artwork owed. This beware still serves as a warning about this artist, but let me be clear that this was not a scam, instead a large delay and lack of proper contact.

WHO: Nukafoxy3

WHERE: furaffinity.net

WHAT: 3 digital pictures, two chibi style and one with more details.

WHEN: paid on the february 27th, march 18 was when the 'never delivered' art was first contacted about.











I commissioned the artist for a series of three digital commissions, paid for them accordingly as seen in the first screenshot. The first picture was delivered on time, surprisingly as it was less than a week between payment and due date. The second picture was not uploaded on its due date and i noted about it, as seen in screenshot two. This note was ignored and i only got a reply on a second note 5 days later , when both the second and third images in my commissions were past their due date on delivery. Her reply is seen in screenshot 3 - one image was uploaded soon after, the second of three i paid for.

My next note to the artist was on the first of april, after quite some waiting on the third piece. This is screenshot 4, and after 8 days i got a reply and we noted back and forth, the result seen in screenshot 5. I was promised it would be done soon, and i was offered (and accepted) a wip shot, which is screenshot 6 and screenshot 7 shows my reply to it.

After another month of patiently waiting for an update, contact or the finished art, i noted again asking for an update. I did get a confusing reply, apparently pointing back to the month old sketch - this is shown in screenshot 8.

In the final screenshot, you can see i finally lost hope of receiving the art, and i requested a refund. I was told i could not get it right away, and paypal only offers support if a ticket is opened within (i believe) 45 days. Between then and now, i have contacted her once more via the furaffinity shouts but sadly do not have screenshots; i asked an update on the refund and she stated she was still in red. At the date of writing, the 28th of July, i have still not had any word from her and still do not have a refund.

I am accepting this as a loss seeing as it's been so long, and it was only four or five dollars, but i do hope i can help protect others by making this post. Not a single time was i contacted by the artist, even when the due date she agreed to passed. She is still continuing to take commissions, and has been the entire time, but is finally beginning to deliver on her months old commissions... However, in my eyes it is far too little, too late, as she never did deliver the art, let alone by the date she agreed upon.

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Jul. 28th, 2013 05:22 pm (UTC)
Mod Post
Post approved. However, I'd like for you double-check your caps. Cap-2 looks like a duplicate to Cap-1 (except the Paypal email isn't blocked out) and some of the cap numbers don't match up correctly with the explanation section at the bottom.
Jul. 28th, 2013 06:23 pm (UTC)
Re: Mod Post
Sorry about that, due to the duplicate (the one without the censoring of email) another screenshot was missing; i reuploaded and relinked all the images so they should be correct now.

Thank you for accepting the post, there's already been a reply of someone else having issues with the same artist... >.<

Edited at 2013-07-28 06:23 pm (UTC)
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Jul. 28th, 2013 05:29 pm (UTC)
I did a trade with her about six to seven months ago. Gave her a character design in return for her saying she'd do two icons for me.

I got one of the icons a month ago, still haven't seen the other. =/
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Jul. 29th, 2013 09:00 am (UTC)
Five dollars is still five dollars, the fact that money is involved I consider still to be very important.

What rubs me the wrong way when I looked her up, seeing her recent journal. "My commissions are taking a bit longer than i thought...." by that does she means she hasn't finished them? Or she hasn't gotten any. Its not very professional to be asking for donations when you haven't finished your list of commissions.

And the last note on your beware, "I had your piece lined up and flat colored it just needed to be shaded" don't lie. If you haven't done it, just be straight forward. She dug herself a deeper hole, unless there's proof but surely you asked for that and never received it.

I hope you do get some sort of refund back or your art, it's not fair. I'm sorry it happened to you.

Beware well warranted.
Jul. 29th, 2013 10:28 am (UTC)
In a recent journal (around 3 weeks ago) she requested all commissioners state their commission info again in the comments, and that she'd finish the commission as they were posted there. This journal also stated the number of completed commissions, 14 out of 74. So i am guessing she is slowly completing some of them, having lost the details.

She never offered any proof on having coloured it, nor did i ask at that point; i'd already assumed it was a loss unless she actually came up with the finished piece.

Thanks for your comment, and while i doubt on the refund, at least this will serve as a warning for future commissioners.

Edited at 2013-07-29 11:51 am (UTC)
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Jul. 31st, 2013 03:33 am (UTC)
I have compiled the deleted comments by the artist nukafoxy here.

In response to Slinkslowdown here:

I'm sorry but I really don't remember this one. I don't ever trade icons, i usually just trade badges or pinups. please correct me if i'm wrong, and send me the note again. also i was not drawing a month ago as i was going through a serious life crisis.

also i have NEVER traded character designs, as i only design my own myself. so again please prove me wrong.

In response to cathzcathz here:

i'm sorry if this upset you as well, i don't have a real job as it is very hard to find one by me, and my rent is coming up and i didn't know what to do. i've been stressed out as it is and this post isn't really helping...

In response to itsamellama here:

as i didn't have a real job, i just couldn't bring myself to close commissions. so they just kept piling and piling. (yes it is my own fault) but i really dont appreciate being judged for it. i got so overwhelmed that i went into an art block and depression a few months ago, and my real life situation definitely wasn't helping. i finally have gotten up the strength to start drawing again, and this happens....
Jul. 31st, 2013 03:42 am (UTC)
There was also a comment directed at OP, stating a note had been sent to them and starting with what I quoted in my reply: "I'm sorry akadirio, but you have no idea what i have been going through since the beginning of march"...
That was followed by another post by the artist, possibly a reply to the one mentioning the note which was a link to the finished art work for OP.

I'm sorry I didn't screen cap. Not sure why those last two seem to have vanished with no deleted post placeholder.

Not sure if that's important enough to be worth mentioning or not, I just wanted to mention it because one of the deleted comments is one I quoted in my reply to them up above and it was strictly cut and past of their words. I didn't put any words in the artist's mouth, it was only exact quotes.

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Dean Aaron Meyers
Jul. 31st, 2013 03:47 am (UTC)
This is absolutely ridiculous that you guys are jumping on top of someone who is currently trying to fix the situation. She's working as hard as she can to remedy the situation and has had a lot of shit going on in her day to day life. Have a little patience and faith.
Jul. 31st, 2013 03:50 am (UTC)
What happens in her day to day life is not of her customers concern. Excuses, deleting her comments, opening up for more commissions on top of the 74 she already has is not "remedying" anything.

She was posted here for a very valid reason.

You and her might find this AB post useful: http://artists-beware.livejournal.com/494658.html
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Jul. 31st, 2013 01:01 pm (UTC)
Well this went to hell in a hand basket. Preemptively blocking both artist and Dean Aaron. She is running a business Dean, money is involved. If she is not able to handle the work load, then she needs to refund people. End of story.
Aug. 1st, 2013 06:57 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry to hear this, and read all of the comments. I hope she really is starting to work on her other commissions.
I cannot understand why she has a free art raffle when she has so many backlogged commissions.
I hope the sign of this art raffle means she has cleared out the backlog, which would be impressive in a couple days.
Aug. 1st, 2013 11:20 pm (UTC)
I just saw that raffle journal of a person i watch entering it. wow 1000 watchers and yet the artist is backlogged in commissions.
Kitti Kat
Sep. 10th, 2013 04:09 pm (UTC)
i wish i found this sooner as i am waiting for a 10 pic from this person i keep asking for updates and she says it will be done in a day or so so i wait a week and ask again get the same thing now she is open again for the same thing and i was told it would be put in a huge art dump next week i so want to post this on fa people need to know.
Sep. 29th, 2013 05:58 pm (UTC)
Might be better to make your own beware post on her.
Jul. 8th, 2014 02:06 am (UTC)
I don't think people should buy from nukafoxy3 any more. I too have not gotten my work. I have all the emails to prove it too. I also have spoken to others who also have not gotten their work. I am very sad, and think most of us will not ever see our work we payed for. The thing that makes me the most upset is that I thought I was helping her out because she always saying she needed help and money. I guess she was just not telling the truth about that along with all the pictures we are all due. :(
Aug. 25th, 2014 05:22 pm (UTC)
Re: :(
Might want to make a beware about this if it's still continuing.
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Nov. 30th, 2014 11:53 pm (UTC)
Made an Account Just to Comment
I can also confirm that Nukafoxy3 is now planning on taking a break and not refunding those who are awaiting them. She may not even finish much, if anymore work based on the note I received. I have been waiting 10 months for 4 pieces and changed it to a refund in October. These were commissioned on Feb 10 2014. Please make sure that everyone stays away from her. Keep commissioners safe!
Maureen Bane
Jun. 14th, 2015 02:12 am (UTC)
still not finishing art
Me and my mate have waited over a year for the badges we ordered from this artist. All through this past year we have seen multiple uploads of both new and backlogged commissions, not to mention personal art. Any time we would ask for an update we would get some sort of excuse for why they have not been done/sent. We will not be commissioning her ever again.
Ashley D
Oct. 3rd, 2016 09:38 am (UTC)
Still not finishing art and profile disabled
Ordered one pinup from her (now Nuka_foxy3)because she said she was on hard times and needed the money. Gave me an expected turn around of one week. It's been 2 months. Every journal she posted was some excuse as to why she couldn't do art owed. She said refunds were unavailable and after being "pressured" by people to complete the art that she owed (she never closed for new commissions even though she wasn't completing anything), she has disabled her FA profile.

I consider the money I paid as gone.

Edited at 2016-10-03 09:46 am (UTC)
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