WHO: Falvie (Artist)
WHAT: I commissioned a $15 sketch in late May to be mailed to me after completion after she moved (approx a month after the commission was paid for).
WHEN: The initial journal was posted May 24th 2013 on which I commented and grabbed a slot.
Comment requesting a commission: http://imageshack.com/a/img845/693/7pj0.png
Falvie admitting she got my payment: http://imageshack.com/a/img209/9521/8wa7.png
EXPLAIN: When I saw she had opened up I commented on the journal and asked for a commission and if it could be shipped when completed. I was willing to pay extra for shipping. She told me she could send it in a month after she moved for which I happily waited. A month went by with no word. She was posting other journals opening for more sketch commissions, one on which I commented on and never got a response from her. ( http://imageshack.com/a/img191/381/fd8j.png )(I had e-mailed her because her profile, at the time, told commissioners to do that. Not surprisingly, she never e-mailed me back: http://imageshack.com/a/img94/2830/85w.png) Instead I got a response from Socks-the-fox, a helper of sorts for her, on the journal. Later Falvie deleted the journal so the comments went with it. I had not written the name of her helper down, but when I checked Falvies main FA page I saw Socks commenting in her shout box trying to get a hold of her so I put two and two together and contacted Socks. Seen here: http://imageshack.com/a/img546/2035/zgcl.png
**So I contacted Socks and this is what was said:
Note 1: http://imageshack.com/a/img163/618/9tn7.png
Note 2: http://imageshack.com/a/img10/973/qsu5.png
Note 3: http://imageshack.com/a/img703/8558/oa42.png
As you can see Socks even promised that Falvie would get the art finished and completed within the next few days to a week. (Since apparently she has to be in the -right mood- to do the art she was paid to do.) That was on August 28th 2013, Over a month ago. (Socks has been commenting to Falvie via her shout box TODAY (10-2-2013) about some sort of queue. Whether it's the one with my commission on it or not is still to be determined: http://imageshack.com/a/img59/169/mlut.png )Socks also said that I was not on the 'master list' and that I was added after that. (I provided a link to the commission journal) Only just the other day did I find out exactly why I wasn't on this 'master list' to begin with. She apparently had purged her commission list July 14th 2013. I wasn't around much so I didn't see the journal at the time. ( http://imageshack.com/a/img853/37/p9vl.png ) I did, however, send her a note July 7th, in which she read but never got back to me: http://imageshack.com/a/img6/8365/scm2.png
That goes to show she -knew- about my commission during the purging and STILL never added me to the list. I shouldn't have to fill out some form because the artist can't remember all of who commissioned them. That is -their- job as a person who makes a living off their art.
Personally, this is theft and when I commission someone I expect what I am promised. I WANT the art I am owed. I rather have that then a refund. It's been 4 months since I commissioned a sketch, in which I was told Falvie can do in a matter of minutes. Yet to do this day, instead of doing my sketch she is opening for other pieces that take longer and completely disregarding those commissions she already owes. A good friend of mine commissioned her awhile back and got their art in a timely manner so I figured this artist was trust worthy. In my case, it seems it's not so.