WHAT: Trade- Books for art.
WHEN: July 6th till now.
PROOF: Down below.
EXPLAIN: July 3rd I was in her stream. She had been talking about ( She has been talking about this ever since I heard of her ) that she was poor and struggling and couldn't take commissions bur she could take trades ( for food, movies, games, books, ect. ) so I noted her about trading some books I had and she said okay.
July 3th I had noted her about the books, telling her what books they where and if she wanted to trade.
July 6th She replied saying she didn't care what books they where because she would read anything and that she was interested in trading.
I had replied asking what I could get for trading them and she replied "a partial color themed sketch, or custom designed character? Ir a badge or 2 animated icons."
I told her that sounded fair and wanted a color themed sketch and asked for her Adress and I would send the books in the morning she replied with her address.
( Not posting the screenshot of her address for privacy reasons. )
July 12 I told her I would be sending them today in priority mail instead because of something personal that came up.
I never got a reply.
July 16 I messaged her again asking if she had received them ( because in the stream a day ago she said she didn't recieve them )and she replied that she just got them last night. I messaged back asking if she wanted me to send references for the character and she read it but never responded.
July 18 I asked again if she wanted the references and she said yes. I sent them and never got a response.
July 26 I asked when she would be doing my sketch because I noticed she where doing PWYW streams. ( she was doing them everyday along with freebie raffles between the PWYW commisions. )
She replied that she wasn't going to do any commisions until after the convention that lasted From August 1-6
And that she was doing PWYW streams for money for gas money and said "That being said, I did your rough sketch last night"
I responded saying that I hope I didn't come off as rude and that I hope she was feeling better because I read her journals ( She was posting journals about how she was sick and how she was getting kicked out of her apartment and needed a home and stuff. These journals have since been deleted )
On August 3 I asked if I could change the character for the commissions ( It was a female dragon as well and all they would have had to really do is add a few horns to the rough sketch ) She replied saying "Sure!"
On September 8 I asked how the commission for the books was doing since I noticed she was still doing pwyws and freebies everyday until only doing freebie streams mostly ( I had entered one of her streams to see if she was doing anyones work because she had said pwyw's and freebies between commisions when I noted her) she had said sorry and that "I lose track of who sends me what" and that she would get STARTED soon Also stating she couldn't wait to read the books I sent her. I replied saying they where good books.
September 19 She had said they put their computer in storage and wouldn't be doing any digital commissions.
I had posted this before (without her name) on october 2 People had told me to send her a note saying she either needs to do her part of the deal or send the books back. I sent her a note being not rude but blunt saying I either need a deadline for the art or my books back.
She replied with ANOTHER sob story also stating she couldn't send me the books because she LOST the books I sent her and couldn't give me a deadline. Also stating that paid art comes before trades and that one of her customers had to wait three years for art from her and that her computer is in storage and she was using her friends computer.
Today is November 3rd and I still haven't got this Sketch with color.
I wouldn't be posting this if they wouldn't say they where constantly sick and being kicked out and evicted ect but yet still doing pwyw streams EVERY DAY. She has since deleted most of her sob story journals. ( I have some of them as screen shots ) I'm at the point to where I don't even want the art anymore just my books back or something. I wouldn't recommend commissioning her as she may just throw these sobstories that don't make sense half the time at you when you ask where the art is.
RESOLVED. She finally messaged me, being very polite and stated she couldn't find the original WIP So she would redraw the whole thing and add some things for taking so long. I recieved the drawing a day after that message. Everything is good now.