WHERE: greycat-rademenes.deviantart.com, furaffinity.net/user/greycatr
WHAT: A $25 three-character commission
WHEN: August 27, 2013 (payment sent), September 3, 2013 (last contact)
Payment for the commission: https://www.dropbox.com/s/a20xp9whf0s7sgb/Screenshot%202013-11-05%2012.15.44.png
First contact with artist (August 27): https://www.dropbox.com/s/3zc988qls20zva2/Greycat%20IM%20Aug%2027.txt
Last contact with artist (September 3): https://www.dropbox.com/s/r02gbvt28l8mngd/Greycat%20IM%20Sept%203.txt
This all started when I commissioned Greycat Rademenes to draw me a commission for my birthday, which was on September 7. He's been doing these $10 sketch commissions for quite some time now, and I've commissioned him for some and received a few from him. He said that it would cost me $25 dollars for it since it was my birthday and all. So I paid him, and he said that he'd have it done by my birthday.
A few days later, I decided to check up on him. I asked him if he started on it yet, and he told me that he wanted to finish the things that he had lined up before he starts on mine, and I said OK. So I waited until my birthday to see that he got my commission done.
Well, my birthday comes and I check up with him to see if he's finished with it, and there's no response. I was going out with my family out of town for my birthday, and I assumed that he'd have it for me when I got back. So I went out and spent the day.
I come back from my day out and check to see if he's finished it. I IM him, and there's no response. Then I assumed that he'd be late with it. He's been late with my commissions a few times before, most of the time it'd be a few days.
Well, a few days later, there's STILL no response from him. That's when I figured out that something was wrong. For the next couple of days, I tried contacting him via IM, e-mail, and contacting his accounts on dA and FA, hoping for a response from him.
And not a word from him.
This has gone on for at least two months now, and I still haven't gotten a response from him. I was initially reluctant to file a report with artists_beware, since he's such a nice guy and all. But I figured that I had no other choice. Even though I'm a little disappointed in him at the moment, I'm posting this not out of spite or anger, but out of worry and concern. Worrying not only about my commission, but also for him, hoping that nothing terrible's happened.
UPDATE: I recently started talking with greycat again. He explained to me that the reason he hasn't contacted me for so long is because his computer had fizzled out and had to be replaced. He's reassured me that he's still working on the commission he owes me.
UPDATE 2: He's finished the commission and given it to me, and I couldn't be any happier. Sure, it took him nearly a year to respond back to me, but everything's good now.