DragonSpeaker (dragonspeaker) wrote in artists_beware,
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Beware: hellokelsoe / ji-yun

WHO:
hellokelsoe
ji-yun
iamajellyfishyo@yahoo.com (was posted publicly)

WHERE:
http://hellokelsoe.deviantart.com (I was dealing with this account)

WHAT: Digital art.

WHEN: Began October 15, 2013.

EXPLAIN: I paid $60 USD for 2 adoptables and was ignored ever since. Artist has been selling other art, active on multiple accounts, and has publicly responded to other people in the interim to sell to them. She recently deleted the sales post and hid my comment on her userpage.
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Long version--

WHO:

hellokelsoe
ji-yun
iamajellyfishyo@yahoo.com (was posted publicly)

WHERE:
http://hellokelsoe.deviantart.com (I was dealing with this account)

WHAT: Digital art- choose your own palette adoptables purchased from the http://hellokelsoe.deviantart.com account. Payment and palettes were posted the same day I purchased.

WHEN: Using Dropbox since I PDF printed the pages. Let me know if you need me to convert them to image files.

10/15/13 Original sales thread.
11/6/13 Bumped the original thread.
11/14/13 Sent a private message.
11/20/13 She was selling other adopts and responding to people.
11/20/13 Commented on her profile.
Her journal was active throughout this time period, showing that she was indeed online and continuing to sell. Screenshot is from 11/24/13.

I then filed a Paypal dispute on 11/24/13 because the time period for being able to file was running out and it was a lot of money to lose. I escalated it to a claim and am waiting for them to move it to the next step since she never responded to that either.

She has since been posting and selling art on her new accounts on DA and FA.

EXPLAIN: I paid promptly and never heard from the artist again despite asking questions through multiple means. I started to become uncomfortable with this when I saw that she was responding to other people publicly, continuing to sell art, and moved accounts. Red flags started going up when she deleted the deviation (and therefore the evidence) where I bought the adoptables and hid my comment on her userpage.

If you check her new ji-yun accounts on both DeviantART and FurAffinity, you will see that there is plenty happening on those. I am willing to be patient and sympathetic when people are straight with me, but this avoidance and hiding set off alarm bells. In her "moving accounts" post on DA, she mentions some kind of life issues. I can see how that would keep you busy, but if you had time to delete and hide my comments, then you had time to reply to them.
Tags: artist-ji-yun/hellokelsoe, beware
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