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Commissioner: Feztiz

WHO: Feztiz

WHERE: Furaffinity
Known on Skype as xXFeztizXx

WHAT: The commissioner wanted a character designed for her. I showed her the finished product (after she promised to pay me at a lower price quote [originally 16$ but dropped to 10$ because I felt generous]) she then tried to offer an art trade as payment instead when I needed the money. She still has not paid and will not answer any of my messages.

WHEN: Commissioner began discussing commission with me on December 17th 2013.
Commission was finished and sent to commissioner on December 20th 2013 which is also when she stopped contact.
Message was sent by me to her on December 23 2013 with no reply back.
Last attempt at contact by me to her was sent on January 12th 2014 with no reply back.
I know for sure she has read my messages and has been active on Furaffinity.

Details of what she wanted to have done
With no specification of the other breed in the hybrid, I went with Sphynx/Siamese
She instead wanted a Sphynx/Lemur
so I scrapped what I had done and drew what she wanted
She promises she will pay and asks to see progress on Skype

I finished the art the same day and sent it over on Skype
Disappointed with the finished product, instead of taking my offer that I could make some changes, says she could draw it herself
tries to offer me art instead of the previously agreed 10$

First attempt to contact her again after that day (no reply)

Second attempt to contact her again (no reply)

The commission she received from me (that I finally uploaded to FA)

EXPLAIN: The commissioner refused to let me make free changes to the finished product. She also refused to pay me, trying to offer art as payment went we initially agreed I would be paid with money. I know it's only 10$ but it's 10$ I could have used for food. She dropped contact with me the same day I showed her the finished product and will not reply to my messages even though I know she has read them and continues to ignore me.

EDIT: Woops forgot to post proof of messages being read but not responded to.
Proof my FA message was read but not responded to.
Also while taking screenshots of the Skype convos, I accidentally sent her a message that was meant for someone else (she was online at the time) and she ignored it.
Proof she has not responded to my Skype messages.

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( 27 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 26th, 2014 04:55 am (UTC)
Mod post
Your post has been approved, but since you say your messages have been read but not answered do you mind adding a screenshot of your FA outbox showing this? Thank you!
Jan. 26th, 2014 05:54 am (UTC)
Re: Mod post
Alright, I updated it!
Jan. 26th, 2014 07:22 am (UTC)
Yikes! This person JUST sent me a note asking if I would be willing to make them a digi fullsuit. I wonder if others have had problems with them. I will be interested in seeing if other people comment.
Jan. 26th, 2014 11:04 am (UTC)
10$-500$, its still money you deserve, you spent time on a piece for them, and they need to respectfully pay you what they owe, no matter the amount. Thanks for the beware, I hope you are able to get paid.

just remember; don't trust ANYONE with the full copy before they pay you. Always slap a watermark on it, crop part of the image, or make it smaller, before you show them. People WILL take advantage of your trust. :(
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Jan. 26th, 2014 01:51 pm (UTC)
Funny thing is I usually watermark everything before the customer pays. This is the first time I was an idiot and didn't do that (I guess I got excited about finishing it that it just completely slipped my mind until it was too late), and this is also the first time I haven't been paid for a commission pffff.
Jan. 26th, 2014 03:16 pm (UTC)
I blur the image just enough to make it annoying.
Jan. 26th, 2014 03:56 pm (UTC)
If you don't have payment already, it's usually best to either watermark the crap out of it or send a very small image. They shouldn't get the full rez until they pay.

It sounds like the customer just doesn't like the way the design came out, but her description of what she wanted was so completely vague she has no one to blame for that but herself. You're not a mind reader, and the "I could just draw it myself" comment was rude. And $10 is still money. Beware well warranted.
Jan. 26th, 2014 04:54 pm (UTC)
Those comments make me so angry saying "I could just draw it myself" is one of the rudest things to tell an artist.
then draw it yourself and don't waste the artists time.

Agreed, beware well warranted.
Jan. 26th, 2014 06:53 pm (UTC)
That type of statement makes me angry too. I hear it a lot in my tailor shop. If someone doesn't like the price of something, they always break out with "Well, I know how to sew and could do it myself, but *insert reason here*" ... Well, go do that then.
Jan. 26th, 2014 04:09 pm (UTC)
I'd suggest maybe taking half up front or just showing a portion of the image before pay. Also, given these are designs and not her character, you could probably sell them as adopts to recoup some losses.
Jan. 26th, 2014 05:44 pm (UTC)
If it were me, I'd probably try to re-sell the designs to someone else who might be interested. If necessary, you could edit the character a bit to make it more appealing to a wider audience.
Jan. 26th, 2014 06:11 pm (UTC)
I had a problem with her too, though I was commissioning her.

I commissioned her for a traditional shaded sketch. It ended up being so bad I unfollowed her. It didn't even look like her style. I wanted to contact her about it, but if she can't even pay you for your work, I don't see why she'd redo mine.
Jan. 26th, 2014 06:14 pm (UTC)
Also, you might want to contact her via her instagram. She's very active on there and it's where I found her. She is FeztizLeAwesome
Jan. 26th, 2014 09:36 pm (UTC)
Looking through her stuff it really looks like she's a tracer, I see a lot of work in there I recognize from other artists but I really couldn't pinpoint the pictures. I'm sorry this happened to you.
Jan. 26th, 2014 07:12 pm (UTC)
Seconding the advice to resell the design and recoup your costs - if she has a problem with it then she should have paid.
Jan. 26th, 2014 08:16 pm (UTC)
Echoing the "resell the design". She didn't pay for it, it's not her's to do anything with and you're completely in your right to do so.
Jan. 26th, 2014 09:07 pm (UTC)
Looking through her gallery a lot of her stuff looks traced or even heavily referenced. I see a lot of falvie, Tarti, and ryunwolfie in there.
Jan. 26th, 2014 11:01 pm (UTC)
Oh wow! You are right!
Jan. 27th, 2014 05:36 am (UTC)
agreed. :/
Jan. 27th, 2014 06:41 pm (UTC)
Was that last name supposed to be mine? (IDK IF TYPO? lol) ;w; Maybe it's me but I don't really see it, or I'm just that blind.

But yes this person's 'style' is ALL over the place.
Jan. 27th, 2014 08:38 pm (UTC)
It was this one a bit, http://instagram.com/p/i_cFHfFhYw/ it reminded me of your style a bit.
Jan. 27th, 2014 09:17 pm (UTC)
Ah-hah. Maybe kinda like a little of my REALLY OLD style. XD But I see more of Falvie and Tarti a lot more. :>
Jan. 26th, 2014 09:39 pm (UTC)
Wow, rude. Beware definitely well warranted, and I'm thirding everyone saying to resell the design. It doesn't belong to her, she didn't hold up her end of the bargain.
Jan. 27th, 2014 04:54 am (UTC)
Wow thank you all for the feedback! I'll try to resell the designs later on.

And I'm definitely never going to mess up again when it comes to watermarking. I learned my lesson. OTL

Jan. 28th, 2014 10:46 pm (UTC)
Eugh, this makes me very uneasy. She noted me two days ago asking for a $600 fursuit commission. (I can provide screenshots, if wanted)

She hasn't noted me back since, and I hope it stays that way.
Jan. 29th, 2014 04:57 am (UTC)
Freaking rude. And the way she brushed it off with a "oh i can draw it myself lo XD" LIKE
I'm sorry this happened to you; echoing what all the others said, you could easily resell the designs for $10+ a pop :C
Jan. 30th, 2014 08:00 pm (UTC)

this person is buying more commissions, as seen here:

extremely shitty of them not to pay up :(
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