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Warning on this Commissioner

My boyfriend, DOPR is currently dealing with a commissioner named Aekor.

The trouble started when my boyfriend quoted his price and Aekor stated that he'll pay based on what the end product is...if he feels the end product is worth less than what my boyfriend quoted, he'll pay less. If he feels it's worth more, he'll pay more.

My boyfriend, trying to be proactive did a sketch of one of the characters intending to put in the other in another position. Aekor stated that he didn't like the posiitoning and asked for a different position, which my boyfriend did.

Upon seeing the second sketch, Aekor criticised my boyfriend for not making the heads and neck "Draconian" enough and said that he wanted the heads and necks to look *exactly* like the way he himself does it.

My take on this is, if he wants it done exactly the way he himself does it, why did he commission my boyfriend?

Watch out for this commissioner, if he approaches you don't accept. I have a feeling he's trying to get free/very cheap art out of my boyfriend. (This is a fully colored picture, btw.))

ETA: I've told my boyfriend myself that I think he needs to get out of this commission and that this Aekor person is really doing things wrong, but he's decided to go on with the commission anyway, so...
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the_snappy_wolf
May. 6th, 2006 06:39 am (UTC)
If he came off as troublesome at the begining ( I consider the statement of payment to be just that) then I'd have just broke off the transaction at that or requested full payment up front.. If he's unwilling to pay what the artist quotes then let him go somwhere else, I'd tell your BF to get out of that commission right now, before he gets burned.
go__banana
May. 6th, 2006 06:51 am (UTC)
The trouble started when my boyfriend quoted his price and Aekor stated that he'll pay based on what the end product is...

Should have ended right there. If he won't pay your boyfriend's intended amount, then why friggin' pay? Why consider he's worthy enough if you're not willing to pay his written price? It should have been a solid amount that your boyfriend or both of them agreed on. I'm sorry, the guy must have ball sacs for brains.
aaaamory
May. 6th, 2006 07:11 am (UTC)
I would never draw anything for someone who would base what they pay on how it turns out. That just sets folks up for getting caught up in something very, very bad. Stepping into a contract without even negotiating price and services beforehand, as one of those TV Court judges would say, "Darwinism demands that you should not still be standing here today." The commissioner should already have an idea of how the art will turn out if he did his research and looked at some of your boyfriend's art.
thaily
May. 6th, 2006 07:29 am (UTC)
Personally I think it's rather dumb to do commission work for someone who announces he's going to pay less if he thinks the work isn't up to par. That just screams "He has no intention of paying at all." to me or maybe will give me 10, 15 bucks and will tell me to get on my knees and thank him for it because the art isn't worth 10 bucks and he's being soooo generous.

You need to convince your BF to stop the commission, finish the sketch the way he sees fit and sell it on Furbid. After banning this guy's account from bidding ofcourse.
fiercereaper
May. 6th, 2006 10:00 pm (UTC)
It sounds a lot like that chick in the last post. Yay, new trend.
thaily
May. 7th, 2006 09:15 pm (UTC)
I have no idea where people get the idea that they can order (custom) items and then not pay.
yaochi
May. 6th, 2006 09:53 am (UTC)
Dittos Dittos Dittos

This commissioner has a deliriously bad attitude.

Not worth the grief.

Just

Not

Worth

It.

In any event, best wishes to your boyfriend.
ursulav
May. 6th, 2006 02:21 pm (UTC)
I wouldn't take the commission.
thaily
May. 6th, 2006 04:08 pm (UTC)
She's a pro, listen to her.
dinogrrl
May. 6th, 2006 06:09 pm (UTC)
I agree with the others. Tell your boyfriend to end this NOW. This is not going to end well for him in any way, and it'll only tell this Aekor dude that what he's doing is all right, which is obviously is NOT.
skulldog
May. 6th, 2006 06:17 pm (UTC)
Smacks of the old ClaxCanis saga. Yeah, anyone who won't pay an artists qoute = Lamxor.

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