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Beware: AMWULF

My experience with AMWULF:

A lack of communication on several commissions and zero updates on said pieces. Worst of all, even the artist forgetting I had commissioned them altogether. Most details about the commission agreements were exchanged verbally and in-person because this artist was living with us as a roommate. However, I do have screenshots of the monetary transactions that took place, detailed emails sent to the artist showing the date, and notes from other third-parties that had paid AMWULF to join me in group-commissions.

I recently contacted AMWULF on September 16, 2014 to request a full refund on all pieces owed. I received a series of angry text messages and excuses as well as no concrete dates or payment plans except, and I quote, "will pay it back in chunks”. Overall, his behavior can be summed up as unprofessional, condescending, and immature.

The following is a sample of screenshots showing my unfortunate interactions with AMWULF, starting with a typical text conversation, filled with his usual unprofessional, vulgar attitude:


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WHO: He goes by the name AMWULF on Fur Affinity

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WHERE: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/amwulf/

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WHAT: The commission that is the longest overdue was that of a Your-Character-Here featuring my horse character with the bid-winner’s character, which belonged to Maho-Gato (http://www.furaffinity.net/user/maho-gato). The total cost, split between Maho-Gato and myself, was to be fully paid to AMWULF, and I was to include a full backstory for the piece’s description.

This all took place on November 23rd, 2012, when I had a verbal agreement with AMWULF. Maho-Gato was satisfied with AMWULF being the artist, but expressed he was very upset over AMWULF'S lack of communication and excuses. I can personally verify AMWULF expressed agitation with Maho's concerns even months after the initial auction closed and funds had been sent to AMWULF's Paypal.

Here are the screenshots of me contacting Maho with AMWULF agreeing to taking on our commission:


Maho and I eventually requested a refund from AMWULF, which has still not been granted, nor has AMWULF given a time frame for when we can expect to be paid back.


On the second commission, I had requested a multi-character picture from AMWULF with a total cost of $80.00 USD, with other characters being added at no additional cost. Due to the length of time that has passed, I cannot pull up the bank or transaction record. However, I do have the date I sent AMWULF the details being May 1st 2013. This piece has not been done and I have received no sketch or updates from him whatsoever.

Here is the email and date for verification:



On the third commission, I ordered a two character piece by AMWULF of my Husband's fursona and myself totaling $120.00 USD. I was told verbally that, due to bills, AMWULF needed emergency commissions and said he would finish the piece that same day. This was supposed to be a surprise picture for my Husbands new character. All I saw was an unfinished sketch and that was nearly six months ago.

Here is the paypal transaction verification image:


And here is the detailed email description I sent him on January 21st 2014:


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WHEN: The first piece was started on November 23rd 2012. Signs of trouble appeared several months after when Maho approached me several times regarding the piece.
The second piece was started on May 1st, 2014. Signs of trouble again several months later. Multiple assurances the piece would be done with no progress.
The third piece was started on January 21st 2014. Signs of trouble began a week later at no mention or update of art in question.

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PROOF: Various screenshots listed above.

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EXPLAIN: AMWULF avoids any talk of art that is owed by him. It creates an air of hostility due to his immense backlog spanning over two years and multiple group and single pieces owed in the hundreds and thousands of dollars to multiple furs who have waited patiently throughout these lengths of time for a product that has yet to manifest itself.

I have come to the conclusion that I will not see any art or even a refund in a timely manner. AM's lack of professionalism in dealing with people he owes art, including even personal friends, is unprofessional and the excuses he gives when dealing with other people’s money is poor and unsatisfactory.

I would advise any person seeking art by an artist to look elsewhere lest they find themselves in a similar situation.

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sableantelope
Sep. 22nd, 2014 01:17 am (UTC)
I just have to add a very small issue I had commissioning the same artist. I paid for one kind of commission, yet they delivered another kind. I had no desire for what I received and frankly didn't think it worth what I paid.

However the art was decent on it's own, for what it was; and I just decided to chalk it up as a loss on my part and not commission this artist again. I didn't feel dealing with the attitude and white knights was worth bringing up my issue.

I think they are far too careless with their commissions, which I guess is why they no longer take them. However they do a YHC or put up an adoptable almost everyday so I'm suprised they still are owning art when producing so much other art.

mazz
Sep. 22nd, 2014 03:10 am (UTC)
Baww why don't you see how sucky my life is, why do you want your money back because I ripped you off.

such bad behavior.
timelapsedecay
Sep. 22nd, 2014 03:15 am (UTC)
Thank you for posting this! I had no idea about their behavior.
I'm curious though, if you'd had previous trouble with this artist why did you commission them again? No offense, I just don't understand that part.
corghi
Sep. 22nd, 2014 07:43 am (UTC)
What disgusting behavior :/ It's not endearing to be yelled at via text by the artist for his own mistakes. Beware well warranted, will avoid this artist entirely.
thaily
Sep. 22nd, 2014 08:52 am (UTC)
"why do you think i dont take commissions"

http://www.furaffinity.net/journal/6132422/
By AMWULF, 12 hours ago

"im starting these in like...an hour"

Beware indeed ಠ_ಠ

First they flip their shit at you and then they're still accepting commissions, so they lied as well.
That's a shame, because I really enjoyed their work. But I'm definitely never commissioning them after seeing this.
kyotosorae
Sep. 22nd, 2014 02:05 pm (UTC)
I find it seriously warning that they have Patreon setup if that's the tone they used when it comes to paid and yet owed work .__.
dragontripmon
Sep. 22nd, 2014 02:09 pm (UTC)
Wow this is not surprising since all i heard is bad things about the artist. Though from his previous beware there were other customers with the same issue.
eikthyrnir
Sep. 22nd, 2014 03:50 pm (UTC)
Haven't had good time commissioning him either. Bought a small/simple commission and was waiting ~4 months for him to get it done while he kept on piling more and more commissions and placing them before mine and other people who had already paid/been waiting. He then finally got to my picture and it took him maybe 30 minutes.
ithinkdirt
Sep. 22nd, 2014 03:56 pm (UTC)
I just want to share that, due to my inability to read I read that they owed hundreds of thousands in furry porn and was like "holy fuck that's a lot of furry porn"
hetzergsd
Sep. 22nd, 2014 05:55 pm (UTC)
I had a bad time with him too, a furend and I commissioned him and then after he was paid, he just dropped off the map. Wasn't even a complex piece, just a little two character.
devildove
Sep. 23rd, 2014 09:58 am (UTC)
Eugh, sorry to hear that. You should share your story and write a beware.
NaonaoBulf
Sep. 23rd, 2014 07:30 pm (UTC)
This guy has such a huge old backlog and fucked so many people it's not worth write a beware by every one of us. Just stop throwing money at him for commissions you are not even sure to get, so he gets a real job and refund everyone back little by little. This guy just keep opening commissions, ych, and group pics, this will never end.
celestinaketzia
Sep. 23rd, 2014 07:38 pm (UTC)
Other people won't know not to throw money at him unless the word gets out better that he doesn't deliver. So yes, it is worth other folks writing a beware.
thaily
Sep. 24th, 2014 11:53 am (UTC)
Also, art IS a real job, he's just not doing it.
With that work ethic (or lack thereof) he won't be able to work for someone else either, 'cuz he'd be out on his ass in no time.
He just needs to knuckle down and get to work, period.
NaonaoBulf
Sep. 30th, 2014 12:53 am (UTC)
I never said art isn't a real job. I'm not even talking about art lol, I'm just saying this guy has no real job.

Edited at 2014-09-30 12:56 am (UTC)
eli_daggertooth
Oct. 2nd, 2014 01:18 am (UTC)
What you're saying is a bit misleading, might want to reword that.
0ttermischief
Nov. 23rd, 2014 10:52 pm (UTC)
Unprofessional
I've been waiting for a commission since April and just yesterday I told him I wanted the refund. It's not worth waiting nearly a year for a piece of art that I could easily get in 2 weeks from someone else for nearly the same price. It's agitating when I would be in his YCH's and those would get done in two to three days when he still owes work.

Not only this, but HE'S OPENING COMMISSIONS AGAIN. This is absolutely irresponsible and utterly disrespectful to those who have owed work. I just hope he learns his lesson before people stop commissioning him altogether and he goes bankrupt.

Best of luck to everyone, although I would advise going elsewhere for your art.
tsukunertov
Nov. 26th, 2014 02:54 am (UTC)
Re: Unprofessional
Yeah I have the same problem. He recently showed the HUMONGOUS backorder of commissions he still has left to do, but he keeps offering new commissions. I believe the reason is he needs the money, but if that is the case he shouldn't you know, move into a new place and live outside of his pay allowance. He takes in commissions with no filter because he needs the money, then puts himself deeper and deeper into a hole. Then he never goes back to older commissions, just keeps doing new ones except for a few select YCH ones. It is infuriating, so many people have warned about Amwulf I'm surprised there is only bewares on him.
valmirdraftstud
Jan. 21st, 2015 08:17 pm (UTC)
Regarding Refunds
Here is the status and history of refunds Amwulf has paid. The amount totals 500 USD which is the total amount owed. The total time for repayment took over 4 months.

Oct 15th Amwulf repaid 250 USD.

Nov 24 Amwulf repaid 100 USD.

Jan 21 Amwulf repaid a final payment of 150 USD

AB posted September 20th 2014. So it took a total of 5 months and 1 day from this AB's posting to receive a full and complete repayment.







celestinaketzia
Jan. 21st, 2015 08:35 pm (UTC)
Re: Regarding Refunds
That's good news! Are you ready for us to mark this as resolved?
valmirdraftstud
Jan. 21st, 2015 08:38 pm (UTC)
Re: Regarding Refunds
yes.
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kayla_la
Nov. 11th, 2015 03:09 am (UTC)
MOD COMMENT
Hi! I'm screening this because it's very NSFW without being tagged as such. Feel free to repost with a NSFW warning and please also remove the personal insult, as we don't allow flaming here.
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oceandezignz
Sep. 15th, 2016 02:53 pm (UTC)
MOD COMMENT
Hi.

I'm screening your comment (meaning apart from mods, the OP and you no one can see your post). If you have evidence to OPs harassment you can share it as long as it abides by community censorship standards.

Language wise, please be slightly less threatening and refrain from things like "you need to be taught a lesson".

Thanks.

Edited at 2016-09-15 02:53 pm (UTC)
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