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Problems with Toichi

WHO: Toichi on Furaffinity.

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

WHAT: Digital art.

WHEN: September 4th, they commissioned me as I was holding special Feral dragon commissions.

None of my other customers have problems with these prices, but he gladly paid etc.
I finished it on September 11th and showed it to him.
Finished (NSFW): http://www.furaffinity.net/view/14509992/
SFW: http://gyazo.com/88d0c0fdfca9c8d321d9d8dd928396d1
There are two versions, one sfw and one nsfw.

PROOF: That same day this happened:
http://gyazo.com/f410cb7be992875659a83a1e25754225 (Sorry for the mess in the note, but I'm sure you get the point)
As you can see I was trying to be as patient as possible with this guy, and in the end, he was just expecting free art.

NOW a month later, he's stiring up trouble again.
And I only find out he's tampered with the original art, which is against my TOS.
http://gyazo.com/1e5de2e4b4811dc0baef3a7c70e1f653 (The bits and the toe)
He says he feels horrible about the conflict, then goes on saying that my art is crap.
He was back and forth about this as you can see in the note, saying he loved it etc, then putting my stuff down.

EXPLAIN: I tried my best to accommodate him as you can see in this note: http://gyazo.com/f410cb7be992875659a83a1e25754225, I fixed things, and i gave him the amount he wanted in a refund.
Many people I've talked too have said my art is par with everything else I've done, and I really love this piece.

He is now posting about me on his Twitter: (He posted it after he emailed me.)
And contacting me through Email.

I have contacted neer himself about it, and his original journal was removed,
Neer posted this to me:

Right after he got the journal taking down. Toichi posted another, saying I was harassing him now. (I didn't get a chance to screen shot it as he removed it right after.)
The whole time, I calmly tried to reply to his notes, but then after I blocked him as I didn't want to deal with the stress, only to see that he had emailed me and was pestering me on there.

Please watch out for this guy, he's very confusing and I don't want anyone else to deal with this.

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Oct. 25th, 2014 02:22 am (UTC)
I'm going to be the bad guy and say that the toes should have been fixed, in my opinion - there are indeed three toes on one hind leg, four on the other; three fingers on one hand, four on the other; and the wing fingers don't match either, but could be chalked up to one wing edging off the picture.

However, he didn't even mention that until after he'd already said that he liked the picture and approved it, so I think he was looking for reasons to get a refund. I'm glad you handled it so well and didn't give in to his demand of a full refund. You did the work and deserve pay. Other than the oversight of the toes, I think this work is up to snuff with the rest of what's in your gallery, so I don't know what he was expecting. Well deserved beware.
Oct. 25th, 2014 02:29 am (UTC)
Yea. I was pointed out about that, but honestly, after everything he started, I didn't even want to look at the image let alone fix it.
Had he said it at the begining, then yes, I would have gladly fixed it, but he was nothing but rude.

I just hope no one else goes through this, because I honestly feel like crap.
Oct. 25th, 2014 02:51 am (UTC)
Is it possible that he purposefully ignore the issue until the very end, then ask for a refund, in order to get free art?

I have a gut feeling that might be his true motivation. :/ Consider his public harassment towards the artist.
Oct. 25th, 2014 06:08 am (UTC)
That seems a possibility. Reminds me of someone who goes out to eat and spends the whole time looking really hard for reasons not to tip their server.
Oct. 25th, 2014 09:23 am (UTC)
This is what I thought as well *has had it happen to her before*. Mine was missing fingers (I did 4 on each hand instead of 5 like their ref), but they never notified me during WIP and wanted a 100% refund. They got 0 as I fixed the image because luckily it was a simple lineart and color easy to fix.

They still demanded a refund, but eventually got banned from the site it was on....long time ago XD...1999 ugh.

Least that was better then the person that ran off with 20 linearts without paying (linearts then payment) because i was too naive to watermark them - to get them colored by someone else :/. 2001 - still a bad time for artist on the net.
Nov. 25th, 2014 11:50 pm (UTC)
I agree that they could be fixed, but the commissioner never pointed them out until after edits were already made and they had requested a refund (per the note screencap in the OP). At that point, it's too late to do the edits because they're demanding a refund. :/


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