WHAT: Art trade--A bust of her character for a badge (or two) of mine.
June 25--September 12 -- A lot of back and forth trying to reach her and find out progress of badge(s)
October 8 -- I finally see pictures of the actual finished badges
November 15 (Now) -- Still waiting on scanned versions to be posted
PROOF: https://gyazo.com/5ba0e7c507a07c2929f561f3dfccd63d (first asked if I wanted to do a trade)
https://gyazo.com/8282531b428e9c5d63c3f3614fa19e32 (working out the details--read from bottom to top)
https://gyazo.com/f3b582256793b7b986dbfe8015bd1f11 (working out details part 2)
https://gyazo.com/8831e2970df610a0944823025bf277e4 (working out details part 3)
https://gyazo.com/1c61398cda4e631861b1d5a4b961eae1 (my finished posting)
EXPLAIN: On April 26th she asked if I wanted to do an art trade, to which I replied yes and messaged her for the details. I finished my half on May 29th and sent her a note with the finished picture. Some time later she opened the note, but never responded to it. A month later when she did respond, it was not to the note but on the submission.
I find that one and sent a message saying it was me again, to no response. I notice that she's been posting other artwork she's been doing. A little over a week later I told her that if the trade was too much to do, to just let me know. Almost a month later she replies saying sorry that she didn't see it, it was in her other folder. I told her it didn't matter if it was done or not, some communication was all I was asking for.
After that things finally started moving. I gave her a ref of my character again. Things were looking up.
About a month later, I finally got pictures of the badges.
She said if I was pleased then she would scan and post them. I told her I was very happy with them, and have been waiting ever since...
Now I understand that technically she did finally do the badges, and I can probably still try to contact her for the scanned versions, but honestly I don't want to go through all the time and effort again it took just to get to here. If I had written this artists beware earlier as I had planned to, things would be looking a lot worse. At this point I think it's just best to let people know what they could be getting into if they decide to commission her to do a trade.