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Kovu The Tiger

Okay, so I've been putting this off for a long while, hoping that things would clear up, but they haven't.

May 18, Kovu Tiger requested a full colored, shaded, image with a BG for his now ex-mate.
May 20, I finished the sketch, and he said everthing was great. Later that day I gave him my PayPal, which was what we had agreed on, only to find out that he didn't have it, so I gave him my mailling adress so that he could just mail me a money order. Told him that after I got payment I would finish the image. HE said that he had mailed it out and would let me know, two days later I still didn't have any word so I sent him a friendly reminder about it, he replied with somethign about money getting tight and so he couldn't pay right away.

June 1st, he asked to get the sketch again, because he deleted it or something, so I resent it. After which him and his ex broke up. After which he brought up not paying for the commission, as it was a gift (Which was just a picture of himself) for his mate, and they broke up so it was pointless. I told him that he still needed to pay for a digital sketch, and he eventually said that he did want the image finished completly, so he would pay for that.
June 5th, Kovu was in a chat room, talking about not paying because he didn't have to pay if he didn't want to. After a long debate, which involed him telling me I "Finished the image too fast!", amung other things, my boyfriend straydog, stepped in and said that I should give him till July 5th to pay.

July 5th rolled around and I still had not gotten a check in teh mail, so I confronted him about it. His reply was that he didn't want to so he didn't have to.

Then today, I talked to him about it again, in which Kovu stated "I'm not using the image so I don't have to pay you for anything."

I've just giving up on this, as he's clearly imature, and I just can't stand seeing "But I'm not using it!" or, "Well my family are cops!" So I just wanted to give a heads up to everyone, do not draw for this person.
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growly
Aug. 22nd, 2006 03:31 am (UTC)
*bashes head against table* This is why you don't start the commission until you have PAYMENT!!!
Seriously, about 40% of cases here could be avoided if everybody did that.
westly_roanoke
Aug. 22nd, 2006 03:35 am (UTC)
Or give seriously shoddy scans of the undersketching to be sure things are right.
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sunhawk
Aug. 22nd, 2006 03:40 am (UTC)
June 5th, Kovu was in a chat room, talking about not paying because he didn't have to pay if he didn't want to.

*throws rocks at him*

Ugh this is definitely why no one gets good quality art until they've paid.
shimmerhawk
Aug. 22nd, 2006 03:53 am (UTC)
What a retard. You did a commissioned sketch for him, and he NEEDS to pay for it. It doesn't matter what he WANTS to do. How old is this guy?

In the future I would recommend not starting the art until you've received payment, or if you want to show them progress pics before getting full payment, watermark the hell out of it so they can't steal it.
growly
Aug. 22nd, 2006 03:59 am (UTC)
Maybe the watermark can even say something like "this sketch has not yet been paid for" so that if they try to repost it anywhere people will call him out on it?
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growing_rose
Aug. 22nd, 2006 04:00 am (UTC)
No offence meant, by why send him another copy of the sketch he "lost" after he had been kind of off about paying you in the first place?
thaily
Aug. 22nd, 2006 05:56 am (UTC)
Oh his family is cops so he doesn't have to pay for gay furry porn?
Send the sketch to his father and see what he has to say about that ;P
In fact, add a few tentacles and dicknipples before you do ;P

Otherwise you can still sell the sketch as a "finish this sketch!" commission or finish it and sell it as a completed image.
dirtylittlelie
Aug. 23rd, 2006 03:31 am (UTC)
LOL YOU SAID DICKNIPPLE
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neongryphon
Aug. 22nd, 2006 10:31 am (UTC)
Nice idea, but if someone's not going to pay, you can write all the clauses you like, but they ~still~ won't pay. Money upfront is the safest method, even if it's just a deposit to cover the sketch work.
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schnee
Aug. 22nd, 2006 09:15 am (UTC)
A perfect example of how not to behave as a customer. >_> Thanks for the warning!
witchiebunny
Aug. 22nd, 2006 01:13 pm (UTC)
Is this guy also known as cool kovu, or full blood lion?
p4ve
Aug. 22nd, 2006 05:49 pm (UTC)
I doubt its the latter, He's a tiger, with ram horns. O_o
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anjel_kitty
Aug. 23rd, 2006 03:15 am (UTC)
You know I recently met a Kovu the Tiger at an anime con in Lafyette. I wonder if he was the same guy. Where is this Kovu from?
p4ve
Aug. 24th, 2006 12:43 am (UTC)
He says he's from FL, but his IP says he's from VA. So I dunno, never cared enough to ask. But he's a chubbish guy short hair glasses ai think, wow that narrowed it down. XD
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