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Arists Beware: Dog-Bone

Text: WHO: Dog-Bone, DogBoneArtwork, Leachymonster

WHERE: https://www.furaffinity.net/user/dog-bone

WHAT: Reference sheet

WHEN: April 20th 2017: Commissioned and paid. April 28th: Received first version which was inaccurate. April 30th: Received second version which now had a filter over it. May 1st: Opened a claim with Paypal and got refunded

EXPLAIN: Long story short: commissioned a reference of my character. Got a reference with some really random colors. Asked her to fix it. If she changed the color of the eyes, nose/lips, and tongue, I’d be content. Got two more versions of the same picture with filters over them. Got told she didn’t have the sai file anymore. Asked for a refund. Eventually got a refund. She then modified the pic a bit and sold the character after tweeting about it.

Long story long: I commissioned dog-bone during one of her weekly openings. Provided two references (one: http://i.imgur.com/1PhwRpx.png two: http://i.imgur.com/AIlxaLC.png.png ). A week later, received a reference ( http://i.imgur.com/uyUt3Gb.png ) which had the wrong colors (comparison: http://i.imgur.com/QXUTmvn.png ). Asked her to fix it and sent the comparison ( http://i.imgur.com/2At59jd.png ). Got sent the same picture, but this time with a filter over it ( http://i.imgur.com/fH4FnuD.png ). Then another ( http://i.imgur.com/6hbBwbi.png )
Noted her mentioning the mistakes again and asked if there was an issue: ( http://i.imgur.com/ScyPXDc.png ). Was told she doesn’t have the SAI file anymore. Asked for a refund ( http://i.imgur.com/H492aIE.png )

Told she doesn’t do refunds and that she delivered as close as possible ( http://i.imgur.com/15NiNm3.png ). I disagreed ( http://i.imgur.com/6VUtz1Y.png ) and replied to this note telling her I would be filing a claim with paypal which she replied to then blocked me ( http://i.imgur.com/AbNMt9b.png )
I got a refund.

She tweeted about it with some cherry picking: http://i.imgur.com/oJaRDBR.png and then a warning http://i.imgur.com/bCG7CRL.png (warning is fair enough though)
The design she then sold for $85: http://i.imgur.com/jRNaxPI.png

PROOF: Linked a ton, but for here’s a comparison of the three versions and a picture of my character to see how wrong the colors are: http://i.imgur.com/sCA5vuV.png
And some coloring detail: http://i.imgur.com/yLQ4cKd.png
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May. 7th, 2017 02:24 am (UTC)
Between the two images you sent as a base, and the reference image you ended up with, the only major color issue I can see is the eye and nose color.

You didn't screen cap your contact request for edits on these points, so it's hard to judge if you asked for more direct colors edits in a way that the artist could edit. If you weren't clear the color filter version MIGHT have been how they translated your request, I can't judge without email caps..

If you got a finished character sheet you did not want, or could use, then a full refund, I see no issue with the artist reselling the work done.

Edit: That said, tweaking eye and nose colors should be easier than a full refund. I'm kind of off kilter as my own ref sheet commissions include multiple steps of approval, so colors get approved early on.

Edited at 2017-05-07 02:36 am (UTC)
May. 7th, 2017 02:44 am (UTC)
Thanks for pointing out I missed a message. Saved it but forgot to link it. I compared all the colors to show they were wrong. Added it.

I just wanted to provide the facts without any opinions, but I don't mind that she resold the work or posted a warning about me using it. It's fair enough.

Edited at 2017-05-07 02:45 am (UTC)
May. 7th, 2017 10:22 pm (UTC)
Yikes, the added replies you posted are pretty awful on her part. I'd think being given a reference with a color key would be guide enough to use that, and not require you to specifically ask for it to be used.


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