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Arists Beware: Dog-Bone

Text: WHO: Dog-Bone, DogBoneArtwork, Leachymonster

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

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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Comments

sno_pomf
May. 7th, 2017 03:51 pm (UTC)
I agree with whoever said that the only color that I can pick out which is glaringly wrong is the eye color. However here's my big issue with the way she reacted:

How does "you're not happy with the colors and asking for a refund which is against my TOS" equal "you are now surrendering this character to me to use as I please"? Absolutly appalling behavior on the artist's part. You were being completely reasonable the whole time and there was absolutly no reason for her to act the way she did towards you and with DB's history I can't say I'm surprised. Beware well warranted.

Edited at 2017-05-07 03:54 pm (UTC)
vashaaart
May. 7th, 2017 10:47 pm (UTC)
Hmm, well, I did see a lot of things being off on the first glance. Eyes, nose, chaps, inside ears, eye'brows', overall colours... But hearing the 'if you'd wanted exact colours...' and the response the commissioner got really did it to me as well. This is really unprofessional.
sno_pomf
May. 8th, 2017 01:22 am (UTC)
Me too. And I mean...that was just what was -clearly- wrong when I looked at it, but you're right. When you put them side by side a lot of things are off. Honestly I don't get why anyone would delete the file before the commissioner verbally approves it :\ that's just common sense.

Edited at 2017-05-08 01:22 am (UTC)
vashaaart
May. 8th, 2017 09:41 am (UTC)
I don't know actually. I stored all my files safetly away on an external drive, and with over thousands of files it around 50 gb. Absolutely no idea. But even if you don't have the file anyone, then suck it up and own up/fix the mistakes you made. It's disheartening to see her reply like this.
metallik_hasse
May. 8th, 2017 10:39 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately I feel like she will continue to behave this way until it actually affects her business. :/
sno_pomf
May. 9th, 2017 08:09 pm (UTC)
Sadly, you're right. I've seen this type of thing before. People will keep commissioning her and shrug it off. I feel like people lie that don't deserve the business they get. Getting payed to do artwork for a living is a privilege, not something you're entitled to :\

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