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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 09:30 pm (UTC)
I'm really disgusted that she sold a version of your character with horns and spots. She didn't bother adding more bold markings or getting rid of some (which would be easy if she just... colored over it.) Yikes.

So now she sold a character that she altered that didn't belong to her to begin with. I think that's the thing that stings and sticks out most to me, aside from her adding filters to change the colors. Like another commenter said, if the eyes and nose/paws were the correct color I don't think the body colors would look as off. It's not like you didn't give her stuff to work off of.

This is very distasteful and poor business practice. I just really, truly have no words to express how really disappointing this is.

It's not her place to ever re-invent someone's character. She could trace over the lines and recolor it. That's not her place at all. I'm angry.
May. 7th, 2017 09:39 pm (UTC)
I won't lie, that part really bothers me too. If you yourself say the difference between those colors is "petty", why would you make no attempt to alter them before selling? Maybe there's nothing legally stopping her from slapping some horns on the character and selling it but she could have taken two seconds in sai to adjust the hue slider at the very least. Yuck.
May. 7th, 2017 10:30 pm (UTC)
Yeah that ruffles my feathers a bit as well... It is really kind of tacky to basically take a character design you messed up in colour (not markings or anything, just colours) and slap some horns on it and sell it as an adopt. More so without asking the original owner -- even if it's not the exact colours the design is still basically the same; with horns.

That is just... That's the part that annoyed me the most here.
May. 7th, 2017 11:30 pm (UTC)
What makes it even worse is I looked at her Twitter and found the sales post for the character...where she and her followers shit-talk not only OP, but the original character design.
May. 8th, 2017 03:52 am (UTC)
I saw those tweets as well and had to bite my tongue. Part of what makes this beware very,VERY well warranted is she and her fans don't see why calling the client's requests 'petty' is a problem.
Also frustrating are the other artists who are taking her side of things at face value.
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May. 8th, 2017 09:04 am (UTC)
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May. 8th, 2017 06:05 am (UTC)
I saw those tweets as well and had to bite my tongue. Part of what makes this beware very,VERY well warranted is she and her fans don't see why calling the client's requests 'petty' is a problem.
Also frustrating are the other artists who are taking her side of things at face value.


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