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Buyer beware: lemonbrat

Time: 2018-04-21 08:47
Subject: Buyer beware: lemonbrat
Text: Time: 2018-03-31 05:44
Subject: Buyer beware : lemonbrat
Text: Where:Lemonbrat.com
What:digital ref sheet
When: 2/2/18- 3/30/18

I commissioned lemonbrat to make a ref sheet of a character that was supposed to only take two weeks max. Original contact was a little slow as expected, but he was friendly, and we exchanged several emails with me detailing what i wanted, and him giving me the price, and his paypal.
Once i payed him i never heard from hom again about its progress, even after i sent 4 different emails, from two email accounts he never responded. I waited a full month, twice the agreed apon dead line before i went to paypal issuing a charge back, with an paypal message directly too him urging a response. Between the ten day deadline paypal gave him, i finally got a response on my email, with no mention of the chargeback issued, and him giving a baseline ref sheet that looked like a scrap character with minor changes, and was still nothing like what i asked. It was three completely different colors, had horns, and spikes I didn’t ask for, and the color pattern i wanted was nonexistent. I replied saying as much, and never hear from him again, not even after the paypal deadline was up, and i was refunded the money by paypal not him.
http://imgur.com/a/iykouR8
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( 11 comments — Leave a comment )
celestinaketzia
Apr. 22nd, 2018 10:43 am (UTC)
This is honestly one of the more strange bewares I've seen in a while. You asked for a primarily gray character and it's just... not?
mazz
Apr. 23rd, 2018 05:26 am (UTC)
That's what I thought too. I read their description and can see the colors they want then... they get.. brown and tan...
orangemonsterco
Apr. 23rd, 2018 07:09 am (UTC)
The only thing I can think of is monitor colors being off. My tablet is calibrated slightly duller than my monitors but not THAT bad.

But now re-reading it, lemonbrat took both the colors from the character and the spikes that OP wanted markings referenced from. (nsfw http://www.furaffinity.net/view/20292750) It looks like they may have skimmed the description for colors that OP gave.
armaina
Apr. 23rd, 2018 06:40 pm (UTC)
Woow this just gets even worse because they basically just smashed together these characters for someone else's character :I

This just makes it feel even more like a rush job, and I'm bothered that they didn't even seem to want to try to fix it, they just kept excusing it.
princenowhere
Apr. 22nd, 2018 01:32 pm (UTC)
That's...bizarre. (also what platform were they on? FA or just their website?)
cupcakekink
Apr. 23rd, 2018 07:49 pm (UTC)
Their website.
rendrassa
Apr. 22nd, 2018 06:14 pm (UTC)
This is why when working on a ref sheet,I bombard the client with questions in every step, especially if it's their first serious commission. I just can't understand how a client OR artist will go with this sort of wing-it style ref sheet where the artist just gets info and then does everything without showing a single WIP.
cupcakekink
Apr. 23rd, 2018 10:42 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I expected WIP’s, and asked to see the progress, but they never responded. I eventually commissioned inkedfur, and they did it in a week, and talked with me the whole time.
rendrassa
Apr. 24th, 2018 08:44 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I just don't get how any artist would do a ref blind unless it was an artistic freedom adopt ref kind of thing.
venatorrooc
Apr. 24th, 2018 11:50 pm (UTC)
Wow. They basically ignored the literal paragraphs of color description and just copied someone else's character down to the colors and markings.

That's pretty shitty. I'm sorry OP :/ At least you got your money back.
calliefirekitty
Apr. 28th, 2018 02:56 am (UTC)
You said drawing inspiration from the 'colors' not 'markings'....so I can almost understand that mistake. That is until you get to the whole section specifying exactly what colors you want as what markings. The very obviously different colors being listed as colors.

I still don't know how they could have thought that was okay.
And then adding the horns and the odd beak at the tip of the muzzle o_O
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