Radley James (Radley James) wrote in artists_beware,
Radley James
Radley James


FA: Arklionspaw , Glitch- or Glitchworks
Eka's Portal: Lumesa

http://www.furaffinity.net/user/glitchworks/ , http://www.furaffinity.net/user/glitch- , www.furaffinity.net/user/arklionspaw/ , https://aryion.com/g4/user/Lumesa

Was originally to be part of a group commission, but when the artist encountered many personal issues related to the group commission, I agreed to take two separate pictures instead.

Payment was sent on November 22nd, 2011. Since then, the artist has taken numerous on-demand commissions ahead of the individuals who commissioned them, as well as promise multiple times over the past six years to resume work on the backlog they have accumulated over the past years, with only a minuscule amount of commissions completed.

Figure 1: http://www.imagebam.com/image/11d019861793094
Figure 2: http://www.imagebam.com/image/4758c9861793104
Figure 3: http://www.imagebam.com/image/1644e3861793114
Figure 4: http://www.imagebam.com/image/96d8f2861794644
Figure 5: http://www.imagebam.com/image/a77ac1860648104
Figure 6: http://www.imagebam.com/image/089223860648134
Figure 7: http://www.imagebam.com/image/12f965860648144
Figure 8: http://www.imagebam.com/image/8e3dd1861801774
Figure 9: http://www.imagebam.com/image/b5b68a861793164
Figure 10: http://www.imagebam.com/image/962484861793134
Figure 11: http://www.imagebam.com/image/904713861793144

I'm at a loss as to why I did not put this up a long time ago. Back in 2011, this artist advertised a Thanksgiving commission special on their original FA page (Arklionspaw, Figure 1), in which commissioners could buy slots to have their characters featured in a group picture. After about fifteen people, myself included, had paid (Figures 2 and 3), the artist announced a delay due to numerous personal issues. Later on, the artist suggested that people take two pictures each instead of the group picture, as it would be easier to complete without all the real-life drama associated with the group picture (Figure 4).

Back in 2016 or 2017, the artist stated that she would be working diligently because she had found a manager, and would stick to working on art according to a strict, full-time schedule. Since the original offer back in 2011, the artist has used numerous life events such as illnesses, family issues, and car crashes as grounds to push back these commissions in addition to asking for more commissions to help cover expenses; very few of these commissions have been delivered. While I do sympathize for events beyond the artist's control, these do not excuse her from delivering.

As you can see from the list of blogs by the artist on Eka's Portal, I had to make THREE screencaps (Figures 5-7) to show just how many journals the artist made either taking on more and more commissions, or promising to finish the backlog shortly, all between 2012 and now. As mentioned previously, the commission account (Glitchworks) has not posted a completed commission in at least a few months. I even sent a note to the Eka's Portal account asking for confirmation that I was on the backlog, and that she had indeed received info on what I would like in lieu of the group picture, but I did not get any sort of reply (Figures 8 and 9).

Last week I sent an email to their manager asking for either a definite deadline as to when my commissions will be done or a refund, since making people wait over six years for their commissions is beyond ridiculous. I received no reply. I followed up with a PM to their commission account on FA, which is ran by their manager (Figure 10), and as of the time I am writing this, it has not even been read (Figure 11).
Tags: artist-glitchworks/lumesa, beware


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