Okay, I've had it. I normally don't write such journals and I don't want to be negative but I've really had it this time.
Everything everyone warned me about doing art and doing commissions happened.
First of all, the reason I haven't posted bigger art pieces in a long time: I have a customer who doesn't answer anymore after I sent her the finished commission. I always have been so carefull to not send the full quality and a small file when I send the finished piece, but I trusted someone this one time and BOOM she's gone with my commission and I don't get my money. It was my biggest project ever and I'm so mad I trusted her. I really could use the money and my motivation dropped below zero to do anymore commissions (but I need money so I started doing YHH's again...*sighs*). So that's why you haven't seen any bigger projects from me lately. Luckily this person doesn't have a deviantaccount so I really hope she doesn't bother you guys.
Because of her I'm really considering to ask the full price for commissions in advance now, before I even start. I know some people will have a problem with this, I'm really sorry for that, but I have always finished commissions in time and only had happy customers and no complaints. So I hope the people who would like to commission me in the future could understand this and aren't held back by this. As a seller I would ruin my name if I didn't do what was asked. As a customer you don't really have that problem if you just take the art without paying.
I'm really sorry to all the people, who are so kind to me and just paid without a problem, that this one person just ruines it all for you.But that ain't even the worst thing...
Thanks to Cascade--Studios
I found out that someone is selling things with my art on it without my notice. It's the commission I specially made for her of her character Aeoloni and someone just sells it for his own profit on Amazon. I already reported it and I'm waiting for a response of Amazon, I really hope they will do something about it. Maybe it would be helpful if people wrote bad reviews about it. I just made my amazon account and can't write reviews yet. If people would be so kind to say that the art on the sold things is stolen or anything else and give it a 1/5 stars, possible buyers won't buy it. (Luckily it doesn't look like a lot of things have been sold yet.)
UPDATE: Amazon already took care of it! Thanks Amazon!!
Here are the links:www.amazon.com/Commission-Aeol…www.amazon.com/Baseball-Fashio…
Again a big thanks to Cascade--Studios
for sending me a note about it. I'm sorry that your character is used too.
So that was my rant, I'm sorry for that, I really hope I won't have to do this ever again.