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Vannie

Harassment, abuse, offense, baseless claims and threats.

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Hello there everyone, today I noticed that one of my commissioners that commissioned an art from me 6 months ago, started to post abusive, offensive, false and highly disturbing comments about me both on inkbunny, f-list, furaffinity, and god knows how many more sites out there, claiming that I did something I didnt, and that he demands a repayment for his commission, threatening to spread his lies all over other sites in order to smear my name, for absolutely no reason other than some kind of unreasonable personal crusade or just a elaborate trolling attempt.

6 months after I finished drawing it...

During the whole process of drawing a commissioned art, I always ask my commissioners if everything is okay to go to the next stage, both at the sketching, inking and colouring phase. All of my commissioners can say the same thing, I am treating everyone with the best and highest respect I possibly can, making sure that they are satisfied before finishing any kind of art.

I do NOT throw pieces of art at people that arent what they wanted, that arent what they agreed on, and thats not a finished piece.

I really hope that the administration will take care of that person and that both my fans... my commissioners and my friends will continue to support me and see through obvious lies that are being spread about me...

Please, if you are a commissioner of mine, let others know your opinion on my commission policy, the process of drawing and updating the art...  I wont lie that after checking today's mail, I am shattered with a ruthless, sudden and unforgiving attack by a someone that I considered a satisfied commissioner up to this point...

<3 Vannie :C
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Added: 6 years, 6 months ago
 
WigglesHisTail
6 years, 6 months ago
Dat sucks, fuck dat troll :o
Incorgnito
6 years, 6 months ago
Unfortunately there is always that one customer that does this,
and, unfortunately, there's nothing that can be done to change his opinion.

Though, this does not make your art any less buyable,
or lower the quality of your pictures. There will always be people there to support you!
FlameShinobi
6 years, 6 months ago
really? why would they do something like that after you draw something for them?
Fursaffis
6 years, 6 months ago
Because some people are only happy when they've done their best to make others miserable. Add to that the fact that they have 'internet balls of steel' syndrome, and you get some of the worst, most annoying trolls on the internet, because they believe that no matter what they do or say online there will be no consequence for them, and sadly this is often the case.

 All the same, I wouldn't have Favorited/watched Vannie if I didn't like the art and style, and there's no reason for Vannie to be insulted or slandered by someone with nothing better to do with their time.
FlameShinobi
6 years, 6 months ago
yeah, that makes sense. "internet balls of steel," lol, those who talk trash over net are cowards as far as I'm concerned.
Danzer
6 years, 6 months ago
hope this just blows over, people like that are just begging for attention to appese something
BunnyFoxglove
6 years, 6 months ago
ugh, it's sad when people do this sorta thing. I can understand if you don't get what you paid for, but if you're asked at each step and you say you're good with it, then there's no reason to be like that.

I hope your commissioners do come forward and stand up for you. Best of luck.
Nir
Nir
6 years, 6 months ago
As I always say, I don't believe rumors, never had. Besides, one can tell an honest person from someone who isn't, and you are definitely an honest person. It can be told in your demeanor, policy, and professionalism. Plus you're a great person. I know it's hard to tell online who is a good person and who isn't, but I could tell you aren't someone who is talented and isn't pretentious about it, which speaks alot about your character. :) You will always have my support. <3
Meowz
6 years, 6 months ago
And my axe! =]

Oh, ... I'm sorry I haven't even met you, but you're on my watchlist for the nice art. Still if I can help, I'll be there.
Doryu001
6 years, 6 months ago
o.e wow some people are just obnoxious and dumb...
I support Vannie, and hate trollz
Charliemon
6 years, 6 months ago
i am unhappy with a commission i got last year not from you. But i would never go around slandering someones name or spreading crap the only people who do that are utter scum of the earth.If you have a problem with someone go talk to them don't be spreading shit around
Vannie
6 years, 6 months ago
Thats exactly it... I made sure numerous time during the commission process that everything was fine and good to go, he was satisfied with it when I finished it aswell :c

Yet now, after 6 months he does something like that, without even trying to contact me earlier :c
Charliemon
6 years, 6 months ago
right now it seems like he is actually like a child and needs to grow up. "waaa i don't like my picture no more waaa/ troll troll" seriously he needs to grow up who ever he is
TrioMaxwell
6 years, 6 months ago
Once I'm able, I fully intend to commission you again myself...

You have a wonderful policy for handling your commissions, and you are incredibly professional in how you do business... This, bad customer, shouldn't be allowed to bad-mouth you because he's unhappy about something...

You're a great artist, and will continue to gain new and repeat customers. Besides, I'm a firm Brouwer in "Believe nothing you hear, and only half of what you see..."
pl3gue
6 years, 6 months ago
i will definitely commission you when i earn up the money <3
PsyChuan
6 years, 6 months ago
May we ask who?
Vannie
6 years, 6 months ago
I would rather not call out the names... but I made a ticket to administration and hopefully it will be taken care of.
Catwheezle
6 years, 6 months ago
To me, that shows greater maturity than they did, and speaks well of you :)
Though I am terribly curious to hear what they were saying about you, just for the giggles!

While I'm sure it was hurtful, please do remember that it's not about them. Nobody provides a service for douchebags (mostly): instead, people provide a service for those who appreciate their work. *Those* are the people it's all about. The others? If they're too dumb to just move on, then fuck 'em. They don't matter.

If there were lots of them, then en masse, they might matter. That's what protests are about.

But a tiny minority of grumpy or crazy individuals? That's not a pattern, that's just random crackpots. All too often I see artists disillusioned of the community because of the actions of a very few ass-hats. And it just shouldn't be that way. Haters shouldn't get to dictate how you feel.

That's the fans' job! :P
arineu
6 years, 6 months ago
I've been a victim of this
why I stopped doing commissions
My name was badly burned in FurAffinity
arineu
6 years, 6 months ago
now work in a company
and make trades
MooseJam
6 years, 6 months ago
YAY!  ^.^
MooseJam
6 years, 6 months ago
What a retard for doing that.
MooseJam
6 years, 6 months ago
I can appreciate the artist updating and askijng if everything is ok.  If it isn't, I usually do a redline correction to show what I'm looking for.    

Flush dat turd down the commode.
fluffdance
6 years, 6 months ago
If the art was completed based on the communication between you and him, then he's got nothing to bitch about.

Just remember, though:  Document, document, document.  I can't say it enough.  Document everything.  That was when someone pulls a stunt like this, you can pull up the documentation to go with their commission, and show exactly what process was followed, and if something legitimate comes up, it can be recognized and corrected for.  :-]
dmfalk
6 years, 6 months ago
While there is an "artist" who does this to those who have commissioned her, it's unfair to juxtapose this upon someone like you who actually has a commissioning policy I personally like-- That is, someone willing to work on each stage and fix mistakes, to ensure the customer is satisfied with the completed work, and be as communicative as possible.

Heck, I was burned on my last commission-- While I was satisfied with my first commission from this artist (it's my featured submission, even though I could have made one of my stories a featured submission-- I'm a writer, not an artist), my second one was a disaster, and refuse to post it publicly. I did get a refund ($5- That's what I could afford), but she was uncommunicative, and when the work was "finished", it was not only not what I asked for (right character, right general theme of cheesecake, but missing a few things), but there were glaring mistakes in the drawing (misplaced tail, wrong colours) that she refused to fix. I consider the matter closed, and have no desire to pursue it any further. It's history, now- I move on.

Not long after, when another artist on FA (before I left there, officially) posted a do/don't-do list for artists and customers, I put my word in about communications. You, my dear Vannie, follow those very suggestions I made-- Communication, on both sides, is muy importante!

If I could afford it (which is not that common of an occurrence for me, being I'm on SSI), I would commission you-- You are very good, with solid art quality. Your communication as a commissionable artist is a BIG plus, which would put you amongst artists I would first ask, should I be ready to commission anyone.

d.m.f.
Sandulf
6 years, 6 months ago
Don't worry Vannie.   I am sure I speak for almost all of your followers we will still follow and love your work.   Chin up!
Zeikcied
6 years, 6 months ago
I know that when I commissioned you, there was an aspect of the initial sketch I wanted changed.  You changed it and ensured the result was what I wanted.  I'm quite happy with the whole process.  I don't see why someone would complain.
cooncub
6 years, 6 months ago
I like my skunk does by others and would never say bad stuff about tem, mostly I bet this peson doen't draw either. That is th worse kind a critic. hugs My only problems are the ones that you trust and pay and never get anything back from them
nate3prodigy
6 years, 6 months ago
I dont know ya vannie that much, but you seem a great person who would make sure you follow up on a commission. I wont believe and *hugs* hope ya have a great day c:
Jewel
6 years, 6 months ago
You should go on artists beware :U Though you'll need screencaps and other evidence, and you'll have to call them out.
nekkofox
6 years, 6 months ago
I've never commissioned from you, but when we've spoken, you've been nothing but a sweetheart, and everyone I know that HAS commissioned from you says the same thing! Who is spreading this ludicrous slander?!

I believe a tar and feathering is order!
furrlovver365
6 years, 6 months ago
This person knows your art is the best of the best, so he is only trying to get a piece "for free" by using lies to scare you into refunding him/her. This is slander and is only a scare tactic. No matter what this person does, if you stand your ground, you come out as the better person
ShadowsInc
6 years, 6 months ago
Vannie's already doing a good job of handling this quite maturely :3
celestiallupeo
6 years, 6 months ago
I don't understand why people do this crap. You should post his name on artists beware so others know about what he did to you. He lies and tarnishes your name then tarnish his and give warning so others don't suffer from the same thing.
ninetailsgun
6 years, 6 months ago
F that person, we love you Vannie!
dahighfield
6 years, 6 months ago
That process is simple to figure out: I got what I wanted by complaining, threatening and harassing from artist X so I'll try it on artist Y, Z... it will work again.
ShadowsInc
6 years, 6 months ago
*snugs tight*
Paynecabal
6 years, 6 months ago
Having been on the other end of the issue; where artists took the money and ran, I always approach those issues with caution. That being said, few artists ever keep their fandom alive if they tend to be unprofessional.
I feel a prisoner of 2 artists I've paid and have yet to see sketches or even answered mails from.
If it were not the case I would have commissioned you and many other artists since then.
A work from you would have been glorious and make me so happy.
Alas; I can't run a tab and loose track of the artists.

I walk a fine line to avoid harassing them or annoy them enough that they will botch the job or just keep my money.
These situations are very delicate.
I wish you'll get through this okay!
FlameShinobi
6 years, 6 months ago
I know I haven't been on for awhile, but don't sweat it. Haters gonna hate, and besides -- if you think about it, it really goes to show how good you really are at what you do and how you do it. If that wasn't the case, that comissioner wouldn't have trolled like they did........so fuck em' xD Keep acheiving awesomeness xD!!!
NallaNyu
6 years, 6 months ago
I'm to tired to do a full comment now, but I'll hit ya up with a paragraph of my reasoning as to why people like this should be killed slowly.
FlameShinobi
6 years, 6 months ago
" NallaNyu wrote:
I'm to tired to do a full comment now, but I'll hit ya up with a paragraph of my reasoning as to why people like this should be killed slowly.
.......lol xD, fucking hilarious.....you know this brings me back to this tumblir Bleach picture I saw.....

"Stupid people simply gives me a reason to add them to my list of people I think should die." - Kurosaki, Ichigo

Forgive me if this happens to be inaccurate -- it was a while ago since the last time I've seen it, xD
NallaNyu
6 years, 6 months ago
I think I know what yer talking about... F-ed if I can find it though.

Its people like that that make me love the show 1000 ways to die. Maybe I'm becoming a sociopath, but who cares? :P
DeRpSicKle
6 years, 6 months ago
srry to hear that. people are so stupid sometimes. (myself included)
Sellestia
6 years, 6 months ago
lol, I actually talked to this guy the other day on f-list. He was complaining about the picture, thought it was something recent. Now that I look at the post of the pic, it doesn't make sense to complain about it now after so long. If Vannie is just now hearing about him QQing now, then that tells me it just started recently. Which means he is about half a year to late to be demanding anything back for a pic he was just fine with up until now. Maybe he is just going through a tough time and needs money, so he decided to turn on someone he bought art from to try and get money... either way, he is an ass for waiting this long to say anything. He lost any right to complain a long time ago.
Kolo
6 years, 6 months ago
I have one solution, which works, but might in the end cost money.


KILL IT! KILL IT WITH FIRE! BEFORE IT LAYS EGGS!
Retrospecter
6 years, 6 months ago
Whenever I get a commission I don't like, I tend to just shrug and thank the artist politely anyway ;^^
fenixdragoon
6 years, 6 months ago
well you have more then enough loyal followers that one ignorant troll shouldnt effect you to much! <3
gameguy199
6 years, 6 months ago
you should tell us all who he/she is.

then we can all go and lauch a troll-storm.

.......or maybe a krogan airdrop.
KhellSennet
6 years, 6 months ago
Some people are just dicks, it's a sad fact of life.  Don't let this person get under your skin Vannie, and don't worry too much about some trollish smear campaign.  These kind of childish antics are nothing new in the fandom, and true fans and friends would not let the words of one disgruntled commissioner impact how they think of you.  Trolls become easy to spot when they do this kind of shit, and in the end only accomplish one thing - turning themselves into a social pariah.
sageangel
6 years, 6 months ago
Vannie,

Keep up the good work i love all your art work and there will be trolls out there that are A-hats! just know i always follow you because all the cool drawings you do.

Keep it up
bunny
sexylilkitten
6 years, 6 months ago
wow that sucks sorry to hear about that
BrokenPupper
6 years, 6 months ago
Sorry to hear that happen to you, glad to did the mature thing *hugs*
Kickinthehead
6 years, 6 months ago
sad to say this happens alot on this site and FA
AlexanderValentine
6 years, 6 months ago
wow. Dude sounds like a real coward.
I usually don't talk trash on the internet unless someone else starts up.
I'm usually the one that ends the trash talking.

:P

Glad you stuck that in his pipe, hopefully he'll choke on it.
Helsy
6 years, 6 months ago
After 6 month ? Really ? Well this troll is a really slowpoke XD
But seriously, asking to change something after work already done and accepted by commissioner , is a really childish , no ?
Assninja
6 years, 6 months ago
Fuck this troll, your art is amazing and extremely well done. The lying bastard that's spreading all this bullshit can go eat a blue waffle.
Manafox
6 years, 6 months ago
This kind of immature slander is the mark of a bottom feeder. From what little I know of you, your commissions and your dealings with commissioners, you've been exemplary in your behaviour. Add six months and it's no dissatisfied customer, it's a troll.

I would've posted said troll's name as a warning to other artists, but you're apparently doing a better work than I could've done in your shoes. Kudos~ <3
Rodgerblue
6 years, 6 months ago
Best way to deal with people like that is to not give them what they want. The pleasure gained from the chaos they create in other people's lives. Ignore them. Completely. Remove/moderate their posts where you can. Have admins quiely remove them where you cannot. Do whatever you can to sever any remaining ties or holds they have of you and wash your hands of them. Pretend they do not exist. Don't empower them by talking about them or reacting in any way to the attacks and flames. Starved of their flame's fuel they will move on.
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