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States by Juggertha States by Juggertha
The daughter of Statesman and Maiden Liberty from City of Heroes - her names is States and I hope you all like this pic.

Edit: I hate to do this to my own work, but at a certain point, enough is enough.

This piece was originally requested in January and finished (and posted) on Jan 22nd). I emailed the high-rez copy to the requester and expected payment promptly. 3 months later now and still no payment. I have given them various options for payment, including sending me a similarly priced item through the mail - and 3 months later, still nothing. In fact, I no longer get responses.

At this point, I have given up and am writing off the commission. I am posting this version of the piece as a message.. mostly to myself, but also to any other artists out there.

I have always stood up for the 'buyer' and cringe every time I hear about an artist taking money and not giving the art (one particular 'company' comes to mind). But from an artists perspective, it can be hazardous too.

Feel free to comment with your thoughts on the matter here - this piece is no longer a ';piece', but rather a message.

Can ya dig it?

-Juggy
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:iconjasonsweeney:
JasonSweeney Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
shitttyyy....i always get payment up front...just how i do it
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Mellissandria Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
Um, as someone who watches her pennies, I prefer to pay up front, whether it be in points or cash.
Mostly because I have a phobia about being on a list like that!
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Stormwrek Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
It is a shame that people would make you waste your hard work like that.I hope things go better for you with your commishions in the future.
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Artistic-dribbles Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010
you sent them the high res, they ran off with it. It happens (I learned the hard way)So now I always do half down and half upon completion. I dont mail the art untill second payment is received. and if they want to see the finished product before paying I send them a very small image like this one with a massive "SAMPLE" across it. Havent had a problem since. Also if they dont pay then I sell it..

You could also openly state who it is. would warn other artists and possibly make him cough it up to avoid a bad rap.
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Juggertha Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
yeah, this is an old piece - I've changed my policy now.
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Artistic-dribbles Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
:D awesome. Hope things go better for you in the future :)
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als609 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
I'm really sorry to read that, it sucks that people can be that way.
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Larissa-Rasputin Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009
I saw that someone named States has been posting on the boards again lately. Don't know if its the same person or not. There weren't any links to the persons characters or anything. One does wonder though...
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Juggertha Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009
Oooh, I'll have to keep my eyes open.
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Larissa-Rasputin Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
you could probably do a search for them somehow.
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