Artist Beware: MieuDo [Update: 3/10] *Resolved*

Posted 1 month, 4 days ago (Edited 15 days, 4 hours ago) by hexie

This thread is to raise awareness of this user's lack of communication in regards to a paid commission. Do not harass them!

(Edited this a bit since I forgot they had to get me to approve the sketch before payment, so I actually ordered this even earlier than the payment date)

Artist: MieuDo on DA (Alternative DA Account (inactive)) | Art Station | Instagram (abandoned after call out) | Facebook (Active)
Purchased: Portrait Chest Up Commission on October 25, 2018 (actual paid date, order date was in late September)
Evidence: https://sta.sh/21c5zudzacgw(screenshots)
Status: Resolved in my favor (dispute and claim) through PayPal; No response from the artist. 

Purchased a commission through MieuDo on DeviantArt around the end of September (30) 2018 of last year since they seemed reliable and uploaded frequently. They have sent me a WIP just a few days later on October 2nd after I submitted the note, however, when I requested changes, it wasn't until October 24 that they sent me an edit (it was difficult to try and contact them). All of my messages remain unread after I had sent payment. Their latest upload to their gallery is on October 30 of last year and seem to have ghosted me and possibly anyone else who's commissioned them (I know I'm not the only person in this batch, but unknown if I'm the only one who's actively seeking their whereabouts). I have sent a Paypal dispute to alert them as a precaution.

* Thanks to everyone who has found their other locations, so now I have another way to contact them.

Overall, beware of this artist. Be careful if you wish to purchase art from them.


Update: Added their alternative DA (inactive for 20+ weeks), and their public art station. All of the information displayed in these websites is public. Added Instagram which was active just 1 day ago. I don't have an Instagram to contact the person above, so I'm hoping they respond to me back on DA.

Update Feb 24: No responses from the artist so I'm going to have my friend poke them on Instagram on my behalf and my friend has contacted them. Provided the screen shots of the DM sent and additional things I forgot to include. I also blacked out important information and re-uploaded some screenshots.

Update March 9: Since the artist has not contacted me, I am escalating this to a claim. They seem to be abandoning anywhere they're called out. Hoping Paypal gives me my money back since I've not been given what I paid for. They have requested information from MieuDo and they have until March 19. 

Update March 10: MieuDo responded to PayPal, but they decided in my favor. I received my refund in full. It's unfortunate that I had to go this far just to get a response. They never talked to me through any of their accounts. Please, please keep an eye out if you ever consider doing business with them. 

hexie

PayPal received a response from the artist and decided in my favor. While I mark this as resolved, it never sits well with me when I have to pry my money away from them just to receive a refund. I wish this ended differently and they had just talked to me, but they didn't. Please be careful when doing business with them. I'll leave this Artist Beware open for discussion.