After dealing with this for close to a full year now, I thought I would post a WARNING about anyone who may be interested in commissioning artwork from another artist here on DA, Jorge Garay ( jorgegaray.deviantart.com
), and this is why.
As some of you may know, I run a site dealing with illustrated female muscle stories called Amy's Conquest ( www.amysconquest.com
), and during the several years this site has been up and running, I have dealt with Many artists who illustrated stories for us for commission. Jorge was one of those artists, and for several stories we had a good working relationship.
This unfortunately ended when he asked me to pay for a story in full, in advance, which I did as we had worked together a few times before and he assured me he wasn't going anywhere. So I paid him for 16 pictures (all at once all in advance), and in the coming months he provided a few basic sketches for his story, which I commented on (for changes), though as time went on his replies got fewer and fewer, and I found myself writing to him over and over.
Then his replies full on STOPPED, this lasted several months, during which time I wrote him quite a bit, all to no answer. I later found out that he was still around and was drawing for others, for some reason ignoring my emails.
So I started writing on his DA page here, which initially went unanswered, though as I kept doing so, he finally did reply, stating that I was being impatient and just cared about money, and he would get to my pictures when he felt like it (keep in mind this was about 7 - 8 months since I paid him for 16 pictures, and I had received Nothing Finished in return).
After a few other back and forths between us on his DA wall, with several other unsatisfied customers of Jorge's chiming in there as well, he then HID all of these discussions from his wall, and Blocked me from his account here. I've still been writing him since then, yet I still have not received ANYTHING further, and we are now at 10 Months since I paid him for these pictures, with NOTHING on my end to show for it.
I don't mean to slam anyone, but dealing with Jorge has been a COMPLETE NIGHTMARE, and in the end I fear that I may be out all of the money I spent on his artwork. So as I would not want this to happen to any of you, I Urge You to BEWARE of commissioning anything from Jorge, and if you do, NEVER EVER PAY HIM ANYTHING IN ADVANCE. I was trusting of him, as I'd worked with him before, and I'm paying for that now.
My running Amy's Conquest has allowed me to work with Many amazing artists, NONE of which were as Unprofessional, Dishonest and Disrespectful as Jorge Garay ( jorgegaray.deviantart.com
If anyone wishes to comment on this, especially those who have been burnt by him as well, please do so. Sorry for the lengthy rant, I just felt after all this time its about time that this situation was made public.
Many thanks to you all for reading, and hope you enjoy all the incredible illustrations that we have for you on Amy's Conquest ( www.amysconquest.com