I recently made an order from a less then popular person. All 5 stars, but not very many reviews. I asked for him to freshly draw certain cartoon characters in brand new poses, doing creative things or silly things. He delivered the art, and I thought it was very good! The next day a twitter follower directed me the deviant art website and official website of the cartoon where the artist stole the imaged directly.
The artist response was
“You did not tell me I could not directly use google search and official website to create this design.”
They literally copied, pasted and redrew the outline of the cartoon in a slightly larger thickness to the original. They erased objects in the picture so it looked like his work, including artist credit on those websites.
How likely am I going to get a refund, I feel so stupid a dooped right now. I even tipped him because I really loved the art! I submitted a request to customer support, and I guess all I can do it just wait.
What a horrible experience thou, I even printed up the stickers already as well… I am at a big loss. Oh and I also paid him for the commercial rights to it. (it was extra)