So recently, I won a slot in a livestream from an artist that I shall not name for privacy, and they've been having computer troubles, and is currently working on raising the money to be able to buy a new one, all well and good. If you won a slot, you got a rough sketch free, then it was your choice to donate X amount to bump it up some tiers (inked, flat, shaded), and I was having a picture done for a friend, so I just went for a colored pic, money is supporting an artist I like anyway. Had some laughs in the stream, everything seemed all well and good until the pictures were posted this morning, and they're smaller than the size of a fucking baseball card. The size of which you cannot enjoy from over 6 inches away without a magnifying glass. So instead of doing each picture on a new canvas, the artist basically pushed the limits of their computer crashing just to fit all of the pictures on one canvas to "be safe". I confronted them about it in a relatively polite way, wasn't being mean at all, but all I get told is "sorry, and unfollow me if you don't like it".
Why is this such a big deal? I did put money into it. It was a donation with an incentive that was being done for a friend. But if I had actually paid maybe 15% more, I could've gotten a full size picture as an actual commission. They did have a journal up on every site I follow them on, but FA is pretty fucking cluttered, their tumblr theme makes it to where you have to actually click on the pic to get the description, which anyone can easily scroll past without a second look, and I did see and delete the one on dA. So, there was warning, but it could still do full size pics, they just chose NOT to do things the easier way, did the pics full size, then shrunk them to fit on the same canvas, and now, you can't zoom it without it looking like absolute shit.