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:iconphantomplayzit:
PhantomPlayzIt Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You speak the truth bro
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sups5889 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for this.
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StefianitheWolf Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i am watching you just for this
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MiddyGalaxy Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg you're amazing, thank you for this. 
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dcofjapan Featured By Owner Edited Sep 18, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
What about how some weird artists get offended when you literally compliment their work and somehow I get backlash from them for some odd reason o3o. The particular one I am talking about gave me attitude and when I questioned him blocked my arse lmao...
I haven't drawn anything in a long time and I simply look at others works for inspiration in hope that I might draw again sometimes complimenting.
I can't understand why anyone would want to simply copy someone else's art...that would not give any sense of accomplishment.
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aquashiram14 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Student General Artist
I was perusing through the older comments on this page and saw the Glitch thing that happened way back in the day and wow. I was laughing but at the same time, it makes me feel ashamed to be the same member of their species.

Why. Just. Why.
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purpleblu Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what if you create fanarts, for example i have 20 of them of course, with different art styles.. does that count?
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aAshleyB Featured By Owner Edited Aug 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That depends on if you copied/traced the art/character(s) without receiving permission, crediting the original artist, and/or claiming it as your own.  If the fan-art is based off another artist's (not that they aren't all from artists, but I'm talking about individuals that aren't working under world-famous companies such as Disney, Dreamworks, etc.) work, then it is essential that you give credit where credit is due.
For example, if you were to draw original (as in, you drew it without copy/tracing it) fan-art of, say, Off White; it would be expected of you to respect the artists and creators of the story somewhere in the description of every piece you draw based off of (inspired by, not traced from) their work.  In this example, the artists/creators that you should credit would be akreon, Jessi-Mei, and vesner, as all three of them are responsible for creating those characters and that story.  Generally, (if it were fan-art of my own creation anyway), a link to the original creator's page(s) in the crediting description, as well as tagging them (if possible), is most appreciated and hoped for (and is least likely to keep both you, and the original artist[s]/creator[s] from grief).

I don't know if that really answers your question...NinjaKato may do a better job at than I did.
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NathaliaMayumi Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Use their art AND give credit. That is fine to me. But steal is something very different. Don't judge!
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Kreoko Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ugh, I hate art/character thieves with a passion. Do they seriously lack their own creativity or imagination? Probably. I don't know if I should consider myself lucky that I've had a character stolen from me once, and not had a repeat or if I should be insulted that my work isn't good enough :/ Weird way to think about it XD

Hell, I don't mind if people want to use my fanart for their facebook pages, so long as they ask for my permission and they link back to the piece. No crime in asking, most will say yes if you ask. Are people so afraid of more popular artists because they seem, in the thief's head, are unapproachable?

As for my OCs and photos? Kindly leave those alone.
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Trollberserker Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This one is being populars lately:
"There are other pages that steal and you don't say anything about them, so leave me alone, bawww"
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Nine-NeckFur Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :hug:
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Claire-Cooper Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015
CAN WE BE FRIENDS... NO seriously you can add me on facebook and we can kick all those art thieves asses XD
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XxTakuraxX Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Love...love...LOVE this... <3 well said! :iconepicclapplz: :iconclapplz:
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samusmmx Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty much. Unfortunately not many people gets the message, so the only way to make them understand is with a video message. But that's just me.
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WildeMaehne Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
100% true. As a person whose art got stolen a few times (and I am not a famous artist like you are), I can say that all you mentioned about stolen art is sad reality. Just today I found a new creative creation of stolen artwork from me. The person copied my style and heavy referenced a pic of mine. But was there credit given? ... No. The artist has also got a gallery full of different styles. Every single pic looks different. I hate it when people freak out like hell if you confront them about it. Once I asked a person to not copy my artwork again (after she traced a picture from my gallery) and to credit me on the current one. The person just mocked me and denied the fact that this pic was simply traced by one of mine. Then I REALLY got furious and wrote a nice little comment. Puff. He/she/it deleted his/her/it's account and never has been seen again. What a lovely ending ; ( *facepalm*
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Noviazi Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Student General Artist
You're avatar represents the feels in this post. It really does.
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Weidenhof Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Hattie-Hat Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
So true.
So very, very, true.
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OneEyedCanine Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, I also wanted to comment, I was once on a new online art community called "MangaPug". I've long since abandoned it for this reason.
The creator, let me repeat that, CREATOR of the site, and added "purchase this art" as a feature on all artist submissions. 
There was no feature to toggle this, so I brought the issue up with him. 
He actually stated this. 

"Yeah, all of the funds go back directly to MangaPug. We don't even make that much off of it! And I mean, if you're going to put something online you're kind of forfeiting all ownership anyways by putting it out there for anyone to use." 

This was the creator of the site, needless to say, he had no business running it. 
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OneEyedCanine Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I love the points you made in this journal, there are so many people that do not understand the thought and time that go into making original characters. 
Another thing I would like to point out that's kind of related (seeing that both of these would directly relate to undermining artists) is how artists get requested to do free work ALL THE TIME.
I am constantly having friends, family members, or people I don't even no asking me "hey, um, so I want you to do this super huge illustration, for free so I can make money off of it in this new *insert whatever here* I'm making! Oh, yeah, you can put it in your portfolio and get recognition!".
Every time I hear that, I always think "Wow! Yeah! Let me do 24 hours plus work for you FOR free, use up tons of my materials, all so I can put it in my portfolio which is a right I had anyways! I mean, who needs rent and groceries right?" 
It's so undermining! Same thing with ripping off other peoples work. I always wonder when I see those pictures on facebook that someone plastered stupid quotes all over, and think "so who's the artist that did this picture?" 
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KalineReine Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Professional Writer
Exactly! :clap: This is so true. Everything you said... I agree 100% :nod: And it's a shame that some people can't understand this. 
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Mike-Dragon Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have only one thing to say about all this:

AMEN!!

As one who had his works stolen once, I relate extremely to all what is said in this journal. If I had to add anything to it, I'd just add that besides being part of us, the characters we create sometimes feel like our children. At least that is how I feel about my favorite character, my dragon character. He's almost like a son, to me. I'm pretty sure other artists besides me might feel this way about some of their characters, as well. They're so special to us at times that they are just like sons and daughters. Blood from our blood.
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Stettafire Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
people used to copy my work offline and it used to bug the hell out of me. Then people would say, you should be flattered that they want to steal your work. I was mortified. They couldn't throw a bigger insult in my direction. They even had the guts to sometimes accuse me of stealing their work, when they stole mine! The nerve
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NatsumeWolf Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
People used to say to me all the time that I should feel honored someone used my image
to reference off of… But the thing is that when they do that without credit and then bitch me
out when I ask for credit is highly disrespectful. How can I take that as a complement when
I view it as disrespect. 

People also tell me all the time " Oh I didn't know you drew it…"
When I have my god damn name and DA name on EVERY picture… 

Very well written and I am agreed. 
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CieloNord Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
:O Nice call Ninja :D And btw, i've been completely dumbfounded by your art lately like :faint: it's really going amazing :D
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DobbysCookieSock Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
After reading a comment that basically said "Be glad I drew your character without asking, Im awesome. So I allow you to kiss my feet now."
I want to give you a medal for this journal even more xD
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tabbytigers Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
THankyou <3
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Veggiepea29 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Student General Artist
I love this article so much. This is unbelievably accurate! Cx thank you for posting it! It's cleared up a few things about tracing for me c: :iconsupertighthugplz:
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VenusTheInsaneOne Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014

Love, love, LOVE this article!

:iconclapplz: :iconclappingplz: :iconepicclapplz:

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Username-91 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You need to add this shit into your journal their bawwing when they get caught for stealing:
comments.deviantart.com/4/3428…
Okay, that last comment, :pointr: comments.deviantart.com/4/6378… deserve a medal for greatest stupidity on Earth. :roll:
:facepalm: How you can give original artist a fave score when you repost his art? You're giving a score to yourself, not to original owner. Plus, you're going into a deep shit for nothing. :roll: :iconseriously-plz:
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ErinTheEevee Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I got the stolen art removed from his page. We won't have to worry about him anymore.
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Username-91 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Me too. You should see his bawwing under a journal of Art-911 I made. art-911.deviantart.com/journal… Little prick called me "jerkface" :lmao: What a butthurt! :rofl:
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ErinTheEevee Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
His gallery is empty now, and he's only blaming me for it. And I'm just like, I'm not the only one who reported you. I may have been the one to get dA to take a serious look at you, but it wasn't just me, you've had people reporting you for 3 years. All he kept going on about was some cat instinct or something like that.
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Username-91 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:iconfacepalmplz: Idiot.
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ErinTheEevee Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed.
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Username-91 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
And he claims to be 26/27. :roll: Show me those comments please, I want to add them in my report list. If they count as harassment, it would be enough for staff member to slap him a temporary suspension. Or even better, a ban hammer on his shitty account he made.
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ErinTheEevee Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Most of them were on his page, but he blocked me and hid all of my comments. There's a few here though:

comments.deviantart.com/4/1578…
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CucumberSempai Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hooooly shit. It's almost hilarious how awful this is. But scrolling through his nearly empty now profile is hilarious as fuck. XD...

I seriously don't get how this person thinks they can keep getting away with this shit. 
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Username-91 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Tell me about it. :roll: He is 26 and don't know jack of shit a difference between nagging and explaining you the rules of dA.
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CucumberSempai Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
it's ridiculous. 

Amusingly so at this point though. : P
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Username-91 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Tell me about it.
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Detroness Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Wow. Joker Clap I just checked their profile/journal and that conversation... Kiara annoying 

I have no words, literally.

How have they not gotten banned off of dA yet? Wut? 

I honestly didn't think art thievery could get any worse than this... facepalm  But the excuse that the user is using... Wow, just wow. Facepalm 
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Stettafire Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
yup, some people proberbly shouldn't own a PC
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Detroness Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Exactly. 
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Username-91 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yep. Those are my thoughts and face expression when I read that shit.
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Detroness Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I honestly have no idea how someone can be that blind to the truth behind what they're doing... And mean too. In their recent journal, they just went apesh!t at people who were simply speaking facts and warning that person that they could be banned from dA for what they're doing and then had the nerve to call those same people cyber bullies... 

I did not think it was possible for mankind to get any lower than this... Joker Clap Congratulations dear sir or madam, you have officially changed my opinion about mankind. I will be sure to avoid you from now on. 

On another note... Thank god that there are good people like you around. hug  You deserve a big hug  Let me hug you! Bro hug  :iconoldschoolownedplz: :icondragonhug: :icondragonglomp: and a freaking medal (or two) .: Gold Rosette :. for all your hard work to make dA a better place. :clap: I know this probably doesn't mean much but you have my respect and my gratitude for hanging in there.
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Username-91 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:iconbowplz: Always there, to help you.
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Detroness Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:iconoldschoolownedplz: Bro hug Let me hug you! hug 
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Username-91 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
hug
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