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I tired of my art being stolen. And now thanks to these selfish people I have to ruin my posts with water marks.
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Okay I did not mean to make this into any kind of witch hunt.
The artist who stole from me apologized and are promising to try harder with their OWN STYLE and I am totally happy to hear that.
I would rather someone REF off my images then straight out copy them.
I support the development of artists, not short cuts.

Also, yes I DO consider my artwork being traced STOLEN ART.
As an artist you should know better.
I work hard on my work! I got carpel tunnel for drawing for 18 years!
THATS A LOT OF PAIN IN MY WORK

Some people think that tracing artwork isn't theft but it is. Art theft its self is a short cut, tracing is a short cut, minor editing is a short cut.
Short cuts will not get you anywhere as an artist. As a kid I had the see through paper and I would trace Disney art books and manga all the time.
It seriously got me no where. But after eyeballing photo's, and how things are supposed to look, like legs, arms, fingers, toes, ears, paws shit like that. I seriously got better! 

Practice makes you better guys, please. No more short cuts :(
And if you'd like to ref my work, please ask me.
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Lionkingfanat Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are so right I feel the same way no one should go through  that no one I feel ya just think of the people who are stealing as someone with no artist in them just keep doing whatcha doing :D (Big Grin) Huggle! Hug 
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catskikestarsjanis Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
lion si please pero konw and buena that ho ver good a un la ayudar a los demas yo solo dia ver  las personas
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dacostpa Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm REALLY sorry to hear that you're going through such a frustrating experience. I can DEFINITLEY understand how upsetting it must be to have your artwork misused. Still, for the sake of myself and all your other fans, I TRULY hope that you'll reconsider watermarking all your work. I know how angry you must be (and with VERY good reason), but doing so generally hurts the people who respect your artwork more than the ones who don't. I, for one, would TRULY hate to lose the ability to fully view your beautiful art. :)
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Pony-who-waited Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
It's just a shame that you have to water mark the art you do now, and it's good that user understood.
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ArmanaTLK Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its unfortunate that you have to take these steps. :[
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MatrixPotato Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I can totally relate! Sorry to hear that you have to start watermarking everything, but the tracing has become so accepted among the younger generation. It's sad. :c
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KashimusPrime Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so glad they understood that what they did was wrong. 
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BlueManeWolf Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
there seriously needs to be an age limit to enter this sight, like (15-16?)...what a shame -.-
so sorry to here this, you are definitely my personal fav artist ^^
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littaly Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
age doesn't define maturity. I've seen 20 year olds act like 12 year olds, and 11 year olds act like 20 year olds

but yes SassyHonks is right, age limit is 13

(omg SassyHonks is a great name)
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SassyHonks Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There is one. 13 is the minimum age, but alas. People will be little shits no matter what the age.
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