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Bahlam

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Why is my stuff always stolen by morons with MS Paint?

http://fav.me/d61eurn

I've already asked the user to remove it in comment and PM.  Now I'm going to go eat chicken.  

Edit:
The user deleted the deviation one week after I asked.
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Added: 5 years, 4 months ago
 
Drathen
5 years, 4 months ago
my advice is to go to an admin of deviantart and have them take it down and close there account.
Bahlam
5 years, 4 months ago
I may do that but I thought I'd ask nicely first.  It's probably some dumb kid.  I think the other two deviations on the account are stolen or edited too.  
FlyingFox
5 years, 4 months ago
I too had a picture stolen and uploaded to DA. sad thing is the moron who did is no longer active. At least his entire gallery is overplastered with thief! comments. To remove said picture I had to fill out a shitton of paperwork, which I didn't because it should be obvious who it belonged to.
Bahlam
5 years, 4 months ago
I reported a stolen deviation once and something like five months later got a notice that it'd been removed.  By then I'd completely forgotten about the whole thing.  Yay, dA…
Whippy
5 years, 4 months ago
Oh my god that is terrible *shivers*
Hopefully this guy will understand the meaning of "stolen". Ugg, *pat pats* I've had a person do an extremely shitty coloring job on one of my sketches before. I just went straight to the admin of the image board and asked it be taken down.
Bahlam
5 years, 4 months ago
I don't really care except that it's so ridiculous.  The user apologized but hasn't removed it.  If it's not gone soon I'll eventually report it to dA admins.  These tutorial pieces have been traced before but not altered like this, and for an art trade.  It's completely stupid.  
Whippy
5 years, 4 months ago
Yes, yes it is. Very stupid indeed. I've never seen so much laziness in my life.
MooseJam
5 years, 4 months ago
I don't get why they just link to the image if they like it so much to concided posting it.  
Bahlam
5 years, 4 months ago
Weirdly, the user faved it a few days ago.  
MooseJam
5 years, 4 months ago
Strange indeed.
KingofVermin
5 years, 4 months ago
But the person that user was doing an Art Trade with is on our side.
greenmont
5 years, 4 months ago
haha what the hell it was even for an art trade |3
KingofVermin
5 years, 4 months ago
That's what it said.
Bahlam
5 years, 4 months ago
Yes, I know how ridiculous it is.  
7vem
5 years, 4 months ago
it scares me that this could happen to the pics i bought and like...i mean u give pple a way to learn to draw kool things how you draw them and then they rip it off you and plast another name and/or dont event give you credit or recognition! but claim it as their own!!
Bahlam
5 years, 4 months ago
Another weird thing about this is the person left my name on it and superficially changed the text.  It's completely clueless.  I've had people trace these tutorial pieces before and didn't care but this one is so badly done it's crazy.  
7vem
5 years, 4 months ago
when i use ref tracing and post it i dont claim the art i state factly that i have used another persons pics ie their ref sheets and if i like the art and wanna upload it i ask for permission and state where and whom i got it from such as the cute cat ref sheet i have up, and the cute wolf and lion head, which i used ref sheets to create. its great that artists like yourself post stuff that we like and are able to recreate its just a shame that some people abuse the gifts yous give us (apologies 4 rant btw) and ok my stuff might not b great but its still my stuff ive drawn and i even give cred to artists ive bought, sorry it just angers me
Bahlam
5 years, 4 months ago
No need to apologize.  With the tutorials especially I'm glad if someone learns something from them.  I'm especially glad if they learn how to construct drawings from them instead of just copying lines.  But… editing like that.  Duhhhhhhhh…
7vem
5 years, 4 months ago
exactly, i copied the top half of the wolf so like the head and stuff cause i can pretty much get a nice looking lion cub head, well for me any ways xp and did the lower body section to try and improve my body work, which i think still needs improving, but im getting there slowly x3 but its not like im claiming the art for my self.....i just feel the frustration you feel and i hope this gets resolved, though in all likelihood the more fine arts people give the more there are people like this out there to steal and claim it for themselves
7vem
5 years, 4 months ago
i also noticed that some pple are stealing and posting on chan sites aswell like gleobis' works i have seen on 7 chan
Saglinger
5 years, 4 months ago
Sweet Celestia, this guy is either a fucking idiot or a troll.
DecoyOctopus
5 years, 4 months ago
This is why I left DA. This isn't anything out of the ordinary on that site; art theft by 12 year olds is way too common there. Why they can't just man up and draw themselves instead of resorting to searching images on the site, slightly editing it and/or removing the artist's name off of it is anyone's guess.

Good thing the person he was "trading" with noticed it was stolen and refused to give him anything. Then again, it was clear as day it was. Even a two year old would say "This picture is stolen and horribly edited". Good God.
Bahlam
5 years, 4 months ago
I'm glad the recipient of that trade noticed too.  What a lame way to do an art trade.  Blech.  

Last fall I met one of these art thieves in person at a local store opening.  Not someone who had used my stuff but had been kicked off dA for art theft and harassment.  She was obsessing over her 'daughter' (an iguana), her abusive older boyfriend (she was a teenager with a 30+ year old BF), and had weird badly done tattoos of things she didn't know the meaning of and was practically in psychiatric care.  I'm hoping it is a 12-year-old who will learn better.  
cooncub
5 years, 4 months ago
I do hope you get it fixed. But I now want to run to KFC for some reason. lol
ped0tter
5 years, 4 months ago
:/ lame people with no skills stealing arts... ish sorry this happened to you, tho he does seem to be a young idiot. Hopefully this nonsense gets cleared up swiftly :s
MakoRuu
5 years, 4 months ago
Can you contact DA admins?
Bahlam
5 years, 4 months ago
Since the user didn't remove it in reasonable time, I already did.  I know they take forever though.  
MakoRuu
5 years, 4 months ago
I could always hack their account for you. lol
Bahlam
5 years, 4 months ago
Err…
MakoRuu
5 years, 4 months ago
I'll take that as a no. lol
SomberScreams
5 years, 4 months ago
I'll never understand art thieves. It always just causes a headache and instant hatred for said thief. Why would anyone put themselves through all of that? It's not even worth it. >.>
Bahlam
5 years, 4 months ago
If it were tracing or something I could see it.  That's happened before with these images and I don't really care.  At least they're possibly learning something from it.  This case is just way too stupid.  
SomberScreams
5 years, 4 months ago
Yeah, tracing is usually fairly harmless. It at least gives one a better understanding of how the lines flow.
But what this person did is just ridiculous. Where's the satisfaction in it? Nowhere to be found, not truly at least.
Bahlam
5 years, 4 months ago
I prefer that people try freehand drawing the stuff to get the feel for it.  Still, tracing isn't so bad.  
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