So I was linked ( yet Again), to a piece of artwork where someone had used one of my pieces, cut the character off the background, and slapped it onto another background ( that they also didn't draw), and uploaded it as their own.
Fun fact: There are people out there, that take art off google, or Pixiv, Or DA, etc etc- cut out the characters, and call them "Renders".
No mentioned of the original artists of course ( lol hell no).
Then they always write "You may not use this work without my permission"
And these things are everywhere on DA now that they no longer accept third party reports. I got into an argument with this person who does this and he claimed " This is an Art Form called GFX"
...like..somehow justifying it. I said that you can't do that without the original artists permission. I doubt ANY artist wants their art cut up and used as a stamp lol.
Then he told me "I write under the deviations 'Credit goes to respective artists'"...
Ok, sorry, but no. You know very well the average DA user ;
1. Doesn't read artists comments
2. If they DO read them, they will assume you mean things like a texture credit. Or a brush credit.
The LAST thing they will think is you swiped the entirety of the painting - all the "hard" parts, put them together and merely changed the Hue/Saturation then claimed it as your own.
Then you see them replying to tons of comments, where people praise them for their "style". or "their faces", or.."Cool Pose"..and there they are, thanking
everyone and never
bother to correct by saying; " I actually didn't design or paint the character".
Which is why I think they purposely leave out links to the originals. People would KNOW. And they would no longer get hundreds of
's ( which they do. Meanwhile, most original artists have to fight for exposure). But sometimes someone recognizes a character they know another artist did, then the "GFX" artist claims; " I DID credit! This is a legit art form! etc etc. I said Credit goes to respective artists!"
I asked one guy nicely, "Hey- I don't mind this, but could you please put a link to my original"?
He says, yeah sure! I'm sorry, I had no idea how to find you! I looked back the next day, and he had written; "Resource Credit: K-koji"
That's it. NO LINK . No information on what he's crediting me for ( the character). This is where I begin to think most of them are being purposely deceptive.
So I filed a DMCA and had it taken down
I don't think it's unreasonable for GFX people to give clear links to the works they used. Especially since I know most do not ask permission ( because if they did, most artists would say no lol). But even with links, so many REFUSE to. And if it's an artist that cannot be found on DA, they don't write anything at all. They will just say "It's not my fault. I found it on Google in a Rescource pack". K, no. That doesn't absolve you of responsibility.
I'm not stingy. I don't mind if people use my art for ; avatars, fan groups, RP purposes, learning, etc etc. So long as they don't make money. But I admit, it kind of gets to me if people use mine, or any other artists work to cut up, past together, add a filter and claim it as their own.
So yeah, don't do that to artists lol. If you see that on DA, and you should- because they are everywhere, take note. I'm not saying harass anyone, but don't give them that
.. it encourages them
- yes, I know there are people that source, link, and do everything by the book. But there's a bunch who don't D: