Massive Art Theft From dA and FA ArtistsI felt this was important enough to make an article out of. This is something I received through Tumblr and dutifully passed along. I am trying to spread the word about this massive theft case.
Here's the quoted text:
They are stealing artworks from all over DeviantArt and FurAffinity, then posting them as paintings on canvas with huge price tags. Please please check to see if anything of yours has been taken, and file a DMCA with the sites host.
Please pass this on so we can get this disgusting thing shut down.
Poe's Death List:icontechgnotic:Poe's Death List4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Foreword by techgnotic
Fri Oct 21, 2011, 8:23 PM
As Halloween approaches, what better way to celebrate the season when the spectral
boundaries of the Kingdom of the Spirits of the Dead touch briefly with the mystical
edges of the Domain of We the Living than to invoke the battered and hellishly bedeviled
soul of Edgar Allan Poe to guide us in communication between (his) ghostly and (our)
ghastly planes of existence.
Poe invented the “detective” story and was an early father of “sci-fi”, and he was also an
extraordinary poet, but he is best known for his Gothic tales of mystery and abject horror –
nearly all of them anchored in the apprehension of an impending cruel and unnatural death.
Edgar Allan Poe by Dr-Horrible
Poe had an inventive genius like no other in his
Plans Gone Wrong Contest TweetPlans Gone Wrong Contest4 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Chaos Panda by $chix0r
We're throwing one panda, one light, one pie up against the incredibly successful Fotolia One Cat, One Fruit, and One Clock Contest. Let's see if our new completely crazed random selection can pull in more than the 10,000 entries we received last time.
Here's the big twist: This time, we're challenging you to use the theme of "plans gone wrong" in
You must use one each of the specific pandas, lights, and pies provided in the asset pack and create an image showing "plans gone wrong." Your entry can originate in any medium! These are stock pictures. You can trace them, draw them, photomanipu
Sharks are more important than you thinkThe Earth is an ocean planet. 99% of all living space on it is water, and 80% of all species live in the ocean. We know from decades of careful research that the oceans have shaped this world - whenever something happened to them, whenever life in the oceans changed, life on Earth changed as a whole. We humans are a wave of extinction, a new event that is suddenly rippling across the tree of life. And as we interfere so strongly with this complex system of interdependence that has taken its shape in millions of years, we change the only world, the only home, our species has ever known.Sharks are more important than you think4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Sharks have lived in the oceans for over 400 million years, since before the dinosaurs evolved. As apex predators, they are critically important to the food chain in the ocean and have significantly shaped the world through time. Sharks are intelligent, have long and short term memory and the ability to learn. And they are afraid of us. Most sharks won't come near us if we are not perfectly calm, because
SPANK ME! For CharityThis was inspired from a few things. After the birthday I was playing around with my avatar and thought I might create a game involving it but then I thought of Topicality's recent endeavor and decided to turn it into something for charity instead.SPANK ME! For Charity4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The charity I have selected is LUMOS, which was co-founded by JK Rowling.
My goal is $1,000 USD
This will last until the goal is met or September 16, 2011.
For each person that changes his or her to one similar to mine, I will increase my donation amount by 10¢. For your avatar to count you must COMMENT THIS JOURNAL. I will reply to you with "Spanked!" and you are free to change you avatar back.
:iconmegaphonerightplz: COMMENTING THIS ARTICLE -OR ANYWHERE BUT THE ABOVE LINKED JOURNAL- DOES NOT COUNT TOWARDS THE CHARITY!!! :iconmegaphoneleftplz:
For the avatar sized version of your opti
What Do You See? Birthday Contest!We all look at clouds, net curtains and woodchip wallpaper and try and make faces right? I know I do! With that in mind we bring you:What Do You See? Birthday Contest!4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
What Do You See?
Challenge: Take a look at one of these four photographs.
Then simply show us what you see! But here's the catch - it MUST be dA related!
Here is an example I did:
Rules and Guidelines
The deviation should be dA themed, as this is a birthday contest! For example, you may wish to include Fella, popular emotes, llamas, ninjas etc
You may NOT use the image directly.
Whichever shapes you see in the stock images should be translated as closely as possible in your finished piece. For example, the mountain in my example is the same shape as the wallpaper rip.
Please link to the stock image used and say what part of your image it's used in. For example I used the shape of the wallpa
deviantART's response regarding Art4Love.comIt recently came to our attention that a website called Art4Love.com was offering prints for sale, some based off of deviations also found on deviantART.com (and perhaps other works by artists not on deviantART). Art4Love.com is currently offline, but was up long enough to make some artists very understandably upset, as neither the artists (we are told) nor deviantART ever gave permission for Art4Love.com to sell these prints.deviantART's response regarding Art4Love.com4 years ago in Personal More Like This
We've been tracking the exchanges of comments and journals about all possible infringing activity and are ready to provide information from our side that would help legal action that any of the affected artists decide to bring. We will also fully cooperate with any government agency that may become involved because of consumer complaints against this apparently infringing website and the people running it. We would also happily cooperate with any possible fraud investigations.
As a note of caution, we don’t have all the fa
Skribble Contest: Let's Get Creative! TweetSkribble Contest: Let's Get Creative!4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
A mere eleven years ago, deviantART met its humble beginnings. Since that time, we've grown to be the world's largest online art community, but even a site as massive and established as deviantART had to start somewhere. We never forget those few small sparks that launched deviantART to be where it is today, and that's what we're celebrating during our birthday season.
For this year's community event, we're embracing the idea of starting small and creating something amazing from just a few quick sketches. We've started this work for you and challenge you to finish it with the pizzazz that only the best art community in the world co
Devious Minds: JocelyneRDiscovering what makes us devious.Devious Minds: JocelyneR4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
How did you first discover deviantART?
I heard of DA because of a friend who was a member since a few months. He knew I loved to photograph too. So, I am on here since more than two years now.
What was it about dA that made you want to stay?
Oh, at first, I was thrilled to upload some of my photos on Internet and to receive feedback.
Just know that it was my very first real experience on Internet, I was just going on there for my work and for emails before.
Little by little, I got in contact with other deviants, exchanging comments, making friends, etc. As I am quite talkative, all of this happened fast enough...
Also, I like the way DA is working, the framing, the many possibilities it offers, like journals, articles, polls, statistics and many other features. I am very at ease on its environment.
What is the story behind your username?
deviantART's 11th BirthdAy: Let's Celebrate! TweetdeviantART's 11th BirthdAy: Let's Celebrate!4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
August 7th, 2011 marks deviantART's 11th birthdAy, but in true devious style, we're taking a whole week to celebrate! Our original plans for Deviants Appreciation Day were so huge that there was no possible way to express our love for the community in a mere 24 hours. Instead, we've created Deviants Appreciation Week, and what better time to host a week's worth of community-oriented events than in the days leading up to our birthdAy?
Each day this week, we have something special organized for you to participate in! Check out the schedule of events below to come party with us!
In Skribble, our latest community contest, we challenge
DeviantART'S 12th Birthday Gameshow: Starting soonDeviantART Birthday Gameshow is starting in just FIFTEEN MINUTES!DeviantART'S 12th Birthday Gameshow: Starting soon3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
We're looking for game players to come and join in our deviantART Birthday Event! In just a short while 3wyl and myself are hosting an interpretation of a British game show called Pointless. The idea of the game is that you have to guess the least popular answer to a multiple answers question. You will be awarded points accordingly, those with the most points will win - but you will have used pointless answers to get there!
We'll have pre-judged the least popular and most popular answers by asking a panel of CVs beforehand for their responses. Want an example?
Name a Film Starring Tom Cruise
Okay so Mission Impossible is a really high answer and if you said that one, you'd get lots of points. Which isn't good! If you said Rain Man - you'd possibly be getting less points. But if you said something like Endless Love or Taps, then you'd be hitting on an answer tha
Art4Love more like Art4ThieveHello guys, i come here with the purpose of letting you guys now whats going on out there and that you may not be yet aware of.Art4Love more like Art4Thieve4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
On my inbox i found this journal
soon afterwards i decided to go on and see what it was about
read on it's not that long
but summary is
these guys right here, have been stealing and selling many many many artwork from fellow deviants and selling them at outrageously high prices
it's almost like going through dA with less works but with prices through the roof
here are some examples
http://www.art4love.com/canvas_art/wall_art/productdetail.asp?productid=4228 from :icongenzoman:
http://www.art4love.com/canvas_art/wall_art/productdetail.asp?productid=1758 from :iconartgerm:
http://www.art4love.com/canvas_art/wall_art/productdetail.asp?productid=798 from :iconwen-m:
and many many others that i can't quite recall
but i do remember some artworks there that i found firstly here on d
Contest: Back to Fractal ClassContest: Back to Fractal Class4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Contest: Best of Both Worlds: Back to Fractal Class!
Fractals and Resources are two galleries that get crap about "not being art," so we thought it would be cool to team up for a contest to prove those people wrong!
In this contest, you will be provided with three tutorials from the Fractal Resources Gallery. (See rules below.) Use one or more of these tutorials for a chance to win! It's the Best of Both Worlds (resources and fractal art!) to offer an amazing Fractal class!
Not sure what fractal art is? Click this thumbnail for a short lesson about the meaning of the word "fractal"...
What is a Fractal? by TaraRoys
Then join our contest to teach yourself a whole new kind of art, or participate as a way to brush up on old skills! All skill levels are welcome to enter!
1st Place:18 month premium
Improving your Art: what dA news can teach youWhat dA news can teach you about:Improving your Art: what dA news can teach you4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Improving your Art
The dA news platform is a great way to adress the community and teach them things about a wide range of topics, and of course to find information that you didn't even know you were looking for! Over time I've collected many great articles. This series will bring them together per topic so it's easy to find what you're looking for! Besides helping people find information they need, the aim of this series is also to promote quality on the news platform.
For this issue, I chose articles about Improving your Art. There may be more issues on this topic in the future
Articles may overlap on some areas, and may contain outdated info though I've tried to avoid this.
Learning Experience #1: 10 Ways To Better Your Art by POE-R7
Exactly what it says! 10 tips that can he
The LOL Corner [#112]The LOL CornerThe LOL Corner [#112]4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This regular news article promises to make you giggle, chortle, and laugh your ass off.
Every edition will feature a collection of the funniest chat network quotes.
dAmnIt! is a database of funny quotes submitted by deviants like you.
dAmnIt! has reached well over 60,000 quotes!
When something funny happens in a chatroom, share it with everyone! It only takes a few clicks, and while you're there browse through all the other hilarious quotes!
Feel free to note deshrubber or OpalMist with suggested dAmnIt! quotes to go into the next edition. Please make sure that the quote has already been submitted and approved to dAmnIt! and that you give the quote number in your note.
One Year Special Edition
Stamp Contest Sp
Devious Minds: DoItForTheLulzDiscovering what makes us devious.Devious Minds: DoItForTheLulz4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
How did you first discover deviantART?
I first discovered deviantART because of a web design class I took with my sister and a friend. Our teacher wanted us to use stock for mock pages and we ended up finding dA. My sister and friend joined dA and I just kinda watched them. I wasn't much of an online type back then. I managed my sister's page when she made her side portfolio account and started scanning in her older works. So when I took over AssClownFish, I kinda already knew what I was doing.
What was it about dA that made you want to stay?
I just kinda wanted to blow time when I was in college. I just started posting stuff, to see how long it'd take before I got banned for simply being me. Turns out I'm not ban worthy yet .
What is the story behind your username?
Sit down, grab a chair and something
Head Back to School with deviantART TweetHead Back to School with deviantART4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
We're celebrating the back-to-school season by supporting an arts education program, launching a brand-new deviantWEAR backpack, highlighting a talented young art student, and helping you prepare for a future in the arts.
Advance education through the arts and look good doing it with the dA Nomad Bag. We will donate 10% of every purchase of the dA Nomad through September 15th, 2011 to InSEA.org. With enough room to store your laptop, textbook, and sketchbook, the dA Nomad Bag is your perfect campus companion.
The International Society for Education through Art (InSEA) is a global community working tirelessly to advance
INVESTIGATION AGAINST Chad Love LiebermanINVESTIGATION LAUNCHED AGAINST:INVESTIGATION AGAINST Chad Love Lieberman4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Chad Love Lieberman
As I have been made aware by at least 300-ish notes, Chad Love Lieberman has illegally taken many artworks from deviantart including mine, trying to sell them for thousands of dollars on their art4love.com and MarkYourSpot.com websites.
(both urls' have been currently brought down for copyright infringement)
Screenshots from the now shut down website:
Urls are owned by Chad Love Lieberman and Craig Pravda.
Craig Pravada on facebook:
Is he Craig associated with Chad? Has he been deceived by Chad? Why does Craig own the url for the site that hosted stolen art?
If you have further information about Chad or Craig, note me.
Stay tuned for further updates.
CHAD IS PLAGIARIZING EVERYTHING:
1)The book he "wrote" is pure plaguirism: http://live-momma.livejournal.com/337590.html
2)List of other artists he s
First Friday Issue #8Once a month (on the first Friday of each month), RipfangDragon features art collected from the month before from all over the site. Every artist of every media is welcome to participate.First Friday Issue #84 years ago in Art Features More Like This
art featured isn't featured based solely on quality, but creativity,
effort, and aesthetics. Artists of every skill level are featured. We
don't care about pageviews.
:iconprojectcomment: This article is supported by and supports :devProjectComment:. :devProjectComment:
is a Group of many projects centered around comments, but, more
importantly, constructive comments. If you see a piece of art featured
that you like, don't just favorite it! Leave it a comment!
:iconartistsinneed: This article supports by and supports ArtistsInNeed. :devArtistsInNeed: is a
An Absurd Interview with My Little LollyWelcome to Absurd Interviews:An Absurd Interview with My Little Lolly4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
There are all types of deviants across this site. Some of them are people so commited with the community, always sharing knowledge and resources, others are incredibly talented artists who never talk with anybody, there are also trolls, forum whores (no, they're not the same), bronies and also those with weird obessions with anime characters with impossibly big bellies...
Well, combine all that, add a little sugar, a beard and a mohawk and what do you get? a lolly!
So ladies a gentlemen, with you, the one and only, the sixth Spice Girl, the seventh pony from Ponyville, the fourth Powerpuff Girl, the fifth sense: lolly
Hello Richard! How is the weather at Armpit Islands? ... oh wait, I read that wrong. Anyway, how are you?
I'm not doing too bad. Just had my morning coffee and smoke while standing on my porch during the beginning of a blizzard. Pitcairn has been weird ever since we relocated it to Wisconsin.
Fella Around the World Contest TweetFella Around the World Contest4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Get a Plushie Fella!
Print out our Fella and Super Llama cutouts available to the left, and simply take a photo of Fella and Super Llama together in an interesting place. You can use the actual Fella and Super Llama Plushies if you have them!
Download Fella and Super Llama
The Deadline for submission is October 13, 2011.
Submit Your Photo!
Read Official Rules For More Details »
Read Official Rules for More Details »
Anyone who participates in our Fella Around the World Contest will get a free, exclusive Fella Badge! Just submit your work to the Fella Around the World
Amazing Artworks!Hello allAmazing Artworks!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I haven't done one of these features in forever! This will be my first one this year.
But anyway These are some of my recent faves.
I think these works are amazing!!
Ruby by becwinnelUnravel by escumeFantasy Girl by Vayne17City Roots by escumeRouge by escumeDaenerys Targaryen by ChOcOkristiwinter adventure by mousseeToussaint by Adam-NowakBluebells by bluesaga331hands and pitcher by turningshadowWild nature by Kyrie0201mimi by honkfuPortrait - Leonor Varela by KimiSzDrosera by Amdhusciaslily by ApofissSomething inside by yourPorcelainDoll:thumb194973057:Beauty and the Beast by AuroraWienhold:thumb276424559:White Swan by AuroraWienholdAutumn stories by lieveheersbeestje132 by diegoidefHome Among the Garden by rooze23my personal hell by nami64direction of stroke by alrasyidPlumage by escumeOctopus Hat by BlueUndinePredicate by kellymckernanFlora and Fauna by AuroraWienholdA soft feeling ... by aoao2:thumb281103731:Dreaming out loud .. by NOUF7the point of no return by illusionality
Monthly Genuine Feature #3Hello, lovely genuines!Monthly Genuine Feature #34 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's a feature for all the lovely artists in our group submitting such fabulous deviations.
COMMISSION - Kraun by muju Kinnaree by SARYTH
I LOVE POKEMON BATTLES by Ry-Spirit Strength by Raylau Water and human by sergin3d2d
Can't move by Razor-Sensei Sunday Morning by KeyaCarlsen Scoliosis by KiraTakuto
Assumption Cathedral in Smolensk by Musyupick :thumb290628096: The grey dress by sakimichan
happiness by grohsARTig Scream by liiga no title WIP 2 by Blacleria
Origin of war in abuse by periwinkleimp firestarter by antique-teacup summer morning by thuyngan
Matariki by Asfahani :thumb289512084: Snowstorm by Lumichi
Snow Villiers by B-AGT Petit Vert by Somebody--else Hidden Place by arayo
autumn impressions4 by agatafotografia :thumb291091492: Moon Tree by Teodora-Chinde
Enevika by s27w Ominous by Yuhon Strawberries and cream by ChudnayaMamba
A fragile world by ElenaHelfrecht Tokyo at Night by imladris517 Alshain by Alshain4
:thumb285555144: The Castle of Gabriel by Istebrak Doc by NickyBarkla
:thumb152167417: -----/\----- by y5y6 :thumb293240812:
Moment of peace by villasukka The Pokeball of Charizard by wazzy88 :thumb28951611
Favs from the watch list!Here is my feature for today! So when I go through my watchlist I typically have well over 10,000 images to go over.Favs from the watch list!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
This feature includes almost everything I favorited today because it stood out in some excellent way!
(I did end up exceeding the max journal length for thumbs so a few are being reserved for a journal in a few days.
In total I found 106 new favorites out of the 10,000 + watchlist items. Roughly less than 1% likely of what I saw.
Ominous by Yuhon Mist by RobinHedberg Feel Your Way by beyondimpression Rua by AndrewSPGaynor Wandering by Aeternum-Art Digital Doodle by AlleyCreek Just a Cat by BannanaPower Balance by AndyMumford Orial by ArtOfEdge eternity by arbebuk forest.. by impatienss time passes through you by HenriettaCroce Rainbowhead by pankreas67 Little Dog by prox83 Ma douce. by Feelonia What...is this.. by jellybean12365 :thumb289290353: Smoke and Beauty by Poduwka-2 ch-ch-ch-changes by taisetdanse Day Dreaming of You by Bebeklompat Feels Like Home by AlexHawkPhotography Innocence by xXxHeatherAnnxXx :thumb2
My Favorites Are Awesome.Heh.My Favorites Are Awesome.4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Some things may disturb you, if you're disturbable.
:thumb196135241:Kickback: Bumper Sticker by The-Starhorse
TFP: Airachnid_Jack's Fate by SoyaCTF: Knockout by CatusSnakemegatron and soundwave by iiskaa
Drop of love. by Easydreams01:14 by missi-alicja:thumb151826441:
Rare V.Smeet Adoptable -Closed by Skull-gumdont.believe.anything.ZaDR by ChildoftheMoor:thumb197520580:
:thumb186765220:Trust by Soap-Committee
Star Burst by a2starPlatform no. II by MyriadM
I thought russians were cold.. by ArielVanDeKampJaAm Bonking by StrawberryLoveU
Everybody can sing by DeinonychusAthe prowler by jesterkimiI am leaving by violet-funeralflower
Neige Blanque by BlackAmine:thumb160143403::thumb202948164:
:thumb200221095::thumb201808173:The Antagonist by Heimerich
:Sweet Rims: by peanutchan'Cop' A Feel by D34tHn0TeYou make such dull company.... by VivzMind
sprucing up by MiBSuMRelax by MiBSuMApproaching fire by MiBSuM
:thumb202414729:Red leaf... by sleepy0806:thumb204190689:
Ram by SilviaBanyoi::thumb197254662:Sleepy Skeypunch... by sleepy0806
Hurt by MexSayuri:thumb205213316:Milk and Cookies by ElyneNoir
:thumb169344047:Curled by acww-freak08Pain by acww-freak08
After the bath by AriaNeriHappy duckling by AriaNeri:t