EDIT: Well, I'm pretty sure there isn't a damn thing we can do about this now since the fucker made EVERYTHING private or unviewable unless you follow or befriend him.
Goddammit, that makes me angry!
What the fucking Hell? Is it that damn hard to comply with someone asking you to remove something you stole from them? Why?
Act like a fucking adult baby and play games, as if it's funny or something -- "Nah nah nah nah, you can catch me now" JUST because you admit to tracing it doesn't make it okay. It's still not yours.
So yeah, never fucking mind. I'll likely have to just eat it on this one because there is literally NOTHING I can do now. I'm blocked/pre-blocked and this idiot is playing the 'hide everything' card.
Whatever man. Won't be seeing much work from me on here anymore. Sorry. I can't keep dealing with this shit. It's growing really really annoying now.
It's no mystery that art theft happens... And normally I can, despite how annoying it is, deal with it and the person is either apologetic or can be dealt with accordingly.
HOWEVER, there's some cases where the person winds up acting like a prick and trying to act all 'big and bad' while trying to make you out to look like a fool...This is one of those cases that I am dealing with on Instagram.
Last night I got a comment on a commissioned piece that someone had 'copied' it and was posting it as their own work.
I went and saw they traced it and even admitted to tracing it... REPOST FROM TUMBLR:
Alright… so here’s the deal guys.
This asshole has traced a commissioned piece of mine. I asked him to remove it and got:
He’s deleted comments and refuses to remove the image. I’ve reported it already but with no avail…
The customer who bought this design is a bit angry about this.
Link to the dA page where this piece is located!
REPORT THE SHIT OUT OF THIS PLEASE?
You DO (stupidly) have to have an account to report an image on there. Not to mention you have to have the 'app'...
Normally I don’t do this but this guy is REALLY being a jerk… a smarmy git.
This was a piece that someone PAID me to do… and this idiot is claiming it as his own work; refusing to credit or even acknowledge me.
He also blocked me so any comment I make with proof doesn’t show up!
To compare the two. He just literally flat out traced it (and adjusted some parts).
Even has a ‘#trace’ tag on it. Note my username is not mentioned anywhere in the tags.
UPDATE: Oh look… all the comments are gone!
I have reported it before… idk if it was removed and reposted or that but it’s back up and he’s refusing to remove it now.
Please report it if you can by going here
Apparently this guy put up a
of the image he fucking traced (which is likely something he threw up quickly to try and ‘prove’ he’s the original artist) which looks like a ton of bullshit.
EDIT: THIS PARTICULAR IMAGE HAS BEEN REMOVED/TAKEN DOWN. The finished one remains up though.
Just because you can post a traced ‘sketch’ doesn’t mean you own the image, moron…
More so when you admit it’s a trace and STILL refuse to credit the artist you traced from!
See THIS is why I despise art thieves like this… they act all clever or snobbish… All because YOU, as the original artist, want them to removed the shit THEY TRACED from you.
And this is what they do?
They further lie and then try to be ‘smart’ about it.
Well, guess what, fucker…?
I can be smart too. His whole account has been reported and if not the images.
For those who are unaware, the link is to the original post where other information can be found… THIS one was an update.
Please guys, this idiot is really pissing me off with his piss poor attitude. He treated me like shit after I asked him to remove the images he’s traced from me… saying ‘Hummmm no’ and then blocking me!
I am tempted to post this to Deviantart since that appears to yield results, however it also yields drama which is not wanted. I just want this guy to stop posting the trace over of a fucking commissioned piece!
It's on his Facebook as well! www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbi…
Does someone have the email address for direct reports to Facebook staff? I cannot seem to find it anymore.
He blocked me on Facebook as well! What an ass...
This kind of shit pisses me off. I DO NOT think it's appropriate behaviour for a grown ass adult to act like a 5 year old child, taunting and acting all 'smart'. It's highly disrespectful and annoying.
This guy isn't a troll... he's a jerk. There IS a difference. He's trying to be 'right' when in fact he is wrong... and I don't think his full intentions are to be mean, just not to get caught stealing.
It's like -- You admit it's traced but OPENLY REFUSE to even credit the original artist whose work you traced?!
How big a lying jerk can you be?
I asked nicely for him to remove it since the customer who bought this design was informed of this as well and they are actually really upset.
This may be the internet but that's no excuse. I park my car on public streets but that doesn't mean it's fucking free to take. My name isn't even ON the car!
My art is no different...
Sorry if this is dramatic but I'm running out of patience. I report the image and somehow he keeps putting it back up, and then he blocked me from even viewing his gallery to see any other pieces he's used/traced!
Grown ass man acting like a little thieving kid... What a shame...
HELP if you can, please?
It wouldn't be as bad if it wasn't a commissioned piece
. This guy adds insult to injury by acting like an entitled asshole as well so... that doesn't help make the situation go smoother.
I report it and he tries to repost it. I am also kind of sure at this point the images on his page are NOT him or even his... I cannot see someone like that pulling this kind of bullshit. More so with fucking kids! What is this guy teaching his kids (if in fact they even his)...?
Oh and...I'm not going to just 'get used to it', sorry. Internet or not, don't take my shit. If I find out I will do what I can to the full extent of the law to take it down. People pay ME for MY work... Not to have it used, abused, and traced...
We're not all fucking 3 year old kids who don't know right and wrong anymore. Some act like it though... Which is ridiculously sad -_-; Fucking adults acting like little snotty entitled children.
Makes me sick to see people who act like this guy.
** I am aware that because it contains something from 'Assassin's Creed 3' that 'I'm stealing'...
Thing is I'm not suing the guy. I want him to remove the image on account of it's traced and he's acting like an asshole. EDIT:
BECAUSE I have to somehow say it otherwise people will go on a rampage: DO NOT SPAM HIM WITH THREATS OR MEAN COMMENTS.
It will literally do NOTHING at all to help the case. Posting a link to the original piece in a comment is fine but do not spam with mean messages
. I'm not asking for a flaming army, just help in getting this piece and profile reported for repeated cases of tracing/thievery.
He's hiding comments that provide evidence or don't praise his superb 'artworks' so chances are he's just going hide any comment you make. So, just report it.