Protect Your WorkFor many artists, art theft is a frustrating reality. No matter how we watermark, logo, or constrain the resolution of our work, there are instances where artwork will be reposted, ripped, or used for commercial gain without credit or compensation. For some, this can be almost flattering, to know that there are those that like your work enough to steal it. But, the fact still remains, that your work has been used without permission, and for no gain of your own.More Like This
I have been a photographer for four years now, and throughout that time I am always learning. Part of that education is around copyright, and how to protect my work. The collage above is a brief representation of some of the ways my photography has been stolen. Some were edited without permission, event advertisements, included in a calendar, manipulated to advertise jewelry, sold on canvas, for promoting a cosmetic brand, or even for music videos.
Troll pollution?What's up with all the troll accounts of really bad taste lately?More Like This
I wish dA would simply ban these people, when they are polluting this site on purpose and act like total jerks screaming for attention? (I mean, it's not even funny at all.) There are these people I have to keep reporting, since they upload commissioned works and my clients are really unhappy about it. Once it gets taken down, I have to report it AGAIN AND AGAIN since it get reposted again!? I have MUCH better things to do than deal with kids like this.
And they accuse the real artists to steal from them when the trust is so obvious? What kind of trolling is that, are they even trying?
And the death threat jokes...
This have gone way too far beyond stupidity x__x
I'm not sure if people realise they can get in LEGIT trouble for doing things like this? (but they are probably too young and ignorant to care) are they really that desperate and have nothing better and productive to do? That's really... sad.
Now it's just extre
Tips For Commission ArtistsHello! I thought of making this small guide, based from my personal experience, to give tips to artists, mostly beginners, to be more successful at selling commissions, since seeing from my previous journal many had difficulty with it. So here are some tips to help boosting your sales.More Like This
Have your commission info somewhere visible
Possibly, people won't even know you are taking commissions or if they are open if you don't put your commission info somewhere they can see. You can do this in a journal, that I mostly recommend, since it will be showing into your watcher's inboxes and most of your watchers probably rarely visit your profile page. You could still also use the commission widget, or donation poll to write your info. You can also link to your commission info in your signature or the artist's comment of new drawings you upload.
Keep it simple
Don't add too many unnecessary rules or in
A Warning About the New DA ContestIt has come to my attention that DA's latest contest, "What Does Your Artistic Journey Look Like?" is being sponsored by the Art Institutes. Deviant Art, really? For shame. I will NOT be participating in this contest, and I encourage the rest of you to boycott it, and do so LOUDLY. Here's why.More Like This
I attended the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale for two years, from 2001 - 2003. It was THE WORST experience of my entire life, and I'm including my recent breakup with my fiance after a 14-year relationship. For a long time, it was the biggest and only regret I ever had. It took me more than a decade to overcome the long-lasting mental and financial impact it had on my life, and if I can stop even ONE PERSON from going through the same thing, then I can feel like my experience wasn't for nothing.
Here's How the Schools Work:
The Art Institutes recruiters will say ANYTHING to get you to sign up, and once you're locked into th