sharing the loveMy dear friends hiMore Like This
I hope that you are all doing great.
I believe life is about sharing the love and giving!
I wrote a journal a while ago to make a big feature to support and show love to all of you ( the little things i can do ), and I asked if you would like to join me and invite your friends by adding their work to the journal so i can feature them Thank you for helping me out! so for those who are wondering why this stranger featured me is because your friend is giving you love ( you can find out who in my previous journal >> http://fav.me/d7x1yqf )
I tried my best to not forget anyone, so if I did sorry, please leave me a note below and if you like i add you in here
I love each of these beautiful work. I hope you enjoy as well
REGARDING ART THEFTWe now live in a digital wild west where our files may be as valuable as bank vaults. Artists and writers ignorant of the flimsy nature of 'security' on ANY internet site are deluding themselves. There is no such thing.More Like This
I am old enough and have made enough art to feel ok about releasing it to the world to natter on it's own - but I do not anticipate a lauded art career anymore, and I hold back anything I hope to take to a publisher or gallery some day.
I've advised other artists here to ALWAYS keep their best work offline if one plans to exhibit, to get a manager, or formally move into ANY professional art marketplace. Publishing on DEVART is considered real, honest-to-God PUBLISHING, regardless of if YOU consider it just for fun! These (now published) images (OR STORIES!) are no longer considered viable for most galleries (or literary publishers,) unless they specifically state they are willing to accept previously 'exhibited' work
Beautiful Black and White (favs 36)More Like This
Long Shadows by Metal-Bender Blossoming by sweetfragnance
Corvin Castle by AniqeAnuk Black and white rose by SergeiDJW
The Closer I Get To You by LASKANWLF Hanna by aufzehengehen
Why artist get so pissed off on art thieves?5 minutes here for Ninjakato.More Like This
"Why do you artists always get so pissed off when someone uses your artwork? You should take it as a compliment!"
"You should take it as a Compliment --"
A compliment would be admiring an artist's work where they post it, and if you really want to use it that badly, complimenting them would be you having enough respect for them to ask first.
Most of us don't get mad because you use it, it's because you use it without asking or pretend you didn't know who/where it came from when there's a link to where you can find the original artist on the image.
Taking someone's car to crash it in a derby isn't a compliment to them any more than taking someone's art to wreck it or claim it is a compliment. More so without asking.
"What about realism artists?! They copy from photographs all the time, no originality there but you don
.Art Theft and the Misuse of our Artworks.I've found 54!! of my artworks offered as free downloads on the infamous vk.com site..There's a lovely wall with my art -titles removed and no links to my sites- where one can click and download: http://vk.com/aphoticzone?z=album-30767648_195182766 Needless to say that -apart from the fact that they did choose my best works, good taste people ha!- i would like to punch them hard on the face. (::update:: i've realized that there are plenty of other albums from the same user/company(?) http://vk.com/cvartira on the site, some containing well known artworks from dA artists, titles removed, and of course the free download button is always present..)More Like This
Online Art theft, we all know, is prevalent nowadays, and the reason for this journal is not to say, "yeah it sucks" or "when you post online it's bound to happen" , but to see if there are ways to hold to our basic rights of safeguarding our work. And to be honest, it's not as much a mat
Art Theft Impoverishes Us All: UPDATED AGAIN:iconmetal-bender:, a very, very talented photographer — an artist here on , and a friend — is now considering leaving the community, because her posted work has been stolen on multiple occasions:More Like This
...and here is some VALUABLE information she provides us on copyright protecting our work:
When copyright law is different from country to country, and legal action may or may not be able to prosecute the trolls that steal an artist's careful work, how can we protect ourselves and each other, here in this community that is meant to nurture art and artists? The watermark, while it prevents a photo from being stolen, also ruins the effect of the art when viewed here on . Uploading a smaller-sized pic, again, may di