I just love having to go watermark my pages.
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F*cking art thieves.
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mattkrotzer's avatar
mattkrotzerProfessional General Artist
Ridiculous, isn't it?
Droakir's avatar
DroakirProfessional Digital Artist
Art thieves? Seriously? Lame.

Are you adding the DA watermark, or your own custom one?
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BlondTheColoristProfessional Digital Artist
DA's, right smack in the middle where it can't be cropped out. But only on the easily swipable stuff like character designs. Though I think it's time for a massive purge of my gallery.
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DroakirProfessional Digital Artist
I'm really sorry to hear that. DA's watermark is downright awful. Then again, if people are stealing your work, it makes sense.

Nevertheless, I can understand how frustrating it is. I have had my art stolen in the past as well.
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SamwiseTheAwesomeHobbyist Traditional Artist
It sucks that that's what it comes to, but I'd rather see your art and have it protected from thieves than not see it at all
coreyh2's avatar
coreyh2Hobbyist General Artist
sorry this is happening to everybody :(
Kergonan's avatar
KergonanHobbyist Writer
All that because of idiots who don't have 1% of your talent.
pauscorpi's avatar
watermarks do disfigure but maybe some more subtle ones that overlay the image but a are transparent with a hint of drop shadow so it would be hard to clone it out? 
SunGryphon's avatar
SunGryphonHobbyist General Artist
I'm crappy and even I've had art stolen. It sucks bigtime.
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beachbeadHobbyist Traditional Artist
i watermark, never allow download and also make small so no one will click and save it. And I also put a the bottom do not use without permission.
JohnnySlade's avatar
i've never had art good enough to get stolen but that pisses me off. we should track them down and kick their ass!
VinRoc's avatar
VinRocProfessional Digital Artist
That's why I've been watermarking for years, it's horrible what some people will do.
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BlondTheColoristProfessional Digital Artist
Watermarks disfigure the art.
VinRoc's avatar
VinRocProfessional Digital Artist
Yes and no. They can buy the prints at shows, no watermarks on those. I move plenty of them.
Internet thieves piss me off more.
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sorah-suhngProfessional Traditional Artist
I learned that lesson long ago. Either I upload lo-Rez or watermark the hell out of it.
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WaterWizzStudent Filmographer
Goddammit, tell me about 'em. 
Reinhold-Hoffmann's avatar
I recommend you to use a watermark like Hanzo does Xenogears -Weltall Id by HeavyMetalHanzo
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SeanEHobbyist Digital Artist
Nah... and art thief will just chop off the bottom 5mm and use the picture anyway... they don't care about a small bottom strip like that
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Its getting worse that's for sure!
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