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Steamed Hams by LeakingTable Steamed Hams :iconleakingtable:LeakingTable 2 0 He's The Bad Man by LeakingTable He's The Bad Man :iconleakingtable:LeakingTable 2 0 Wasters [night] by LeakingTable Wasters [night] :iconleakingtable:LeakingTable 1 0 Wasters [day] by LeakingTable Wasters [day] :iconleakingtable:LeakingTable 0 0 Butterfly by LeakingTable Butterfly :iconleakingtable:LeakingTable 1 0 Plotting by LeakingTable Plotting :iconleakingtable:LeakingTable 3 2 The Screw of Joy by LeakingTable The Screw of Joy :iconleakingtable:LeakingTable 1 0 Class 5K's Production by LeakingTable Class 5K's Production :iconleakingtable:LeakingTable 2 0 Wielding your Child by LeakingTable Wielding your Child :iconleakingtable:LeakingTable 1 0 Knight On A Motherfucking Owl by LeakingTable Knight On A Motherfucking Owl :iconleakingtable:LeakingTable 18 5 Tiny White Gibbon by LeakingTable Tiny White Gibbon :iconleakingtable:LeakingTable 1 0 Moth in the Room by LeakingTable Moth in the Room :iconleakingtable:LeakingTable 1 1
Lurking beast with dirty paws, lurking just outside my manor door,
Hideously shrieking, curiously leaking, godforsaken, hateful beacon,
I gagged, I gasped, I nearly fainted, nonetheless, it sat and waited,
Leered and hissed and whilst it taunted, dragged itself to me undaunted,
Clawed itself on vilest haunches from the threshold which it haunted.
Whereupon it sat there sitting, wearing garments quite unfitting,
Snarling, sneering, sometimes spitting, cloaked in falsehoods quite befitting,
From where had I this curse incurred? This piece of hate which nature spurned?
For scarcely could I say with words, the evil bred inside this turd,
Shadows dance and cavort therein, those diseased, obscene harlequins,
With mandolin and violin, they speak of dead and dying skin,
“Get away!” Came my cry “Get thee out!” But it never listened to that shout,
Only grinned with dripping mouth, with lifeless eyes and putrid snout,
Gibbering, jiggling, awful beast, neither living, nor d
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Dreck Gig Poster by LeakingTable Dreck Gig Poster :iconleakingtable:LeakingTable 1 0 Smiling Gone Wrong by LeakingTable Smiling Gone Wrong :iconleakingtable:LeakingTable 2 0 The Motherfuckin' Sharktopus by LeakingTable The Motherfuckin' Sharktopus :iconleakingtable:LeakingTable 11 4


Creature concept 1. by Tabon Creature concept 1. :icontabon:Tabon 10 2 In Search For Better Days by neverdying In Search For Better Days :iconneverdying:neverdying 494 111 Childish Story by WillWivell
Mature content
Childish Story :iconwillwivell:WillWivell 1 0
david shrigley appreciation
you are so beautiful
you are so clean
you feel so smooth
you smell so fresh
you sound so clear
you are so wise
you move so gracefully
you are so kind
you taste like pork
:iconsoda--dreamer:soda--dreamer 1 0
'Nids by Catsblood 'Nids :iconcatsblood:Catsblood 27 2 Time is like a sand by Alshain4 Time is like a sand :iconalshain4:Alshain4 165 40 Payback by neverdying Payback :iconneverdying:neverdying 373 150 Fluffy dinosaurs by Catsblood Fluffy dinosaurs :iconcatsblood:Catsblood 27 2 Wheres my dog? by DaveRapoza Wheres my dog? :icondaverapoza:DaveRapoza 2,714 111 Spoons by Tabon Spoons :icontabon:Tabon 12 18 Time Machine by Joe-Roberts Time Machine :iconjoe-roberts:Joe-Roberts 1,806 104 Relpda by Catsblood Relpda :iconcatsblood:Catsblood 38 4 Deadspacebutterfly by Catsblood Deadspacebutterfly :iconcatsblood:Catsblood 14 3 The Baleful Allegiance by 3mmI The Baleful Allegiance :icon3mmi:3mmI 1,100 81 A New Era by neverdying A New Era :iconneverdying:neverdying 433 148 No such thing as monsters by neverdying No such thing as monsters :iconneverdying:neverdying 1,253 251
My old client just sent me a link to a website, called Elance, where freelance designers and companies are featured and are available for hire and commission. Why am I telling you this? Because the link he sent to me was the page of Ireland based company, Pixeltistic And smack in the middle of their portfolio was my first ever commission for a book cover I did when I was about 16 or 17. Whilst I strongly dislike my first ever book cover, and don't really like to be affiliated with it too much, it's still my own work, which this company is now claiming THEY made. I got paid around $200 for that piece of work back then, and this company claims that they made it. They charge $33 an hour for their "work", and do jobs up to and over $1000.

It may just be a one-off, but it's got me thinking. I did that design on a competition website where people do designs and the client picks the one they like the most. I don't use it anymore, since it attracts certain types of designer and client I like to steer clear of. But it can't be beyond the realms of possibility to imagine companies using these websites to get desperate, money hungry designers to do them a design for a low rate, and then sell it for an absurdly high one. Not only that, but they claim that they produce:  "...a diverse range of high profile services to businesses all over the world at highly competitive prices..." The design I did back then was not good quality. It has a bad image, bad composition, bad text placement. But they're using it as an example of "high quality design".

I've been in touch with my client, and we've e-mailed the hosting website. We're fully prepared to discuss legal action though. After all, we both own a copyright on the cover, and I have all of the drafts it went through to become the final product. I hate it when people try to pass off other people's work as their own, and I just thought that I should try and raise awareness for this issue. Just let everyone you know know about the fact that there are companies passing off designs as their own, and to stay alert, and look after your own work as much as possible.


Chris Seaman
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United Kingdom


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mel0mania Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
happy birthday!
Joe-Roberts Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for Watching :)
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Adam-L Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Thank you for the favorite, I greatly appreciate it :).
Mesozord Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave! =)
And if you like to follow my work closely from wips to final stages, and other stuff not yet posted here, don't forget to like my official page on facebook too at: [link]
I will gladly appreciate it!
mel0mania Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
thanks for watching me :)
Leoncio-Harmr Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for the favorite ! :)
neverdying Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for the :+devwatch:
LeakingTable Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem mate :)
Ross-Chaos-Comics Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
I love your gallery!
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