Update 2: I managed to archive the post with the "original design" before they deleted it after being called out: web.archive.org/web/2019033121…
Update: apparently they deleted the pictures
Not sure where else to post it, tried on reddit but my account is too new and it's too long to be posted on twitter, so I'll post i here
I'm 100% sure it's fake
You might have already read about it, it's all over twitter/reddit and some people is mentioning it here on deviantart, here's the original post on twitter:
I'm an artist myself and I was also outraged by this but the more I looked into it the more suspicious it seemed to me so this is what I have and why I'm 100% sure this deviantart user made it up.
*Something to have in mind is that when you edit a picture on deviantart it still keeps the date of when it was submitted, so if you have an old deviation from let's say 2005 and you edit it and change the picture for one of 2019, it would still show the 2005 date instead of the date it was edited
This is the artists page where you can see the "original pic" on their gallery: i.imgur.com/Wb14e9u.jpg
Not only the original picture was changed but also the title, the title on the cached picture was "U can't touch this l Sketch" while the new picture is "no lo PUDES TOCAR JODER"
They commented on the picture to say they only added a watermark but that's not what the cache shows, it was a totally different picture
Also when you open the picture from the cached version on a new tab it leads you the "original design" post, not the one shown in the chache, you can try it yourself:
There's an older picture of the design here: www.deviantart.com/endercast/a… but it was also edited, sadly this one doesn't show in the cached version but given the above proof I'm certain this was also a totally different picture that they edited to add up to this fraud
I think it's more than clear that this artist is making all this up and people is falling for it. I know a lot of big companies sometimes screw up people and such and sometimes we want to be supportive of small artists but we should stop believing everything we see on the internet, just because an artist is small doesn't mean they can't do sh*tty things or are always the victim when it comes to dealing with big companies
Also pointing out that I'm from a different timezone so I'm not sure if it affects the cache date but you can also check it out by yourself on the above link
(also don't know how to archive pages so if anyone could do it, thanks)
Scam! Artists, beware!
How to Prevent Art Theft
im kinda shocked that someone actually tried to exploit that exact flaw to claim a huge company stole a character design from them though, holy shit?
also, to the weirdos saying 'we all did dumb things as kids!!', uh idk about all of you but i never once deliberately fabricated evidence of fucking overt copyright infringement against a multimillion dollar company. this wasnt just saying a slur once because you wanted the other kids to think youre cool, this involved some serious social manipulation and planning. im not saying they deserve any of the hate theyre getting, im just saying that if you have any common sense you would see how disturbing what they did really is.
I'm almost convinced it was solely for attention. There is a journal on her page from 2018 (it's in spanish) that basically says she's leaving because she's tired of trying to improve while nobody seems to value her art and spending a lot of time on her art and only getting like 4 views. It's pretty clear she just wants attention
Even if this did happen for real. Say someone has been developing a character for a long time, never shares anything to the public just yet. When you post and someone claims stealing, the only proof you have is the post date. I for one don't post everything I do. Not at all saying this is what happened here but just talking in general for those who have actually had stuff stolen from them/accused of stealing.
Just really sad, this whole damn thing.
Ehm, how about no? I will harass him until he goes to jail and his life is destroyed forever. He has forfeit his chance and will be punished accordingly.
I dont think theres a lot funny about pottentally ruining someones career