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Garybtrk1 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
Great art, very well done. But, why the watermark? Is somebody going to steal it and claim it as their own? I doubt it. It does more damage then it prevents. Sorry.
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RavenMoonDesigns Featured By Owner Edited Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)

If you think having a watermark does more damage than it prevents, then you don't know anything about how people perceive the web. I have been told time and again that once you upload something, it becomes public property, and anyone can take anything and claim it as their own. I understand copyright laws and know this to not be true. But a good portion of the general public believes it's all there for the taking.

People DO steal artwork and claim it as their own...it happens ALL the time. I find my art all over the web without a word about it being mine or a link back. Some people chop the artwork up, and use pieces of it in their own works and claim it as theirs. Some take the work and put it in their Zazzle or Cafe Press stores...making money off of someone else's work!

I won't apologize for protecting my hard work. The watermarks are there because so many people HAVE taken my works. I can't stop people from swiping it short of never uploading it in the first place (and then you wouldn't be able to enjoy it at all), but I can at least try to make sure people know I'm the artist. Thus the watermarks stay. At least I'm not using dA's huge ugly one that take up most of the image.
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Garybtrk1 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
am sorry if I upset you or offended you by commenting on the watermark. I understand why it must be there but I find it very distracting when I am trying to enjoy your work. thank you so very much for sharing your work with us and may your talent last many many years.
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RavenMoonDesigns Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome. I do love sharing my work, and if I could be guaranteed someone else won't take it and/or alter it and claim it as their own, I wouldn't have the watermark.
I guess it was just the way you said it...that you doubt people will steal it and claim it as their own. I am constantly fighting against people who have taken my work, and while most do just upload without a link or mention, some have altered my work even just a little and then have claimed it as theirs. I used to put my watermark along one of the edges of the image. But I noticed people will crop it off...making it pointless for me to have even bothered adding it. So I started adding it into the center. Makes it a lot harder to remove. Yes, it is distracting, and I'm not happy about that...but that's the price we pay for dishonest people. Shrug 
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SOULSSHINE Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
AWSOME ART ! From a Awsome Soul ...
Congratulations for the Lifetime achievments .

.. Hum .. i Wounder ...
Would you Work with Mee, if i said i Deeply Love you ?

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:love:  :glomp: :rose: 
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RavenMoonDesigns Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:giggle: Thank you so much! :aww:
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Clayton-X Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome gallery... like a lord of the rings type art u got thr.. nice
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RavenMoonDesigns Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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LeonKing777 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
I love the Fantasy art... and you have a nice ones pictures... BIGGUEST LIKE TO "Winter's Glamour"Hatsune Miku-13 (Wink and Heart) 
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RavenMoonDesigns Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, thank you so much! :aww: :heart:
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