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UGLY WATERMARKS? (My Art Got Stolen)

Journal Entry: Wed Dec 30, 2015, 8:21 PM


I'm going to put them on things a LOT less sparingly now that I've discovered someone took my more popular fanart and tossed it on a shirt to make money.

No excuses. Stop stealing art. I'd perhaps be flattered that I'm apparently at the monetized level of art theft (lol), but this stuff's too common nowadays. I'm angry. I've filed both a report and a threat of action against the shop owner personally, but I'm just one person in what's likely a much longer list of victim artists.

azmaven.tumblr.com/post/136303… please boost this post if you can, as it's where other artists who have had their stuff stolen likely post.

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Cyboarnetic Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah definitely try and figure out a logo for yourself! I think I'll need to do the same since people have started to use my art without my permission. But they seriously tried to sell it on a shirt? That is complete bullshit.
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LuckOfTheDraw18 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015
I looked at the shop's page and I don't think I saw your stuff on there so hopefully your threats worked! That seriously sucks though! Like you said, art theft is too easy and common now a days. I doubt anyone will blame you for adding watermarks on your stuff more often.
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Sanguynn Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Aw man, I guess my threats really DID work. I mean, I sent them an email telling them to cease and desist with my art or face account suspension.

I don't like adding them much because it takes away the ability of people to see it for every detail, I guess I need to work on making something a bit less garish that I can stick on every piece of art I make.
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LuckOfTheDraw18 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016
Yeah I understand why you don't like them. Have you designed a logo for yourself yet? I would use mine as my watermark since it's just a C with a T overlapping it. Another idea could be to use a faded sprite (like the ones you use for your id) and put them somewhere where they are out of the way but still in a place where they can't be cropped out. 
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