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Feanor with Silmarili by Sirielle Feanor with Silmarili :iconsirielle:Sirielle 35 4 Tinuviel by Sirielle Tinuviel :iconsirielle:Sirielle 27 1 Reach for the Stars by Sirielle Reach for the Stars :iconsirielle:Sirielle 13 0 Tree of Dreams by Sirielle Tree of Dreams :iconsirielle:Sirielle 14 0 An Astronaut, My Childhood Dream by Sirielle An Astronaut, My Childhood Dream :iconsirielle:Sirielle 23 5 Vampire Warrior in Cloak by Sirielle Vampire Warrior in Cloak :iconsirielle:Sirielle 12 2 Inktober 2018 X 13 by Sirielle Inktober 2018 X 13 :iconsirielle:Sirielle 1 0 Inktober 2018 - Dragon riders by Sirielle Inktober 2018 - Dragon riders :iconsirielle:Sirielle 11 3 Wood-elf Druid by Sirielle Wood-elf Druid :iconsirielle:Sirielle 21 2 Entering the Crusader's Fortress (closeup) by Sirielle Entering the Crusader's Fortress (closeup) :iconsirielle:Sirielle 9 2 Goddess by Sirielle Goddess :iconsirielle:Sirielle 20 0 Gondolin in blue (more images in description) by Sirielle Gondolin in blue (more images in description) :iconsirielle:Sirielle 184 31 2017-11-22 Blue light in the dark by Sirielle 2017-11-22 Blue light in the dark :iconsirielle:Sirielle 12 2 Inktober 2017 #01 by Sirielle Inktober 2017 #01 :iconsirielle:Sirielle 20 3 At The Door of the Whitney Mansion by Sirielle At The Door of the Whitney Mansion :iconsirielle:Sirielle 9 4 Mr Smoker by Sirielle Mr Smoker :iconsirielle:Sirielle 4 2

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ATB - An alternative to watermarks: Metadata
We have all seen watermarks on images, here on dA and around the internet.  And even though they have become a necessary step in the aid of preventing art theft/misuse of art, they are not always ideal.  It's really hard to signature or watermark an icon that is 50x50 pixels and still show it off, for example.  And even in larger pieces of art, sometimes they just look ugly or, like the watermark option offered by dA, take up too much of the image.
So what is the alternative?
Metadata
Metadata is data that can be added to an image file.  As you will see in my little walk through below, a variety of information can be added, from original artist's name, date of creation and location to terms of use, copyright information to contact information.  This is a handy tool to add ownership of your image to the file without taking anything away from the image; no watermark that could be removed or cropped.  The data added just becomes a part of t
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To Watermark or To Not Watermark.....
A few questions to ask yourself first.
A. Do you value your own artwork?
B. Are you proud to tell the world you created your own artwork?
C. Do you value other peoples artwork enough to not steal?
The answer to all of these should be YES!  (If its no MySpace is that way --> :yum: )
Its a sad fact but un-watermarked large pictures are a rippers dream come true... DA is a proven gold mine for anybody wanting to take up art theft as a hobby, and just because you have a written disclaimer in your description stating that your artwork is not to be redistributed hardly makes a difference.  Anybody who has browsed the net or received a dreaded note stating that your art has been ripped will know intimately how disheartening and sickening it is, and what an almost futile fight it is to try and get the artwork removed or the ripper shut down. Watermarks don't have to be horrible clunky things that destroy the artwork its supposed to be protecting, and they really could mean
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Anaire by Filat Anaire :iconfilat:Filat 103 25 Light of Earendil Star by Kinko-White Light of Earendil Star :iconkinko-white:Kinko-White 258 10 Mirkwood Guardian by Kinko-White Mirkwood Guardian :iconkinko-white:Kinko-White 641 35 Sketching Progress Video by mckadesinsanity Sketching Progress Video :iconmckadesinsanity:mckadesinsanity 16 22 Hephaestion's Destiny by Ephaistien Hephaestion's Destiny :iconephaistien:Ephaistien 140 91 Hephaestion in Twilight by Ephaistien Hephaestion in Twilight :iconephaistien:Ephaistien 134 57 Alexander the Great.Eastern path by Ephaistien Alexander the Great.Eastern path :iconephaistien:Ephaistien 149 58 Luthien and Huan. by Ephaistien Luthien and Huan. :iconephaistien:Ephaistien 244 47 Jane Eyre meets Rochester. by Ephaistien Jane Eyre meets Rochester. :iconephaistien:Ephaistien 290 104 Breath of winter by Ephaistien Breath of winter :iconephaistien:Ephaistien 185 39 Who wants to live forever by Ephaistien Who wants to live forever :iconephaistien:Ephaistien 194 41

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Karolina Węgrzyn
Artist | Digital Art
Poland
Karolina is a self taught artist with education in social sciences field.
Stark Stamp by Leelian Tolkien Geek by TricksyPicksy FieldOfStars Stamp by Seiorai It's Okay to Fav and Run by TricksyPicksy :: Liek thanks you :: by Liek Targaryen Stamp by Leelian
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Feanor with Silmarili
One more image done in 2013 for the The Silmarillion Meme by Toradh, which I have never finished to fill. Still plan to, but in case it never happened - here it is.
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Tinuviel
Lúthien Tinúviel, done in 2013 for the The Silmarillion Meme by Toradh, which I have never finished to fill. Still plan to, but in case it never happened - here is one of the images for it.
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Reach for the Stars
“Reach for the Stars” for 2018 Original Illustration Exhibition of Chen Bochui International Children’s Literature Award in Shanghai, China.

The last image in the "Dreams" series. The three scenes represent dreams, wishes and hope.“Reach for the Stars” is about hope – don’t lose hope, never give up your dreams.

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The other works in series:
An Astronaut, My Childhood Dream
Tree of Dreams

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Tree of Dreams

The second of my “Dreams” themed illustrations for 2018 Original Illustration Exhibition of Chen Bochui International Children’s Literature Award in Shanghai, China

RedBubble Icon Get prints at Redbubble www.redbubble.com/people/sirie…

This is the central piece, represents dreams and wishes. The children heroes from the two other illustrations are visible on the opposite sides of the tree:
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Other works in series:
An Astronaut, My Childhood Dream
Reach for the Stars

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Taelsa Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the llama! :D
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you for the support Thumbs Up
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Colonel-Knight-Rider Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the llama! Llama Love 
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you for the support :thumbsup:
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Colonel-Knight-Rider Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :hug:
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Mooroflife Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018  Student Writer
Thanks for the Llama!^^
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you for the support :thumbsup:
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FrancescaBaerald Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the Watch :+devwatch: !
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Sirielle Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2018   Digital Artist
I'm glad I've found you here, too. Love your maps!
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FrancescaBaerald Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :blackrose:
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