Speaking of stolen art, have you thought about watermarking your work or putting your signature in there somewhere? I know some artists prefer not to watermark so that it doesn't block any of the picture, but I think it's worth it when done right.
i only watermark sale samples bc otherwise it kinda ruins the image a lil imo. like….. a lot of what i post is just doodles and draft-quality stuff so i’m not super protective of it and i’d rather just let people see it without obstruction
i prefer signing stuff and do that sometimes but same feel of, i don’t want it to be too distracting. plus it’s easy to edit that out
at the end of the day, it’s not my responsibility to do stuff i don’t want to so that people are discouraged to steal my stuff. people should just… not steal it