So, I’ve been dealing with this for the past week. I am unmercifully reporting all artwork I find that is not posted by me. I was made aware of someone who stole my Nathalie comic I did forever ago. I made the mistake of asking them to take it down instead of immediately reporting it. They responded that they would give me credit, so it didn’t matter. I insisted that they remove it, as they did not have my permission to upload it and if they wouldn’t remove it, I would report it. Their response? It was my fault for not watermarking it in the first place. Obviously, talking to them was a mistake.
As you can see from the screenshots above, every time I have reported it and it has been taken down, they put it right back up. This time, without credit at all. I’m frustrated but I am stubborn and very very petty. I am going to keep reporting this person.
I have never been involved in a fandom before. This is the first time I have actively shared anything on line. For the most part, the Miraculous Ladybug fandom has been supportive and sweet. I have so many wonderful followers who leave nice messages and are invested in me as an artist. I’ve never really had that before and it means so much to me.
However, I am not tolerating any reposts at all anymore. It is my fault for not watermarking my stuff. Until only recently, I just barely managed to remember to sign my artwork. Going forward, I’m sticking a watermark on it. It sucks that its necessary, and its not going to stop the reposts. Its only going to give me credit where people won’t.
I created a usage page for people who wanted to use my art. I love dubs, I love amvs, and I love when people want to use them creatively for that. Most of the people asking to use my art won’t read it. And they won’t follow it. Going forward, its not allowed anywhere except where I allow. I’m tired of recieving private messages that basically say, “Hey! I love your art! Can I post it _____?”
This person is still doing it. They won’t stop. And the mentality that my art isn’t my own because I didn’t stick my name all over it is ridiculous. Even more so that art is free to use just because it is online is disrespectful. One thing I did find hilarious was this:
This is their profile on Wattpad (I went looking to make sure none of my art friend’s or any more of mine was stolen). I can’t understand how you feel so entitled to art that you ask that your words aren’t stolen yet reporting you is unacceptable.
I will keep reporting my artwork. And I will keep producing artwork. And I be protective over my artwork.
To my followers that read through this:
Those of you that follow me because you are invested in my art, Thank you. Your support and encouragement is so wonderful and important to me. Also, don’t harass this person. I will continue to report them and take care of it myself.
To those of you that followed me to use my art and to repost it: Unfollow me and block me. I’m tired of being used for your popularity. I’m selfish and my art is for me. I didn’t draw it to bring you followers.
He spoke, blazing with fire, and his lovely waters were seething.
And as a cauldron that is propped over a great fire boils up
dancing on its whole circle with dry sticks burning beneath it …
so Xanthos’ lovely streams were burned with the fire, and the water was boiling
strongly blown by resourceful Hephaistos.
The last of the pieces for my “Beyond the Trojan War” final depicting scenes from Homer’s Iliad.
I wanted to draw the battle between Xanthos and Hephaestus with Achilles trying to cross on dead bodies, since my prof described it the first lecture back in January! Plus bonus Aeneas being chucked to safety by Poseidon! (and a crane because I had a bird theme going in the other two and its one of Hephaestus’ sacred birds and it looked more impressive than a quail, to be honest)
I’m not here to make a big deal out of some 15 year old stealing my artwork and using it, but seriously. Do I have to watermark all of my stuff over their face or body part? Like?? It shouldn’t be so hard to just ask me or other artists to use their stuff. And if they say no then you move on, not do it anyway. What kind of backwards manners shit is that?
I’ve been more than generous making my URL and signature inconspicuous and off to the side and faded so it won’t be in the face or body and be distracting but now it seems like I have to. :/
And what especially makes me mad is the fact that people will reblog their shit and won’t even let me or other people know that their stuff is being used without their permission and continue to support that person for stealing art work until it’s too late to stop it or take it down because it’s already circulated. :/
also people bypassing what I have to say so they can reblog the original edit without me accusing the person of stealing my artwork, you’re just as guilty because you’re allowing them to gain notes and followers and reblogs on something that isn’t rightfully theirs just because you want some aesthetic thing on your blog :/
like I could give less of a shit if you’re some aesthetic editor person, it’s common courtesy to ask before you take something that someone spent hours to do and that wasn’t even made for you. If you want to use my artwork that you may have the rights to, then you commission me and then you can do whatever the fuck you want with the picture then. But not when it’s not made for you and it’s my own picture that was made for myself that I show to the public because I want them to appreciate it because it’s MY work.
Stealing people’s artwork just ruins it mate. Because you’re taking credit for something I did. That’s fucked up dude. :/
so. much. stuff. Like the christmas edit i made was reposted only hours after i made it
several posts have hundreds and nearly thousands of notes
they reposted one of my diva legolas sets and the repost has almost 10k notes
i am so tired what do i do i can’t send tumblr so many messages about reposted stuff
i am so tired of all this reposting i don’t even know anymore. I watermark all my stuff, it’s there, in the corner and even if blog xxx repost it and the watermark says thranduilings the posts just explode
why tumblr why
i don’t even want to make stuff anymore this blog is like a huge slap in the face i am sad