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Joanne "Jo"
Artist | Student | Digital Art
United Kingdom
hi i'm jo i draw sometimes sorry about the centaurs
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You know, when you're not a very well-known artist and your art is not exactly at the level you would think someone would even want to steal, all those journal entries and tumblr posts seem like something awful that will never happen to you because you're not half as good as those artists. Well lo and behold I was reverse image searching some of my old deviations (the ones that has a disproportionate amount of downloads) and I found an ebay seller selling prints of my old Baccano! fanart.

At first I was baffled; I couldn't believe someone would do that (even though I obviously knew it happens all the time). Then I was enraged; someone was making actual money off of my art. And it wasn't me. I've never offered prints for sale, never even done commissions. And this random person on the internet has been bulk-downloading images from deviantart and is now profiting from my art. I messaged them asking to take the items down but I think I might have to send a cease and desist through eBay's VeRO programme (which includes faxing a form to ebay so I'm not too hopeful).

Well this whole situation has made me think of a few things: a) I will put watermarks on my more popular deviations, and b) I should probably open up a storenvy or something since people seem interested in buying prints of my art even if it's not amazing.

Anyway, that's all folks.

UPDATE: They seem to have taken down the listings which is unbelievable but also a huge relief.

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AnnRita45 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
by tho by, i dont have an oc....i just never make reqsts uz im broke.....plus, if i was t ask someone to draw something, i would just give them a topic or maybe an idea of a character im workin on...but i will respect your desire for no requests...
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vampiric-strangel Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
by requests, I mean ~freebies~ :) if they were commissions (drawings for money) I wouldn't say anything! although I don't do commissions either at the moment because I want to work on my skills a bit more before I can accept money for my work :)
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AnnRita45 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
heh, im trying to do a commission cuz someone payed for food so i could eat....it was a lot of money, so im currently working on something as a payment to him....he has been pretty cool about it...
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AnnRita45 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i love your profile descriptin!!! is it me, or are you a HUGE HS Nerd??? or Geek, if your a more freaky fan than dedicated fan???
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vampiric-strangel Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thanks hehe x) I'm more of a casual fan tbh, but I like using the HS introduction 'cause it's an easy way to write an "about me" :P
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AnnRita45 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ah, im casual too. i havent read anything in a while, & im still far behind...i am not sure when i will ever catch up, but i will eventually...i think it would make things a little strange, but i have never had a problem writing "about me" stuff....
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little-devil-soul Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
thanks for the :iconllama3dplz:
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LadyLirriea Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
may I request?
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feed-african-x Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'M IN LOVE WITH YOUR PICTURES! WOW !
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vampiric-strangel Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
wow thanks! :)
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