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Journal Entry: Fri Feb 14, 2014, 2:02 PM
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4yukimarukuchiki4 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thnx, that's really helpful. The thing with google images is that most of the images you find are from other sites than DA and most of the time I source I find out that the image comes from DA. But I for instance use refs to help myself, not to copy anything. And I try to credit them even if I don't know where it comes from >U< But anyways thnx >U<
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mochii-queen Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
That's riight!!! Very helpful!
 I shared on my Facebook They will understant what the right the points!  :hug:
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Mutsumipat Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014   Digital Artist
Don't be sorry for the long journal, you're totally right. When we START to draw, we don't know much about how using references, we make the mistake to copy the others artists works. Credits are important and it's cool to take personal pictures too. It's important to learn how using references. We use them as a help, not a copy. People are just jealous and have nothing to do but just just insult you or try to break you and your art. Don't pay much attention to them, just credit, use references properly and Enjoy you art Heart Love 
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mochii-queen Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
That's right. :D You have right! How kind respect! ;w;
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manamath Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
I am sorry you were plagiarized. I have experienced that also and it isn't fun. Good luck! Your art is amazing!
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Jontamar Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Well said!! : )
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syujin31 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
theoretically, everybody must know the ethic code of taking the image or picture that doesn't belong to the people who take it. Well, I guess.
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Shiroi1062 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Student General Artist
The power of Google!!! YEAH!!!
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XsilverghostX Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sorry, but your reaction to Google image source XD
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Lehanan Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
LOL I'm expressive above all.
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Treori Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You can also search by opening google images in one tab, and your pictures in another. you then drag the IMAGE into the search bar (it will open up wider and tell you to drop image there)
Google will then search for all images that LOOK SIMILAR

I found out that a couple of mine had been stolen that way
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K-Koji Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
 I hate it because I even try to put the url OVER the image, but I don't want it to ruin the artwork either :[.

But still, some people will painstakingly try and remove it.  Or if I put a url through the body of the character, they will crop it out and claim the face part x_X.
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AnielaAbair Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
useful info. I know a lot of my work has been posted on Tumblr by other people and only a few link it to the original on my DA.
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RukiaCH Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014   General Artist
thanks a lot!
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Eihctim Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks 4 Sharing! I also saw what happened between you and the art thief, I hope he will be permanently apprehended!
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Lehanan Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
If only there was only ONE art thief U_U
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Eihctim Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
We can't stop them, but we can prevent what's gonna happen next and just help others. :)
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seikiunne11 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
On FB they ALWAYS make the excuse that THEY DON'T KNOW or that's just a KID don't be too harsh :blahblah: They are only after "fast popularity" even if it's totally WRONG. And a lot of people tolerate them, and even defend them by making excuses. I've seen this two times, and I tried to react about the second one. I got bashed for defending the original artist. What a culture. 
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Lehanan Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
Oh yes, you defend and fight for what it's YOURS or another artist and get comments like "how arrogant", "you're stupid", "like if you were a great artist" and stuff. Yes, what a culture.
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seikiunne11 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd like to watch them copy an original character by a non-commercialized artist, or an originally conceptualized artwork by a not-so-known artist. Then there's real grounds to sue them. Maybe that way they will learn, the hard way. They are lucky to copy from kind people, those who are not harsh enough to take things on a legal level.
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Lehanan Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
I don't think that would make them learn X_D People like that won't change, I have no faith in them.
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Bea-Voyager Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I know, it's makes me so angry when stuff like that happens.   I was using tineye.com to do the same kind of thing but Google image search is much easier. 
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Gryfon129 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks for taking the time to write this. I always get nervous when I get inspiration from other people's work and try VERY hard to cite them, mention them, or get in contact with the original artist to make sure their work is validated to their liking. Sorry that happened to you, it stings and sucks.
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mangarulz96 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Student General Artist
One of my friends stole your Jelsa sketch and claimed that belongs to him on facebook . No matter how I tried to talk to him, he still said that was him who drew that. I really sorry what he did. Though he still didn't take it off and kept showing everyone "his drawing"
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Lehanan Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
Yes, the Jelsa sketch was my second victim. Man, this absolutely sucks... well, whatever.
If one day they'll need to base their art career in tracing or stealing others, they'll miserably FAIL.
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mangarulz96 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Well, and he intends to be an art student or architecture student this fall semester (I don't think he will make it though). It was ashamed of him for doing such things. However, he's still acting like that was his work and he got praised for stealing your art. Somehow it's not fair, neither for him nor you. You should be the one who gets all the compliment, not him!
And like, he didn't even trace or redraw your work. He just downloaded the original work on DA, posted on facebook and BOOM! It became his "proud artwork." Too bad nobody believes me when I said he stole yours.
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Lehanan Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
Can you provide me a link, please? I can easily "press charges" through FB (it's harder here in DA and Tumblr, but not in FB).
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mangarulz96 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Student General Artist
www.flickr.com/photos/34245744…  
I gave you the wrong one. I really don't want to show his real idenity because he is my friend afterall
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Lehanan Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Well, then this is useless X_D I was just going to send him a private message to make him/her stop lying and taking MY work and claim it as theirs, but if you'd rather protect an absolute HORRIBLE ART THEFT, I can do nothing.
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mangarulz96 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Student General Artist
No, I really don't want to protect an art theft. But I don't want to lose our friendship too. If he knew I reported to you, well, he might get mad and start talking bad about me to the others
However, I have to do the right thing. Here is his fb link www.facebook.com/huycon.meo?re…
It's ok if you tell him who told you what he had done. Again, I'm really sorry for what he did. He's not a bad guy. Hope you could speak to him. He's not good at English though.
It's ok if you mention me to him or not. Still, I really don't want to lose a friend.
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Lehanan Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Thank you, really, I appreciate this.
I wouldn't mention you, of course. Last thing I want is damage others with this. Sad fact is he doesn't accept private messages so there's no way I can contact him unless I try to friend him - which I doubt he'll accept.
So I guess I give up. Shame on him. I can't believe how come someone who takes someone else's work and claim being the real artist is "not a bad guy" but whatever.
One day people will discover how awfully he lied to everybody and he'll get a well deserved punishment X) Sorry.

Thanks again!
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mangarulz96 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Student General Artist
www.flickr.com/photos/34245744…
Here you can see your work on his facebook.
He doesnt set his account to public so you may can't see anything if I send you the link to his post on fb
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K-Koji Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
 did it not help to link to the original here on Deviantart?

 Im not sure why no one would believe you if you gave the source. It's easy to see that the style of the sketch matches Lehanan's entire gallery, and would predate his upload :o
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mangarulz96 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Student General Artist
I did took the picture of my screen ( because I mainly use tablet) and uploaded to my fb account to show him that who was the true artist. Ironically, everybody thought I got jealous of his "talent" and kept saying bad words about me. No matter how hard I tried to explain, nobody believes me.
And he didn't steal only Lehanan work, he stole another one too
www.flickr.com/photos/34245744… Here is the link show my screenshot. It was on his facebook account.
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K-Koji Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
  Well, I mean copy and pasting a link to her gallery


 But at least you tried! :3
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mangarulz96 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Student General Artist
I did and seemed like he deleted it. So...
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Lehanan Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
What an awesome "friend" you got there, then. I don't even know how you can consider him/her as "friend" and want to protect his identity. That kind of people doesn't deserve ANY kind of respect, honestly.
But thanks for your effort.
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mangarulz96 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Student General Artist
oops, seem like I sent you a wrong URL www.flickr.com/photos/34245744…
I did blur his name by purpose cause he is my friend afterall
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JinxFlux Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Student General Artist
If you ever do find your work un-sourced on tumblr you can go to this link: www.tumblr.com/dmca
and I believe they'll take not only the original post down but also all the reblogged posts from it. 
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Nekojimei Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for posting this!
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SayaMiyagi Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very helpful!!
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Izzyism Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the link! That will be awesome and extremely useful.
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm too scared of what I might find if I search for my art :paranoid: I know a lot of it is on Tumblr though, if I had known that site would have been so popular I would have signed up ages ago and started posting there too so people can at least trace it back to my name rather than some idiot who decided to upload it anyway :doh: I could also answer the various questions that people ask about it (something that the poster can never seem to do :shifty:).

I do love all the other cool images I find on there though - but so few lead to the actual creator :(
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ReiKoko Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
i usually try to give credit to the artist (if i know who it is) or at least link the original pic/say i don't know who it is, but i would never take the credit for someone else's work >w<  it's so wrong.  i saw the thing on facebook: serious wtf moment. 

that goodle image source thing will really come in handy :D  i never knew it existed >w< 
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Lupoartistico Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
This is actually really helpful! I hope people follow this advice because I don't like finding my art on other websites... I haven't seen anyone "claim" it as their own but I'd like them to ask first. I don't see why that's so hard. I would have no problem sharing as long as they don't say it's theirs.
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