|It's full of artwork that it between 1 week and four years old. I am always proud of everything I do from the uncolored sketches to the full illustrations, I hope you like what you see. :]|
I've said before that there's nothing worse in the world than a thief. I've been fortunate not to have any of my artwork stolen and I continue to maintain that. (As far as I know o.0 )
But my friend and I spent weeks working on a collaboration painting for an art contest and everyone loved it. Out of 400 submissions ours was 3rd place and obviously the host's favorite (She made that clear, but she wasn't the judge).
I have no problem losing. I always have a lot of fun participating in contests. But what got to me is the second place winner of this contest won with a piece she had traced and recolored. As far as every standard I've ever learned (Particularly from you guys here on DA) That's considered stealing. This "artwork" got a permanent spot in the gallery as well as a $40 Michaels gift card.
We took several pictures of this piece and searched for it here on DeviantArt. This is the piece that was used [link] Note that they didn't change anything shape wise and kept all the symbols on the clothes.
Thieves, you're all a miserable pile of garbage. Nothing in the world is worse than a thief or a liar. Copying and tracing is fine, but keep it in your sketchbook. The only thing you deserve from stealing artwork is prison. I hope your black deeds catch up to you.