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On the subject of my last post here, I had an interesting thing happen to me yesterday.

Somebody fucking stole my art! Yeah!  On dA!  I saw it on my channels this morning and voila those poses look very much like MINE!!!

At first I thought it was this lovely person http://gillyperkygoth.deviantart.com/art/033009-Cornered-118086137 who asked if she could use my work to practice but seeing what blatant copying was posted I didn't feel comfortable with it.  Turns out I had the wrong person.  The pics I saw this morning were submitted by someone who didn't even ask to use them.  And it's obvious she just edited them like you do with bases.  Which I cannot abide by.  So I wrote her a happy little note and asked her to remove the pics.  If she doesn't I'll report her.  Little bitch!  Who does that?!?!

Originals:
http://gillyperkygoth.deviantart.com/art/Evelyn-Stretches-97761353
http://gillyperkygoth.deviantart.com/art/Viola-Stretches-97821421
http://gillyperkygoth.deviantart.com/art/The-Twins-89065346

The jerk! : http://sironabennet.deviantart.com/ (the art has since been removed after the following correspondence)

Initially I sent this:
I have to say, I'm not really comfortable with what you've done with my poses. I know I said you could use them but I thought you meant as a reference not a base. I don't approve of using bases and I don't want my work to be used as bases. I hate to be a jerk about it but I'm going to have to ask you to take those pieces down. Thank you.

-Gilly

After I figured out she hadn't even asked, just took I sent this:
After careful consideration I've found it wasn't even you who asked to use my art. I am not okay with what you've done and would like you to remove the offending pieces right away. I don't appreciate you using my art as bases without my permission. It's rude and just plain not right. If you do not remove the offending pieces I will be forced to report you to the dA mods.

-Gilly

She replied with (which is total bullshit thanks to some clever detective work on

dtaina 's part):
I have recieved your messages, and I have removed the offending artwork. I am sorry if I have offended you, that was the last thing I wanted to do. There is a drawing that I drew on my bed, it looks a whole lot like yours, but its not. I checked it the next day, and saw it looked like yours. So would I be allowed to keep only that one, the one in which I drew, please?

Sorry about any issues I may have caused.
P.S. I still think you're awesome.

To which I responded:
I'm sorry but it is mine. It's a match to my drawing and I can't abide by it. You'll have to take it down. I also need you to take the other manip down as well since it contains one of the previously mentioned pieces.

Lastly from her:
ookie dookie, will do gilly. This wont happen again.

Sorry mate.


Damn skippy it won't happen again!  I doubt she's learned her lesson though.  She still has a ton of stolen work on her page.  I'm just so flabbergasted.  How do they expect to learn anything if they're just tracing and recoloring other peoples' work?  Or do they just not care to get better?  In that case, why bother?  I hate bases.

But a huge thanks goes out todtaina  andrevulo for looking out for me.  I love you guys!

This just keeps getting worse and worse.  I hate to report her but I at least want the original artists' to know their work has gone afoul.  We're doing some legwork.  This is ridiculous.  I don't think this chic has an original bone in her body.

And shinga you're included.  Don't you feel warm and fuzzy?  http://sironabennet.deviantart.com/art/Demetra-and-Odessyn-Ra-Garnax-108477614
 
 
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22 February 2009 @ 05:47 pm
I hate when idiot artists who use bases on dA's stuff shows up on my channels.  It drives me crazy and I want to kill something.  It's fine if you use bases but don't let that be all you do.  Start drawing your own shit.  Even if it looks crappy it's the only way you're going to improve and start making your own original art.  If you're not trying to better yourself then what's the point?  It's a base so it's already been done (at least once) even if you're making it look like different characters. 

Why do they even bother?  WHY????
 
 
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Current Music: Coheed and Cambria - "The Velorium Camper: Faint of Hearts"
 
 
15 February 2009 @ 12:10 pm
"omg i love this drawing, it reminds me of MY character!"

"this looks just like me!"

"omg they look like my characters i'm writing a novel about please read it"




Dear commenters,

I don't give a shit.

Love,
Me.
 
 
20 December 2008 @ 10:07 am
The only reason I know anything about my Elfwood account is the automatic e-mails that show up^^  They usually crack me up and are good for a laugh^^  I thought I would share it with you^^

Anonymous user 'anonymous' wrote on your guestbook
at Elfwood: http://www.elfwood.com/art/g/i/gispryte/gispryte.html

hey i was thinking what if you drew a fox demon guy n girl together like him with silver hair and her with red or something like that it would be kinda of cool don't you think anyway it was just a suggestion

Written from IP number 71.85.0.42
Message written at: Fri Dec 19 19:34:39 2008

 
 
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I really, deeply envy artists who can effectively do abstract forms of art. I've tried very hard but I just can't get to that point where I can evoke an emotion or mood, or even just something completely meaningless but aesthetically pleasing, without the use of very specific, familiar, recognizable images. I can't do it with just color and shape. It seems that my mind just simply doesn't work that way.

And I often let it make me feel like less of an artist because of it. Every once in a while someone pretentious tries to assert that it makes me less of an artist, and I end up in the "art vs. illustration" argument, but usually I do it to myself.

Anyone else have this problem with particular varieties and styles of art you admire?
 
 
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12 October 2008 @ 07:11 pm
I’d like to rant about some crazy drama that I was involved in down on DeviantART about a year ago.

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12 October 2008 @ 06:11 pm
Noone's posted yet?  Well, here goes!  An entry from my dA from earlier today^^

Who is so angry that they would write this?

"you fucking suck. the confessor's mask wasn't a literal term. god, you're so goddamn retarded" on www.elfwood.com/art/g/i/gispryte/3_1_04mother_confessor_mask.jpg.html over at my Elfwood gallery. I get flames like this a lot over there. It's a shame I pretty much abandoned my account or I might declare war.

Why are people so gosh darn angry over there? It might be because Elfwood is hard to do ANYTHING on, but STILL! I don't take offense...just kind of laugh. Take your midol you silly twit.

EDIT: And I should clarify.  The **** was what appeared on the actual page.  It actually showed up in an e-mail as fuck.
 
 
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