though you should maybe know they're some people who are taking some of your work and not giving you credit.
here is one: duraznotecolote
Not sure wether or not you even care, but I really like your work, and it bothers me that people are trying to steal it.
Thanks for pointing it out!
It took some time, but I’ve come to terms with the fact that sometimes people may repost art without any proper credit to the original artist. On the internet, it’s fairly normal, but I also believe that there’s enough people out there, like yourself, who can take notice and help out. All it takes is a brief reply to the post, such as a link to the artist, in case someone wants to find similar or other works by them. It takes a second or two, and benefits everybody.
But especially on Tumblr, reblogging has become second-nature to the experience. Entire accounts are made to simply reblog cool stuff on the internet, and that’s perfectly fine. It’s great that people have the medium and the audience to spread word about specific niche markets or creators. As long as there’s credit somewhere, it’s a fantastic thing.
In the case with duraznotecolote, it’s not a problem for several reasons:
1) She states on her profile that: “I did not make and I don’t own the pictures. Unless I say otherwise." If someone wanted to know where it came from, they can always ask the user or post a reply to the image. This is very common around Tumblr.
2) The signatures on my work are still intact. That’s cool with me. No harm, no foul.
3) The pictures have been manipulated (She took the original 2x3.5” images and extended them to desktop wallpaper size) but not in any way to claim the work as her own. I used to make desktop wallpapers of other people’s art all the time. It helped me learn how to use Photoshop. I never shared them online, though, but for some people who were looking for a Beemo wallpaper, it’s there. And that’s great.
Maybe I’m terribly optimistic, but if someone attempted to claim another person’s art as their own, I don’t think they’d get too far thanks to people like you who understand what it’s like or know when a line has been crossed and to take action (Although nothing too aggressive, I hope… Just a poke or a nudge in the right direction).
Basically, tl;dr:If you see someone else’s work out there that hasn’t been credited, take a second to reply to it or make a note linking it to the original artist. It really helps.