ooooh boy, ok, I'm going to TRY my best not to sound rude or selfish but this has been bothering me for the longest and I know I'm not the only artist who goes through this situation. Whenever I post my artwork here, I make sure to leave links on where else you can retweet, reblog, like my artwork. When people share my artwork they leave a tag with my name or a link to my original pic. That's totally fine! BUT what annoys me is that there are people who REPOSTS my artwork without my permission. Tumblr for example, there's a rule that if you want to repost artwork that isn't yours you must have a permission given by the original artist stating on the description. I NEVER get asked. Instead I find my artwork posted by another artist where I clearly just posted it on my account. I make sure I leave links that I have an account to where they are. So you/they can share it from my account. and sometimes their posts get more notes, tweets, and likes than my original post. Now please know that I don't want to sound like I'm saying "HEY THAT'S MY ART I WANT THAT FAME" I just find it rude that someone out there is getting the attention of MY art whether it's sourced or not. On Twitter, I posted my artwork and someone reposted it and tagged my name. They sourced and tagged it which is fine, the problem is that
1. they didn't ask for my permission, 2. I posted it already and 3. whenever I got notifications, I keep thinking they're for me but it's not, instead they're likes and reweets for the repost of that person, not for me, I got those notification because my name was tagged on it. Do you see what I'm trying to say how annoying that is? It feels like I'm being used and taking advantage of my artwork and it feels awful. I feel like I'm repeating myself lol but if you are one of those people who does that PLEASEPLEASEPLEASE ask my permission or any artist you want to post their art. If me/they say no then please respect our decisions. And PLEASE read our art descriptions when we post art here on DeviantArt. There are times where I say "please reblog do not repost" or "I already posted it on Tumblr and Twitter if you want to share it from my account here are the links"
and yet those demands still get ignored. I'm just trying to prevent this from happening not just for me buy many other artists and friends I know who are also going through this.
Where I post my art from ME. If you see someone reposting my art on these sites please let me know.
There is literally NO reason for someone to post them again on their account on these sites if I already done so
If you see my artwork on other sites I don't have such as Facebook, Instagram etc.
BUT they did source my art, that's fine I won't ask to remove it. but if it doesn't have a source then yeah. That's art theft.
Again, I don't want to sound rude or selfish, I'm very very very sorry if it does but...it's my art...not yours >////<
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