Yes I’ve dealt with people stealing my art and while keeping your work off the internet is a sure way to prevent that from happening, it also means not sharing your work with the world wide web. An option to go with is creating a private means of sharing your work with specific people that you could trust. While that limits the possibility of any set of eyes being able to see your work, there’s very little chance your art can be stolen that way. Even with uploading your work using a watermark, art thieves go as far as removing them or not even bothering to and claiming it as their own anyway.
As for me, I love sharing my work with as many people that want to see what I’ve done. I’m on dA, tumblr, *twitter, youtube, facebook and *instagram and I’ve had artwork stolen on these sites as well [*excluded]. The interesting thing is, I would have never known about any of those thefts if someone hadn’t told me. What I’m getting at is, a majority of the community recognize art theft as unacceptable and when they see it, they do something about it. I’m able to report stolen art on each of those websites which tend to get resolved without a problem, that is if the user who stole my work doesn’t take it down per my request; although they don’t deserve any respect, I approach them as such and it works out in the end for me.
It’s perfectly ok to be hesitant, but at the same time, just ask yourself whether you really want to upload your art online or not. If you do, there are ways to lower chances of theft from happening as well as ways to claim art theft online to have stolen works removed. Not everyone is a thief though and people will more than likely want to show appreciation for your work if they have something to say instead!
I’m trying to sell art prints and original music for a living— I can’t believe the support I’ve gotten from those who’ve already bought my work. Times are currently really tough for me and you’re helping me get through it so I thank you all!
Try to stick with me here: I have a character named Michiko Toyoda who would be Hana’s mother. Michiko Toyoda was named after Michiko Malandro, from Michiko to Hatchin, who has a daughter named Hana. Hana is named after Hana because she’s Michiko’s daughter who was named after Michiko. PARALLELS
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I actually registered for a table for this year but I was not lucky in the lottery system haha