Bear with me my friends because right now I am tired and angry.
I want to personally thank the low-life person or persons that stole my artwork. I am not speaking to the persons who unknowingly reposted these versions. I am talking to the person who cropped this picture and posted it originally.
And to the person who did a really bad job of photoshopping my name off this picture.
This is the original version
Who ever did this has cost me countless hours spent going thru every single website that has the stolen versions posted trying to get the stolen versions sourced back to me or removed from the sight. In a number of cases the poster is just as bad as the person who stole my artwork because they have ignored my emails and messages. In other cases someone else points out that it is my artwork and people just ignore it, they don't care! Only a few posters really did respond and apologize for not knowing it was stolen and corrected the problem. To those people I say thank you very much for being the better person
You didn't cost me financially....oh no you didn't do that. You did worst....you stole my artwork and cost me much more than money....you stole an opportunity from me.
So a big freaking thank you to the low-life who's life is so horrible that they had to steal someone's hard work just so they could get some attention for themselves.
People like you hurt artists that work hard and spend a lot of time trying to become good enough so that some day they will break out and become a professional artist who gets paid for their work.
I just spent another 2 hours going thru more sites...most of which I had to translate just so I can get a message to the poster. Most of which will be ignored once again.
I'm done with it now.
The damage has been done. I'm tired of spending all time chasing after every post just to see more popping everyday.
Right now I am at a point where I have no interest in doing anymore artwork. I don't feel like putting all my effort into something that someone will steal again. I could watermark my artwork or put my name all over it but someone will just come along and photoshop it off anyways.
So I'm done completely with doing anything new. I am just going to post my current work on other sites and that's it.