I haven't been here in a while. Things are pretty dusty around here. I need to clean this place up. I've been dealing with real life and struggling to stay afloat in terms of school.
But when I logged earlier, I noticed faved one of my no RE deviations.I just checked out their profile out of curiosity, and I found that this person cropped and used a RE fanart I made as an ID picture, their dA icon, and uploaded another one of my RE fanarts in their gallery. She gave me credit in the title and didn't remove the watermark, but this does not make this any less okay. She didn't create this.
I did not give this person permission whatsoever.
I have had people ask me if they could use things I drew as icons and such. As long as someone is polite, ask me first, and credit me somewhere, I'm okay with it! If you like someone's work, the best compliment you can give them is to comment, fave, and share it. It's always appreciated.
However, it is NEVER okay for anyone to just rip off people's work, repost, and not credit either. This hurts creators everywhere and is just incredibly rude. I've sent a note, a comment, and even reported her, but nothing is changing yet. I noted that she's from Argentina, so I'm not exactly sure if she's ignoring me or she just doesn't understand what I wrote as she went on to fave other things. Not really sure what else I can really do. :/ I'd appreciate it if you could help me out and report her as well.
It's just frustrating. It's difficult to share and protect your work when there's people out there that won't hesitate to try to trip you up (seemingly intentional or not). Unfortunately, it happens frequently to people everywhere. We all just have to look out for each other.
Anyways, in other news, I've been working on a lot of art school things (and I'm debating if I should post them or even update). It's one of the reasons why I'm not really making RE fanart. That and I'm not that into it anymore. And fandoms are just cray. I really do appreciate all your comments, faves, and watches though. It's very sweet.
I've made a new tumblr: [link]
It doesn't have much on it yet. It's more school/real life/doodly oriented, but I check it more often. No RE things. It's there if you just want to pop over if you're curious/interested.
I think that's about it. I hope everyone is doing well! Take care.
~ UPDATE ~
Done with finals! Can't wait to refresh, clean this place up, and get into painting and creating things.