Art thieving, even amongst professionals...Really sad to tell this story, albeit way too common...Art thieving, even amongst professionals... by `NEOkeitaro
Deviant since Dec 23, 2004
Let me tell you about something that happened this week...
A few days ago, I receive a message, telling me that the Exposure Award had used my picture to promote their contest, here: http://www.exposureaward.com/. At first, without seeing the picture, I thought it could just be a picture that looked a bit like mine... And then I saw it.
Looks familiar? Maybe because it's a cropped version of this:
I took the picture about a year ago, and it instantly became a favorite among my friends and family, some of which has used it (to my great delight), as a wallpaper since. I decided then to share it as a wallpaper on deviantART, and won my first Daily Deviation (for an art piece) with it. There are other pictures that I like among my pictures, but this one definitely is special to me: it was the first that felt earned me some recognition.
I contacted the website immediately, of course. For hone