October 31st, 2015

Beware - Artist tracing others' art for commissions - Lakeore / Lakeadopts / PrinceDeanmon

I bought a YCH from this person for $12, which isn't much. I paid them $15 because I thought their "skill" was impressive and that I should tip a bit. They got the piece done in a very good amount of time, but it was brought to my attention that the piece was traced from another artist's art. I was refunded the full amount very quickly, but they deny that they had traced. Other than that, they are a really nice person. It's just a shame to see talent go wasted by copying others.

Their Profiles:

YCH Posting: https://i.gyazo.com/096020fd94b9c73870ac1d51dc24008a.png
Finished: https://i.gyazo.com/b67e895559cd8c30b3934a409b078d5b.png
Comments: https://i.gyazo.com/80909a81f2aa53a7d27f41ad02b3f0c7.png
Original Artist's Piece: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/15173282
Overlay: https://i.gyazo.com/5dabdf1918b7e76919a4bbe2b4ce8bf9.png
Proof of Payment/Refund: https://i.gyazo.com/6c6e1af37595afd7bfee860f45b1d1ee.png
"But I didn't trace!": https://i.gyazo.com/b1577ac2d9aeee1158377eb0a3be0e26.png

Just wanted to give a heads up. I have no idea how credible their adopts/other art are, but I wouldn't trust it.