Des (thagirion) wrote in artists_beware,

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My drawing stolen

Hello everyone. Since you allow posts about art theft I figured I'd post here what I posted on the other forum Art Theft. They didn't help me and I got no responses. I'm asking you to please help me get through to these people. Here's the post.

There's this site in some other country, I think it's in Hunry, that is talking about Thagirion as mentioned in the song To Mega Therion by Therion and using MY picture of Thagirion as the reference. I'm both flattered and angered at the same time. I'm very happy that all these pagans like my artwork so much. What bothers me is that this girl, I think it's a girl since I looked at the 'fotoks' of her, didn't credit me. She should mention the artist and link back to my site. I've already emailed her. Let's hope she'll understand English. Here's what I said.

Subject: My drawing of Thagirion

Hello. I'm the artist that made the drawing of
Thagirion you have on this page.
I hope you understand me since this is in English.
I'm very happy you liked my creation enough to use on
your site but I must ask you that if you are going to
use it that you must give me credit. Please say that
I, my name is Des, am the artist and link back to my
How did you find my drawing anyway? I noticed you
changed the colors and inverted it as well. The
drawing you have is one of my best of him, but it is a
shame you can not see his wings. Well I do hope to
hear back from you soon.


Notice she changed the color which was originally a black background and made him white and a gif when it was originally a jpg. I've got such mixed emotions about this. I'm flattered and I'm angered. The drawings of him are on my site and in various sub-sites all listed on my main page.

I've already emailed them about three times then found this other address that is for the web designer. It is Seems Osara is the one that made the page that has my drawing since her name is in the url too. I created Thagirion back in 1999. The drawing she is using is the first I ever drew. They can use the pic as long as they don't change it and give me credit. If not they need to take it down. I don't know if I'm being ignored or if they just don't understand English. If you guys can please help me reach these people somehow I would really appreciate it.


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