Furaffinity user LeeLee is ripping off other artists' work, including mine, and then trying to to sell it on her FA account.
Earlier today I saw this image pop up in my inbox:
She's selling these for $1-2 each. I immediately recognized the top two images as belonging to me. Here's a comparison:
She didn't ask me, nor did she give me credit in the image description. I sent her a note expressing my concern at this, and you can see my note and her reply here:
So um... she admitted it, and then apparently expects me to consider it a favor that she's done this? I'm not a hardass and I didn't want to make a big deal out of it, so my reply to her was pretty reasonable, I thought:
And so, she immediately took the image down. Apparently crediting me was too hard for her! I figured I'd just shrug it off, but a few minutes later this new image pops up in place of the old one:
This new raptor image she's using is also ripped off, this time by a well-known paleoartist named Joe Tucciarone. The image in question was published on a feathered dinosaurs poster years ago. Someone called her out on this, and she hid the comments shortly thereafter:
I'll work on getting these taken down permanently from FA soon, but first I wanted to post this here while the submission is still live. This is a warning to anyone thinking of commissioning or buying from Leelee: she has no qualms about ripping off art and apparently has no understanding of what she's doing wrong, even when it's pointed out to her.
Ok Leelee has issued a formal apology to everyone: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5976212/ ALSO Leelee sent me this note and asked me to post it so everyone could see. Yes her apology seems sincere to me so I think it's safe to say she's learned a legit lesson here.