J.C. (jcjc) wrote in artists_beware,
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Please do not commission or trade with Aruku

Aruku is an artist who is well-know by lots of copy/trace behavior in Taiwan.
Because she got caought many times when she copy/trace other people's arts, she left the Taiwan group and being active in DA and FA in these 2 years.
We thought she may change, maybe she got the lesson, but recently, we found many of her arts was copy from other poeple's photos again!

This is an art trade by her:
http://a-ruku.deviantart.com/art/At-The-Borzoi-247025021
The pose is just copy from a photo, without credit giving:
http://i.imgur.com/dIS1s.jpg
And that's what she got:
http://dezzoi.deviantart.com/art/A-ruku-AT-251197192

Another art trade:
http://a-ruku.deviantart.com/art/AT-Wolf-Norf-221180062
The pose is just copy from other people's photo, without permission and credit giving:
http://treke.deviantart.com/art/Wolf-213462688
http://i.imgur.com/jbOjv.jpg
And that's what she got:
http://wolfroad.deviantart.com/art/Noble-hatred-208779049

This is a commission:
http://a-ruku.deviantart.com/art/Commission-Wolf-AkelaTaka-216393159
The pose, of course, copy from other people's photo, without permission and credit giving:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/delvingimages/318085651/sizes/l/in/photostream/
http://i.imgur.com/wsybe.jpg

Another commission:
http://a-ruku.deviantart.com/art/Commission-Wolf-Reka-245936608
The pose copy from other people's photo, without permission and credit giving again:
http://greensh.deviantart.com/art/Side-by-Side-239397806
http://i.imgur.com/qi6d7.jpg

Another commission:
http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6267199
The pose copy from other people's photo, without permission and credit giving:
http://greensh.deviantart.com/art/I-m-Talking-to-You-244296291
http://i.imgur.com/mifXE.jpg

Those are the proof what we found, we believe there are more....
Some parts even could be called tracing, not just getting reference....
http://i.imgur.com/hwskJ.jpg
http://i53.tinypic.com/vmw4n8.jpg

I'm not mean getting reference is wrong, we all can learn a lot by looking reference.

My point is, we all know if we use ref, we should ask the original's permission, or at least give them credits.
But she didn't, she just got some photos from the net and copy the pose.
So easy, then she got beautiful art trades or money.
I think that is kind of cheating, that is very unfair to other artists who works hard at their arts.
And after we point out these things to her, she just added these words in her art comments:
"I have reference photo of wolf in my work. And all threats, accusations and the like are notified so think before you write to me for there is a risk of notification."
Seems she never learns and still think she is right.

Using references without the original's permission or credit giving is kind of break copyright laws.
Besides we should just use refs for practicing, not for making money.
So that's why I'm here, I just want more people to know this thing.
Please do not commission or trade with her.
Thank you!
Tags: art theft, artist-aruku, beware
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