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Hey all,

I was browsing for information about one of my favorite apps and found an online guide that had art on it I recognize - of Yao-Chi. I do not see credit for it anywhere. Looking around, I'm see a couple more pictures being used too. It is possible that these artists were contacted, but in my experience, highly unlikely. So I'm sharing this URL in case you know how to contact these artists or are one of them:

Clicky

Here is their facebook page, which appears to have lots of random photos in its album - dunno if that's 'okay' with folks, but if nothing else maybe those whose art is being used on the actual site can contact them through here:

Facebook

If it turns out they have permission I apologize. Oddly this does not appear to be related to the official game at all, so at least there is that. Just a fan page I guess.

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oceandezignz
Nov. 7th, 2011 08:39 am (UTC)
That piece is done by Andrea Koupal, done as a commission of Yao-Chi through a now defunct forum known as "The Napping Cat's Dream".

Edited at 2011-11-07 08:44 am (UTC)
semisonicstar
Nov. 7th, 2011 04:10 pm (UTC)
Ahh thanks muchly. I'll go ahead and tr to get in touch with her.
rains_opacity
Nov. 7th, 2011 05:36 pm (UTC)
Unrelated, but I love your icon.

That is all.
semisonicstar
Nov. 7th, 2011 07:12 pm (UTC)
Haha thanks, love Alton Brown. Feel free to take it if you want.
thaily
Nov. 7th, 2011 08:48 am (UTC)
There are some reposts on the Facebook page, some of which are from D&D.
semisonicstar
Nov. 7th, 2011 04:12 pm (UTC)
Yeah :/ Not really sure how facebook album rules work, or if that's 'okay', so I wasn't sure what to say about that. I know it annoys me. Do you think I should try to contact the company/artist for those pictures as well?
slyminera
Nov. 7th, 2011 10:08 pm (UTC)
As far as I know Facebook doesn't allow that sort of thing but they're so lazy when it comes to reports I doubt it'd be taken care of.
kuwaizair
Nov. 7th, 2011 01:21 pm (UTC)
yeah. I don't think someone would allow a company to use their personal character.
semisonicstar
Nov. 7th, 2011 04:12 pm (UTC)
I certainly wouldn't.
rainbow_gash
Nov. 8th, 2011 02:14 am (UTC)
In particular around furries- I'd be far more worried as a COMPANY, myself... D:
theblackdragon
Nov. 8th, 2011 03:18 am (UTC)
i doubt the company itself has anything to do with it -- Dragonvale's dragons look nothing like that artwork. They're all super-deformed and cutesy. it's probably just that website that nabbed the artwork to zazz up the banner on their site.
semisonicstar
Nov. 8th, 2011 04:32 am (UTC)
Oh yeah, this is definitely not official stuff here. The company in charge of that game seems to have more integrity than this, heh!
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