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Recently I have noticed that someone I consider a friend, has been posting up some art and saying they are taking commissions. Well after looking at the art they have been posting I noticed something was right and went looking. I found the originals

WHO: DJ Ravi / Ravinose Xue
WHERE: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/djravi/

WHAT: Art re-tracing / re-coloring - no credit to original artist given

WHEN: October 22-24

PROOF:
Hers : Was removed. Will see about putting up the copy I screenshotted
Original by Hitomi Hasegawa : http://www.nattoli.net/art/879/nia-and-simon-happily-ever-after

Hers : http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6777012/
Original by Akata Itsuki : http://www.nattoli.net/art/440/akata-itsukis-sword-girl

I am not going to do over lays seeing as how it is very apparent of the copying.

She has posted both of these to her Facebook as well and After finding the Sword Girl one I left a comment on the picture saying "Very nice retrace and recolor. Might be a good idea to give credit to the original artist though." After that I was unfriended and blocked. That night I talked to her on Yahoo Messenger and she told me that it was her roommate that had posted it up and a "pet" that had made it for her.

Now the "Nia and Simon" one. I saw her making this one at Fur Fright, though It was mostly done and I didn't get a good look at it. Just today did I find the original after looking for the Sword Girl.

I also went onto her FA page and went to leave a comment on one of her fursuit picture only to find out I have been added to her block list.

EDIT: I will be talking to her about both of these and see if she finally confesses. Will post my results.

EDIT #2 : She took down the "Nia and Simon" one after I am guessing a few posts made about her tracing. Did not get a chance to see them for myself.

EDIT #3 : She has said that Sword Girl was a gift and given a name along with it. As for "Nia and Simon" she has said that the original was given to her by someone who wanted a commission and was asked to trace over it.

EDIT #4 : After a long talk with Ravi, she has promised never to let something like this happen again and will do research on any pictures she is given and will seek out the original artist to get permission.
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oceandezignz
Nov. 8th, 2011 03:46 am (UTC)
If you can, I'd screencap those two pieces she 'did'. Just in case she finds out about this and does a gallery wipe.

Also. How can anyone not see these are very bad paintovers. It hurts. Hurts so bad...

Edited at 2011-11-08 03:53 am (UTC)
chainerprime
Nov. 8th, 2011 04:23 am (UTC)
Thanks for the idea. I promptly did what you suggested and took screen shots.
ryunwoofie
Nov. 8th, 2011 03:49 am (UTC)
LOL that's the girl who bought my fursuit head and character design a while back. >.>
It was VERY difficult understanding this person during the entire transaction. They refused to use caps or any punctuation of any time. It was almost a transaction I didn't want to go through with..

Sucks to see a character I designed used in such a manner. :C
I am sadface.
oceandezignz
Nov. 8th, 2011 03:54 am (UTC)
You have the soul of a saint to have completed the sale. Just reading the artist comments is painful.
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snobahr
Nov. 8th, 2011 04:08 am (UTC)
I have no life.
I went ahead and did overlays...

Nia-Clonage

Akuta-Clonage - It's a little off, due to my getting impatient.

ryunwoofie
Nov. 8th, 2011 04:10 am (UTC)
Re: I have no life.
They are clear enough, regardless. I'm sure the OP will appreciate your no life. :P
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oceandezignz
Nov. 8th, 2011 04:43 am (UTC)
To be honest, these are less of a trace and more gross abuse of photoshop. Looks more like paintbucketing all over, you can see bits of the original image peek out from under all of that and the terrible fact that there are artifacts (and some nonsensical blurring especially in the second one) all over the damn images. If it was really her work and she was proud of it - I doubt she'd let all of that work go to waste under a layer of unattractive pixelation!
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fastbreak333
Nov. 8th, 2011 04:50 am (UTC)
That's a very sad attempt of hiding a trace I gotta say... look at all the visuals and Photoshop features she's using and how some parts of the second picture are completely blurry.
spiffystuff
Nov. 8th, 2011 05:01 am (UTC)
File a trouble ticket with FA
thaily
Nov. 8th, 2011 09:43 am (UTC)
Quite frankly, all of the "drawings" in her gallery look traced, some likely from porno photos.

Barf.
astraldescent
Nov. 8th, 2011 01:27 pm (UTC)
It's hard to tell- I see what you mean, but some of them do include amateur anatomy mistakes that she wouldn't get AS wrong if she was tracing from a photo.

I would say she likely frankensteins and eyeballs things- plus, she draws on livestream, so it would be difficult to trace when people are watching. I wouldn't doubt that she's traced some off of other furry art, since when she actually has to draw furry bits on you can really tell because they're stiff and very stuck on looking.

Anyways, I hope this user wises up and stops taking shortcuts.
lackoflollies
Nov. 8th, 2011 02:53 pm (UTC)
The first one's been deleted, I screencapped the second
chainerprime
Nov. 8th, 2011 03:06 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I have screen capped them both to the best of my ability as well. I think it is just a matter of time before she deletes them both.
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lackoflollies
Nov. 8th, 2011 03:14 pm (UTC)
A bit off-topic, but I like how Malim, aka RottenCanines replied in her post on that trace, considering her previous entry here.
keaalu
Nov. 8th, 2011 08:11 pm (UTC)
This. For someone who was so anti "the trolls at A_B", she's quick to go posting links to people's entries on their pages.
poizenkat
Nov. 8th, 2011 04:02 pm (UTC)
you should report the facebook ones too, or ask someone else too. Facebook removes art that is not credited or traced.
chainerprime
Nov. 8th, 2011 04:03 pm (UTC)
I forgot about that. Will do. Thanks for the reminder.
poizenkat
Nov. 8th, 2011 04:08 pm (UTC)
aww man i just realized she's my friend's girlfriend.

DISAPPOINT
chainerprime
Nov. 8th, 2011 04:09 pm (UTC)
Your friend is Tumma?
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mekania
Nov. 9th, 2011 12:01 am (UTC)
So she is aware that the Sword Girl is a trace but because someone else did it she's keeping it in her gallery? Weird.
chainerprime
Nov. 9th, 2011 01:38 am (UTC)
Whether she deletes it or not doesn't change anything. Since it is a gift she would want to keep it up since the issue is resolved now.
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poizenkat
Jan. 19th, 2012 05:32 am (UTC)
found her tracing something else just now, so just saying that she didnt learn 81
Alex Abyss
Jan. 19th, 2012 05:54 am (UTC)
Bitch stop being a troll
Just cause you have no life besides the internet stop trying to ruin others lives get a mother fuckin life.
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Alex Abyss
Jan. 19th, 2012 05:49 am (UTC)
Also
She was sharing her screen on Skype so i watched her draw it. She did not trace she refuses to draw unless someone is watching her now,furthermore she didn't trace before she was given art to edit but someone who said they drew it as it says in reedit fore read everything cunt before you make accusations.
kayla_la
Jan. 19th, 2012 05:52 am (UTC)
Re: Also
Deleting comments is against the rules, so is flaming. Please read the community rules before participating further.
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