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Rafflone - Tracing/Heavy Reffing

WHO: Rafflone, Soomiko on Second Life (Found on her FA)

WHERE: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/rafflone

WHAT: Multiple tracings and/or heavy reffing from both Second Life avatars and Poser with no credit given or admission.

PROOF: Litany of screenshots to follow. I apologize for the number, but with tracing posts, I want to make sure I am well documented.


Many of the following are NSFW and I will try to label them as such.

The first overlays I saw:
http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/1444/rafflonecomparisons1.jpg
These are older artworks that I could no longer find on her page.

My own overlays/comparisons:

http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/65/raffloneproof1.jpg - Dragon from Shrek (The customer's dragon IS a Shrek style dragon, but that face matches up MUCH too closely.)

http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/6932/raffloneproof2.jpg
http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/3874/raffloneproof3.jpg
http://img27.imageshack.us/img27/5689/raffloneproof32.jpg (alt view) - Doberman by Chimera/Avenity/Orange04

http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/2107/raffloneproof4.jpg - Sergal by Kinzart Kreetures/Sylver Bu/Species by Mick39 on FA

http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/5135/raffloneproof5.jpg - Avatar by DSD Designs/Oken. (The customers character is the standard ram avatar with those peircings, so this is anecdotal evidence)

http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/3788/raffloneproofhorses.jpg - Giant collage of horses, all based on the Avenity/Chimera/Orange04 model. The bottom two were for two separate commissions done at different times, left is female, right is male.

http://kimeiko.net/images/misc/A_B/RaffloneProofboobs.jpg - NSFW - Many of her breasts are traced using the small nippled model from DERP. I don't own these, so I wasn't able to get a good side by side.

http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/265/raffloneproof7.jpg - Anectodal evidence, I believe this comes from the Curious Moufette, but I don't own the avatar and couldn't do a good side by side.

Probably traced/heavily reffed from Poser (side by sides not mine):
NSFW - http://www.furaffinity.net/view/5774187 - The change in style and facial structure were the huge giveaways here. (hosted here in case of deletion: http://kimeiko.net/images/misc/A_B/RaffloneArt1.jpg)
http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/7663/raffloneposer.jpg
http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/5756/rafflonepose4.jpg
http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/217/rafflonepose2.jpg - NSFW



EXPLAIN: As a customer of many avatar builders on Second Life, I was acutely aware that something was "off" with Rafflone's art. Once I saw an overlay, however, I was stunned. This was several months ago and I wanted to see if any of her customers or friends would come forward, or if her style would change at all. Unfortunately, I'm still seeing more of the same. I mean no ill will towards the artist, but this crutch will do nothing but hinder them in the long run and is taking a lot of creative license from the avatar creators.

EDIT 1 - rehosted two images
Tags: artist-rafflone, beware, tracing
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