Max (fetuspup) wrote in artists_beware,
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BEWARE: xminefieldx

WHO: xminefieldx http://www.furaffinity.net/user/xminefieldx/ and http://www.neopets.com/~danged#pg1

WHERE: http://www.neopets.com/petlookup.phtml?pet=Corgion [ Traced work and trades of said character] and  http://www.neopets.com/~danged#pg1 [source of images created by xminefieldx in order to process trades with others]

WHAT: Stolen/Ripped Off Character[s] and Traced Work mostly [traditional work thats scanned]

WHEN: Started Feb 28th and has still yet to be resolved [ Edit: artwork has been taken down from said sites 4/6/2013 ]

PROOF:

My character: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6220005/

"Their" character: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v198/WwCheshireWolfwW/xmindfieldx/gb7GB_zps35b0cde0.png
Traced Work It came from: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/7863899/

"Their" Work: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v198/WwCheshireWolfwW/xmindfieldx/PsCGv_zpsf5aa739e.png
Traced Work: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/8643546/

Im sure on their portfolio site the other images are traced from other artists but I'm unsure of which or I dont have the links to the original work.

EXPLAIN: February 28th, 2013 04:23 I sent a note to an artist on FA who drew a picture of what looked like my character, Cheshire. I noticed that the commission was done for someone by the name of xminefieldx. Unsure of how to handle the situation I contacted the artist to inquire on how they came about to drawing that character because it looks almost exactly like mine. I was provided this link. http://www.neopets.com/petlookup.phtml?pet=Corgion  Upset about the situation I sent a note to xminefieldx. It took some time to receive a response but here is the first set of conversations I had with them.

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/3611006/First%20Conversation.png

They took down all the work on the neopets page right after their last note to me.

 March 12th, 2013 06:56 I send out another note to xminefieldx as I find another artist had drawn and posted the same character xminefieldx had acknowledged  the immoral use of the stolen character.

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/3611006/Second%20Conversation.png

They claimed that this was the last commission floating out there but...

March 22nd, 2013 I accidentally clicked a bookmarked link to xminefieldx's neopets page just to find all the work that was promised to be taken down was now back up. Again upset about it all I decided to search about. I found their direct user name http://www.neopets.com/userlookup.phtml?user=fawxii and noticed they posted link to their art and for trades.

This brought me to this page: http://www.neopets.com/~danged#pg1

Once again my "character" is not only up there but it appears that xminefieldx has been drawing the traced work all along and not some friend of theirs. I noticed some of the work here as direct traces with minor alterations and some of pieces I do not know if they belong to anyone else but since all the styles are different I can only assume each of those was taken from several artists. All of those have copy write notes to xminefieldx with no credit given to the original artist work.

Note: I left the artist that created the commissons for xminefieldx out because I want to keep their names in good sake since I believe they were as much in the dark as I was. This is also my first post here. I hope provided enough detail and alow people to be aware of xminefieldx's ripped off goods. Its possible that trades they have done with other people are just as much as a rip off as the trace of my character and SqueedgeMonsters's art. I also contacted Neopets and I'm waiting for a reply.




Edit 4/3/2013:

Updated List of Tracing

Original: http://browse.deviantart.com/art/Halloween-2006-42077894
Trace: http://i.imgur.com/GojxF.png

Original: http://likeshine.deviantart.com/art/proud-12403928?q=gallery%3Alikeshine%2F33114000&qo=38
Trace: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v198/WwCheshireWolfwW/xmindfieldx/xtz9O_zpsa4291798.jpg

Original:http://www.furaffinity.net/view/4899627/
Trace: http://smg.photobucket.com/user/WwCheshireWolfwW/media/xmindfieldx/KMlEl_zps22f14c3c.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0

Contest Submissions On Neopets Beauty Contest

Source: Neopets and ranlur
Traced from Likeshines work. Link Above


http://upload.neopets.com/beauty/images/winners/Ywiv-2012-08-03.jpg
http://upload.neopets.com/beauty/images/winners/Ywiv-2012-06-01.jpg
http://upload.neopets.com/beauty/images/winners/Ywiv-2011-09-23.gif


Apirl 3, 2013 5:58PM:  Artwork has been taken down from here http://www.neopets.com/petlookup.phtml?pet=Corgion


Edit: 4/6/2013

"Porfolio" Update

Site: http://www.neopets.com/~danged

All of their work has been taken down. Default pages are now up. Still no word from xminefieldx. I don't really expect anything more to happen from this point on but I will keep updating as necessary.

Tags: art theft, beware, comm-xminefieldx
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