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Artist Beware: Crissrudolf



Digital Art

May 2014 - Present

First image not part of current incident, just to represent what lead to present. Read below for details.


In May 2014, myself and another artist held a collab ych. There were specific rules to the YCH. One of those being if the bids were retracted, hidden, ect. The user responsible would be blocked. The user Crissrudolf, whom I had no previous quarrels with, had bid on this auction but later hid his bids and told me he didn't want to bid any more. I politely told him that as per my rules, he would be blocked for the time being. Later, for one reason, or another, I had gone to his page, and saw a previous artwork I had done for him had been replaced with the image "FUCK OFF MIRERA" as seen above. I did not confront him personally, but reported to the admins. It took a bit, but the image was removed. I thought the problem was dealt with, and we could both move on.
Then, in January 2015, I return to his page to check and see if anything was amiss. I saw that he had re-uploaded my artwork I had done for him, only he went as far as to crop out the signature and gave no credit what-so-ever. I left a comment on his page, asking that he either re-submit the correct file, with the signature intact, or to not use my artwork at all. He hid my comment, and did nothing to change. I left the same comment on his weasyle submission, and once again, he removed my comment, and did nothing. I reported to the admins on both sites.
Since my husband works with me and handles costumer problems/support, he contacted Crissrudolf and informed him that what he was doing was against copyright laws, and to either fix the problem, or there would be legal action. Crissrudolf responded, saying along the lines of he did not want to promote me, and that he owned the artwork. He then proceeded to block my husband. A little while after, I checked up, and saw that Crissrudolf had updated the submissions with the correct file that included my signature, but not without slandering me, and saying I was "bitching".
I did nothing personal to this individual. He did not follow the rules on an auction, and consequences were dealt, as with any other user. I did consider unblocking him after a bit, once the auction was over, and henceforth not accepting bids from him, however, once he decided to do what he did the block remained permanent. This user obviously does not respect me as an artist, and would slander/throw a hissy fit at the first sign of not getting his own way. I would not doubt he would do this to other artists as well.

EDIT: Also found out he didn't add an artist tag here: https://e621.net/post/show/454848/2014-anal-anal_penetration-anthro-balls-biceps-bla (NSFW)

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( 22 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 26th, 2015 12:24 am (UTC)
Wow, someone's got a big chip on their shoulder.
Jan. 26th, 2015 02:07 am (UTC)
Well that was very off-putting on the commissioner's part, claiming (in the re-submitted pic) that you were griping, when you're not. You've been more than polite with him, especially in the message to him when he backed out of the bid.

Beware noted. I shall block him.
Jan. 26th, 2015 03:53 am (UTC)
There is a reason why we artists like to tag our work and that is to bring people back to us in some way! Removing our tags is a HUGE no-no. I've had this done to me a few times back in the day and it's not appreciated. It's also obvious to NOT remove a signature. ): I'm sorry you had/have to go through this. It's so stressful when someone goes and removes a signature and then does all that crap.

Immediate block for me, not someone I'd do any sort of business with, at all.
Thank you for posting this beware!
Jan. 26th, 2015 07:06 am (UTC)
I know many artists who won't take commissions if the client wants the image to remain private and for their eyes only. Often the promotion that's lost with private commissions makes the work not financially worthwhile, as the artist can't even put it in their portfolio.

Edited at 2015-01-26 07:06 am (UTC)
Jan. 26th, 2015 08:08 pm (UTC)
I've had a few of those too. It bugged me because of the financial part. I don't mind doing the work but doing those private ones really hurt financially. :/ It's why I had to change/add that to my ToS so I wouldn't have to deal with that loss again and again.
Jan. 26th, 2015 04:15 am (UTC)
Jan. 26th, 2015 04:17 am (UTC)
WOW what a nasty attitude.

"so far with the right to do anything what you want,with stuff you payed for."
Except that's not what commissioning an artist entails, but okay.
Jan. 26th, 2015 07:04 am (UTC)
I'd have gone, "okay, if you want copyright transferred, then I'll be happy to send a contract over. It will cost $xxxx to transfer full rights of the image to you. Otherwise you are allowed to display the image with credit given, including my signature."
Jan. 26th, 2015 06:37 am (UTC)
You can contact the mods to deal with the submissions description. I've had to do this for the same reason. Someone decided they 'owned' the work and told me they refused to promote me and when someone asked who did it they told them my name and that I was a scam artist.

I opened a TT, and had the mods add in my credit and take out the nasty. I was told if the user did it again (or edited what the mod put in) they'd get suspended.
Jan. 26th, 2015 09:05 pm (UTC)
That is pretty messed up. :|
I am sure he will probably do this to me too.

I'll try. Honestly, I'd rather he didn't even upload it if he is going to be like this, but what are you gonna do?
Jan. 26th, 2015 07:02 am (UTC)
Wow, I've seen preschoolers handle hurt feelings better than this guy. I'm sorry you're dealing with this. :( and that's so obnoxious how he pretends that he owns your work just because he commissioned a picture. Not how copyright works, buddy. If you don't want to promote an artist, then you don't get to post their work. The signature and credit given is kind of part of a commission. You can't crop their signature to get your way if you're having a hissy fit.
Jan. 26th, 2015 09:13 pm (UTC)

He tried to say that where he is from, copyright laws don't work that way.
Jan. 26th, 2015 09:22 pm (UTC)
Well too bad, if he's ordering a commission from a U.S. or Canadian artist (as well as most of Europe), then he has to follow the copyright laws from the country the artist created the work in. Your work is protected by U.S. Copyright law (assuming you're a U.S. citizen), and that doesn't change even if the customer is located in another country.
Jan. 26th, 2015 11:45 pm (UTC)
Seconding what Kazeno said...but he's also outright lying. He's from Germany, and I'm pretty sure Germany has similar copyright laws to the US.
Jan. 26th, 2015 11:15 am (UTC)
Wow, that's a lot of really gross behavior. B-locked.
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Jan. 26th, 2015 09:02 pm (UTC)
I could not stop from laughing when I read that on his page. PFFT!
Some people. x_x
Jan. 26th, 2015 04:37 pm (UTC)
Ew, this guy has commissioned me in the past (fwiw I recall him being a little rude). Kinda irritated that they obviously think the work "belongs to them".

Edited at 2015-01-26 04:38 pm (UTC)
Jan. 26th, 2015 09:16 pm (UTC)
Well, that is the thing. He was not rude to me before. Fairly easy to work with, pretty polite as I recall. But one thing goes south and this happens. x_x

But yeah, I'd watch out for him on future commissions there...
Jan. 26th, 2015 04:45 pm (UTC)
Wow from the nasty comments from the screenshots as well as this particular comment here http://www.furaffinity.net/view/15474211/#cid:92060390 (NSFW) It would be best to take teekchan advice since it's clear he is not very reasonable.
Jan. 27th, 2015 08:09 pm (UTC)
Gross, just no. I would never work with this person, thanks for the beware.
Jan. 28th, 2015 03:20 pm (UTC)
You can contact an E621 admin and have the tags fixed or the image pulled entirely.
Jan. 20th, 2016 04:27 am (UTC)
Was commissioned from him twice and never had any issues. Had a bit of a problem with one of his commissions where I had to change it a little to make the poses work. He seemed a bit annoyed but let it go in the end. Will be wary for any new commissions he might buy.
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