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http://stitched-up-smile666.deviantart.com just recently added me to her watch list on DA, and when that happens I always go over to the person's site and check their artwork out. WELL. this person, right on the front page of her gallery,
submitted this: http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/38087306/
which is obviously ripped from one of Jaime Sidor's works: http://www.emryswolf.summerdragoness.com/images/artwork/Zephyn.gif

I took a look around the rest of her gallery, and I'm very suspicious of everything in there that isn't a picture of herself. Her style jumps around way too much for all of the art in there to be hers.
not to mention, the before mentioned werewolf drawing I showed you DEFINITELY does not meet the standards she has set for herself with the rest of her gallery, which makes me think that she didn't do any of it.

I reccomend for all you artists reading this take a look around her gallery and see if there's something of yours in there. I recognise a lot of it, but just can't put my finger on any of the artists.

Artist's beware has moved!
Do NOT repost your old bewares. They are being archived.


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Aug. 24th, 2006 10:24 pm (UTC)
The picture you linked seems to have vanished.

And I don't see much that's radically different in style...
Aug. 24th, 2006 10:31 pm (UTC)
strange. that single drawing was my sole purpose of posting this, she just seems... not right with me. the head of jaime's werewolf she drew is definitely WAY below the skill level of the rest of her gallery. I wish I saved it...
should I delete this post, you think?
Aug. 24th, 2006 10:32 pm (UTC)
Perhaps she reads this community and was all "crap, I've been caught, time to delete!"

I dunno.
Aug. 24th, 2006 10:31 pm (UTC)
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/37130258/ The dragon looks very much like Exodite.. as for the artist, I don't know.
Aug. 24th, 2006 10:34 pm (UTC)
I saw that too, but I didn't think it was something as post-worthy as the werewolf head which conviniently got deleted.
Aug. 24th, 2006 10:42 pm (UTC)
Yeah. I also agree the style jumps around. Her earlier works are very Huskie-esque, but the newer ones don't seem to resemble her older ones at all. Whether or not this is normal style development, I don't know.
Aug. 24th, 2006 10:36 pm (UTC)
I was gonna say that EXACT same thing, but thought people would be like 'nah, its just a generic dragon!!'

She watches me too, I think.
Aug. 24th, 2006 10:40 pm (UTC)
Glad to know I'm not the only one that saw it, then. Even if the image isn't copied, I think Exo has a right to be concerned over character theft. They're pretty much identical.
Aug. 25th, 2006 03:40 pm (UTC)
Definately not. I didn't register it at first, but when I saw you post that, I went back and looked and it's an UNCANNY resemblance. ):
Aug. 24th, 2006 11:26 pm (UTC)
I thought the same thing when I saw that one - it instantly reminded me of Exo. It does seem to me like her style jumps around a lot. :/
Aug. 24th, 2006 10:47 pm (UTC)
I'm just going to chime in and say that this really does look awfully like Chival and Exodite.
Aug. 24th, 2006 11:03 pm (UTC)
No offense, but exodite really is a 'generic dragon'. *Laughs* As far as chival, I'd say its' much more anthropormorphic looking than the human-esque thingie up there. I wouldn't call her on it. *Shrugs* If she wants to ripoff other artists, then let her. If she wants to be inspired by them(Eg, draw their characters in poses different than what they've already been drawn in), then she's not doing anything wrong unless the characters are copyrighted. Since the supposed sidor(best artist ever) image was taken down; then I don't think she's in violation of anything.
Aug. 24th, 2006 11:30 pm (UTC)
None taken. :) It wasn't my intention to "call" anyone on this coincidence, just to point out that they do look similar whether the artist wanted that or not.

Buuuut now that I read my comment above, I seem to have posted that only seconds after someone else mentioned it! Serves me right for knit-picking on the link.
Aug. 25th, 2006 10:28 am (UTC)
Lol. No worries. Yea, something like that abomination(*points at your pic*) is unique as far as dragons go. Anything ripped from a D+D book with common features(Frill ridge, horns and not much else) can't be unique.
Thats why I frekain' hate drawing them. People are like "Wow, is that a brass?" STFU nubz.

Btw: Abomination is a good thing in my brain :D Go years of mental scarring from HP lovecraft! Did you draw it? Its' rockin'.
Aug. 25th, 2006 01:18 pm (UTC)
No, that was korth's doing! XD
Aug. 24th, 2006 11:43 pm (UTC)
it isn't supposed. it was dead on down to the last tooth copied. god I wish I saved it...
Aug. 25th, 2006 01:42 pm (UTC)
I thought Exo immediately too; and the newer work reminds me of Chival while the older stuff looks more Huskie-ish.
Aug. 24th, 2006 10:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks Sepp, the rip-off image is aparently removed already.
Aug. 24th, 2006 10:53 pm (UTC)
I keep seeing things that look ripped off in this girl's gallery, but I can't put my finger on it.
Aug. 24th, 2006 11:03 pm (UTC)
my style's hardly consistent, and the only thing I can say that if they want to rip off a drawing, they need to give credit to where they ripped it from.
Aug. 25th, 2006 12:34 am (UTC)
actually your style is VERY consistent. The linework is relatively the same, the level of detail, the proportions, perspectives, camera distance, subject material, coloring style, etc... they all seem to corelate pretty consistantly in your newer works. A steady progression is evident from the first dozen things you posted, but the following 40+ others which is where Im guessing your now at, are the same in many ways.
Aug. 25th, 2006 01:18 am (UTC)
lol, and you'd be the first to say that, cause often times I'm accused of copying other people's styles because they aren't the same... I was kinda offended that I was accused of copying Glen (no offense, I think he's just overrated for fanporn and not really that good at drawing )O.o
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Aug. 24th, 2006 11:49 pm (UTC)
it's not so much the styles that bugged me enough to make this post. it's the fact that the drawing, which she said she did, that she copied directly from the head of the Sidor picture, that was a recent deviation, that was just so so so different completely. it was worse quality, it was worse anatomy, it just flared red lights at me and just because she has more than one style does not mean that she didn't copy other artists. it clearly showed less skill than her other drawings. not less time spent on it, but literally less skill. it bugged me enough to post this. if you really have a problem with this post then I'll delete it. I just wish to god I'd saved the picture so you'd all see what the hell I was talking about ^_^;
Aug. 25th, 2006 12:00 am (UTC)

If you want to watch the artist on FA now you can.
Hope posting this link doesn't spawn any further speculations.
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