I do apologize for the obnoxious watermarks but they have been put in place to help cut down on the prolific theft of my artwork as well as to protect the commissioned art that was designed for my clients' use. It is an intensely frustrating thing seeing a design you worked so hard to create being reposted or even sold elsewhere without your knowledge or consent and that does not even begin to cover how my clients feel about it. And that is why the watermarks exist and are going to remain. Any snarky comments regarding them will be marked as spam.
Please do not copy, trace, alter, or redistribute this anywhere in any way, shape, or form!
This design was created specifically for the commissioner's use only. If you would like a design custom created for you, drop me a note or see my FAQ journal entry here: [link] if you need more info.
Lineart: Micron Pen Size 03
Color: Copic Markers
Hoping you can help me with an urgent request ASAP ... my Boss (&husband) has asked me to get approval to use this Pic for a Sticker to go on our Rescue Boat to be used in the water in Gladstone Queensland. I am schooling him up on Copyright and image rites so forgive the last minute message but he 'needs' an answer this afternoon?! is you are able please contact me urgently on firstname.lastname@example.org I can call to discuss if need be Thank you Karla
Thank you for asking.
The designs in my gallery are solely for the use of my customers who originally paid to have me custom design them and they are not for public use or any kind of alteration other than myself or my clients. However, if you're interested in placing an order for a similar custom design of your own, I'd be happy to work with you on it.
Or, if you would like to purchase one of my pre-made designs that are available for license of $15 USD each, please click here: wildspiritwolf.deviantart.com/…
Just a suggestion.
They can also pay a small shipping fee and get the original art if they so desire.
Or, if you would like to purchase one of my pre-made designs that are available for license of $15 USD each, please click here: [link]
Wild knows I answer *some* of her comments, there are a few of us that do this for her. She has told us several times that she appreciates the help.
1. Why should people not be capable of enjoying her artwork because of thieves?
2. This is how she makes a living, how do you propose she gets money out of it if she hides everything away?
I ordered from her in September and am waiting patiently for my piece which I paid a lot for and is due in December. Now, I would not have considered buying from her without good recent examples of work and would not have found her without DA. So she reserves the right to plaster her work with watermarks and become irritated if they are stolen. Why? She needs to do this to get business, people pay good money and she spends her time and effort making them, not for people to steal them. I understand your point, but she can't make a living otherwise lol
I am in art school right now and one of the things we are learning is to choose ways to show your art with less risk.
However there are always thieves that can't be stopped. A gallery owner in calgary was just sacked and facing trial because she reviewed young artists and then created artwork extremely similar to the work she just exhibited.
I'm not annoyed by the watermarks at all, do what you think you must, but as artists its something you continually have to contend with if you create something thats copiable someone will always copy.
Yes, sadly there are always going to be those twerps who cannot be stopped but often times other people are on the look out for theft for Wild because they know its such an issue for her and are quick to send her a note about it so she can deal with it and the watermarks do help quite a bit. Wild has mentioned on more than one occassion that she gets drastically less reports on the pieces with the more obvious watermarks verses the ones with the weaker or no watermarks at all.
But unfortunately, as it stands right now... dA is the best means she has for keeping her commission work going cause she's so well known here - sad as that is considering how horrible this site tends to be. This gallery is her working portfolio and while she has considered her own site or relocating to another art site thats better run and handles theft better, she's kinda basically worried about losing out on possible future commissions.
Though... if you do have any other tips from your class, I really wanna encourage you to send them to her in a note. Any little thing would help and I'm pretty sure she would appreciate it!
Its also a safe bet to assume that any image posted here in her gallery has a very deep, personal meaning to the person who paid a pretty good sized chunk of change for her to draw it. Its a real crappy feeling to have someone just take that design and use it because they thought it was "cool" - and I'm speaking from personal experience here.