So, today when I logged in, I realized that one of my deviations (uploaded over three years ago), suddenly had a whole ton of new +favs. This confused me until one of the comments finally linked to another deviant who had claimed the work as their own and gotten a fair amount of positive attention for it.
I thank both Greykitty and Jocarra for defending me...
The thief hasn't been banned yet, but it's pretty clear they're not welcome anymore.
I really appreciate you guys, and everyone else who's looking out for me.
I usually don't have art theft issues, but even in the last week I've gotten several notices that people are plain stealing my stuff and claiming THEY drew it.
I'm pretty lenient with my art... you can use it as a desktop; you can print it out; you can take inspiration from style, concept, whathaveyou; you can put it in layouts (though a link back to my gallery is definitely appreciated!). But when you claim YOU drew it, we've got problems. There's really nothing glamorous about pretending you drew something you didn't... I know I'm just preaching to the choir here, but come on, don't pretend to be me.
This message is brought to you by hot chocolate and staying up past my bedtime. >_>