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So I've been getting a lot of notifications regarding art theft these last few days. First off, I want to thank those artists for contacting me. It's a pain in the rear dealing with thieves, but I truly appreciate the people who take the time to contact the original artists.
I've also gotten a fair number of people asking me where the original "Eeveelution Tribal" went. For those who don't know, my client asked me to take it down quite a while ago, due to art theft and such. Oh the irony. I know that this piece has traveled to other blogs, forums, memes and such, all over the internet. I'm fighting a losing battle here.  I also know that many people liked that piece, so I'm sorry that it's not in my gallery anymore.

But because of all of the above, I've been thinking of creating a new Eeveelution set. A non-commission, properly watermarked one. The only issues are, I thought it might be a tad unfair to the people who have paid me for Eeveelution related designs, and there have been a few.  Also, the amount of time it takes for me to design this.

So I was wondering, would anyone be interested in contributing $$$ to the creation of this design? I've done the entire set twice, and both cost around $200. But in my mind, if potentially-interested people dropped a dollar, it would be easy to raise the money. And this design would be for the community. Let me know what you think! Though I want to make it clear that right now I'm gauging interest only.

Cheers!
Canyx
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ThetaFox Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
I know I'm late for this, but I just made this account a few hours ago. I'd love to donate for an Eeveelution design. I have also sent you a message for different tattoos. Please let me know what needs to be done for both a commissioned tattoo and this Eeveelution.
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Canyx Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Hahaa, thanks for your support! If this does happen, it'll be in the future, as I am swamped with commissions at the moment ;)
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Shadowhardt Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
what you could also do is charge people for it's use, not as much as the commissioners pay because it won't be unique for them, just say "you want to use it? alright that's $50 please" or something like that
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Canyx Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
The problem is it would be just as easy for people to print screen, copy, or trace the design without paying me. Based on my experience on DA I think the majority of artists here are good people. But it wouldn't be fair to you guys to pay $50 to use it while others just take it for free. I'm hoping that this way, everyone just pays 1-2$ for this design to be made. (Though I don't have time at this very moment to make this idea a reality XD)
Thanks for the suggestion though! It's certainly something to think about.
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Shadowhardt Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
fair enough, I was walking with a friend of mine about getting an eevee tatt and he set me a link to the one you made, it was on a different website and I knew for a fact that you had taken it down on here (I also knew it was not for public use) but sadly, this website had no text from the artist on it so if I didn't know any better I might've used it, lucky I'm a dA whore and know that most images come from here XD
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MREcartoonist Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I may contribute. I still plan on commissioning you for a seperate one later, unless this one is like, ridiculously good.
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Skrayle Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Anyways, this is a great idea! You could maybe try a different approach this time, I have no idea what, but it will be really interesting to see what you come up with! C:
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kirana44 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I've seen the tattoo you're talking about on a different website, and I'll be fair, it's what got me interested in your work. I feel genuinely terrible - because, before realising that you didn't want it to be used, I was genuinely considering getting it done, because I liked it so much. I mean, it's a wonderful piece, so I can see why so many people want it. I WOULD donate money, but I live in England and I still live at home, so getting permission for such things is hard. But I think creating a new design is a great idea - I AM sorry for almost committing art theft, though.
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Canyx Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
No problem. *Almost* is the key word here so don't beat yourself up about it :)
I do understand that people steal because they like the original. That in itself should be a compliment, but this isn't the right way to go. To me it's like saying you love a person so much you're going to stalk them ;)
But thanks for your comment, this is definitely a point of view that is often forgotten.
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kirana44 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks. :D

I really do see where you're coming from, actually. But one thing that struck me was that if I hadn't read the comments that came with the picture on the website I found it on, I'd have never known that it was yours or that you didn't want anyone else using it. Going back to the site (the Pokememes section of Memebase, in case you were wondering), I've found that it's been watermarked and that a full photo of the tattoo has been put up as well, so I'm going to assume that someone figured out that it was art theft. But if the person who got the tattoo done hadn't started prowling the comments asking people not to get it done, then I would never have noticed.

And there WAS a link in the comments that made me worry - there's a site that has this tattoo, and others of yours, on t-shirts. The link is here, in case you didn't know about this -> [link] THIS is definitely something you should consider taking legal action against, I think, because that's just blatant thievery.

You're welcome - I think if you don't know where something comes from, then it can be hard to question it and find these things out.
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Skrayle Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yeah, I saw this on Pokememes as well. They did give credit, eventually. Here's the link in case you want it for whatever reason: [link] And I too saw that too; selling an original design FOR PROFIT without the artist's consent is just plain wrong. But thus is the the state of the internet, sadly. It almost makes me hope that my tats will never be so popular haha.
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kirana44 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
It is SO wrong, although I do think you can get legal action done. Seriously, any lawyer could look at it and make a case out of it.
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Canyx Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
Yeah, that one, hmm...
It's frustrating, but I honestly don't know how to go about taking that one down. I can't even understand the website :/ And when I translate it the navigation still doesn't make sense... no contacts or anything.
I'm going to see if any of my friends know hungarian XD
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kirana44 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I'm sure you can find a bilingual lawyer or two. :D Because seriously? If that was my artwork or writing they were using, I'd actually try get SOME kind of legal action, or at least threaten them with it.
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ASCIIcatDesigns Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I would actually be keen on an eeveelution design, I am sure I can spare some cash for this. Absolutely love your work
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Canyx Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
Good to know, thanks a ton!
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Freedom-of-my-Soul Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
If I get money i'll send it. Umbreon is my favorite pokemon ya know!
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Rattlesire Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
If I get some extra money, I'll send it your way.


also, have you considered adding a watermark that covers the tattoo for public publication, that covers your creation copyright, as well as states specifically who the owner of the design is for? I believe that may aid you. I don't know if tattooists give two shits if the name on the design doesn't match the name on the ID, but I figure it's worth a shot.
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Canyx Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
Och, no need to send me money for no reason XD This is only if this idea gets carried through.
Interesting suggestion. For me, the watermark is just to label where the original design came from. I don't think tattooists would care in general if Steve brought in a design with the words "Designed for Maria only" stamped all over it.
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supersmasher025 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
-raises hand- xD I'd help out.

Art theft. >_> All I can do is sigh about it all. It sucks to have ANYTHING stolen. I had an rp character of mine stolen rather recently, along with my bf's. :V Heckling the asswipe who stole it though helped (there was no way to be diplomatic with the guy Y_Y).
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Canyx Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
Thanks :)
Yes, I do a lot of sighing about it too. Though the thing about stealing tattoo art is generally people who steal instead of paying for a design often don't have good taste in art at all... I see my stolen art on lots of skin on the internet and honestly, that's some ruined skin right there. The consequences are permanent too.
People who steal art probably don't have high standards in real life either, so I'm sorry you had to deal with them too.

Disclaimer: Sorry if this comment offends any art thieves... just kidding.
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supersmasher025 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Well...serves them right. :D Lol, I'm so mean~ But you know...people these days. >_>

Btw, if you do happen to make the eeveelution design, would you mind if I were to use it for a forum I'm helping to work on? I'll credit and everything of course. (Not sure if I will use it but it doesn't hurt to ask beforehand) ^^ Feel free to say no too, lol. You don't have to be nice about it. (just say, no B**ch, you can't!) :XD:
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Canyx Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
Sure! If I do make a non-commission Eeveelution design it would be free for everyone to use as such!
(Just not selling the design on merchandise or anything ;))
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supersmasher025 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks~ ^^ (would dream of it~ ;3)
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Shikamarunara91 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
awww major bummer especaily sinc i love your work i forget weter or not you made a umbreon tribial not that it matters but umbreon is my faverite pokemon^^ well him and flygon
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ladyalikolecir Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I adore all your pokemon tribals, and as Jolteon is my favorite pokemon of all time, your eeveelutions have always made me go "Ooooooo!"

Guess what I'm saying is I would be interested if this could happen. : D

Plus, I must admit that December is facebook pokemon profile picture month, I am using your Jolteon for mine... however I gave credit in the picture details and also posted a link to your dA encouraging my friends to check you out (lots of my friends are pokefanatics... don't judge that we're all around 23 years old.. XD ). However I apologize profusely if this is uncool, and I will take it down immediately if you want me to. >.<
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Canyx Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
Hahaa, not a problem! That design is free for use for these kinds of purposes. I do appreciate that you credited me though. Thanks :D

We'll see if this happens, but I'm glad you're interested!
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ladyalikolecir Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay! I felt so bad when I read your journal... I'm glad I wasn't being naughty. >.<
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insanemouse Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I will reply to the note in my inbox later on (when I'm not at work - XD), but considering that two of my top 12 are eeveelutions, and the art theft thing was super-sucky (the t-shirts on the hungarian website!?), I might be able and willing to help out :)
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