Instagram user karin459 has been posting my fan art without credit.
Not only are they doing that, but they’re also cropping the images to delete my signature.
Reposting without credit is dickish enough, but cropping the signature is beyond the pale. I’m naming names because of that last part.
Yes, they did an asshole thing, but please do not send them hate.
I don’t mind if folks want to put my stuff on their Insta, or Pinterest, or FB page, or wherever, but please do me the courtesy of crediting it to me (Sparklywaistcoat) and also posting the URL where you found it, or else the URL of my WordPress fan art page (https://therealavengers.wordpress.com/fan-art/).
Because of these incidents (yes, they’ve done it at least twice that I can see), from now on I’m going to be putting much more visible watermarks and signatures on my stuff, so I’m going to retrofit and repost what’s already up and continue doing that with new things. Yeah, it kinda mars the art, but if it keeps people from stealing my stuff, then so be it.
AGAIN: DO NOT SEND THAT INSTA ANON HATE OR HATE OF ANY OTHER KIND. I am an adult and can deal with the situation myself, and I don’t want any assholery done in my name or on my behalf. Thanks.