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"One often meets his destiny on the road he takes to avoid it"
Artist | Digital Art
Hi! My name is Katinka, and I am an 18 year old self-taught Australian digital artist.
I am always learning and experimenting as an artist and I spend nearly all my free time drawing. I enjoy vivid colours and backlighting and I believe that art is one of the most fascinating things one can do.
I have always been spellbound with both drawing and animals, while my biggest inspirations are music, nature and literature.
My cat Beaver <3
Current TV shows
Arrow, Castle, Supernatural, Battlestar Galactica, Fullmetal Alchemist.
Watched TV shows
The Legend of Korra, Once Upon a Time, Doctor Who, Sherlock, Firefly, Young Justice, Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Adventures of Merlin, Legend of the Seeker, Agatha Christie: Poirot, Agatha Christie: Marple.
Borderlands 1 & 2, Mass Effect, Halo, Gears of War, Starcraft, Diablo, Guild Wars 2, World of Warcraft, The Sims 2.
Coffee, animals, writing, rain, space, nature.
Thanks so much for all the help people!
I sent Amie Stoltz an email:
(I used a template for the email from a tutorial on handling thieves )
On Sun, Feb 16, 2014 at 7:17 PM, Katinka <email@example.com> wrote:
My name is Katinka Thorondor, and I am the original artist of the image named Feel the Silence, which may be seen here cobravenom.deviantart.com/art/…
I noticed you are using my image and selling it on the following web addresses:
This is unlicensed use, and you are violating my copyright. Please remove my image from all your materials within 72 hours.
If you do not comply with my request in this timeframe, I will be forced to take this matter to your hosting company who is obliged to respond.
And this is her reply:
On Mon, Feb 17, 2014 at 8:00 AM, Amie Stoltz <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I am so, so sorry.
My friend just gave me a bunch of images to use for a digital manipulation, I haven't sold any yet
I will remove it all at once,
I can only image as an artist finding out someone used your art. Please believe it was not my intention.
If you require anything from me, be sure to let me know, for this has never happened to me before.--------------------------------
And to that I have replied:
Thank you for removing the artwork.
I would appreciate it if you could make a public statement saying that the artwork is not originally yours.
In light of this situation I would recommend not using any of the other images your friend supplied you with, at least not without researching first as there is no guarantee that the images are not also by other artists.
I've also sent an email to the President and General Manager of SpeeDee, as I don't trust that Amie has removed the print from their shop window. I am currently awaiting their reply.
I need help! I was informed that someone has stolen my image "Feel the Silence" cobravenom.deviantart.com#/art… and used it in a picture of theirs. They are selling prints of it and showcasing it in galleries, including winning "Miss February" for the window display of various prints of theirs, including the one with mine, in a shop called SpeeDee www.speedee.ca/SpeeDee%20Home
The stolen image and my original. My image was drawn and submitted to DA on August 11, 2012, while theirs was posted on Facebook in November 25, 2013.
They have the image up on their Facebook page here www.facebook.com/amiestoltzart (if you click "photos" on their page and scroll to 2013 you can the see the pictures)
They also have it up on their Instagram instagram.com/amiestoltz
As far as I can tell, they don't have the image in their DA gallery AmieStoltz
I have taken screenshots of the images on Facebook, as seen below.
And the ones on their Instagram...
I need help on what I should do? I will be alerting SpeeDee and asking them to remove the window display, however I am not sure on how to remove the artwork from all the sites?
Also, if you recognise any of the other images as stolen images, please alert me and the original artist.