I'm sorry to say, but your work has been traced. [link]
I wanted to refrain from contacting you unless the user denied it, but I got a note from her brother telling me she should be allowed to trace under the Fair Use policy, which I personally think is bullshit when it comes to tracing another user's artwork.
Thank you very much for letting me know! I truly appreciate it!
Thankfully, it seems she's either removed it or DA did, so that's a relief. Can't say I'm a fan of the BS excuse, "fair use." Nah, nothing really "fair" about ripping off someone's work. Thank you again.
I went to send the note back to her brother, but he had blocked me after he sent the note. Turns out he was a thief. :u
And it's no problem! My sister's had her picture traced a lot (not recently, thank god) so I tend to check every once and a while for traces. xD;; I happened upon this one and thought it only right to tell you.
I can't believe people thought this was Discord XDDDD I mean he looks way too "anime-bishie" like to be on MLP FiM. And the fact the colors are all way too dark. (and yes I know about it being a 'placeholder img') but it was wrong they just.. stole it from you D:
Exactly! And thank you! I feel like it was obvious that it wouldn't be the new villain, too dark for a kid's show. I just feel that if someone wants to use an image, at least be kind enough the credit the source.
I FINALLY FOUND IT! So on Equestria Daily and e621, this picture was used as a place holder for Discord before the first video of Discord was even shown. I wanted to find the artist so badly but no one knew... Month or more so later, today, I noticed something on his wing... Letters. o3o So I punched it in google and it brought here!
Now I can finally say this.
I love this picture <3 He's like beyond epic and you did a wonderful job on it. :3
Oh my god, THANK YOU!! That means SO much that you said all that. Seriously. Because I remember when someone brought it to my attention that the site was using the image, I cringed a little. Like, I don't mind if people want to use my work because it IS the internet and things get passed around, but I really would have appreciated that they linked back to the original artist. You know, give credit where credit is due? And yeah, I try to put little watermarks all throughout my images in case they get stolen, but I simply detest having to put big ugly obnoxious ones across the art because then it takes away from the piece its self.
But thank you SO much for not only making the effort to find the original upload of this piece, but giving me such a wonderful compliment!
I'm glad my little comment meant that much to you <3 I just think Equestria Daily either didn't know you the original artist or it just slipped past their mind, but after that post everyone kept calling this dude Discord n'stuff. But I am so glad I found you, I love your art, AND YAY YOU LOVE FALLOUT! I love Fallout too <3 Now I we can talk about Fallout.... FOREVER O.O But yeah, I wished I had the money and you were open for commissions because I would really love it if you could make my pony character. I saw your other pony stuff and you do outstanding stuff, I'm hoping to see more from you. <3