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People that pass of edited photos as traditional artwork

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Anneuh Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This really rustles my jimmies, the artist in question, StephanieScarpetta. Does this all the time and mentioning it to her will just result in comments blocked.

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trying to pass these off as oil pastel works is just offensive. Especially when uploading this kind of stuff:
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SinisterStick Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Also, complaining about art theft is pathetic. Just report the hell out of it and move on.
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SinisterStick Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Not your personal army.
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Anneuh Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bit late for the party
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Kitsune-Okayasu Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
She deactivated :<
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Anneuh Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a cowardly way to deal with it
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Kitsune-Okayasu Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:shrug:
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zeldat Dec 12, 2012   Traditional Artist
I'm glad someone is bringing this up. I noticed the guy from Iran (that this person stole from?) or whoever made these portraits, because he/she had done a portrait of Richard Armitage (whom I fangirl hard for :lol: ) and while I think the guy can draw, many of his artworks look like he applied a filter to a photo, but he's passing them off as original digital paintings.

People who draw and paint freehand (whether digital or traditional) are more apt to have WIPs that look like this: or this: (If they are better at drawing than I am, they won't have as many proportion errors as I do at the start, but the "progress" will usually look similar.) Usually a genuine artist who is drawing and painting "from scratch" will have big blocks of color area, or sketching lines, structure/alignment lines, and that sort of thing. I suppose there are a few artists who don't work this way, but most artists I've ever seen do.

When I see a "WIP" which is too perfect, too neat, I suspect something is up. It's not "proof," but I suspect strongly. And when the finished portrait is identical to the reference photo, even down to little strands of hair, and trivial wrinkles in the clothes, and background texture, to me that is a strong indication that they're either doing a photo manip or they're tracing very carefully. I can sometimes get the basic features of a face to "match up" with the photo (if you line them up in Photoshop) but never do I get every itty bitty hair strand and the texture of the fabric exact, and all that crap. That's simply not human, IMO.
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Anneuh Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Spot on
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Farewell-Spring Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:popcorn:
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Anneuh Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It gets even better! she never even made ANY of the works herself [link] they all belong to this person:
shahin
Artist of the week - Nov. 23 to 29, 2008
Male
Iran Country: Iran
scrolling down shows multiple works that our stephanie has uploaded as her own, ill make sure to contact him and inform him about the fraud.
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