Aug 7, 2017

Found an art thief! ...yay

This companion cube design thing is getting out of hand...
You're probably here knowing what my style is and how I tend to create "rough" looking art. Well as ive mentioned a couple times before I applied my style to the famous Companion Cube from Portal. Apparently my rendition of the character blew right the fuck up and is EVERYWHERE now!
Yay right? Kinda.
Ive seen 2 separate strangers get my design tattooed and credited me for the design which is insanely flattering since its just fan art, ya know? Not to mention tons of other artists doing THEIR renditions of other things in MY style claiming that "this design was inspired by TimTheScarecrow and his art"... which is also really fecking flattering!

But now I see on redbubble theres at least one person selling my exact design in sticker form... and claiming he is the original artist. WHAT THE ACTUAL HORSE FUCK!?!
COME ON MAN!

I don't give a rats ass if people sell my artwork and make the moneys off of it... just don't lie about who made it. I filed a copyright complaint with redbubble and im hoping something gets done about it cuz that shit is whack!

Heres the original post of my artwork on deviantART
http://timthescarecrow.deviantart.com/art/Companion-Cube-RatMan-Painting-213209358


and here is "his" work
https://www.redbubble.com/people/kokymon/works/19630624-ratman-companion-cube


he just cropped out the poem! No editing to the picture, no re draw, nothing! mother fuck this makes me mad.
Here is a fine example of something that "irritates me" but doesn't make me want to punch holes in walls...
https://www.redbubble.com/people/shebertsaber/works/20917962-companion-cube?c=521712-portal


This guy is clearly inspired by my stylized portrayal of the character, he doesn't give me any credit for the design, but to be honest he doesn't need to. He took the design and RE DREW it. Which is perfectly okay. Does it irritate me that I got no credit? A little, barely. Cuz this guy made it his own. Not like the cum bubble above who just straight up took my painting and cropped it into a sticker.

EDIT: Just got a confirmation email from redbubble, they are looking into it.

2 comments:

  1. I get a 403 when I try to view the stolen one on redbubble so hopefully that means they sorted it.

    I did find a full dupe of your version on DA though from 2013. Not sure if you already know about this one. (http://pawsforhead.deviantart.com/art/The-Companion-Cube-415885399)

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    1. Yeah, redbubble later emailed me saying they had removed it and it counted as a "strike" on the dudes account... his only other "designs" were the fuckin Chiquita banana logo and some farm company.
      Also...
      Thanks for pointing that one out. They used a smudge tool so im not too upset with it, but for fucks sake just "original design by TimTheScarecrow" is not that hard to type.
      Thanks for lookin out!

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