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I've been keeping a low profile lately due to being on my internship and generally not having time to do anything on here, but a couple of articles have recently been brought to my attention which I recommend you read if you have a chance:……

I totally disagree with dA's stand point on the whole copying issue and I could go on massive rant as to why, but I'm not going to. I am however considering shifting my attention to other art communities that seem to promote a better ethic in regards to issues like this. I have no plans as yet to completely remove my gallery, although I may be removing my prints (something I've been thinking about doing for a long while - as there are better opportunities and options on other sites)

One site I am particularly fond of is which to my absolute joy, seems to uphold a better standard than dA, and is not totally bogged down with Anime and Furries, I don't mean to cause offence to those who appreciate that kind of art, but it's just not my kind of thing. You can find me there:…

I'm sorry to hear that a number of great artists whose work I've been following on here are leaving because of this complete lack of respect from dA, and they will be sorely missed - but I'm not bound to this site, and although it's done so much for my artwork and my appreciation of art in general I may be inclined to move to better places if needs be.

**There's an interesting journal here - that voices in a much more concise way, that mirrors my own feelings about this article…

Please feel free to tell me what you think about these news articles
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Drajax Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009
Well that is something that I didn't have any inkling of knowledge about...I'm glad you brought it to my attention. To be honest I think i'll be done with the online galleries for a little while and perhaps just try and focus on my own art for a bit, once I have the opportunity. Perhaps after when I am creating my own websites I might put my own stuff up. Otherwise, I think I'll be leaving DA as well. More or less because of lack of use as much as much as the infiltration of craptacular art and what is pretty much pornographic images. Who can really call art what it is anymore, there is too many variables these days.
Jezhawk Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I don't know whether I'll fully leave as there is still so much good art on here, and the favourites are a good way of keeping track of inspiring stuff, but I may be focusing my attention elsewhere when I have the time.
SaMaeL696 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009
anyway, I feel the same. I haven't renewed my account here, and I barely post anything anymore. a couple of years back i would be posting stuff on a daily basis, but my love for this site has slowly died. there are just no standards... the website is saturated with anything, even porn. i like places with a submission system, where submissions go through a standard revisions.

it has always been a social place for me, like my "artsy facebook", because I would never send a client of mine to look at my gallery here. im pretty sure the site is not intended for that regardless, if not, it wouldn't have a journal stuck right next to your gallery button... hehe.

Anyway, keep in touch!
Jezhawk Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
yes, I really like behance and recently made an account there. I certainly like looking for inspiration here, but I think from now on I'll be focusing elsewhere on more professional looking sites.
FunkyLilith Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009
Have you read my latest journal? It's a little long but I've worked hard on researching, I think you will be pleased to know that it's highly illegal to publicise traced works, it doesn't come under the Fair Use act and it musn't be done without prior permission by the original artist.

The fact that this website is allowing it to go ahead, despite the objection of 80% of the community, despite the laws, with absolutely no protection for the artists prior to being ripped and with complete disregard to artistic values is appalling. It's sending the wrong message about creation and talent.

I'm moving to Art Limited so I can showcase my photography in a more professional fashion.

Do you have an email address to which I could send you a set of questions for our interview on Cat On The Wall? I haven't forgotten about it but life's been a bitch in the last six months.
Jezhawk Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, I've just signed up to Art Limited - something I've been meaning to do for a while. I did not know that what dA is doing is actually illegal! Though why am I not surprised?
You can contact me at
thanks for the feedback :)
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