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Ai-file + Hall of shame by LimKis Ai-file + Hall of shame by LimKis
Adobe Illustrator Artwork 12.0 ( CS2) - AI.ai
UPD: + Hall of shame

I should have written this long ago.

I've uploaded this piece of work in it's ORIGINAL FORMAT because of one thing: people kept asking me how I work, kept asking me for a tutorial. I tried to make a tutorial once, but that wasn't clear enough I guess.

So I though I'd give away one work as an AI-file, so that everybody could see the layers etc. and see how everything works, maybe find what she/he was looking for in my works - I mean some "hidden" technique people've been asking me about.

One could have predicted that uploading a piece of work in it's original format gives too much freedom to those who tend to misuse other people's works.

At first it was funny to hear about this work being used for
* Poster for some musical festifal in Edinburgh
* Cover for CD with graduating students' works of one art school in Ukraine
* Logo of some art group in China
* Prints on T-shirts (I don't remember where - Mexico?)

and for many many other purposes in various corners of the world.

But the latest email wasn't funny any more - I've been told my work has won the 3rd place all over the country at an art Expo in Columbia.
Naturally, not under my name. I was the last to know, as usual.

One could say - "Your own fault". But I've explained the reasons why I've uploaded my work in AI-format.

The most unpleasant thing is - people trying to make not only money, but even name at the expense of other's work.

I've decided to collect the information about cases of misuse of my work and post it here, in the "Hall of shame".

I'd be greatful for any help - if somebody knows about cases of my work being stolen and misused and takes time to write me a notice, maybe even with a photo.

Hopefully, this will help. I promise to put here a small notice if somebody of the "reported" people contact me and clear up things.

Last but not least.
I don't really mind my tutorial being used, but you want to use it (naturally, not for displaying it on some art competitions under your name), please, write me a notice or an email. I'm slow at answering, but I'll try to answer it as soon as possible. And credit the artist please!

Everyone, thank you for your attention.

I'm really sorry for bringing this up and maybe, spoiling the atmosphere. But I hope everybody will understand me.

with regards and best wishes
LimKis

Hall of shame

1. Jhonatan Polo, Ipiales, Narino, Diseñador grafico: used the work as an entry to an art Expo at Columbia (3rd. place)

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:iconmakuilli-shochilt:
Makuilli-Shochilt Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  New member
It´s see so beautiful
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CiNiTriQs Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not just the blatant stealing, but using it wrongly or making it even worse and presenting it as good or original or whatever... simply just maddens me... Artists are already poor as F... (well, most that I know) even though they good get comissioned to do brilliant work, yet some others, simply stealing it make money off of it it's just... so very modern society like...
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DrCarrasquilla Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Downloaded the file. Stuning painting and AI technique!!! 
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Escultor-De-Deuses Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
LimKis,  some people here in Brasil used your art. Add this to your hall of shame.

www.facebook.com/MinisterioDaC…
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:iconercuillium:
ercuillium Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful!!!!
Love the color combinations 
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dr-sassy Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
Really sorry to hear about the theft. I was wondering if it's possible to use this image in a e-book cover? Thanks for considering.
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JoeyRex Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Très beau Butterflies 
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AnaBelenRuiz Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Do you know why your work has been used without your credits? It's posted as free - author unknown in sites like this:
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