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Ai-file + Hall of shame by LimKis Ai-file + Hall of shame by LimKis
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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

Hall of shame

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


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rawvision58 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  New member
Really sorry to hear about your experience.   So generous of you to share your beautiful work and for others to try to pass it off as their own.   Here's a link to a page where this seems to have been passed off as someone else's work -
Riana-art Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
Its great that you still share the original file though you had so much trouble with art-thieves. Its astonishing what can be done with AI :)
mono-entrenado Featured By Owner Edited Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
FUCKING COPYISTS!! The main idea to share is for others to grow on each others know how and expertise; those asshole posers that steal the name of an artist just deserve to be banned, FOREVER, from creative communities.  
Makuilli-Shochilt Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
It´s see so beautiful
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...
DrCarrasquilla Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Downloaded the file. Stuning painting and AI technique!!! 
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.…
ercuillium Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the color combinations 
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