Hi deviant world,
I've stopped posting original design since it appears some of the "so -called" other artists here would like to get inspiration from your work, and then make it into your own.
I had an encounter here where one so-called artist even disputed the design of my character's insignia as his! I then recalled that this guy was a person I chatted with in yahoo messenger years ago, and he was famous (or so), in our backwater country where copying an unpublished work is ok...
He even warned me not to show my work to him as some people tend to copy other people's works. I didn't know he was referring to himself at the time, since I thought a person of "renown" wouldn't stoop low to being a rip-off artist. I showed an inked version of my work without any colors and one with the design of the character in a more asymmetrical fashion.
he was leaning me on to the latter design since the other one with the insignia in the middle is too common... or words to that effect.
Anyways, I was in conversation with him as i was hoping he would give me tips in how to break in to local publishing... but I was tied up in another publishing which took most of my time.
So, that was just the one time I made contact with this entity, and years later i discovered this site. I uploaded some of my designs and re-designs of comic book character (note the chibi version of justice society in my gallery). Maybe someone may like it...
And there he was again... (I took down the messages just in case you want to see the notes... I prefer not to see lies. Asking me about the so-called "emblem". He said it was similar to his... wow. the nerve.
I didn't know it was the same person since he wasn't using his real name, but checking his gallery showed he is the same entity I had a mistake of showing my unpublished work to. Now, he claims my design specifically the sun motif emblazoned on the character I made was strikingly similar to his.
I say this for a fact, I never saw his design until he pointed it out to me. His character design was mostly white in color except for the "emblem" he accuses me of copying...
First of, like I said, I never saw his work until he pointed it out, and then the entity says to me: I'll be keeping my eye on you... whoah. I'm trembling now.
On another social media, we had a mutual "friend" (or frenemy) and I somehow lost my cool during a discussion (about people who copy works), He vehemently denied that he knew me from a chat before (I never knew senility hit people at such an early age), and he says he never saw my work at all...
His other friend even challenged me to a fight... but i was in another country at the time, I say to him that you come over or provide me a flight back so we can exchange fists instead of words... By the way, I'm back. If that entity wish to challenge me physically I am more than willing. You know what they say, right is might. And in this story I know who'll triumph. and it's not him.
So, I don't post anymore, maybe I'll do, but not concept art for characters anymore, many of this are indeed copied by designers here, I'll just post paintings, or sketches. but no more designs... goodbye.