“Today, in our field, there is so much talent and recognition that we are reaching a saturation point. An artist should no longer strive only for breathtaking craftsmanship; he should, instead, try to help us live better, either by dressing the wounds that are constantly being opened by society, or by offering solutions to get us out of the mess we’re in…But it’s going to be difficult and we have a lot of work to do.” - Jean 'Moebius' Giraud
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
COWBOYS & CLOWNFISH
Two posts in one day? Not unheard of from me, but this one's with good reason. Read along, dear friends:
I have a Deviant Art account. That's not the funny part - the funny part is that I. DID. NOT. OPEN. IT. Haha! Check it out HERE.
Funny and scary at the same time, yeah? This person has pulled images from this blog and ULed them to the DA account almost a day *after* I post them here; the new images at least. And here's another thing - they didn't UL everything! It seems that my phantom Deviant Art doppelganger is very selective about which of my (our?) art he puts up! Neato! A phantom *and* an editor! Only the best for my Deviant Art audience, I guess.
I'm not offended. Scratching my head a bit, but I'm grateful...sort of. Flattered, really. It's not the first time that someone has exhibited my work (hell, that's where I got all the images from the previous post) and I don't think the fella' is doing anything notorious with the account (he's giving all the right info, the credit and links all go back to this blog...can he sell some of my 72DPI images somewhere? That's just ludicrous! Who'd buy crappy low res images?), but this time around people are posting on his message area, talking like it's me! "Congrats in joining DA, E!" or "I look at your blog everyday! Glad you're here!" Entertaining at best! Anyway, I just wanted to tell you all that I have no idea who that is and that as soon as I get it worked out, I'll update you. And to you, kind (and hopefully not crazy) stranger - Thank You. You oddball. I hope you're not in your basement somewhere and getting your jollies off of my Chun-Li drawing.
Now, let us test said phantom with this new post. I'm going to put up this image and see how long it takes before they have it up in my newfound DA listing. And......Go!