This seems to be an every other week occurrence now. On the left, my original work. On the right, some shop called shop.curvescouture.com that straight stole my work, uglied it up with their logo and colors, and threw it on a shirt for profit. Take a guess at how much money I made from this. #stolenartwork #illumistrations #timetolawyerup #WonderWoman
I officially HATE thieves and people that lack their own creativity and have to steal other people’s work because they lack determination and hustle of their own. There’s this website called napturallycurly.spreadshirt.com that has MY work (the big one on the left) plastered all over t-shirts for sale that I didn’t approve of…and for $27 at that. Tell me, what did you create? The words that took 2 minutes? I used to let stuff like people posting my work without credit and everything else slide, but the fact that my work gets stolen more and more is starting to really piss me off. #illumistrations #stolenartwork #naturalhair
Smooches, original artwork.
I like drawing faces. I like drawing big hair. And I like drawing women. Trifecta.
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Here’s a quick #protip: finding some art that you like on instagram, tumblr, facebook or Google and erasing the background so you can place text all over it for t-shirts, email blasts, promo materials, or flyers does NOT make you a graphic artist. That just makes you someone who lacks creativity and needs someone else’s to boost your own endeavors. And it’s always these same people who crop or erase out your signature/watermark and replace it with their own. My art took hours to create, your wording…? 15 minutes tops, if that. #respect #dontsteal #ask #illustration #HireARealGraphicArtist #illumistrations #illustration
Batgirl (2014), original artwork.
Ever since I’ve had some serious life changes in the past few months, its been a struggle to sit down and find some time to draw a fully complete illustration. And its been sapping my energy in my art downtime to see people stealing my artwork for various purposes, some of which was to make profit off of. But I put that all aside to finally get this finished. Its been sitting as a sketch for the absolute longest, and it feels good to finally get one done.
If you would like to purchase this as an awesome 11” x 17” print, you can do so at illumistrations.storenvy.com!