Ugh ugh ugh.
I reverse-search my art every once in a while just to make sure no one's posting it anywhere else and this time, I came across this: www.instagram.com/sarafina.tlk…
This instagram account RPs as Sarafina and her family, shamelessly ripping and editing TLK art from all over the internet. I've already reported the user for my own stolen image, but I encourage you all to report her (I assumer her) further. Maybe contact the original artists and have them file reports on their behalf. But don't let this bullshit go unpunished. She has a whole circle of friends who RP with her, and though I haven't checked into it, I'm sure some of them have stolen art as well. Instagram has a pretty good report system. Put it to good use!
And guys...please please PLEASE...don't use my art (or anyone's art, for that matter) without my permission. I see this kind of thing and my heart just sinks. I love the TLK communities on the internet. I love being able to share my love of TLK with other people who feel the same, but my god the stupid thieves just ruin it. I don't want to start watermarking my art with the big DA watermark, but I might have to.
I really hope that whoever this person is, they aren't one of my fans here on DA. That would break my heart.
With love (and disappointment),
p.s. Be courteous! I don't want hate. I want understanding. A lot of the time, people don't know that what they're doing is wrong. It's really easy to get angry in the heat of the moment, but yelling and throwing blame around isn't the answer. If they truly don't know, then isn't it our job to educate them? And they won't listen if we're screaming at them. I know that I'm guilty of charging in when I'm still mad, but that doesn't do much good in the end.