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A serious case of art thievery (UPDATED)

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 16, 2013, 1:35 AM

******* LAST UPDATE *******
I'm having trouble adding info on this journal without making it unreadable, and I'm using all my free time to gather more info and evidence of the theft.
Please read the comments of fellow artists down there, they explain much better than what I could possibly repeat here, and they are in chronological order. Thanks :-)

**** UPDATE ****
They found many of her images on Google+ at this address:…
If you please can check them and see if you recognize any of your artwork, stolen, posted there, please SAVE EVIDENCE of the theft before she takes it down!
There are now many angry artists decided to stop her for good, evidence is important!


Hi all.
I've been notified by :iconeresaw: (thanks!) about a website selling some of my artworks without permission.
This german guy owns a 'gallery' (sigh) which clearly contains stolen art from DA artists. Mostly fractal, fantasy and sci-fi artists. Unfortunately he only submits excerpts of the books he prints, so it's impossible to have a list of all artists who fell victim of his robbery without going to his gallery in Germany.

I already found images of some of my favorite DA artists in there, and I am alerting them as soon as I find their works.
I'm also saving the files he posted for future reference, even if he tried to forbid it by putting passwords on the PDF files.
Furthermore, I've alerted the DA Group :icondoombringers: and I'm sure their work will help.

In my case, he stole dozens and dozens of my artworks without permission, removing my signature and writing his, adding also a fake copyright symbol with an arbitrary year. Of course I have a dozen ways to demonstrate he can't be the author; he also made stupid mistakes which I can't reveal here to not alert him.

In my 5 years of experience on DA this is the second biggest art thievery I saw, after the famous one involving Chad Love Lieberman (you can laugh here if you remember that guy who used the money he made to insure his own nuts)

I NEED HELP from you all! :crying:

If you can please spread this and alert other artists, so everyone can check if their works were stolen, I would much appreciate it :-)

The website is:… and you must navigate it clicking on the tabs below and above the images. Clicking on the images will open PDF files.

All the links to the books/calendars/prints on sell have been removed from his/her website on Tue Sept 17th 2013

For Facebook users: you can also check his page here…, where dozen of other rip-offs are shown. No need to add that every comment on his FB profile is very welcomed :-)

On Tuesday, September 17th 2013 at about 11:40 GMT he removed all stolen images from his FB page

I also found him on Flickr, Twitter, Google+, Youtube and Pinterest.

I am trying to have him removing my works for now, but every artist involved should ask him to do it. I know it won't be enough if he owns a physical gallery in his city; that's why I'm also considering measures to have his gallery visited by some kind of authorities.

I'm not accustomed to use DA as a social network for my personal problems, I just wish to add that my artworks are all I've left with in my life. This is a violation very serious to me and I won't have peace until I see a satisfactory end of this thievery.

Have a nice day everyone! :hug:

P.S. My artistic activity is on hold until I'll be able to calm down my nerves.

*****FINAL UPDATE*****
Thanks to all the artists on DA this person finally removed her illegal copies from Facebook, as well as from her online art gallery. In a surreal rant she said she was the victim and we, the original creators of the art she stole, were the cheaters :D

Anyway, this is why you can't find anymore proofs of her criminal activity on those websites. I saved some of her files though, available to anyone who could have doubts about my claims.

I still don't know if she actually owns a physical art gallery or printing shop or whatever. I'm trying to figure it out before deciding if and how best act against her to be sure she won't go on or restart her activity in the future.

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relhom Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you..:)
Vidom Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
MianAhmed Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Student Artist
DeTea Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav of Willful Offense
Vidom Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome! :-)
WolfSorcerer Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Could finally catch up with the outstanding art you've been uploading during the last 19 months or so. I'm speechless by the imagination and quality of what I have seen :faint:
After this, I'm seriously considering becoming a retired artist! :rofl:

PS: also read your journal. It's a shame what some people can do and will investigate as time allows. I stumbled upon some of my works here and there. As far as I know, for no commercial use.

Wish you all the best! :D
Vidom Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh it was you! Not even a daily deviation gives so many favs in so little time :-D
Thanks for visiting my gallery!
there is not such thing like retired artists; whoever retired wasn't an artist at all :D

That is a very old journal, but I won't ever loose the grip on her neck, ahahah! She wanted some publicity for free: done.

Thanks again and have a nice 2015 :-)
WolfSorcerer Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, it was me. Guess you had to do a lot of clicking to remove all the messages! :lol: Still have to review the oldest part of your gallery, which will be soon :work:
Personally think that 90% of what you have uploaded should have been a DD. I will not retire, just remembering each time I create something, who is my favorite artist. :D

PS: I know it's an old journal, but we must all keep a vigilant eye. I was annoyed to find some of my works in several random wallpapers collection with the signature erased. In others, at least they gave the proper credits. I would be outraged if someone does what happened to you.
Vidom Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know something about recovering lost time on DA (it's impossible lol)
You're too kind, but it makes me happy if you like many of my works :handshake:

I know the feeling when we're robbed of our work :-( but we hsould be happy to be here on DA; the community is very strong and reacts rapidly to the worst cases or thievery. Also, people in here are always vigilant and help each other to find the thieves :-)
This is the main reason I won't leave DA or take off my best works from its galleries.
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manapi Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for the :+fav:! :)
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