?

Log in

No account? Create an account
Argh - a copycat! - Jasmine Becket-Griffith [entries|archive|friends|userinfo]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith

website :    Strangeling: The Art of Jasmine Becket-Griffith
userinfo :    livejournal userinfo
archive :    journal archive

Argh - a copycat! [May. 16th, 2003|11:34 am]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
Ok, Jinx pointed this out to me the other day...

This "artist" posted this painting on Elfwood:

http://elfwood.lysator.liu.se/loth/s/t/starwalters/blue.jpg.html

Which of course is a slightly altered version of my Midnight Fairy:

http://elfwood.lysator.liu.se/loth/j/a/jasminetoad/elfwoodmidnightfairy.jpg.html

I commmented on it the other day in her Elfwood gallery, and she has deleted my comments as well as the comments of another viewer who pointed out the copying. I've emailed her and she has not responded. I sent the Elfwood administrators an email, but I don't know how long it will take to have this person's submission removed. Other artists might want to check out her gallery - she could be ripping off other artists!
linkReply

Comments:
[User Picture]From: smallgirl
2003-05-16 08:50 am (UTC)
what a giant tird monkey! people suck sometimes. i think elfwood will probably get it pretty quickly.
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-05-16 09:55 am (UTC)
Argh - I know! I hope that Elfwood takes it down quickly - I hate this sort of thing!
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: shyfayrie
2003-05-16 08:51 am (UTC)
Oh dear....people like that bug. Yeah, the rest of her gallery, just about every single faerie pose is a Amy Brown copy.
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-05-16 09:56 am (UTC)
I thought they looked familiar!

She keeps removing my comments and everybody else's comments who've pointed out different infringements...grrr....
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
From: winterswitchery
2003-05-16 08:59 am (UTC)
what a turd -_- yours is far better.
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-05-16 09:56 am (UTC)
Thanks >^_^
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
From: faerieshine
2003-05-16 09:28 am (UTC)
I was the other viewer, lol. What a rude person! It is SO obviously not her art. I mentioned kindly that it should be labeled "fan art" if she was going to outright copy someones work. She seemed not to agree. Some people....=P

Well, I guess the best thing to do is to feel flattered. Imagine how Brian Froud must feel. I've seen SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO many "copies" of his art. It really makes me ill.
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-05-16 09:57 am (UTC)
Hehe - thanks ;)

There have been other commenters too - and she keeps deleting them!!! Hopeful Elfwood will take care of this soon~!
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
From: faerieshine
2003-05-16 11:16 am (UTC)

Re:

How annoying! More people than two have commented? She's treading on thin ice there. That is way crossing the line. I have a feeling elfwood won't tolerate that, lol...
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
From: fairyart
2003-05-16 10:08 am (UTC)
If elfwood doesn't do anything about it soon then you might want to make a post at the elfwood rant community:

http://www.livejournal.com/community/elfwoodrant/

I notice a lot of the moderators are active there. Whenever someone posts a copycat related topic, the copycat's picture gets deleted right away.
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-05-16 10:16 am (UTC)
Yay! Lol, what a fun community =) I just posted there! Thank you so much for showing me!
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: torea
2003-05-16 10:59 am (UTC)
her "fairy play" picture looks awfully similar to a picture in brian froud's "faeries" book. :P
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: weetzie_baby
2003-05-16 11:51 am (UTC)
Wow. That is the most obvious clone I've ever seen. Is any of her art original? :P

Poor jasmine. :(
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: bandit_art
2003-05-16 02:28 pm (UTC)
UGH! I know she just didn't! What a dip. Some people don't realize how serious it is to literally take someone's art and copy it to make it their "own." Grr...that pisses me off, as well. I'm going to bookmark and leave "this isn't your work" every time she deletes it. Hehe...imature, yes. Pointless, no. ;)
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-05-16 03:35 pm (UTC)
Hehe - yeah, that's what I've been doing =)

She claims that she's got a ticket pending for its deletion, so hopefully it will disappear within the next few days!
(Reply) (Parent) (Thread)
From: lilackat
2003-05-16 04:16 pm (UTC)
Oh my, that is just terrible! =(
(Reply) (Thread)
[User Picture]From: tigerpixieart
2003-05-16 06:43 pm (UTC)
OMG! I'm with Alex! What A Giant Turd Monkey!! :P I hope it gets pulled from her gallery fast! That's just wrong!
(Reply) (Thread)