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:artthief: by tei :artthief: by tei
EDiT : Also, make sure to check out :artist:, an updated, thiefless version of this emoticon!

Nobody likes an art-thief...but this little guy's just too cute not to love.
i think most every artist has stolen at least one piece of art. if not a trace, then at least heavy inspiration. Whether recent or back in the stick-figure phase, everybody's done it somewhere along the line.

iMAGE iNFO -
Tagged : Yes
Frames Drawn : 101
Frames Animated : 124
Time Elapsed : 45 sec.
Time Created : Approx. 3 hr.
Animation Program : GiF Construction Set Professional (freeware)

EDiT : i've also fixed the 'flash' of white in several (3) frames. i guess i forgot to make them transperant when i added them to the animation late. However, because of DA's popular glitches, the image may still 'flash'. if it does, just refresh and the newest revision should load.

...and yes, i realize there's about 8 pixels of res never used. if somebody can fix this for me, please let me know. i'm too lazy to re-size and re-compose the whole animation.

-Kawai Tei-
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Daily Deviation

Given 2011-12-14
:artthief: by ~tei ( Featured by Krissi001 )
:iconjolteon23:
Jolteon23 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:iconthumbsupplz:
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:iconareuaderp:
areuaderp Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012
i borro'd sumthin my friend drew once but i gave her credit
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:iconsapphira-page:
Sapphira-Page Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Omg this is hilarious! I love it! XD
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconlovepanda29:
Lovepanda29 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
It would be so ironic if this piece was stolen! LOL!! XD

Anyway, Its great!!
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:iconyishoch:
yishoch Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
gif apparently good look at it as it is the way you do your own work of art and someone else steals it by becoming their own...
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:iconsukiyo18:
Sukiyo18 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Mwahahahaha! I love it! It's evil and that's why I love it!
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:iconmiss-phantomy:
Miss-Phantomy Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist
LOL, I love their expressions xDDD You made it look so funny and dramatic at the same time. This short emoticon animation tells a great story -- it's something like mini-comedy :D
:thumbsup:
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:iconaleronssword:
Aleronssword Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
This is how I feel about art thieves. They see your work, appreciate it, then next thing you know, they smack upside the head with it and pass it off as their own. This is funny as well, despite it being old.
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:icongttorres:
gttorres Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
That poor unfortunate green emote.... ):
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:iconvanshira:
Vanshira Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No art thief is too cute not to love...
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:iconjustforlulz28:
JustForLulz28 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
At some point most children will steal a drawing. I copied a drawing line-for-line out of a magazine when I was ten. But now I'm all grown up and kids are stealing my drawings. The great circle of... thievery or something. Most kids grow out of it. Its the adults who steal your work and then SELL it that I hate.
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:iconvanshira:
Vanshira Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
At some point, most kids will steal something, whether it's intellectual property or material goods. Still ain't cute. :/
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:iconjustforlulz28:
JustForLulz28 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
Its not worth getting up set about, unless its your kid. Some artists spend way too much tie worrying about it when they could just be making better art.
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:iconmasterluigi452:
Masterluigi452 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Student Artist
Typical new Deviant's activity.
Well done.
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:iconvanart94:
VanArt94 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Student Digital Artist
:rofl: Bravo, this is epic.

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:icon1980something:
1980something Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. One view point maybe that art is intended to inspire. If you take a photo of mountains and call it Art are you stealing? Many people get high and mighty about the theft of Ideas my question for you is.....who hurt you?
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:icongryffgirl:
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
I can't stand art thieves, but I love this emoticon! Great work! :clap:
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:iconcoffee828:
Coffee828 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so awesome!:dummy:
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:iconvinfuric:
Vinfuric Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
STORY TIME:
I understand that a lot of people used tracing/heavy inspiration from other artists to figure out how to draw, then later on make up their own style... But using it, claiming it as theirs original, and showing it off to other people is just plainly ridiculous.

I traced Sonic The Hedgehog pictures to figure out how to draw, but drawing them never lasted longer than a year, and looked at Jhonen V.'s comics to figure out different angles/movements/emotions, it helped me get a type of art style of today that expresses me.
That is not art theft. It's pretty much learning.
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:iconjustforlulz28:
JustForLulz28 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
Been there, done that. I think most kids do. If nothing else it helps with pencil coordination. But I have to disagree, its way way easier to develop a distinctive style if you started with life drawing. After finishing art 101 in college I completely re-worked the style of my cartoons, and it looks way better. Copying a style without knowing its roots in reality, or its roots period, just means your putting style on top of style.

Like when s teacher photocopies a homework sheet too many times and can no longer read the math problems (bad example?).

My favorite example is the kids who think their drawing anime and being unique about it, and scorn Disney animation XD
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:icongalacticrainbow:
GalacticRainbow Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
if you say use a photo and drew over it and still gave created to the real owner, is that art theft?
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:iconjustforlulz28:
JustForLulz28 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
Did the owner give you permission first?

I don't know how many time I or my friends have found our work turned into 'bases' that link to a photo-bucket picture of our work... without our names. And we have no way to contact the 'artist' who traced our work besides straight up reporting them. Ironically its always a really bad drawing too.

You'll always be stuck not being able to come up with your own poses, or figuring out the anatomy for different body types if you have to trace to do it. Life drawing and figure drawing wok way better. Also, always thumbnail out a pose before you look for a reference picture, then you can honestly say it was your own idea, and all the photo did was help. You'll genraly need two or three photos to get it just right.
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:icongokceyazin:
gokceyazin Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011   General Artist
i never stole from anybody else's work and i hate it when people use that as an excuse. heavy inspiration is not the same as being inspired by somebody's work. being inspired is creating a similar mood or concept or colour because you saw something new and you liked it and decided to venture in that way for a little. but it's not what the thieves do, blatantly take the same concept or take part of the finished work add some subpar details and pass it off as your own. never.
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:iconrv-tide:
RV-TIDE Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Argh.. the only art thief that could possibly make me laugh. Excellent!
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:icontherealtdageena:
TheRealTDAGeena Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Student General Artist
lol brilliant!
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:icondogfreak108:
DogFreak108 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
lol!
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:iconwolfiegrrrl:
WolfieGrrrl Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Congratulations on the Daily Deviation! =D

I don't notice any flashes of white, so I think the problem was fixed. =)

Stealing someone's art like that is like slapping them in the face with their own work. But you have a point... I think everyone's at least taken some inspiration from another person's art at some point. I know I'm inspired by art I see... and I do my own interpretations of really cute things... =/

But I never trace. Still... You have a point.

Excellent work on the animation! It looks like it took a lot of time and effort. :clap: But it was clearly worth it. XD Wonderful job! =D
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:icontei:
tei Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
The flashing thing was actually a goof on my part. i accidentally left in a blank frame of all white. i fixed it a loooooong time ago but dA kept bringing up the old image file for a while.

Thanks, also, for the kind words. :heart:

-Kawai Tei-
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:iconwolfiegrrrl:
WolfieGrrrl Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Ah, I see. XD That's very strange, though, that DA didn't change it right away.

You're so very welcome! =D
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:iconsierra9:
sierra9 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Lol
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:icondarkfuzzyluvchocolat:
HAHAHA!!! that's hilarious!!!
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:iconsodacat17:
SodaCat17 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Student Photographer
wait, is it the green copying one of the orange's paintings and the orange taking it back, or the orange thieving?
<imsorryimdumb>
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:iconbulba-kun:
Bulba-Kun Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Orange is taking the painting O:
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:iconsodacat17:
SodaCat17 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Student Photographer
Oh okay thank you ^^
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:iconmizzneon:
MizzNeon Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:noes: XD
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:iconchibisuke-chan:
Chibisuke-Chan Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
Due to my recent issue ( it's on my journal ), this is too befitting. =__=
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:iconsunny-x-ray:
Sunny-X-Ray Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Student General Artist
Super funny! :D
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:iconmoonlightwillow6:
MoonlightWillow6 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011   Writer
So adorable! Poor artist...
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:iconrguitarboi2:
rguitarboi2 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
whoa. so much love being exchanged between this and my brain!!!!
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:iconzetsubou-ninja:
Zetsubou-Ninja Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Student Digital Artist
haha thats too cute
at first glance I thought the green was drawing orange and orange was unhappy with it.
It would have been talking about how some people are just so picky when you draw portraits of them, like its plastic surgery.
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:iconpandoralewis:
PandoraLewis Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
:love::iconsaysplz:I love it!
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:iconaprilclash:
aprilclash Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:c but awesome!
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:iconmadjackaldelta:
MadJackalDelta Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Student Writer
Amateurs imitate. Professionals steal.
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:icontainteddna:
TaintedDNA Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Student General Artist
haha i remember when i used to trace. i was 4. XD
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:iconkrowcrow:
Krowcrow Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconxd--plz:
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:iconwerewolf-pirate:
Werewolf-Pirate Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool!
Weel done!
I love their expressions!!
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:iconostria:
Ostria Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
Lol from looking at it in the Daily Dev area at the bottom i thought the orange guy was mad at the green guy for drawing them wrong, until i put my cursor over the picture and seeing the name of it XD. Lovin it though :3
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:iconlavida20:
Lavida20 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Student Writer
And all we need is an art cop in this pic..
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:iconanamsohail:
anamsohail Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
hehe gr8! bravo
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