I hope none of my stuff has been stolen. I don't have many pictures (since I don't have a lot of time), but 3/4 that I have so far I worked pretty hard on them. They're not amazing, but I REALLY hope people don't steal them. It annoys me how people can just take something, claim it as theirs, and then everyone will believe them, maybe even get more likes than the original. Seriously, it's sad that there are people who want to be popular, so they just steal other people's work to try and get attention that they don't deserve. Is there a lot of art stealing on deviantart? Are there really that many cases of art-theft?
I had put up my artwork for YMCA over summer and it was my first gallery ever!! And then when I went to pick up my art, they said they couldn't find 3 of my pieces. You are telling me you couldn't find my 2 pieces that are a 3rd of my size!? As well as my favorite piece!?
I've had someone copy my art before. What I think is the most disturbing part about it is that everyone takes their word for it even after you come on the scene to clear up things with the truth. It's like now YOU have to prove you're the original artist and you weren't copying THEM.
Fortunately, I had all the proof I needed and even the date I had drawn it was on the picture. Even after having been caught red handed, however, this person showed no remorse and we were in conflict for a time after that.