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April 17, 2013
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Marvel by ex-astris1701 Marvel by ex-astris1701
Q: You find 15 dollars in the middle of the street. Do you (a) Keep it - it's only $15 anyway; (b) Spend it; (c) Think to yourself "It's not money I earned, nor was it given to me intentionally, so I have no right to take it. I think I should give it to someone in authority who can then decide what to do with it."

If you answered (c) then please feel free to skip over this next section of text. If you are one of the few but absolutely wonderful people who like to share but give credit where credit is due, never presumes to have the right to redistribute someone else's art, even with the intention of "doing them a favor" and instead always ask permission before doing something that will impact someone else, the following information will be nothing new to you. (And, you are an awesome person). If you answered (a) or (b) listen up:

This image, entitled "Marvel", was created for personal, nonprofit use only. You may share this image by linking to this page. However, you are not authorized to redistribute, alter, customize, display, trace, use, make available for download in part or in whole, or in any way modify this image for either commercial or noncommercial use. Blah, blah, blah et cetera, et cetera. This piece is the property of Karissa Cole/ex-astris1701 2013.

In other words, you may share this image under the following conditions:
• Attribution — You must attribute this work to Karissa Cole and/or ex-astris1701, and/or ea1701. However, do not make this image available for download on any site. If you share this image, direct people back here for downloading and/or viewing the full-size image.
• Noncommercial — You may not use this work for commercial purposes.
• No Derivative Works — You may not alter, transform, or build upon this work.

Disregarding my artistic right will result in my army of fire breathing llamas hunting you down and destroying you where you sit. And if that doesn’t work, we’ll sic the lawyers on you. The legal penalties for copyright infringement are:

Infringer pays fees for each work infringed.
Infringer pays for all attorneys fees and court costs.
The infringer can go to jail.

You have been warned.

So, why the speil? It's nothing personal. But I have the right to share my work, and I have the right to determine how this artistic piece can be used and by whom. It's not much to ask that my simple rights be respected. For some reason some people seem to think they are exempt from the conditions laid forth by myself for my work, and the like of other artists. You're not exempt unless we tell you otherwise. Got that? You, yes, you, you are the same as everyone else. I do hate to sound like a jerk, because truthfully, I'm not a bad person. I just feel strongly about artists' rights, and I see no reason to give up in what's right. I have several times come across people using, altering, or redistributing my art without my permission and without crediting me despite the fact that on all of my deviations I specifically state nothing of the kind is permitted. Please respect my rights. If you didn't make it, you have no right to take it. Even if you think you're doing the artist a favor, don't do it without asking. Got that? Do something better with your time than rip off art, even if you think it's no big deal. I'm a person who matters. My art matters to me. My rights should matter to you.

"Marvel" Artist's Description:

I just watched, like, six Marvel movies in the past week. One of them was playing in the background when I was trying to come up a name for this piece...I think you see where I'm going with this...

Ever just get the urge to suddenly type in all caps? Or is that just me?

This was an experiment in some new techniques. Just trying to get outside the box.
Artist's prerogative.
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esk6a Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks damn freaking beautiful! I just love the colors you used here. Really sexy!
ex-astris1701 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013   General Artist
Thank you!
I-Plexiglass Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work going on here. There is definitely a Marvel-esque feel, something marvellous (ahem) that is so
much larger than life and alive with vibrant hues and texture.
The planet here looks terrific! I adore the bright blue in the void behind it; it's like an aquatic starfield. :heart:
ex-astris1701 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013   General Artist
Thank you :heart: :)
I-Plexiglass Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not at all. :hug:
Techz59 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very realistic :o
ex-astris1701 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013   General Artist
Thank you :)
Mischievous-Eyes Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013   General Artist
ex-astris1701 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013   General Artist
I KNOW RIGHT? ... Hmm. Nope. It's gone now. I just don't feel like using all caps.
Bull53Y3 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
not bad :clap:
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