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I really hate having to deal with this type of thing these days, the internet dramas, but I feel I have to say something in support of my friend :iconexileden:, who has been working on this wonderful piece:

WIP werewolf by Exileden

There are those of you that are accusing her of "stealing" from me, that she copied my work "Eyes of the Night"

Eyes of the Night by Goldenwolf

I am here to say that, no, she did not.  There are similarities to be sure, but she has already stated that this is a tribute to some of her favorite anthro artists, including me, and no part of this is directly copied from any piece of art or any artist.  Copying anyone was not her intention, and I think the piece is coming along beautifully.  I hope she finishes it!

You are all entitled to your opinions, but please, -knock it off-.  Would you just let artists create already?  We artists will find out if someone is directly stealing from us, believe me, but this petty "this pose looks vaguely like the one so-and-so used over here" or "that hand/foot/eyeball/species" or "that style looks like so-and-so's" is getting ridiculous and is extremely childish.  I thank all of you for looking out for my artwork (as do the rest of the artists you admire) but you really need to cool it DA.  

Otherwise, I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas, Blessed Yule, Happy Kwanza, and all the other Holidays.  May they be very merry and bright ^.^
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:iconkailaniinaliak:
KailaniinaliaK Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
here here!
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:iconlynxwolf:
lynxwolf Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I really don't mind if someone uses my work as inspiration.. I direct copy would annoy me but inspiration is dif.. there is no caused to attack anyone. If you felt copied I'm sure you would have said something..
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:iconwolf-fae:
wolf-fae Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Thanks for clarifying!
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:iconvoidrae:
Voidrae Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As sad as it is, not even dA is as bad as WH has gotten lately with the, "Lets attack artists for perceived faults and not anything based on reality" game.
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:iconalmiras:
Almiras Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
The other piece looks inspired, not copied. Its beautiful ^.^
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:iconfuckinmeow:
FuckinMeow Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Well said. btw... Big fan. You pretty much rock. :)
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:iconvalhalrion:
Valhalrion Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Filmographer
Wow! It is extremely close though! They both are quite incredible :D Nice work!
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:iconcoolcat007:
coolcat007 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I agree. If all 7 billion people on the planet would make a drawing, it is most likely that some of them would look a bit like someone else's work, but that doesn't have to be stealing.
There are maybe a few billion way's to draw something. That doesn't look alike. There are probably more than a billion drawings and not everything has been drawn yet, so the chances that, even when you draw something without reference, there is already something that looks like what you made.
Also, what you draw is influenced by what you've seen in your life. Every picture, drawing or real world object you see influences what and how you draw.
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:iconjinggo78:
Jinggo78 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Yeah... It's getting kind of dumb. Unless something is blatantly obviously copied (like tracing or something) we're all just coping what we've seen in our heads right? Or real life? We see something in our head and we make it. And when it comes to poses you can't really be accused of doing something wrong. Any pose you can think of has already been drawn by somebody somewhere. So that means we're all copying which is silly. I laugh at people who say "you copied that pose".
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GalleryOfGray Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
It is a beautiful piece and it's very sad that someone cannot create art like this without facing rabid retaliation for it. I can't wait to see it finished either. I hope some folks realize in the future(if they don't now,) how disrespectful they were.
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