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Reborn From the Ashes by artblock97 Reborn From the Ashes by artblock97
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Reborn From the Ashesby artblock97

deviantART Related / Devious Fun / Other©2012-2014 artblock97
I decided to go with a phoenix because I think they are very majestic looking (or at least that's how I imagine them), and I thought it would be easier to stay within the color requirements. I hope you like it.

edit: I have recently been informed that my entry strongly resembles another person's phoenix here on deviant art [link] that I used as a reference. Though I did not intend to copy this person's work and did not know that it was copyrighted material at the time I must withdraw my t shirt from the contest. I appreciate all of you who have voted for my t shirt, but I would not be able to accept winning knowing that I did it unfairly. thank you to *Vyrilien to bringing this to my attention.
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Vyrilien Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not to be mean, but I happened to notice the design is copied from *WhiteRaven90's rather well-known phoenix painting: [link] Did you ask for her permission?
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artblock97 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
correction: I did use this person's image as a reference and must have forgotten seeing as I used 4 other images for reference as well. At the time I was not aware that this belonged to a person on deviant art because I found it on google and I was directed to a different site.
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Vyrilien Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh I see. Well, it is rather a popular image to be floating around the web so I can understand.

Again, I don't want to come off being nasty and it's nothing personal, but in the future you may want to not use an image found from the internet and draw as much from it as you did. You can use references, sure, but in your case I recognized the source material instantly; the pose is exactly the same and there was little change to the main design.

I'm just being difficult because you submitted it for an official contest with the prospect of winning money. DA staff can be strict, as they should be, with possible copyright infringement. It was also underlined rather heavily in the Official Terms that it had to be completely original work. Here's an excerpt:


6. YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT:

By submitting an Entry, you represent and warrant:

That you have the absolute and unrestricted right to submit the Entry as your sole work under the Terms and Conditions of the Design Challenge;
All images of people or names of people that appear in the Entry, if any, have unconditionally granted to you the right to use their respective names or images for the Entry without any additional compensation to be paid for those rights and you will produce a signed grant on request;
Other than the assets provided for download from the Design Challenge Page, the Entry and every part of the Entry does not infringe on any intellectual property rights or other property interests of any other person, company or enterprise.


I'd like seeing it deleted, or resubmitted with proper credit, but NOT as a contest entry, but it's all up to you, really. Wish you the best in the contest still. I saw that you had another entry :)
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artblock97 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the warning I have withdrawn my entry from the contest.
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Vyrilien Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much. Also, thank you for not taking offense to me. Again, wish you the best with your other entry and have a good day!
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artblock97 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks, you too.
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artblock97 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
sorry, I did not intend to copy this persons phoenix but to be honest with you I did not even use it as a reference. Though I must admit I have seen it before. If I did copy this person's art it was totally unintentional. I did not ask for their permission but, If by some miracle I do manage to win this contest I will give them some of the money and credit.
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MistrissTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
where's the base of the shirt?
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artblock97 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not sure I understand your question. :confused:
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MistrissTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
a blank shirt base thing...?
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