Stolen art…not the first time
First time poster, but this isn’t the first time my work has been ripped off.
My name is Krysztof Nemeth and I am pin-up illustrator based in Lawrence, KS (you can see my site at charm-school.com). For over ten years, I was making a name for myself in Seattle, WA, doing custom pin-up art for organizations and individuals all around the world. I was even introduced to this site by a friend who suggested I put whatever my latest rip-off was for that month. I’ve had many, and since I just saw another YESTERDAY, I figured I better get on this.
So, this is MY drawing:
And here is a crappy Flash-based enlarger-view of the rip-off art.
Anyone can see that this is the same drawing; using “certain tricks” in Illustrator, it surely wasn’t too difficult to make this happen. Nice.
Again, you can see how lazy they were: take off all the clothes, remove the shoes (but don’t finish the feet!), lengthen the hair and call it good. Ta-Da!
When I saw this shirt yesterday, I instantly recognized it as my own, but that something was…”off”. After getting a better look, I did my research and found this “version” of my art here:
I’m sure I’ll have more to share, but this was a nice way to introduce myself.