It's a strongly divided issue, and I do not mean politics.
I recently had a prominent Deviant critique my use of water-marking.
I water mark most every image, keep them from being downloadable (unless it's a tutorial or such)
and keep the viewing size medium, never hug never small.
I find it depressing that people will be put off or think less of my work due to this fact, and it's presumptuous that
anyone would want to claim my art as their own.
But, hey, I stand by this and even on *DryadStudios ;
I share, I want feedback and joy to my watchers, but I am not sacrificing my work.
Is truly greedy, selfish, and an arrogant assumption? (Or maybe vainly paranoid that anyone would bother to steal your artwork.)
Does it stagnate the appreciation of artwork?
The sharing and distribution of anything online is unstoppable, and it's not a bad thing.
But what is your level tolerance? How far is too far? What is over kill and what is unprotective of art theft?
What is your level of protecting/monitoring/ paranoia?
Thanks for your time and interest.
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Nuff said, I am a Multi-talented Hower artist with a Mouth of Sauron fetish. Deal with it.
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