Phenomenal picture! To date, this has become one of my favorites. To your knowledge, has this picture *ever* been licensed and colored? I ask because I've seen it pop up all over as fitness motivation lately, with text all over it. But it's a crop of the picture (cut down to Diana's torso), and it makes me wonder if it's a crop of one of the stolen Liam York pieces. If it is, it breaks my heart that people are still perpetuating the theft. I love Wonder Woman, and I have the utmost respect for the artists who take on the monumental task of drawing and inking her likeness, and I WISH people would take the time to research the origin of a picture before hacking it to bits, or just randomly downloading it so they can plaster lame "motivational" text all over the top of it.
Regardless of all the negativity, I respect your work on the piece, and wanted to thank you for sharing it here. It's incredibly well done, and really captures the overall tone of fighting the zombie fight. Love it!
Wow. Thank you so much for your fantastic feedback. Really means a lot.
As far as licensed and colored goes I have not agreed to anything. Unless of course Leonardo Gondim has, but I dont know. I havent seen any of these motivational posters you're talking about. I might have to have a search. Thanks again.
This is the artist friend of mine that made the first discovery of a piece of his that was a live art for charity piece. chrisozfulton.deviantart.com/ He has a journal entry explaining some of it here on dArt. A website in the "thief's honor" was built: www.liamyorkstealsart.com and has other screen shots before accounts began "disappearing". There were over 50 of us finding him in all various social sites (linkedin, tumblr, reddit, facebook, dArt, youtube, etc) and managed to shut down most of his sites. DeviantArt deactivated his account finally yesterday...but he had lots of the stolen art for sale here As we found pieces in his Facebook portfolio, we searched to find the original artist and notify them...over 200 images discovered. His portfolio boasted that he was attending a UK art school. The school was notified and we learned that he never even attended.
As Chris Oz stated...when art is stolen, it isn't just an image, but a piece of the artist and the lifelong journey he/she took to acquire the skills. I am so proud to be a part of a community that pulls together and looks out for one another.
While this was a criminal act...I have to say it allowed me to stumble on some amazing artists (such as yourself) that I don't think I would have discovered otherwise.
Wow, it has amazed me how much you and your friends really worked together. I never realized til now how strong a community deviantART has become. I've never considered my work to be outstanding in any way. It's just something I like to do. The fact that someone ripped my work and people went through the effort to protect it is a real compliment. So again, thank you. Hope you have a great day as well.