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Hi everyone!

Just wanted to say thanks for all the support I have been receiving on my more recently uploaded Legend of Zelda set:

and the newest one

I'm really happy that they have been really well received, and I look forward to sharing more art with you in the future.

If you are interested in ordering any prints from me. Please feel free to send me a note!


Also, I wanted to answer a question about the watermarks that are on the newer pieces I have been uploading.

While I have been away from DA, I noticed several of my artworks have been stolen, as well as other Deviants, and reposted on other websites without any credit. Some of these websites steal artworks to use as "stock". So for example, they will cut out the character art, out of the background, and make them available for use as stock with transparent backgrounds for anyone to make anything out of them. These websites never provide credit or link back to the original artist of the pieces. They also use these stolen works as content for their website to generate income for themselves through Ads. :(

To me, I do not mind if my art is being reposted to different websites and shared with others, as long as it is left unaltered from the original. However, I want to be given credit and linked back, because at the very least, as an artist I can receive some promotion, and more people can discover my artworks. ^^;

I think that watermarking is an understandable alternative. Also, this is probably be the best deterrent to prevent artwork from being stolen and sold on eBay so easily, or finding it at a local Asian mall being sold unauthorized as a t-shirt/merchandise print. X__X

Thanks for reading!
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W-E-Z Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
That sucks you get your art stolen :(. Watermarks make artwork ugly and less desirable to share, save, and cherish. 
racketify Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Student General Artist
let me know what website does this
the-weirdo-on-drugs Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I so sorry about how people where stealing from :( those horrible people!!!! Your completely right! I think ever artist deserves to be credited. Your art is amazing and people should know how awesome you are! I only just saw your work at anime banzai and it was AWESOME!! I look up to you your just amazing i love your style! As soon as i get some money on me i want to buy those other poster you where selling if that's okay ^_^
nayuki-chan Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You can send me a note whenever you would like to order! :) Cheers!
MrJechgo Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Fully understandable. Beside, it's always better to get buy them in person ^^
GalvatronLikesPonys Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student General Artist
I have a question for you, because I am fairly worried about something... are you familiar with the Deviant ~yanimator?
nayuki-chan Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hello, ~yanimator and I are both very close :date:
GalvatronLikesPonys Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Okay, because I bought something from him at Tokyo in Tulsa, I wanted to make sure he had your permission to do so :3
MugetsuZero Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I hate that but in all reality nayuki you know when your a good artist when some1 has to steal your stuff. Thats a bigger credit to you honestly. You should contact them in a calm way saying "I don't care that your using my art, just give me the credit". I dont know.

I had the pleasure meeting you briefly at MegaCon, don't know if you remember I was asking about Sakura from street fighter.
MarioxPeach Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
People are stealing your totally cool arts from you? :rage: That does NOT ROCK!!!
toetox3 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Yeah I know the kind of sites your talking about, people use those cut out pngs to create anime graphics like wallpapers right? I agree that at the very least they should give credit, and putting watermarks on your work was the right thing to do!
SonicWolvelina99 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I find it sad that those who spend a lot of time on their work get shoved to corner while the one recolouring gets the fame. That's why we have watermarks but people still steal others work.
Sixth-Element-Carbon Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
That's so messed up. I even see idiots on Myspace and Photobucket uploading recolors of DA people's stuff. It's so stupid.
aznswordmaster1 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Student General Artist
Its sad for me to see that artist stop posting works cause they get their works stolen. ): Hopefully the watermarks will prevent people from stealing the artworks, cause seeing your works gives me some motivation boost to try and better myself. (:
AnonymousManiac Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
I personnally feel we need a nother solution... a water marks do not affect the entire image and can be cut around it... unless it does affect the entire image in which case it be comes intrusive... It annoys me when an artist puts watermarks on their images because it distorts the image and I begin to agonize over the fact that I cant see the image in all its glory... One day I will create an organization of artists, that will work protect the hard work in which is the internet, and I will see to it that it becomes law that a law is passed stating:

Unless stated otherwise, specifically, in wording that cannot mean anything else, and stands alone, as a single separate sentence or paragraph, that this material may not be altered in any way, duplicated, or removed from this page unless...

and here you would clearly and concisely state your exceptions
it is otherwise assumed that you must either give clear and unmistakeable credit to the artist, or suffer a large fine and Jail, all money from the fine would be left to the artist untaxed, without exception.

The organization would then handle all complaints and would perhaps have its own separate system to judge people on. (so as to reduce complaints that we shouldn't be worrying about this when we have murderers around. Because a thief is a murderer, a murderer of the pride of an artist for the success of a job well done, along with potential income.
aznswordmaster1 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Student General Artist
See the problem with that idea, its like downloading music, people know its illegal and whose gonna stop them? The internet is far to large to be just monitored like that. Most people probably don't feel guilty about downloading music without buying it, its kinda same case with stealing art, those guys that take those art works usually aren't gonna care, and thats why some artist try to use watermarks to protect their wort like that, even though it may not be the most effective method.
AnonymousManiac Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
perhaps but its worth a try and it also seems that creative commons is that company well somewhat
Soumarukaji Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
i actually saw a pic of kevin's out on DA exactly as you described, someone had removed the background on his ichigo picture and posted it as their own.
nayuki-chan Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yea, it really sucks when that happens. Even with my older pieces (ie. Grimmjow [link]) it has my DA address lightly watermarked on it, but they cut out the character, so it cut out alot of the watermark. And in trying to make the watermark as unintrusive as possible (by making it very light) it ended up being very easy overlook too once cut out from the background.

This is why we can't have nice things. :(
Nikufei Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
or finding it at a local Asian mall being sold unauthorized as a t-shirt/merchandise print. X__X

ughh p-mall
BrookeJuda Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Professional Photographer
...Those art thiefs... :I
They are seriously a big problem on the web.. I wish somebody came up with some super idea to get rid of them all...LOL
AnonymousManiac Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
I know how about a bomb... to violent

Even better "cut" them out of their "background" and sell them... oh wait they wouldn't sell because they're so "cheap"

in all seriousness it is a problem, its called plagiarism, I don't know if you do this but you can use a Creative Commons license. I'm still working on figuring out how that gets in-forced though, and copy-write what you are most proud of... and do it quick, combine pieces to save cost... just protect it with the use of the law... And mind you shitheels, the internet is not a synonym for the public domain... on many occasion the people, both utilizes and authors alike, have spoken. we put work into what we do and you aint having any of it.
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