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My friend is stealing my ideas and getting all of the credit for my art, how do I tell her to stop?
I love to draw, its been my passion for years and one of my friends also likes to draw. Both of us have DeviantART accounts and post our works. I used to love her art, but something is bothering me. On DeviantART, there are things called bases, which are generally pictures of people that have no hair or clothes, their purpose is to help artists draw specific poses. So you use them and draw over them like a rough sketch. When you use them though, you are supposed to credit the base maker, the one who originally made the base. My friend uses bases, but doesn’t credit, and she denies that she uses them, but you can tell without a doubt that she does. This however, isn’t the thing that’s bothering me the most. What’s bothering me is that lately, she has been taking my art, something I’ve drawn, changing the position in the slightest bit and changing the color in the background and replacing my characters with hers. She is taking my ideas and using them on hers, taking all the credit, getting tons of views, and comments, and favorites, while I have none. Its really upsetting me, that all the hard work I do to create my art that doesn’t get recognized at all, and then she goes and makes a cheap replicate and gets all this fame and attention. She doesn’t even say that she got the idea from me, and I know that if I talk to her, she’ll deny it, but everyone else I talk to can also tell that she’s copying me without a doubt. And all of our friends, who are friends with both of us, admit that my art is better, so why does she get credit for what I do? Why does she get all the “Oh how cute! I love it!”s and I get nothing, when she’s taking all my hard work? And now she’s even started to copy the designs of my characters, she even starts to wear similar clothes to me and talk like me, and use phrases that I accidentally use alot. Drawing is all I have and she’s taking it away from me. I don’t care that she’s copying me in other ways, but I’m tired of her getting credit for my hard work. Its tearing me up, because I don’t want to hurt her feelings, but she’s to stubborn to listen to me. How can I get her to listen? Better yet, how do I get her to stop?
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