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Hey all! I decided to talk to you guys about something. And don't think this is pointed to only boys because I said "guys." I call everybody that, lol.

Anyways, what I wanted to talk to you about is something that happens on dA a lot: Stolen artwork. There are different factors that go into why somebody steals another's art, but I'm here to talk about a particular scenario; the situation I call, The Extremely Insecure Artist.

This is something I've seen many times. The Insecure Artist joins dA only to find that day after day of posting pictures they've drawn that no one (or maybe one or two) comments on them. This for most people can make the artist feel even worse about themselves when the goal was to feel better about themselves.

So, after browsing through the dA search engine, they find a picture in the same area that they had been drawing. This picture is different though. What makes it so is that it has an abundance of comments and favs. So, it makes the artist think...Maybe if I draw something like THAT, then people will start commenting on my stuff! Then, they draw something that is almost exactly the same. They don't get any activity for a while until that one person comes along and sees that the OC is the same as one of their friends on dA and tell that friend.

This makes the situation worse in some ways because they tell the Insecure Artist to take down the picture or to at least say that the OC isn't theirs. Devastated, the Artist continues to try to find more ways to get more comments. Making another version of someone else's picture didn't work so well, so the only "logical" next step is to take a picture completely and claim it as their own.

Soon enough, they get what they wanted: More activity on their page, more comments, favs, and even some watchers! ...until someone recognizes the picture and tells everyone who commented such nice things about the picture that the Artist stole it. Everyone goes nuts. They call the Artist a "b**ch" or tell them to "F*** off the other artists' pictures. They all completely switch from loving the Insecure Artist to hating her.

The Insecure Artist's world comes crashing down. They can't do anything to please people. When they did the work themselves no one liked it, when they stole, everyone hated them. They then try over and over stealing more art and they become known for that. People curse at them when what they want is some love and attention. Instead, they're getting what they get in the real world online, too.

Why I'm saying this is...there are many ways that this can be prevented. I'm not saying to comment on every single piece of art that isn't extremely good, but every once in a while just encourage a fellow artist. Also, if you yourself run into an Insecure Artist, there are a LOT of nicer things you can say than those things I typed. I'm serious. How you phrase things changes everything for them. Just say you want to see THEIR drawings and not someone else's on their page instead of cursing them off. That just makes it worse for them and their emotions will only escalate.

I know that not many of you will read this, but to those of you who are, thank you! And please take my advice about this. Help the weak instead of making them weaker...

Love,
Sonny:star:
  • Mood: Compassion

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Sonny (Well, that's my nickname)
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Hey everybody!

Before I say anything on my bio, I just wanna say....I am a Christian. My life belongs to Christ. My heart belongs to Jesus. He is my strength and my all. He's the true reason why I live today. Thank you Lord, for all the years you've put up with me.

It's me. (obviously). :iconblue-splz::iconblue-oplz::iconblue-nplz::iconblue-nplz::iconblue-yplz:
So, yeah. I do a variety of different pictures most of them are from my little pony friendship is magic.

I do have OTHER interests besides my drawing my little pony. I write songs, sing, dance, play guitar, drums, piano, and MANY OTHER PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS! :jawdrop:

So, yeah, I'm a music freak! XD :music: :tunes: :sing:

Anyways, I like other shows and movies besides my little pony, too. I like Cars, and....uh...oh yeah and Disney channel shows like "shake it up" "good luck charlie" and of course "phineas and ferb!" :giggle: I also am a BIG fan of SonicX. I do many many many many MANY drawings of them, but I don't post them on here. Not sure what people would think of 'em.

I also am into Transformers Prime. Yes, I am a bot fan! :D
If you don't wanna call me 3600LetGo, just call me Sonny. My friends call me Sonny 'cuz I brighten up a room easily :XD:

Oh, if you can, PLEASE donate some points to me. I'd REALLY appreciate it. ^^

USA Language Level stamp4 by Faeth-design Spanish lang2 by Faeth-design French 3 by Faeth-design

Here's some stuff about me...

:bulletred: Age: Teen :XD:
:bulletorange: Favorite color: Royal Purple^^
:bulletyellow: Favorite activity(ies): Singing, drawing, hanging with friends.
:bulletgreen: Favorite music: Rock, Pop, Hip-Hop, Metal, Christian Contemporary, and Instrumentals.
:bulletblue: Favorite Band(s): Skillet, FireFlight, Red, Three Days Grace, ect.
:bulletpurple: Heritage: Scottish, German, Native American (Cherokee), Swedish, and French.

So, that's about it. BYES!! :wave:

:icondummydanceplz::la::tighthug::giggle::happybounce::D:dance::hug::love::iconyaaayplz::juggle::typerhappy:
YAY FOR STAMPS AND THE PEOPLE WHO MADE THEM!!!!
Pegasister Stamp by Kezzi-Rose This is a Stamp? by Candy-Swirl Pegasister Stamp by jaydensunn Sonic Rainboom stamp by AmberApple My Own World Stamp by Mirz123 Years Fly Stamp by Mirz123 Stamp - Night Owl by superhorse1999 Earth without Art - Stamp - by Gewalgon I'm Famous Stamp by Khrinx Daily... by prosaix Never Stop Dreaming by star-finder

Here's my dA family

My IRL big brother (el hermano mayor)
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My dA brothers (los hermanos)
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:icondj-4mpy: ( :iconsonicamp: )
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My dA cousin XD (el primo)

:iconfusiondax:

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"If you really love someone, show them by how you treat them." --Sonny:star:
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It'd be really nice of you to donate! That is uh...if you have the points or if you want to....I want to save up to keep this Premium Membership going.

I do adoptables. Here are the ones that are still open

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Adoptable OPEN! by 3600LetGo

Fillies 6 :points: colt 5 :points:
#3 Adoptables OPEN! by 3600LetGo

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Adoptable OPEN!! by 3600LetGo

I also do commissions. You can just name your price. I do hand-drawings and I do pictures on my paint program.
Here are the commissions I did so far and how many points the people chose to pay...

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Kicking Clouds by 3600LetGo

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CowGirl Luna X3 by 3600LetGo

10 :points:
R63 Lightning Boom by 3600LetGo

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Hey all! I decided to talk to you guys about something. And don't think this is pointed to only boys because I said "guys." I call everybody that, lol.

Anyways, what I wanted to talk to you about is something that happens on dA a lot: Stolen artwork. There are different factors that go into why somebody steals another's art, but I'm here to talk about a particular scenario; the situation I call, The Extremely Insecure Artist.

This is something I've seen many times. The Insecure Artist joins dA only to find that day after day of posting pictures they've drawn that no one (or maybe one or two) comments on them. This for most people can make the artist feel even worse about themselves when the goal was to feel better about themselves.

So, after browsing through the dA search engine, they find a picture in the same area that they had been drawing. This picture is different though. What makes it so is that it has an abundance of comments and favs. So, it makes the artist think...Maybe if I draw something like THAT, then people will start commenting on my stuff! Then, they draw something that is almost exactly the same. They don't get any activity for a while until that one person comes along and sees that the OC is the same as one of their friends on dA and tell that friend.

This makes the situation worse in some ways because they tell the Insecure Artist to take down the picture or to at least say that the OC isn't theirs. Devastated, the Artist continues to try to find more ways to get more comments. Making another version of someone else's picture didn't work so well, so the only "logical" next step is to take a picture completely and claim it as their own.

Soon enough, they get what they wanted: More activity on their page, more comments, favs, and even some watchers! ...until someone recognizes the picture and tells everyone who commented such nice things about the picture that the Artist stole it. Everyone goes nuts. They call the Artist a "b**ch" or tell them to "F*** off the other artists' pictures. They all completely switch from loving the Insecure Artist to hating her.

The Insecure Artist's world comes crashing down. They can't do anything to please people. When they did the work themselves no one liked it, when they stole, everyone hated them. They then try over and over stealing more art and they become known for that. People curse at them when what they want is some love and attention. Instead, they're getting what they get in the real world online, too.

Why I'm saying this is...there are many ways that this can be prevented. I'm not saying to comment on every single piece of art that isn't extremely good, but every once in a while just encourage a fellow artist. Also, if you yourself run into an Insecure Artist, there are a LOT of nicer things you can say than those things I typed. I'm serious. How you phrase things changes everything for them. Just say you want to see THEIR drawings and not someone else's on their page instead of cursing them off. That just makes it worse for them and their emotions will only escalate.

I know that not many of you will read this, but to those of you who are, thank you! And please take my advice about this. Help the weak instead of making them weaker...

Love,
Sonny:star:
  • Mood: Compassion

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SteerpikeOFFICIAL Featured By Owner 6 hours ago
Happy birthday, Sonny, it's matt. Thank for gracing us with your presence for all these years. :) (I don't know what information you want to keep private, so I'll leave my message at that.)
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CosmoCutie Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
I sent an angel to watch over you last night but it came back.I asked, "why?"The angel said, "angels don't watch over angels."Twenty one angels are IN your world.Ten of them are sleeping, Ten are playing, one is reading this message.Send this to ten friends including me.I guess if I don't get it back I'm not one of them. As soon as you get five replies someone you love will quietly surprise you.Please read, not joking. God has seen you struggling with something. God says it's over. A blessing is coming your way. If you believe in God send this message on. Please don't ignore it. You are being tested. God is going to fix two things BIG tonight in your favor. DROP everything and pass it on. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. Don't break this chain. Send this to 14 friends in 10 minutes. It's not that hard :3
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SonicAmp Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey Sonny. *hugs*
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3600LetGo Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi :)
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SonicAmp Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OH MY LUNA! :tighthug:
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3600LetGo Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
XD yeah, I'm back...how have you been?
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Eisluk Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for watch. :iconfluttershyhappyplz:
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3600LetGo Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe^^ no problem
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ChillyBilly4 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Student Artist
Hello! ;w; Is it possible I could get a commission..?
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3600LetGo Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, sure^^ What would ya like?
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