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xstortionist
Derek Stevenson
Artist
United States
My name is Derek

Graphic Designer
Web Designer
Web Developer
Guitarist
Song Writer
Music Producer

Current Residence: Fort Myers, FL
Favourite genre of music: Rock, indie, punk, hardcore, jazz, progressive jazz, classical rock, heavy metal
Favourite style of art: Advertising Design / Photography
Operating System: beer googles 2.0
Shell of choice: turtle
Skin of choice: white and tan
Personal Quote: Don\'t hate me cause you Ain\'t me!
Interests
  • Listening to: Wes Montgemory
  • Reading: ...
  • Watching: ...
  • Playing: ...
  • Eating: my dreams
  • Drinking: h20
The other day I uploaded some Photoshop styles to GraphicRiver that I had sitting around in my portfolio that were just collecting dust. I get this message back from the reviewer:

"Unfortunately, your submission is too similar to existing item(s) in our marketplace. Your upload must be a unique concept not based on any existing marketplace item."

This strikes me odd considering GraphicRiver hasn't even been around for 5 years. So I browse the photoshop text effects portion of their marketplace and I find a plethora of photoshop styles that were copied from a lot of pieces I uploaded here.

So as some of you know, I've given away from designs, logos, text effects, etc... through deviantart, well all it takes is one bad apple to ruin the bunch. I will now not be giving away any more free items and I am going to be removing all of my artwork for my online portfolios so that no one is able to steal my work and republish it as their own.

I guess I could go through the DMCA notice act but unfortunately I really just don't have the time to do all of that nonsense. So instead, I'm just going to remove my artwork and not upload any more items due to thieves taking our hard work and claiming it as their own.

Just sad how they can get away with this stuff.

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Fyrrea Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you by Fyrrea  
Hello! Hi!
Thank you so much for the support! I'm very happy you enjoyed looking at my art.
I hope you have an amazing day! Hugs,
Gosia
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yuuike Featured By Owner Edited Jan 25, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Ahhhh thank you so much for the watch bby:iconmuahplz: I really appreciate it <333

If you like my art feel free to check me out on YouTube ,Tumblr , or Facebook  :iconasdfghbeeplz: //shamelessly advertises LOL
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xstortionist Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016
No problem. You have really great work. I'll checkout the youtube on my lunch break here at the office.

Question: Are you using a wacom tablet? If so, what model? I'm in the market.
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yuuike Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016  Student Digital Artist
haha thanks again for the support~! >v<

And yea I do! I have an intuos 5
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D1e7el Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
Hey Derek! Hope you and yours had an amazing holiday! I am sure you and Felicia spoiled those cute boys of yours!

Wishing you and your family a happy, healthy and prosporous New Year! (my spelling sucks - but you get the gist :)
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xstortionist Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
Yup! The boys had a great Christmas, I got Felicia canon rebel SLR camera so she was very happy. Took plenty of photos I'm just too lazy to upload anything.

Had a couple of teeth pulled right before the new year, so that wasn't very pleasant, still recovering.

How about you and the family? How did the holiday's go?
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sengster Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Haven't drop by your page in a while. How's it going? I see you are still doing some great designs :). Are you still working on website design as well?
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xstortionist Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Yea, I'm still doing some design stuff here and there, mainly digital marketing like google adwords and data mining.... but still doing design sometimes.

Things are going pretty good for me. Got married a couple of weeks ago but my mom passed away the week before the wedding. It was a really tough time after mom passed but things are getting better now.

Other then that, I have 2 beautiful son's, couldn't ask for more!

When you and your hubby gonna have some kids?!?! Better get a move on it! :D
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sengster Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awh sorry to hear about your mom. :/. Didn't know you got married. Congrats! I wanna see pix :). Do you have a facebook? Did I add you to my facebook? I'm not on often, but I post photos and random stuff sometimes that I don't show on DA. Weddings are fussy social events. I'm glad I won't have to go through it again.
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xstortionist Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
yep, you can add me here [link]
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