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Take Your Stupid Pills by Canadian-Rainwater Take Your Stupid Pills by Canadian-Rainwater
EDIT: Some people seem to be misinterpreting the purpose of this picture. I don't actually wish death to the people who "steal" my artwork; this is a gross exaggeration, as are most of the pictures in my gallery, meant to reflect the frustration a lot of artists feel when they find their work uncredited on another site that has been used without their permission or awareness, or used as someone's tacky background on a website.

Some people are also concerned about my decision to use Malfatto - despite him being Ubisoft's copyrighted material and not my own original design - which they feel contradicts the message. On the contrary, it was supposed to 1.) be a pun off the fact that he is a doctor in the game Assassin's Creed and would therefor be the one "prescribing" people medication, and 2.) to dismiss the theory that simply because it's a piece of fanart it is free game for anyone to use.

It may be someone else's character, but it is my own artwork. I don't claim to own Malfatto, the same way I don't get mad when other people draw fan art of my characters, in fact I love seeing others' interpretations of them.


Some people get upset when I get offended for the re-use or redistribution of my art, so to avoid any confusion in the future I thought I'd clarify here and now what I personally consider to be plagiarism of my art:

:bulletgreen: Generally, if it's in my gallery it STAYS in my gallery. If it's in my gallery it does NOT belong nor need to be in yours. I don't see why my pictures need to be in your Facebook album or on your Myspace page, especially when I haven't been asked or notified for permission. I'm not too bothered if I'm credited or linked back to next to whatever picture has been used, but most of the time people don't do this. I'd also like to know when my work's been used, so is it really so hard to ask?

:bulletblue: If I drew it it's NOT your work to use as a background, to crop down for profile pictures or icons, or to chop up for photo-manipulations, since it's not your work.

:bulletgreen: If it's my original character it most certainly is NOT yours to use, copy, trace, or redistribute at all in any way, shape, or form. I've had people get mad at me because one of my Watchers told them off for using my own original character as their website background! I won't get mad if it's fanart, but passing off my OCs as your own and using them as profile pictures, backgrounds, or as your own characters in chat-rooms or forums is a sure-fire way to get on my bad side.

:bulletblue: If it says "Do not copy, trace, redistribute, or reuse without permission" then DON'T DO IT!!!

It's only common courtesy to ask before using something that isn't yours, be it a piece of writing, a picture of someone else's character, or even fanart. I trust we've all been to school; haven't you ever been lectured about plagiarism? That's using someone else's material without due credit or permission, and where I come from you can get expelled quiet easily for that. This is no different, so please, respect the artist's wishes.

If you're still unsure whether an artist will get mad at you - or me, in this case - just drop me a note. I'm sure others feel the same way and would appreciate the effort.

Malfatto (C) Ubisoft/Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
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DrBirdman Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
Strange you would use me because I've stolen art before. I even had the Mona Lisa over my fireplace for awhile.
hannoth Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You don't have to worry about people who say their wishes of someone's demise, you have to worry about those who DON'T say it.

If anything, this picture makes you less suspicious.
SilentGirl888 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
OMG! It's the Plague Doctor!!!
zhugebeifong Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't steal artwork. I use what's called blanks. I find them via internet, if they're free; I take them, then I customize them to my personality.
SomeRedDame Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist
Would you hate me to death if I printed this out as a poster for my wall? X_x; I've loved this for ages, but... considering the subject, I was like "Would.. that be a really awkward kind of irony? ...I should ask her first. x.x"
Canadian-Rainwater Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Ech, go ahead.
SomeRedDame Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist
Hah thank you! ♥
Spartan2016 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Omg I will not steal art any more
DawnSentinel Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Wow, yet there are people in the comments saying that you have to expect your art to get stolen. So, you just going to stand there and let them get away with it? Sheesh, at least give us a solution (and no, taking your artwork down because you are intimidated by moronic thieves is not one)
Queenstormwolf15 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Darzin101 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this picture! Great work. ;)
Darkgreendracon Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
<I was skimming across some things and noticed Green pills with the "death sign" on them.>
This intrigued me and so I read all of your post here.
I have had this happen to me, accusations mind you.
Not gonna go into detail with this issue, however it is a terrible one we have to deal with on a constant basis.
We, as artists, cant even put our art up for those of who wish to view it ect.
So with that I tip my hat off to you :) Very good job with this one.
originalnameless Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, awesome... from the pose to perspective to details, excellent! :iconmonkeythumbplz:

Art thieves piss me off, 2 of my friends have been victimized by those talentless losers who can't even draw on their own, some just found pics and thought they can simply use it, worse, some really claim it as their own! :iconvoodooplz::icondestroyplz:
Canadian-Rainwater Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Professional Filmographer
These people need to learn respect, seriously. Sorry to hear about your friends' troubles.
10000playboy Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
i think its good people take someones else art and show it to people else where but i agree that they should take and give some credit to the artist if they don't ask for permission at least the worst people is those that take the credit themselves
KaienLoveYaoi2 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Student General Artist
That is way cool and way scary :heart:
Silver297 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
(get the reference, get a bottle of good PEELZ)
DreamsphereINC Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Ippman475 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student General Artist
shiny ok I'll take the pills that I just and don't know what they are for[ drinks it ....2:00am body is lifeless; *knok knok* docter comes in sorry I gave you the wrong meds... Hey wake up.. Oohh fk]
BlackRoseAsh Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
I laughed and then I died. Thank god I had a bottled fairy with me. I most certainly am not going to call that bastard back in the morning.

But seriously, I love this. Great job!
MayMercedes Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist
great job :D
dreamteam17 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
NumberSevin Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
InvisibleCorpseGirl Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Lidius-Arcanriz Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
that will showthem

Proud Creed FanatK
Shadowhunter625 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
is that the plague doctor?
Lidius-Arcanriz Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
PyromaniacVampire Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:clap: Nice poster! Respect! ;):thumbsup:
NightofRome Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
take two ever three hours until you can no longer stand.
NIGHTLYTHEWOLF Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love the effects and details you put in your pics, theyre just so awesome!XD
Brain-Hemorrhage Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
MY gosh I 100% support this message, it's beautiful o^o I am dealing with this myself being a fanartist and people taking my work to make a Tumblr display even when I had disclaimers asking people not to redistribute or post. I plan to really decide on what to do before reposting my artwork again. Seriously, this entire description sums up my feelings about my own work. Serious respect.
Artemis-s-girlxxx Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
Amen to that!
mobsterleader72 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this XD
blackdesukawaiidesu Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
Motivational Posters aren't allowed on dA
AlbtraumSpaten Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Where does it say that.
pokeguru23 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
I wonder how many calls he get?
DatLoon Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Student General Artist
oh, mr-doctohhhhhh...
i was good patient.

and thank you, i saw Malfatto in another light. It's great time for fanart, heheh.
xCavazza Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
-salutes. Yessir!

Though, unrelated to the fact that stealing any art from anyone is just plain bad, this is still an amazing work :D
PyschoArtist90 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cactusfantastico Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This was such a funny picture that I made it my facebook profile pic
Kiwishard98 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WHAT?? ~cactusfantastico, the entire reason *Canadian-Rainwater made this deviation was to let us know that we SHOULDN'T use her art without asking her permission first!!

And you're telling me you made this your Facebook profile picture...Did you even read the description?? :facepalm:
CrimsonxSpirit Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist
i love your art so much.
RinTheCrazyWolf Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011   Traditional Artist
very awesome
ryanbubba7 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
suicidalassassin Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
His design reminds me of Akiman from Joe Mad's "Battlechasers" series. I still love it, though. And man, if ppl are over reacting to this.........c'mon it's just art. Take a chill pill or two..............................and call me in the morning.
Darkness-Nightguard Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
Harharhar... :D
icey1456 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Nice suggestion... It's hard to disagree with you, you know...
ArcaneLollipop Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
Hell, I even ask before I do fanart of people's OC's... It'sreally rude to appropriate someone else's characters or work.
When they work really hard on something, they might figure it out.
flightfootwarrior Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
Not the Doctah!! :nuu: with his death-shots of death >w<

Epic.freaking.WIN,my friend ^^
myzused Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
OMG! I want this as a poster.
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