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In recent days it seems that I've been the victim of some pretty serious art theft by one or more deviant art members. In fact, I've recieved messages that one of the thiefs actually recieved a Daily Deviation with one of my paintings....

To help calrify who's art is who's:) Here is another painting from one of my book projects. I hope you enjoy..


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BoldRobber Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015
Marvellous piece of steampunkery with a heart  Metal slug Marco Ovni 
RokuMaro Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
HarumiLove4 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
Art Theft?! Noooooooo Maybe Make A Sig On Your Art If You Dont Want To Watermark! =O
But As Always, Great Work!

Harumi <3
Gerald156 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
I love si-fi cities. just wondering why are most of your sky's so cloudy? I think you could do a realy good sunset.
SuperSmurgger Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Totaly Brillant !! Awesome Job !!!
Shukketsu-Sakura Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, that's awful!
a DD with YOUR atrwork?
URGH that is so terrible.
you should start watermarking your stuff.

this is excellent.
i love the colors.
it gives everything a soft, calm, early-morning feel.
i love it. :heart:
grifentei652 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
lol i thought you were saying his drawing was awful and then i was like WHAT?! IT'S AMAZING!!! and then i realized you were talking about the art theft. which then i agree is awful, because all his art is amazing and to have it stolen would be a shame :(
Shukketsu-Sakura Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...holy crap, i have neglected my deviantART like woah.

but yes!
art theft is a horrible, horrible thing.
and i'm always super impressed with cityscapes and junk, so i'm way into things like these.
and unfortunately, they're relatively easy to duplicate and "sell" as your own. :(
hailstormer Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008   Writer
now this is a well desevered DD art if that theif did not steal it in the first place. XD it proves us one thing you are mature that is for sure, staying calm like that lol.
Chamberdog Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007
now that... is just awesome...
jtobler Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2007
This looks like Salt Lake City, only with more polution, if such a thing were possible.
AdrianCurrier Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007
maybe you shouldn't post any full-sized art or something like that. It doesn't make sense to keep posting these if they keep getting plagiarized!
Vergil89 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007
this image is beautiful:D
sanderus Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2007
That work destroyed me - to my fav. :)
starlight15 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007
Out of curiosity, is the stolen DD (so to speak) still up?

<33 hugs, starlight
BluDrgn426 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
this is pretty wickid! Sorry to hear about the theft. I hate thieves and pirates.
RKGfXnl Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007
yeah, this is great stuff phillip. I like the concept. Your art drives me nuts in my head. I want to draw right away but i am on my work.. i am making quick sketches of what i have in mind atm.. so i hope i can do something with it!!

thx for the insperation, great art.. def. af :+fav:
Philipstraub Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2007  Professional
thanks! glad you're inspired to make some art!!
RKGfXnl Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2007
anything heart about the thiefs Phillip?
Angel-Bella-Donna Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Another :+favlove:
Dante1976 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2007
Friggin awesome. Dude, protect your images. I f***cking hate art thieves. Should be shot on sight.
pCubensiS Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007
great :)
erwebb Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2007
So why would someone be dumb enough to try to pass off someone else's obvious artwork as their own?

Can't they just create their own art???

darmoon87 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
art theives chould have their bodies mutilated and left out on a cliff to rot.
KuroStarSunny Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Your work is really awesome!
So you illustrate books?
asmith13 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2006
Amazing amount of detail in this. It really looks and feels like a city. Drawing crowds of people must be a painstaking process... what resolution do you paint in?
FuzzChile Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2006
Thats up there with Ralph Mcquarie(Star Wars guy) excellent stuff:D :arc:
SweatPea87 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2006
That is so amazing, again with the great detail.
ClaireJones Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2006  Professional General Artist
Amazing work on this piece. :aww:
MrSaturn99 Featured By Owner May 27, 2006
For some reason, I always loved thinking of futuristic metallic places. Yours fits right in! :)

Did that thief ever get caught?
ll Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2006  Professional General Artist
Gorgeous! lovely work :)

PatGoltz Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2006  Professional General Artist
The detail in that is amazing!
stwrtlttl731 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2006
holy crap..... how did u do that? lol. thats really good... it looks like somethin that would b in star wars
mikey-madness Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Great metro are piece. you captured the hussle and bussle of the big city!
NataliaNoemiD Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how that happened????:no:
I mean, somebody took the time to copy all that? what a waste!!! and a lack of imagination.
if you are running out of ideas take a deep breathe, if you enjoy making art something will appear, if you don't you can always buy it :):)
mech7 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2006
superb :clap:
nockturnale Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
Oh, wow! That's incredible!!! That must've taken a long time, it's so detailed! I love it.
mindofka Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2005
This piece is enchanting! i can believe the detail in the composition, the mastery in the perspective and architecture.
Beautiful landscape :clap:

I'm sorry fr what happened, sometimes people get's really stupid.
Tempakua Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
3 words

Oh My God... :clap:
Castigator Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2005
So few people remember to include the pollution in future-scapes, and all the otehr wonderful detail and composition aside I think that makes the image for me. Good effort. :+fav:
tonare Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Man i'm sorry to hear about the ripping bro.
I've been victim to this many times hear, and i's taken the fun out of posting art here, and that's why I rarely do anymore.
Maybe watermark your art?
Sucks to do that, but at least it leaves no questions.

And to the image. Amazing. I really wish I could draw like this. Awesome work.:+fav:
tonare Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
JK89 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
Metalhead71 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2005
Great job,I love it...Good luck on beating them thiefs. Thats the good thing about me being bad at all forms of art,No threat of theft! Take that thieves!
davidAwarren Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2005  Student Traditional Artist
very, very beautiful.
sparky21 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2005
WoW! I am a sucker for these futuristic cities.
Alien-Graffiti Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005
I love futuristic cities...this one really caught my eye!
IvoryDrive Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005  Professional General Artist
I always hate to hear about art theft, but really... having your art stolen means you're damn good. honestly though, I really respect you for not mucking up your work with watermarks. keep up the fantastic work my friend.
Denzai Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005
believe it or not, i had an art theft problem. a "freind" of mine stole my sketch book and went around trying to say she drew it all.

then she tried to turn it in for credit in art. :D the teacher knew it was mine right off the bat and returned it to me. muahahaha that hoe!!!!
:D divine justice man....
also... have you alerted the DA authprity people of this art theft??
Theyd take care of it im sure.
MissM69 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2005
Awesome piece of work is like looking at the city of tomorrow :clap:
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