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I follow a lot of insanely talented artists here on DA, people whose work I look at in sheer awe and whose skill I can only dream of one day matching.
Unsurprisingly, that high quality of work leads to them either having their work ripped off or operating in fear of that happening. They, quite rightly, want to protect their art with a watermark, something which I'm not against at all.
What I am against, what I hate, is people using that god-awful DA watermark.
If you are a good artist: don't be a lazy git. Make your own watermark, use your own logo. You'll protect your work without doing it the disservice of having some automatically-generated arse-smear ruining it.

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jonaslion52 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the logo
But i have my own.
it's black and whitd thing that has spikes
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Sparky-the-Scraggy Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Shit, not dA logo, I totally meant watermark!!
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Sparky-the-Scraggy Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree.
I am not one of those amazing artists you're talking about, but I have my own signature I use.
It's small, and I usually have it super close to the drawing.
So close you'd have to do a LOT of editing to remove it right ^^;

The dA logo is gross.... lol
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Omnivault Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
Totally agree with this. I've seen many a wonderful picture ruined by these huge, intrusive watermarks. Making your own logo does seem the more practical way to go. I'll suggest this to my friend Alison.
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Cenobite451 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
Fuck yes! I want to endorse this. I want to endorse this SO HARD.

I've tried bringing this up in comments a couple of times (mostly on my old profile), but since I haven't got enough recognition to afford me any real credibility I mostly get brushed off as some git who - at best - "just doesn't understand what artists have to deal with".

THANK YOU for saying this - coming from somebody like you, one or two people might actually take notice. +fav
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Elisavetaawesome12 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Student General Artist
the title just reminded me of barrels
F**KING BARRELS!!!!!
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wholesomewriter32 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Well, you see, what about people who have no idea how to SET their own watermark? Because you sounded increasingly rude to me... I use the normal watermark because I don't know how to set a new one.
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Okiamu Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You draw your own logo/type your username or name, Turn it White or Black (Which ever one you want) Then copy and paste it into the corner of the art. 
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wholesomewriter32 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Student General Artist
 Doesn't seem easy when I use FireAlpaca.
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Okiamu Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Does FireAlpaca have layers? ;v;
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