This morning it was brought to my attention of another artist that has replicated my work and is selling it on Etsy. I see that they have already sold three and have two others posted. If your a new artist there are basic copyright laws that means you do not infringe upon another artist's work, reference material or concept -you can take a look at what I mean "here"
.....and if you are an experienced artist you should know better or legal action will be taken...Here is the image of the original
As it turns out after contacting the artist and Etsy they pulled her store immedaitly. So it is no longer visable.
At the same time another student contacted me wondering if she could use the painting that she did in class using my referance photo & sketch for a poster. I would have liked to have said yes but unfortunalty this is unacceptable. If someone reconize the image as mine (which is very likely) and the quality was less than what they expect of my work it is not good for my reputation or for the other artist which can then be known as a fruad.