i’m an artist and i deserve credit

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i create artwork to make people happy. i share that work on social media and i always include my website or name (or both) on my work.

i spent the past five years building my career. i spent my entire life acquiring an understanding of light, color, composition and rhythm – components that i believe make my work unique. each illustration i create has drawn upon these hours, days and weeks of practice. my illustrations are inspired by my life. each piece is a peek into a moment, a memory or my imagination. my artwork is an extension of who i am.

recently my work went “viral” and dozens of websites and facebook pages shared my everyday love with captions added (side note, i do not allow any modification of my artwork under my copyright, including adding captions). in the beginning, my name and website were shared along with the pieces. slowly but surely, as my work was re-shared, my name and website were dropped. in fact many of the posts intentionally cropped my work to remove my name from the bottom! these sites use my work to promote their own brands without citing the source. i LOVE that thousands of people enjoy my work and feel a connection to it – but i do not appreciate my artwork being shared without my name or a link to my site.

here’s just one screen shot (there are countless others):

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i created the art and i deserve credit.

everyday love art is our family business. we built it through years of support and sacrifice. i love creating art and we love sending our cards and prints around the world. i need to make and sell art to continue creating. i do not need to spend time writing posts like these, chasing copyright violations and worrying about it. i encourage you to report any posts that shares artwork without credit, whether its mine or another artist’s. that’s the proper, respectful thing to do.

i hope that assigning proper credit will become the new web standard. then i can focus solely on creating artwork to make people happy – that’s all i’ve ever wanted to do.

24 replies
  1. tin
    tin says:

    Hi! 🙂 Just wanted to drop a note to let you know that I saw the viral post on Facebook that featured your illustrations and saw the link to your website that’s why I’m here! 🙂 I hope that makes you feel better somehow. I really appreciate your illustrations and will look around your website further! Will bookmark it as well.. Your drawings are very inspirational 🙂 Keep it up! 🙂 ♥️

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  2. Prince
    Prince says:

    Hi,
    i just read ur art work published on sccop whoop and i gotta say, you are really talented. keep spreading the love!!!
    have a good one,
    Prince

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  3. Mayur
    Mayur says:

    Hi Nidhi,,I found your work on scoopwhoop and I get ur blog link from there..seriously u did a great job..Those pictures are really an awesome pieces of art fulfilled with love..I wish that you create some portraits on long distance love relationship too..Good luck for ur future.. 🙂

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  4. Kriti
    Kriti says:

    Hi, I just stumbled upon ur blog thru a Facebook page. Your work is so good and ur characters are so cute <3.
    I agree that some pages might not be giving u credit for ur work but this page surely did. In fact it had a link to ur website.

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  5. ankita
    ankita says:

    great job nidhi..kudos to ur artwork n imagination power.. N believe me ur artwork will compel the people to know the name of its real owner…

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  6. Margreeth
    Margreeth says:

    Hi! Just wanted to let you know I found your work through exactly a viral facebookpage, that – luckily! – didn’t remove your credit. I encourage you to chase down those who violate your copyright, I just also hope you find some solace that there are still some people who will find your website anyway. (And now I’m gonna surf your page properly, looking for the perfect picture and maybe even buying something…)

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  7. Smadar
    Smadar says:

    As an artist I can really relate to what you wrote.
    Wishing you to be always viral and always have people credit your work.
    Your art is beautiful!

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  8. athira
    athira says:

    Hey,just came to see your work on site and thought to share some happiness with you.Those illustrations on relationships were too cute and beautiful,well I must say every single picture speaks thousand words.All my wishes,expecting more and more.

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  9. Naomi
    Naomi says:

    Amazing work!!! I found your website through the HuffPost piece but I had seen your illustrations before and they didn’t have credit. If I see the post again I will come by here and leave you a comment. Congratulations on your hard work and your new baby 🙂

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