I am very sad that all the amazing artwork by the marvellous and talented cawoli has been taken down. All this because someone made a video using her images without her permission and has continued to do so, watermarked and all, despite her repeated requests not to.
It has come to my attention that this is the video in question youtu.be/aHNaivFp2Tg
I am placing comments to ask the author to take it down because this is just NOT RIGHT. When an artist specifically asks not to use their work, THEY SHOULD NOT USE IT and CREDITING IS IRRELEVANT WHEN NO PERMISSION IS GRANTED. Even more heartbreaking when there is no crediting whatsoever.
Cawoli has been bullied off deviantart.
This has to stop.
This is NOT an open invitation to attack the creator of this video, rather to show support for the original creator of the art pieces who is very distraught by their unauthorised use. So please, comment kindly and with love. The whole point of this exercise is to show care and respect to ALL our fellow artists.
Update - the video has since been taken down, but does not negate the issue of art theft still being rife on the whole. Special and heartfelt thanks to my dear friend PrisonerOfTheMind who has been a steadfast support and a tremendous help in bringing a spotlight to this matter. Kudos and hugs to you my friend!