Well, as you may understand, it's rather disheartening for an artist to see his or her own art posted somewhere like that and then not receiving proper credit for the work. -Especially- when it receives such positive feedback and nothing of it reflects on the actual source. It's just respectful to make sure that the artist receive some credit as well. I mean, if you like a picture, you wouldn't want the artist to stop drawing those because he/she feels bad for not receiving any proper feedback for the effort, would you?
While I'm happy that one of my pictures got such an immense amount of upvotes, I'd also very much like to see some of it reflect on my DA page.
I understand and i am very sorry i didn't try as hard as possible to find the source first. As i'm not a Artist myself i wouldn't understand the annoyance of someone using your work without consent, but i do deeply apologize for that. Ill see if there is a way i can get you some of the credit i got for your work on Reddit. Again i'm really sorry about what happened here.
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