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acrylic on canvas.
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DonSkene Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016
Trying to figure out how, now this is going to sound nuts but, when on DMT this grew like a plant in my minds eye, you can face book me or just leave a reply, but I'm desperately trying to figure this out
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aaro7641 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016
Any way I could paypal you for an over 4mb high res print?
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DopeHat6 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016
Most definitely DMT. Stunning piece.
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Cobalt358 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016
thank you :)
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SeattleJade Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Just so you know if you can prove your work is your work you can actually sue for any money they might profit from it or better the general profit if they cannot prove specific sales, my sister is the state senate photographer for California and she told me of a few stories where you can take these thieves to task, that is plain stealing from you and you can find resolution for this, it is easier than you think!
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farboart Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016
One of my fav pieces from you!
I was browsing this website and these guys stole your painting for this t-shirt... they just manipulated the composition.
www.hottopic.com/product/adven…
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Cobalt358 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016
thanks dude. it's not the first time that's happened, i used to just ignore it. but now i might really have to do something about it, i was thankful that it was popular, but now it's just getting silly.
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ElectroKat Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ohhh  reminds me of fear and loathing in ozora festival :P
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Lylais Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
Hi!  I really love this piece, which is why I recognized it when I saw it on a cigarette case on ebay.  I'm thinkin' it's probably not strictly kosher, so figured I should let you know.  The item is for sale here: www.ebay.com/itm/Fashion-Desig… (sorry for huge link), and the seller's name is squipo.  If I'm wrong, though, let me know, because I would totally buy that case. 
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Cobalt358 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014
hi, thanks for that. your right, i gave no permission to use the image. thinking about what i should do, or if i can do anything at all. i really hate getting into this legal/copyright crap. usually i've been happy to let it go as long as the work is being credited, once something is online it's pretty much up for grabs no matter what you do. might just send him an email asking to credit me as the artist and see what happens from there.

i just had a closer look at the design, it's still got the DA watermark from the old image i used here. pretty sloppy work tbh.

i honestly don't care if you buy it, i appreciate you bringing it to my attention, glad you enjoy the work for what it is :)
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Spurius Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015
While I completely admire your nonchalant attitude toward this unauthorized use of your work, I feel implored to encourage you to at least send an email of some sort to this asshole; at least don't let him think you don't know he's attempting to profit off your beautiful artwork.

Yes, it does have the DA watermark still, so at least we know this guy isn't very intelligent (had he put more than a millisecond of effort into ripping you off, he would've discovered the original image is available on the article you allowed me to use it for), but as far as watermarks go, this one is centered on the image such that it almost looks like part of the piece. I wouldn't be surprised if he's sold a few of these. It is, after all, a breathtaking piece. Were I capable of producing such awesome artwork, I would've gotten this taken down as soon as I saw it.

Also, while I'm not well versed in Ebay's policies, I wouldn't be surprised if, upon bringing this to their attention, you'd be entitled to all or a portion of the sales that have gone through thus far. So that's something to think about. We could all use a little extra pocket change.

Like I said, your nonchalant attitude toward this actually makes me like you more haha, and I get not wanting get into all the "legal/copyright crap" - but the fact is you ARE an artist, and legal/copyright crap is something any talented artist is going to have to deal with sooner or later. Really, it's a sign you're actually producing good work. But letting this slide is pretty much saying to all the other assholes out there "Hey assholes! Use my work however you wish! I'm not coming after you!" Given this was posted back in December, I wouldn't be surprised if he's already selling other shit with your work on it.

If you'd like, since I'm forever indebted to you for allowing me to use this piece on my article, I will take care of this for you on your behalf - I'm confident I can at least get it taken down, if not actually secure some sort of monetary compensation for you. It's just a shame to see one of my all time favorite pieces of artwork being stolen and plastered on an effing cigarette case (who even uses cigarette cases nowadays anyway lol).

Let me know dude, I'd be more than happy to take care of this for you.
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SeattleJade Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Bravo, yes- what you said!
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Spurius Featured By Owner Edited Mar 30, 2015
Oh, I never explicitly let you know that I'm the guy who wrote that article and approached you years ago about using this piece with it - just realized I didn't originally contact you with this account.

Anyway, if it's just this one piece he's using I understand if you don't want to pursue it, but check out his Ebay profile and see if he's using anything else you've done. Even if he's not, he's obviously using other people's artwork without permission, which... just really pisses me off.

Also, he is using this piece on more than just stupidass cigarette holders.
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Cobalt358 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
yeah i remember you, that was a good article :)

i was going to let this slide, but it actually moved me that you would take a stand on my behalf. i did email the guy, and of course nothing changed, i didn't expect it to. so the other day i had a look at the ebay IP reporting info and seriously it was just a bunch of legalese gibberish, i'd need a lawyer just to decipher it, lol. anyway, i went to just report to listing numbers at customer service and they knocked me back too, the system didn't recognise them, even though they're still for sale.

if you want to have a go be my guest, hopefully you'll have more luck than me.

i think i'm just too involved in the creation aspect of the images, i know there's a  whole professional/legal side to it aswell, it's just a lot harder for me to get my head around. my brain just doesn't work like that, lol.
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Spurius Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
I'll take a crack at it. I just sent them a "Notice of Claimed Infringement" and cited the two violations we've found so far. We'll see if I hear back from them, this should give me a good idea of the process and how hard it'll be to take down any further violations.

When you get the chance, do some quick investigating to find other work of yours he may have taken. I can find all the instances of his use of this piece since I'm so familiar with it, but I'm not familiar enough with the rest of your work to spot it out among all the shit he sells. Doesn't have to be too thorough, I would just look over the "related" and "people who viewed this also viewed" stuff on the pages Lylais and myself linked to.

I'll let you know what happens with our current claim.
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Cobalt358 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
cheers dude, i really appreciate you doing this :)

i had a quick look at the other items and it looks like this is the only image he's used.

yeah if anything happens send me a PM, even if nothing comes of it it would be great to know what happened and what was involved, that information could come really useful in future.
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Juernica Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing!!!!
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Cobalt358 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
thank you :)
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milleniumsentry Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Pretty darned sweet. Love the gradiants and sweeping sprials.
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Cobalt358 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
cheers:)
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robjcamb Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
I just came across this piece for the first time. You've done a fantastic job of capturing something... strangely familiar yet indescribable
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Cobalt358 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
cheers :) yeah that's how it felt at the time, familiar and indescribable.
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Anything7pob Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How dare you steal images from my memory!?! This is astonishing....
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Cobalt358 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
lol, cheers :)
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DeathStrikeFilms Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
this is amazing, I know it's an old posting but I have never commented on it before & every time I come back and see this one I smile: you got those swirling, spiraling eyes perfect, I have never seen anyone else convey that so perfect before! great job man! :-)
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Cobalt358 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
thanks, really glad you like it :)
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rukia04 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
wow. how did you use so many shades? i mean ,did you any program for that?
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Cobalt358 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
no, it's all painted by hand, i just spent a long time playing around with the colours to see what looked good. it took about 6 months to finish, and it's in acrylic so it dried fast enough that it wasn't difficult to try different things out and see what worked :)
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rukia04 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013

Ok.

honestly it was so well made, that i got confused, haha. sorry didn t mean anything bad :)

anyway great work.

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Cobalt358 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
it's cool i didn't take it as anything bad, part of me is kinda flattered that you thought it was done with a program :D
i'm glad you like it :)
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IvanMoe Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
I love that place.. or that place is love. or something like that... Good job this is awesome. ;)
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Cobalt358 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
cheers :)
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arviman Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Wow yes! Brings back some (good?) memories :D
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LifEsonGchimE Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Student Writer
Excuse me while i stare at this for hours while listening to Tool.
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robjoeball1 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Excuse me, I'll be right back, I have to go get some mushrooms!
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Cobalt358 Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
lol
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AeonFlora Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
octopus alieeeeen alert \o/
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dBuzzin Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Beautiful :D
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mandalavisuals Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm in love with this!
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Cobalt358 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
thank you :)
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aegiandyad Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
I have a couple of DMT themed pictures with links to the famus Terrence McKenna CD in the notes: [link] . This one is very enjoyable and vivacious.
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Cobalt358 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
thankyou :) yeah your's are pretty intense, they freaked my eyes out, lol.
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Fractalvision Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Love it.
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h4y6d2e Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013   Artist
thank you for making the intangible tangible
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:iconcobalt358:
Cobalt358 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
your welcome :)
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jerryellie Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
stunning !! :clap:
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Cobalt358 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
thanks :)
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jerryellie Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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MisterSali Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012   Traditional Artist
I cannot even handle that you painted this, you did a mindbendingly wonderful job! Thank you!
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