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Okay if there's one piece of work that I've ever made in my entire life of drawing that I regret more than anything, it would be those fucking pony hearts.
Literally every single day (since the day I made them) I get 1-10 notes or comments about someone stealing, tracing, recolouring, selling my work here or somewhere else. So naturally, I fucking hate those things. I probably would've done them a lot more if I didn't have to deal with art theft twenty times a day.

To those of you who have been informing me of these thefts from time to time, I really appreciate it as always. Without people like you I wouldn't even be able to track down, or even KNOW about the people stealing them. So really, you have my deepest thanks and gratitude.

NOW to get things straight. I'm tired of going through these art theft pictures and reading comments about how, "He gave me permission to make it a base" or "He doesn't care". WRONG, I do care and will report you without hesitation if I see it.

To make this clear YET AGAIN:

IF YOU USE OR MAKE PONY HEARTS READ THIS DAMN THING



You can make your own pony heart.
YOU MAY NOT TAKE, TRACE, RECOLOUR, OR ALTER ANY OF MINE

NO, I do not have a base for you to use. I know there's one out there with a pony heart body base and that's fine. JUST DRAW YOUR OWN MANE AND TAIL. NOT STEAL MINE.

Give credit where credit is due. Just a simple comment in the description saying, "Pony Heart Concept/Idea by :iconbamboodog:"

In fact, I'm not going to scold you for missing the crediting. This is more about recolours/tracers.  
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:iconkhimera:
Khimera Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ugh.... this jerk did a pony heart for me as an art trade and i'm pretty sure he just recolored yours.... s1180.photobucket.com/user/Khi…
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BambooDog Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep. Well isn't that just sweet of them. :I
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:iconkhimera:
Khimera Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah.... I was royally ticked... 
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Galehawk Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
meowgon-of-zem.deviantart.com/… (your heart pony recolored hear.)
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AndrewRogue Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
As someone who likes the design (and has done some perler pieces based on them) it is a shame that this particular design has caused you so much grief.

So, just wanna take a moment to say thanks for creating a nifty design and being as liberal as you have with allowing people to use it.
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midnightlunarose Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Student General Artist
Someone took one of yours and made it their own


www.deviantart.com/art/Pinkime…
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KaiFleur Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd just like to make sure I understand, we can make our own versions of your pony-heart? And just give credit where we got the design idea? As an artist I understand the whole no-tracing/re-color thing, but I just want to make sure. I bought 2 pony-heart charms about a year-in-a-half ago off Etsy, I'm not sure if you were the person selling them or someone else, but I loved them! ^^
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BambooDog Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah that's pretty much the gist of it.

I don't sell charms myself on etsy, but there are some shops I have given permission to sell them.
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LoveSweetiePie Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
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AlicornKimono Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
but now that I know.who made ut, and seeing as the base i used was not credited properly, i will EDIT my post and credit you. Idk how to tho
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AlicornKimono Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
There is this thing on the internet called bases. People forget to credit these bases, so when pones.like me find.these bases, they can't credit correct for guess what? There is no name! So how the.hell we know this was this person's? hm? So how is it stealing wheb we weren't aware and the.bases were Not credited
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BambooDog Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is why people shouldn't make bases of other people's work without asking. 
Secondly, bases most of the time come from actual artwork. Meaning there's an original. I don't think it would take much time to search for the original pony hearts of the mane six. If you can waste time searching for random stuff on the internet, you can also do research. 
Thirdly, because an artist makes an announcement that they don't want their artwork misused you should respect it. Not complain and throw a fit.

And lastly since you decided to be a bit rude about how I handle situations about MY work here and in your description on your adoptables, you can either remove the image yourself or it will be reported.
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AlicornKimono Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Hey, I credited you. I don't know how to like mention you I'm kinda new to deviantart. As for yesterday, I decided the wrong time to look at deviantart, and got all angry over.one little thing, cuz bad day and all. And My apologies also. Stupidly, I assumed because the base was on the internet, and was all "ITS FREE" and all that crap, that it was okay to use. As for researching into stuff a bit more, I haven't the time anymore, sadly. Notice, I haven't posted anything for a while. With advanced courses and highschool, i don't even dont have the time to even create artwork. And at that time, I was unaware of this whole credit thing. So yea. And srsly dude, if I credited(need taught how to actually mention ye) you, which i have the link until i learn how to mention acting as crediting, and you have allowed others to keep their artwork up when they credited, you can't just be all like only this one person cant use this base because I don't like.their atittude when they have a bad day.Because its credited. Good day to you, sir! (Btw if there are random "." in my sentence, its this darn keyboard. So tiny?
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BambooDog Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are not the only person to have been reported, an large amount of people have. There's a reason I made this journal. I have no issue with the people who actually take the time to make their own. 
And like stated in the journal the main issue is my work being stolen, altered, traced, recoloured, etc. Just putting a credit doesn't mean misusing the work is okay. 

Have a nice day. 
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AlicornKimono Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Well, lol, when I took one.looke at the.journal and was like...I cannot read all this holy words! And with the base thingy, I had to edit the mane and stuff it was quite annoying. So its not 100% a recolor it just like idk. I just took a base and was like this and this needs changed. And like, I didn't appreciate that person being all like "you stole artwork" on my profile and like yea. Because I was unaware of all this until that point, and with me having trouble getting eveb 10 watchers, if people read that they'd be all like "ooh she is just some pone who cant do artustry" when I can, butuse bases to make it easier and less time consuming, I wasn't too happy. Cause like Iwant to gain watchers and not lose em for a misunderstanding xD And until i learn how to mention you, I took the artwork down, until I can properly credit you ^_^
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AlicornKimono Featured By Owner Edited Oct 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I used a base I found
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Sarahostervig Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
here's more bases from rainbow dash Bamboo

Pony Heart Exploitable, v2.0 by pyrestriker

and 

Pegasus Pony Heart Base (female base) by Pony-Bracelets

migth wanna tell em to remove em ^^
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PixelWarriorCats Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014
I've created a base with a simple rainbow dash-like manevthat everyone can use, and properly credited. May I keep it up?
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MarshmallowXSwirl Featured By Owner Edited Sep 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I didn't know this. I'm terribly sorry. The person I got the base from someone didn't give credit. I looked back at said pony's base pic and it now has the 'concept idea by blah-blah'. Before, it did not.

I'm not stealing art. If anything, I'm a victim of misinformation and ignorance.
I apologize. I'll take it down post-haste
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Meadowind Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
angieangel555onutube.deviantar…
what about this base? Did you have some agreement with that person, because it's been up for longer than a year and the person has hidden my comment I wrote the other day, asking them if that's not against what you said in this journal? x')
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beachbead Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
alicornkimono.deviantart.com/a… (found your my little pony hearts stolen hear, no credit.
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AlicornKimono Featured By Owner Edited Oct 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I credited it, so stop accusing me of stealing. Because I CREDITED IT. I don't know how to mention people, but I put a link to this pony's account  who is being so OVERLY dramatic about one stupid pathetic thing, not that the 8 ponies who watch me even care. If I had created something that people like so much to duplicate, I'd be proud of myself, but some people are just ungrateful butts who are overdramatic about one little thing, despite the fact the ones who made bases of this didn't credit correct. It should be their's, not ours, for not crediting a base correctly. I didn't see proper credit and the base I used just said free to use. Now I recommend stopping the false accusations for a small mistake. GOOD DAY!
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Supersyd34 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sorry, I used a base that had the hair and I didn't know about this until a short while ago. Anyway, I made 3 point adoptables and I'm going to take them down. I know that the base maker's account was deactivated so I can't report them. I'm sorry if I offended you in anyway by basically recoloring your art but I had no idea.
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Owl-Parchment Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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AlicornKimono Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
A little fyi, most pones use bases they found from the internet. Many, I have seen are not properly credited. As for this pone claiming he created the pony heart idea, he cannot prove it exact, for somepony else may have thought of it  first and didn't get it posted in time. Have a great day!
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Kaitkat123 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
Also maple tree sold adopts with them: mapletree123.deviantart.com/ar…
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:iconkaitkat123:
Kaitkat123 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
Please look at this, someone created a base of it: mapletree123.deviantart.com/ar…
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:iconbre-bre-chan:
Bre-Bre-Chan Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Would it be okay if I made like Pony Pillow plush things for me and my friends?
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:iconbamboodog:
BambooDog Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That would be okay.
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Kooliokatz Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG 

IM REALLY SORRY I DIDNT KNOW U DIDNT LIKE THIS......i actually originally saw pony hearts on someone elses account so i didnt know it was urs.......  I HAVE DEFINATLY CREDITED U!!!! and i used a base that i found on someone elses account...and i did use ur hair and main style but i didnt trace....i used it because i thought thats wat they were meant to look like..... >_<

~kiko
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Mapletree123 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
:omg: i'm sorry i for one just saw a BUNCH of people using them so i decided to do it and no i didn't trace your work most definitely i did not! And wow I can't believe I 4got to give credit to u I'm gonna do that as soon as i'm done with this! I didn't think that you'd make such a big deal (no offense) i mean seriously when people use someone else's idea that means they like the idea! So you shouldn't make such a big deal. Ik Ik u came up with it and people should ask b4 they use it but sometimes you just can't help yourself cause sometimes that drawing,painting,sculpture or whatever is just too AWESOME! i mean sometimes you shouldn't get mad enough that someone liked or loved that idea that you report them! (i just saw this after i posted some heart ponies i'm soo sorry! I didn't know how much u didn't like other people using them) (i'm not trying to make u feel bad or make u mad i'm just showing you my point of view!:)) I mean like if somebody uses ur idea u could just say ''hi can u stop using the pony hearts please" and then watch them to make sure that they don't! Ok I think i'm done~kali
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KashimusPrime Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is probably the oldest question about your pony hearts you could get off of this jornal but I am curious about something. 

Are you okay with people using the pony hearts body base for a profit off points or real time currency if the mane and tail are different? 
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Alsjemenoubrony Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist
any one made a base of pony hearts
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PeachedPocky Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh hey,  just wanted to knowif you are aware of this group, becasue alot of its content seems to mostly post what I believe are recolours of your Rainbowdash and Pinkie, and i really wantedto know if you were aware and okay that people in that group were doing that. Just wanted to let you know,  if you already knew, dealt with it- Im sorry for bugging you ^^;


(btw I love these, i made two of my own (making them myself ofc )
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BambooDog Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am actually.
Most of them were submitted to the group before I said anything, so I won't take action against them. 
Plus there hasn't been any new recolours. 
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PeachedPocky Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay I just wanted to know
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XxLina-ChanxX Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
did you give lillyinverse permission to sell perler bead versions of your heart ponies?
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BambooDog Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I believe I did a long time ago.
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XxLina-ChanxX Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh okay c:
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LiquorStoreDiary Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Ah, well, at least that's one problem out of the way.

Next is defacing other merchants, sales poaching, and public misconduct, I suppose XD

One step at a time, though.
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LiquorStoreDiary Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
If not, she's going to be setting up more at Ohayocon from January 24th-26th
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LiquorStoreDiary Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
lillyinverse.deviantart.com/

^ She's been getting flagged at several cons in several states for various acts FAR worse than just stealing those delightful pony hearts of yours. But, she's still claiming she has permission to use your hearts for profiteering.

Aside from watching her flip her shit (and her merch table) at last Almacon, she's just decked out more of your stuff at Youmacon '13 that just went down this past weekend. I'm disappointed that there's little that can be done about this consistent plagiarism.
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AlicornKimono Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
There is this thing on the internet called bases. People forget to credit these bases, so when pones.like me find.these bases, they can't credit correct for guess what? There is no name! So how the.hell we know this was this person's? hm? So how is it stealing wheb we weren't aware and the.bases were Not credited
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BambooDog Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I believe I did give her permission a long time ago.
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BargestBrimstone Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this person wqas using your lines as well as....kyah-pony-adoptables.deviantar… www.chickensmoothie.com/Forum/… <--- I have reported the cs user
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GiGixCutie Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
could you make one of my oc's? im fine if u cant i do  not copy, and im not the best computer artist <3
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stores.ebay.com/Off-The-Wall-V…

Search for pony heart, receive hits.  They're claiming copyright for the designs.  If you wish to keep ownership of your design you need to pursue infringements.

The other pony designs probably don't belong to them either but I don't recognize them.
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babybutton666 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013

omg  your art work is amazing!!!! so have I finally tracked down the proper person responsible for those (not damn but bloody awesome) pony hearts? if so it is you I need to seek permission from to have tattoos .......

Please, pretty please with cherrys and other stuff on top if cherries aren't your thing - I would really love a few pony hearts as tattoos (and after looking at your gallery im just spoilt for even more choice as everything is pretty amazing!)

 

So, I shall not get them without your permission, however I cant really give you credit as that random squiggle thing you have by your name is way not cool enough to have tattooed to me for life!!

 

Hopefully you will accept my plea as I don't want to do it without your permission (and I took the time to find the source of them before just ploughing on ahead any way!)

 

thanks xx

(just realised I started this post with omg - I was going to delete it as I now sound like a 12 year old, but really, that was the first thing that came into my head when I looked at your gallery, so it shall stay put and hopefully you say yes despite the omg!) x

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BambooDog Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Firstly, I wouldn't have a problem with you getting a tattoo of them. Nor would I expect you to tattoo some sort of credit on yourself. (That would be crazy)

But were you referring to the main six pony hearts? Or something else?
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babybutton666 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013

the main 6 pony hearts (please say theyre yours otherwise im on the search for whoever they do belong to.....) - I want the rainbow dash and pinkie pie ones

 

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