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Update: Thankfully, the problem has been taken care of and my work has been removed from the other website.
Additionally, I should mention that sharing my work on social media is 100% okay, provided that: the image is not altered, my signature and url remain visible, and I am properly credited (preferably with a link back to the original). If you do all that and wanna share my stuff, that is great. What I object to is people not giving me credit and using my work for their own projects without permission.
I found out today that someone has been using one of my BattleTech illustrations without permission.
It really upsets me to have my art used without permission, but it hurts even more that it was done by another creator in a fandom I care so much about, and a very small fandom at that.
Absolutely none of my images are free to use without permission, unless specified in the artist comments. I don't care if what you're doing is non-commercial. If you do not obtain permission from me, you have no right to use my work and I will file copyright claims.
I put hours and hours of work into my art, and I have spent years developing my skills. I'm not even sure how much time it took to complete that painting, but I know it stretched over weeks, and as my friends can attest to, there was a lot of blood, sweat and tears in that one in particularly. And for someone to just take it, cut off my signature and url, and use it for their own purposes, without so much as a "by your leave" just...
And you know, if this person had just asked me at any point if they could use my art for this, I probably would have agreed! But they didn’t even bother.
I love to share my work with people, and more often that not, I'm happy to work something out with people who'd like to use it in their own projects. But my art is my livelihood, and when people repost things without credit and without permission, they are damaging my business.