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I really hate to have to write these journals concerning art thefts, but I think that it is important to record it somewhere and also to make other artists aware of the kind of image thefts that can happen....

Basically, someone has used my Debbie Harry of Blondie drawing as part of a DVD cover design without my knowledge or permission.

I have had quite a few problems with this particular drawing in the past, as there has been instances on ebay of someone trying to sell prints of the drawing, plus other usages such as the below example:

Here is the email takedown request that I just sent :

Dear Webmaster for

Please be advised that an image by the artist Philip Gray is being used as a DVD cover design on your website without the artist's permission.
This refers an image of the singer Debbie Harry of the group Blondie which is a coloured pencil drawing made by the artist Philip Gray.

There has been no agreement of any kind (financial or otherwise) between and Philip Gray the artist for his copyrighted image to be used as a DVD cover design,
or indeed to be used in any other way on your website.

The image in question is on the following page on your website:
(please also see below is a screenshot of the page).

You should be aware that it is not permissible to simply use an artists image in this way without any previous correspondence with the actual artist/owner of the copyrighted image.

If you would like any further clarification of the above from the artist - please reply to this message.

We respectfully request that you remove this image from your website immediately on receipt of this notice, if has not been removed within the space of 2 weeks I will have no alternative but to refer the matter for further action, as I cannot have my images being used without permission.

Yours Sincerely

Philip Gray
I have just discovered yet another an art thief on DA.

This person is using other artists work to create Photoshop brushes (.abr files) and then allowing anyone to download them for free use however they want.

It is not allowable to swipe other artists work and then make photoshop brushes out of them without the original artists permission or knowledge, it is yet another form of art theft.

I have not been approached by this user to use my artwork in any way - and I would not have given permission for any of my work to be used in this way.
These brushes have been downloaded over 300 times each.....what are those people using them for I wonder ?

I really hope that he is not also selling these brush packs elsewhere - or that anyone that has downloaded them is not selling them elsewhere either.

Take a look:

Mature Content

kool erotic girls brushes p 2 by koolprincein

Mature Content

kool erotic girls by koolprincein
Blurmandala by blurhead
Based on my "Blurman" logo / motif, I decided to see what I could do with Pixelmator, and came up with this (kaleidoscopic) Mandala based around the original head drawing.

Hope you like it, and many thanks for looking, comments welcome so let's hear them !!


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philip gray
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Current Residence: sydney australia
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Favourite genre of music: Nu Jazz Lo-fi, electronica, prog rock, jazz rock
Favourite style of art: surrealism, pop art, Pin up, realism
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Pencil drawing on A3 size paper
pin-up girl - Cheree by blurhead
An A3 size drawing done in pencil (black and grey colour pencils on quality Bristol paper), pin-up/nude type.
Pinup girl   Erika by blurhead by blurhead 



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badass-artist Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank You!!
Nylons Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016   Photographer
Thanks for the :+fav:
badass-artist Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the Watch!!!
loloalien Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Animation Happy Birthday 6 by LA-StockEmotes
BigMac1212 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy birthday!  :cake:
ulltraz Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
happy birthday!!!!Huggle! Airborne 
shadowyzman Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
How's it going man? Long time!
blurhead Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi good to hear from you how are things with you too ?

i am still struggling to find the time to devote to drawing which has been the same story for a number of years now - and it does not get any easier the older I get !!
i am looking through a lot of my recent holiday pics and hoping to draw some things based on them. Venice is just the best place imaginable for artists !
plus I have a stack load of half finished pin ups that I will get round to finishing off...... One day !
DouglasHumphries Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
thanks for the fav Philip ! :)
blurhead Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
No problem I really love your work !
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