This is a quick entry to let everyone know that, during my absence and lack of response (my fault ENTIRELY! And i take full responsibility) The purpose of this post is not to justify my past actions but to shed light on following; In short, I have learned, after finally gaining mental strength to face everything, that over the past few years there has been a rather large number of accounts all over the web using either my name, my past work, or other personal info, to either sell my work or bring me "down" even further.I sadly have chosen the easy way out of entire mess that happened over 3 years ago and decided to focus on my health and personal situation and have only found about this recently. I am no longer, and have not been for a long time, publishing art of any kind, personal or commercial. The fake accounts (that i have found on fb, twitter, instagram etc) have been reported and most of them taken down, tho proving things like this via support tickets can be difficult. People were using my real life "selfies", all of which were also taken years ago and easily found online, to prove "identity". I also have learned that some innocent people have been attacked simply because they had similar style like I did.
IN ORDER TO PREVENT THIS FROM HAPPENING AGAIN the only way I could think of is this;From now on, the only way to be certain you are talking to me is via e-mail below. If you find "me" anywhere else and I do not ask to continue our conversation using the e-mail below, you are talking to a fake account.
I am currently in process of contacting all my old clients (and every ex client reading this please e-mail as well! I no longer have access to my old email address that was linked to the domain/hosting.) and would like to ask anyone that is not personally affected by all this to be patient because I first need to handle people who were directly involved in all of this and will email everyone one by one with honest explanation and refunds. Again, due to personal reasons and situation I do not plan on going back to digital art as a professional and the above was just too important to not write about.
I do not expect or ask for your support but I would like to thank you for reading this and once again, I am not doing this to continue with photomanipulation, I am doing this to prove that people can make mistakes and even tho I am hella late fixing them, and there is no excuse no matter my age, problems, situation etc., im here and i am doing what i can right here and now.
And once again;
-Trying to send as many e-mails as I can and so far managed to resolve several issues. Again, anyone affected please e-mail me on the address provided above.
-E-mailed bigcartel support in order to help determine who and when opened the store (now closed) that sold my copyrighted work under my name (initials).
Update regarding bigcartel: After several e-mails with their support, the store I was "accused" of opening and then closing (afstudios.bigcartel.com/), seem to have never even existed. Here is the screenshot of the e-mail with their support -> oi65.tinypic.com/k9uirk.jpg