While reverse image searching on Google to find the original source of a wallpaper I saw, I decided to begin plugging in my own images to see if any hits would appear. Much to my surprise, there were! Some really good (an accepted image submission to Advanced Photoshop's gallery which I never knew about) and of course, the obvious hits on Russian and Chinese wallpaper sites from some random person who obviously likes to browse Deviantart now and then. I must admit, I was a little furious at first, when I realized that each of my wallpapers had over 400 downloads to them. I thought to myself, everyone who downloads this wallpaper is praising this a**hole for work he didn't even do
But then I stopped and thought well first of all, most people who download these wallpapers most likely do not pay attention to the author of the image on these sites and secondly, it's pretty damn cool to see that your artwork has been downloaded over 1600 times!
So my question is:
How do you feel when you see your work on wallpaper sites such as these? Are you downright pissed off that people are submitting your work without your knowledge or do you find it humbling that people all over the world find your work appealing and how does this affect work that you do in the future?
And incase anyone was wondering (I'm sure no one was) this image
was my most "famous"