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    WTF?? Sam FLores Ripped off Jon Foster

    WTF?? Sam FLores Ripped off Jon Foster
    The Burlesque Design-produced Sam Flores art print that . “Dragon Tree” is an 18″ x 18″ TWELVE color screenprint, has an edition of 50, and is $150.

    The a sam flores print as you can see.

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    WTF?? Sam FLores Ripped off Jon Foster

    Heres the Jon foster one.

    original link for this ripp off.

    If you know anything about the low brow art movement, you know who sam flores is and if you are reading it here at CA , you know who jon foster is.
    I liked sam flores shit, but now he a shithead to me.

    Jesus, if the better artists do this shit, you gotta give a break to all those teens at DA.

    Whatever, My moods pissed a bit.

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    If this is the original image: http://www.jonfoster.com/illustratio...d_herdsman.jpg Then the only connection I see is that they're both sitting on a tree. Oh. Yay. Controversy.

    Yawn. :|

    Edit: Oh shit, wait a minute, I just realized the branches, leaves are the same, and I noticed there was also a dragon in the background - SHIT! I'm blind! ><

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    Holy shit; At the very least change the leaves up. I know Flores can draw leaves...come on.


    It's so obvious.

    imitation, flattery, etc, but still...

    Foster's is way better btw >=)

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    Wonder what else he stole. Just plain tacky and shameless.

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    well... he DID change it to blue.

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    oh wow, he didn't even try to hide it haha. The fact that hes selling that too... Wow, wonder how he thought he'd ever get away with it.
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    Wow... I was just oogling this image from john in the latest imagine fx and noticed it right away. I hope the guy isn't an asshole and will respect johns wishes (though he hasn't already) and just get rid of the image.

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    its also simply not very good

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    Just wow. It's like he traced over the original image; the dragon's head is exactly the same! O.o Also, the pose in the original image is wonderful. The hands, the relaxed pose, the turned head. By comparison the female figure is stiff and enclosed; it's not interacting with the movement in the rest of the image.

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    Can't believe that flores did that. Probably just some kid trying to make some easy money. Think about it for a second, why would he rip it right off? Leaves, dragon, branches ?? Dosen't make sense to me.
    Also no mention of tshirt prints on his site so he's probably got nothing to do with it imo. Cheers
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    It seems stupidity is not limited to the extremely young and naive. And, hell, if you're gonna rip something off, have the decency to at least TRY to improve it in some way...I could've done a better job tracing with a greasy broom handle or crayons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilaekae View Post
    I could've done a better job tracing with a greasy broom handle or crayons.
    Hahaha....love it.
    But yeah, totally deplorable on this guy's part.

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    Why people even consider ripping a piece like that, let alone trace, is beyond me.

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    I recognised that in an instant. Looks like he ran a filter over it and just erased the figure and the dragons in the background.

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    I got a big laff from this comment though -

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    Honestly, Sam “ripping off” your art may be the best thing to happen to your career. How else would you get so much publicity and get an instant audience for your art? Get your sh*t together on your website and start selling something.
    LOL!

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    Yeah Baron, that cracked me up too, though in a bad way I guess.

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    Anon, on July 23rd, 2009 at 6:11 pm Said:

    This is a pic with Jon’s on top with 50% opacity

    WTF?? Sam FLores Ripped off Jon Foster
    I just thought I'd quote this from the comments on the site. Yeah, just affirming what everyone else has said already.

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    For the random traffic popping in... here's Jon Foster's (Highly Recommended) art book: http://www.amazon.com/Revolution-Art.../dp/1599290030

    A whole book of great stuff...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kev ferrara View Post
    For the random traffic popping in... here's Jon Foster's (Highly Recommended) art book: http://www.amazon.com/Revolution-Art.../dp/1599290030

    A whole book of great stuff...
    ...and from that page is a link to James Jean's process recess with new copies selling at $268. Oh My.

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    I've been following the controversy at OMGposters myself... Pretty obvious rip, and I find it odd that such a high-profile guy as Sam would do such an obvious rip from another extremely well known guy. How would this NOT get noticed... still, took a few months before anyone found out.

    Too bad all the prints are sold, probably shipped and paid for as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill View Post
    ...and from that page is a link to James Jean's process recess with new copies selling at $268. Oh My.
    Much cheaper on Abe Books - new from £23

    http://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/Se...+of+jon+foster

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    Who the Hell is Sam Flores?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dizon View Post
    Who the Hell is Sam Flores?
    Exactly what I was wondering. Looking at his take on Foster's work, I can't say I think I'm missing much.

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    Wow, that's pretty blatant. And embarrassing too. You'd think he'd figure people would find out right?

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    I bet you could get $1000 for a copy of that signed by Jon Foster hahaha

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    Oh wait, wait, I nearly forgot...

    Control, Shift..


    (haha, like ten people will get this. Maybe.)

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    To be honest I used to like Sam's work. I think he has a nice lyrical sense of line...but apparently he's also got a serious case of the dumbass if he thought he could just rip off Foster like that and people wouldn't notice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty C View Post
    Oh wait, wait, I nearly forgot...

    Control, Shift..


    (haha, like ten people will get this. Maybe.)
    ... not me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty C View Post
    Oh wait, wait, I nearly forgot...

    Control, Shift..


    (haha, like ten people will get this. Maybe.)
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