So far so normal. However a moment later I did a proper, double take when my poor brain couldn't really take in what it was seeing. There, in front of me, was an illustration of mine, just not by me. I honestly couldn't take it in at first but one of my little pictures (not such a little one actually) had been copied.
This is odd, I thought and didn't and still don't really know how to react. Perhaps I'm over reacting I thought? Hmm, thought about it for a bit, dug my original out to see if I was being oversensitive, it was a coincidence, whatever but nope, it's the same no matter how many times I look at it.
To all intents and purposes a whole image has been copied, tweaked here and there, with a different colour palette thrown in for good measure but the same. Now, I'm sure this has happened to umpteen people but its still quite odd.
I actually felt a little apologetic for being so uptight as to mind.WHAT! Till I gave myself a talking to and a much needed back bone injection, that seemed to sort it.
Still, I do feel strangely.
Here's a little snippet of mine, the original.
I don't think watermarking your work gets round this problem and there is a big difference between inspiration and outright copying. As I can't think what else to do I'm putting it down to experience. That usually does the trick.