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Fake art by Natmorley!

Mon Sep 3, 2012, 5:02 AM
Hi my friends! :wave:

Yep, another Journal about :iconnatmorley:

This is not meant to start a witchhunt, immature harrassment on her profile won't help anything!

:bulletred: EDIT 2::bulletred:


Regarding her latest Journal, I asked some questions. I wonder if she'll answer any of them... Of course, she didn't answer them :facepalm:

:bulletred: /EDIT 2:bulletred:

:bulletblack: So, what's the fuss about her?

Her drawings are fake, simply as that.

:bulletblack: How could you tell?

She makes a scribbly drawing and overlays the original photo in PS to make the shading, hair etc. look better. (OR she prints out the photo and scribbles over it, whatsoever...)

You can always make out some "ghosty shadows" in her works, these are the remainings of the original photo that she just couldn't hide properly.

:bulletblack: Is there any proof?

Here's a older drawing of her (which she already deleted ;) ) where you can clearly see the overlaying, especially at the wristwatch, ring and fingers.

Also on her newest drawings are some hairstrands and also shadings that fit too perfect (have a look at the background in the upper left too)

:bulletblack: But there are a lot of artists drawing that realitic!

I agree, but Nat's drawings are just perfect in proportions and when I say perfect, I mean absolutely identical to the photo!

There are hardly any artists that are able to draw like that. And in this Interview she states, that it takes her about 3(!) hours to finish a drawing! Any pencilartist will tell you that it takes hours to do just the pre-sketch of a drawing!

:bulletblack: But she uploaded WIPs and a livestream?!

First of all, if she's able to fake a whole drawing, why on earth shouldn't she be able to do the same with WIPs?

And for the livestream... see for yourself:

:bulletblack: Are there other thing curious about her?

Yes, indeed! Lets have a look on her stats… Natmorley watches 1 people, while 2,235 people watch natmorley.

But why? She watches people, so they'll watch her in return... after they do, she unwatches them again.

Also there are a lot of drawings she deletet on DA, even though they looked "good". Well when too many people got suspicious about one drawing, she just deletes it to stop the discussion. Here can you see more of her "work"… .

Also she doesn't answer any comments, except that ones who put her drawings in question. If you ask her if they are fake she'll hide your comment and block you. Recently there was a deviant just asking whether she could deny or confirm those rumours about her... she hid the comment without answering. Why would anyone do that if their work was legit?

Also she just blocked a deviant, though he didn't say anything at all to her! Maybe she just saw him commenting on another journal, but blocking for that reason?!

:thumb265306060: On that drawing she says: "Please ignore the stupid scan lines across the centre, it's a huge piece and had to be pieced together. I've tried to remove them the best I can."

But the Camera Data says something different:

Camera Data
Model:Canon EOS 450D
Shutter Speed:1/3 second
Focal Length:28 mm
ISO Speed:800
Date Taken: Oct 25, 2011, 10:55:12 PM
Lens:EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Software:Microsoft Windows Photo Gallery 6.0.6001.18000
Sensor Size:12mm

Aha, she scans her drawing with a Canon camera... weird, isn't it?!

:bulletred: EDIT::bulletred:

:bulletblack: So what?! Why even care?

Because there are a lot of young artists around seeing her work, seeing how "awesome she is for for her age" (she said that literally!) and they'll be frustratet, because they are, due to obvious reasons, not that good.

What if you found out that your idol, your inspiration is cheating and lying all the time? Wouldn't you want to know?

Also it's just like a slap into the face for every real artist, that she gains so much attention! Though it's no wonder she hits the frontpage, if she's submitting her drawings to 200-300 groups...

:bulletblack: You are just a hater, get a life!

No, I'm not a hater, why should I hate anyone? Why should I accuse anyone who's art is legit? I have no need to be jealous, my art is real and good, I have enough watchers myself, not just watchers but also friends! I give favs, I watch people, I suggest DDs, I received one mysself... so why should I be jealous?

And I have a life. Art is a great part of my life. I love to do art myself and I appreciate others (honest) art a lot! So I do care if someone claims drawings, that they didn't really made!

:bulletblack: I still don't believe you!

That's okay, I can't make you believe anything, I#m just trying to spread the news and I'm not interested to convert blind believers...

Just ask yourself:

Did she ever respond to your comments on her drawings?

Did she ever thank you for the fav?

Did she thank you for watching?

Did she add anything to her favs, except those drawings of herself?

Did she add you to her watch? Does she still watch you?… and…

Why does she hide nearly every comment on her profile, even if they are not harrassing in any way, just asking politely?

Why should someone legit suddenly disable commenting on their drawings, if they even don't care to respond to them at all?

Just have a look at this and you'll understand how it is possible to do those fakes, even if she gave one to you personally!

How to fake art - The Tutorial! by acjub

:bulletred: /EDIT:bulletred:

:bulletblack: Here are some interesting Journals and links!

:thumb324305524: Fakers and LosersA while ago, :iconpbird12: a.k.a Paula wrote an article

which states clear cut facts so as to why the whole issue about someone faking their art creates rage waves through the art community!
The last week has been a riot which ended up in me getting blocked by two deviants here who clearly have something to hide!
I obviously care much less about the fact that there are many artists here on dA who get more famous than others considering the skill work. Some people get lucky and some don't. It's not easy getting known around this site.
But the fact that people would want to fake art to get accolades makes me angrier than ever.
Here are two examples on what happens when you try to confront artists whom you are suspicious about!
Example 1- The "awesome":iconnatmorley:

Now now Bratnorley) , you don't need to get all worked up for a single comment there do you?
You obviously think we are all stupid people here who don't really see what you are doing? The scr
:thumb325039082: :thumb324530959: Opinions on the fake NatMorleyYes I'm posting a journal as well.
This is about the ever so famous natmorley
This journal is not really meant as proof of anything, only opinions on the matter.
You may have seen her drawings somewhere on this site, and maybe you are a fan. A good number of pencil artists, me included, believe them all to be utter rubbish. Fake rubbish that is.
Now why on earth would you say such a thing?
Well let's have a look at them, shall we?
First of all they all match the reference 100%. Even tracing won't do that for you. Also the drawing looks to be perfect and smooth underneath, and then she's scribbled on top as I there was no tomorrow. I would say that is a bit curious. Why make a perfect drawing only to ruin it with scribbling?
That's her style you might say. Well lets then look at what she says about her drawings. Oh she uses about 5 hours on a portrait. Trust me, if the drawing is perfect (minus the ugly scribbling on top) then you'd use a LOT more than 5 hours.
Fake art - why care and what to look forI posted this last week for anyone looking for help to spot fake art.  This is not law, if you don't care, feel free to move on.  But if you do care that there are fakers out there, then maybe this could be of some use to you too.  We have a serial faker on the loose on dA today so it sparked this little lot once more.  
So, the questions/scenarios asked are always the same and the responses/justifications are always the same, but give them a minute to sink in before replying and insulting.
(Q1) Why do you care if someone is cheating what does it have to do with you?
(A1) Well, this is a public ART site and if people are submitting art that is not actually what they claim it to be, then they are dishonest. This will annoy some people and not others. If your passionate about your work then the chances are you'll find it insulting to the artistic community as a whole. Additionally, a lot of admins of groups HAVE to deal with fakes as a daily occure
REPORT NAT, SHE CHEATSHello my dear dear dear friends :rose:
So, I saw this, and I realized why would people doubt my art (and many others')... BECAUSE PEOPLE LIKE THIS GIRL MAKE US DOUBT ANYTHING!
Her name is Nat Morley> :iconnatmorley: and she's a fake.
How does she make... 'art'? I'll make this simple:
1. She does a lousy sketch by tracing...
2. Takes a Photo/Scans it
3. Puts in in Photoshop
4. Puts the reference photo under the sketch

> She gets loads and loads of Watchers because she adds them first... then guess what? SHE UNWATCHES THEM AS SOON AS THEY WATCH HER!!!
> She faves their works, and the UNFAVES their works after they come to say thank you, see her FAKE art and start Watching her...

Feel free to share! :+fav: is very much appreciated!

:heart: Viki

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emmagucci Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I've mentioned this journal in my latest one Please,tell me that you think about it.
FantasyBoudicca Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know people who have no qualms about cheating when it comes to art, but they have enough sense to not get caught or act defensive.

At least they claim to spend a minimum of a month's worth of work on a piece - 2-3 hours a day over 30+ days, so it's somewhat/mostly plausible, and it isn't obvious that they used Photoshop. If you have to do something unscrupulous, don't get freakin' caught by random people on the internet, and have the decency to admit that yes, it was faked eventually.
Little-Roisin Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer… uses the same method... so lame....
dvcomk Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
what do you think about this guy?…
Natzyr Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Please read about cris ortega's plagirism! [link]
KatieLikesBacon Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
ALRIGHT. she is actually just that talented. im not a massive fan of her and im not doing this cause i like her, I go to the highschool she went to, and in the art room her drawings are ALL on the walls, they are clearly real, and amazing.
secretmangaka Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
And now she's deactivated her account!
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DariaDzyuba Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She blocked me on the facebook today, because I posted the link to this journal on her timeline. :lol:
thegraphitebender Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa. Let me just say I'm 17 and draw realism. I spend days-weeks on one drawing and mine are never tht good. I cnt belive she lied bout her talents. Thts a bitch ass move. Its taken me years to get to where I am and I'm not nearly as amazing as you guys:heart: nats so fake.
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