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Although Shadowpelt shows potential with her coloring skills, her art has sent questions left and right regarding her originality, and other issues. This article has gone through many changes on both sides, adding more to the controversy surrounding her.
Throughout much of her online history, there have been numerous accounts of Shadowpelt eyeballing and tracing off of other artists and popular cartoons, and passing it off as her own work. The biggest known controversy was when she was caught copying artwork of Seux, an opossum, and Unterbedd, a monster character, both created by Zeriara.Fur Affinity Forums, Shadowpelt's copied images were removed. However, it wasn't long before Shadowpelt had commissioned Zeriara to draw a Tyranian Lupe, a creature from Neopets. Once the finished product was presented to Shadowpelt, it was not long a trace of the image was posted, with Shadowpelt admitting that she had copied from the original.
However, proper credit was not given, with Shadowpelt claiming the original was drawn by "someone else, but she couldn't say who". Zeriara soon commented, demanding that the image be removed. Shadowpelt complied and removed the traced image. 
Tracing for Commissions
The main complaint that has been made against Shadowpelt is that she accepts commissions for original work, but she then traces them from official artwork on websites such as Neopets and Subeta, or even from other artists.
Eventually, she started to evolve from tracing to eyeballing, as she had done with a commission for Spunky. Again, when confronted about the similarities, Shadowpelt promptly deleted the submission, sparking even more controversy for her.
Although Shadowpelt is known to trace and eyeball images from other well known artists in the furry community, she has also been known to trace images from other sources, such as cartoons and online pet sites.
Subeta and Neopets
Shadowpelt was eventually reported to the Subeta staff for tracing images from the site, and selling them for actual money. As this is against the rules, and a violation of copyright, the staff at Subeta banned Shadowpelt from the site. Since her banning from Subeta, Shadowpelt has not traced any artwork from the popular online pet site.
Shadowpelt has also been caught tracing over Neopets art as well, though at this time there has been no confirmation on whether they have also banned her. Commissioning for an image that includes a neopet in it is against the terms of service, as it violates copyrights.
- ↑ Shadowpelt's fans have said the accusations are false
- ↑ Shadowpelt reported on FurAffinity
- ↑ Artists_Beware community entry on Shadowpelt
- ↑ Shadowpelt Banned for Art Theft
- ↑ Shadowpelt warned by Dave Hyena