“I don’t know why, but some people think that art is generated by the internet itself or even ‘magically appears in the air’ and it is ridiculous.”
Nurguiaana Mestnikova is a 23-year-old student and artist from the Sakha Republic, Russia. When not studying, she draws for fun.
Back in 2015, Mestnikova drew a piece of art and shared it to her VK and Tumblr pages.
“I did not have so many followers back then and I never realized that this art would be so viral, so I didn't make any watermark,” Mestnikova told BuzzFeed News.
After she posted the art, she saw it appear on other blogs with more interaction.
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Since 2015, the piece has gone on to achieve notoriety on the internet.
You can even get the drawing on T-shirts and phone cases.
“I don't know why, but some people think that art is generated by the internet itself or even 'magically appears in the air' and it is ridiculous,” she said. “I just hope this chain of events that happened to me will help people to understand that artists should be credited, because they've invested effort, time, and even a piece of their soul in the things they create.”