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Separated at birth?
Hmmm this looks familiar...
I recently ran across this book cover of a book soon to be released:
Christmas Love is a children's book that is great for the whole family at Christmastime! It has the original Christmas story in its pages straight from the Word of God, and shows how Christmas love was portrayed by the many characters surrounding Jesus's birth. It also shows a practical application to families today, and how we can show Christ's love to our families and communities all throughout the year! There is a special endorsement section that gives testimonials from community helpers, such as a policeman, doctor, nurse, fireman, teacher, and many others who tell how they show Christ's love to the communities they serve each and every day. Don't miss it - make sure you get your copy of Christmas Love this Christmas!
It looked a bit familiar so I dropped the photo into Google, did a "search by image" and low and behold a stock photograph popped up that looks awfully similar.
You be the judge!
Stock photograph on Dreamstime
Who is ripping off who?
Which is most plausible?
Selling photographs and image via microstock agencies
Although there are risks involved in offering your artwork for sale, like in the above case where a stock photograph was used as the "inspiration"' for the artwork to put it politely, microstock agencies do offer the above average photographers and artists a place to sell their artwork and photographs. Dreamstime is one such agency and you can find out more about signing up for free to open an account to sell your work here.
Just don't be a lazy artist like who ever line traced the photograph.