the work posted on the forum here, usually are not made for games, more than half, actually, is hobby work.
i'm not really sure what the purpose of using watermarks on textures are... i suppose it's supposed to prevent others from stealing and using them... the way i see it, is, i don't really care if someone wants to steal my work... if they want to be a sleazy douche-bag, they have the right to be one. but, i'm not going to give the d-bags power, i don't want to obscure my images with watermarks.. see, in a way, they win, it uglies up the presentation of my textures.
okay, so lets talk homles. you're not making much sense when you type, either you have a staple in your brain or you're dizzy from spinning around. i get that way, allll the time, i love spinning around in circles! i digress. what i mean is, you sound really fucking confused, and this makes you confusing. what i want to say to that, is stop it. you need to get unconfused.
the only thing i really understand about your post, is that you want to be a video game artist, and that your name is Cory Kanakis. that you've used the interesting word combination "design progressions"? i wouldn't use that anymore. wtf is that supposed to be refering to anyway? ;p you keep using the word design, what are you designing? a texture layout? maybe there is some meaning to your genius, i'm sorry i've been left behind.
my advice, is to start reading as many threads as you can 'round here. i mean, skip the shit. basically you want to look for the discussions that are talking about what it is you're here for: to learn what you need to know to become a video game artist, more specifically, an environment artist; the info is here, in the deep dark green caverns on these forums. so find them, soak it up, understand it and utilize as much good stuff as you can.
i don't know what level you're at, as a game artist, but the best way, is to do what you're doing, in the sense you need to post your game art up for "peer review", get some feedback, get the people that know what they're talking about to give you useful critiques without demanding it and expecting it. i really hate that personally. i digress.
so, i don't know where this fear of copyrights are coming from with you, but you shouldn't have anything to worry about. the way you get sued for copyright's is by doing something stupid, by doing something you know is wrong, using other people's shit, in your own shit. and is all just shit btw... what gain is there to cheat, then, eh? not to say you would, i'm just exhaling on you.
and lastly, i'd like to say, use all this shit and create something.