I’m so pissed off by the most of the Samurai Warriors fandom (yes, you) because a lot of you people keep posting art on here without asking the artists for permission. It is NOT okay to only put their name and (Pixiv) URL as sources in your post and then say you’re safe.
Because you’re not.
Pixiv as well as tumblr’s guidelines forbid posting illustrations etc without explicitly asking the artist for permission first.
Do not take work posted on pixiv and post them on other websites, use them in products, or any other action without creator’s permission.
In case you are too lazy too look for this passage, it’s the second point in the fucking huge red box you immediately see when clicking on the link. Asking for permission isn’t hard. Even if you don’t speak japanese, you can always ask someone who can (I’m no genius but I’d love to help and there are many others on this website who would to the same), use google translate OR EVEN WRITE THE MESSAGE IN ENGLISH if you must.
So, if the artist accepted your request, add a phrase like “artist gave me permission to reprint” to the post and PLEASE keep the artist’s answer in your askbox so when someone asks you for proof, you can show it to them.
Let’s have a bad example, take this post for instance.
I asked the artist of this illustration for permission to share exactly this one
(compare the ID you see in the link to the one you see in the picture of the message) on tumblr about a week ago, and here is an excerpt of what they sent to me:
Their message roughly translates to:
"Nice to meet you, I’m 柴山.
I’m very happy that you showed interest in my illustrations^^
I fundamentally do not allow reprints of my work.
(I’m very sorry. Illustration 45912338 was drawn as a commission from someone else, so I absolutely cannot give you permission to reprint it.)
If you don’t believe my translation, here is the original, copied from their message. Feel free to enter this in google translate and confirm it yourselves. The translation will be shitty, but you should be able to understand it:
I beg every fandom (Not only the Samurai Warriors one, but sadly you guys are sort of the worst when posting/reblogging non-permissioned artwork):
PLEASE. DO. NOT. REBLOG. NON. PERMISSION. SOURCED. ARTWORK.
Please DO NOT support blogs who post non-permission sourced artwork by reblogging their posts.
Please DO report blogs who do this.
It makes the artists sad as well as angry, and I think we all want to keep enjoying their works, may it only be on pixiv.