I’m totally flattered if you draw inspiration from my stuff or if your style looks similar to mine, that’s hella
But if you take my artwork and just redraw it using THE SAME PALETTE and THE SAME POSE and completely redraw and/or rip off MY animations and call them “your own,” I’m going to feel pretty freaking offended
That is not okay. Just because it isn’t directly traced doesn’t make it okay either. You can draw inspiration from another artist WITHOUT ripping off their stuff. It is a thing you can consciously choose to do, I promise.
Most importantly, you’re not going to grow as an artist by having a gallery full of copied work.