are the most common reposted arts

Okay, so I’ve noticed that a few artists recently have been talking about this problem right here, which is getting almost no reblogs compared to the likes. Now, I’m sure some people are tired of hearing stuff like this, but the only reason people keep saying it is because it matters to us. I am beyond happy at how many notes I got on my most recent drawing. That’s amazing. But one thing that isn’t so amazing is the fact that over a half are likes. 81 likes and 9 reblogs. That’s 72 more likes. I find it kind of strange that some artists have to include “reblogs > likes” underneath all their drawings to get what they want. And even then, that doesn’t always happen. They shouldn’t have to do that. It should be common sense that an artist would prefer you to share their art instead of just like it (don’t repost without permission though). If you think something is good enough to like, why don’t you do the artist a favor and reblog it? Even if someone is only creating art for fun, like me, they still want publicity as much as any other artist. I am very, very happy with the amount of followers I get now, but I know that if you guys reblog my art onto your blogs, other people who don’t know who I am will find me and possibly like my art. So next time you like a drawing, why not reblog it too? It takes only a few seconds more, if not, the same amount. Thanks.

talking about reposting again

I’d also like to add that while some people don’t mind their art being reposted, many artists do. And the people who do mind are usually the people that take art seriously in the sense that they want to do art as a career. In this day and age, a social media presence is crucial to getting jobs/getting exposure for future job opportunities.

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“Happy birthday to somebody” NaruSaku art by Uncle Loki Goose / Psychemoon / KKKKILTH, whom I just discovered are all pseudonyms for the same artist XD

I’m linking to Pixiv since it’s the most likely for English speakers to be able to leave love via Pixiv, but it was published on LOFTER under Creative Commons BY-2.5 indicating that the artist allows reposts with credit. 

nottmythical  asked:

Hi! I'm thinking of leaving deviantArt and posting my art on Tumblr instead but I'm not too sure and am actually a little nervous about making the change - so I've been asking around for some second opinions. deviantArt or Tumblr? Or both?


I used to use DA years and years ago and moved to Tumblr once it was shown they could sell your art to companies to make profit. Not to mention they got weird with the copying rules or something and it was harder to report people (idk if thats still true tho)

Both websites have pros and cons.

Deviantart’s community is tighter imo you can get more feedback since it’s easier to comment on people’s art, easy to submit your work into large groups, etc. Plus everyone there is an artist, you have things in common, so it’s easier to make friends.

Tumblr is great cuz people can reblog your work which in turn shares it with their followers, so more people can see your work. However I feel like its hard to get a start here, takes a bit longer to get recognized if you dont draw fanart/comics. Its harder to get feedback since lots of people DONT comment. The most they’ll do is +Like your picture and that’s all so it can get pretty discouraging….ah….very discouraging….

Ive had people repost my art on Tumblr and I reported it. Tumblr took down the repost within 2 days and sent a warning to the reposter! it was awesome!!

Ive also reported tracing and impersonation to DA a few months ago but it took them a little longer to take action. However they did get around to it eventually haha hmmm maybe…within 4 days? 5? can’t remember haha but they did the same: take down the art and send a warning to the tracer. 

I personally prefer Tumblr idk why. I’ve gotten more into art here and I can get way more personal here then I did on Deviantart since I can most much more than just art haha. I love the artists here…I got more into other artists here than on DA. 

But DA was made specifically for art so..yeah the community there is a huge plus to me!

You can always do what I did which was have both at the same time and slowly try to inch closer to Tumblr until youre ready to fully move haha. BUT REALLY ITS ALL UP TO YOU!!

What makes you an Art Thief

I’ve been talking to reposters for a while now, asking them to not repost art without permission and explaining why it’s a bad thing and one thing I noticed, it’s that most people are very shocked when people call them art thief.

So here I’m gonna show the 4 most common things I hear from people that post stuff without permission:


  1. I didn’t steal anything, I found that pic on We Heart It/ Pinterest/ Instagram/ Internet!
    That’s the first thing everyone says when accused of stealing artworks. Just because you didn’t say “this is mine” doesn’t mean you are not an art thief. If you copied an artwork and reposted without permission you are basically saying you can do whatever you want with that work because you found it somewhere.

    If you repost artwork without the creator’s permission you are considered an art thief, doesn’t matter where you got the picture from.


  2. “I didn’t know/ couldn’t find the original creator.”
    Excuses, excuses, excuses.

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So recently I see a lot more reposts then before. It might be because if the new fans, new people on tumblr and all that. So here is a little bit of information on why you should reblog and not repost. 

First things first. 

“Wat is reposting?" 

Reposting is when you take an image, art work, graphic, gif… that isn’t yours (Read as; not made, edited, created… by you) and upload it onto your own account. Simple as that. Reblogging is when you press the little arrows on a post, so it goes onto your blog and adds to the notes on the original post. So you’re ‘sharing’ it without uploading it again.

Now, a more prominent question. 

"Why is reposting wrong?”

There are many reasons to why this is wrong. Reasons different for every person, reason people often don’t see as a reason to why this is wrong. Let me list a few.

  • You take away credit from the original poster.
  • It is no sign of respect to any artist. 
  • The same image turns up over and over again in a tag, which is really annoying. 
  • People assume you edited/created the art you uploaded, the original creator gets no credit. 
  • The no credit thing is really a thing to keep in mind. 
  • A lot of work was put into it, even if it is just a gif. Even when it appears as a simple edit to you. People do these things because they want to. Because they like it. Because they feel the need to contribute something to the fandom they are in. And maybe even because they want some recognition and notes. For you to take all of that away, is simply rude and disrespectful. 
  • It actually counts as copyright violation. Something people often forget is a ‘crime.’ I’ll go into this later on in this post. 

So those are just some of the reasons to why reposting is wrong. Now, speaking out of my own experiences, reposters often don’t take this as a reason. They often hold these things up against is, making us, the artist, feel like /we/ did something wrong by pointing out they reposted. It happens all of the time. I’ll list a few things I have come across to, answers people gave me when I politely asked them not to repost, and to take down my graphic/edit. I’ll also explain to why I believe what they said, was wrong. 

“I didn’t stole anything from you, I never even visited your page!.”

This you’ll hear very often when you are dealing with reposters. They probably never even seen your Tumblr. Which still doesn’t give them the right to do whatever they did. There’s a lot of sources to where they could have found your artwork. Think about google images, weheartit, pininterest… and so on. I will list and explain all of these later on in the post. Anyway, it doesn’t matter whether you have visited the website or not, it gives you no right to repost whatever it is you have reposted. 

“But I credited you, look there’s a little link." 

Another thing you’ll often see/hear. People indeed do that sometimes, repost your thing and put a source underneath. Now.. Let me tell you this; mostly the source is wrong and it wouldn’t lead to your original post at all. And second, people don’t care about that. 99% of people on here wouldn’t take a second to check wether you actually created that or not. Especially not when you put a link and still make the source connect to your own page. Speaking about this, reposting something when you actually know the original post makes everything, imltho, even worse. You know where the edit is, you know who made it… Why don’t you just reblog it? Why don’t just just click two times and have it on your blog. Why do you feel the need to go through the entire upload thing when all you have to do is click two times and have it on your blog? I assume people do this to gain notes/followers… And that is rather pathetic and once more disrespectful, because the person who created the thing that has been reposted deserves that credit and those notes/followers. 

"You should be thankful, look it has …. notes now!”

No. We artists should NOT and I repeat NOT be thankful for you reposting our art AT ALL. If anything, we should be offended. Which most of the time we are and we have every right to be. Reposting is not a way of appreciating you love the thing we did, reposting is not something we should be thankful for. 

Those are just some of the most common things I have come across from. Believe me, I have seen about everything by now. I also found, people are incredibly rude when you point them out they have reposted something. I barely ever come across someone who friendly replies. Of course, there have been some. But they really are outnumbered by the amount of times people shouted, called me names or whatever for just asking them to take down MY piece of art. If you want to know a few things; they involve calling my followers psycho bitches for letting me know about the repost, saying I cyber bully, saying I was causing them to feel suicidal. Yes. It really goes that far. 

Recently I found a lot if people putting together gifs/edits that aren’t theirs in a photoset, but claim they made the photoset. This also is reposting. This also is wrong. And so is taken an already edited image and just putting it into black and white. 

Anyway, to carry on, as I said earlier there are a few things people consider as a source, which isn’t really a source. Here’s a list. 

  • Weheartit: This website is probably the worse thing ever for an artist. Basically everything on there is stolen and credited in a wrong way. It gives an easy opportunity to repost things you find on there on Tumblr and it automatically creates a source that goes back to weheartit. Now I know it’s easy to find things on there, but please, keep them on there. They are already stolen once, please don’t do it a second time. So now all repeat after me: weheartit is NOT a source.
  • Google Images: Yeaa, we all did this I guess. Googled our favourite show/ship/anything. You’ll find load of great images, art work, edits… It is alright to save them to your computer. But it is not okay to reupload them. Follow the link you find on google, find out where it comes from and usually you’ll end up on some sort of Tumblr. Yes I know, it takes a /little/ bit of effort. But still not as much effort as it takes to repost the entire thing. 
  • Instagram: Aaah, instagram is like a repost heaven. Or hell. I’d call it hell. If you go through the Sherlock tag on there, you won’t see much original posts. Graphic after graphic, edit after edit gets reposted. On top of it, IG doesn’t come with a good report system like tumblr does. All we can do is ask them, but really. This drives me crazy more then anything. Because people won’t listed at all. As long as they gain followers though things they haven’t made, all is well. Fuck people who spent hours on what they just claimed as theirs. (Just to make sure, that was sarcasm.) 

Well, those are pretty much the main things about reposting. There’s a million more things to it and I could write/complain about it all night, but yea… Let’s move on to things YOU can do to prevent this.

  • Take a second to look at the source. 

Please do this. If you see the source is weheartit, or IF there is a tag/URL on the image you see and it IS NOT the same as the source, please do not reblog it. Don’t spread those reposts, instead either message the original poster OR just message the blog who reposted and FRIENDLY (always friendly. Never hate.) ask them not to repost. If necessary explain them why, they might not know.

  • Find the original post instead of reblogging the repost.

Yeaaaa I know, this sounds like a lot of effort too. And ain’t nobody got time for that, but you would really show your feelings towards a graphic/artwork if you did this instead of reblogging the reposted version. If there’s an URL on the image, you can just go to that tumblr and most artist have a tag for their art on their blog so it’s easy to find. If that isn’t the case, grab the URL of the image (right click, copy image URL) and take it to google images. Once there, you see this little camera in the right corner. You should click that and you’ll get this:

External image

Past your URL there and 9/10 times you will find the original post. 
  • If all else fails, and the person doesn’t have an ask. Please report them to tumblr. Don’t be afraid to do so. Just contact the suport and send the the links of your original post and the reposters. They will take it down. Click here and read more. 

List of Tags for the One Piece Fandom

Use these tags to let people see your fanworks:

opfanfic- for fics posted by author and fic recs 

opsourced- for art found elsewhere, sourced and posted with permission from the original poster. See these sources ( source 1, source 2) for why reposting with permission is important.

opgraphics- for any graphics (gifs, colorings, edits, etc.) or fanart, fan mixes, fan vids, etc. by the original creator.

opfanart- fanart by the original artist

ASL specific (most common):

asl brothers | portgas d. ace | sabo | monkey d. luffy

Remember only the first five tags count!

“Surprise” – Not really crazy about this (have I mentioned I’m not really that crazy about painting/sketching actual kisses–they’re hard to make aesthetic), but I think it’s as good as it’s going to get and folks have asked for a kiss. I kinda like the slightly rough quality of it and love how Cat’s hair came out (the loose curls can be challenging).

Edited to add:  Just looked at this enlarged and y’know, I think I actually like it better than I initially thought. This is why I post things sometimes, helps me get a more objective view on my work. Most often than not, I find mistakes I missed or conclude something isn’t as good as I’d hoped, but sometimes it goes the other way and I like it better. Yeah, it’s flawed, but there are some really nice things about it, I think.

Please don’t repost, post on Instagram, cut off my signature, use for avatars, or otherwise steal. In short, use a bit of courtesy and common sense and we’ll all be better off. Thank you.

trans-cats-in-space  asked:

Hi! Don't mean to bother you, but I think shamaurilivingston1 reposted your art. The one of G on V Day. The user is reposting other art as well. Idk if they've asked permission, as they've tagged it "not mine". I just wanted to make sure you knew.

Thank you for bringing it to my attention! I went onto their blog and sure enough there’s my piece right on top, as well as several other pieces that aren’t theirs. They don’t even have their askbox open which is common for reposters who KNOW what they’re doing so ima have a lil psa here

Please do not reblog/like any posts from @shamaurilivingston1 as they are most likely stolen without permission. Their tag as ‘not mine’ is NOT proper credit, nor do they have permission to post these from the artist