Reference? Nice. Stealing? Nope.

I just felt like writing this because I’ve seen it happening quite a lot in many places lately, and I’ve been through that myself not so long ago.

Many talented artists use references to practice and bring their ideas to life, may it be photos of real models to reproduce a pose, historical concepts, movies or TV shows, books, etc.
References are great - I always feel like I need to practice more and more each passing day. They are basically essential for my training as an artist. They helped me a lot in the past and I’m sure they will continue to do so in the future. So what is this all about exactly?

The answer is simple: references are important, but the real problem appears when artists decide to copy another artist, and without crediting!

Think about it. You spend days working on a specific design, you share it with your audience and people like it… yay! But then, all of a sudden, someone arrives and grabs your idea, changes one small detail or two to add more “originality” and then posts the work without even crediting you for the original concept. That’s not very nice of them, is it?

This is not talent, it’s stealing. You could at least contact the person first, ask them if you can use their art as an inspiration for a new piece, offer to give full credits and even link the original image as soon as you’re done. But no, apparently it’s way too complicated! Because crediting the source would force you to admit you have no ideas of your own. Oh my, such a shame!

Guys, stealing is wrong on so many levels and you don’t even realize that by doing this you’re discouraging other artists and pushing them away from what they truly love. I found myself thinking “why am I even doing this if people have to steal from me?” more than once in the past and I’ve seen talented people literally disappear from the net because they couldn’t bear the thought of being robbed and treated like their efforts do not count at all. It’s heartbreaking, it’s maddening, and it’s malicious.

If you value yourself as an artist/writer, then you should know better than to steal. Generate your own ideas from sources other than fellow artists’ work of the similar kind.

Interaction with other ask blogs

Hey guys~

I noticed that I barely do interactions with other ask blogs at the moment and I kinda miss that…

So if you are interested just comment below if you want me to leave an ask in your box or feel free to send me one if you have a good idea~
(This would also give me the opportunity to get to know some new ask blogs~)

P.s.: Let me warn you that my asks are mostly dumb, silly and probably uncreative XD

some people found the heads and poses match if you overlap and the sprite styles are too similar to be a coincidence. lilu tale’s ignoring asks about it

Yes, that’s a better example, thank you.  Glad you provided more explanation, hate having people accused for weird things (see: pyokeke drama tag).  I don’t have much of an argument against that.

@lilutale​ While I didn’t and can’t go to your house and see if you heavily edited or just heavily referenced the talk sprites, you need to change up their style or draw a new base.  Even though it’s a free game, sprite stealing is a big no in the community for reasons I outline in the original ask.  That’s still someone’s hard work you’re taking away from them without permission, and is one of the highest forms of disrespect within the community.  As an artist you should know better than this. Please change them up.

Edit: I also will refuse to reblog any post you make about your game until you do. Please owe up to it.

If you really don’t believe that people don’t want to pay artists you should know that I’ve been doing graphic design for 7 years, doing logos and posters for tons of people and even working in an office for a year and redesigning every single thing they’ve branded, and I just got paid for something I did for the very first time last week when I made a logo for a guy.

Do you know how many people facebook message me after not talking to me for months because they want me to design a logo for them for free? I’m done. 2017 is the year of paying artists for their work like you would anyone else who provides you a service you yourself can’t do.
18 Queer Comic Artists You Should Know Right Now

Some like girls. Some like boys. Some are into sci-fi. Others prefer comedy. All are very into comics. The following artists and creatives identify as queer, among other labels, like, for example, comic, illustrator, storyteller and write…

Check out this awesome list of queer comic creators that was posted today on Huffington Post.  It features 18 incredible names, and 11 of them (eleven!!) are featured contributors to Beyond!

You can see some full-page preview of some Beyond Anthology comics in the article (and if you want to support Beyond we still have three weeks left in our Kickstarter campaign! )

People You Should Know: Mœbius

Jean Henri Gaston Giraud (French: [ʒiʁo]; 8 May 1938 – 10 March 2012) was a French artist, cartoonist, and writer, who worked in the Franco-Belgian bandes dessinées tradition. Giraud earned worldwide fame, predominantly under the pseudonym Mœbius, and to a lesser extent Gir, which he used for the Blueberry series and his paintings. Esteemed by Federico Fellini, Stan Lee and Hayao Miyazaki among others, he received international acclaim.[1] He has been described as the most influential bandes dessinées artist after Hergé.[2]

His most famous works include the series Blueberry, created with writer Jean-Michel Charlier, featuring one of the first anti-heroes in Western comics. Under the pseudonym Moebius he created a wide range of science fiction and fantasy comics in a highly imaginative and surreal, almost abstract style, the most famous of which are Arzach, the Airtight Garage of Jerry Cornelius, and The Incal. Blueberry was adapted for the screen in 2004 by French director Jan Kounen. In 1997, Moebius and co-creator Alejandro Jodorowsky sued Luc Besson for using The Incal as inspiration for his movie The Fifth Element, a lawsuit which they lost.[3]

Moebius contributed storyboards and concept designs to numerous science fiction and fantasy films, including Alien, Willow, Tron (1982), The Abyss (1989) and The Fifth Element.

I feel like I should mention this, despite no longer being in the BDJJBA community, I do have extensive knowledge and experience with self publishing and small time [less than 100 copies] printing of doujins, zines and anthologies.

this isn’t to discourage anyone, however it is to make things crystal clear with what to expect. I certainly don’t want to muscle in on this project, I wouldn’t undertake something like this myself, it’s far too much organization with too many artists submitting work for me to handle. So…. some facts, some of which I’ve been talking to badlydrawngiornoes about as well, so to be perfectly transparent about costs, I think this is worth a read!

Keep reading

Jarida week has begun! And what a start it has been! We hope to see more coming soon among the days ahead! Can’t wait to see all your amazing stuff! Remember, these are the themes/lyrics for the days; but remember, you don’t have to follow these songs exact, you can definitely use your own if these are too difficult to manage.

Day 1 - “When you lose the one you’ve wanted, it’s like a part of you is haunted. And you’re desperate for hope but the ashes and smoke are covering the ground.” (Tempest)

Day 2 - “Tell me how you’ve never felt Delicate or innocent. Do you still have doubts that us having faith makes any sense.” (Break Up)

Day 3 - “We were strangers starting on a journey, never dreaming what we would have to go through//No one told me I was going to find you, unexpected what you did to my heart.” (Lost and Found)

Day 4 - “Doing all I can do, just to be close to you. Every time that we meet, I skip a heartbeat. Always up for a laugh, she’s a pain in the arse.Every time that we meet, I skip a heartbeat.” (Stolen Glances)

Day 5 - “But I’ll take my time if you want to. And I’ll give you whatever you need. And I’ll wait a lifetime to give in to you.” (Timeless)

Day 6 - “A certain type of darkness has stolen me. Under a quiet mask of uncertainty. I wait for light like water from the sky. And I am lost again.”(Dark Side)

Day 7- “True as it can be. Barely even friends. Then some body bends, unexpectedly.” (Tale as old as Time)

Enjoy the week, and happy shipping! :3 Also, AMAZING THANKS AND GREAT APPRECIATION FROM THE WONDERFUL punziella for coloring this for me. I did NOT have the time, and she swept in like a true hero and helped me out! Truly amazing artist you ALL should know. 

anonymous asked:

Good watercolour masters or your fav works, please?

I am not sure what you are asking, so here are three important watercolor artists that you should know!

Paul Klee, Red and White Domes

Georgia O’Keeffe, Sunrise

Edward Hopper, Adams House


Your Brief And Wondrous Guide To Contemporary Queer Comics

Some like girls. Some like boys. Some are into sci-fi. Others prefer comedy. All are very into comics.The following artists and creatives identify as queer, among other labels, like, for example, comic, illustrator, storyteller and writer. They defy rigid categorization in both life and work, weaving wonderfully unique and sex-positive tales about everything from college parties and intergalactic adventures to a criminal potato. If the following artists show us anything, it’s that there’s no one way to be queer. And why would you want to, when each individual perspective looks oh-so beautiful?
Behold, 18 queer comic artists you should know right here, right now.

(Source: Jamaica Dyer)

This post is going around right now.  It is “stolen” art.  The biggest clue is the caption at the bottom.  No artist is going to write that.  You can find and reblog the original from here

If you have this one on your dash and it is NOT from @psycho-cupcake  then you are reblogging the stolen one.  Please show the artist some respect and delete the other copy.

Thank you.