There’s something I need to point out with this whole “art style stealing” issue.
And that’s yes, maybe alot of young artists “copy” other art styles. But we all do it. I’ll pay anyone who can show me their art from when they were first starting out and have it not look like some anime’s art style, or their favorite cartoon. It’s how we learn. Over time the pictures you draw develop from looking like Invader Zim to your own unique look, and that’s how it’s always been.
For example, here’s a drawing by @spibbles, someone whose dealt with this alot.
and here is a drawing I made just now, my attempt to draw this same picture exactly, their style and all.
even when I am blatantly trying to recreate the exact same picture, you can tell they were done by two different artists. You can’t copy an art style exactly. Can you be influenced? Yes. Is that wrong? No.
And I promise you if this was ten years ago, my drawing would look like this, just like hundreds of yours would.
Cause everyone starts out using someone else’s art style.
If they aren’t tracing or stealing the artist’s creations themselves, leave them alone.