Do you mean, what do you do if someone tries to take credit for your art, like if they post it on their page and claims they drew it? Or do you mean, what do you do if someone reposts/uploads it elsewhere?
If they claimed they drew your picture, report them immediately. They know what they did and they did it anyway. (Same goes for tracing, IMO. Traced art should NOT be posted online; that’s plagiarism)
For reposting (aka. someone else uploading your art onto a different website such as Instagram) you should first decide what your reposting policy will be.
Some artists allow people to post their art on different websites if they ask for permission.
Some artists don’t require people to ask for permission but ask that they credit/link back to their website.
Some artists only allow reposting on certain websites, but not others such as Youtube, which can be used to make money off of others’ artwork.
Some artists want their work to stay on their own website only, and don’t want other people to post elsewhere. (aka no reposting, period)
One thing you will want to do is make sure you write down your reposting policy on your blog, somewhere easy to find, like the front page, or on your About Me/Info, etc.
Another thing is SIGN YOUR ARTWORK, it is soooo important! People aren’t always going to follow the rules. They might have a repost of a repost of a repost they saw on Google somewhere and they won’t know where it originally came from because most people don’t bother to check.
Large signatures/watermarks can be kind of an eyesore (plus you’ll feel kind of bad you have to “ruin” your artwork), but you have to make sure it’ll still be visible enough even after the quality of the picture is turned to crap because it’s been screenshotted like 20 bajillion times on instagram.
Also, “unsightly” signatures/watermarks can help protect your picture from people using them in more nefarious ways, such as trying to sell t-shirts with YOUR design, or tote bags, mouse pads, etc. Yes, they can still try to Photoshop them out, but if you put them somewhere difficult to remove then they probably won’t do a good job and it’ll look ugly. So it’s worth a shot!
(I actually really love seeing watermarks/signatures because then I know where to go visit the artist and give them love directly)
Hello there! After maybe half a month with this new blog, I’m finally doing an Introduction! Although I’ve been circlying the studyblr community since March/April, I decided to create this blog because the previous one was becoming a bit of a mess, and I like the whole studyblr concept, mainly because it seems to me like a great way to motivate myself and meet other people (two things I’m awful at).
Authors: Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, J.R.R. Tolkien, Neil Gaiman, Ursula K. Le Guin, maybe Cornelia Funke, Gabriel García Márquez, Isaac Asimov, Michael Crichton, Jane Austen.
Books: The Hobbit, Jurassic Park, The Illustrated Man, The Green Mile, The Martian, The Book Thief, Alice in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass.
Book series/trilogies: The Chronicles of Narnia, The Millenium Trilogy (haven’t read the new books yet), The Middle Earth Universe, Percy Jackson and the Olympians/The Heroes of Olympus (I still haven’t read the last two books), Robert Langdon Series, Artemis Fowl.
Comicbooks/manga: Mafalda, Hellboy, the two first volumes of The Sandman, Ajin, Ao No Exorcist, The Umbrella Academy, Trespasser, Alabaster: Wolves, The Wake.
Movies: Interstellar, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, The Monuments Men, The Book Thief, E.T., Jurassic Park, Super 8, Big Hero 6, Lilo & Stitch, Wreck-It-Ralph, Megamind, Up, WALL-E, The Boxtrolls, ParaNorman, anything Miyazaki I’ve ever watched.
Movie series/trilogies: Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, Millenium (Swedish films), the MCU, The Dark Knight, Alien, How To Train You Dragon, Harry Potter.
TV shows: Gravity Falls, Over the Garden Wall, Jessica Jones, Stranger Things.
Bands: Linking Park, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Nine Inch Nails, Imagine Dragons, Florence + The Machine, The Gathering, The Gazette.
Solo artists: Sia, maybe Max Richter and Hans Zimmer.