copying other artists

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.

I was just answering a question that I intended to publish and I wasn’t even finished answering so I probably sound harsher than I meant to cause I wasn’t finished my sentence, my own fingers fooled me, they let me down today by betraying me and pressing answer privately when I didn’t want to. And I can’t even remember the name of the blog so I can’t continue…

Originally posted by 912gif

It was a question about someone copying my art, and what I meant to say was, it’s okay to copy my drawings if it helps you, I don’t mind at all. I said that kissing is really hard to draw (it was a copy of the Kaz and Inej piece) and that I have learned to draw kissing from copying and studying how other artists do it, like @burdge, she was the biggest one. What I was saying was, it’d be nice to be tagged/credited as part of the inspiration but this person did make my original drawing entirely their own, as if my drawing was simply used as a reference, and refs are so important in improving work.

Now my finally point, if you make the drawing your own, like this person did (by drawing different characters, using different colours- literally the only thing the same was the faces and poses tbh) I’m not pushed about credit, it’s become your piece, that being said, still, always nice to be credited as inspiration

But, in future I would suggest definitely asking the artist’s permission before posting the drawing, a lot of artists don’t like it! And if you do a carbon copy of the drawing, YOU HAVE TO CREDIT THE ORIGINAL ARTIST, that is still their work if you are just trying to draw the same thing! 


to all people that are telling me “your art reminds me of…..” or “I thought….drew this” thanks for making me feeling like a shitty and useless copycat…just to know,I had this art style since I started to draw (if you don’t believe me,just go on my main blog and look at my old art ) and I’ve never inspired it from someone else…and also I’m not gonna change it now. That’s all,have a good night .

anonymous asked:

Hi, so this is going to sound really stupid but I love to draw and I have this freind who also loves to draw and when we get together we share each others sketch books and Evey time she see mine she laughs and says that's hers are a lot better or says that I am copying her and it's making me being really private about my drawing to the point when some one looks in my sketch book I want to cry and I don't know what to do so I was wondering if you have any advice for me if not that's fine

Anony.. that is SO unfair. ,(é~è),

I’m truthfully sorry to hear about this happening to you- Artists commonly have self-confidence issues because when you draw something, you’re reaching into your mind and laying it down in reality. It’s soulful work, and to have that mocked is not cool. 😱

It’s a beautiful, beautiful thing to have this skill that you and I are both so fortunate to find pleasure in, and if someone is making you feel bad about it in ANY way, you must, must, must find a way to heal yourself from this. 

Art is as unique as a fingerprint. No matter what kind of content you draw, fanart or original, it’s a drawing YOU created because it came from YOUR fingertips. That’s something to take so much pride in and love yourself over. 👏💖

Anony, I hope to whatever god is up or down that this experience doesn’t deter you from copying other artists. I say this because it’s important to copy. It’s important to know that if you see something you like, be it a character,🐰 a shading technique,🌇 a unique mouth gesture,💋 a pose…💃 you should try it out yourself because ALL artists grow with observing, replicating, molding it into something new, and using it as a stepping stone for improvement. 🎉✏️

DO NOT let that girl get to you. If SHE says her artwork is better, let her believe whatever she wants. Because art👏 is👏 not👏 a👏 race.👏 You have already won in this world because YOUR art is YOURS and nobody elses. Embrace the things that makes your artwork unique.

That was always the hardest part for me. I didn’t like my linework because I liked how so-n-so drew theirs so clean while mine is messy.

But darling, once I learned to embrace my messy lines, I’ve been able to improve and focus more on the soul in a drawing rather than it bein’ pretty. An’ it’ll improve with time, anyway.

My advice; If you’re having fun, you’re doing it right.

Hugs and kisses Anony, keep your chin up, don’t let anyone put a wet blanket on your passion. XOXO

anonymous asked:

do you have any tips for developing an art style? i'm trying my best to come up with one that's original but it seems nearly impossible!

Alrighty then, lets talk art styles!

The thing about style is…you already have one. If you and another artist were to draw exactly the same thing - the same character, the same object, anything - both pictures would look very different. That style you already have will develop organically as you grow in skill level as an artist and, as with any labour of love, that takes time. You’re not going to be able to wake up one day and go “today I’m going to start drawing this way” and for that to be it!

That’s not to say you can’t push yourself in a different direction stylistically, but it’s certainly not a simple thing. The way you need to frame the style development question is as such: what about my current style do I like? And what about my current style do I not like? And from there you can work on building it into something that you’re happy with because you’ll have specifics to work on. 

Looking critically at artists you admire is also helpful. Try and identify which bits of their work you find appealing. Is it the linework? The way they use light and colour? I’m not saying go around copying other artists brush stroke for brush stroke, but there’s nothing wrong with saying “hey, I find this style appealing for X reason so I’m going to see if I can re-create that somehow in my own work”. Treat it as a learning exercise. 

But the main thing is to focus on improving overall as an artist technically speaking, nail your fundamentals and then start pushing boundaries once you can make conscious and informed decisions about how to break the rules.

Good luck! :D

Today’s Best Tips on Music Production

10 essential tips… 20 mistakes… 30 production secrets and so on, such lists seem to be really popular these days. Although many of them are just full of crap. Especially forget about the longer checklists – even if you could find some good advices there, most tips are just nonsense, like “don’t mix bass with headphones”.

Anyway, to you aspiring producer, here’s a few things I think you should care about:

  • Limiting yourself can help drive creativity. Don’t use all of your instrumental arsenal at once, don’t try to cover all music styles in one track.
  • Listen to different styles of music and try to identify what you like and what you dislike.
  • Analyze your favorite artists’ work in great detail. Theorize with both feet on the ground.
  • Go ahead and copy other artists, but don’t settle there – tweak and add your own style and flavor.
  • Cover, remix and remake your favorite tracks, it’s a good and fun way to learn about music.
  • Use reference tracks, compare your shit to others, but don’t get paralyzed when your track doesn’t bang as loud as them.
  • Learn about synthesis and learn how to sound design different kind of instruments, e.g. strings, plucks, percussion (make synthetic drums using waveforms, a noise generator, filters, envelopes and such).
  • Check your music productions on several systems; from high-end studio monitor speakers to iPhone earbuds.
  • Sleep on it. Let your track mature over night and return to it with fresh ears.
  • Go hardware, get tactile if you are growing tired of a software-based environment. To actually play an instrument or to turn a real knob is really something else.
  • Get inspiration from collaborations with other artists. Just reach out to people you admire – this is globalization, this is the time of teh internetz.
  • Try to keep passionate about creating music, but don’t be afraid to make some demands of yourself, just to push things forward.

anonymous asked:

Your Swapfell Papyrus is basically a copy of Lady Malices, your a pathetic waste of space for copying her work. You say you're an artist but I think you just copy other peoples work and say they're yours for credit. Your art isn't even that good, your palette is like mud water and your style is copying other actually talented artists. I'm sorry you're in the undertale fandom at all. Please go die, kay thanks.

-eye twitch- *inhale* 

Okay hon, look. I turned back on anon cause some people were shy and wanted to ask me questions. 

I didn’t turn it on for you to insult me, or my artwork, & to insult me with improper grammar on top of that. As for the painting of Swapfell Papyrus, it was actually a version my friend @lacyazlin had created, which I made for her because I love her version of the character. If you want to compare, you can go & check out her blog. I used her drawings of her character as a reference but I do not trace my art. I will never trace my art, nor will I copy someone else’s art & if I do, I give them credit & ask for their explicit permission beforehand. 
Normally I’d just delete this kind of bullshit but I have a feeling I know who you are. If you’re not going to be ballsy enough to hate me to my face, then get off my tumblr. I already blocked you once, & if I have to, I’ll find your new account & block you there too, as well as report you, again. 
Bullying isn’t cool, nor is telling people to go die. I bet you’re just waiting for me to respond, but not in the way I just did. Waiting for me to ask why you see the need to attack me. Or maybe, agree with you & say my art is pathetic, or that I’m pathetic. Newsflash punk: I’m not pathetic. 

Get off my tumblr. And leave me, my friends and my artwork alone.

kiwipatooey-21  asked:

How do you develop an original style? How do you copy other artists style and mix them to create your very own style? Do you copy what you like from the artist's style or draw the whole artwork?

I’m not really sure, much of my learning to draw didn’t involve the conscious decision to assimilate someone’s art. It was something that just happened when I was a kid. I used to copy artwork that I liked of my favorite cartoons, mostly anime, simply because i found it appealing and i just had a strange urge to do it for myself to see if I could, so that I could draw the characters on my own without looking at the source. It becoming part of my art style wasn’t something I realized until later when I tried drawing my own characters. I did this so much growing up because I’ve been drawing since I was 7 and I never had a goal of developing my own style. I drew what i liked and I guess it just sort of happened, though I honestly don’t see my style like everyone else does.

What I tend to do now days is try and figure out a technique an artist uses if I like their work, rather than just copying like I did as a kid. Like when I was getting into digital art, it took me a very long time to figure out how to paint and color digitally because i had to experiment and try many different ways to get my art to look the way i wanted it to, like the digital art I was inspired by. But because of the years I spent trying different things, my version has my own touch to it. Actually, trying to figure out the technique on your own is one of the best ways to take inspiration from another work without copying it, because you will find your own way to make it look the way you want and your method will most likely be different than your source.

While we are on the subject, I just want to point out, there tends to be a stigma among the art community online about imitating other people’s styles. But that is honestly how other artists grow. They learn from others, get inspired, and try to figure out how they did something so they can try it out in their own work. And that should never stop. You should never say, “I have my own style now, I don’t need to study someone else’s work ever again.” That’s how you stop growing as an artist. And if you are reading this and you get offended at someone else taking inspiration from your work, well, to put it bluntly, you might want to remove your head from your ass. You are not the first artist to do whatever unique thing it is you think you do, and you will not be the last.

I’m not that old, but things have changed since I was a kid and there are plenty of places for kids to get praise online for their art, including the stuff they may have copied. I guess I was fortunate enough to not have such open access to the internet as a kid otherwise I may have sought validation from the www for the work I copied too when I was 9. I just want to point out, there is nothing wrong with copying art you admire to see if you can in your own time, as long as you do not post it and claim it as yours. I’ve seen kids do this with some of my art, and I honestly do not mind, because I get it, as long as credit is given.

anonymous asked:

hey may I ask for some art advice? 😅😅 I'm really an amateur when it comes to art... like coloring. how do you make the colors look so good and blended on paper? what type of pencils do you use? whenever I draw, I just use a mechanical pencil because it's just easier to draw with that... how can I figure out my art style? thank you and I absolutely adore your art :)))

Hi anon!!

I guess I’m not the best choice when it comes to traditional drawing, but I’ll try my best to answer this 💦 I also use mechanical pencil! don’t worry about that! mine is a cheap pencil with hello kitty on it and I love it very much, although I have several others with different pencil lead in it (HB, B, 2B, 3B, and 4B) 2b pencil lead is the one I use the most.

Coloring traditionally is really tricky. I use watercolor and usually before coloring anything I lay down skin tone base to give my drawing a warm tone. I guess giving a cool tone like blue could also works depending on what you’re drawing((ugghhh I hope this make sense?))

When drawing this Koujaku, I covered the first layer with light skin tone(even the hair)so when I apply dark blue for his hair and dark red for his kimono, both color will still look nice together and don’t clash because of the orange base color. ((this looks insignificant but trust me there’s difference!))

When it comes to drawing digitally, the lazy way I do to finish my coloring is to use Overlay/Multiply layer on top of my drawing layer.

I hope this info is useful??? uhhh I’m sorry for not be able to provide actual art advice haha ;7;)9

I hope it helps!! 💦💦

Hey, I am curious about this. Even if I sometimes I do my own art, I like to “copy” other artists drawing. You know, copy the drawing, for example, two people, to make it with your own characters.

I hadn’t posted or will posted anything like this, because it still being stolen work, I just do it for myself. But I want to know others opinion.

Do you do that, or have done it? Do you think if the artist gives you permission you can post it, or it is stolen work and lack of imagination?

Hello and welcome!!

Welcome to the TATINOF Illustration Project!

Are you a Dan and Phil fan? Are you an artist? Have you seen their stage show and love it like we did, and want to create some art for it? Then come on down! 

We are looking for artists of all skill levels to illustrate each MAJOR moment of the TATINOF stage show!! The vision for the end-product would be a compilation of all the major moments, with hopefully an audio track from the show playing along with the images (like when Dan and Phil did those illustrated versions of their own phanfictions), but at the moment we’re unsure if we are allowed to use the audio from the Youtube Red movie. Regardless, we will have something awesome to hopefully share with each other and with Dan and Phil! 

The deadline for all submissions will be March 31st 2017. This will give you plenty of time to sign up for a scene and complete your illustration! Here’s a handy-dandy piece explaining the submission process in detail! 

Artists can sign up for scenes on the spreadsheet that @gilove2dance lovingly made. 

>>>> Sign up here!! <<<<

Some rules/notes! 

1. Digital and traditional media only please! Make sure to scan your image with at least 200DPI resolution. Make sure the image is clear, that the canvas is well aligned, and overall it looks nice. Here is a small tutorial for basic image editing if you’re submitting a traditional media piece. 

2. No photo edits or manips please! We want to restrict this to illustrations ONLY. 

3. Absolutely NO TRACING OR COPYING FROM OTHER ARTISTS’ WORK. Please make sure your submission is your OWN artwork/creation. If you want to know more about why tracing and art theft is bad, please read this post. 

4. We will post your submission on the blog, unless you don’t want to, so please indicate so in the submission comment!

5. Feel free to caption your drawing with a line of dialogue from the scene you drew :) 

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Again, please take note that we will also automatically DISQUALIFY any illustration that traces or copies other artists’ fan art or our own cg art and composition :D Please only submit your own work! Thank you very much!

anonymous asked:

I got a message saying that I am completely copying this other artist's style. I looked and saw that we do in fact have extremely similar styles. I feel really terrible now, I have been working really hard to improve myself and my art I feel like it all went down the drain, like I have to change my style now. Do you think I should?

well, in my opinion it depends, but in the end its really all up to you anon.

were you intentionally heavily inspo'ing off this artist? that could be why things have arrived to what it did. some artists may or may not be comfortable with that (from my exp most generally.. aren’t.) If you were and didn’t realize the how heavy the inspo was, try expanding your inspos then! try lookin at several different art styles and artists that WAY out of your comfort zone and your league!! test everything there is to try and eventually you’ll mish mash something of your own!

If I was being too assumptuous and you weren’t, then honestly, i wouldn’t think too hard about it. There are many people out there and I wouldn’t be surprised yall might sometimes accidentally have the same source of general inspos and coincidentally have similar looks.

but hey, like i said, if you want to change your art style thats up to you; if you feel uncomfortable about the fact someone else has similar art to you, then make yourself even more original than the next!

honestly, i feel like one’s art will never stop changing and evolving bc artists are always learning new things, so, in the end, i believe any kind of “style change” you have will come natural to you!