i do not claim ownership of these images

Digital art thief gets humiliated.

Back in high school, I used to make digital art as a hobby. I had a small amount of early success with it, with a few social media followers (Livejournal, if that gives an indication of time frame - about 15 years ago), and a handful of commissions from record labels for album covers, etc. I had a website that I had made myself, which was a huge struggle since I didn’t know HTML at the time, but it worked and I was proud of it.

At some point, I was browsing my website’s traffic stats, and noticed some traffic originating from a website in India. Turned out it was an art thief, some dipshit in India who had created his own art website, looking to be hired for commissions. He had not only used my digital illustrations on his website, claiming them as his own, but he actually didn’t bother to host them on his own website, instead he embedded them on his website, but their URL path was still linking to my hosting.

So I updated the images on my own website to have a different address, and then replaced the images he had stolen on my own web hosting with new images - plain white backgrounds with bold black text saying something along the lines of “(Fake Artist’s Name) is attempting to claim ownership of artwork that he has no affiliation or involvement with. Please do not support this art thief. He does not possess the legal right to sell this image, or any image displayed on this website.” Hit refresh on his website, and boom, half of his images claiming to be his art now show this message.

It must have stood there for at least a few days, because it took about a week, but he eventually emailed me and claimed he was going to report me for hacking his website. When I pointed out that he had been linking to images hosted on my website, he never replied back.

Griz & Norm - Tuesday Tips // (WIP G&N Master Post)

Hey guys,

If you haven’t seen or heard about these guys and their blog yet you should totally fix that and head on over to The Art of Griz & Norm!

Not only is the art pretty ace they’re both professional working artists.  Griz, (short for Griselda Sastrawinata-Lemay) is a visual development artist for Dream works Animation and Norm (Normand Lemay) does storyboarding for Disney Feature Animation

My favorite portion of what they put out - and the relevance of this post within art reference and development - is this weekly bit they do called: Griz & Norm Tuesday Tips - every Tuesday they dish out really nice little ‘how-tos’ and reference pieces that cover everything from anatomical reference to important 'need to knows’ straight from the industry, (i.e. how to create dynamic composition, shorthand character design, drawing scenes with a cinematic mindset, etc .. )


“Tuesday Tips - LINE OF ACTION

The line of action doesn’t necessarily need to be drawn in. As long as you think about it while drawing, your gesture or posing will be stronger. It gives a direction to the pose, a force that runs though, or simply a visual pathways to guide your audience. Use it always!

- Norm”

[All image(s) and related text property and © of Normand Lemay - 2014 // original source is Art of Griz & Norm @ Tumblr]

'Tuesday Tips’ Intro List  

This is just a quick start list - there’s about two or three times more already up on their blog than what i’ve listed and linked here so be sure to head on over there and enjoy the entirety of their collection, and always be sure to check back because like I said they update every week!

( *** - personal favorite(s) )

  • Tangents - (x)
  • Basic Head Construction - (x)
  • Asymmetry in Facial Expressions - (x)
  • Gesture Drawing (as a story artist) - (x) ***
  • Character Design - (x)
  • Basic Storyboarding Rules - (x)
  • Silhouette - (x)
  • More Acting, Less Anatomy - (x) *** 
  • Hands - (x)
  • Feet - (x)
  • No Straight Lines - (x)
  • Beat Boards/Storyboards (what’s the difference?) - (x) 
  • Push it! - (x) ***

Hope you guys enjoy these super folks and their work as much as I do - good luck and keep drawing!


[I DO NOT OWN ANY OF THE ABOVE MEDIA OR LINKED MEDIA - All Image(s) and related text, linked images & pages, Tuesday Tips and GrizandNorm related articles property and © of Griselda Sastrawinata-Lemay and Normand Lemay - questions relation to images and above property should be redirected to Griz&Norm original blog/Griselda Sastrawinata-Lemay and Normand Lemay - suspicion of illicit reproduction or fraudulent claim of ownership other than that of the original source should be brought to attention of tumblr staff or related authorities.] 

luffyasksandanswers  asked:

📸//They had a thread before the wedding about her worrying about the plan and Sanji getting shot by Pudding (actually it's in my drafts still in case if I find out something to add :D) and I love their mafia outfits so much but honestly I'm happy with anything you want to edit :>

Send “📸 ” Plus a thread we’re having / should have and I will make a moodboard//aesthetic for it! [x] | @luffyasksandanswers

In reference to [x], [x], and [x] ^^ 

//It didn’t turn out quite how I wanted, but oh well.  None of the images are mine and I do not claim ownership.

chefalier  asked:

📸 (how about cooking together? or swimming together? or dating in the restaurant? or marriage proposal? or having child? or anything you want hehe)

Send “📸 ” Plus a thread we’re having / should have and I will make a moodboard//aesthetic for it! [x] | @chefalier

//Me (is too indecisive ^^;):  How about all of it? *laughs*

Why so many hands in this one? …  Oh well.  Images are not mine and I do not claim ownership.

I’d like to ask my followers for a small favor.

If you see anyone reblogging genderoftheday or genderofthenight posts with the “Today’s gender of the day is” commentary removed, and you’re sure they’re the one who removed it, please send them a message politely asking them not to do that. 

I don’t claim ownership of any of the images on this blog, but removing the text from other people’s posts when it is an essential element of what makes the post is extremely rude and not a cool thing to do. Also, in the case of this blog, it leads to a lot of cis people reblogging which makes me uneasy.

ablackpolarbear  asked:

Hey I understand you said to give credit to the photographer on your pics but don't you think a source is enough? I get the whole "credit to where credit is due" thing and I am in no way claiming this for myself but I just feel a lot of captions cramp my blogs style. Im not trying to be argumentative I just want to know your stance.

Hey there!

The problem I have with captions being removed has a lot to do with crediting but also has other areas that affect me as a creator.

Yes a source link does point back to the original posting blog. But that doesn’t necessarily imply ownership of the image. How many times have you seen an image you like and decided to go see the original posters blog? Even then how often is the original poster really the creator of that image?

Artists post their work here because they want it to be seen. They want people to enjoy it and be inspired. They also want to retain a connection to their work. Art is hard work too. People like to devalue it but it is important to the artist and the culture they are trying to reach. Artists don’t become good from nothing. They work at it they improve from large amounts of practice.

Think of it this way. You work a job that pays the bills and makes ends meet but you have a dream of traveling the world and taking beautiful pictures for magazines or other media. You work hard at getting better at photography and developing your style. You pour yourself into your work emotionally and physically. You struggle through depression and lapses in motivation. You post your work because you want it to be seen, enjoyed, and hopefully get you noticed. You learn to love your work after being self conscious about it for so long. Then someone comes along and removes your name from it and in doing so cuts your chances of being noticed down to a minimum. Because they see it as just another pretty picture.

Removing captions and links from art not only disassociates the artist from their work it removes their chances of getting noticed. And in some cases loses them money. I have a link to a store where people could buy things with my pictures on them. Which gets deleted along with other places I post my work, my name, my copyright, and the titles I give my photographs.

That’s basically where I stand.

I’m aware Seth Rogen stated “we wanted to make the first ever R-rated fully Pixar style” whatever but if you really think about what he’s saying, it’s not like he’s claiming ownership over the first ‘3D stylized-realism adult feature,’ as that’s a really specific thing to claim.

It’s also not as good as marketing it as ‘the first adult animated feature,’ which it totally isn’t. Pixar is such a loose term that people use ALOT to describe something that uses a combination of 3D animation and stylized realism: Overwatch and Team Fortress 2 are big ones. People even think Frozen, Tangled, Wreck-It-Ralph, and Big Hero 6 are Pixar.

What I’m trying to say is, alot of people use the term ‘Pixar style’ incredibly loosely and I believe that’s what Seth Rogen is doing here: Using “Pixar style” to describe “a cartoon movie.”

And with that, I sincerely believe he is claiming ownership over the first ever animated adult feature to have characters running around, swearing and fucking each other. It’s more believable than him claiming ownership over the first ever CG animated adult feature to have characters running around, swearing and fucking each other, if you think about it that way.

He shouldn’t though.

And this was still fun to make haha