Holy crap duuuude there’s like 30k+ of you following my blog and I’m too lazy/busy drowning in college work to make a super sick ass post about it rn (BUT I do plan on it). In the meantime, what do you guys think I should do to celebrate????
I never experienced art theft until one of my works became unexpectedly popular- since then, I've found my work reposted, redrawn, and used as reference for cosplays. It's been exhausting, both seeing it, and not knowing WHERE I should stand on the issue. I've let redraws slide (with credit), but I plan on not allowing future ones from occurring. How do you deal with art theft? How do you continue drawing without thinking about the disrespect thrown at you during bad/failed confrontations?
I am so, so incredibly sorry this happened to you, and empathize very strongly with you. Art theft SUCKS, few things can be quite as demotivating as a creator than having something you’ve worked your ass off on swiped by someone else. And unfortunately, given the current internet culture, if you continue as an online artist it’s inevitable that it’ll happen at one point or another.
Because sure, of course part of the reason why we create is because we want to, but a large part of the motivation for sharing it is to hopefully get some response that people like it, whether it be in the form of likes, reblogs, comments, asks, tags, or anything else. That is the tangible PROOF that our work touched someone, and for someone who put in zero effort and has no idea how we felt while creating to receive all of that instead of us…sucks.
I think where you stand on the issue is up to you, and it’s okay for it to change. YOU always have the right to decide how you’re comfortable with people sharing your art, and your feelings are valid regardless of how they change.
Ironically enough, I just had another art theft on Instagram (my Anniversary post) super recently, so I was like HAH when I got this orz
This rant got a bit long, so the rest beneath cut but here’s a rundown about how my feelings towards art theft have evolved over the years.
i got 200 followers (WTF), let’s celebrate with blogrates! thank you to everyone that has been
following me yes, even the porn bots i love you all! special mention to jaeel, beth, molly and thea! ily guys thanks for putting up with my stupid self
Me rping in 2013:
'Tagging anything more than someone's URL is WAY TOO MUCH work for my lazy ass LOL, NEVER going to happen, no way no how.'
Me rping in 2017:
*tags a single post multiple times and tbtl if I'm not 100% sure about the category to put it in or name I've given it. 'So help you Tumblr if I can't find this random thing at the exact random moment I need to reference it.'
Hi! I wanted to say that I adore your art, and I am a huge fan of SU! What I wanted to know is how you got recruited? I am an artist and an aspiring animator, and if you have any tips I'd love to hear them!
Thank you!! im pretty this happened because the crew saw my comics and fanart and took a liking to them!! and then one day i was asked to do a storyboard test, which i guess went pretty well considering!!!
i think as far as tips go, just draw what you love and what you want, and put your all into it!!! and always always always put your name/url on your stuff, because your work can and will get around, and typically when people are too lazy to credit you they’ll also be too lazy to remove your watermark.
another thing i would suggest is not to wait for a school to teach you. draw and do and learn, either by actually taking the time to study, or just organically by trial and error and time!!! also you should buy the animators survival kit.
have fun most importantly!!! love what you do, and don’t do it just because you think it’s what you’re supposed to do.
YOOO okay!!! so here is my second follow forever 📢📢🚨✨👌 (look at my sick ass edit. i know its amazing). okay!! my shady ass has met some lovely people on here so i wanted to return the lob. so yeah, here we go yall. thank u for putting up with me! yall are the tru mvps.
(so im too lazy to put it into alphabetical order so its just going to be a mess of urls) HERE WE GO! IF I FORGET ANYONE IM SORRY AND I DONT MEAN TO OK.
okie pokie guys so I recently hit 3.5k and thought I should probably do something so here’s a follow forever, basically if you’re here you’re either:
a person I’ve been following for so long I got emotionally attached to in a very unhealthy way
one of my best friends online
one of my best friends irl
mega super duper cute n hot
all of the above
*faves/besties/people I actually talk to a lot are bolded
**btw it got super long at some point and I got super lazy so I’m p sure I forgot like 9000 people and also if you recently changed your url and you’re not thetorresmethod I probably didn’t put you in here bc it’s hard to keep up with too many url changes okay
Do you have any tips for aspiring webcomic artists?
My one major tip is DON’T BE AFRAID TO START
Don’t be afraid your art isnt exactly perfect enough Don’t be afraid that people won’t like it Don’t be afraid that you won’t be able to manage your time or make a good story or if you’re unprepared, just DO IT.
You will never start if you’re worried about being good enough, and you’ll never get better at webcomics if you don’t start somewhere to start understanding your skills and limitations and what works. Maybe you’ll find out you needed to plan further ahead in the story, maybe you’ll find out you shouldn’t have tried to put so much detail into a weekly comic, maybe you’ll realize want to do a different style! And that’s ok! Scrap the first comic! Wo cares! You learned and that’s important, and it’s the only way you’ll learn. Have a couple of failed projects before you bank on “the one”.
Also have a backup ready. Make like 5-10 pages at LEAST before starting up. A buffer is nice.
Also get a webcomic site ready too. I post on tumblr, which is a little lazy, but I made sure to get my own domain linked to it rather than have a tumblr url. So either way a domain name like “MyComic dot com” is way better than “MyComic dot HostWebsite dot com”.
And last thing: Make it how you want! Make it about what you want! Put every bit of YOU into it or you won’t have fun doing it.
And if you already have a webcomic going but it doesn’t seem to be taking off? Don’t be afraid to advertise or ask people to tell you what they think you can improve on. And don’t let it get you down either, its mostly just luck. So either just keep building a strong webcomic or just try something new if one just isn’t working out for you.
i cant belieb i’ve officially been on here for two years now but i just wanna say thanks for dealing with my annoying ass and luke and I will thank you at our wedding one day !!! ily all and cheers to the new year !
👑🌷 (Sora from PL. *too lazy to put my whole url. Sorry)
Blink, blink. When Sora told her to close her eyes, Yume was sort of afraid of what he was about to do to her. Now she was confused about what was on her head. A hand raised to the soft crown on her forehead, a flower crown! “We haven’t made these since we were kids, what’s the occasion Sora?”
((Luckily I have a flower crown icon XD, but it’s okay))
hey guys so i have a really bad cold and i have been wanting to make a follow forever for a while….(this one is super messy but it still counts) so here’s a gif of markiplier announcing the news yaaay!
i wish i could have put everyone on here, i love you all very very much. if i spelled your url wrong i’m sorry! and i’m way too lazy to put them in alphabetical order lmao maybe next time.