I know someone that posts art with permission and you are posting those images too after they post it. Im not sending hate Im just saying please make sure no one has posted the art before you. Please dont send hate if you think you know who I'm talking about.
Hello Anon! First of all, I would like to clear that I do not aim to post only artwork that you say ‘people have posted before’. For me, this is not a race. I am 100% sure that not everything I post is generally ‘new’, ‘no one has even seen’ or ‘no one has ever posted’, because i) the ones I post are on queue, meaning there is some time before I have gained permission to reprint before they appear on the blog, and it can take days for an artist to give reply with their consent, ii) I am aware that there are tons of people posting artworks too, some with permission, some without, and even I can’t keep track of all of those who do, and iii) I usually only post artworks from Pixiv and not from Twitter, which are most often than not uploaded on Pixiv only after some time from the artists’ Twitter accounts. Generally I only retweet and like their artworks there, because… reprinting art from Twitter is kinda difficult, as in from how twitter does its ‘labeling’ and ‘archiving’. Pixiv is really good at that so it’s easy to determine which artwork is which, and it is also relatively easy to find the artists and such (definitely useful when I want to notify them about stolen artwork).
With the reasons stated above, I’ve also seen others who have ‘posted the art after me’, as you would say, but I do not mind as long as they have asked permission from the artists for it. It’s not as if posting the artwork ‘first’ means that ‘oh yes I reprinted it first, now only I am allowed to reprint it, the artist can only give me and no one else their permission’. To be honest, I’m more glad if they do, because that means that the artist is getting more messages, and I’m pretty sure they’re more happy about it than if you didn’t message them.
What I do aim, however, is to share artworks from artists with their consent, along as required links for them to track their own artwork, inspire and motivate the artists through communication, as well as try to encourage and tell others to not steal artwork (i.e. reposting without permission, editing artworks) and just try to ask permission instead.
And if you don’t believe all the good things that you can do just by talking with artists, here are some examples of replies that they could give you:
As for what you say is ‘sending hate’, I do not send hate. If you’re saying ‘hate’ like the one you just sent (though I do not take it as ‘hate’ so don’t worry about it), then I can assure you I have never sent anyone the same message you sent me because like I said, just because I have asked permission ‘first’ doesn’t entitle me to be the only one who can ask for it. However, I do message people who I’ve seen to have stolen some artwork (I can say that for sure because I’ve talked with the artists themselves of their reposted art, like so:)
I probably know who you’re talking about because there is someone I have recently messaged about it. The thing is, they do post art with consent, and then there are others without consent. See the problem there? Those that are with consent and without are just… mixed together. I might have been lucky myself because I generally would not have known that they were posting art without consent, until a friend raised some concerns about it and I see them reprint from artists who I’ve already talked with and does not allow reprints of their artworks to avoid legal problems.
Plus, if you really do say hate, then do tell me where is the ‘hate’ in my messages? (Pretty sure I’ve sent a lot of messages before, but these are all pretty similar with any people I’ve talked about regarding stolen artworks)
(Blocked some part that may help identify whoever I talked to)
I know I can be really blunt, but if you really do think this is hate, then please tell me how or what I should say to get my point across without it sounding like ‘hate’? Any suggestions, I will be extremely grateful!
I generally dislike confrontations myself, even more so calling out to people. There are those who do not reply, ignore my messages, and even decide to just block me (I can’t message them afterwards lol). I am just thankful that there are those who do reply, or those who don’t but either stop stealing or start asking for permissions! ^^