Anime in the 90s is still unfamiliar territory for me (I, however, consumed excessive amounts of American/Canadian cartoons in the 90s) but I kept hearing that Cowboy Bebop was great and!! it did not disappoint!!!
This morning I woke up to several panicked
messages from friends letting me know that somebody had tweeted a drawing of
mine, claimed that it was their own, and that Phil had ‘liked’ this stolen
artwork on twitter:
This person not only had the gall to upload
it and suggest that they’d made it, but they also criticised the way I had
drawn his face and then accepted compliments from other people, as seen in this
This drawing means a lot to me. Ready
Player One has been my favourite novel for four years now, and I was thrilled when
Phil first mentioned it in one of his liveshows. It’s not a particularly
well-known book, and it made me so happy to hear that Phil also enjoyed it.
I spent nine hours on that drawing. Nine
hours hunched over that damn graphics tablet with a cramping hand and shoulders.
I constantly redrew the pose even though I suck at anatomy because I wanted it
to be perfect. I worked right into the early hours of the morning because I didn’t
want to stop. I was so excited. I knew that Phil would enjoy this drawing.
The only other time I’ve been noticed by
Dan or Phil was in 2015, when I tweeted another artwork at Phil. He ‘liked’ it
and I almost had a heart attack. It was
an incredible feeling and I wanted to feel that again.
Everybody here knows how difficult it is to be noticed by Dan and Phil. Most
people never get it. I was certain that this artwork would be recognised, and I
was correct. It just wasn’t in the way that I wanted it to be.
The art thief deleted the tweet after being
called out (they haven’t apologised or answered any of my messages yet), and I’ve
posted my drawing again in an attempt to have it rightfully credited to me. Despite
my best efforts, I doubt that Phil will see it again, or, if he does, I don’t
know whether he’ll act. The pride and accomplishment that I felt after
completing this drawing has been marred by this shitty, talentless person with
low self-esteem and weak ethics. And what happened to me isn’t an isolated
Take, for example, @phantheraglama and @maddox-rider’s constant struggle with people who repost their art. Or when @arctoids and @incaseyouart
discovered that their work was traced and used in Dan’s The Urge video. I was there when @pinofs found themselves in a
situation similar to mine, when Dan liked a tweet from someone who traced their
It’s not limited to ‘art’ artists either. Some of my friends, @phansdick, @insanityplaysfics and @crescendohowell have their incredible phanfiction
reposted constantly. @moaninghowell, @themostfuniveverhad and @moonlitdan’s edits
have been stolen and posted, too. And this isn’t everyone. These are only the
people I’m aware of, and the ones who are lucky enough to have had their plight
seen by others. There are many, many other artists who don’t have enough
followers to be noticed, or who never get the recognition they deserve because
the thief has more followers than they do, and anything they say is
overshadowed by that.
After scouring through copyright and code
of conduct laws for various social media, I’ve learnt that unfortunately there
is nothing you can really do except report the problem and hope that staff are
able to delete the offending post. Since most phan artists don’t actually legally
buy a copyright, we are completely reliant on the decency of others to prevent
art theft from occurring. Most of the phandom is great and works to support
artists, but unfortunately, the bad eclipses the good. The ‘good’ majority is
irrelevant when there are ‘bad’ people out there, doing bad things.
So how do you stop this from happening? You
can’t. There are, however, ways to make it harder for people to actually steal
your art, a lesson I wish I had taken to heart before this happened.
1. Put your watermark in a
noticeable place and make it your username, not your actual name. Write it
somewhere that has a distinctive pattern or colours that are hard to replicate
so that nobody can brush over it easily.
2. Specify in your caption what
you’d like done with your art. Every artist is different – some are okay with
people reposting their art with credit, others aren’t. Make sure you tell
people what you want, as many people repost things with the good intention of
getting it more recognition.
3. If all else (including nicely
messaging them) fails, report the shit out of the person.
And to anyone who has ever stolen art, know
this: Your way of getting recognised by Dan and Phil is crap. Any reblog, like,
note or compliment that you get is OURS. None of that goodness is directed to
you. You have done nothing but shit on the hard work and achievements of other
people. You’re the scum of the phandom.
I think that Vic, from @incaseyouart,
phrased it really well: It takes many years to develop a fine skill such as
drawing, because to learn is to develop your style by referencing other artists
and material. Tracing and reposting someone’s image, and other forms of art
theft, are cheap ways of reproducing art. It is plagiarism of great effort. Not
only does it steal from the original artist’s feelings of accomplishment and
pride over their creation, it also discourages proper skill development. Do not
repost, create. Do not steal, learn.
I hope that we can start up a discussion
about art theft again. I really don’t want anyone else to go through this
stressful and disheartening experience.
Update: The person has apologised and seems to regret what they’ve done. Phil also liked my post on Twitter again! Thanks to everyone who helped, and Phil for seeing the issue and fixing it :) Even though this was a win for me, unfortunately art theft is still a huge issue. Let’s not forget that.
EruRi of the month is an initiative to both spread the love
for this pairing and let the artists show their art to the community.
How this works?
Every month a different topic will be revealed, along with
its specific tags. The idea is having as many artists as possible creating
content about the same thing in a given month.
The beauty on this is that we’ll be able to see how
different people represents the same idea, each mind is a world, and even
having the same theme, there are infinite possibilities! We want you to let
your creativity fly!
Ok but, what am I supposed
Wait for the Flavor of the month and create!
Once you have your entry remember to use the proper tags, so
we can reblog your art and many people will be able to enjoy it.
≈ Each month will have a specific topic, you can
add as many pieces as you want (fanfics, drawings, edits, etc) and you can
upload them within the month. Once the month has passed and a new theme is announced, posts should only be made about the new theme.
≈ The main tag will be #eruri_of_the_month but
each topic will have its own specific tags and you can also add whatever tags
you want. But please don’t forget to add the main tag!
≈ NSFW is allowed as long as you properly tag it
≈ Have fun!!! This is all about spreading the love for the EruRi and nothing else. Posts containing hate against other couples/characters won’t be allowed. Also please remember to respect and tolerate each other. The EruRi fandom is a bunch of incredible people and we want to continue being a nice community :)
One last thing!
The topics haven’t been decided yet, we want to let this
opened to the community, so please feel free to suggest ideas! Depending on how
many we receive, we’ll be creating a poll — or something —
That’s all for now! We may be adding more rules if doubts
twitter header! it’s not charisk but i thought you guys would like to see some art since some of you seem concerned and asked if i stopped drawing. but ye…i got a twitter! its called Momoniii (i haven’t posted anything on it yet but i plan on posting arts there)
Please, Oikawa-san, take me away. I don’t care where, as long as it’s far away from here.
This is from the very beginning of the amazing road trip au created by the wonderful @mooksmookin!! (do ask them about it, it’s really great!!) I have a small comic for this that I’m working on, but since it will probably take a while, I’m just going to post these two pics.
Summary: The Evil Queen uses Hyde’s serum to separate Hook and Killian. After kidnapping Captain Hero, she asks Captain Hook to poison Emma, but his other half just refuses to let him. Season 6 Canon Divergence. Rated M for some lusty thoughts and swears. 1.2k preview.
Happy Valentine’s Day @cocohook38 from your (pitiful) CSSV! My name is Tessa and I’ve loved getting to know you these past couple weeks. Thank you so much for putting up with me. Between exams, performances of the musical I’m in, and coming down with a sickness, the universe has really been against me getting this to you at a decent time. I decided to post a preview. There is more to come, but I hope you like what I’ve written for you so far.
Art is by my lovely CSSV ~ go like and reblog it here!
Hook really does try his best not to stare down the food on his plate suspiciously. The Swan woman, Emma, sits across the table, prattling on about whatever happened at her job earlier in the day. From the window, Hook can see the Jolly Roger with dropped anchor in its proper port, so close that he could simply walk up to it and steal it if he tried.
He can feel his other half - he refuses to call it his better half, and has taken to calling the other Killian the “weaker one” - struggling in whatever brigg the Evil Queen has kept him in since their serum division. It’s a stark reminder of his task, the one the Evil Queen is paying him handsomely to do. If Hook can pretend to be Killian Jones long enough to slip the poison into Emma’s morning coffee, then her Royal Majesty Regina will put a brand new, shiny magic bean in his hand and he will never have to spend another gods forsaken minute in this land.
“Killian, you’re quiet this morning. Everything alright?” Hook’s attention snaps up to Emma, her worried eyes a sure sign that whatever she suspects, it isn’t about his true identity. For a moment, he forms his answer. It’s been awhile since any words that left his mouth weren’t cynical in nature, but if he’s going to do this right, he needs to really play his part well.
helloo i saw your post abt people using your sona as their icons and i totally respect that but i was wondering about,,,, other art you make???? like am i able to use other art you make as an icon/header???? (with using the proper credit and permission, ofc)
After listening to this post a few times, I couldn’t stop thinking about Dualscar poisoning Eridan in order to rid his bloodline of its ‘imperfections’. If you haven’t already noticed, I edited the lyrics a little bit.
If you wish to make a video out of this using my art, please notify me first and give me proper credit.