i'm furious on behalf of you and your artwork being traced and now I'm sitting at work very heated and can't imagine how frustrating that must be
MY FRIEND!!!!!!!!! don’t stress about it, i promise i’m fine!!! this isn’t my first rodeo (FLASHBACKS TO WHEN DAN LIKED ART THAT WAS TRACED OFF OF MINE AND IT WAS NATIONAL FANDOM NEWS) and i’m well over … idk. anger? it happens. it’s an inevitable and awful part of being part of the phandom, especially, and i’m I Hate Tracers #1 but like. ya just gotta accept after awhile that when you’ve dabbled in a fandom of mostly younger people, tracing photos and tracing other people’s art is just a thing. people are hungry for notability and they see Adult Fancy Artists and want to be Famoosey on Tumblrooni so they do The Bad Stuff.
it’s still bad, ofc. i’m still pissed and it’s still nasty and it’s still an Awful Awful Awful feeling to have something you worked hard on used as a base for someone else’s creation (and that goes for style stealing and using someone else’s art as your reference, too … i do not create art for you to use for your Own art. do ya own thing. ya entitled little dork) but it’s something i’ve made peace with happening AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN. mostly i deal with things on a lowkey basis and just dm or message the person and aggressively poke them until they inevitably take down the trace and apologize, but there wasn’t any way to do that this time around, so a good ol lighthearted reblog seemed justified, especially considering they’re getting a (degree??? how does british school work???) based on that course. that’s a bit TOO far into the Discomfort pit ya know????
ANYWAYS so yeah dont be furious. it’s okay!!!! i am okay!!! im going to bed now actually
It took me soo long to feel confident with my hair. I would straighten it constantly because I didn’t think my natural hair was beautiful and i didn’t know how to manage it. Now everyday is a good hair day. 🌝