What can you say about art style theft and tracing/stealing? And the difference between being inspired and copying??
OH boy, my time to say my opinion
I remember, when I was 10, I actually tried to mimic an art style for practice, I wasn’t on internet yet so the stuff I tried to draw are unposted) and let me say: it’s impossible. No matter how much you’re good, you can’t copy perfectly an art style for calling it a theft.
Tracing/Stealing is so many levels wrong, if it was using an art piece as reference and iusing it for improving would be another topic (always if the reference piece was credited and the piece for improving was shown to the reference’s artist) but tracing or stealing: ya won’t learn a shit
And lastly, there’s a HUGE difference between getting inspired and copying:
Getting inspired is more a help or something that gets you with motivation, sometimes you might do it on purpose, but sometimes you realize after.
Let me say this, the whole body and soul stuff I use with Drew and Aiden was inspired of the most famous Undertale theory about Chara: they are the narrator and are a ghost that follows Frisk.
I really like that idea, pretty common let’s face it, and wanted to do a story of mine like that (I already had Aiden before of knowing this theory but what made me want to have them as a character again was that). Then I got inspired but many fellows and added stuff I really liked that I’ve thought on my own
Copying would be rewriting Undertale’s plot
(ya might have meant by drawing but in the end writing is art too)