if you come off anon (don’t worry I answer most of my mails privately) and you give me your instagram account name I will consider it. Yeah I know and I’m pretty unhappy about that :( There are only two people on instagram who I gave the permission to do so.
The problem with watermarks is that many people are not actually looking for it. You know if you work on something for hours and put a lot of effort into it, it’s kinda upsetting to see someone take it from you and claiming it as their own. When I just started colouring, I did a Gajevy edit. Immediately after I posted it, someone reposted it (on tumblr) and it got more notes that my original … even with watermarks. At that point I even considered to quit colouring all together. While now I’m not as bothered about it anymore, I don’t want that to happen to talented people who just started out with art. Besides tumblr has reblogging for a reason. As for other websites, asking the person first is just the considerate way to do it because it shows that you respect the artists feelings and hard work. And it’s their decision whether to allow or not allow it.
In real life you don’t just go and grab some strangers cake and eat it in front of them, right? (tho that’d be kinda funny) Cuz in a way that’s what it feels like … at least to a cake addict like me haha
I’m really glad you think my edits are cool :D And it’s fine to have your own opinion on the topic. At this point I got so used to it that I grew kinda indifferent when it comes to myself, but for the sake of the people who are trying their best and just started their blogs … I just wish it would stop.