OK everyone, let's review tracing real quickYou've all seen it and it's going around; http://zilleniose.tumblr.com/post/73465931014/warning-to-all-deviantart-usersOK everyone, let's review tracing real quick by Kamakru
Someone get's their work traced and the offender changes it juuuust enough, that the admin says it's different enough that it doesn't infringe on the original artists rights (basically). Which technically is true....it doesn't infringe on legal rights. (Cue giant gray area)
However I do have a strong opinion on this, and I'm not too shy to share it;
If you do this, if you trace other artwork (without permission), add and adjust a few things then upload it online claiming you made it 100% - please stop. Don't do that. When you do that it's completely disrespectful to the original artist. It's frustrating, and it can be hurtful.
I will have more respect for an artist that barely has enough grasp on anatomy to draw someone sitting in a chair, than I will for someone that traced and claims it as their own.
However, tracing for practice or persona
Time for some blind, fuming RAGEI've been storing this one up for a while. I realize here, I'm probably preaching to the choir but if I don't say this, I'm going to explode. I've been bottling this for way too long. If anything, you people, the appreciators of art, can print this up and hand it to someone when you hear them say shit like this.Time for some blind, fuming RAGE by BJPentecost
(Note: "Asshole" is not just one person but a number of people who have said these things to me and other artists I know.)
Asshole: Art is NOT a job. It's just not. It doesn't involve manual labor, you get to sit on your ass all day, and most of you are even your own bosses! You don't have to deal with HALF the shit WE (who have REAL jobs) do. I bet you work like three hours a week, maybe. Don't even get me started on the idiots who sell those blank canvases and glued together furniture BS for like A JIZZLLION DOLLARS. You want to know what a real job is? Stand on your feet for twelve hours straight listening to people complain day in and day out. THAT is a job. Or how about sa
just trying to enjoy art and make my way in life, i suppose. feel free to look through my gallery! ^_^ but please, no creepy/rude comments! respect me, my art, and my commissioners.|
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