Anonymous said: What is the etiquette for reblogging unsourced art from someone you know didn't draw it when you can't find the actual source yourself? Is it best to just not reblog it at all?
I think it’s best to not reblog it at all. If you reblog an unsourced art, someone else will reblog the unsourced art from you, and so on until before you know it the unsourced art will have 100k notes while the artist’s own art post only got 3k. In other words, it’s better to not perpetuate the problem if you can’t find the source.
in the tumblr tagging system, unsourced artwork is considered especially heinous. on this blogging platform, the users who source these felonies are part of an elite task force called the source your fucking artwork unit. these are their stories.
let me die
i just wanted to clarify some things
artists know the risk they are taking when they post their art online. people are inevitably going to take it apart, color edit it, flip it around or otherwise post it uncredited.
saying that an artist shouldn’t post their work if they don’t…
This is really fucking powerful.
"During the battle for Fallujah in 2004, a wounded Iraqi prisoner was filmed being shot by a US marine. This cartoon was in response to the ensuing attack on the cameraman for filming the event and was a comment on the level of control of the media in the Iraq war.
This cartoon was drawn ten years ago but still has relevance today. Although control of the message is nearly impossible given the rise of social media and portable cameras, this won’t, of course, stop people trying.”
Okay, so many of my watchers on deviantART are already aware of this, but last month I was scammed for thousands of dollars by a user named Pixlett / ToxicMutagen. (They both use the same PayPal address) Pixlett has since deactivated her account.
My account of the fraud:
Pixlett bought some artwork from me for very large sums of money. Then, a few months later, I notice that a couple grand went missing from my PayPal, because she filed a credit card chargeback against me, claiming that she never got the item. Obviously, it was digital artwork, so there was no physical item to ship. She did this for every single piece of artwork she bought from me, and even after backing myself up with a ton of evidence, PayPal ruled in her favor.
And now, today, it has happened AGAIN. Pixlett has filed MORE chargebacks against me, putting me into negative $2,000 in my PayPal account. I start school in a week and need money to pay for my new textbooks, supplies, and gas, but looks like that’s not gonna happen thanks to this fraud.
I have set up a PayPal Donation button on my page, where you can help me out. Even just a dollar helps. Small amounts add up quickly, and I need to get out of the negatives as soon as possible.
I apologize, because I never ask for help, but this is just beyond my capacity of fixing in such a short amount of time. Several other people were also affected by this scammer, so please consider helping them out too.
Thank you! ;u; If you have any questions or concerns, you can message me on here or on my dA.
FUCKING SIGNAL BOOST THIS
ALSO DO NOT TAKE COMMISSIONS OR SELL ADOPTABLES TO THE PERSON MENTIONED
also - wow … WOW .. I´m fucking mad about this person and paypal - this is really fucked up. this is really a slap in the face for digital artists …
I’m glad this story had a happy ending.
Your idea of a happy ending is support of bullying? What an A+ person you are.
Not to mention stealing someone’s art and changing it to support their disgusting hate-speech.
ORIGINAL ARTIST: flikkerlicht
And here’s his original artwork:
So yeah, basically OP stole someone else’s art, art that advocated equality for and kindness towards everyone, to add bigotry, faux edginess, and an overall sense of desperation and failure.
If you’re so pathetic that you actually have to resort to stealing other people’s things just so you can slap your shitty slogans on them, you’re so far gone that not even Dr. Phil can help you.
This is something that was bugging me a little bit so, as always, I’ve decided to make an infograph.
Maybe other artists disagree, but when I ask for a request, it’s a fun game. You give me a suggestion and I build on it. It’s a team project. You don’t know what you’re going to get.
If your request takes longer than 3 sentences to describe, it’s not a request. It’s a commission. It’s something so specific, the artist will essentially be working for your specific scene for free.
And of course - DO NOT REQUEST THAT AN ARTIST DRAW YOU SOMETHING if you don’t see that they are specifically accepting requests.
People have been requesting free art from us our whole lives. We’ve had plenty of that. If we want to draw you free stuff, we’ll let ya know. Don’t just assume we have free time - just like you wouldn’t come up to a doctor at a grocery store and ask them to examine your twisted ankle.
Unless you’re a person who does that… in which case… don’t do that either.
I’d like to remind people that this goes for writing requests, too.
And if an artist or writer has a list of “what I do/don’t do” then please respect that.
i’d also like to add that artists and writers have a right to deny requests they feel uncomfortable filling, for any reason. please don’t get mad at them, especially if no money is involved.
YO do not buy any items from Cucumbershop on eBay. It looks like pretty much all of their shirt designs are ripped off from other artists, including a shirt I designed earlier this year. I understand this kind of thing happens all the time, but the fact is, they’re making money off of creators who are getting screwed over.
bitches don’t be so full of ourselves and be thankful for people reblogging ur art (and therefore liking it and promoting it) and of course people are entitled to delete the artist comment since it’s their fucking blog and they’ll do the fuck the want with them
LOL I can’t believe how greedy and unthankful some people can be
so since this comment turns out to be real, I’ll say this:
Under your logic, anyone would be “entitled” to punch you in your face if they wanted to and you shouldn’t have a problem with it because it’s their hand and they can do whatever the fuck they want with it. That’s your screwy logic.
Also… Greedy??? Unthankful?????
Who the fuck would be thankful that some asshole decided that their input on their own artwork, that they worked hard on, wasn’t good enough for their blog?????
I don’t want anyone reblogging my art who can’t even respect me enough to leave my commentary where I put it. We put our comments there for it to STAY THERE. REBLOGGING OUR ART DOES NOT MEAN IT NOW BELONGS TO YOU AND YOU CAN DO WHAT YOU PLEASE WITH IT.
What the actual fuck is wrong with you and everyone who reblogged your shitty comment????
Please also note that the length, subject, and relevancy of an artist’s comment do not change this.
Even if you feel the comment is too long— even if you feel the piece can do without it— it is not your place to remove the artist’s comment.
Removing a comment from a piece:
- takes away an artist’s voice
- disembodies an artist from their work
- may abstract needed clarity
- may remove important notes, details, or text that adds to the piece (even if you feel it does not)
- removes an easy link that allows people to find the artist (their username over their comment, that is)
- is straight up disrespectful
Please stop removing comments artists leave on their work.
electricstalker said: I think that I should be able to ask most people to do a by step demonstration of how they draw things and have themshow us. A lot of artists say : "YOU CHEAP SWEARWORD IF YOU DON'T WANT TO PAY FOR ART DRAW IT yourself YOU SWEARWORDHEAD. " If they don't show how they draw their style, how can one draw something themself?
Actually, I think artists are not obligated to do anything, especially for free.
Making art is a time-consuming and meticulous activity. It’s not something you can be good at overnight unless you’re some sort of art genius or something.
A lot of artist will usually say yes if you ask for tutorial, but you still have to respect them if they say no. Making a tutorial can be tedious and time consuming, so you’re basically asking them for their time out of their busy schedule (remember artists are people too! They have school, work, friends and hobbies that occupy their time). Let’s say it takes two hours to make a tutorial, assuming they’re paid $20.22 an hour (the average rate for an illustrator in USA), that already costs them $40.44 of unpaid work. [source]
Not to mention, keep in mind a lot of artists are not comfortable when people copy their style. ^_^
My advice is to learn drawing from the already existing drawing tutorials. You can find a lot of them under tumblr tag drawing tutorial. If any of my followers have any reference tag in their blog, feel free to leave some link in this post.
By the way, I find it really hard to learn to draw when I’m following people’s style. I feel like I’m just copying what they already have instead of making something :\ Like every drawing I made is a bad version of artist XYZ.
I think the best way to learn to draw is learn from the basics instead of striving to draw a certain style.
So basically, I’m not saying that you CAN’T ask people for a step-by-step process tutorial, only that they’re not obligated to say yes when you do :)