I am assuming you are referring to this post http://carolinahearts.tumblr.com/post/64651869549/attention-tumblr-artists
I’m sure there are a million other people who are way more articulate than I am who can explain this to you, but this ask was put in my inbox so I’m gonna give it my best go.
I’m not going to discuss the legality of art copy right because I’m not an expert on the matter, and I sure as hell hope you are if you are saying “if your art isnt copyrighted” because you better put your money where your mouth is. I’m going to discuss solely on the morality of the issue and WHY reposting, reposting without source, and reposting even with source WITHOUT permission sits badly with an artist as an artist myself.
Just because you enjoy the art as a viewer doesn’t mean that you are ENTITLED to use the art as you see fit. I think a lot of people feel entitled as a viewer but what it really comes down to is that the artist has created the content thus the only one entitled to share it is the artist themselves. An artist creates for a variety of reasons. However if this image itself is not created specifically for you, you are really not ‘entitled’ to enjoy the image. The artist owes you nothing. A lot of reposters tend to use “but it’s free exposure!!!!” as a reason to repost other people’s artworks like you are doing the artist a favor but you are not. And maybe that might seem like a reasonable explanation, if you really sit down and think about it, it isn’t. When you repost other people’s content on your blog without permission all you’re doing is duplicating content for your blog, not the artwork in itself. Of course as an artist I am thankful and grateful when people enjoy the content that I create in a space that I am comfortable with and I can control. However, it is not up to you to judge whether an artist should feel comfortable or not with their work being shared. If an artist feels uncomfortable with their art being shared in places they did not specifically post on it is not your right or your prerogative to tell them how to feel otherwise. Also just because they have not posted “PLEASE DON’T REPOST MY ART” does not mean that they are okay with people reposting it. JUST BECAUSE SOMEONE HASN’T SAID NO IT DOESN’T MEAN THAT THEY HAVE SAID YES. And there may be a hundred different reasons why the artist doesn’t want their artwork shared on different sites/blogs. But they are not obligated to explain it to you and you are not entitled to get to tell them otherwise.
If your reasoning was really to ‘give the artist exposure’ then you would ask for permission. 100%, There is not ifs and or buts about this.
Personally, I dislike reposting of artwork even if it is sourced if the reposter hasn’t asked the artist for permission directly to repost.
"I can’t ask permission because artist doesn’t speak english" Nope. The internet offers so many free online translations including google translate.
"I can’t ask for permission because I don’t know who the artist is" Nope, just because you don’t know where it came from doesn’t mean its free for grabs
If you want to borrow someone’s content then it is up to you to ask for permission. And if the artist comes to you and asks you to take down your repost of their artwork you should comply. 100%. Because reposting is essentially ‘borrowing’ of content. And when you borrow without asking, that’s stealing.
Don’t even get me started with the “Perhaps”(???????) “giving credit to the artist”
p.s. I wasn’t the original poster so I don’t know why you’re coming to me with the MOAR/MORE thing but if grammar or spelling gets in the way of you understanding helpful content then well, take a real good look at yourself and where your priorities lie.
I rest my case…. I’m sorry. I’m saying good bye to this fandom. Seeing my pictures edited and my signature removed 3 times in a row today.. hnng, I can’t take it anymore. I know this is the risk of putting things online.. but, it just pains me someone actually does this to a person’s hard work. As you know, for a long time this has been depressing me, so just to get out of this constant feeling, I need to do this.
I’m not removing my works online since my intention of posting them would be to share with you what I feel, and how I loved this pair… And I know aside from those people who constantly butcher my work, there are still those good friends and fellow zorobin lovers out there. Even though I would not be posting new works related to them for meantime.. To me they will still be that one pair.
So, thank you for sharing with me all your OTP love, I will forever cherish it.
Full version of this came out! It sounds so much better than the actual ending to me.
Background interior illustrations by *arsenixc
uwuu thank you guys akjsfkg I usually mix and match with basic shapes like circle triangle and square, kinda like this
If you are bored with basic shapes, you can look over your keyboard, sometimes alphabets and numbers can make great pattern if you combine them well :>
these are more tribal-like pattern tho haha but I hope it helps!
This is a real dinosaur foot.
It still amazes me that these things were REAL and that we’re finding things like this. Skeletons are one thing but this foot is freaking wild.
tHIS IS REALLY COOL OK
It died giving the finger.
There are two kinds of people on Tumblr.
Kringle Twinkle-toes. I am no elf.
A quick tutorial on how I paint (mostly angular) shaped objects in a BG.
Anonymous asked you:
Hey, is it okay if you like do a tutorial on trees and shrubs? PS: I looooooove your art and tutorial they are just soooooo wonderful, inspiratonal, amazing.
aww thank you so much!! ;v; haha well I don’t know a lot of trees so here’s two I actually know lmao, oak tree and pine tree I will go study more tree names when I have the time ohgosh _(:3 7 hope it helps!
The Shingeki no Kyojin Ask Blog “DIE YOUNG” Collaboration is finally complete!!
Thank you everyone for working with me to create this! It was a lot of work for all of us but I think it paid off. The SNK ask blog community is amazing and I’ve met so many awesome people through it and we can make cool stuff like this.
The credits for the video are listed in the video comments on youtube.
Sun melting crayons time-lapse rainbow [video]
OH MY GOD
notice the one yellow-green crayon that’s too cool to melt
notice the red starts slow then BAM
just like a period
just like a period