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"Why do you artists always get so pissed off when someone uses your artwork? You should take it as a compliment!"

 

"You should take it as a Compliment --"
2579886-5567648625-incon by NinjaKato

A compliment would be admiring an artist's work where they post it, and if you really want to use it that badly, complimenting them would be you having enough respect for them to ask first. 
Most of us don't get mad because you use it, it's because you use it without asking or pretend you didn't know who/where it came from when there's a link to where you can find the original artist on the image. 
Taking someone's car to crash it in a derby isn't a compliment to them any more than taking someone's art to wreck it or claim it is a compliment. More so without asking. 





"What about realism artists?! They copy from photographs all the time, no originality there but you don't yell at them for copying photos! What makes some one copying/tracing another artist's work so different?"


Thinking-cap1 by NinjaKato


Firstly -- When someone is referencing a photograph they are essentially looking at pure material. When you do this you are usually looking to draw something realistically and precisely enough to where it's recognizable and anatomically correct. 
Referencing is not the same as tracing. Copying? Yes, to a degree but there's a hook -- Copying a stock photo to ensure decent anatomy is different than taking another artist's work and copying/tracing it for anatomy practice. If their sense of anatomy is wrong you aren't learning anything at all. 
Photos can technically be someone's property but if they put it as stock or reference material they offer it for free license and use by others. They took the image with their camera but they forgo complete ownership in a way. 

Secondly -- Copying a photograph for anatomically correct proportions hardly renders an image 'not creative/original'. Creativity doesn't come from the references used, it comes from the artist's ability to use them in a creative and innovative fashion. Copying or closely referencing a photograph merely dictates whether or not the final outcome is either believable or properly proportioned. 


"If you didn't want it stolen, don't post it online."


Kevin-Hart-Really-GIF by NinjaKato

If I got money for every time I've heard this, I'd have a Ferrari by now... 
Look, just because it's there doesn't mean it's free to take. More so if it's got someone's name on it. My car being parked on the street doesn't mean someone can just hop in and take it for a spin -- "It was just sitting there, your name isn't on it!" 
"Online ≠ Mine" 
A store putting a plate of cookies out on the counter doesn't make them free unless they say 'free cookies!' and even then, you're better off asking in case it's not THOSE cookies that are free. Artists shouldn't have to be worried about their stuff getting ganked because people can't keep their hands to themselves online. It's called common sense. Use it. If you didn't make it or ask for it and get the 'okay', it's not yours. 



"I'm just using your character's likeness -- it's not like I'm claiming I drew it or created it!"


tumblr m4usxzWq5j1qezk6n by NinjaKato

And you can't create your own characters? I mean, you can write out everything about them so why not write out a description as well? 
I can't entirely speak for other artists on this one but creating a character is hard work enough let alone drawing it out to the specs you want. Many of us spend hours or even days-weeks-months trying to come up with decent characters and we put a lot of heart and soul into them. To you they may just be cool drawings but to us they're our creations; part of us. 
I think a lot of people are well aware that if you see someone with 20 different art styles in their list of characters chances are they didn't draw them. So it's not that people are claiming they drew them (not all the time anyway) -- it's again, using our IP for your RP without asking or respecting our rights and terms as the original creator.
You can't copyright ideas or even colours, markings, poses, and personality traits. However, images are something an artist CAN copyright. If you want to have a blue and orange wolf character that acts like Optimus Prime, fine. You can do that, but you can't take someone's wolf version of Optimus Prime and use it as a bio pic for your character without asking. Catch my drift?  
Write out a bio to describe your character, it works just as well if you're a good writer -- And if you're that hard up for a visual, ask or pay an artist to draw it for your personally. Then your character will be made up to specs you want instead of having to steal to get something close.







So you see, it's not that we're selfish whiny pissbabies... It's more because we love our work and we'd love you to enjoy our work as well. On OUR terms. If you respect an artist, respect their rights and terms. 
End of story.

1000 points give awayy + new tumblr/pixiv *7*

Journal Entry: Thu Jul 17, 2014, 7:20 PM
:icontransparentplz:


Hello, im coming back after a long hiatus for university entrance exams *7*
to celebrate it im giving away 1000 :points: to two random deviants: 
*500 :points: for one of my watcher
*500 :points: for one who fave this journal!
i will use a random generator (like www.random.org/integers/ ) to catch the lucky deviant


so whaaatt to do? just click watch me or add this journal to your favorite list and wait to July 25th when it ends! uvu


updaaatteee:
_user name changed: from 96nights to kumachin to Chenedelic!
(because sadly i saw someone called her pet Kumachin T^T)
_okay so finally i have a tumblr/ pixiv account (submit arts laterrr~)
TUMBLR: chenedelic.tumblr.com/
PIXIV: www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=11…

  • Mood: Zest
  • Listening to: HETALIA
  • Reading: Hetalia
  • Watching: I Was Overwhelmed By Heroines
FREAKING UPDATED 7/22**NEW EP** 
Guys I will update this as soon as I find a new episode

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@ Netherland

Turkey & I

April Fools

:star:NEW:star: Ep. 12

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:star:NEW:star: Ep. 14

 Hetalia of the Dead part 1

Did America just make a Paranormal Activity Ref? :D
:star:NEW:star: Hetalia of the Dead part 2


:star:NEW:star: Centennial Gift


I was Overwhelmed by Heroines!



'I'm the heroine! Don't do drugs kids!'

:star: BLOOPERS :star:

300 Point Giveaway! (6000k Watcher Special)

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 18, 2014, 9:18 PM

PEKO'S CHIBI RAFFLE ! (Winner announced)

Journal Entry: Thu Jul 17, 2014, 4:46 AM





So, Here are the results you all have been waiting for ; V ; This raffle has been won by ~~~~~~~



:iconpinksparklesplz: :iconhachikento: :iconpinksparklesplz:
THE ONE AND ONLY HACHI !

Congrats to hachikento ! ^ q ^)/ And to all those who participated, Thank you so much ! <3 And, I will be keeping more raffles in the future so you all have more chances ! :iconteeheeneplz:



Hello ! I've decided to hold a chibi raffle !
The winner will get a chibi like these ~!




HOW TO ENTER:


 Favorite this journal :+fav:
 Make a poll or a journal featuring this journal
 Link the poll/journal in the comments below !


Raffle will end on 19th July, 9:00 PM IST (i.e GMT+5.5)
Winner will be declared on 20th july. (by the magic of random number generator~)



That's all ! Best of luck to everyone who enters !



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Icon/other contest time 8D

Sun Jul 20, 2014, 12:30 PM



wOOOO nearly done with my todolist and Ihave gotten lots of points lately! So it is time with another contest, I want to add a design part this time for people who dont do icons.

SCROLL DOWN to find the other contests than the icon one!

~~~~~~~~DEADLINE~~~~~~~~

Deadline for all contests will be August the 10th.




-----------ANIMAL ICON CONTEST-----------


Rules
:bulletpink: Has to be transparant, 50x50, Fullbody
Example of crisp pixels to be used
 
:bulletpink: One character per icon
:bulletpink:Submit to your gallery/Scraps.
:bulletpink: You can make as many icons as you want.
:bulletpink: Animation is also allowed
:bulletred: No bases sorry!

Characters you can make pixels of
Cyprin
Cyprin by griffsnuff

Fiesta
Head pats by griffsnuff Fiestabun by griffsnuff


Chark
Chark by griffsnuff

Griffsnuff
Griffsnuff New version by griffsnuff you can play around with her form

Basco
Basco by griffsnuff

Rice
Rice by griffsnuffRice by griffsnuff
Rice modes by griffsnuff

Pen
Colored pen by griffsnuffPen by griffsnuff
Pen Modes by griffsnuff

Fersken 
Fersken by griffsnuff
Fersken modes by griffsnuff

Panikk
Panikk by griffsnuff

Coin
Coin by griffsnuff

Cactus
Carl Cactus by griffsnuffCactus badge by griffsnuff

Cleanse
Cleanse by griffsnuffCleanse spiritmode by griffsnuffCleanse by griffsnuff

Sink
Sink by griffsnuffSink fly by griffsnuff

Yam
skullgirl by griffsnuff

Stewart
Stewart by griffsnuff

Kupa  (black one )

Kupa kupa by griffsnuffCC - Kupa by griffsnuffPoopy situation by griffsnuff

Claire
Lineless claire by griffsnuffBug queen Claire by griffsnuff
Claire Modes by griffsnuff

Motiva
Motiva by griffsnuff

Nora
Nora by griffsnuffFishing by griffsnuff
Magnum
Magnum_ new griff char by griffsnuffCC - Magnum by griffsnuff
Bug (choose one of the hoodies)
Bug by griffsnuff
Sykkel
Sykkel by griffsnuffSleephat by griffsnuff
Cucumber
Cucumber by griffsnuff(can make without barnicles)
Sokken
Sokkensauce by griffsnuffSokken profile by griffsnuffSokken Badge by griffsnuff
¨
Sikke
Sikke by griffsnuff
Pond
Mistypup by griffsnuff (can draw without flower/bracelets)
Slurp
Slurp by griffsnuff

Prizes
There will be 9 winners and each will get 1000:points: each

-----------HUMANOID ICON CONTEST-----------

Rules
:bulletorange: Same as over in the animal one!

characters you can use
Anyone listed on the side here  griffsnuff.deviantart.com/gall…
Prizes
2 winners will win a drawing like this (either of a human character or an animal one humanified)
Pen Human by griffsnuff

-----------TOTEM CONTEST-----------


Rules
:bulletgreen: Draw minimum 3/maximum 5 characters ontop of eachother like a totem.
:bulletgreen: Example -> www.totem-pole.net/images/tote…
:bulletgreen: Transparant background
:bulletgreen: You can choose any of my active characters to use for this pluss snuffen 
How you draw/make  it, what style and so on is totally up to you! as long as it follows the rules above :D be creative!

Characters to use

Active characters found on the side - griffsnuff.deviantart.com/gall…
Snuffen - griffsnuff.deviantart.com/gall…

Prizes

I will choose two winners and each will get a drawing like this.
Wig time by griffsnuff

-----------REMAKE CONTEST-----------


Rules
 Remake the artwork under in a new creative way.

Crayon forrest by griffsnuff
The most creative cool way will win. So repainting it to look just the same will not make you win. There might be more winners in this, so the runner ups will probably get a drawing or points, not sure yet.  It does not have to look completely the same, play around! : D

Prizes
Winner gets a drawing like this, with one character
Hidden by griffsnuff


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8D MOST OF ALL HAVE FUN!

J-Pop Summit and Comic Con! :D

Journal Entry: Thu Jul 17, 2014, 4:14 PM





It's been a crazy busy summer with conventions and working on the Axent Wear headphones! I barely have time to work on anything else right now Q_Q

But anyway, I'll be at the J-Pop Summit in San Francisco's Japan Town this weekend 7/19-7/20th :D You can find me in the Kinokunia mall, on the 2nd floor near the elevators with books, prints, and more!
Come by and hang out! www.j-pop.com/2014/

I'm also honored to be part of deviantART's annual panels at San Diego Comic Con this year :) I look forward to seeing everyone again!



In the mean time, I've been working hard on making the 2nd prototype for the headphones. We are eager to release the Kickstarter as soon as possible. Once the headphones are on their way to production, I'll finally have time to finish the next Fisheye Placebo strip. I'm about half way done with the strip, though headphones have been keeping me very busy orz. But here's a preview of the next part!

Thanks for the support!





Hey guys, took a while to post these but here they are, the 2 videos for this week!

First one is a talk about the job of a concept artist and what its all about, plus tips on how to improve your designs and better self critique your work.

Second one if a time-lapse of the whole process including coloring, have a good weekend! :)



1100 POINT POOL RAFFLE + WINNERS!!!!

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 16, 2014, 9:30 PM


WINNERS HAVE BEEN CHOSEN!!!!


PRIZES WILL BE HANDED OUT BY TOMORROW MORNING!!
THANK YOU ALL FOR PARTICIPATING!!


FIRST PLACE WINNER , 500 :points:


:iconladyswirlz:LadySwirlz

CONGRATS !!!!!


SECOND PLACE WINNERS , 250 :points: each


:iconpandy-maddy:Pandy-Maddy



:iconsunpelt100:Sunpelt100



THIRD PLACE WINNER , 100 :points:



:iconseethroughthemist:SeeThroughtheMist


Until next giveaway / raffle!! SEE YOU ALL LATER :iconsaluteplz:








HELLO DARLINGS! I HAVE A RAFFLE FOR YOU!






Want a chance to win lots of points? Well, here it is!


ONE FIRST PLACE PRIZE:

            > WINS 500 :points:




TWO SECOND PLACE PRIZES:

            > EACH WINS 250 :points:




ONE THIRD PLACE PRIZE:

            > WINS 100 :points:

            



        R U L E S


                > FAVORITE THE JOURNAL!

                > POST A COMMENT, WITH A LINK TO A JOURNAL ADVERTISING THIS
                   ADOPT GROUP  + THIS CONTEST(PLEASE SPECIFY THAT THIS IS A
                   ADOPT GROUP,
                   THANK YOU!!):

                   :iconthe-orphanage-adopts:



Although it's not part of the rules, I'd appreciate if you watched the group if you're interested in some cool-ass adopts!


Once you have filled the conditions, you'll be given a number! Good luck everyone!!!



        E N D   D A T E


                 > THE TIME TO ENTER THE RAFFLE ENDS ON TUESDAY, JULY 22TH,
                    6 PM MOUNTAIN TIME





The winner will be announced that night! The winner will be chosen through random.org.



Thanks again, everyone!!


Features

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Thu Jul 17, 2014, 3:33 PM
here,
here is
the mind of me, sodden,
here is the mind i tried
to drown -

i think my mother,
she gave birth to an ocean,
a child unsteady
and blue, she says
the stormy seas give
the best pearls of wisdom,
i don't care, i just want
out of the water -
i will take art therapy
when i am twenty one,
spend ten minutes painting
my arms blue, poke my finger into
a pile of fish hooks, imagine
if that was your mouth
-
she says put it on paper,
be gentle, be gentle
,
ivory, i'll always need ivory,
rabbits slit down belly
to tail, here to here,
i'm not a child - i draw christ
with a cone on his head and
say he was pulling his stitches,
hyenas, red, bloody and
cackling, i draw that son
of anger and the insane dog
that bit me, leave the paper
white white white and say
i'm not that anymore

(lena says doesn't that mean you're a satanist or something?)