You Can't 'Close' A Species!Also known as 'the closed species journal'You Can't 'Close' A Species!1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Thanks for the support, feedback and favs!
This Update(4-6): Nearly a year later, I thought of a title. Used feedback and personal proofreading skillz to make everything neater, and added more touch-ups and junk. Should be my final update for a while.
What Are We Talking About?
Hello and thanks for reading my journal about closed species. I spent two years studying and observing the community to write this; it's an article about what this weird system is about. I only know what I've watched as I've never tried it before, but I was interested in writing about the topic because I noticed a running theme with this kind of art: artists are bullied over ideas they conceive because other artists believe they control their characters in ridiculous ways. This was written to help artists to understand their rights when creating species, putting them online, and exchanging mo
Another Closed Species Redundancy RantI am still on a mission to make it more obvious to our younger population how their fantasy of closed species is nothing more - a fantasy, perpetuated by naive young people with no interest in learning how to draw beyond the same posing animals in different colors.Another Closed Species Redundancy Rant1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Animals are fun to draw, but artists who create these concepts of closed species, insisting you owe them money to draw their concept, are taking advantage of the fact that most of their followers don't know that they aren't actually paying for anything but a drawing that the artist themselves still own.
Yes, you own nothing but the image given to you when you buy an adoptable or a closed species. The artist still owns the actual character in the image, and has the right to continue to use, draw, or even sell more artwork of that character. When you buy an image, you're giving the artist more power to fool young people that the only way they can draw their own rendition of the artist's ideas is to pay. Thi