Preview Image Use (Update)Hello all~!More Like This
As the school year approaches it's been getting very busy, but we need to address the use of art as preview images for your stories, as the topic is much overdue and members keep submitting work that add to this issue.
While it is decorative to use preview images and call attention to possible readers for your work, not providing a source to the original posted artwork is stealing. It also goes against DeviantART policy. The cited rules are linked in our FAQ page if you wish to see them yourself. Keep in mind that Google, zerochan.net, Pinterest, We Heart It, and other art stealing sites do NOT count as credible sources.
Please respect other artists' work. We will not be accepting stories with preview images that are not properly sourced or do not credit to the artist that spent a great deal of their dedication and time making beautiful artwork (whether traditional or digital) and without given permis
Whoa!So I got a Daily Deviation...More Like This
It made my morning, and then when I went to try and explain it to a friend I looked up Wikipedia for DeviantArt I found that it has 25 million members.
If only a quarter of those are active, and only a quarter of those view the deviations, and only a quarter of those actually looked at it...
that's ninety seven thousand, three hundred and sixty five and a quarter people. (I am frightened to death by the quarter person watching me.)
So, wow, thats a lot of eyeballs. My thank to HugQueen and man am I grinning.
Name Calling and Shit TalkSo here's another 'meaningful' journalMore Like This
sort of like that one I made a while ago about people saying their art sucked.
This is in no way directed to people I have had problems with of course and in no way meant to cause drama or issues
purely set up to get opinions and casual conversation on the topic, just as the 'my art sucks' journal
So I've been reading here and there the typical hate from people not too happy about me.
The normal 'he's a jerk', 'he's changed', 'he's started to go downhill', 'fuck him'
and I just have to say:
I was not put on this Earth to entertain or please every last person on the planet.
I was not put here to make you happy.
I am here to make myself happy.
I am here to do what I think is right, pleasing and entertaining people is purely optional.
And be it whether I use that option to you or not, doesn't completely make me a bad person.
I am one to give respect, until it's broken.
Once it's broken,
The Art Theft DiscussionMore Like This
Art Theft DiscussionTopicsStealingTakingCopyrightPermissionFan ArtMoral RightsProtectionResolving Disputes