I'm not too active on dA at the moment; too many comments/notes to reply to everyone who uses my line arts etc so here's a general message about em:
USE MY ART IN ANY WHICH WAY YOU'D LIKE. LINE ARTS ARE ABSOLUTELY FREE TO USE IN ANY WAY YOU CAN IMAGINE; PERSONAL ART IS ALSO FINE TO REFERENCE/TRACE/WHAT HAVE YOU, NO PERMISSION NEEDED, JUST BE HONEST ABOUT HOW YOU PRESENT/DESCRIBE YOUR WORK. YOU MAY POST ANYTHING YOU MAKE OFF-SITE, & RE-POSTING MY WORK IS FINE BY ME AS WELL AS LONG AS DUE CREDIT IS GIVEN (ie post to tumblr or whatever but credit & link back to me!). SELLING ANYTHING YOU MAKE WITH MY ART FOR *VIRTUAL CURRENCY* IS FINE; PLEASE DON'T USE MY ORIGINAL WORK TO MAKE REAL LIFE MONEYS, & PLEASE RESPECT ANY COMMISSIONED WORK I'VE DONE FOR OTHERS; IF SOMEONE ELSE PAID ME TO DO IT, THAT DRAWING IS FOR THEIR USE ONLY. TAKE ONLY MY PERSONAL WORK FOR REFERENCE, INSPIRATION, EVEN TRACING/RECOLORING AS LONG AS YOU CITE THE SOURCE.
Everyone starts somewhere & while I totally advocate the ol' "practice practice practice!" method, sometimes a young artist learns better w/ a temporary crutch of 'copying' anothers' style or composition. As long as there's no real monetary gain you may abuse my silly animal drawings to your hearts' content. Have fun & just be a good person about it. For any & everyone that references my art, THANK YOU for looking up to me & I hope you flourish with your own style & techniques someday because it's really the best when you practice for so long & then ~finally~ realize you've developed the skills to make your own awesome shit that you can be proud of, straight from your owm noggin. Good luck on your artistic journey!
Have fun & be well, everyone :3