I've recently seen posts (Tolkien/Silm related) by an "artist" on DA where the piece seems more than EERILY similar to other art posted here. I've been following the Tolkien fandom for quite a while. If someone has posted something, I more than likely have seen it. It bothers me considerably when I see "new" art posted that obviously was copied/taken from other artists. There is no excuse for this. If you are practicing your skills by trying to simulate other art, that may be okay, but you would NEVER post it. Particularly with no reference to the original source/artist (and only with their explicit approval).
This is basic common sense and
Well to start 2019 right, I finally bought a core membership so I could change my DA name. I used to be hankhounddog, but everywhere else (except Ao3) I was Baileyboybee. It always drove me crazy.
So, now I’m all synced up across all platforms as Baileyboybee. Don’t be a stranger!