If two or three artist uploaded their work based on same famous photograph for reference with the same pose, same composition same light, same haircut on the same site on the same day.... Will that be awkward?
564 deviants saidNo, is cool they can share the glory.
378 deviants saidYes, (give me your example, like three girls wearing same dress at a prom night)
44 deviants saidAnother great personal reason, explain below, thank you for sharing.
Yes, of course this will be inelegant! Like, who the heck won't notice you got that pose from the front page of Posemaniacs even if it's just for a fancy practice sketch dump piece or whatever, for example?
Two people will not share the same thought and execute the same drawing/illustration/painting/whatever the same way. Even if they shared the same reference and tried to copy the same thing, it would not be the same. It would vary in some regard, even if by the slightest bit. But it would vary, they would still be different. If it was digitally made, then it could be the same by copy+paste. But otherwise, nah.
yeah it was kinda awkward for me. One time I found a nice photo reference of a guy taking his shower, and then I didnt know someone who use the same photo drew it earlier than mine. I felt awkward and worried that people are gonna accuse me of copying/plagiarism crap, especially when copy haters are soo damn common that time. So I got no choice but to link my reference as proof that I didnt copy someone's art.
Instead of awkward, I'd view it as an opportunity for all of them to see how each other artist went about it, and give them some ideas of new techniques to try. Like in art class, when everbody has to draw the same picture of a bowl with an apple in it.
Not at all. The great thing about art is that even if everyone draws the same thing, it would always be done in slightly different ways as long as the original image is just the inspiration rather than just flat out carbon copied. But even then, the artist will always leave their own little footprint on it. Example, this year's April Fools between many online comic artists was the exact same script, four panels long, but it was fun seeing how everyone handled it. www.buzzfeed.com/krishrach/the…
Nice timing with this question. I saw today a Hermione Granger fanart from someone and I thought that picture was from someone else because it looked like it but something was different. At first I thought that the artist stole the artwork from that other artist but I realised that they just used the exact same reference photo and they have a similar painting style. The original photo itself is very known, showing Hermione still at a young age.
I think the two artworks can be mixed up and that is not good for neither artist. I would avoid using the same reference photo as an other (well-known) artist has used for an artwork that is not even a study.
I would also try to use the reference photo only as a guildline and not use it too much, so at the end the final artwork would be a way lot different from the reference photo so that it is not recognizable at all.
its complicated... specially if its on a contest ... you know "hey look this picture and make it with your art!" and the rules say: the pose , the hair and lights must be untouched.... the you ask... "really they want me use my art here?????" ....
The part with in the same day can be seen as a awkward as in a great coincidence, but no I do not see why it would be. Let's take the famous scenario: both are posting on deviantart. They use a picture from deviantart after previously asking the owner. About same light same composition... well it could be a similar style. And about the same time is just a coincidence. Unless you give more details or provide links to the photos my opinion is that is not weird. Based on your description I cannot asses how similar the works are. Pass a certain point it may be awkward but until I see them, no way I can say this.
In addition to what MagicalSakura said below, I think that the whole using the same light, pose and all is passable, so long as there is something remarkably different. Different texture, different color story, etc. If they have the same kind of texture and color story, they should worry more about their own art and muse becoming stale and static more than the embarrassment of the same idea.
I think it'd be a little awkward, yes, but if all 2/3 were uploaded around the same time, I don't see how it can be too awkward. Some people just happen to have the same influence and inspiration at the same time, at a rare coincidence. And if they don't even know about each other, all the more coincidental. I think it'd only really be awkward if they all knew about each other's work and such.