I post this Journal Entry to inform you of something quite important about my works and the causes of it.
As the title announces, I will now put watermarks on some of my works. If you want the image without watermark, it is worth now to buy it (or kindly ask me according to what you want to do with it).
BUT it only concerns the original creations (and the commissions, but I will come back later), the fan-arts will remain without watermark and available to all in HD. For the simple and good reason that, of one, making money on a fan-art without the agreement of the legal owner of the basic work is forbidden, and that, of two, I don't see the utility to put a big watermark on a fan-art (I would just put my logo in a small corner).
Also, all creatives already posted will remain as it is. I do not see the need to put a watermark now, they are already circulating on the net.
So why did I make that decision ?
- The first and most important reason is to protect my work. Indeed, if some people are kind and moral enough to ask me permission to use my work for profit, it is not the case for everyone. And after being stolen some of my creations to be used to make money on my back (especially by a pub agency, perfectly aware of the laws), believe me that I'm rather annoyed. Let's be honest, you can of course use my works as you wish, as long as it remains in a non-lucrative way (even if I appreciate to be credited Besides thanks to those who circulate my works, Especially on Tumblr where I received a lot of answers). But using intellectual property to make money without authorization from the author is illegal and punishable by law.
- The second reason is that I would like to get a minimum amount of compensation for my work. Indeed, I intend to make my trade and therefore live. You will surely have my status "Hobbyist" go to "Student" in a little more than a year (I will study 3D computer graphics at the HEAJ in Belgium). With this in mind, I will also in some cases, or upon request, make available 3D models (and textures if any) of my works. As well as officially accept the commissions (But I would make a Journal Entry and put a descriptive in some time).
I would use the option of selling deviantart for this, so it will be very simple for you if you want to buy it.
However, according to the laws, if you buy one of my works, you buy its use, not its property. Which means you still need my agreement to use it for commercial reasons and the image still belongs to me. That is why I would ask you not to distribute the image without watermark without my consent (which I would gladly give you if you ask me with good reasons), because the poster is to make it accessible and desirable to be Stolen again.
By cons, you can do what you want from the image with watermark (except trying to remove the watermark, of course).
I hope you understand my reasons and I wish you a good day / evening / morning / night / weekend / and even appetite if you want, depending on the time you read this post (especially with jet lag, Deviantart is international).
As usual, I apologize for the mistakes, I am not very comfortable with English.
Thanks to follow my work and read this text
Bye bye ~~