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Jeremiah Morelli
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
Current Residence: Bavaria
Favourite genre of music: folk-rock
Operating System: Windows 10
Personal Quote: Only those who greatness see in little things are happy in their ways

Please DO NOT use any pictures from my gallery for photo-manipulations or similar! It takes me hours over hours to create original pictures from scratch and I try to encourage everyone to do the same.


I don't agree with every single point, but with most of 'em, and I certainly enjoyed reading this:
The Problem of Fan Art: Part OneI suppose I've been musing over this for a long time, and since I have released my first big piece of "real" work, I've found myself reading more about the phenomenon of "toxic fandoms."
That's not really what I'm going to talk about, though, even though I think it's a very obvious element to consider. It plays its part in the Problem of Fan Art.
And personal disclaimer: it's not like I've never done fanart myself. I obviously enjoy the aspect of fanart that is creative and expressive, and acts like the proper machine of artistic joie de vivre #notallfanart. But that allows me to move into my introduction: artists do great fanart; fanartists will never be artists.

Is it 'Art'?

Well, I suppose it was at some point, in the hands of the original creator or the creative team. But is fanart 'art'? After all, Roger Ebe
  The Problem of Fan Art: Part 2"Everything is derivative!"
Some things are more derivative than others. That's what copyright is for.
"Who are YOU to say what is and isn't art?"
I'm a little miffed by this one, because it's like people shooting the messenger. I hate to rain on your parade, but there are legal definitions out there for art. And yes, those partially define art for me personally, but guess what? They also define art for you, too.
Now, I'm not saying the effervescence of humanity as put to canvas is legally defined. There is no way to quantify the blood, sweat, and tears put into a piece. (Which, if you are sweating and bleeding, why you'd want to do it for something that isn't yours is beyond me.) But can the courts decide who makes money off it and who is the original creator? You bet your sweet ass they can. And this gets back to "Fanartists don't know shit about copyright law" that I mentioned in Part 1. "Who are YOU to say what is and isn't art!?" I'm not. I'm saying that entire count


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blackdidthis Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2018
There is so much I wish to state here as I am pretty much informed with a dear lot of comments, shares and what not that you have posted both here and around.
It is of those moments one wishes that others can actually download his/her thoughts and emotions so the predictable hours of explaining would "redeem" unnecessary.

None the less I have to confess that throughout my life there has been two things I have suffered most from: Ignorance and cowardliness of others. The worst being a combination of the two.
At most times I believe that true courage would be that you dare to do what deep in your heart you are too aware is the righter thing to do regardless to the circumstances. And this my friend; is not always so easy to do... Be it your friends, your family or social traps.

None the less I have spent a great amount of my time reading some lone-wolf fighting on matters that are dear to him with an actually civilized tone at the majority... Regardless the circumstances.

There are many reasons for me to consider that we tend to choose to act similarly... Though in practice I am too sure we would possibly choose different languages.

I have had actually liked your illustrations greatly as well.. But it is your comments that caught most of my liking and I failed any better way to "favorite" your comments than to write here.
You have a well developed sense of reason and I am grateful to read that one with such intelligence also has so such ethics and guts to go with it.

Just thought I would share my thoughts with you so as to say I can truly understand your fight... but would need you to download my physiological hard drive to best understand why :)

Kudos good sır!

jerry8448 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Even without being able to download the contents of your head, I do think I understand and can relate to your thoughts. Thank you!
Dingori Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2018
You're a joke. You don't get attention on your crappy art or what? Whiny skunk.
jerry8448 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
liveitup30 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
What an amazing artist you are. Glad to watch you. I am new here and hope you can visit my gallery as well..😊
molyTT Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2018
jerry8448 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've always tried to go my own way, it's just that I keep crossing paths with others and, understandably, not all of those encounters go as I would like them to. In German we have a saying: "Der Klügere gibt nach." It literally translates to "the wiser gives way". I believe there's wisdom in those words, but at the same time I keep feeling the urge to fight for what I believe is right. I haven't quite made up my mind yet.
Anyway, thank you for your honest comment!
KaizenKitty Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2018   Writer
RE: your whiny 'woe is me im leafying dA journal'

it could have been different if people like you had done something about it instead of only complaining and contributing to the hate.

Be the change you want to see.
jerry8448 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist

I’ve created and uploaded mock-up designs for the front page with suggestions on how to improve the layout. I’ve written journal entries and have chatted with admins about many of DA’s existing problems. I’ve suggested my share of DDs for other artists. I used two different accounts to contact the group Signature-lab because their members were uploading and consequently using my illustrations as free stock images. Before I was banned from the group I was told it was my own fault because I wasn’t using watermarks and that everybody had the right to use any image found on google.

I’ve contacted a good amount of people who were using my or other people’s art without permission and have been banned, called names, ridiculed or simply ignored (though I must admit there were a few polite replies as well).  I’ve reported plenty of stolen images by contacting the original artists on DA, Artstation and on personal websites. I openly called out Ryky for repeatedly stealing and painting over photos from other websites (shortly before he was awarded a Deviousness Award for his “huge impact” on the community) and I got him to delete some pictures and re-label others.

I joined the group Digital Spotlight as an admin for a year, which at the time was being run by three of DA’s gallery moderators, to feature and promote images by unknown artists.

Apart from that I’m an English, Art and IT teacher at a middle school and every year I work with hundreds of 10 to 16 years old, trying to teach them not only how to draw and paint, but also how to use social media websites responsibly.

I feel like I’ve done more than enough to make DA a better place, but I doubt that is really why you wrote the comment above. You’re just sore because you’ve idolized an entitled brat with an IQ that makes Trump look like Einstein and now you’re trying to somehow make yourself believe I’m the real jerk here. Well, if it helps you, go ahead. I don’t mind. Just don’t expect any more quick replies. I only come here every other month or so to check for new notes.

Regardless, just on a side note: It’s really hard to take someone seriously, when that person comes to DA to fav facebook memes and then complains about other people not doing enough to stop the site from turning into a pathetic mess.

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