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The Man in the Red Suit by R-Kasahara The Man in the Red Suit :iconr-kasahara:R-Kasahara 7 1 Shinraween, Part the Final by R-Kasahara Shinraween, Part the Final :iconr-kasahara:R-Kasahara 5 2 Shinraween, Part Six by R-Kasahara Shinraween, Part Six :iconr-kasahara:R-Kasahara 2 0 Shinraween, Part Five by R-Kasahara Shinraween, Part Five :iconr-kasahara:R-Kasahara 2 0 Shinraween, Part Four by R-Kasahara Shinraween, Part Four :iconr-kasahara:R-Kasahara 3 0 Shinraween, Part Three by R-Kasahara Shinraween, Part Three :iconr-kasahara:R-Kasahara 2 0 Shinraween, Part Two by R-Kasahara Shinraween, Part Two :iconr-kasahara:R-Kasahara 6 1 Shinraween, Part One by R-Kasahara Shinraween, Part One :iconr-kasahara:R-Kasahara 6 0 Welcome to Lifeborn by R-Kasahara Welcome to Lifeborn :iconr-kasahara:R-Kasahara 5 2 Warthog by R-Kasahara Warthog :iconr-kasahara:R-Kasahara 249 42 Those Twintails... by R-Kasahara Those Twintails... :iconr-kasahara:R-Kasahara 6 0 The Twelfth Day by R-Kasahara The Twelfth Day :iconr-kasahara:R-Kasahara 2 1 Aerodynamic Hedgehog by R-Kasahara Aerodynamic Hedgehog :iconr-kasahara:R-Kasahara 8 2 Random Reno by R-Kasahara Random Reno :iconr-kasahara:R-Kasahara 1 0 Dancing Zombie's 'Braaains' by R-Kasahara Dancing Zombie's 'Braaains' :iconr-kasahara:R-Kasahara 48 15

Random Favourites

Young Aeryn by TysonTan Young Aeryn :icontysontan:TysonTan 2,304 88 bedside by Mootdam bedside :iconmootdam:Mootdam 7 1 Lakeside Hill by TysonTan Lakeside Hill :icontysontan:TysonTan 3,029 206 SYNC Project Old Poster by TysonTan SYNC Project Old Poster :icontysontan:TysonTan 2,242 264 Winter Evening by Ardwynna-Morrigu Winter Evening :iconardwynna-morrigu:Ardwynna-Morrigu 10 9 Ikari '15 by CBSorgeArtworks Ikari '15 :iconcbsorgeartworks:CBSorgeArtworks 235 80 Phoenix girl by Mootdam Phoenix girl :iconmootdam:Mootdam 12 2
Vector traced anime

It has been a pet-peeve of mine for a very long while now, and as much as I've tried ignoring the problem but it doesn't seem to be getting any better, and frankly I am very confused about dA's rules concerning the matter. As far as I can see the rules seem to be in contradiction with other rules of DeviantArt.
I am talking about Vector tracing.
I had written a journal entry regarding this matter some time ago and there was some confusion as to what I was really getting at.
I am sick and tired of searching the Deviant Art archives for certain anime titles only to receive literally hundreds of Vector drawings that are nothing more than traces of either official art, screenshots or magazine scans. I am not referring to Vector tracings of photographs, or things sketched by hand first, or collaborations where one person drew the image and another person vectorized it. I am referring specifically to vector traces of anime scree
:iconc-puff:C-Puff 174 193
Kirby Canvas Curse Wallpaper by BlakliteGraphics Kirby Canvas Curse Wallpaper :iconblaklitegraphics:BlakliteGraphics 98 24 Don't Play With Bombs Again by smashmethod Don't Play With Bombs Again :iconsmashmethod:smashmethod 998 365 I'll RIP it off by JoelAndrewMorgan I'll RIP it off :iconjoelandrewmorgan:JoelAndrewMorgan 23 20 trying hard - animated by sman96 trying hard - animated :iconsman96:sman96 35 25 Artistic Pride Stamp by skelly-jelly Artistic Pride Stamp :iconskelly-jelly:skelly-jelly 2,307 238 DA is not PB by kat-reverie DA is not PB :iconkat-reverie:kat-reverie 1,768 317 FF7 Citadel April Banners by peannlui FF7 Citadel April Banners :iconpeannlui:peannlui 57 35




I was browsing doujinshi at Suruga-ya this evening, when this one caught my eye-- not just because Reno was on the cover, but also because it reminded me, almost immediately, of this deviation. The resemblance was too close for comfort, and I've since removed the latter from my Favourites, where it had been for years. And no, I didn't report it, since you know as well as I do that dA doesn't care about this sort of copying/tracing/plagiarism.

It's so hard to tell sometimes what's copied and what isn't; it's somewhat frustrating.

Stuff like this is why I'm wary of faving fanart by people I don't know, at least as acquaintances. It's also one reason why I got sick of running the Citadel dA club-- there's just too much of this stuff out there and people don't read (or understand) the rules.

To my friends and everyone else who does original works, fanart or not, keep on keepin' on.
  • Reading: Ouran High School Host Club vol. 9
  • Playing: Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4, Hammerwatch


R. Kasahara
United States
Welcome to my dA account. What's here is strictly fanart and similar fanstuff. Yes, I do original work, but this isn't the place you'll find it (and no, I won't say where that is ;P).

Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy your stay :)

Current Residence: SFBA
Operating System: Mac OS X


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simplylehman Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2018  Student Writer
Feel free to like and comment on my deviations. 😁
Seraphically Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
R-Kasahara Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
WHAT UP, G?! :hug:
Seraphically Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Not much, bb. How you been?
R-Kasahara Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
All right, I guess. Nothing super exciting going on here right now...
BigMac1212 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy birthday! :cake:
metaly Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
Oh hello there.
kilala1148 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Student General Artist
Happy birthday ^w^
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