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If you could steal the design of anyone's character/fursona for you to use in any way (and if that person was okay with it and all) who would it be and why? 

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29 deviants said There isn't really an option I can put here so just comment if you want to share I guess xD

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scn71402 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
My point is that, even if you create your totally original character, all by yourself, it's always going to be similar to someone else's character by at least 13%. People showing all their anger and rage regarding this is the reason why I try to draw as least as possible, even as a practice. I don't want to get drowned in a blood ocean. And this is not just about furry. EVERY fandom counts, EVERY FANDOM!
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That was not quite what this (frankly old) poll was about, but fair enough! I personally don't agree with the attitude of "not drawing to prevent people from raging at you" because honestly, in the years that I've been here, I've never had anyone accuse me of copying someone else's character. Same goes for most of my friends. I feel like that only ever happens to a minority of users, but it is so blown out of proportion that outsiders think it will happen to literally anyone. By far most people are not out to get others.
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scn71402 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
It's just people try to rise up in arms against everyone who "steals" characters, including OCs and fursonas, and the "stealing" term can mean basically any kind of similarity in their militant senses. No art can be made from nothing, and no art can be taken down without a trace. When someone has so distinctively looking OC/fursona, there's just been a lot of influence and inspiration during the creation process. And, it's not that the person has worked hard enough, probably he just made something he enjoys and is happy enough with. Some people grind their work and they end up with nothing, and some people rock out their imaginations with little to no effort. I know there are common fursona designs that are so common as they cannot literally be "stolen" or misappropriated, such as white dogs (I've seen a lot of them, different breeds etc!) etc. In "feral", realistic looks, it's nearly impossible to rip off someone because naturally animals always look similar despite every specimen being unique enough biologically.

I even have been suspecting that many people will regard using doll makers, avatar makers etc such as one in Animal Jam or other virtual worlds, or Create-a-Sim, as the tools to get inspiration or the complete design of the character, as "stealing" too. In my opinion, it's totally okay and in fact it is a great way to practice being creative.

Most of all this craze against "art theft" comes from the fact that when people can't draw, they commission art, and this requires money. And when someone else uses the commissioned art for any purpose, it is an unwanted situation since the art was supposed to belong only to the one who commissions art. And they preach people to "respect" the artists - however that's no different from plain copyright acknowledgement. But this is not just knowing the exact author, it's also trying to abstain from involving this art in any art activity - including referencing and inspiration, which is inseparable from any art activity and is a part of learning to draw.

Staying on the topic, I would basically "steal" from anyone. However I would rather randomly mix it up and create a derivative, similar character rather than using the original artwork directly.

Now go report me.
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Griwi Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yours xD
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh you. :'D
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Griwi Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Truuuuue xD
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww c':
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Macxidy Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmmn, that's a good question... not entirely sure. There is something about your own creation that makes it much more special, and I feel like I wouldn't get that same satisfaction out of using someone elses' design.

I can say for a fact that I have seen all kinds of awesome character designs that look so huggable, specifically with animals. Biene would be one amongst many... if I could list all the ones that appealed to me, it'd be a pretty long list. Let's just say there's a lot. x'D I seem to have more of a tendency to like simpler designs rather than the ones that are super over detailed - that still have their unique pattern or "touch" to help them stand out. C:
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, good point xD

I see what you mean! I know some designs like that too. It's great to see what people can do to make one character stand out.
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poIarsken Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would probably steal Jen's.
She changed her username :saddummy:
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see! You should be able to find her by her old username though :3
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poIarsken Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes
I think it's *Nekoshiba now :3
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, her :la: Been watching her for quite a while now, her fursona is great B3
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poIarsken Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes B)
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Sahnebonbon Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Griffsnuff :iconmegustaplz:
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes :la:
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Sahnebonbon Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
x3
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WonderSparks Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You just had to ask. XD
I'd be burned at the stakes if I said what I was thinking. :dummy:
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ehh, okay? x)
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FlaranTheFlareon Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yours? :XD:

But it requires so many patterns... D:> (Lazy here....)
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww xD
Yea, I guess it does ;D But I got used to it x')
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FlaranTheFlareon Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
o3o Is it easy as this? *Peels off the stripes off Bienie's fur*
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nooo :nuu:
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FlaranTheFlareon Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*Holding the stripes of Bienie and then stick it onto Flaran*
A stripey Flareon :3
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mmm, looks good actually :3
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FlaranTheFlareon Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
o3o *Takes off the rest of the fur patterns off Bienie until she is completely pale* Now you look like an albino! :3
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bienie: D: I don't like this!
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Roxalew Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmmmm :iconthinkingplz: Haha, wouldn't steal anyone's Oc's even if they where ok with it :D:D but out of everyone These guys would be the BEST <33333333

:iconryanproductions14: Character Alumin Simply because he looks AWESOME, Haha, also love the colours ^^
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:iconispazzykitty: Character Carmen Because of his personality :D:D and the robotic eye :iconiloveitplz: *dies from love*^^

and finally *leaps on Bienie* Most awesome cat in the WOOOOORLD :iconiloveitplz:
:iconiloveit-plz::iconlovelaplz::iconlovemoteplz::icontardsinloveplz::glomp::iconheartemote::iconfurryballoonsplz::turbopoke:
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see, those are interesting characters indeed!
And aww :'D
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Roxalew Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hjfdbhjfd ^^ totally :D:D quite fantastic ones ^^
and hehe :aww: *hugs Bienie*
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes :la:
:hug:
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Roxalew Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^
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noonenoes Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Student General Artist
one of :iconroxalew:'s characters
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, hers are awesome :3
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noonenoes Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Student General Artist
:meow:
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shadowwolf-4 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Dude. I always see characters I like and want to snatch them away xD
KayFedewa's Riptide, Skailla's Wolpy, pretty much all of iExploded's characters <3
More recently I've fallen in love with your Bienie : D (fanart must be made)
There's probably a ton more that I can't think of x3
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh I love those characters too :la:
And fff :'D

Yus, there's too many good ones!
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mexicats Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Any of *colonel-strawberry/*Colonels-Corner's characters <3
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG yes, I love hers :la:
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zo-ei Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
definitely =griffsnuff's Mutt ;-;
and I don't even like the colour pink
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Neither do I but her design is just fff x3
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Azorium Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Proably any of =griffsnuff or Bienie XD
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love griffsnuff's too xD
And aww xD
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Azorium Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
* probably
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DigiDead Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tiana: [link]
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yuss :la:
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ImagineStarlights Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Student General Artist
well probably this little bugger Dango: [link]
I freaking love him and would have bought him if I had the money ;w;
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, it's always painful when you can't buy those ones, I had that happen a few times x)
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ImagineStarlights Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Student General Artist
ahhh yes it is painful omg ;w;
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes D':
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