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When you've drawn someone's character, and they trade/sell/gift the character, and the new owner uses the art you drew of them (on their page or in an art collection of the character, GIVEN THAT they credited you) 

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177 deviants said I'm happy they enjoy the art of their new character! I don't care if I didn't draw it for them in the first place, it's cool.
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126 deviants said It bothers me, but only if the drawing was a gift or something with emotional/sentimental value. If it was a commissioned piece or an art trade, I don't care as much.
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43 deviants said It bothers me no matter what. I drew the image for the original owner, not for them. Even if they own the character now, the art was not made for them to use.
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43 deviants said I don't care either way / I don't have any specific feelings towards this.
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21 deviants said I don't draw, or I never draw other people's characters, so this does not apply to me.
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10 deviants said Other?

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chocobeery Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess if its just a Comission or something I wouldn´t realy care and may be happy that the new owner of the character enjoys the art.
But if it was a gift art, maybe even with something like an insider between friends or so I guess it would bother me a bit. But since I never was in a situation like this I can just guess ^^
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's understandable ^^
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S-A-DFriend Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I once crafted a gorgeous bottle and cup combo for my friend who asked for something very specific and I was still able to go above and beyond.
She showed it off and someone liked it so much they bought it off her (after she asked me if it was okay) for $200.
I was happy for her as she needed the money.
My feelings weren't hurt as I knew she fully appreciated the gift.

But I have never sold anything else for close to that.
And now I don't have access to a kiln.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhh, that is nice! Sorry to hear you haven't been able to sell it for that yourself though D:
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Roxalew Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Would just be happy that they enjoy it :heart: Its their character after all ^^
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, yes, true ^^
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Roxalew Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D:D:D:D
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zooIogy Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lmao what why are people bothered by that? It's art of their character! Why does it matter that the character used to be owned by someone else. Good art shouldn't be left in permission-purgatory like that.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's fair, yea :XD: It would be a shame to have the art be unusable.
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DogeDays Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Student
honestly i just see it as free advertising because i'm vain XD 
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fair :XD: Enjoy it ;D
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DogeDays Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Student
thank you c:
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :D
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Tarassis Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I was gonna say it doesn't matter at all but actually, thinking about it, If I made it as a gift for a really close friend of mine or something I'd probably be a little uncomfortable with them using it. I mean, it's okay I guesss but I'd definitely feel more comfortable with pieces that have less sentimental value.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea! I think that's reasonable ^^
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animecat33 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This has happened to me and 'm fine with it. The person who now owns the character even came to ask me if they could use the art after explaining that the original owner let them have the character , and in turn i said yes and as a bonus changed the "character belongs to  ____" section to their name
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww, that is nice! :la:
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animecat33 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, and it's nice to know my friend's old character is in good hands ^^
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed :D
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TheGhoulAvenue Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Student Digital Artist
I'm completely fine with it :)
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's good ^^
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Alystem Featured By Owner Edited Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This hasn't happened to me but I think it's about to...but anyway I just feel like whoever likes the character enough to buy them I guess should be able to use the art of that character. Even though I may have wanted to kinda do a nice thing for the previous owner, I also drew it because I like the character and that matters too. 

(Although if it were my decision I'd say slooowwww down with the characters changing hands so often, yikes. Are they characters that they cherish or just status symbols? But that's another conversation.)
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, that's true! For me it's usually a combination of both factors (if it's a gift, otherwise it's just because I was told to ffff)

(Fair, it does happen often for some people! Value matters a lot, it seems. But oh well B()
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dionaethius Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist
The one thing that annoys me sometime is them using art I've drawn of the character with like, crazy sentimental value. When I was younger I drew my old sona and a friends cuddling, but she gave her sona away. The person she gave it too had cut my sona from the image and kept the other on their profile, it kinda bugged me but now I'm a lot more understanding. 
People commission art of the character, so it should stay with the character.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow yea, that's rude B( Like, if it was a gift for a friend, and they just crop the picture like that... I don't know. Feels wrong. I wouldn't do that.
True ^^
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AkaPanuka Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd be peeved if the original owner / new owner didn't ask first, otherwise I think I'd be cool with it!
Its still my art so I'd like to know where its being displayed
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That does make sense! I think that's fair ^^
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TheWildMaple Featured By Owner Edited Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I haven't really made many characters for people let alone have drawn that character for them, but if the art is a gift then I do highly prefer that nobody but the person I made it for uses it, but if it's a commission or something, then if the person that paid for it says they can then I'm fine with that. Mainly because how I think of it is, a gift is for one person or multiple, but it normally sticks with those people. It's kind of like how it's considered rude by some people to give away a birthday or Christmas present, I prefer if nobody but the intended person uses the gift because it's kind of like giving it away.

As for commissions, if you buy something with your own money from a store, then normally you give it away when you no longer use it, or throw it out, so in my mind its the same thing if you let someone use said commission, however if the person that bought it doesn't want it being used anymore then that's fine, because they still bought the art in the first place.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, I can understand that! I think that's pretty logical indeed ^^
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Piepaws Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really don't mind! If it's a friends character that I really love and I drew them art a lot and a new person gets the character and uses the art, I'd be a little sad because it was meant for my friend, but if the character I drew is for a complete stranger then I don't care at all.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That does make sense! ^^
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Eraili Featured By Owner Edited Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nah, i would just be happy that they like my art too ^^
If you draw closed species, i guess you should be aware that people sometimes (or some often) trade those ^^ I guess if somebody gifts me a drawing and doesn't want that other people use the drawing if i trade the characters, they should either draw my Gaia,since she is my sona, or caitlin, since i never trade her, haha XD

and if people have a problem with me using their artwork, they can also just tell me ~
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, it's true! In closed species, you can never be sure of those things :P

Indeed ^^
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Shilokh Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It doesn't bother me the slightest!^^ In fact, I would be happy that the person loves the art so much to put it in use!

As for the sentimental value put in the drawing, that would just be an excuse to draw another gift for the original person! :heart:
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, that is a good attitude to have towards it! :la:
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Kasodi Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wouldn't have a problem because when someone sells/gives a character to someone else, they are also passing on any art of them (which adds to the character's value too). They totally have a right to use any art of a character they own. And if someone was using art not drawn by them on their profile, I'd expect them to give credit anyway :XD:
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, I thought so too at first, until i saw people saying they didn't want their art to be passed on nor add to the value of the character, so I got curious!
Same though, it's common courtesy to credit :P
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Kasodi Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Huh, I've never seen that before and tbh I don't really understand it. Fair enough if the character was a fursona and you did a drawing of your character with them that meant something personal, but just any art? I don't understand that at all. As people have said below, I'd also be honoured they liked my art :XD:
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, that is good ^^ I wouldn't mind, either!
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fishnibbs Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017
What I don't like is when I give someone a character and they sell/give it away. It's a huge peeve of mine. If people don't want those characters anymore they should retire them or give them back to me. Hopefully that doesn't make me sound like an ass???
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, it doesn't! It's just anothet topic than this one :P
I do know what you mean though, though, I also think such things should be specified explicitly when the character is gifted to your friend so there's 0 confusion. If they still do it then, then yea, it's very icky. But I also don't sell, trade or gift anything I'm still attached to, either.
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fishnibbs Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017
Oh yeah I tell them that unless I known the person wouldn't do it in the first place.
i have given away some old fursona' then missed them like crazy. Lesson learned. xD
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, indeed :XD:
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Karaikou Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm cool with it too haha. 
Often I draw gifts simply because I like the design in particular. So even if the former owner is a friend, chances are I would have drawn the character anyway if he was someone else's.
+ if anyone used my art to decorate their page I'd feel honored lol.
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea, I'd feel flattered too :XD:
And I agree, often it's like, hey, this character has a really neat design :XD:
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CelestialRainicorn Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017
This didn't apply to me so I can't really have an opinion
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fair enough!
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SpitfiresOnIce Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As for me, it doesn't bother me! If they have an art piece of the character by me that is missing from their art collection I usually even link it to them :XD:
My rules are basically that if someone owns a character in an artwork I drew, they get to use that artwork, so as long as credit is given where it is needed, I'm cool with it. As long as they don't recolour the art or trace over it or something of course. But adding it to character art collections or using it on their page is all fine.
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