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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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.
10%
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.
30%
I don't care either way / I don't have any specific feelings towards this.
10%
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.
42%
I don't draw, or I never draw other people's characters, so this does not apply to me.
5%
Other?
2%
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Published: January 15, 2017
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chocobeery's avatar
chocobeery|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's avatar
SpitfiresOnIce|Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's understandable ^^
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S-A-DFriend's avatar
S-A-DFriend|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's avatar
SpitfiresOnIce|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's avatar
Roxalew|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Would just be happy that they enjoy it :heart: Its their character after all ^^
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SpitfiresOnIce's avatar
SpitfiresOnIce|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, yes, true ^^
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Roxalew's avatar
Roxalew|Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D:D:D:D
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zooIogy's avatar
zooIogy|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's avatar
SpitfiresOnIce|Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's fair, yea :XD: It would be a shame to have the art be unusable.
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DogeDays's avatar
honestly i just see it as free advertising because i'm vain XD 
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SpitfiresOnIce's avatar
SpitfiresOnIce|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fair :XD: Enjoy it ;D
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DogeDays's avatar
thank you c:
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SpitfiresOnIce's avatar
SpitfiresOnIce|Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :D
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Tarassis's avatar
Tarassis|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's avatar
SpitfiresOnIce|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea! I think that's reasonable ^^
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animecat33's avatar
animecat33|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's avatar
SpitfiresOnIce|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww, that is nice! :la:
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animecat33's avatar
animecat33|Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, and it's nice to know my friend's old character is in good hands ^^
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SpitfiresOnIce's avatar
SpitfiresOnIce|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed :D
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TheGhoulAvenue's avatar
TheGhoulAvenue|Student Digital Artist
I'm completely fine with it :)
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SpitfiresOnIce|Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's good ^^
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AlystemEdited |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|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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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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