Unfortunately, DeviantArt will no longer be hosting the Inktober Awards in 2020.
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Wow! This right here is why I am tired of this site and refuse to support it any longer. I stopped submitting deviations or making any activity here long ago. You canceled this contest because of a plagiarism issue, but when we address that to you, you shrug off and say how it’s none of your business. Let’s not forget that it took 13 DMCA reports to expel the queen of plagiarism when the policy states that three DMCA tickets are enough to expel a thief. You allow art thieves to have a wild ride and free-range to the site without any consequences.
"The art thief discussion," written by the team of self-trained attorneys, who purchased their diplomas online, is a perfect example of why this site went downhill in 2015. You cannot expect professional customer support when their community manager and his lackey are art thieves. One of them was arrested twice for copyright infringement in 2007. That tells enough why professional illustrators switched the platform and moved to the art station where they don’t have to be frustrated when somebody steals their work. Their customer support is light years ahead when it comes to dealing with major problems.
Woooooooooow. This. This right here is why I am tired of this site and refuse to support it any longer. The staff cans Inktober because of "plagiarism" allegations, yet allows art thieves to have a wild ride and absolutely free range to the site without any consequences. Honestly all I can say to the dA staff is a giant "fuck you".
Shame on Deviantart for subscribing to the vile "cancel culture" that now seems to blight the world. I for one will be taking the "innocent until proven guilty" line, and waiting for an announcement from the publisher(s) before forming any opinion.
We will still be doing Inktober in our household - it's one of the highlights of the year for my autistic daughter.
While I agree that cancel culture is indeed vile, I'm not sure this is an example of it. More an example of poor timing. I know if I had a brand doing business with another brand, I would not want my brand's reputation tangled up with controversy the other brand is having. It just so happens this coincided with the Inktober event.
I also agree with innocence being default. I require both books in my hand to come to a conclusion. I watched part of the video...and while I can see where Dunn is coming from in his claim...I'm not sure he has enough proof to be compensated. Again, I'd have to see them in person....
Besides, Inktober has taken on a life of it's own...I'm going to do it. But I won't be buying the Inktober 2020 sketchbooks I saw on IndieGoGo either.
Alphonse Dunn, writer of another couple of books on ink drawing, posted an hour long rant (with comparisons on computer screens) claiming plagiarism on a to be published Inktober themed drawing instruction book by Jake Parker. Scroll down a bit, there is a link down the way.
The "Inktober awards" that DA hosted are cancelled. But the Inktober art challenge itself, which happens every October, is still happening. So people can still choose whether or not they want to participate.
Decided. Still doing Inktober anyway. Parker doesn't control the art challenge and he doesn't make any money off the prompts or artist's drawings. It has nothing to do with supporting or not supporting him; Inktober's basically run by the art communities, so a lot of people don't even know who created it anyway.
Sigh, I was looking forward to this. From what I've read in earlier comments, there seems to be some sort of legal controversy around Inktober again. Last I heard it was the guy who came up with the idea having trouble with companies stealing it from him or something, so he copyrighted it, and now this. It seems like this event is turning into more trouble than it's worth.
But it's not the end of the world, there's still the prompts DA gave a few months ago, at least I'm still doing them. And different types of prompt generators in the net. Maybe Deviant Art could have its own prompt generator instead.