Hey guys! How are you all?
This... is not my usual life-is-perfect journal entry. It's about Art theft, and what is considered as disrespectful if you ever copy/retrace original artworks. To make things as clear as possible:
-you DO NOT submit another artist's artwork in your own dA gallery. Your gallery is for YOUR stuff, your favorites
is for the artworks you have specially liked while browsing dA. Submitting someone else's art and saying it's your own, is considered as theft.
Clear? Should be for most, but you never know. Next:
-you DO NOT retrace, copy, color, or edit another artist's artwork without giving them the proper credits.
You DO NOT submit this edited artwork and say it's "your own original artwork" without ANY indications to which artwork you're editing/copying from. It WILL NOT help you in any way as an artist to receive compliments about an artwork because the viewers think it's all you. You HAVE to accept your own flaws and need of an original artwork to copy/edit from to IMPROVE as an artist, and
as a person.
It is also the LEAST OF RESPECT you owe to the artists you're so "inspired" by.
Why am I bringing this up now? Because I have been reported that a certain jefterleite
is retracing many artworks from the well-known AdamHughes
and proudly saying that it is "his own original artwork". No credits. Nothing.
I usually don't tell on someone and shout their dA names, but this dude has unfortunately irritated me by not only denying his lack of credits, but also deleting his latest deviation (jefterleite.deviantart.com/art…
I had commented on with the link to Adam's original artwork (farm4.static.flickr.com/3484/3…
, and hiding my comment on the frontpage and blocking me from replying to him. Evidently proving that he is guilty.
This is what I left on his frontpage:
"Your artwork is NOT original, as it is retraced from Adam Hughes' artworks. I am strongly against your submissions saying it is "your" artwork without giving ANY credit whatsoever to ~AdamHughes. Not to mention the fact that you're selling them.
Please give the credits where they are due. Giving credits is giving respect to the original artist behind all these. And it is fundamental for you to do so as an artist yourself.
For example, this fellow here has colored Adam's original artwork: adamhughes.deviantart.com/art/…
And the colored version: northchavis.deviantart.com/art…
Notice how the artist GAVE ALL THE PROPER CREDITS in the artist's comment. You should follow this example and stop implying to others that these are all your original ideas.
I hope you understand."
This is his answer, before blocking me:
"I have some gear from adam but they are with credit! most of my artwork are original, prove me sending me links to my work that are not credits are not mine!"
Hmm, not only do I not have the time to go through your retraced gallery and find the original artworks to all of them, but I couldn't be able to anyway because you have blocked me from commenting and/or noting you on anything. And you deleted your latest deviation with my comment that included the link to the original artwork. Interesting.
Important note: This is NOT an encouragement to send hate notes or insults. This is to tell this guy, and any others who deny copying/stealing other's artworks, that what they are doing is wrong
. Be respectful, okay? They just wanna draw like the big boyz and they don't realize how disrespectful and immature it is.
ps: This guy should thank me. Look at all the pageviews I'm giving him!