been browsing threads, posts, blogs, comments about this for a while now... and came across this...
CONFUSION: You are causing confusion with the public. People will see your art and confuse it with the other person’s. This does not help either one of you.
DIMINISHES YOUR RESPECT AS AN ARTIST: People may not respect you as an artist. They may claim that you can’t do it on your own, that you have to steal from someone else. This does not contribute to your success.
STUNTS YOUR GROWTH AS AN ARTIST: You will never grow as an artist if you are outright reproducing someone’s art and style. To grow, you must challenge yourself and cultivate your own look.
ILLEGAL: If you are knocking off another’s work for financial gain, you are violating copyright laws. You could be sued and/or get very bad publicity from it.
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and the main issue we have is respect and stunning growth, we want to see what you can create, not what you can recreate.
here is some more pictures of what i'm saying..
the top line picture are basicly copies of the original art (on the left side in both cases) the artist has added nothing, nor has given any credit to the original artist, this sort of re-created work should be kept in studies and or sketch books, if you post them on-line always give credit and links (if possible) so people know you are working from reference.
underneath we have a piece by J. Scott Campbell and as you can see he even put the reference with the picture for us. also note, this is not a copy, this is done in his own style using the picture as a loose reference. this is acceptable.
so lets wipe the slate clean and start again?