the thing with deviantart is that most people here think they can copyright whatever. this is not true, you cant copyright a dog with a scarf or colorcombinations and so on, so if people attack you for using similar things, they are in the wrong x3
Oh I know the extent to what some people go to to copyright stuff. i knew someone who got butthurt at a friend of mine because she used a similar pose in one of her character references, saying it was her pose and no-one was allowed to use it. It was ridiculous.