Valentine's Day Art Exchange 2015 Wrap-UpValentine's Day Art Exchange 2015 Wrap-Up!Valentine's Day Art Exchange 2015 Wrap-Up by wreckling
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February often signals the spark of new or lasting love, and this February was no different, marking the fourth annual Valentine’s Day Art Exchange! This year’s event was a grand success, with over 23,000 deviants sending over 130,000 valentines!
Not to be outdone by last year’s event, almost 10,000 artists created and submitted Valentine-themed deviations to the 2015 Valentine Exchange category, a nearly 50% increase from the number of artists who took part in 2014! We also saw deviants spread the love even more than in previous years, as over 65,000 deviants received a valentine.
We’re always happy to see positivity and good feelings withi
Putting yourself out thereThe Internet is the great equalizer. Household names used to be people we saw on TV, in movies, or writers of the most famous books and syndicated articles. Now, it's not strange for a YouTube personality, online cooking blogger, or comedy tweeter with a 9-to-5 job to be mentioned around the dinner table.Putting yourself out there by Heidi
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Often these online personalities are a lot more approachable online than celebrities for the simple fact that they engage with their fans. Sure, some celebrities are pretty good about replying on Facebook or Twitter, and, yes, submitting something to an ESPN anchor might get you a shoutout on TV, but for the large part, people who are active online want to talk to you, want to converse, want your feedback, and want to engage.
Kind of like in real life, sitting on the sidelines and cruising the Internet silently is a fine way to get information, but to get that real kindred connection, you need to participate. And, better than real life, you can delet
#FreeTheWater and why they have no leg to stand on#FreeTheWater and why they have no leg to stand on#FreeTheWater and why they have no leg to stand on by xephia
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I've never been a huge fan of waterdogs. Not because I think they're unoriginal, but because I just don't really like drawing dogs. Probably because I've never drawn or owned a dog character. My point is, I have no personal attachment to the species.
I recently heard about the new hashtag and group, freethewater. It sounds like a protest for ridiculously high water rates, but it's not, it's a group for people who are taking alfeddy's closed species and making their own copies without permission. Their reasoning? Water dogs just aren't original.
Lets look at copyright law. I'm not going to go into detail, but if this were a huge legal battle between two huge corporations with equally good lawyers, there are two ways the case could go - and it would depend almost entirely on the intentions of the copyright infringer, and the history of the character.
In 1951, on the same day, there were two comics released ca