First of all, this -> artist-confessions.tumblr.com/…
I get so many notes/messages from people being angry because some person they find has a style similar to mine, let me tell you even if they just draw whatever cartoony way possible and use one similar feature people freak out.
I hate to break it to you but im not really bothered by people being inspired by me, I got no problem with people using similar ideas, heck most of the time I let people use whatever, as long as they dont make 99% lookalike characters im completely fine. If they do I try to help them or tell them to change it or they will get a hoarde of angry people flaming them. Besides its nothing wrong with telling people their style looks like someone else as long as its done in a critical mature way, thats when they might learn from it (some might attack you from it but they are immature and doesnt want to accept they are unoriginal) Well guess what we are all unoriginal, we all use things we like/have seen to make something, some are just better at making it into something new ish than others. xD True story! I wouldnt call myself super original either, I dont try to be original I just draw and create because I love doing it.
I do not own drawing cartoony animals, or chibis with black eyes, or using textures, or using outlines on my art or drawing in flash. Its just so silly to get all worked up over someone drawing something similar.
I can flat out say that I copy so many other artists, I get super inspired by ideas aswell! Im pretty sure some might find art ive done and see were its inspired from.
Ive gotten lots of great ideas back from people who has been inspired by my style aswell! Expecially Smushey
I concider her a very good friend. And seeing her making amazing things that makes me jealous is just fantastic! We all start somewere, and we all start with some kind of inspiration.
I have however had a few watchers that copied almost everything I did, and they ended up getting people tell them all the time and not being able to get out of my style even if they tried and that is sad to see how they thought it would help them but instead it ruined so much for them. So be sure to use inspiration and make it into something of your own, which I think Smushey
Has done beautifully! So lots of cred to her!
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