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July 10, 2012


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Going to talk about an issue.

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 2:48 PM
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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!

If you are unsure about something over please ask!

Gingerbread snuffen!

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Hey, I follow her. But she deactivated her account and I don't know why, it makes me really sad because I liked her art. My question is, do you know why she deactivated her account?
griffsnuff Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
her new account is *Slushey
QueenofNightmares Jul 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
I really hate that blog... They're all whiny brats that would rather talk about people behind their backs instead of working on their own art.
Oliphak Jul 18, 2012  Student General Artist
This journal's flipping awesome!

I just don't understand these stupid people...
They're like freaking twelve year olds. :stare:

No artist is original in my book.
very well said
here's something that I believe
its kind of like doing a master study
in a master study you try to copy the painting in which you chose
to copy the style and colors as best as possible
and here's some more
the style in which she draws similar to yours is like a mimicking style
not copying
and i like to know the mimicking style as something difficult to do but not impossible
some people are able to do this amazingly and with ease
and those who can do this are pretty amazing
they can make characters or fan characters in the same style
i've heard of someone who got a job just because she could do something like this
she was into adventure time and she would draw them a lot
her stuff is good
and now she makes comics for adventure time
thats pretty awesome
and besides style is just style
people shouldn't flip out about it so much
besides some people just steal by copying and pasting or saving and posting
and inspiration is just the basics of where stuff starts
then it gets changed around to make it a bit more original
but like you said nothing is really original anymore
and i admit i've been inspired by many people here on dA
even by you sometimes
but i take something and change it around to more of my interest
i was inspired by this one character design but i made out the basic start of the design and planned to add a bit more later
the person totally flipped out on me saying i stole their character design which i had not
sure i gave him a similar mane and glasses but that was just about it
now the person doesnt even like me
and i gave them credit for the inspiration
then i added the stuff that i wanted to so they could leave me be
the character that i made was Zackron
which was taller than their character and had hooves for the hind legs and had horns
i made him to be a lion that was part demon
and they accuse me not only of taking the design but of making a character that is a species of theirs which i did not
i explained to them but they refused to listen so thats when i changed Zackrons design

so really know one should be mad about someone copying someones style
inspiration comes from every where
originality can't exist forever

and i agree with helloklara xD
you are the most mature and yet childish person on dA
you are indeed amazing
keep up the awesome work
MuddyDump Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you are the most mature AND childish person on deviantart at the same time :iconhappyderpplz:
DimLeeLit Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist
you a shining light in a dark internet world lol........ rabid fans scare me
isnt there a saying "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery" btw not saying they are immating.

glad to see such a great artist being so open minded and well so damn mellow =)
Yelfi Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with *cr-ow, you're being really nice about all the flaming about "copycats" but it's simply inspiration. C:
"Copying is the best form of flattery."
Although I don't agree with copying, this technically is not copying. Like you said, they're not 100% the same and I've seen a TON of people with similar styles. But they're not copying each other, just inspired. They look up to that person so much that they desire to be like them. That's what I imagine Smoshen is doing.
i can actually say your one of the most maturest people on this site. you handle everything well, you dont get butthurt when people inspire from your ideas, characters and style. your friendly and treat everyone with respect, and i respect you for that.

plus the fact *Smoshen is a great artist anyway, and her style is inspired by yours at that, and thats a good thing! its good to have someone that looks up to you, and that you treat it maturely too.

unfortunately a lot of people on this site get way too butthurt over the use of a simple idea. whatever has this world come to.
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