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#1 13 years ago

Of late there have been several instances of artists here at art posting artwork that is very similar in both application and SUBJECT to another artists' (typically a professionals work).

It is essential that we clarify the proper conduct relating to this:

FIRSTLY - art does not condone (for obvious reasons) the direct theft of another artists work. That means claiming their work as yours by posting or displaying it with the intent for others to believe it is YOUR work.

IN REGARDS TO 'INSPIRATION' PIECES AND STUDIES - Copying the idea or work method of another artist is not frowned upon at art as long as credit is given to the original artist. Studyng the works of professionals and accomplished painters is a great learning tool but it is essential that you are clear about exactly where yur ideas came from.

For those who are not clear about this, an example:

"Heres my latest work - its gouache and pencil....done in about 2hrs.... used an el coro piece for reference on the head and also his technique."

Very simple anj_smiley.gif

A FINAL NOTE TO ALL MEMBERS In these recent episodes there has also been a case of many members flaming/abusing the members in question. Please be aware that many members simply are not aware of the protocol for posting this type of artwork and may be completely not at fault.... do not take over or spam their thread - the moderators are there to make sure things like that are sorted out. They have the right to post what they wish just as the mods have the right to 'moderate' it if it is deemed inappropriate.

If in doubt point the artist to this thread.

Thank you




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#2 13 years ago

It seems like you are just copying this from another forum...




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#3 13 years ago
Ultimate_dOf late there have been several instances of artists here at art posting artwork that is very similar in both application and SUBJECT to another artists' (typically a professionals work).

Hmmm. Could that be... YOU? I've never had a problem with that except for now. I have this: http://forums.filefront.com/showthread.php?t=196141 And this: http://forums.filefront.com/showthread.php?t=195367 You claim to be the artist and we believed you until we found this: http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?t=223396 And this: http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?t=221936 Which have not similar, but the exact same images you're claiming as your own. What do you have to say to that?