Wild Mountain Thyme (now in color)
Wild Mountain Thyme (now in color)
I can’t be the only one
There are children on this website
i could watch this forever
Me tooI have been waiting for this
Truth be told, I’ve totally been the guy with the glasses on New Year’s Eve. (Not going to say which guy with the glasses.)
one guy is clearly Keith Haring
BREAKING NEWS: THE INTERNET IS RUDE AS SHIT
Actually, not news.
As an artist, who already makes no fucking money at all, this kind of thing makes me so angry. 2 years ago, I posted the below photo series for Easter. I am happy with the traffic it got, it was nice to know people like my work. Blah blah blah. This is one of many repostings of just this one photo.
But almost on a weekly basis, A WEEKLY BASIS, do I find other people posting my work, uncredited. What does this do to artists? NOTHING. It just makes them really cranky and mean.
"But free publicity is good!"
Fuck you, that’s stealing, and it’s wrong. That’s like stealing organs from people and saying “But you should be happy we chose to take your kidney!”
"But you should be happy your work is being seen by so many people! We are doing you a favor!"
No, you’re insulting me as a professional, and by doing this you are not telling me my work is worth my time, but are telling my my work is not good enough to have my name on it.
"We can promote your work!"
No, I am doing that myself. If you sourced a reference, then I wouldn’t need you to promote my work because THE LINK IS ALREADY THERE.
"I didn’t mean to!"
Every time an artist puts their work online, they post it on their website first, everything is linked together, it takes literally 7 seconds of your life to reverse Google image search something if you don’t know the original source.
I am sick of being a part time artist and a part time detective just to keep on people reposting my work, selling my work, or saying they made my work.
These are all things I have had in response multiple times from people who have reposted my work. This is not including the many people who apologize earnestly and are very polite and dear about it. Those people just made mistakes, and fix them. The ones who get defensive and make excuses like they’re some kind of victim, are just dicks.
I am not some cheap entertainer for you, I am a hard working artist and I wish people would once in a while acknowledge not just the art itself, but the person who made it.
At the end of the day, I am genuinely happy people are seeing my work, and it seems to be bringing people happiness. It would just be nice for me to not be the last person to know that my work is even worth someone’s time to look at.
When you don’t source your photos or art in postings, it tells the artist that their work isn’t worth it, and that there is no reason for them to keep posting things online, or even making art for people to see.
Artists are generally friendly people, until you take our work from us. If you ever need resources to find out the source to a work of art, any artist will help you find tools to get you there. Just ask.
When you don’t source your photos, you tell the artist who made it that their work isn’t even worth their name, and that is the worst feeling in the world.
WHY DO PEOPLE EVEN REPOST ANYWAYS
if you’re unsure or just scrolling, here’s some tips to separate what may be edited / unsourced art from the real deal.
- if an image is black and white, and looks as though it was not originally drawn in black and white, it may be edited art, regardless of a source given.
in the original on the left, you can see things like softer edges to the lines, less contrast between the two main colours, and actually has (as most artists will use) colour. the edited on the right has a more sharp line from increased contrast and/or brightness, and has no colour from being edited to black and white.
while both look great (because the art is fantastic) there are still subtle hints that should lead you into looking at the source that is provided. it is a good idea to check sources when people include their tumblr urls and names in the description as well, as this is implying that they wish to be credited for their edits.
PLEASE DO NOT REBLOG FROM ART EDITORS. IT ENCOURAGES THE REPOSTS AND EDITS OF ART FROM ARTISTS THAT THEY HAVE MOST LIKELY BOTH NOT ASKED OR INFORMED OF THEIR TAKING AND “FIXING” OF IMAGES.
AS ART STEALING, EDITING AND UNAPPROVED REPRINTING IS STILL A PROBLEM ON TUMBLR, PLEASE BE VERY CAUTIOUS ABOUT WHAT YOU REBLOG, ESPECIALLY WHEN SCROLLING DOWN TAGS OF THINGS THAT ARE RAPIDLY GAINING RECOGNITION FROM FANS AND/OR ARE VERY POPULAR SERIES’ IN THEMSELVES.
Here are some ways to further help keeping an eye out for edited posts and looking for the original art/ist.
- if the source shows a coloured image and/or links to a deleted or non-existent image, a deleted or non-existent account, to weheartit, to zerochan, or a site that isn’t known for hosting art directly posted by its artists, do not reblog.
- if an image says “via (weheartit/zerochan/[other fiendish reposting site])” don’t reblog it
- if an image is captioned with [x], please hover over the link to see where it directs to (most browsers pop up a little bubble at the bottom of your window showing where it links to). if the link source looks suspicious or is linked to previously listed false sources, do not reblog it.
- if an image is not captioned at all, hover over the image and look again for your browsers pop up window to where it may be linked to. people often use the image-link to link their sources. if the link source looks suspicious or is linked to previously listed false sources, do not reblog it.
- if an image is not captioned, and has no click-through link, check the source box. some dashboards as of recent do not show the source box, so this may require you to either:
- go to the posters block and look for a “source/originally from/[other synonym for OP]” button on the page. and see where it links to. if the link source looks suspicious or is linked to previously listed false sources, do not reblog it. alternatively, if the blog shows no source option, do not reblog it.
- click reblog and open the reblog page. do not reblog the image yet, but look at the upper right hand corner of the page and look for the little tool option. click the tool option and look for the line that links to an original artist. if the link source looks suspicious or is linked to previously listed false sources, do not reblog it.
- if an image is not captioned, has no click-through source, and is not linked in the source box, do not reblog it.
sites that help source images (listed in order of personal success in finding sources)
please report blogs (to email@example.com) that post unsourced art, and edited art constantly to tumblr under the complaint that they are in direct violation of tumblr’s community guidelines against reprinting without permission;the rule as below:
- Misattribution or Non-Attribution: Make sure you always give proper attribution and include full links back to original sources. […] When reblogging [i.e., also when reprinting/posting] something, DO NOT inject a link back to your blog […] to steal attention from the original post.
(not to mention redistribution rules on the sites they take their images and edit them from. if we can stop art editing we can end about half of the reposts that go on; at least 75% of reposts i see are of edited art)
i hope this was of help!
The moleskine book worm.
I’ve been wanting to draw a few things about Lolitas lately, as in the Japanese fashion trend, not the novel. It’s a fashion trend I adore, because it’s basically like small pockets of history, walking around, inspired by Rococo and Victorian fashion and design.
I wanted to draw two posters, one showing the different types of Lolitas, and the other showing the proper layering required to achieve the Lolita look. So far, i’ve only done the “type” one, but it’s a good start!
Technically, only 4 “types” are actual types, the others are more like themes. The main 4 types are classic, punk, gothic and sweet.
I never had the courage to dress up as a lolita myself, but I love looking at all the magazines…