- oh yea, this is another rant
- January 16th, 2011
I know I've ranted a lot about graphics, but I'm really, really tired of people treating my graphics badly.
I don't get how graphics artists can steal other people's work and claim it as their own and be proud of it, and post it everywhere? Everyone can get pretty edited pics off tumblr and crop them into icons. Does it make those icons their work? No.
I do all the steps from the first, choosing pics, cropping, coloring, not to mention many of the collages I made have gone through several failed attempts. I learned to use photoshop myself while working on them, I search for tutorials, I ask directly to graphic artists who are more expert on how to do certain techniques. I learn from tumblr, I joined various graphics communities on LJ, and all of those long process helped me to be the graphics artist that I am right now. All of those tumblr collages seem like a daily thing that I post for fun, but it's a long process to be able to make those. PLEASE RESPECT THAT. Don't steal. Don't crop them into icons and claim them as your own. This fandom isn't that big, if you use my graphics, sooner or later I'm going to find out.
I always credit the source/photographers whose photos I used for my art. Hoping that people will look at that as an example on how you treat other people. I love photos. I respect those who share their pics.
I always tag my tumblr entry now. I'm not stupid, I'm fully aware that my tags are small and they're very easy to erase, that doesn't mean you are free to erase my tags and reuse my collages/edited pics.
I support art and creativity, really I do. You ask me for tips, I'll answer. You ask me for tutorial, I'm not an expert but I'll make one. Learn techniques by your own and try to make icons from scratch and be proud of it. You should be ashamed of what you post if what you did is just cropping other people's work. And it's really rude.
RESPECT AND THANK YOU.