been getting a lot of messages today about this so, i’m just going to post about it. i’m in a mood, let’s do it.
above you will see a photo by me of my fiancé and i
below is a drawing based off that photo by nvmillustration
i’m all for artistic collaboration. although this artist - whose work i really enjoy and respect - did not ask me permission to copy my image, he did at least credit me when he posted it. i really like the drawing so i was not upset at all. now that it’s bouncing around so much without any reference to me, i’m a little less into it, but that’s the internet for you.
today this article went up apparently, using the drawing you see above. they credit the artist but not me, obviously. now my gears are grinding a little more… as a direct derivative of my work is out there without any credit to me or knowledge it was based directly off a photo of me, taken by me. again, that’s the internet for you.
but then… i find the artist is selling the image in his store without asking me permission… and now i’m kind of really upset.
can’t we as artists all respect each other and have the decency to at least *ask* before doing these things?
maybe i’m making a huff over nothing. but i just feel a little put out here.
Here’s steps for a painting that was pretty defining for me as an artist. It’s a bit older now, but still gives me feels and feels belong on a tumblr. Took three or so days I believe, all from imagination.
"Community has pulled off one the most patient easter egg: in one episode of each of the first three seasons, the word "Beetlejuice" was used off-handedly in a joke. If you’ve seen the movie Beetlejuice, the titular mischievous ghost would appear in the world of the living if anyone said his name three times. So, sure enough, on the third mention by a Community character, this guy appears in the background for exactly two seconds. They patiently waited three years to reach that punchline."