TAPS for the creative mind.
I dont get around these boards that much these days, and I saw the mechgirl pic,...even defended its playfull nude style, Im still reading more of others opinions as I write this.
I know that what Im about to say will probably get me shot up and crucified,..or banned,.. I dont know,... but I have ask these questions..
When I saw that the bottom half of the arm was borrowed, my hart sunk to my feet,(the artist was one of my heros)... I know to some its not a big deal its just for fun,its just a small part and he is fully able to design what ever he needs if he realy wanted to,...So WHY didnt he?
hears what bugs me about the small part in question,...
(1)Its a pretty clear swipe, almost looks traced? I mean is it were at a different angle, or if it were a comon hand gun, there wouldnt be question, but its a unique design in that VERY angle, at that VERY perspective!?
(2)Why?...why would a artist of this calibur (appears to be very talented).. do this? and not mention his ref source?....unless he does it all the time?...forgot?..or, doesnt care?.
(3)Will the rest of this picture (head/body/shoulders) surface as small but identical parts of some other artists work? or photo?
(4) will this open the door to new artist using a spinefinger foot here, and a J. Manley body there with a feng back ground? most of us on these boards all rip on clip art, how far from clip art is this?
(5)I personaly have never done something like this, should I be? is this something all you professionals do?
(6) IS it ok to use some one elses face or (arm) down to the smallest detail, "IF" you add some of you own art to it, or if you draw better then the artist you are ripping off...
I mean thats what bugs me the most, if this was ANYONE,.. ANYONE else he would have burned hard! for not stating a ref, maybe been banned? but instead was complimented on how clever he was???????!..what is that all about!.. is it because the dude he copied from isnt a major player on these forums?.
I mean this isnt as "extreame" as the whole Rob Liefeld incedent, but it realy makes one think.
Humans are creatures of habit, .... wich is a scary thought,
I can stomach a "lens flare" about as much as I could stomach seeing recycled art being accepted by a comunity of "creative" peoples. and writing it off because the artist is popular? sounds like a crappy "class system" enviroment.
or maybe I am wrong...and over reacting,..IF,.. this is something most of you profesionals DO? and deam acceptable, then sadly my opinion of the professional art industry has dropped as well...
I hope someone can convince me this isnt the case...