Hey hey, I know it’s a little atypical for me to post announcements like this, but I’ve been getting a weird amount of people asking me (like >5) for permission to draw flowery people based on the last couple drawings I’ve posted.
Now, I understand that there’s a fear instilled in online art communities about art theft, but you don’t have to ask me for permission to draw things based on my work! If you take things in your own direction with your own art style, using the same motifs that I use is totally okay. So long as no lines are being directly copied/traced, no images being copypasted and recoloured, no character designs being lifted from other work and being used for profit, it’s cool. As long as the heavy lifting of the actual drawing and design is being done by you, it’s not theft! It’s more like, appropriation, or inspiration. And that is how the art community works: ideas circulate.
To illustrate my point, the person who made me totally fall in love with combining flowers and people in an organic looking way was maruti-bitamin (her art is totally rad, go check it out right now, it’s gorgeous), and you can see that even though it’s kind of the same motif I’ve taken it in my own direction. So relax! Do idea mashups of stuff you’ve seen before. Draw from what inspires you. When you draw, you’re participating in a community-wide dialogue, and it is damn exciting.
I’m currently about to start what will hopefully be my last semester of a fine arts degree. I tell everyone in the program that I’m specializing in drawing, but the program is weirdly spread such that you can’t take too many courses in any one media area, so right now I’m in installation art and sculpture and I am REALLY TERRIBLE AT THEM…….I’m also so inattentive in art history lectures/seminars it’s almost funny.
Bottom line, the stuff I do for my degree has very little to do with the comics and illustration fare that I do in my spare time and post on this blog. Now you know!
DRAW MORE KORRA DC COMICS HEROES OR JUST KORRA SUPERHEROES IN GENERAL IT'S REALLY AWESOME
I…Actually started drafting some Green Lantern Asami comics, but I’m not going to finalize anything until I’ve watched season 2 (which will happen after the first week of december, when my semester ends) so I can assess what I have to work with
BE READY FOR IT
(Just a note, the only bit of the DCU I’m actually a fan of is GLTAS, and nothing else. I have tried reading the comics but largely I’m not really into them, although probably starting with Green Lantern New Guardians was a mistake. Also, reading Geoff Johns writing bores the hell out of me DON’T JUDGE)
qinni said: you’re so cuuute :D. are those chinese words behind you? what do they say? *curioussss*
My mom tells me it says “the gospel will be passed on forever”, and the other side of the doorway has the matching red tag that says “God’s love will endure”. I think we hung them up like three (weirdly Catholicism-influenced) Chinese new years ago and never took them down?