How they would look like in my own story. :)
Arters always get mad when they get retraced or when people use their arts as bases. They get offended and see it as a sign of disrespect towards their work. Today I saw something that angered me as a Fairy Tail manga fan. We have to respect other’s art, and Hiro Mashima is not an exception! Some of the manga panels were taken, traced/edited and a famous arter just claimed them as his own! (Look at Kana! She was just cropped out of the special chapter and placed in a doujin, wearing a different top!) I know that our fandom isn’t perfect, a lot of people like redoing stuff, but this is just crossing over the line! I find this to be the peak of impudence and a complete disrespect towards the mangaka. Taken manga frames, panels of faces - and claiming to be their owner - is just plain wrong. I think it’s wrong to support those, who do dishonest things in relation to the manga.
So..let’s jump in here:
First: Wow..is it seriously that disrespectful, when someone tries hard to draw in a way the original artist is able to? I am not getting money for this.. -__-
I see your point and i would totally agree, if you would only say i am using references, because that’s what i am doing and i never denied that. (How should i be able to master someones unique style without them? I am not Hiro Mashima..i have my own handwriting and it’s really hard to keep that away while copying!)
Second: I always give credits to the original owner when i am drawing fanart. And it’s also my way to honor someones work by copying the style as much as possible.
(I do have my own style as well, or so i believe..people will always find something they can compare someones work with ..BUT that’s normal..after thousand years of existence it’s quite hard to reinvent the wheel..)
Next point is, i am not that stupid to believe nobody would notice i am using some backgrounds and re-draw them (seriously..the Nalu fandom nearly exploded by the second to last panel and i am sitting here like..wohoo let’s use this…nobody will remember it anyway.. -_- )
I do get your point it may seem like i am JUST ripping out some images out of the original work (or let’s say i was quite surprised by looking at your post as well), but that’s just because i am good at copying itself. I try to give of the feeling of the original work, so i use images as to get their facial expressions right. Same goes for the hair - even that can be drawn in a unique way..i found that out a long while ago, so i’m using something like that as references, too.
I don’t know anymore how many videos about me drawing freehand other peoples styles (without being able to erease that sh*t - like when i am drawing with permanent marker, fu**ing cream cleanser or roll pen..etc..) i still have to upload on Youtube to prevent people from thinking i am a cheater..
I really would love to invite you to my home, drinking some coffee together and draw something for you, but unfortunately it’s nearly always impossible to do so spontaneously. That’s why i am doing these videos so that you true manga fans out there can sleep peacefully at night.
I am a self-employed graphic artist by now, but i’m doing thinks like CD- covers for bands, drawing portraits since i am 16 years old.. I am also a tattooist (which implies being good at copying as well), i did further aducation in drawing marbling, wood etc. on walls, furniture and so on (which..wait for it..implies copying). I am also doing air brush (still learning) and i fu**ing draw like every minute in my life and love art since i’m able to hold a pen -
..and here i am ..defending my pride for something i am actually doing for my followers/readers/maybe fans for free. It’s not like i have all the free time in the world..I just like to share stuff which makes me and maybe others happy.
(When i was in my teens i did not have internet and was yearning for something like doujinshi’s and fanart…that’s why i even started drawing Manga, because you’ll will always have some sectret wishes about characters and possible interactions. And i also found myself admiring and enjoying those, which came really close to the original work, the most).
So please do your research about someone you think may be a cheater, someone who claims other work as his/her own, or whatever, because it can hurt and also be wrong!
(It may be not important for you, but i am not particularly mad with you, just with the situation. I can see why you’ve posted this)
Also many thanks to those, who defended me and already followed me for a while and maybe know me a little better than this post displayed me!
This will hopefully the last thing i will ever say about allegations like these.
PS: I will continue drawing this doujinshi, but sketchy. Feel free to compare those again. =)
story time with little levy ♪
This was drawn for my friend eqqlo, a kinda belated bday gift, haha.
~ Nalu Week, Day 3: Ribbon
"I didn’t have to do much myself to know who was waiting on the other side of this red string. That person suddenly just came rushing my way, but somehow he got all tangled up and landed before my eyes. Can’t miss him that way right? My fateful one, that is..hahaha" - Lucy
"I was way too curious to know.. What is this red string?? Where will it lead me to? … is what I thought when the walking soon became running as I saw someone at the end of it. That’s where I kinda tripped. Guess I got a little too excited." - Natsu
This dialog just made the whole thing even better!
Your heart aches? Lemme see..
Is this the thing you were unsure of posting?
No^^ I meant a video/ amv i did about Natsu and Lucy. I tried to cut some scenes from the anime to make it look like they’re ..well .. doing “it”.. But i am still not sure if i will post it. This is just a scribble =)
Duet - Glen Keane
Such a beautiful video/animation!
..I did a thing.. a - very - naughty - Nalu - Amv…
(There was this image..and that scene..and my fantasy just…it happend..)
Prolem is: I know very well, that i have enough younger followers (here/deviantart/youtube).. and i always try to change my pervy crap for underaged people so that they can actually watch it without getting a heartattack..but this is…kinda…well you see very well what happends there..
I am asking you guys..should i upload, or forget it?