So apparently Simply_Wadetastic_Spideypool from Instagram posted a lot of Spideypool fanart and decided not to source it.
I am absolutely fine with people reposting my art. Feel free to do that!
But give me credits for my own work, source my art back to my fanart-blog.
Anyway, Dani told me about this and I rushed in to write them.
I wrote “Please source my art! If you source it, you’re free to use it.”
I expected some semi-understanding reply or maybe an annoyed “Okay”.
What I got instead was a whiny reply and that we’re all so mean and should just deal with others stealing our art.
Here are some things the OP and their fans said:
Apparently I’m a bad person because I don’t source people. I don’t even know who the source artists are!! I’m sorry for taking your art off if google posting it on IG and attaching funny RPS. I NEVER took your art as my own not even ONCE. Go through my profile and you’ll find stuff by me that I take credit for. But I don’t go hunt people down and get mad if they use it and don’t tag me. Art is for everyone. Anyways…. Guys I might leave IG for good cuz of people that make me feel like the worlds biggest dick. Later.
Right, because when you post art on the internet, you expect everyone to give credit. You’re on the internet and you posted it publicly. No one is taking your credit, no one is taking anything of yours, they are posting pics for other’s entertainments and not claiming it. If they claim it, then people can complain. Until then, be happy your art is even good enough to be reposted.
Oh plz dont goo i love ur account ignoore these ppl its not like u r the only one doing it and u r not stealin for god sake
Be like deadpool. Just dont care
THIS IS NOT OKAY.
Obviously, I got mad and wrote an equally mad reply.
Yes, the reply was angry and there was some foul language, but everything I wrote was right and reasonable.
I do this for free, I do this in my free time.
I wasted so much time, efford and love for the fandom and the characters in my work and all I want for that is some respect for what I do, recognition, some notes + feedback.
The little video I made? It took me over 24 hours in total.
So if I KINDLY ask you to source my work, DO SO.
Only because this is fanart, this doesn’t make it less MY WORK.
What do you think is in the portfolio of artists who have a job interview with Marvel or DC? FANART.
Because it’s art by a FAN. It isn’t any less work than drawing OCs or not using popular, already existing characters.
I am not mad because the person didn’t source my art, I am mad because they’re obviously too lazy to use Google and then whine about it, acting is if I and all the other artists were the bad guys.
And I’m mad that people are writing such replies and are defending this art thief.
I am mad that people who just consume, consume, consume but never create content themselves have no dignity at all.
I am honestly considering boycotting this fandom if this gets any worse and I am asking all people who create content for free and just for the love for the pairing and fandom to do the same.
People like us are the reason there is fanart & fanfiction at ALL.
Stealing art is not a compliment, it is THEFT and unfair to us.
People like this are the reason why so many awesome Doujinka are leaving Pixiv behind.
People like this are the reason why Japanese artists are pissed at us and don’t want their art to be posted on Tumblr and other Websites at all.
I am so pissed at this fandom, I honestly have no more words.
I’ll think about putting watermarks all over my work, so that it’s basically not recognizable anymore. Only so spoiled little asshats like these people can’t use my fanart without automatically sourcing it.
If you don’t want this to happen, help me and all the other content creators and REPORT people like this.
The job of an illustrator gets taken for granted, since I can remember people would take my passion and hard work for granted and I will never end up making enough money by being an illustrator.
So make this place a little better for people like us and please don’t be that kind of asshole.
I haven’t posted anything in a while, so I thought I might just share my sketches with you.
One day I sat down and decided to draw my (so far) favorite gals from Uncanny X-Force and X-Men.
Some are still missing. I guess I like all of them, I’m really picky.
So I tried to draw a sexy Lady DP in a bikini, but I ended up only liking this specific part of the drawing.
(I’m so glad I’m finally done here wow)
I had this really stupid idea for an Powerless!High School/Teenage AU, even though I hate those.
I tried to keep everyones’ color scheme and that is why Danny ended up looking like a clown. But at least I wasn’t that subtle about who is who here, I added enough obvious hints. And I’m also biased when it comes to ships, but I’m not sorry.
I’m sorry for a little OOC-ness here and there, it’s AN ALTERNATE UNIVERSE OKAY
Oh god, I’m so sorry for not posting anything for such a long time.
I hated everything I did, but now I’m in a better mood and more stuff might follow.
And I’m very uncreative atm, that’s why this is all you get from me now.
Hey folks, are you ready for another Livestream?
I sure am and I have a lot of unfinished art you might be interested in. Mostly fanart, but I’m also working on my own projects.
I’ll send out a reminder before I’m livestreaming, but I can already tell you it will start around 9 PM.
So if you are interested in watching me draw, check out my Livestream around 9 PM!
Also, check out my Facebook page if you’re interested in my stuff:
Oldschool Carol (from the lifestream)
I made a mistake and now I don’t have no background anymore… which is too bad.
But I still really like this.
ichiman on Livestream. Livestreaming stuff that is totally uninteresting. - Watch live streaming Internet TV. Broadcast your own live streaming videos, like ichiman in Widescreen HD. Livestream, Be There.
Okay guys, I’m online on livestream now.
Check me out, if you want to! ♥