Hey you beautiful people of episode!
It has come to my attention a general issue on the forums that no one is speaking up about, so I’d like to talk about.
Scrolling through the talented art shops some caught my eye. I’m not pointing fingers at anyone but I started to notice some tracing. Tracing other people’s art and movie scenes to images without credit. Tracing is not the same as a reference! Referencing is drawing while looking at the image, not putting your drawing utensil over it. I’m not particularly worried if you do trace or not, it’s the simple thing of: giving credit. Yes, tracing movie scenes does need credit! The photo does not belong to you, nor did you draw it from scratch- therefore credit!
I deeply apologize if anyone is pained by this I just felt like I needed to point out the elephant in the room. If you didn’t draw it from scratch there’s no shame in saying you didn’t! Art is fun and for everyone but credit is needed for the other people who put time and effort into that original drawing or picture. This isn’t a statement it’s a fact.