Jan 5, 2013 / 4 notes

Anonymous said: If you were to see an artist who had obviously taken some stylistic elements from your own style, how would you feel about that? Like would you be uncomfortable/uhnappy with the similarities (like they were 'stealing' your style) or would you be more flattered that they like your style enough to take inspiration from it? Just curious!

I guess it depends the extent of it.   Obviously artists borrow and copy from each other all the time and this is totally fine, but yanno… there’s a limit.   Obviously there’s a point where is stops being ‘inspiration’ and starts becoming a lack of originality, creativity and then turns into ‘theft’.

On a side note most people grow out of copying other artists and find their own voice, so I guess as long as said fan turned what they found interesting in my work into something new then I would never have anything to complain about.

  1. evelmiina said: anon might be interested, but I always think of this chart when people wonder about definitions of art theft: gaksdesigns.tumblr.com/…
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