Not sure who the fuck decided to crop this,
The original artist of this design is Sarah Andersen.
Please don’t steal other artist’s work!!!!
As the original creator of this piece, let me explain why stuff like this is bad for artists.
When someone edits an illustration, it hurts the artist because they had a specific intention and you took that away from them. A person spent a long time trying to make something look a certain way, and with two clicks in photoshop you can undo all of that work. To put it bluntly, you ruined it. And when someone worked hard to create a very specific image, it’s sort of painful to see it being spread around as a downgrade version.
Some artists allow people to use their work in other media, such as collages or glitch art. Sometimes they want to make minor changes, like cropping. That’s okay! But it’s really as easy as just asking the artist and seeing if it’s alright.
I also see my comics edited a lot. Specifically, people will take out my signature and add a url to their website. Frankly, that’s just selfish. That’s my comic and my idea, so you shouldn’t redirect traffic to your website.
Also, you really shouldn’t be taking traffic away from artists. The starving artists thing isn’t just a cliche; it’s very hard to profit from your work. So you can at least let the artists keep their credit, right?
Regarding credit: Sometimes people don’t take credit away maliciously, they just really don’t know where something came from. So obviously I’m not going to attack those people, but there are ways of finding the original artist.
Here’s a link to a tumblr that explains more of this, and has a post explaining how to find the original creator of a piece.
I agree with everything. And, I just want to add that for people altering the artist’s work, crediting the artist after the fact is like an additional slap in the face. Clearly, the artist did not intend for her art to look the way that you’ve cropped/altered/fucked it up, so thank you but no thank you.
When someone edits an illustration, it hurts the artist because they had a specific intention and you took that away from them. A person spent a long time trying to make something look a certain way, and with two clicks in photoshop you can undo all of that work.
Bathing suits are not the only things that have gotten smaller in the past fifty years.
All these photos were taken on the same dock after fishing trips in the same waters. The last one was taken by post-doc Loren McClenachan, the rest were compiled by her from the records at Key West’s Monroe County Public Library.
Using the display boards as a size reference (they haven’t changed in half a century), McClenachan was able to accurately plot the shrinking size of the fish.
Read more about big fish stories getting littler — from Robert Krulwich — here.
I asked my cousin if people ever ask her to illustrate stuff for free
- Me: Do you encounter these people often?
- Her: Ummmm when I was looking for a job, i applie to places
- Her: and they wanted me to do like 9 concept s for a test
- Her: n im like go fuck urself
I made prints for every Chinese New year, and this year I designed and printed horse cards.
My original plan was to do an Elysian Fields kind of design, with an aerial view of a horse cutting a line through a field of tall grasses.
Funny thing about the creative process because I ended up doing the total opposite of that plan.
The process started with drawing a Tang-style horse (think of those priceless Chinese horse sculptures that have tiny tails). It went something like this:
Tang horse → pretty Tang saddle → Tibetan rein/saddle pompoms and tassels → FOLK ART!! → Dala horse → Swedish culture → Chinese + Swedish = awesome!
I should point out that the Swedish element isn’t entirely random. This year, I had the chance to learn a lot about my boyfriend’s Swedish family, and combining Chinese and Swedish styles of the horse felt intuitively right.
Also, I love the Dala horse’s stubby legs — so cute!
I carved the horse and also the horse character. I printed about 20 cards and sent them to a few clients, friends, and family.