Art Theft and the RATFDr. Lazy sat in his/her computer-chair throne and swiveled around, cackling to himself/herself. What would he/she do today? Trace? Post a new, innocent journalz, Perhaps PhotobucketFishing would serve nicely for the present.Art Theft and the RATF by ~Help-Me-Fall
CLICK. The deed was done. Piched off photobucket - a bajillion (perhaps more) new anime photos directly transferred to his/her account. Joy. Life was easy. He/She decided to fawn over the comments dished out by drooling fans. He/She clicked refresh.
WHAT WAS THIS? Account BANNED? ART THEFT?
He/She almost choked. The DA Admins were at it again?! That made the fourth account that month! But...HOW Dr. Lazy thought all the admins did were dish out subscriptions and drink coffee in a remote office somewhere.
-Ripped Art Task Force- One of the many small communities of Art Theft Busters on DA.
The RATF and the RATF watchers do a combined, fabulous job of stopping art theft. Though currently and rather sadly the leaders are off-duty due to terminal illnesses
Comparison between TRACING and COMMON situationsHmmmm...Comparison between TRACING and COMMON situations by ~Naetle
So I see,some folks has started to trace then?
Since dA has started a new rule of allowing tracing then I will bring some examples to make sure IF TRACING WAS REALLY ALLOWED.
Hm,sorry guys...Maybe it'll sound weird and unprofessional but this is my first article...
---Why do you trace?
Tracing for some peoples are considered as FUN,TOLERATED,NORMAL.
But I am AGAINST it.Of course tracing can be fun,but WHY,just WHY do you upload it in dA?
Think about it,dA is an ART website,not some TRACING website.
You don't believe me?
You LOVE traces?
Then let's compare these situations:
-When you trace someone's artwork without their permission or not,it is considered as fraud.
You don't believe it?Then read the below:
If as well you considered trace as legal then what if...
-When you copy someone's homework without their permission or not,it is considered as fraud.
Then you'll say to the teacher:
-Teacher!BUT MY FRIEND ALLOWED ME TO COPY IT!
Same thing as:
-But the or
On the Issue of Referencing.If there is something you do not understand, then please excuse my poor English. It's my second language.On the Issue of Referencing. by *omegasama
The most common notion among young and growing artists (and even some pros) are that (after going through the "I trace to learn" stage)you should start referencing.
Which is right.
Now what most people associate referencing with is to find a picture with the pose of whatever you want drawn... and then copy it directly. They assume that since they didn't copy the accessories in the image or the background or whatever, it applies as referencing.
Which is WRONG.
Reference is when you use images, real props (like a real cat, or a real glass of water ect ect), pose dolls and whatnot to get your desired result.
Like say you need help with feet on and image you're drawing. You find a bunch of pictures of people with their feet out, takes off your own shoes and socks and look at your own feet, ask people to take off theirs so you can study their feet, look at skeletons of feet, musc
Art Theft and DollingI admit openly that I am not a particularly moral person. My conscious is flexible, my beliefs not all that strong. However, there is one thing that really gets to me, and that is art theft - and every time I openly state my beliefs on 'theft', in the dolling community especially, I seem to get shit for it. Half the responses seem to be 'but blue, who does it hurt? isn't this just about having fun?'Art Theft and Dolling by =beblue
Short answer? No.
Long answer? Is very long, but I'll attempt to outline it.
In its very simplest way, art theft takes attention from original pieces. A person who takes another person's work and tries to pass it off as their own is directly hurting the original artist. This is pick pocketing the imagination; this is reaching into someone's heart and soul and stealing something they have poured themselves into. I've had it done, and you know what? It hurts. It's upsetting. It's not 'just fun'.
On top of this, the thief is now going to get attention for something that he/she didn't create. A