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Artistic Pride Stamp by skelly-jelly Artistic Pride Stamp by skelly-jelly
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I am so damn tired of explaining this stamp to people. If they read the damn description I wouldn't have to repeat myself so much.

This stamp is for others who do not condone screencap vectoring, the vectoring of laser disc images and official art, the altering or coloring of screencaps, official art or manga or the stealing images from Japanese websites.

FOR CLARITY
1. If you're doing vectors off laser disc images, merchandise, screen caps or any kind of official image - that COUNTS AS TRACING. You're not creating original art. Nothing can convince me otherwise. You're not drawing something with your own hand, you're just going over an image someone else drew.

2. Edits, recolorings and just changing the hair or eye color of coloring book pages and/or official art IS NOT ORIGINAL ART. I know you might have worked hard at it, but try putting a pencil to paper and try working hard at that instead. You'll be much better rewarded and no one will accuse you of being a thief.

3. References are A-OK as long as you didn't trace it. All artists use references from time to time, including pictures and models. Don't be afraid to say you used a reference if you did.

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I was looking around deviantart today at Sailormoon fanart, and was absolutely enraged by the amount of fanart that has been ripped off of Japanese fanartists. I reported a fair number of them, but there is only so much you can do, and so many you can catch.

I've become a sort of a watchdog for this kind of thing, and urge other users to do so too. It's not fair to the people who work hard at their art to steal it and claim it as your own.

So I made this little button to spread the word. If you're proud of being an artist who does not trace, copy, or steal please display this image!
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