"Make a wish!"

Although it’s slightly late, here’s my gift for my sweet, wonderful boyfriend for our 3 year anniversary <3

I remember near the end of our very first date, we ended up plopping ourselves on a bench and just looking up at the sky, gazing at the stars. That was the inspiration for this piece.

I admit this took way too long to finish and I was probably being over-ambitious (because stubborn me wanted to draw this in pixels) but it turned out perfect

Asks are now closed

Ok this whole referencing/copying thing is getting out of hand, I’m closing my asks for a while because I don’t want my art blog to be cluttered with text posts (and I need to focus on more art as well as my university stuff). It’s partially my fault for responding to so many asks in the first place, people have so many differing opinions on how art should be used and just looking at the text-heavy posts on my blog makes me sad because it should be art posts instead

SO TLDR;

  • Please don’t use my art without my permission; don’t copy, reference, use, or trace my work
  • Please respect that I have the right to deny use of MY OWN ART for any reason
  • If you don’t like the fact that I don’t let people use my art you can go elsewhere or find another artist that will let you use theirs (not all artists like people using their art! what a surprise!)
  • I am the copyright holder of WHAT I CREATED, NOT the idea, pose, concept, medium, or whatever crap people come up with
  • How you improve as an artist is really up to the choices you make with your art and how you learn

I’m completely done with discussing why this method is right/wrong and why I’m wrong and whatever

Back to the important things: creating art and working on my degree

Expect to see art-only posts for the next while

If you need to get a hold of me send asks to fallenscythe (my main blog) but I will not be answering asks regarding any of the above topics or issues

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Anonymous asked:
If you don't post it anywhere/no one sees it but you does it matter? Also you're wrong, copying by eye (not tracing) teaches you technical skills and is encouraged in every art book I have ever had

Yes, it does matter. If you ask someone and they say “no, please don’t”, it’s a matter of being respectful. I can’t stop people from doing it privately but if they ever post it in public then you broke that artist’s trust and things will probably get ugly

Would you want the same thing done to you if you expressed that you don’t want others to copy your work? The answer is probably no.

In regards to your last comment, here’s a few good articles as to why I said that copying an artist’s work is not the best idea:

http://www.pikaland.com/2013/07/02/copying-other-peoples-art-technique-or-style-youre-copying-the-wrong-thing/

http://generaleclectic123.blogspot.ca/2009/01/why-copying-someone-elses-drawing-style.html

the-sad-pancake asked:
Okay, thanks for telling me! You were really nice about it! You're a great artist by the way

You’re very welcome! (I thought I sounded a bit too harsh though, sorry)

It’s just strange that people think I’m claiming that I copyrighted the poses? The only thing I’m copyrighting is my own artwork and my own characters, and as the creator of my work I’m allowed to decide who can and who can’t use it. I just find it incredibly sad that people can get so angry over an artist saying “no, you don’t have permission to use my work because of these reasons, please don’t use my work”

Also on a side note if people want to reference poses Google is the place to go, stock photos are the best for that kind of thing

Anonymous asked:
Hmmm I think it's ok to copy a work for the purpose of practicing. I only think it's not ok if the person claims it as anything but an attempted copy of another person's work Drawing from references is a big thing and is ok

Yes, you’re right that a lot of people copy things for the sake of practicing; however, it’s not ok if the person claims it as their own work and it’s also not ok to copy another artist’s work without their prior permission!

There is a big difference from drawing from references (specifically photo references!) and copying an artist’s work.

I actually explain this in my FAQ:

Q5: Am I allowed to trace/reference/copy your artwork?

Nope, sorry. I don’t allow people to trace/reference/copy my work. If you get some inspiration from my art that’s perfectly fine and I encourage you to look at lots of other artists’ works, but I don’t particularly like it when people just copy or trace over my work, or even reference it.

The reason why I don’t allow people to use my work as a reference or to copy is because simply copying other peoples’ art doesn’t mean you become a “better” artist, it just means you can copy someone else’s style or techniques. You don’t get the whole “process” of how the artist got there, such as ideas, concepts, thought process, etc. Also, by copying the works of other artists, you unknowingly gain their bad drawing habits, the most common being poor anatomy! In my opinion some of the best methods of improving is to:

  • Collect lots of art that inspires you and just look at it for inspiration and ideas.
  • Use photo references! Can’t get that leg or hand to look right? Look up some pictures to get the idea of how each part is structured, then go back to the piece you were working on.
  • Repeatedly draw something until you feel relatively comfortable with it and without having to constantly use a reference to draw it!

And the most important thing: Don’t worry about developing a style. Just worry about getting the basics down, and your own style will eventually shine through.

submarineswithpolaris asked:
In regards to the user who asked to use your art as a reference, where do you draw the line between using artwork for reference versus inspiration? Often times I see art that inspires me to draw something similar, or something with a similar look/feel. Would you still consider that using your art as a reference?
fallenscythe replied:

In regards to what you’re saying, that would be acceptable since you’re inspired by the work and not just copying it line for line. The person who asked me wanted to just copy the poses which I’m not cool with

I consider referencing to be along the same lines as copying, tracing, or just flat out using part of the original work in your own art (which is a big no-no because there’s a bunch of legal stuff attached to doing that)

Let me put it this way: if you intend to copy another artist’s work (ie. trace all or part of it) then that’s not ok. If you’re inspired by the work and want to do something in a similar style, that’s fine as long as you give appropriate credit and source the artist

This ask was sent to my main blog, but I feel this is important on my art blog as well

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the-sad-pancake asked:
Do you mind if I use your art for reference? I wouldn't copy the whole piece, I just like the poses in some of them and would like to draw things in those poses.
fallenzephyrart replied:

No, I DO NOT allow the use my artwork in any shape or form, including references. I have my copyrights, claims, and rights listed on the sidebar of my blog, which is also on every page on my blog.

Please respect my decision and do not use my work.

boogerslut:

You didn’t invent the poses -_-. Stuck up artists ewwwwwwww

I have a right as an artist to say who can or cannot use MY WORK for any reason, who are you to tell me “stuck up artist eeeeewwww”

A LOT OF ARTISTS don’t like it when people reference/trace/copy their work and have disclaimers on their sites telling people not to do so, so to insinuate that I’m a stuck up artist for asking people NOT to reference/trace my work for any reason is fucking rude. If you asked me to list the number of times I’ve seen disclaimers on other artists’ pages saying “do not copy, trace, reproduce, reference, or use any of my work” I would be dead before I finished counting!

Also, I never claimed that I invented the poses so how in the world did you even come to that conclusion in the first place?

If you can’t respect how an artist dictates the use of THEIR OWN WORK I suggest you get off my blog and think long and hard about how entitled you sound

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the-sad-pancake asked:
Do you mind if I use your art for reference? I wouldn't copy the whole piece, I just like the poses in some of them and would like to draw things in those poses.

No, I DO NOT allow the use my artwork in any shape or form, including references. I have my copyrights, claims, and rights listed on the sidebar of my blog, which is also on every page on my blog.

Please respect my decision and do not use my work.

I went to Staples earlier today and bought some new pens to write with (the black and dark blue pens flow soooooo nicely and write super smooth)

IT’S PEN TESTING TIME

and yes sorry for the lack of art stuff lately I’ve been really busy with my new job and haven’t been able to draw much, not to mention I just started a new uni semester and Diablo 3 just updated with a new patch

palepunkk asked:
Hi, I was searching the copics tag to look at the markers ( thinking about getting some) and I saw your post about the storage thing and you mentioned something called Touch markers. Are they as good as copics, just cheaper? And where could I get some? I'd appreciate it.

I personally use the Shinhan Touch Twin Brush Markers, they’re similar to the Copic Sketch markers at nearly half the price! Shinhan markers are very comparable to Copics, some people say they have a slightly drier nib than the Copics do but I don’t have that issue with them. I’d say the blendability is roughly the same, though I’ve heard the saturation of the Shinhans is a bit lesser than Copics.

I get my markers at a local DeSerres (Canadian art store) and they do have an online site as well, but they only sell the chisel nib Shinhan markers through the site. Your best bet is to buy them online, some good sites would probably be Amazon, dickblick, Jerry’s Artarama, or MarkerPOP

Anonymous asked:
Is it ok for other artists to model their commission page after yours? I don’t have any experience doing commissions yet and I was really impressed with how professional and thorough your whole website is. I wanted to ask to make sure before I did.

I’m flattered and I appreciate that you asked before just going ahead and doing it, but please don’t model or copy any pages/work after my website. I have a disclaimer at the bottom of my website that states:

"All work is subject to copyright and cannot be used, modified, or reproduced without written consent. All rights reserved. Do not redistribute, claim, copy, edit, or use in any way."

I spent a lot of time coming up with a system that works so I don’t like it when people think that they can just take things and claim it as their own

That said, if you don’t have any experience doing commissions I suggest looking at lots of examples of commission sheets (deviantART or other Tumblr artists have some good ones) and come up with something yourself. It takes a lot of trial and error so don’t be discouraged if something doesn’t work the first time! I’m always looking for ways to improve my system c:

skidar asked:
I just finished your 100 palette challenge, it was a lot of fun :) A good exercise for sure!

Holy crap, you weren’t kidding! That’s some real dedication!

I think you’re the first person to actually use ALL of the palettes in the challenge, congrats! Just… damn. I can’t imagine how much time it must’ve taken you to draw with all 100 palettes, I’m impressed

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