So I was told this pic was shared on a Doctor Who Fanpage on facebook. Naturally, I started to read the comments when I stumbled upon this…
every time I make even the smallest progress in the quality of my art, I have this sudden uncontrollable urge to delete all of my old work
most artists don't mind when others share their artwork as long as it's been credited..I understand that they could have reblogged it from you and you're a little annoyed, but think positively! They shared it (with credit!) and now 10,000 more people saw and appreciated your artwork!
No honestly, it’s mind blowing that something I drew got 11,000+ notes, that’s not the problem. It’s that it wasn’t my post. They are really my notes. And the reality is, most of the people who liked/reblogged it wouldn’t have followed me or checked out my blog or anything, the evidence being that the only change in followers I got was from the people who had reblogged my original post (I always check out the blogs of people who follow me). And that is most likely because my devianart account was credited rather than my tumblr one when actually, my tumblr is my main account and where it has been posted first. So really, yeah okay, people appreciate that one piece, but that’s it, it doesn’t benefit me in any other way.
I mean, I appreciate that they credited my da account but in both the picture and the artist description on the da version, my tumblr url is written clearly. And sorry but the whole “be happy, people saw your work” thing isn’t something that makes up for not getting the attention directly and missing out on what should have been my “big break” and I’m not the only artist that thinks like that. Most artists don’t think like that.
Plus, why share something on the same website it’s from? Why can’t it be like deviantart where users don’t tolerate any kind of reposting of deviantart submissions back onto da? If I didn’t have a da, then I wouldn’t mind people sharing it on da or any website i don’t post directly to provided they credit me, but I posted it a day or two on tumblr before hand so I would much prefer it, and would make more sense, for it to be reblogged and for my post to be the only post on tumblr.
And it sucks because even though they changed the credit, and everything is “fixed” it’s not, that repost will always be floating around, getting notes and whatever where as mine will just grind to a halt. People will continue to reblog the version with the less preferred credit and all the attention would just go to my da account which i’m not even serious about rather than this one.
It doesn’t even matter anymore, I can’t change anything, i can’t get everyone to reblog the original instead so i’m just going to accept that yet another personal milestone wasn’t actually achieved by me but by someone else.
okay so I talked to the user who re-posted the pic and everything is sorted now (drama over haha).
it's really horrible that someone would re-post your art which you clearly worked on. i just hope you feel okay because you seem really upset and just want to make sure your alright x
Ugh, It’s just, why would they re-post it to their blog instead of just reblogging mine? And I just don’t get why people would still reblog it from them when my url is clearly on the image…I don’t know, there isn’t really anything I can do now, it’s not like I can ask those 10,000 people to reblog from the source, you know? I’m just gonna have to get over it i guess…
Thanks anyway though <3
Calm down, it's still technically your work so really, you still got the 10 thousand notes.
No. It’s not like that at all.
If I stole your idea for an invention and made billions of dollars or pounds or whatever from it but only credited you in the fine print, is it still your billions? Do you get the recognition? No, you don’t. But I mean everyone loves your invention so you should be happy even though you missed out on everything! yay!
So, take this exaggerated analogy and apply it to my art and try to understand why I’m angry.
A small section of something I’m working on in celebration of the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special (which was amazing).
This is taking sooooo long though and I have so many parts to fix and re-do and ugh, I’m coming close to rage quitting
and the fact that I’m messing with my style again isn’t making this any easier.
who are your favorite artists?
I think I’ll just list a couple of my favourites in no particular order (btw, I’m not sure if you meant PJO artists or general ones but i’m leaving the pjo ones out because there are so many… ):
These are the ones that came to mind but seriously there are so many artists that I love for so many different reasons, I couldn’t possibly list them all.