I don't see Anon's issue... a lot of people reference art. Look at Duchamp, a famous french-american artist. He took the Mona Lisa and popped a moustache on it and called it art, reusing someone elses art and just changing it slightly. Or Normal Rockwell who used staged photos another artist took for reference with his paintings. Picasso did 44 paintings based off his study and reference of Velasquez Las Meninas by Diego Velázquez. Shall I go on? Mun said it was reference, end of story Anon.
Thank you! Someone who understands the truth behind art as well as I do! I really don’t see what some people’s problems are. Great art from the ages has been used through reference by someone else’s. Its not just artists now-a-days that do it. The issue with now-a-days is that people have the internet and have ‘freedom of speech’ to be able to voice an ‘opinion’ that isn’t really an opinion but just obvious hate with no real nice way of saying it.
Back then, no one would really be able to tell artists that their art was influenced by something else because no one really ‘cared’ much for art and didn’t have the sources to knowledge themselves about it, but just because these days people ‘care’ for art and ‘artist rights’ it makes it okay to give baseless, harsh opinions about what they think of someone else’s art? Criticism and giving ways of helping another artist is one thing, saying that their art shouldn’t be uploaded because it’s not 100% their’s and hating on it is another.
Reference for art is one thing. Stealing is another.
Get it right.
I appreciate your input to this. I really do.