if you want to post my art on other sites, i really do not mind! as long as you source it back to me!!! many people like to repost my art in some of the spooky rpg game tags on tumblr, but often do not source my dA or artblog. that's an incredibly gross thing to do! please do not do this as it hurts my feelings and leaves me feeling very bad!!!!
if you draw your own piece but very blatantly copy my style, i am totally alright with that as long as you acknowledge my part in the piece you've drawn and source me!!! as long as you acknowledge that your art was created as a product of super referencing my work, i really don't mine! in fact, it's really neat to see my style used by others! just let others know that it was not a product of only your mind and hand. because such a thing is surely very far from the truth.
but if you blatantly copy my style and do not acknowledge or source back to me, that is the grossest thing you can do! i've seen a good amount of very obvious cases of this lately! remember that you aren't just stealing my style, you are stealing a part of my identity that i already have a poor sense of! the world is a big place and my weird art is the very small strand i hold on to so i can try to feel unique!
even if my art does not get sourced properly on places like tumblr, i still take solace in knowing that it is mine! but such a thing isn't possible if an artist takes my style and draws it themselves! it is not nice to take something that is apart of someone and steal it for yourself!
i understand my style isn't that wonderful, and there are years of improvement waiting for me, but such things are still very hurtful! i beat myself up about such things and it's a really yucky and gooey feeling i wouldn't wish on anyone!
inspiration and total reference (on the border of copying) are surely not the same thing. please remember this!!! this doesn't just apply to my art, but all other artists' as well!
this has been pretty different from my normal journal entries and im sorry it's so serious!!! but i really thought this had to be said as it has been building on my mind for quite some time! i promise to go back to my cheerful self again after this!!!! thanks to everyone for supporting my art!!!