Journal Entry: Sat Jul 4, 2015, 12:57 PM
...when people copy me. Inspiration is one thing but copying me-be it making comic based on skms, changing style to make it similar to mine, making production of ooak dolls or changing your education to be animator like I am...- is another.
Do things if you truly love them and not because I am doing that. What I am doing might not be good for you. If you are animator you might be earning £500 per 1 minute of movie. Or you can earn nothing at all if there is no movie in production, trying getting some temporary jobs in-between is good for kids and not for mature people who need to pay rent and other bills. That is why I am getting another profession just now...
So...think of your future and make wise decisions.
Changing style will not make you recognised. It will make you constantly hear that you draw in somebody's else style. That you are not original. Is that nice? No.
Copying comics is illegal and one can be sued, even if posted on some art website you are still eligible to be taken to court. Doesn't matter you live in another country. Lawyers can be hired online as well. Don't do it to anyone because there are others who are less nice than me and you might end up in debts.
Copying profit is also sad thing. One baker did great bread and earn enough money to pay for living. Second baker saw his profits so wanted to do the same thing. He copied him and made bread as well and sold it on the same street. Because they both made good bread people bought from both of them. Some customer of the first one went to second baker cos price was same and bread just as good. First one wasn't earning enough for a living anymore and second did not well either.
TLDR: Please don't watch me only to find out how you can make cash and try to copy me. I don't do much in the first place. It's disheartening and makes me sick of DA.
People start to be animators cos they think this will make them rich that it did me (well nope, it didn't), they make dolls like me, comics with same story that I do, similar style of anthros, paintings. Please just SLOW DOWN.
No hard feelings but if you were in my shoes, trust me, you wouldn't feel comfortable either.
Love you all.