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Why “credit to the owner” is one of the shittiest things you can do to an artist.

gabbiness:

I see it on social media all the time. Someone posts art that they did not create, and below the illustration write; "credit to the owner", or makes an amv containing art, with no links or names to the original artists.

This is a really shitty thing to do and let me tell you why.

I work fulltime as a freelance artist. It’s really hard work, especially if you’re just starting out like I am (been doing it for a little more than a year).
You have to constantly share your art and advertise yourself to the world. Hunt work wherever you think you can find it.
There’s a lot of artists out there competing for work, and it’s a constant battle.

One of the most important things for a working artist is to be seen.
Getting an audience, getting people to share your art or talk about it. If the right people see your art, it could lead to work.

So if you post work by an artist, make sure to credit properly! Link to the artists dA/tumblr/blog/whatever. Zerochan and weheartis are not sources!

If you don’t know who made the art, look for the source! There’s a lot of different ways to do this!
If you still can’t find the original art, simply don’t post it.
Don’t. Post. It.

You might just want something ‘pretty’ to have on your blog, and you just “found the art on google!”, but don’t be lazy.
Look for the source and credit the hard work of the artist.

Not adding credit when posting other peoples art is robbing an artist of future work. As dramatic as it sounds, you’re killing the artist.

EVA EVA CONGRATULATIONS EVA OH MY GOD ASDAFVF,NHGL;JFKTSRAJKHGNKBDRLHT NEFa WORDS CANNOT ASDETDFNK,NV;GERFSZV,NZ ALSO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT ALL THE TIME AND I WILL ALWAYS SUPPORT YOU ALWAYS KNOW THAT EWVRBRFNYMJTDREFWAMJNMSZKDVX
starmageasuka

DEAR LORD I’M -PAST- 2K I CAN’T BELIEVE IT CAN YOU BELIEVE IT BECAUSE I CAN’T I WAS LIKE WHAT THE EFFIN’ FRICK FRACK I’M NOT EVEN POSTING STUFF WHY U GUYS STILL FOLLOW OMG I’M SO THANKFUL!!!! AKSAKJSDKAJDLAKDAKJKJIOEWKSJÑAKL—

AND THANKS TO YOU TOO FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT AND LOVELY ART ‘COS THANK GOD YOU WERE THERE FOR THE JELSA FANDOM WHILE I SUCKED AT DOING ANYTHING JELSA, WITH ALL YOUR FRIGGIN’ CUTE AUs AND ALL ; A ;

*INTENSELY HUGS THE SHIT OUT OF YOU* 

Hey! I just wanted to say that you are an amazing artist. In fact you are one of my favorite artists on tumblr. Your jelsa/phantom of the opera artwork is unparalleled, and your writing is pretty good too. I would love to see some new artwork, but I also understand your hesitance to put it online (with people "borrowing" your work and all), so I don't want to pressure you to do something you'd rather not do. Anyway you're great, you're jelsa art is great, and I wish you a good day/night!
fanciest-hobo

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I just get so incredibly happy when I get to know I’m on somebody’s fav artists list, I had to read your message like 3 times to believe it! LOL

Thank you so, so much. Really. It’s people like you who makes me keep my fanart up, that’s why I decided to publish a bit more of it. It would be superwatermarked thanks to all that “borrowing” thing, but oh well, better than nothing I hope C:

Thank you again!!! *hugs*

I haven't heard/seen any updates from you about your Phantom of the Opera AU fic. Do you plan on continuing it, or are you just not feeling like writing it anymore? Either way, I still love what content you have provided to the Jelsa fandom and wish you the best! :)
professor-cinnamon

Hello there!!  ( º 3 º)/

Yes, I want to continue with that AU! Hehe, in fact, my sister watched the 2004 movie the other day and I really got in the mood to work more on it. 

However, the fic is going to be paused, if not deleted (‘cos I may start it again), since I got messed up with my own timeline and got stuck since then. I also feel that right now I can’t work on two fics at the same time :(

Thus, I’m gonna try at least to finish some Jelsa POTO AU art that’s still in process.

Thank you so much for your interest and for your lovely message! It really helps me and cheers me up *hugs tight*

xxx

1 more follower and we’ll be 2000!! ( ̄▽ ̄)ノ

I’m sketching a Thank you + Jelsa drawing to celebrate it, hope I finish it on time.

I know that when I reached 1000 I said I’d make a freebie (a Jelsa wallpaper) but art thieves/reposters stopped me from doing so. That also explains the lack of Jelsa lately (among other reasons), only keeping the fic up (which feedback uplifts me so much, I’m so thankful!).

So, I’m very sorry if you really expected that from me, but now I think those bad-doers shouldn’t stop the rest of you from enjoying shipping art, it’s not fair. Thus, I’m going to try finish something rather decent to celebrate that you guys -old and new- still tag along (*TωT*)/

Thank you! <333

where do you get the versions of the songs from your playlist?
youcouldsayimobsessed

Hello there, winterkissedangel!!

Sorry for the late reply. I actually get this question a lot but I don’t remember if I ever replied publicly.

Anyway, I just search them in YouTube! I write the tittle of the song and add “music box version” to it. I could only put 5 songs here but in my personal blog I have the extended playlist (player/theme issues).

Some songs I liked didn’t have a music box version made, but for example, this user has made a ton! :)

Hope it helped! <33

I just discovered your fic and I absolutely love it! I'm dying for it is so beautifully written (now I'm talking like Elsa). Congratulations, it's amazing. Can't wait for chapter eight! 👏
fangirling-stuff

Aawwww thank you so much fangirling-stuff​!!!!! <3333333
so bad I don’t have gifs available atm to express my emotions graphically lol

Thank you so much for letting me know! Next chapter is about done, I’ll upload it before the weekend, probably :D

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