requested by a-thousand-crows i hope this is helpful ♥
the autumnal colour spectrum
Latex Molds and Resin Casting Tutorial by NeferCosplay
From "Birthstones and the Lore of Gemstones" by Willard Heaps, 1969.
It’s not a complete list since there’s other traditions as well, but this covers most well-known ones. Also these lists go by month - the zodiac signs themselves may have different stones associated with them. But if you’re wanting to make a Crystal Gem OC, then you might find some ideas here. Unless you were born in January. If you were born in January then YOUR BIRTHSTONE IS GARNET AND NOTHING BUT GARNET.
I consistently forget these tricks. Now I have a visual. Thanks, Internet.
I wish I’d known this in undergrad.
Sending this to my coworkers on Monday.
Ripped off Acrylicana® artwork megapost. Click on each image for a better view and explanation.
Basically, I got a few messages this weekend about various items featuring my artwork popping up on Taobao.
Unlike Storenvy, I don’t have the resources (i.e. language barriers) to get this stuff taken down. If anyone does, please message me.
It’s the same source for all of these products. They pop up on various online shops. The shop owners have no idea that what they’re selling is stolen artwork. These ones were found in: http://keqilin.taobao.com/ and http://sweetydesign.taobao.com/, but exist in SO many other shops that it’s hard to keep track.
Please do not buy these items. I was never asked for permission, never and compensated for their sale. These are unlicensed, rip-offs and the more we spread the word around that such a huge amount of designs from artists like me are being ripped off, the more consumers will, hopefully, not support their sale.
My work as it was on deviantart:
At the time, I was also “Acrylicana” on dA. I changed the username in 2012 to separate myself a bit from Apparel Dynasty and was rebranding. changed most usernames back because I wanted to make sure the brand wasn’t overtaken by anyone else. Clearly, there’s little I can do about art thieves and people ripping me off. :/
If when going through taobao, storenvy, ebay, or instagram you see pieces like these of either my work or the work of others, do let us know! We can then inform those who follow our work and hopefully get the word out that these products are massive ripoffs.
i made a tutorial for male crotches
Can we please stop stealing people’s art without their consent?
Especially Japanese artists?
Because believe or not, when you take a dojinka’s art and post it somewhere else without permission, not only will you make them very sad (not to mention angry) when they find out, but you could cause them some serious legal problems as well.
I am not lying. Artists are in danger of losing everything they have if distribution of their parody work gets out of hand and the original publishing company gets wind of it (and decides to prosecute). Quite a few artists have already had their lives pretty much ruined because of the thoughtless actions of irresponsible western fans.
The reason why the dojinshi industry and sites like pixiv are even allowed to exist is because of the implicit understanding that artists who make parodies will control and limit the circulation of their digital artwork, and that printed dojinshi will only be made available to a limited audience. When you take an artist’s work and upload it somewhere else, you are taking away that control, and putting them at risk.
Re-posting art without the artist’s explicit permission is not okay. Adding a source does not get you off the hook either. Neither does not adding a source at all, or saying you don’t know the artist. You took something without permission, and that means you stole it. Reblogging and liking such posts only gives re-posters the incentive to steal even more art - making the situation worse for the artist. For the love of god, have the decency to respect the rights of other human beings.
Still not convinced? Then let me take an example of an artist I’m sure you’re all familiar with: emi (of the 10-RANKAI circle).
Thousands of western fans have constantly been stealing her art for years. As a result, not only she has changed her website url multiple times, but has now renamed her circle in an effort to shake off the so-called fans who keep going against her wishes and stealing her work.
Unfortunately, her new url has already been found, and her gallery has been plundered of its copyrighted content. And it seems that re-posters can’t read, because they clearly don’t heed what she says on her site; in FOUR DIFFERENT LANGUAGES, including plain English:
DO NOT UPLOAD MY FANWORKS TO OTHER WEBSITES, COPY AND REPRODUCE THEM, PUBLISH THEM IN FANZINES WITHOUT PERMISSION.
There is absolutely no excuse for anyone to disrespect the wishes of artists like her in this manner. If this continues, she will no doubt block foreign servers from accessing her site, or perhaps even stop sharing her work with others altogether. I’ve seen this happen to so many other artists who couldn’t take this abuse before.
But pixiv artists don’t say they don’t allow re-uploads on their profiles.
This art theft has gotten so fucking bad, a flipping union has been formed to try and protect amateur artists’ rights. I shit you not (and by the way, emi happens to be a member).
But where will I get my fanart?
You’re free to browse artist’s galleries, save art to your hard drive, and enjoy them at your leisure. Just don’t upload the art. It’s not yours. You have no right.
But I wanna share awesome pixiv art with my friends.
Then link them to it without re-uploading the damn image. It’s not hard.
But I wanna share art on my online communities.
There are many wonderful artists with tumblr accounts. Look for them, enjoy their work, reblog from them. Your support will inspire them to create more, and encourage other artists to come in (I can’t tell you how many times a tumblr artist has said they won’t make art for this fandom because there are too many unscrupulous art thieves in it).
Quite a few Japanese artists are here too (a popular Korean narusasu artist um-mmma gets their art stolen all the time, yet they’re already on tumblr). You could always learn to draw as well. You might turn out to be good at it. It’s fulfilling to make your own fanwork (and it’ll also help you appreciate the feelings of other creators). If you can’t, you can always just ask artists if you can share their stuff.
But I don’t know Japanese!
Most pixiv artists have a basic grasp of English. Keep your sentences simple and they can manage. You can always make use of Google translate, and you could also use these templates. It’s not hard, and artists really appreciate it. Why give them headaches when you can make their day?
I asked the artist and they refused/I got no reply.
If the artist hasn’t replied, then do not re-post. If they say no, do not re-post. Ever.
Can’t we be more creative as a fandom and not get by through stealing? Is that how we’re going to support our pairing? Through plagiarism? Are we gonna keep appreciating dreadful thief blogs like sasunaruyaoigirl? Are we that desperate to get notes? Are we gonna keep abusing these artist until pixiv blocks out all foreign access? Tbh, our pairing tags are a fucking eyesore, far worse than almost any other Naruto pairing I’ve ever seen. We’re better than this. It’s possible (not to mention easy) to run a fandom blog without snatching art from somebody else.
STILL NOT CONVINCED?
hey, if you’re a mutual don’t ignore this
stop reblogging reposts of artist’s works. stop reblogging reprints from pixiv, drawr, twitter, etc. regardless of whether there is a source or not. not all artists want their artwork to be shared in public without their knowledge. it can range from many different reasons: they may be anxious that you can be making fun of them, anxious that you may be making a profit out of their art. it may be because it is just plain disrespectful or they may be shy about it.
if you asked permission to post, put that in the description with proof. if they stated on their pixiv or other site that it is okay to repost then put that in the description. heck, even try to find the artist’s tumblr if they have one!
stop reposting, stop reblogging reposts and start reblogging from the artist’s tumblr instead to show respect. ask permission to repost to show respect. artists have deleted their pixivs, drawrs, specific pieces of their artwork because of reposts. don’t let this continue happening.
from tumblr user rivalship’s tags: