Bedlam77 said:you would be surprised at how many tattoo artists just pirate everything. i assume its from most artist starting out doing flash art and they progress to drawing their own stuff later, but some never really progress they just find better art to copy.
Cutty. said:I think one of the most important factors in this is giving credit where credit is due, and not using (especially SELLING) other people's art as your own. Its one thing to reference (look at and draw) and its another thing to copy. You can produce the same look and feel of something without copying someone else's work line for line. If someone brings me a preexisting tattoo or piece of flash, I'll redraw it so that they have a one of a kind tattoo. Thats because I have respect for the original artist, and for the person I'm tattooing. I've heard a lot of people say its okay to copy tattoo flash for tee shirt designs, because "why reinvent the wheel". If thats your viewpoint, why make art at all.
Craig Robson said:i think i thought Bedlam was suggesting that the tattoo was taken from the album cover.the whole flash thing is a mystery to me, i always wonder what tattoo artists feel about it. i think its totally acceptable to tattoo a piece of someone elses flash onto a person, in the same way that if a client wants a piece of stock photography used, you use it! obviously it goes hand in hand to say "buy the flash, buy the rights to the stock"i see them as the same thing, if someone really wants that stock vector, let them have it, its a business.i agree with all the wider issues though.
Craig Robson said:rumble AD. said:x Nau x said:rumble AD. said:need some thought before i post this one.thanks! Work on her lips, its too small.thanks man!workin on it now :)try not to stick so closely to your "reference" material. (read: tracing material)
rumble AD. said:x Nau x said:rumble AD. said:need some thought before i post this one.thanks! Work on her lips, its too small.thanks man!workin on it now :)
x Nau x said:rumble AD. said:need some thought before i post this one.thanks! Work on her lips, its too small.
rumble AD. said:need some thought before i post this one.thanks!
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