But those art might be held by copyright and the original creator might not be okay with you re-using their stuff for your own purpose. So in a way it's like stealing. At least to a lot of people. It's not about whether you claim to have made the art, it's about respecting the original creator's wishes regarding their own works.Just find some art on the internet from or a screenshot from your favorite cartoon or comic.
It's not like you're claiming you made the art anyways.
Yeah, that pretty much sounds like it lol. I’d be thrilled if someone used my art for a RP, to be honest.In my mind art theft is either a. Stealing art from an art museum in the real world all movie style or b. Pisting art that you didn't draw on your devianart and saying "hey guys look at this cool thing I drew that's definitely mine" or any variation thereof of claiming art that you didn't draw was drawn by you.
I admit I’d be mildly bothered if someone used my art, especially depending on what it is. An OC of mine? Okay fine, just AS LONG as they give credit and link back to me. But a commission that somebody else paid for? Not acceptable to use in most cases.Yeah, that pretty much sounds like it lol. I’d be thrilled if someone used my art for a RP, to be honest.
There are a lot of things people can do to you that you can't sue them for. Does that mean those things are okay? And exposure is a thing that exists in real life.So take it down if they find you and tell you too. They can't sue you. Not if they only know a username and a profile pic.
Besides, humans have been disrespecting artists wishes for years. You think picasso would want gift shops to be selling prints of his paintings? It's no different except you're not selling it.
The moment you put something on the internet, everyone has access to it. There are worse things people could be doing with your art.
I genuinely didn’t realise that could be bad! I feel really guilty now, honestly... I’ll try to keep that in mind and either use my own art or link back if I can.I admit I’d be mildly bothered if someone used my art, especially depending on what it is. An OC of mine? Okay fine, just AS LONG as they give credit and link back to me. But a commission that somebody else paid for? Not acceptable to use in most cases.
Please, for the love of all things good in the world - if you use another person’s art for an RP or anything else similar, LINK BACK TO THEM. Not giving credit back to an artist is far more harmful than you might think.
It's okay! Not a lot of people realize how harmful it can be. As long as you do your best to link back to the original artist and you should be good.I genuinely didn’t realise that could be bad! I feel really guilty now, honestly... I’ll try to keep that in mind and either use my own art or link back if I can.
It isn't about theft though it's about common courtesy. Say you took a photo of yourself and you posted it online. Say someone took that image of you IRL and used it as a profile image or a character image. Are you going to sue that person? Are they going to suffer any real world consequences? No.In my mind art theft is either a. Stealing art from an art museum in the real world all movie style or b. Pisting art that you didn't draw on your devianart and saying "hey guys look at this cool thing I drew that's definitely mine" or any variation thereof of claiming art that you didn't draw was drawn by you.
pinterest is art theft central. or, if not "art theft" per se, it's at least full of people who refuse to credit anyone for their work and never link back to the original artist. as an artist myself, I utterly loathe that site. I'd recommend not using it at all. turn to other sites for your art-searching needs, like deviantart, or artstation, or just - anywhere honestly. anywhere but pinterest. or, as @middleagedgeek has said on different occasions, dollmakers are a viable option as well! just link back to the one you used and you'll be all goodWhat if I found it on pintrest?
I second Potato, pinterest is a terrible site for finding well sourced images. Plus it's actually just really badly put together as well when it comes to searching for specific things. I would say deviantart, artstation or dollmakers would be better for art. Often times that's the original source for the pins anyway and at least that way you know you're linking the person who actually made the work.What if I found it on pintrest?
I think it’s because they have never actually met that kind of person in real life and thus think it’s endearing because that’s how it’s played in trashy books.Reading some cringey examples elsewhere I am reminded once more a sure way to get me to quit...
The bane of my male character roleplay existence, the character in distress aka the damsel in distress or the dude in distress whatever anyone wants to call them. The characters that do not have a lot to say unless it is to their love interest which has been established maybe five posts in and of course the exchange mostly always is "I'll follow you forever, I love you."
These characters don't do much either and for not doing much they sure get in trouble a lot where the have to be rescued at every turn.
I think for me it’s a mark of a sheltered life really. As most of the time the people writing these stories have never been in an abusive relationship or molested as a child. So they don’t really pick up on the troubling aspects of what their writing.The number one thing that makes me nope out of an RP or interest check would have to be what I deem to be creepy or immoral romantic ship desires.
Massive age differences among humans
I noped out of the whole site once when I saw someone requesting a Nazi/Jewish ship. The rest of their interest check looked so promising I was about to PM them, but the moment I saw that I just closed the tab and took a breather.
Obviously people can write what they want but I can also find it horribly disgusting and wrong.