nobody told hinata anything about heels??? how the heck
Unpopular Opinion Time-
I generally don’t commission artists who claim that they will redistribute your commission.
As an artist who does commissions, I get it. Redistributing your art as prints or merch is one of the best ways to recover costs of materials, make up for time/energy, and keep your hobby/business going. (As mostly a pottery artist THIS doesn’t really apply to me)
But when it comes to something that isn’t yours, like a commissioned Original Character, or worse an actual person, I feel that sort of thing should be left alone. Then again- I may be insanely biased. My best friend’s sister died in a car crash. She later commissioned a beautiful in-remembrance picture of her from a mutual friend, to this day it is probably one of my favorite pieces. The problem was at the next local con, we walked in to the dealers room to see that our mutual friend had removed the remembrance border from the pic and slapped the face of my poor friend’s dead sister on every type of piece of merch she sold. For months to come, she would see people touting her sister on keychains and on their walls. This sort of thing does happen, whether it’s real people or it’s people’s original characters (which make no mistake, people do live their OCs in plenty of situations and sometimes see that character as a facet of themselves).
Is it legal? Yes, the artist has rights to their own artwork and what to do with those rights.
Personally? I think it is a practice that can be as sleazy as Matilda’s dad’s used car dealership.
What are your thoughts? The only other artist that I’ve talked to about it says if she really likes a piece she’s done for a commission she will take the elements (pose, style, colors) and apply it to another character (usually hers) because she believes that commissions of that nature should remain personal. But I would really like to hear from other artists
Mod R: Personally, I’m in agreement with the OP that this kind of practice is sleazy. I’d never redistribute a commissioned piece without explicit permission and even then I’d probably offer some small percentage of royalties to the commissioner. Why? Because it wasn’t my idea. As an artist I have the capabilities to bring to life a number of ideas but as a person sometimes I’m just completely empty of inspiration. If you don’t believe that the person commissioning you has any creativity you’ve probably got a bit of growing up to do because unless they’ve given you something to think about you’ll have no idea how to complete your commission. And if you’re commissioned for something that uses a person’s likeness it’s actually illegal to sell the piece without a model’s release. If the person is dead you’d need the release from next of kin. (at least in the U.S.)
Some Ramen and Tacos Al Pastor I drew for a promo piece!
so when all this blows over dyou wanna get married or something
sometimes people are like sunshine and sometimes people are like rainclouds but thats ok because both are important to make the flowers grow
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