I’m not really sure why tumblr is so willing to jump on the ass of art thieves but then you turn around and see people putting together masterposts of thousands of pixels by different artists for your blog with a “I dunno who made any of these lol let me know if you made it and want it taken down”
pixel art is still. Art? do you think this isn’t art theft because it’s tiny and cute and fits on your blog? do you think this shit takes five fucking minutes or something? or that pixel art just magically materializes out of the ether without an artist attached who spent hours on that shit?
pixel art theft is the same as any art theft with the EXACT same fucking problems - it robs the creator of visibility, especially on a site like tumblr, and that shit gets passed around like the plague and nobody knows where it originally came from. good luck finding most of these on reverse GIS!! a lot of this shit is stolen from foreign artists (japanese artists on their personal blogs or pixiv, for example) too
there is an artist behind every piece of art you use. it’s usually worse with pixel art tbh because you can’t really put a signature on something that’s 35x35 unless it’s an initial or something and that’s useless for searching. I’ve seen pixel art thrown willy-nilly without credit for as long as I’ve been on the internet and I can’t believe people still think it’s okay
i know you want some cute pixels on your blog but that doesn’t really supersede? an artist’s right to not have their shit reposted without permission or credit across a thousand blogs? unless you know the goddamn source and know you’re allowed to use it, don’t use it. DON’T USE IT
there are blogs who put out free use stuff they made for people to use. i don’t have any on hand but if you want pixels please use theirs instead. thank you.
by the way: does anyone know a good program for 2d animation? preferably free… id like to get back into animating and my old dinky version of animation shop is just. its like a shirt that doesnt fit anymore and i can still squeeze into it but it makes everything harder because it doesnt suit my needs
the same goes for programs for animating pixel art that arent graphics gale (i dont really care for it) but pixel art programs are hard enough to come by ahaha
i kind of regretted that i didnt get around to drawing a halloween thing (largely because i had a friggin head cold in the latter half of october. wh00p) because halloween is rad and i so dearly love pictures of characters dressed up for it
so i decided to draw something for my warm up doodle while getting ready to work on the art i promised in exchange for guns… and of course it ended up taking way too long and now i have to go to bed. w e l p
BUT here’s alex and cole dressed up as, per my friend’s suggestion, a vampire and a scientist respectively
thanks to my lovely generous and prompt followers, my cup runneth over with intoxication and lovely pink/blue gradients. i am no longer in need of any guns and will go clear off the old correspondence messages spamming your dashboard.
thanks so so much to everyone who helped! i can’t believe how quickly i got all the guns i needed
ALERT: I AM NO LONGER IN NEED OF GUN. DISREGARD THIS POST
thank you so much for everyone who helped!!!!
alex mercer could scare the shit out of some poor kids on halloween. i guess any shapeshifter could but i mean think about it
dana being like, ‘hey you should use your powers to turn into something scary to scare the kids a little, it’d be rad’ and alex is like ‘well ok’
and then dana has to explain that chasing small children down the street as a hunter, aka a gigantic skinless beast with sharp claws, probably making them all wet themselves, isnt really. isnt really what she meant
alex feels really really bad
hello to all new followers! welcome and i hope you enjoy my silly art. it’s been a while since i’ve made a post on this subject so i’d like to take the opportunity to say it again
if you want to use my art, ask me. this applies to all my art (except the soul gems haha you dont have to ask for those, just credit… ill probably make more free use stuff in the future too). i will probably say yes, but that doesn’t mean i don’t want to be asked first
i am okay with people using my stuff with permission but that doesnt mean my gallery is free use! and sometimes i dont want certain pieces to be used because they were made as a personal gift to a friend or whatnot
i am saying this because i HAVE seen people use my pixel art without permission and without credit. it is not a particularly common occurrence (that i know of) but it is worrisome because pixel art gets passed around pretty freely on this site, you see a lot of blogs that repost the same pixel art over and over and it becomes impossible to find the original artist
sometimes it even gets shamelessly edited to suit someone’s purposes, making it even MORE difficult to find the source. i dont really want that to happen to my art
if people ask first then i can make sure i know who is using it and that there is proper credit given!! that is why i ask. please do not be afraid to ask me about it i am nice and unthreatening much like a defenseless kitten. the answer will VERY LIKELY be yes. unless you want to decorate your misogynistic torture porn blog with my cutesy pixels or something
thank u for reading
a canopic jar from infamous 2 festival of blood! made for a friend of mine
took… way longer than intended ahahaha… like 4 hours orz welp. it felt good to pixel again though. as always i struggle with contrast and making things too dark
edit: oops i forgot the progress gif i made