A couple of days a friend posted this on a note, he was really worried about an art thief, he also mentioned my style was copied, first i was surprised ive even had a style. So decided to look at this person gallery. Images are almost like a twin brother. But luckily im the evil twin brother.
So i replied to him that i didnt consider this a robbery. He say why?
Its because we all started in art from there, when i was a kid of 14 years old, i used to love dragon ball character, and i used to copy goku pose and change some parts, and call it my OWN. We all start copying what we like about something. It can be a hair cut, i can be clothing, it can be the same mecha toy other kids have.
Copying its always a cool way to start, when you dont have a clue were to move, or how to begin?
Never crossed in my mind that one day one will copy my stuff, that makes me a bit red and happy. It gives me a bit of sense of years behind a desk, in this crazy and mad art road.
But with internet and layers, people use layers to trace on top, or even copy and paste color swatches, and thats when the problem comes.
You will not learn a thing from that.
For example, i draw 39% body anatomy accurate, because its hard and im not interested in realism, if a guy copies me, he will not get the 39% he will get a 14% when he begins, but if its truly an art thief he will get a 30%.
And thats when the learning curve problem starts.
When i color, i can easily get references on google, and see them, but ive NEVER and i mean NEVER, copy the image swatches to my new drawing canvas, that doesnt mean i dont use similar colors, NO, i try to get same colors but just by looking, in that way i train my eyes to mimic the color im seeing, that will make my eyes stronger, because if you are walking on the street , then look at the clouds and see a pretty afternoon, i will know what colors my eyes are seeing.
Its the hard way but it works, hard because it takes years to fully understand it, but, by doing this colors are always constant, and not a drawing looking good, and the other one not making any sense at all.
Same goes for anatomy, thats why i recommend to do life drawings, or posemaniacs in pratice. My anatomy its not always perfect, because i tend to not use any reference when i draw, so i dont copy the models pose, they are drawn bad because i cant memorize the body completely. Thats why even i do life drawings, because they are a good exercise and mind refreshing.
So the point its that this ISNT ART ROBBERY, its just a beginner in art, but sooner or later you gotta do your own stuff, will be harder, will be awful, you will hate every minute of it, but in the end you will grow faster.
The soon you start risking, the fastest you will be in your goal, thats the risk of a Walker in this road of art.
But the real trick its copying someone nobody knows, and people will think you are unique, MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAMMMUUUUUAHAHAHAAHAHAHAAHHAAHAHAHH im joking, or am i?