Saturday, August 21, 2010
On a "I've just had one and a half glasses of wine and am putting off finishing a drawing" side-note, I just wanted to start a little discussion on a topic which I interests me.
I have noticed sometimes that people put huge scary watermarks on their drawings on the internet, or get mad if their image is re-blogged without recognition (like on tumblr or their items are put onto Polyvore).
My opinion on my work is that I like to make images that are clear for everyone to see and enjoy, to use as their backgrounds on their computers or phones or whatever if they so feel like it, and, if they can't afford my prints, they can print out the lower res images and put them on their walls. Without a big name and copyright symbol scrawled over the image.
In the end, an image/artwork should be created to be enjoyed/considered by others. To be inspiring. I make my living from my art, so I don't believe in giving my hard work away for free (I am very much opposed to "free art" shows, where people make "art" and other people can just take it for free from the walls), but I think it is more than just a commodity. As long as people recognise that a lot of hard work goes into everything that I do, and they don't copy things that I do for money, then, whatever.
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