MUA: Kia Rayford
Patapsco State Park - 2014
been getting a lot of messages today about this so, i’m just going to post about it. i’m in a mood, let’s do it.
above you will see a photo by me of my fiancé and i
below is a drawing based off that photo by nvmillustration
i’m all for artistic collaboration. although this artist - whose work i really enjoy and respect - did not ask me permission to copy my image, he did at least credit me when he posted it. i really like the drawing so i was not upset at all. now that it’s bouncing around so much without any reference to me, i’m a little less into it, but that’s the internet for you.
today this article went up apparently, using the drawing you see above. they credit the artist but not me, obviously. now my gears are grinding a little more… as a direct derivative of my work is out there without any credit to me or knowledge it was based directly off a photo of me, taken by me. again, that’s the internet for you.
but then… i find the artist is selling the image in his store without asking me permission… and now i’m kind of really upset.
can’t we as artists all respect each other and have the decency to at least *ask* before doing these things?
maybe i’m making a huff over nothing. but i just feel a little put out here.
Cam, I hear ya….
As an Artist, I try to be amenable to other artists that want to reference my work. I want to encourage and help artist grow in their craft within reason.
What this artist did to Cam is an example of what not to do as an artist. Not cool to not credit the work that you derive your work from and then have the nerve to make money from it with out compensating the owners of the original work.
I can only hope to learn of the karmic justice that this artist has earned.