I took 's style and modified it, her's is an anime disney, mine's an anime comic, I put her in my inspiration list, I noticed that everyone on learns from eachother, 99% of this entire community draws the female anatomy the exact same way and gets their style from famous artists like etc. I've seen artists who went to Artgerm's/Slugbox's livestreams and are now replicating their style almost 100% accurately, it's interesting
Well no, not unless it was one of the users who jumps for artist 'style' to 'style' to 'improve' and junk. I would not be happy but I wouldn't rage. You can't really own a style, if someone did it because they really liked my art and the way I rendered things I would be flattered, but I wouldn't make a big deal out of it. Eventually they will move and evolve their own unique style, and I will feel happy to be a part of that. Plus my style is slowly evolving more towards the realistic/semi realistic look I aspire towards, so fro someone to continue to mimic me they would also be forced to improve lol.
I would fucking saw their legs off! There's just something wrong with copying my style or characters that just makes me feel weird... Is it a phobia? I have no clue... I just don't like it... ...Plus my art sucks. Who would want to copy it?!
I would be very flattered, but I'd also be disappointed that the person didn't develop their own style. If their drawings looked just like mine it would show originality... Everyone should develop their own style! Seeing people who style is just a copy of someone else's is just sad!
I'm definitely guilty of "copying" style so I do have to say it's a way to help me learn. I will sit in front of drawings I love and try to copy them as a method to push myself into thinking about drawing in a different way. Sometimes I will trace if need be. I notice if I don't look at other people's artwork for a while, I fall into a rut and begin drawing things over again the same exact way. I like to see other artists and figure out what they are doing. My goal is NOT to be exactly like them, but to find things they do that work for me and branch out to different methods.
That being said, when I do copy drawings or else draw something heavily inspired by another artist, with few exceptions such as master copies or fan art, I DO NOT show this work as my own. I keep it to myself as a marker of my skill level at that point so I can measure my growth and see where I've gone from there. If I do post any art that does noticeably draw from certain artists' work, I make sure to reference them as inspirations. I even have my favorite artists listed on my profile page just to make sure they get credit for any inspiration they may have given me.
But really, as others have pointed out, is our style really our style? Can we really take credit for every stylistic device we utilize? And is anyone's style really 100% unique and their own? Probably not. It'd be quite impossible to copyright a style, methinks! But it's always good to be careful so you don't run over any thin lines, ask if you're not sure about any artist's policy, and give credit where it's due.
I wouldn't mind if someone was practicing my style. I'm cool with that. I've developed my syle from seeing other styles and incorparate many styles into my drawing. Then I add my own style I guess to the picture. I don't copy.
I guess it depends; if they're blatantly posing as me then yes, I'll be annoyed, but if they are inspired by my style then thats fine. lets face it. we're all inspired by other styles and incorporate them into our own. and there's nothing wrong with that!
They say Imitation is the best form of flattery but boy it does kinda hurt though. The style I've learned from the most was the disney animation style, but then I made variations and did things the way I wanted to. so...I guess that's my style now, lol If someone imitated the variation I made though, it would be hard to tell. But at the same time, what can ya do, because everybody learns from their surroundings.
I think my happy side is that it depends on the situation. I think I would really appreciate if they copied my style because it shows that they like it. I have a fanbase. I mean it sort of amazes me when some one can draw like Jamie Hewlet or simular. Its also not easy to testfy that you drew simular to a style. Scott Pilgrim's style, I've seen in another comic called Demo. There is one chapter who drew exactly like scott pilgrim. Brain O malley has admitted there are some people who has a simular style to him.
Copying styles also just benefits of finding your own. Doing several copies of someone, get you to understand how someone got their, and why they are successful, so that you can apply it in your own work. I think that's the best purpose in copying styles. Its sometimes a good exercise. Its almost like in figure drawing class, where the first thing I did, was copy a master drawing of a figure. Line to line. My teacher says its an exercise that's been passed down since the Renaissance. There is also evidence of Chinese painters who would be under a master and copying from each other.
Animation, and concept art, you kind of also have to draw a bit consistent, so sometimes there is a compromise to style. Kishi's manga naruto is a bit different from the anime, but recently since shippuden, its alot more tight and close to the anime.
Also the fact saying anime style or UPA style, that means there is a group of a people for style, not just singular. Even as a marketing term, anime kind of holds true with the big eyes and stuff like that.
However there is a point to style, and pretty much illustration does this alot. Its so that the public can recognize your work. If you have too many different styles, it probably can attract the public, but its going to be hard to say, hey that naruto's artwork, or moni's artwork. If you have too many simular works, its not going to be easy to tell which is yours.
I think pretty much after all this, I would just observe over a period of time and also know their goals. If the person's habits don't change, I think I would tell them to try and push your boundries.
StyLe just happens, it comes from within but is released through hard work and inspiration.
Copyright on style = stupid Artist A from (insert country here), draws his whole life never seeing the work of Artist B who lives somewhere else. The two happen to draw very similarly. Artist B gets a copyright on his style. Artist A comes to that country to try to make a living and finds his soul is illegal. Nature dose not forbid convergent evolution, why do we?
I've never had anyone copy my style since it's kinda... mundane and generic I guess? e.e I guess you could say I'm still in the process of trying to somehow make my style my own instead of making it look like something that everyone has already seen, so... yeah... >.>
Peach-MomokoFeatured By OwnerNov 20, 2012Hobbyist Digital Artist
To be honest, as I have been learning to draw/ color.. I've mostly learned by observing others' pictures and then trying myself, but I look at LOTS of different artist's work, so I don't think I picked up just ONE artist's style... I just made my own along the way! And with a lot of new artists, it's very common to begin with mimicry, they'll find their own eventually~ That's how I see it anyway, they don't mean any harm doing it that way!~
I think it would irritate me most. Cause yeah, I don't have an exact style, and I've built it off things I've watched, but I've worked to get where I am, trying different styles to see what I liked more, but I don't want someone to love my stuff so much they copy how I draw. I think, Get your own. Work to get there.
I always feel really awkward because I don't really have a style, so I look at people who inspire me and see if I can do something like that. But when it turns out really badly, I just feel lost in the world of brilliant artists :'| I've been trying for about 2 years to find a style I suit ):