Imitation is the sincerest form of disrespect

I saw this while I was pinning pins on Pinterest and it struck a chord with me, especially since I do this very thing!

Am I being disrespectful to the artists I admire and the artists that inspire me by using their work or methods to create?

I find this statement is the very opposite of what I try to do with my creations. I feel quite incensed by this actually. I am at work right now and can only post this really quickly but I’d love to hear your thoughts, even if you agree 😁

8 thoughts on “Imitation is the sincerest form of disrespect

    1. Oh yeah I agree entirely. I’ve seen art all over the internet “stolen” from artists. I’ve even had my own motion art reposted as someone else’s, so I am very aware it happens and it’s wrong. Thanks for stopping by 👍😊

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    1. I think Darius meant stealing someone else’s art and calling it your own is theft and I entirely agree. For example, if someone took something I did online and enhanced it while giving me credit (a very important thing to mention) I would be totally fine with this. But I’ve gone onto websites and other people’s Instagram accounts and I’ve seen something I created with someone else’s name on it 😟 It got so bad that I had to stop going on Instagram because every other day I would see my art without credit or with someone else’s name on it. It can be most disheartening 😕

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  1. Pirating someone’s work and taking credit for it is a no-no. Acknowledging the author/artist and then creating your own twist on it…that’s fine. Heck, I’ve been writing fanfiction for years. It may be imitating the worlds of George Lucas and JK Rowling but I do credit them for sparking my creativity.

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    1. Yeah, I think most people agree about pirating or theft. I use other artists work to inspire me. I’ve had my own art stolen and reposted as someone else’s many times. You just can’t stop people from being losers , people will always steal 😕


      1. That’s terrible to find your own art misused by other people. On one hand the internet is the only place you can get this kind of publicity while at the same time, anyone can pirate it off you.

        Is there a way you can protect your work from being ripped by others?

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      2. It all depends on how far you want to go to protect your work. I mean I don’t make money from the stuff I do, not yet anyway. But it’s much worse for artists who do. And if you know your way in and around Photoshop, it’s easy to remove watermarks 😦


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