Facts: A Note On Age →
It’s no secret that I’m a bit older than most of the tumblr crowd, and I’d like to take a moment to say that I really appreciate you all accepting me despite what, for many of you, constitutes an age gap of more then 60 years. I’ll be turning 82 on October 3rd and among men and women my age, I see…
So forgive me for getting all “Old Dude” on you but I just have to say thanks. Thank you and for all it’s worth, enjoy the time you spend on here. You’re living a dream every second you scroll across your dashboard. Never let anyone tell you that it’s time wasted.
The fact is, you can’t waste time. No matter how hard you try, you can’t. Because you’re always living. And if you’re happy online, you’re living well.
Fine, I’ve deviated to non-art posts. But seriously.
Free Donuts For Pirates of the Day: Avast! At participating Krispy Kreme locations, you can receive an entire free dozen donuts on this Wednesday’s Talk Like A Pirate Day — if you dress up in full swashbuckling regalia.
So, dress like a pirate on September 19 = A DOZEN FREE DONUTS. Simple enough.
No costume? No sweat. Just talking like a pirate gets you one free donut, but donning duds really sweetens the plunder.
You see, I normally only post art. But free donuts, man.
So I’m living back here in Texas, doing practically nothing to further arts. Since moving back I haven’t really felt like being artsy and have just been pressured more and more into doing something more “marketable” with my life. Idk, it’s depressing because I’ve always done art, but I like doing so many other things too. I’d like to start doing art again, as I haven’t drawn in forever, but…
guh. Dem frustrashuns. Sorry. Maybe.
When was the last time you uploaded something?
Right about meow.
Conceptually, there’s no mistaking these two images are identical. The first image, Escape, was created by Daniel Danger in 2011. Daniel is a self-employed freelance Illustrator known for his architectural and landscape-oriented motif.
Pierce the Veil had approached Daniel Danger this spring, as they were coordinating the release of their newest album Collide With the Sky. With two weeks before a print deadline, the album was still in need of a full design and layout. The initial request was to license Escape for use on the album cover, and work on the band with a layout. Daniel was not available at the time or within the timeframe Pierce the Veil required, so no contract was ever made between the artist and the band, and no permissions were signed.
Needless to say, when Daniel caught wind of the cover for Collide with the Sky, it was apparent that the band commissioned a different artist to essentially recreate a pre-existing image, refusing to entertain the possibility of another concept.
It’s not the first time something like this has happened to Daniel, and it’s not the first time a situation like this has occurred with intellectual property. We all know faceless corporations steal from artists, but something about a group of musicians stealing from a potential peer comes off as a more focused blight.
I’ve never listened to Pierce the Veil, and their sound is irrelevant to the issue- Questions are raised:
-What repercussions can this have on a hard working artist who has connected with his audience based on the purveyance of a particular style and subject?
-Pierce the Veil knowingly deceived another artist, most likely trying to create a name for themselves with an audience, into duplicating a pre-existing image because they couldn’t get what they wanted from the first guy. How do these people treat other creatives?
This gesture bothers me as a freelancer myself. It’s a blatant form of disrespect, and it puts me off to know they didn’t care enough about any possible blowback to try and work with a different artist on a new concept. Does any part of their tunnel vision and arrogance come through in the way they write music? Maybe you can tell me.
If you’d like to let the band know that you also have an issue with their poor business practices, let them know:
Management: Michele Abreim - firstname.lastname@example.org
Publicity: Jenny Reader - email@example.com
Label: Fearless Records - firstname.lastname@example.org
Reblogging because this type of thing should be exposed, and especially so because I’ve had correspondence with Daniel Danger before. Pretty cool dude, poor business on Pierce the Veil’s part.
Sorry for lack of drawings and things. I’m in the process of moving from Iceland to Texas at the moment.
Social Waste Product: Fan Art →
I spent the morning un-following a bunch of very talented people on Tumblr.
That feels like a really weird thing to say. And it is.
It was nearly a dozen different artists in all, and they were all extremely talented. Part of what moved me to Follow them in the first place was their skill. In…
An excellent post, and also why you probably won’t see fan art on my tumblr. Nor do I really do it. It is, as Wegener says, unimaginative and not creative. Sure, series like Adventure Time and portal and fun to enjoy. I enjoy them very much myself, to be honest, but I feel, for the most part, that the stories of these characters and universes are so cemented into place it’s hard to make anything creative out of them for yourself. It’s not thinking for yourself. (And yes, I realize I did a painting of Rick Grimes from TWD, but that’s okay. Because I’m not that cynical)
It’s easy to make fan art. It’s hard to make your own.
“Talent does not equal creativity”