Today i had a meeting with the head of the Illustration department at my school. Someone ( i will not name them but they claim to be some kind of an amateur animation studio) from tumblr contacted my school to complain about the mermaids I have been drawing, even though those drawings had nothing to do with school or any assignments.
I do realize that they are similar to McBess’s artwork, and that is because they were inspired by him. It was a few fun doodles that ended up getting a big response, I had no intention of “stealing his style”, even though his style is directly inspired by old black and white cartoons like Mickey Mouse, Betty Boop, and Felix the Cat. As you can see all the rest of my work looks nothing like it.
The administration at my school didn’t think this was an issue because they aren’t extremely similar. I think that just the fact that my mermaids were in black and white and have tattoos doesn’t mean I am plagiarizing, and if so there are tons of anime artists that could be sued for copying someones style but I don’t see anyone complaining.
I did state on the post that it is inspired by McBess.
Thank you, whoever you are, for contacting me in an extremely rude way without asking about it first, and unprofessionally going straight to my school without having any facts.
I am in desperate need of a large format printer! Please share the model, brand, etc?
Sure! I have an Epson Stylus Pro 1400 and it prints 13x19”. It is the better brand of the cheap large format printers (i believe the other is HP). The ink quality is amazing but it’s also more expensive for ink and paper.
It’s definitely worth it for artists who sell their own prints!
posted on my other blog if anyone needs a good large format printer!
Hey so a group of me and my friends would like to cosplay your version of some of the characters from Adventure time :) We would credit your art and would defiantly make sure you get to see the end result ^^
Yes!! please send me pictures!
Same goes for anyone else that wants to cosplay the Adventure Time Moped Gang, It’s fine! Just send me pictures! :D