as a former yearbook editor and designer, let me explain this further
if youre only planning on posting your art online, them please save it as .png ;this is also better for transparencies as well
please, if youre planning of printing your art, NEVER use png. it makes the quality of the image pretty shitty. use jpeg or pdf instead. and always set your work at 300dpi to get a better printing quality - this means, the images are crisper and sharper and theres no slight blurriness. i had a talk with my friend who is currently taking design, and pdf is much better to use when youre working with a bigger publishing company because it still has the layers intact, but if youre only planning on printing your stuff at staples or at some small publishing store, the jpeg is the way to go.
this has been a public service announcement
Another note: If you are using PHOTOGRAPHS, do save as a JPG as JPGs are nicer to photographs than PNGs.
why get in-n-out when there’s mooyah and five guys?
I’ve had Five Guys, and I honestly thought it was just an OK burger? Their fries were good. I enjoyed them. Fries were better than In-N-Out’s fries (which are their weakpoint) but burger wise?
The patties just taste way fresher with In-N-Out. In-N-Out isn’t the best burger I’ve ever had mind you, but it’s sort way better than Five Guys. And I gave Five Guys an honest chance as I do with all burgers blessed they be. My favourite burger was the 22 dollar burger I had Burger Bar with peppered bacon and buffalo meat and home made dijon mustard that shit tasted delicious.
You’re gaining followers because you keep tagging my name in this. #shitnerdsunite
Well ACTUALLY, see what I can do is SEE what people do in my activity page. And according to that these people are liking posts COMPLETELY removed from you and then following me. Including a drawing that was done for me.
I’m steadily gaining followers and I don’t know why. If it was because of a drawing of an awesome blue chick I want to note that was gift art from knuckletrain-to-fistplanet who is an awesome artist and I don’t draw like that at all.
Also this is my personal blog my art blog is guezadilla and this is where I put a lotta stupid shit.
If I could pay you I’d pay you to do graphics for my site, but instead I am embracing my low budget and just kind of leaning into the shitty quality that everyone expects. When I’m a millionaire you’ll have mad contracts ‘cause your shit is rad.
When I’m a millionaire I will pay for you to wear a crown of shit because that was the first thought in my head due to the other response not because i think you’re shit he literally drew himselfwithshitonhishead.
Qurl I ain’t a illustrator, I’m a CARTOONIST, my skillz is at telling stories, timing, writing, and coupling it with expressive and appealing art of dubious technical quality.
Get wrecked nerd I’m a GRAPHIC DESIGNER. I spend time looking at type, layouts, grids, color theories, how objects fill a space in 2-D and 3-D, photo editing, typography all over again, and paper types. I do this shit for fun.
The worst thing I’ve ever drawn has 11,000 notes. #sunglasses #notworried #selfimprovementisalifelongjourneyandIwillneverstop
A shitty drawing I did once somehow got 1000+ notes you just need a dumb joke but I can do this in an hour and feel great about myself. #OneDayiLLPanderAndGetNotes #GetWrecked #PortraitsAreFunIWishPeopleWouldCommissionMeToDrawTheirFace
Long Story Short:You stole my art, used it for commercial purposes, and won’t even respond to my polite inquiries.
Financial and legal complications aside, I hope you understand that you’ve taken away my personal voice and ownership as a fellow content creator. Without my permission or knowledge, you’ve taken my work out of context to use for your own agenda, leaving me no control over how my work is seen or used. I found myself surprised to be incidentally supporting and endorsing a campaign I had no prior knowledge about.
Content is gifted, donated, licensed, commissioned, and purchased. It should NOT be stolen.
On one hand, it’s super cool to know that my art was in a TedTalk. (!!!) But on the other hand, you googled “Princess Daphne”, downloaded my fan artwork from my own blog website, removed the background & signature, placed it into a branding logo, and continued to use this stolen work even AFTER raising $150k on Kickstarter.
Ok ok, benefit of the doubt. Copyright law can be complicated. Maybe you thought that any images on Google must be free to use however you want. Honest mistake, no harm no foul?
Except that I (and several of your supporters) have tried to contact you to nicely resolve this via your website, Twitter, and even Kickstarter. Unfortunately, there’s been no response from you of any kind. I’d assume you were away from the computer, except you’ve still been actively engaging on social media during this time.
Honestly, I don’t have the time/energy at the moment to try to get you to notice me. I do hope one day you’ll attempt to resolve this situation, and fully understand why stealing is not only morally wrong, but also detrimental to content creators of all mediums.
I’d still really like to resolve this issue, so I hope you find the time and consideration to one day respond to the original letter I sent you, re-posted below.
Hello. I am the professional artist who painted the Princess Daphne image that Feminist Frequency/Tropes vs Women has been using as part of their logo and branding in several places online.
I don’t have a record of licensing this image to Feminist Frequency for commercial use. Do you have any relevant paperwork showing that your company has legitimately licensed this image, and that this is a simple misunderstanding instead of intentional copyright infringement?
Since you state in interviews that the video series infringing on my copyrighted work is non-profit: do you also have valid proof of 501(c)3 status, or a transparent breakdown showing that the Kickstarter campaign’s net earnings (including derivative opportunities such as paid speaking engagements & site donations) are not being used to benefit any private shareholder or individual.
I don’t mean to be harsh, but content creation is how I make my living and professional reputation. I typically do not license my work or lend endorsement in situations where there isn’t the utmost transparency. I would greatly appreciate a speedy response (within 24 hours) so we can proceed to resolve this situation.
Thanks for your time, Tamara Smith
(FYI, letter is based on these open source letters, and remains open source for anyone who it might help. Feel free to use.)