Back out of the hospital (what, am I gonna have to do one of these monthly?) and back on the road to figuring out what's going on. Anyway, since I'm out I'm taking it slow and steadily getting back to coloring in the sketches that have piled up since my condition worsened again. Again, for those who missed my last entry, the next pieces I'm focusing on are the Sacred Beast Formes for the Kami Trio
. In my opinion the sketches look great and they're on their way to being colored in.Now, for the important information.
There has been a minor, though still important, update in the way I'm handling my watermarks / permission matters from here on out, so please read the following information. If you've got any questions regarding anything, write a comment below or send me a Note and I'll be happy to get back to you as soon as possible.
If you've ever gotten my permission to use my art before this certainly doesn't change the permission you've received from me, but please read it anyway so we're all on the same page.Sugimori-Style Art:
I've always wanted this kind of art to be pretty much "free" for people to use. I've stated in the past that all I ever really want from people who use my Sugimori-style art is credit if possible
. (There's an old journal entry on it, should you feel like reading it.) I should have done this from the get-go when I first added my second watermark to my art, but for some reason I didn't. So now, all of my future Sugimori-style art will feature a watermark simply stating If used, please provide credit.
That's it. No need to get permission. If you use the art and post it online, say somewhere my artwork was made by me. This should save people a looooot of time, since 99% of what people want to use is this kind of art. Just use it and, if possible, give credit where credit is due! Easy.
Since I have 400+ images in this category it's impossible for me, from a time standpoint, to go back and edit each and every piece with the updated watermark. I'd love to, but I just can't. So if you're unsure if an old piece falls under this category, play it safe: send me a Note and ask permission
. I'm a bit slow to respond most of the time, but I'm always happy when people are nice and ask! Most Other Art:
Most other art made past this point will feature the usual Please do not use without permission
watermark. Pieces with this watermark will be more complex and usually aren't what people want to use regardless; nothing's really changed here. If you see a piece with this watermark, I'd appreciate it if you could get my permission before using the art. If not, at the very least provide credit.Fakemon / Other Art:
Fakemon and other art, like projects I worked on with other artists, are things I normally don't want people to use, and as such in their description it states Please don't use this artwork for anything
. These pieces are rare as-is, so this shouldn't be an issue (and hasn't been up to this point). Just be sure to read the description of a piece before using it so you don't accidentally use one of these. Thanks!
------Too long? Didn't read it all?
Too bad, read it. ;D But in all seriousness, I'm not uptight about people using my art. Never, ever, will I require people to ask permission to use my art. I will, however, always kindly request you give credit at the very least.
I think this is fair. Disagree? I'm open to talk about it. The ONLY
reason I even have these silly little "permission" watermarks is so people don't go around saying they made something I made. I know, it's the internet. People do this whether you want them to or not, and I get that. That's why I don't (normally) go out of my way to slap my watermarks across an image to the point of making the piece borderline unusable. I enjoy seeing people use my work, and I'm glad people want to.
Want to use my art? Be my guest. Want to use it without asking? I can't stop you. Want to claim you made it? Still can't stop you, but I hope you're not that kind of person.