Illumistrations

Apr 16

Kida of Atlantis sketch, original artwork.
Lets redo an illustration from a year ago to chart growth…

Kida of Atlantis sketch, original artwork.

Lets redo an illustration from a year ago to chart growth…

Apr 10

Redoing a drawing from exactly a year ago… #sketch #doodle #drawing #disney #atlantis

Redoing a drawing from exactly a year ago… #sketch #doodle #drawing #disney #atlantis

Apr 09

[video]

tank-knows:

illumistrations:

Let’s have a little discussion about Public Domain. These 4 drawings are my most often used without credit images online…and I JUST made that Supergirl one. Just because you find an image through Google, Deviantart or it scrolls through your dashboard on Tumblr it doesn’t give you free reign to use the image however you see fit. See, it takes a lot of time an effort to make these drawings that I decide to share online, and its not for you to use as your profile pics, blog headers, email blasts and whatever promos you’re running. Haven’t you noticed that everyone asks who made the image, and all you can reply with is “Iunno I found it online…”? Those are people who like the drawing and want to find the original artist to see more of their work. If you want to use my images, ask and CREDIT ME or commission me. My Instagram feed and tumblr page are not Microsoft Office’s clipart . I mean, even asking goes a long way. #artwork #artrant

Going to lay the advocate here and say either start using watermarks or something along those lines or stop posting it. Because free domain unless they use it in an illegal fashion your rant’s point is moot.

And that’s not how public domain works.  Just because you place it online doesn’t make it public domain for everyone to use freely.  I do use watermarks, but that doesn’t deter others from either cropping out the watermarks AND my signature or just photoshopping them out entirely.  Before you say my rant is moot, you should familiarize yourself with copyright law before you violate them yourself.  
Public domain only applies to people who have their rights to their own intellectual property or artwork expire or forfeited.  Neither of which apply to me.  
Also, allow me to quote something from Empty Easel concerning artwork and copyright laws: 
"…the moment you create ANYTHING visual—paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, etc—the only person who is allowed to copy that art is you. If you decide to sell prints of one of your paintings, you can. If anyone else does, without your written permission, you have the right to take them to court and sue for damages.
In fact, copyright laws are so strong that your family or legal heirs will still own the copyright to your artwork until 70 years after your death.
Artists that display their work online or allow their art to be published in books or magazines often put a copyright symbol (along with their name and the year the artwork was created) next to the reproduced image. This practice isn’t actually necessary—you still own the copyright, even without using the symbol”
And if that quote isn’t reputable enough for you, there’s one from Copyright.gov which states:
“A work is automatically protected by copyright when it is created, that is, 
“fixed” in a copy or phonorecord for the first time. Neither registration in the 
Copyright Office nor publication is required for copyright protection”
To stop “posting your work” because others are using your work without your permission is a “moot point”.  Because I post my work online, quite a few people are familiar with my work and know my work.  And because of that, its through THEM that I know that people are using my work without my permission.  
Posting my work online has opened so many doors that I wouldn’t have been able to access if I didn’t post it online.  To stop doing that because of the actions of a few is irrational.  Most of the people who do it don’t know that they’re doing it, and when you contact them, the first thing they say is “Oh, I’ve been looking for this artist…I didn’t know it was you, and I’d be happy to credit you” which is entirely my point.  The ones who repost but remove your watermark and signature make it difficult for those who see it to find the original artist.  But the more you get out there, the more people will recognize your artwork.  
So I guess in a long winded way, I’m saying that not to post my art online is a “moot point”.

tank-knows:

illumistrations:

Let’s have a little discussion about Public Domain. These 4 drawings are my most often used without credit images online…and I JUST made that Supergirl one. Just because you find an image through Google, Deviantart or it scrolls through your dashboard on Tumblr it doesn’t give you free reign to use the image however you see fit. See, it takes a lot of time an effort to make these drawings that I decide to share online, and its not for you to use as your profile pics, blog headers, email blasts and whatever promos you’re running. Haven’t you noticed that everyone asks who made the image, and all you can reply with is “Iunno I found it online…”? Those are people who like the drawing and want to find the original artist to see more of their work. If you want to use my images, ask and CREDIT ME or commission me. My Instagram feed and tumblr page are not Microsoft Office’s clipart . I mean, even asking goes a long way. #artwork #artrant

Going to lay the advocate here and say either start using watermarks or something along those lines or stop posting it. Because free domain unless they use it in an illegal fashion your rant’s point is moot.

And that’s not how public domain works.  Just because you place it online doesn’t make it public domain for everyone to use freely.  I do use watermarks, but that doesn’t deter others from either cropping out the watermarks AND my signature or just photoshopping them out entirely.  Before you say my rant is moot, you should familiarize yourself with copyright law before you violate them yourself.  

Public domain only applies to people who have their rights to their own intellectual property or artwork expire or forfeited.  Neither of which apply to me.  

Also, allow me to quote something from Empty Easel concerning artwork and copyright laws: 

"…the moment you create ANYTHING visual—paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, etc—the only person who is allowed to copy that art is you. If you decide to sell prints of one of your paintings, you can. If anyone else does, without your written permission, you have the right to take them to court and sue for damages.

In fact, copyright laws are so strong that your family or legal heirs will still own the copyright to your artwork until 70 years after your death.

Artists that display their work online or allow their art to be published in books or magazines often put a copyright symbol (along with their name and the year the artwork was created) next to the reproduced image. This practice isn’t actually necessary—you still own the copyright, even without using the symbol”

And if that quote isn’t reputable enough for you, there’s one from Copyright.gov which states:

A work is automatically protected by copyright when it is created, that is, 

“fixed” in a copy or phonorecord for the first time. Neither registration in the 

Copyright Office nor publication is required for copyright protection”

To stop “posting your work” because others are using your work without your permission is a “moot point”.  Because I post my work online, quite a few people are familiar with my work and know my work.  And because of that, its through THEM that I know that people are using my work without my permission.  

Posting my work online has opened so many doors that I wouldn’t have been able to access if I didn’t post it online.  To stop doing that because of the actions of a few is irrational.  Most of the people who do it don’t know that they’re doing it, and when you contact them, the first thing they say is “Oh, I’ve been looking for this artist…I didn’t know it was you, and I’d be happy to credit you” which is entirely my point.  The ones who repost but remove your watermark and signature make it difficult for those who see it to find the original artist.  But the more you get out there, the more people will recognize your artwork.  

So I guess in a long winded way, I’m saying that not to post my art online is a “moot point”.

Let’s have a little discussion about Public Domain. These 4 drawings are my most often used without credit images online…and I JUST made that Supergirl one. Just because you find an image through Google,  Deviantart or it scrolls through your dashboard on Tumblr it doesn’t give you free reign to use the image however you see fit. See,  it takes a lot of time an effort to make these drawings that I decide to share online, and its not for you to use as your profile pics,  blog headers,  email blasts and whatever promos you’re running.  Haven’t you noticed that everyone asks who made the image,  and all you can reply with is “Iunno I found it online…”?  Those are people who like the drawing and want to find the original artist to see more of their work.  If you want to use my images,  ask and CREDIT ME or commission me.  My Instagram feed and tumblr page are not Microsoft Office’s clipart . I mean,  even asking goes a long way. #artwork #artrant

Let’s have a little discussion about Public Domain. These 4 drawings are my most often used without credit images online…and I JUST made that Supergirl one. Just because you find an image through Google, Deviantart or it scrolls through your dashboard on Tumblr it doesn’t give you free reign to use the image however you see fit. See, it takes a lot of time an effort to make these drawings that I decide to share online, and its not for you to use as your profile pics, blog headers, email blasts and whatever promos you’re running. Haven’t you noticed that everyone asks who made the image, and all you can reply with is “Iunno I found it online…”? Those are people who like the drawing and want to find the original artist to see more of their work. If you want to use my images, ask and CREDIT ME or commission me. My Instagram feed and tumblr page are not Microsoft Office’s clipart . I mean, even asking goes a long way. #artwork #artrant

Apr 08

Young Justice, original artwork.
(Wondergirl, Bumblebee, Miss Martian, Supergirl, Batgirl) I’ve been binge watching the first season of Young Justice like crazy now that its on Netflix.  They should’ve just put both seasons out all at once…while announcing the revival of the show…now that would make a great birthday present.
Speaking of birthdays, you can purchase this print from my store (Storenvy) as well as all of my other prints for 15% off using the promo code ARIES15 until April 9th!  Buy a few and help celebrate my birthday with me!

Young Justice, original artwork.

(Wondergirl, Bumblebee, Miss Martian, Supergirl, Batgirl) I’ve been binge watching the first season of Young Justice like crazy now that its on Netflix.  They should’ve just put both seasons out all at once…while announcing the revival of the show…now that would make a great birthday present.

Speaking of birthdays, you can purchase this print from my store (Storenvy) as well as all of my other prints for 15% off using the promo code ARIES15 until April 9th!  Buy a few and help celebrate my birthday with me!

Anonymous asked: Good stuff. Got a couple of questions for you: who are your artistic influences? How long does it take you to color an image?

I have several different influences from all over, and it would take far too long to name them all.  I draw inspiration from videogames a lot, cartoons (especially the fantastically done DC Comics animated movies done by Warner Bros.), comics (mostly from the 90s when I was an active reader), anime, and the bevy of awesome artists I follow on both Instagram and Tumblr.  

As far as coloring, it really varies depending on the image, but lately my computer has been struggling to keep up, and I’m more so fighting that and cursor lag than actually coloring and drawing.  I say from start to finish, it could be a day or so, but I don’t just sit down and crank out images all at once unless its a commission.

Apr 07

[video]

Apr 05

#drawing #art #artwork #wondergirl # comics work in progress

#drawing #art #artwork #wondergirl # comics work in progress

Apr 04

Young Justice sketch, original artwork.
The younger version of The Justice League for those who are unaware.  From the foreground to the background: Wonder Girl, BumbleBee, Miss Martian, Supergirl and Batgirl.  Yeah, yeah…I know Supergirl isn’t technically a member, but I’m drawing it…so what I say goes.
Plus, don’t forget that all of my prints at Illumistrations.storenvy.com are 15% off until April 9th!

Young Justice sketch, original artwork.

The younger version of The Justice League for those who are unaware.  From the foreground to the background: Wonder Girl, BumbleBee, Miss Martian, Supergirl and Batgirl.  Yeah, yeah…I know Supergirl isn’t technically a member, but I’m drawing it…so what I say goes.

Plus, don’t forget that all of my prints at Illumistrations.storenvy.com are 15% off until April 9th!