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This is a matter that has become of great relevance nowadays.
I usually join Facebook art groups to meet new artists and receive critiques and interact with the artistic community, but all I see nowadays is that the art community is INFESTED with these people I call False Artists.
So what is, in essence, a False Artist?
I consider False Artists those who limit themselves to copy an imagem (being a photo or another person's drawing) and post it online WITHOUT the image where they copied from and in most of the cases, not crediting the original creator.

Whenever I enter a Facebook group, It is extremely common to see people doing this. And my immediate reaction is to comment alerting the person for what he/she is doing and searching for the original picture and posting it on the comments, because as an "artist" I respect art and respect other people's work! And most of the time, the person still returns with nasty comments instead of being humble and accepting her mistake.

Undestand that when copying, you are not learning any more concept than those of copying. So, you become good at copying but not good at drawing. Because COPYING is not DRAWING. Drawing is the act of creating something by your means and hands, it's original and completely yours. By copying, nothing is yours. The reproduction you create is not yours, everything you put on paper was already there to begin with, just on another format. That's why I consider people who copy photos and post it as their own drawings not artists. They are reproducers, copyists, call them whatever you like but THAT is not being an artist. If you want to copy something, copy and idea, concept, not the form of things.
This is a major concern because it is ILLEGAL to copy. And this leads to other nasty things too. People nowadays cannot tell apart good art from bad art, because they are used to seeing bad art. I have seen groups where a copy or reproduction would get all the credit and an original art would be ignored and discarded, even if it were better than the copy. 

For clearing things out, I AM NOT against copying at all, I just think copies are something you should keep to yourself and do for training. I am pro copying and use of reference, just credit the original artist and show the image where you copied from so people can help you improve. Just do not go out into the world saying it's yours.


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odylinn Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for add my art!!!Obrigaoo
DarkValkiria Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Student General Artist
You're welcome, I loved it!
thedarkinker Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the Gunslinger FAV!! :D
DarkValkiria Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Muito obrigada! Dei de volta! :D
Pentaro22 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Achei teu DA!!! Watchando!!!! :hug:
DarkValkiria Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Student General Artist
You're welcome, really enjoyed your style! :D
kcspaghetti Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:icongoofygrinplz:Thanks 4 watching!
FluffyChubbyBear Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Hey there~ 
Thanks for reading my massage. Sorry to bother you, and hope it didn't took too much time ^ ^

I would obiously try participating in this link you gave, and if you don't mind, send you some of my improvements !
I'm happy you helped me ^ ^ 

Thanks for your time, I really appriciate it.

DarkValkiria Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Aah, he told me about you a little bit. Well thanks for the compliment!

Well since you're starting there's not really much to say, I started by copying images i liked from the computer screen to the paper, It's a good way to start and later on you start learning about the materials and the proportions of the body and etc.
What also really helps is chosing to go to an Arts School like I did, here in Portugal when you move from the 9th grade to the 10th you can chose the area wich you want to proceed learning, and I chose Visual Arts. That of course if you want to make drawing your career.
I don't really have that much time to teach and help someone who's starting because, well, I'm not a teacher and don't have the time for that, I'm pretty busy with my own things to care for. But I'll leave you some resources wich help.
Here on DA you have great resources for begginers such as :iconartistshospital: , It's a group dedicated to help aspiring artists with tutorials and other resources. Since you're a begginer there's already much in there for you, in time you'll find more things that can come in handy, but for now that group has plenty to explore! Hope I helped in any way, and good learning!
FluffyChubbyBear Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Ohayo~ , Thanx for answering!
So, basicly, I'm a firend of Joao Arcadian, a friend of yours.
We know one the other for emmmm 2 years? (On Skype.)
And when he puted that Picture as his own Skype Picture, I was litterly amazed.
I asked him if he drawed it, but he said you did.
I imiddiatly opened a DeviantART account, to ask you, if there's any way you would teach me.

I heard you don't like doing such things, but if you can, please do.
I'm a newbie drawer, and I just... suck! x3
So pretty-pretty please, be my mentor!

Hope for you to agree, waiting,

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