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"Good artists borrow, great artists steal." -Pablo Picasso

Don't know if you've ever heard that quote, but he said it, not me. I wanted to talk about stolen art which seams to be a pretty big issue on this site. I think we've all seen journals about how somebody's art work was re-uploaded onto somebody else's page. Now granted this is a problem and it's just plain mean, but in actuality, we all steal art.

"What has been will be again,

    what has been done will be done again;
    there is nothing new under the sun." -Ecclesiastes 1:9

I'm reading an interesting book that talks about looking at artists, musicians, the people you admire, and copying them. Learn what they did and why it worked. Now publishing their works under your name is wrong, so give credit where credit is due. But through coping one, or several artists, you begin to merge styles and create your own.

Many people draw anime, but no one calls them out on copying Osamu Tezuka. In fact I would encourage copying your favorite artist. Analyze a single piece until you know you could paint it yourself. Then set up your workspace and see what comes out.

So I began this by stating that we all steal, and it's true, we all take bits of genius from those we look up to. But instead of ripping off their name and pasting your own, go create something with what you've learned.

Yay

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Scruta
Scruta
Artist | Student | Traditional Art
United States
Hello, I'm here just to show off my art and improve, as well as compliment on other people's works.

Although my I'm best at pencil art, I've been trying my hand at cartoons and hope to improve at both. I really hope you like my stuff an that it inspires you.
To God be the glory always, Amen!! XD

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Paint-Splatters Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the favourite. <3
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Scruta Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
oh it's no problem, it was beautiful
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Denda14 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
Thank you very much for the watch :)
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Scruta Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
no prob XD
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Denda14 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
:)
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Agentnorth1 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
Woooo thankls so much for the watch! c: 
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Scruta Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
well thank you for yours
you seem pretty cool i wanted to keep in contact XD
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Agentnorth1 Featured By Owner May 15, 2014
ahaha keep in contact eh? well I WONT DISSAPOINT YOU! :D :computer+anger-destroy:  aha :) i keep in contact with nearly every watcher and friend on DA :D most of them sadly dont get back cause they either quit or on vacation :3 
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Scruta Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
well ill try not to quit, but i will be going on vacation for a bit soon
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Dreaming-Mushroom Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the fav! :)
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