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jubilatio:


axiomaticanathema said: If it’s not any trouble, could you make this rebloggable? Thank you!

As you wish!

jubilatio:

axiomaticanathema said: If it’s not any trouble, could you make this rebloggable? Thank you!

As you wish!




kelpls:

someone asked about sitting poses so i drew a bunch while watching a movie YEAH

PLS USE THIS ONLY as a loose reference THE ANATOMY IS PROBABLY NOT SPOT ON cause they’re done real quick HOPE IT HELPS!


cyclesofthemoon asked: My mom accidentally washed my conte crayons, and now they're broken. Do you know a way to fix them?

I’m not sure! I’ll post this though, and see if anyone has any tips/ideas for you?


darkling-smile asked: Hey! Nice blog, it really helped me: in a easy way! :)

No problem! I’m glad I could help!



fyeahcopyright:

Don’t let misinterpretations of the proposed updates to Tumblr’s Terms of Use keep you from tumblr-ing.  (And please check the end of this post re psychfacts’ truthfulness.)

We were away all weekend at a Harry Potter thing at Universal, and came back to an Ask box and email in-box filled with questions about the updates to tumblr’s Terms of Use (and staff post about it), and in a project that reminds us of the times we explained changes to the LiveJournal Terms of Use (sometimes not terrible, sometimes head-deskingly awful, which is why so many aren’t there much anymore), as well as those of Yahool, MySpace and yes, AOL when Usenet became accessible via their proprietary system. 

In other words, we’ve been trying to reduce panic (or, alternatively, foster it) for longer than some of you have been alive. 

Rather than tackle each Ask and email separately, we’ll go through some of the more significant rumors, and invite any follow-up Asks at any time - but we also note that none of this is legal advice, and the copyright laws of your country will vary at least slightly from those in the US. 

Will tumblr now own all the copyright in everything I post or add to a reblogged post? 

No. Tumblr has (always? If not always then at least for the last three years) held a license to host, share, distribute and do certain other things with any content you post. Tumblr could not exist if it didn’t hold those licenses. Tumblr exists so people can reblog and share content!

You - yes you - own the copyright to any original work you post on tumblr (photos, poems, songs) also many if not all of the original elements in your fanworks. You own those rights pretty much as soon as  you create those works. You hold all the copyright - and Tumblr needs you to license some of those rights to them so they can show your content to the world.  They make copies by backing up the site on backup servers; they distribute copies by allowing others to see what you’ve posted, and then others make copies by reblogging what you’ve posted. 

If you don’t want people to reblog what you’ve posted, don’t post it on tumblr. If you do want people to reblog what you’ve posted, they need a license to do so. To put it simply, the Tumblr ToU contains those licenses. It contains them now and it will continue to do so. 

Why did the Community Guidelines change from “authorized” to “allowed” re posting things copyrighted by other people? 

We hope it’s because Tumblr loves fanworks and realizes their importance on the site and to its users. 

If something is authorized, then you’ve been given explicit or implicit permission to do it. If something is allowed, then that might be the case - or the law might allow you to do it. In other words, I’m not authorized by JK Rowling or any of her designees to write Harry Potter fanfic; they haven’t given me explicit permission. I am, however, allowed by US copyright law to write Harry Potter fanfic for a number of reasons (transformative works, fair use, laches). Tumblr is now saying that if I am allowed to post something, even if I am not authorized to post it, their Community Guidelines say it’s fine. 

SQUEE!

BUT WHAT ABOUT THIS, FYEAHCOPYRIGHT? 

This isn’t true, and it isn’t true because they aren’t saying they own your copyright (and as we explain below, little-to-no uncopyrighted work is posted to tumblr). They are not saying they own any of the content you post. They, in fact, explicitly say they do not own any of the content you post. 

At line 140 in Section 6 of the ToU, it says this: 

Subscribers retain ownership and/or other applicable rights in Subscriber Content. 

That means that subscribers retain whatever rights they have when they put something on Tumblr. 

Subscriber Content is defined in the Agreement as Subscriber-submitted/transferred/provided “video, audio, photographs, images, illustrations, animations, logos, tools, written posts, replies, comments, information, data, text, software, scripts, executable files, graphics, Themes and interactive features.”

In other words, you submit/transfer/provide, you still own what you already owned (ie the text on a pic of Doge, your poetry and songs and fanfic and the photo of the hot Butterbeer you had for breakfast yesterday).

How true is this? 

Copyright (in the US, where tumblr and Yahoo are located) attaches to a work - a photo, note, story, poem, song, video - as soon as that work is “fixed” - such as when it’s written on paper, printed out or saved to a hard drive, the cloud or a USB stick - or when it’s posted on a website. And it vests in the creator, unless that creator assigns the copyright away. A license is not the same as an assignment - it means you’re giving someone else some rights, but not all of them. 

WHY does tumblr keep a license to my stuff after I delete my blog and go away?!?

Because someone else may have reblogged it in the meantime. That’s how tumblr works, and why it’s different from sites like MySpace, or how LiveJournal used to be. If someone reblogs your content while your account is live, they have a copy of it - sometimes with their comments on the post or in tags - and to use tumblr the way it was created to be used, the way it has been used for years, they need to be able to hold on to a license to keep using content you submitted to tumblr. 
If you don’t want tumblr users to reblog your stuff or even host it after you leave or delete it, host it offsite and link to it or embed it. Then you keep more control over the content itself. 

But what about commercialization! I don’t want anyone commercializing my stuff!

Given how tumblr exists, you can’t stop other tumblr users from reblogging your stuff on tumblr, or linking to it from other sites. 

There are commercial sites with accounts on tumblr. Tumblr and Yahoo are for-profit companies. Tumblr and Yahoo have been profiting off of user-posted/submitted content since said content was first submitted. 

That’s how the sites work, and why they exist. 

But even if you are ok with Tumblr and Yahoo making money off of your content, what about other sites - those “third parties”? They could be anyone! You might not like them!

True. But as long as they are on tumblr, they can reblog your posts, images, videos, stories, etc - and they can put ads on them, or link back to their site which has ads, or put a link that gets them more followers, etc. 

If you’re not comfortable with the theoretical possibility of that happening with your content, don’t use Tumblr. That’s your decision. 

But it’s been an aspect of Tumblr’s platform for years, so please don’t freak out that it’s some sort of new and weird and evil sudden action. 

What is Poor Man’s Copyright and should I do it with all my stuff right now so tumblr something-something?

Back in days of yore before computers and the internet allowed us to have a machine document the creation date/time of a work, people would mail their original or a copy to themselves in a sealed- sometimes Notary-Public-certified - envelope because it would supposedly confirm the date on which something was created. As the US Copyright Office says on their website, there is “no provision in the copyright law regarding any such type of protection, and it is not a substitute for registration.” Registration is a cool thing to do with stuff you’ve created, and we’ll do a post on it later this week, but whether you have it or not won’t impact anything re tumblr’s current or proposed Terms of Use. 

Kudos and thanks to basilintime for a fantastic summary of the changes with much less tl;dr than our post. 

As of now the panic-generating images posted by psychfacts’ tumblr have almost 60,000 Notes - a bunch of them explain the ToU and contradict the panic, but please reblog this so our (admittedly tl;dr) analysis can be out there. 

ETA re Psychfacts: We don’t know if they’re trying a social experiment on tumblr users, or if they just think it’s funny to post lies and see how many reblogs they get. 

We do know this: Many if not all of the “scientific” terms mentioned in the images on psychfacts’ posts are fake. "Hexodermic radiation"? "Kemblen cycle"? "Sutoamephrine"? NONE of it exists.

It is possible that Psychfacts is experimenting on tumblr users to see how many reblogs they can get for made-up content that’s scary, in contrast to how many reblogs they can get for made-up content that’s soothing or cheerful. If that’s their intention, then they’ve managed over 60,000 reblogs for the scary versus an average close to twenty for things that are not.

It’s possible they’re making stuff up for some other reason. We have no idea. But they are not honest in their posts, and they are deceptive in their post re the tumblr ToU.



hitrecordjoe:

CALLING ALL ANIMATORS!

This is the last request of our 1st season of TV —- so come work on our big game of "Capture The Flag!" 

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ANIMATORS: Create animations for THIS *FINAL* REQUEST LIST. Refer to THIS ALBUM of the visuals you should animate in a hand-drawn style.

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Thanks again to all of you for your hard work this season! <3

J

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Contribute to the “CAPTURE THE FLAG” collab HERE!



oreides:

grumkle:

felitomkinson:

unusualjuggernaut:

artistsupport:

Art Corgi is a site for artists to organize their commissions and sell their commissions in a safe and friendly environment.
They seem to be really interested in taking care of the artists that use the website, making sure they get paid and don’t get screwed over by customers who don’t pay or try and take advantage to artists.
They’re launch day is today! So make sure you guys check it out!

Actually, Please do not sign up for this site.
When it comes to the artist’s work in regards to copyright and liscensing: 

The copyright of all art you create and sell through ArtCorgi will remain with you. Your clients will be given a worldwide, fully-paid, royalty-free, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-commercial, perpetual license with the right to reproduce, distribute, transmit, create derivative works of, and publicly display their commissions for personal purposes.

What this means is that while you can keep the ‘original piece’ all other rights regarding the piece are not solely yours any more. 
The client gets to sell your work, print it on any merch they would like, reprint it, make as many copies, alter it. 
This is not a benefit for the artist, this is a benefit for the client only. This is a bad ‘contract’.
For example: 
A client could commission you to do a drawing a bitchin’ mermaid. So you do and get paid some where between 75-300$. Sounds great right? Maybe that for you equals in at like 10$ or more an hour! …. 
but here’s the kicker after you’ve agreed to it… 
The client who paid you 300$ for that mermaid, can take that picture, and sense they now own the liscense for the work, and you agreed, they can now while they can’t sell the liscense ( thats what nontransferable means) They can place it on shirts and sell it, for 15$, which adds up! they can do this any where in the world, and they can do whatever they want with your work and never have to even mention you again, let alone pay you a proper price when used like that. 
THe clients do not have to state what their uses for the art is going to be, but to put this into perspective.
Art that would go apparel (so say, for redistrubtuion) regardless of royalities, Runs at between 1,800-6,000$ (according to Pricing and Ehtical Guidelines handbook) and that’s not even getting into royalities or reselling copies of the work.  Here, they can print it on a apparel ( the client ) sell, it, and only have to pay you around 75 - 300$ 
and thats all they have to pay you. 
Now, I get that there is a difference between people intending to use the work for just personal use/rp use whatever, and people wanting to make a profit from not paying the artist a decent wage. 
That said, Please do not use this site. I can’t stop you, but it is a very bad idea and could up causing you to cut yourself off from making more than what is essentially chump change.
especially in a world were ripping the artist off is so commonplace its becoming increasingly hard to make a living as a professional free lance illustrator.

I reblogged this ArtCorgi thing yesterday thinking it would be a great business, but after digging deeper I realized how absolutely ridiculous them keeping a whole 20% of your earnings is as well. I’ll keep taking commissions they way I’ve been doing, I guess.

This site creates so many opportunities for people to exploit the artists that use it. If you want to keep yourself and your work SAFE while doing commissions, educate yourself when it comes to contracts. Bone up on what rights you as an artist have when it comes to the reproduction and resale of your art after you’ve been paid for it, and be specific and confident when explaining what you don’t want to happen to it before it’s in your client’s hands.
Also (and this is the important part) DON’T trust some cutesy frigging site aimed at fresh-faced and naive artists to protect your virtue in the freelancing world, and ALWAYS read the terms and conditions of any site that you upload your artwork to. The only party that can ultimately keep someone from running off and making money off your work is a LAWYER. You guys gotta be smart and cautious about this sort of thing, and don’t let a cute logo fool you into complacency.

YOUNG ARTISTS: BEWARE OF WEBSITES LIKE THIS. educate yourself on working freelance and commission contracts. there is a difference between being commissioned on tumblr to draw someone’s OCs or fanart, and being commissioned by companies for work that can be reproduced and reprinted over and over. getting paid 300$ for something sounds great until you realize they could be making 12,000$+ off that one purchase.
YOUR ARTWORK IS WORTH SO MUCH MORE THAN THIS. EXPECT MORE, REFUSE TO BE TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF. if you do use websites like this, be sure to read every little bit of terms and conditions to see what you’re legally bound to. but if you’re going the freelance route, you really need to beef up on technical shit and be able to form contracts on your own, without a website’s help. educate yourself and be a professional about it.

oreides:

grumkle:

felitomkinson:

unusualjuggernaut:

artistsupport:

Art Corgi is a site for artists to organize their commissions and sell their commissions in a safe and friendly environment.

They seem to be really interested in taking care of the artists that use the website, making sure they get paid and don’t get screwed over by customers who don’t pay or try and take advantage to artists.

They’re launch day is today! So make sure you guys check it out!

Actually, Please do not sign up for this site.

When it comes to the artist’s work in regards to copyright and liscensing: 

The copyright of all art you create and sell through ArtCorgi will remain with you. Your clients will be given a worldwide, fully-paid, royalty-free, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-commercial, perpetual license with the right to reproduce, distribute, transmit, create derivative works of, and publicly display their commissions for personal purposes.

What this means is that while you can keep the ‘original piece’ all other rights regarding the piece are not solely yours any more. 

The client gets to sell your work, print it on any merch they would like, reprint it, make as many copies, alter it. 

This is not a benefit for the artist, this is a benefit for the client only. This is a bad ‘contract’.

For example: 

A client could commission you to do a drawing a bitchin’ mermaid. So you do and get paid some where between 75-300$. Sounds great right? Maybe that for you equals in at like 10$ or more an hour! …. 

but here’s the kicker after you’ve agreed to it… 

The client who paid you 300$ for that mermaid, can take that picture, and sense they now own the liscense for the work, and you agreed, they can now while they can’t sell the liscense ( thats what nontransferable means) They can place it on shirts and sell it, for 15$, which adds up! they can do this any where in the world, and they can do whatever they want with your work and never have to even mention you again, let alone pay you a proper price when used like that. 

THe clients do not have to state what their uses for the art is going to be, but to put this into perspective.

Art that would go apparel (so say, for redistrubtuion) regardless of royalities, Runs at between 1,800-6,000$ (according to Pricing and Ehtical Guidelines handbook) and that’s not even getting into royalities or reselling copies of the work.  Here, they can print it on a apparel ( the client ) sell, it, and only have to pay you around 75 - 300$ 

and thats all they have to pay you. 

Now, I get that there is a difference between people intending to use the work for just personal use/rp use whatever, and people wanting to make a profit from not paying the artist a decent wage. 

That said, Please do not use this site. I can’t stop you, but it is a very bad idea and could up causing you to cut yourself off from making more than what is essentially chump change.

especially in a world were ripping the artist off is so commonplace its becoming increasingly hard to make a living as a professional free lance illustrator.

I reblogged this ArtCorgi thing yesterday thinking it would be a great business, but after digging deeper I realized how absolutely ridiculous them keeping a whole 20% of your earnings is as well. I’ll keep taking commissions they way I’ve been doing, I guess.

This site creates so many opportunities for people to exploit the artists that use it. If you want to keep yourself and your work SAFE while doing commissions, educate yourself when it comes to contracts. Bone up on what rights you as an artist have when it comes to the reproduction and resale of your art after you’ve been paid for it, and be specific and confident when explaining what you don’t want to happen to it before it’s in your client’s hands.

Also (and this is the important part) DON’T trust some cutesy frigging site aimed at fresh-faced and naive artists to protect your virtue in the freelancing world, and ALWAYS read the terms and conditions of any site that you upload your artwork to. The only party that can ultimately keep someone from running off and making money off your work is a LAWYER. You guys gotta be smart and cautious about this sort of thing, and don’t let a cute logo fool you into complacency.

YOUNG ARTISTS: BEWARE OF WEBSITES LIKE THIS. educate yourself on working freelance and commission contracts. there is a difference between being commissioned on tumblr to draw someone’s OCs or fanart, and being commissioned by companies for work that can be reproduced and reprinted over and over. getting paid 300$ for something sounds great until you realize they could be making 12,000$+ off that one purchase.

YOUR ARTWORK IS WORTH SO MUCH MORE THAN THIS. EXPECT MORE, REFUSE TO BE TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF. if you do use websites like this, be sure to read every little bit of terms and conditions to see what you’re legally bound to. but if you’re going the freelance route, you really need to beef up on technical shit and be able to form contracts on your own, without a website’s help. educate yourself and be a professional about it.



weedsama asked: wow finding your blog was like a key to advancing in my art skills, thank you so much for having this blog i owe you one!!!!!!

no problem !!! im glad !!



kinomatika:

the other day i was asked to do some hand and foot studies so thats what i did



kinomatika:

i did a super quick facial expression tutorial cuz people suggested it




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