Hi :) you commented on a post that I reblogged like 20k others. I understand how not getting credit for work would be frustrating. But that being said, when an artist post their work online without making it clear who did it then it's no ones fault but their own when their work gets the recognition it deserves but they don't receive credit. Don't bash my blog for reblogging beautiful work & if you find the artist who did it I'd be happy to give them credit, unfortunately you probably can't.
I had to reread this three times because I couldn’t believe someone could be so appallingly stupid.
Huh. The person who originally posted it. Maybe we should be decent and click on that link, huh? Especially since it’s a post that’s missing the artist credit. It’ll take you to my blog!
Wait. What’s that?
Oh my god! It’s my art! Hahahaha who knew?!
"When an artist post their work online without making it clear who did it then it’s no ones fault but their own when their work gets the recognition it deserves but they don’t receive credit." Besides being blatantly untrue in this specific circumstance, this is incredibly ignorant. Let me ask you, what is the point of your work gaining recognition if you, as the artist, doesn’t receive any credit? This is like when a store overseas steals your designs and starts printing iPhone cases. Great, now hundreds of people have your artwork with them - and you don’t get a single dime. Because let’s be honest, art is fun, but it’s also a livelihood. When you recognise the work and ignore the artist, you are killing them.
Fortunately for you, even when you are unable to LITERALLY JUST CLICK ON THE ORIGINAL SOURCE AND FIND THE ARTIST, google also has this incredible thing where you can search via image.
If you weren’t able to do it this time, I can forgive you, because in this case my image has been stolen so many times and reposted without any credit that it’s impossible to find the original artist - USING GOOGLE. BECAUSE YOU CAN STILL JUST CLICK STRAIGHT THROUGH TO MY ORIGINAL POST.
"Wow, Lucy, way to overreact. Calm down." No. I refuse. There are so many people like you that think it’s okay to ignore an artist and focus only on their work. You admire the beauty and push the person who spent time and effort into a corner. I didn’t work hard trying to get my name out there only to have it deleted off my post.
I know artwork reposting / stealing / uploading without credit happens all the time. But you don’t need to be a part of it. Just spend ten seconds and try to find the artist. Their name is so important.