i’m going to glue 1,000 cotton balls onto my body so i can finally become a cloud
Thanks to everyone who’s been confronting art reposters when they see them <3 I really appreciate it. I can’t possibly take on all of them myself so it helps a lot having others who are looking out for these types of things!
ART REPOSTING is taking an image and creating your own post for it WITHOUT artist credit. A lot of people find these images uncredited on other sites and create their own posts without including credit to the original artists. You may not even realize there’s anything wrong with this, but if you are doing this you are unfortunately perpetuating a practice that harms artists!
What can you do if you find art that you want to share but you don’t know who made it? Well, I personally try to make it easy by including my URL right there in the image in the form of an attractive and unobtrusive icon. PLEASE do not crop it out or otherwise remove it, that’s what we call a DICK MOVE. So if you want to share some art you found, check it for a signature or URL on the image! If you can’t find one of those, a REVERSE GOOGLE IMAGE SEARCH may be able to help - all you have to do is drag and drop the image into the search bar and it will give you a list of websites where it appears, making it more likely for you to find the creator!
If neither of these methods work, posting while explaining that you are not the creator, and asking for anyone who DOES know to please tell you so that you can add credit, is usually acceptable, as long as you do in fact intend to add credit as soon as you find out whose it is. If someone contacts you calling you out for reposting art, don’t get mad or defensive - just update the credit on your post to include the artist’s name and preferably a link! It’s good manners and shows respect for the people who make the things that you enjoy!
If you see someone reposting, there’s no need to be aggressive or mean about it - just supply the name of the artist and suggest that they update the credit, or provide a link to the original post where it can be reblogged.
Following these simple guidelines will make it EASIER for artists to supply you with images for your enjoyment. Please respect them when you share those images! Thank you <3