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Lady Multi



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:47 pm Reply with quote
When will people LEARN is what I want to know.

I'm all up for tracing pictures for PRACTICE but tracing them an pretending they are yours and using them as such... WTF...
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CatoriStar



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:26 pm Reply with quote
Seriously, what was this company thinking? At some point shouldn't someone have said "you know, I think people are going to notice this is *really* similar." It seems like it'd be in the best interest of the company NOT to steal character designs because when they get caught it's going to be an embarrassment.
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Goggen



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 1:59 pm Reply with quote
Wow. That's just really blatantly blatant.
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Top Gun



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:06 pm Reply with quote
Protip: if you're going to steal a character design, don't steal from a massively-popular series. See Chinese Gundam. Razz
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ommadon



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 2:06 pm Reply with quote
Tracing is bad whether it is plagiarism or for practice. Character construction should be learned through trial and error and observing life, and doing life drawing. Those traced mascots look worse than their "parent" characters. The line, contrast, colors, and folds in clothing are amateur.
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Kaioshin_Sama



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 3:46 pm Reply with quote
Same artwork, judgement plaintiff.
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einhorn303



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 3:55 pm Reply with quote
CatoriStar wrote:
Seriously, what was this company thinking? At some point shouldn't someone have said "you know, I think people are going to notice this is *really* similar." It seems like it'd be in the best interest of the company NOT to steal character designs because when they get caught it's going to be an embarrassment.


The most likely scenario is that the company didn't know.

Imagine a mainstream tourism company. A 60-year old, grey-haired business man is looking through a folder of prints.

"These are the designs that the artist we contracted came up with. What do you think, boss?"

The man reclines in his seat, hands folded together. "Excellent. This is just the thing we're looking for. I don't really understand this 'moe' thing the kids are into...but I know this is the stuff that'll get attention. We'll go with these designs. Call up the printing company."
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monkeyshinobi



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 1:34 am Reply with quote
wow such obvious art theft. o.o With K-On being so popular this wouldn't go unnoticed =/
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enurtsol



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 10, 2011 2:46 am Reply with quote
Many of those poses are quite generic. They didn't need to cheat. Just draw a generic pose and slap a moe face on it, then everyone goes gaga over it. Simple and clean. Laughing
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Running Wild



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2011 7:10 pm Reply with quote
Why they would even steal such crappy art is beyond me.

Moe is horrible and everything that is wrong with modern anime/manga.
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