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Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
Current Residence: Biddeford, Maine
Favourite genre of music: Psy Trance
Favourite photographer: Ansel Adams
Operating System: Windows XP
MP3 player of choice: Winamp
Favourite cartoon character: Rayne, from Least I Could Do
Personal Quote: "You wouldn't like it, there's trance in there"
So I've been browsing DA for a while now, and I don't know if this is a new trend or if I'm just now noticing it - submissions where the artist's comments are just "(C)2008 me, don't ever use my work in anything ever, ever."  Not verbatim here, but you get the drift.  I've seen quite a few submissions lately that I wanted to +fav or leave a comment on, but I just get so put off by that cookie cutter copyright line that I don't do either.  

I get that we all want people to respect our copyrights, but DA builds in a copyright tag right below every submission.  So what you're writing there doesn't tell me anything I don't already know.

What these notices do tell me is that these "artists" are more concerned with their rights than with actually sharing their creativity the DA community.  What happened to mentioning how you found a particularly unique location, or the inspiration behind a particular illustration?

If you're so concerned with putting out a quantity of submissions that you can't be bothered to share some part of your creative process, then what exactly is your reason for being a part of this community to begin with?
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  • Reading: A Game of Thrones
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  • Playing: WoW and Oblivion, mostly
  • Eating: too much lately
  • Drinking: Water (again)

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generichero Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist
Thankyou for the favourite
anikrish Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks for the :+fav:
giancarlo64 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Many thanks for fav!:)
Rockinfroggi Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
Thank you very much for adding "With The Sandman" to your favourites.:highfive:
Assire2 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the fave :)
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