QUOTE(Toby-Chan @ Jul 14 2006, 09:25 AM) [snapback]421769[/snapback]
I think the point is that it's moral- at the very least courteous- to give credit where credit is due when you have copied a picture.
I have no issues with giving credit where credit is due. However I am unaware of who the exact artist is, so that makes things somewhat difficult.
I disagree with the "when you have just copied a picture." All be it I did not design the pose, character design, what have you, it did take quite some time to stare at my pc, and draw this shit out by hand. Calling it simply "copying" makes it seem as it was just a simple click, click, done process. I think I spent roughly 1-2 hours just on doing rough sketches alone...not to mention the other 1-2 hours of clean up, inking, and Photoshop work. If I'm going to take the time to research, design, and creat an image of my own, I want it to be exactly that, my own. I have a stack of character designs I've done, however they're not my specialty so much as recreating another anime's work.
I under what both of you are stating but realize that I did not have the intentions that it would appear. I'm not taking credit for the original artist's works, merely my own recreations of their works.