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Artist - Juindalo


WHERE: http://www.furaffinity.net/user/juindalo/

WHAT: Tracing.

PROOF: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6527410 (NSFW) , four poses traced from http://www.posemaniacs.com/archives/1566 , http://www.posemaniacs.com/archives/374 , http://www.posemaniacs.com/archives/174 , and http://www.posemaniacs.com/archives/66
And here is an overlay: http://www.star-soup.com/images/etc/juindalo-overlay.png

Just to be clear, I didn't commission him or anything. I just found him through the favorites of other people who had been watching me.
I saw this image: http://www.furaffinity.net/view/6527410 (NSFW) and noticed that pose #3 was vaguely familiar. So I looked on my favorite reference website, and there it was.
Posemaniacs is an amazing art reference website filled with all sorts of poses from many angles. And you can click-drag across each pose to rotate it. I use it frequently to reference some poses/angles, or to get some inspiration if I have none. It's an awesome tool.

But this guy isn't just referencing, he's straight-up tracing. As you can see from the overlay, #2-4 are traces. #5 has some changes, so it's not completely a trace. I don't recognize pose #1, so it's possible that he did it himself.

I poked around in his gallery, and nothing else really stuck out for me, but I kind of have the mentality of if someone has one traced image in their gallery, it's possible that there may be more. But, a good portion of it is porn, and good luck trying to find those specific pictures. XD

I wasn't sure if this would be better here, or in art_theft. But I figure that because he's making money off of these, it might do better here.
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Oct. 30th, 2011 01:31 am (UTC)
I sure don't, but let me know what you find out; you never know when it might crop up 'round here.
Oct. 30th, 2011 01:33 am (UTC)
Sure thing! Just by browsing, it does LOOK like it's the same, but I wanted to be sure it was ok before I start taking commissions based on heavily referencing they're images.
Nov. 2nd, 2011 05:28 am (UTC)
Got a reply!

"Hi ____,

Thank you so much for double checking, that is very conscientious of you. The photographers who contributed their photos to the gesture drawing tool only gave me the right to use those photos in the tool. I do not have the right to offer anyone else reproduction rights -- they aren't my photos, after all.

If you need legal references, I know of one stock artist who offers all of the photos on this deviantart account http://mjranum-stock.deviantart.com/ freely for artists to use as references for anything. You might try looking there. :)"

Sounds like basically, you can use the references to get better at art but to not use it to make a profit off of, at least when it comes to heavily referencing anyways.


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