metallik_hasse (metallik_hasse) wrote in artists_beware,
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Advice on Photograph Referencing

I need advice for a piece I recently made for the Anthrocon art show. (I won't be going personally, I have an agent.)

I used a photo I found on the web for a reference, and it didn't really occur to me until I was done with the piece that I wasn't sure if it would be okay to sell it. My first thought was to ask the photographer, but I've not been able to locate the source. (Reverse Google search gave me 10,000 pintrest and tumblrs.) It's coming down to crunch time and I might not have time to make a whole new piece for the show, but I want to make sure it's okay to sell the one I have completed. Of course, I fully intend to mention using a photo reference when I upload a scan after the show, whether or not I sell it or not.

-IMAGE HERE, NSFWish

Referencing is a grey area, so I was hoping the good folks here could give me some advice.
Thanks in advance!
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