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Adoptable Discussion Post

Howdy everyone!

We’ve started to see an increase in the number of questions and bewares involving adoptables so it’s time for a discussion post. We’d love to hear your thoughts on adoptable transactions. Some things we’d love to hear about:

-Reselling, Trading, and Gifting. What do you allow as a seller? What do you avoid as a buyer? Does the type of art being resold (one adopt, an adopt with new pieces of art, or an adopt that has been made into a fursuit) change the way you feel about this?

-Design Rights. If a new piece of reference art is created for an adopt can the customer now sell the design? What rights do you think an artist has to a design they create?

Those are only a few questions to get a conversation going. Please feel free to leave any and all thoughts you have about adopts as long as you:
- Don’t name artists, species, or customers by name. This isn’t a beware post. Keep it anonymous.
- Try to keep the conversation on the transactions around adoptables and not to the concept of adoptables themselves. People love adoptables! We want to know your thoughts on the business side.
- Keep it civil.

We look forward to your discussion!

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spartanwerewolf
Mar. 2nd, 2017 08:16 am (UTC)
"(beyond activating some layers and slapping colors inside pre-made lines, but otherwise not actually contributing anything?)"

So, hah, okay. Developing a palette, coming up with aesthetically pleasing markings and putting it all together? Is a hell of a lot more effort than just bucket-filling premade lines, or whatever it is you think folks do.

Colouring and design takes just as much artistic talent and effort as drawing lineart, and this idea that colourists just "slap colours inside pre-made lines" without any additional thought is actually kind of offensive.
dragontripmon
Mar. 2nd, 2017 04:30 pm (UTC)
Actually i don't really think that is offensive considering what i've seen with adoptable bases on deviantart for example often times you can easily tell if it's from a base. Or someone it's colored in a very non pleasing way. I've noticed this as well on FA.

While you do have a valid point with color palette. many of those bases i've seen with them colored in premade lines do feel kind of off as if they just did what as venato said.
gatekat
Mar. 2nd, 2017 04:39 pm (UTC)
Then you must be okay with being described via the beginners, lazy and hacks of your type of art. There are terrible examples in every group. That doesn't make it a valid description of that entire group -- in artist or anything else.
dragontripmon
Mar. 2nd, 2017 06:51 pm (UTC)
Well not a valid description or ok at all. but sadly that really kind of how it is when you see beginner use these kinds of shortcuts with premade bases to make a quick buck and get reconition. instead of taking their time to work more on their own unique species and character. It's really a kind of shortcut that pretty harmful in the long run.

I'm not offended by it considering i do take my time myself to practice on my art and work more on art and take critique. Though i really don't want to do something like that which can be harmful.
kayla_la
Mar. 2nd, 2017 07:38 pm (UTC)
MOD COMMENT
Alright, this isn't really a relevant discussion to the topic and is getting a bit heated. If you guys would like to continue your discussion regarding colouring bases, please take it to PMs.

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