I hate to say this to such an amazing artist but...... this looks tooo similar to this photo [link] and you dont give any credit to that picture. You are an amazing artist and i really hate to say this but you should give credit.
And I am sorry if my first comment came off as a bit harsh or preachy...It's just that I've been a huge advocate for copyrights and proper sourcing here on dA for as long as I can remember, and it just stung a little to be accused of being unfair. Haha this is why I rarely ever use references besides my own or people I've personally asked.
Nah it's all good Many artistis use references from stock accounts (even the big artists). Most of the time if I actually do link back to the source, but if something is drastically altered a lot of the times it isn't necessary. Copyrights are so funny...it's really walking a fine a line. I've actually stopped using photo references if I don't know where they came from all together
And nah, you weren't rude. You were just pointing out what you thought was fair. I had a shitty afternoon yesterday, and I got a little snappy
Hmm I recall using a similar stock image off a stock site for this one...can't remember what specific picture. I'll see if I dig it up. A lot of stock sites don't require linked credit when the image is so drastically altered (if I was doing a photo realistic image, traced to any extent, or a photomanipulation it would be another matter entirely) I'll see if I can dig it up for you though. It might have been uploaded to the site illegally All the same, I am very familiar with copyright laws, and this doesn't break any