Many have asked if they can use my artwork as references for their own. I don't mind this simply because referencing is an excellent way of learning how to draw, especially in the world of fantasy and anthro. If you want to learn from my art style, I commend you! Just remember to throw your originality in the mix! ;) And please don't blatantly copy/trace my pieces. If you do, you have to credit back to the piece you used.
If you wish to use my artwork for anything other than practice, first, you MUST:
- Ask for permission
- Provide a link to my website, facebook, or whatever social media I own.
- Do NOT remove the watermarks or logos in the corners!
Copying, tracing, or reference my art for learning purposes is fine, but do not post it online anywhere without crediting what you used. Please give credit where credit is do.
Featuring My Art
I absolutely LOVE IT when people feature my art! I am totally cool if you want to feature it on your own personal website, forum, or the many forms of social media! This is good for me because it gets my art out there to the public, which brings more people to find my art. If you do this, please credit back to me providing a link to my website, social media handle @sugarpoultry, #sugarpoultry, or my deviantArt account., so that others can find me!
It is OK to download my artwork for personal use such as desktop wallpapers, phone backgrounds, etc. ^_^
The Following Uses of my Artwork are Prohibited
- RPGs (unless its for the paid client)
- Remove my watermarks from my images
- Repost the artwork on your own site without credit
- Reselling my art as your own
- Using mine or others characters as your own
Unfortunately, my artwork has been stolen, misrepresented, and infringed by many art thieves across the internet. Especially now that I've done lots of t-shirt designs! I grew tired of having to track down the thieves, note site administrators, and report stolen artwork. The decision to watermark all of my artwork was a hard one, as I tried to avoid it for as long as I could, but I can't afford to worry about it anymore.
The watermarks serve two purposes, 1) it turns away thieves, and 2) if anyone posts my art without messing with it, the watermark and icons will serve as a way that others (hopefully) will find my website. Thieves gonna thieve, as sad at it is, but at least this way I don't have to worry too much about it.
Commissioners of my artwork have the exclusive privilege to receive their paid pieces without a watermark. However, I ask that if my clients post the piece anywhere on the internet, to use the watermarked version.