R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Source: http://www.quotesvalley.com/art-is-the-most-intense-model-of-individualism/
Source: http://www.quotesvalley.com/art-is-the-most-intense-model-of-individualism/

… a quote that sets the stage for today’s discussion.  This is a topic that is near and dear to my heart as an artist and art blogger.  I cannot stress enough how important it is to give credit when you use someone else’s art.  I don’t care if it’s on a professional platform or social media.  Give credit!!  If you haven’t in the past, don’t freak out.  You are not alone.  I’ve made the mistake of sharing pictures and not citing a source.  The important thing is that you start now.  There are two ways that I give credit.  I will either provide a web link to the source or use a website such as KnightCite.com to make a citation.  I usually use citations for art work and links for gifs and quotes.  Based on what I’ve learned from art school and blogging, I care because someone else cared.  It takes you one minute or less to do a Google search and post an image you like.  It took the artist seconds, minutes, & hours to bring a vision to life.  It doesn’t even matter how long the creation process took; what matters is that someone was motivated enough to create.  Respect their creativity!

Sources for creating citations:

My Favorite – http://www.calvin.edu/library/knightcite/

Secondary Option – http://www.citationmachine.net

I have one more important thing to add.  If there is a note on social media or a website that requests you ask the artist’s permission before using their art, please respect their wishes.  Don’t burn bridges before they are even built!

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