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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