Look, you're also from the UK right? And in college? You're maybe even working towards what I do now as a job (working in the creative industry). Here's a word of advice; always be straight about stuff, or later it will bite you back really hard. You certainly couldn't say what you've just said to me to a client, they wouldn't be impressed by your unnamed influences and flippancy.
Like I said, I'm thankfully one of the people who does not mind if you copy or trace my work for your own practice as long as credit is given where credit is due. I'm not going to start reporting things or making a scene, but I can see much of your gallery contains copied/traced work. I suggest you start being straight about it now, before you have to deal with future repercussions.
woah my stuff isnt traced o_O i do observational drawings so i look at scenes from ethier the games or films iv had friends that watch me do it too including my parents to prove it to them -_- I've never ever traced anything, i dislike it when people do trace im being very honest you can ask ... I understand what your saying but I know that observing a scene from agame or film and drawing it yourself aint bad only like you said tracing is bad but i dont do that at all I draw because its one of the few things im good at and i get that from my dad... Anywa iv destroyed the drawing i done because like I said if someones done it then i class that as copying and i hate that very much... next time i'll do more research so that i dont get in to this situation :/ im so very sorry i never intended to cause trouble
All right, I'm glad to hear you don't trace. But you do still copy, which is fine for your own purposes, but you should still credit. After all, I create my work by using Level-5's style as a reference, and as you can see I acknowledge that on every single piece of Layton fanart I upload. The idea of drawing those characters the way I do isn't mine, so I give credit to the studio and artists who came up with that approach in the first place.
Be sure to credit where credit is due in future, and you won't run into this sort of trouble again! Even better would be if you started drawing in your own way and even with your own characters, it's the best way to grow and improve as an artist - not eyeballing scenes.
aaaaah -_- I forgot you have to mention that level-5 in the layton drawings ''facepalm'' i shall do that now and yeah i have been working on my own style and characters for a comic im thinking of doing XD thanks for the advice I shall remember to credit to who ever owns it but I will do more of my own work in the future..XD
Thankyou! and thanks again for the advice i really didnt think first befor i put my drawings up XD i'll ad all rights owned by level 5 on the layton ones and the rest of my work by the other owners. and thankyou!!